Looking for the best pore vacuum? I’m sharing my honest review of an affordable pore vacuum from Amazon.
If there is one thing I’ve learned as I’ve gotten older, it’s that taking care of my skin is super important. Admittedly, I wasn’t great about this in my younger years. One new tool I’ve added to my skincare routine is a pore vacuum. If you’ve been interested in the tool, today’s post is for you!
Best Pore Vacuum
After I had my first HydraFacial, I became a little bit obsessed with the idea of minimizing the appearance of my pores. During the experience, the technician uses a professional-grade pore vacuum to remove dead skin cells and sort of “wash out” your pores. I love facials as much as the next person, but getting them as much as I’d like is not in my budget.
The biggest thing I noticed after all my HydraFacials was that my pores felt so clean and my skin was so soft and glowing. It’s been my mission to recreate that, but I’ll be frank…it’s a process when you can’t afford facials all the time.
My friend Katie had posted about this pore vacuum, and I was definitely intrigued. One of my skin issues is blackheads, so I was most interested in blackhead suction, something I struggle to keep under control. And also – blackheads are gross.
I began steaming my face in the pandemic with a facial steamer, which has helped immensely, but I do still suffer from blackheads on my nose in particular, so I figured, why not? The pore vacuum I got (it costs $25) comes with six different suction heads and multiple speeds on the device itself.
What I like about this device as opposed to others was that there were speed options for varying strength and it was rechargeable/doesn’t require batteries.
Do Pore Vacuums Work?
A couple things worth noting before I share my results:
I initially intended to only use this device on my nose, because 1. that is where my blackheads are the worst and 2. I wasn’t sure how my skin would react to the vacuum. I didn’t want to rip my face off with some sort of crazy suction device.
The charge on this lasts a long time. I use mine once per week and I’ve only ever charged the machine when I first got it in the beginning of the year.
I wasn’t sure how much I’d switch out the heads, but it turns out I’ve used them all.
Do I think the pore vacuum works? Yes, I do. Do I think it should be used every single day? Absolutely not. Do I think you need to be careful? Yes 100%.
But something that is undeniable for me is that I feel like my skin is more clear, my pores are tighter, and my makeup goes on better. Again, I only use it once per week.
First things first, you have to make sure your pores are really open. When I use this vacuum, I steam my face for about five minutes first, then keep the steamer on while I suction. It takes about 10 minutes total.
I only use it on the lightest suction setting and it works. I don’t want to irritate the skin further, so it’s not worth turning it up in my opinion.
After I used it for the first time just on my nose, I got brave and started using it all over my face. There is a bit of a learning curve. I recommend quick movements and never pausing in one area more than a second.
It’s really important to thoroughly clean the vacuum after each use. I use a cotton swab to remove the dirt and then wipe it down inside and out with pure alcohol before storing it.
Have you ever used a pore vacuum?
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