Blackheads are stubborn, annoying, and hard to get rid of. Lots of people try to steam, exfoliate, use at home extractors, and even go to the dermatologist to get rid of their blackheads… they never seem to really go away.

Then the discovery of a pore vacuum… which sounds too good to be true, and it is. If you’re tempted to use a pore vacuum to get rid of those stubborn, pesky, dots, here is why you should not try them out because they could actually cause your skin more damage than you may already have.

The poor sucker uses a vacuum like pressure to suck up your skin removing dead skin cells and debris. But facial skin is one of the most sensitive part of the body, and poor suckers could be too harsh on your skin.

The vacuum strength can cause hickey like bruises, which means broken blood vessels which can sometimes be permanent. If the facial bruising is permanent, you would have to get laser treatment just to get rid of them, causing more of an expense then a blackhead facial.

Though you may be tempted to use the pore sucking vacuum, it’s best to stay on the safer side and save you and your skin the harsh aftermath.