If you’re anything like us, your 2020 resolution was to make (and keep) a monthly facial appointment. But the year had different plans and it’s now month three of quarantine, meaning you haven’t seen your facialist since the winter. That doesn’t, however, mean you need to come out of isolation with blackhead-laden skin and a dull complexion. There are plenty of skincare treatments that effectively clear dirt, grime and excess oil, all of which can be done from the comfort of your home. Like these seven blackhead remover tools that have us feeling like Dr. Pimple Popper herself.

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1. BESTOPE Blackhead Remover Pimple Comedone Extractor Tool

Best Manual Blackhead Remover Tool

If your mom ever told you not to pick at your pimples, she was right. Since fingers can carry bacteria, it’s best not to use your digits to pop or pick at anything. That’s where these handy blackhead extractors come in. They’ve been used for years by dermatologists and estheticians to remove stubborn blemishes the sanitary way—and they’re just as easy to use at home. This set comes with five dual-ended tools made of electroplated nickel and stainless-steel, so they’re safe for use on even the most sensitive skin. Just wash your face and press one end of your chosen tool to the skin so that the blemish is in the center. Then drag it across to release any buildup.

$10 at Amazon


2. Alin&Alan Blackhead Remover Vacuum Pore Cleaner

Most-Loved Blackhead Remover Tool

Want to kick things up a notch? A pore vacuum suctions creates a suction on the skin to help loosen debris and clear up your pores. This one is beloved by users for its simple one-click design that makes it easy to toggle between five degrees of vacuuming power. If you’re someone who can’t get enough Dr. Pimple Popper, you’ll appreciate that you can actually see the debris being sucked out as you go. It also comes with four different probe attachments of varying sizes, including one that’s small enough to maneuver around hard-to-reach areas, like the sides of the nose.

$28 at Amazon


3. LONOVE Blackhead Remover Pore Vacuum Extractor

Best Blue Light Blackhead Remover Tool

Combining pore-clearing suction with acne-fighting blue light, this tool is about to become your new self-care obsession. This model uses intelligent constant force technology meaning it stays suctioned to skin, helping to release buildup deep down inside of pores. At the same time, blue LED light sinks into skin to zap acne-causing bacteria and help reduce redness.

$27 at Amazon


4. Comezy Blackhead Remover Pore Vacuum

Best Value Blackhead Remover Tool

Want options to target all different types of blackheads? This set comes with five manual extractor tools and a USB rechargeable pore vacuum with four different head attachments. Use the stainless-steel tools to extract any mature blemishes with a visible whitehead or blackhead, then fire up the electric device to remove remaining oil and debris from pores. We highly recommend using this kit on a day when you have plenty of time to sit in from of the magnifying mirror (and don’t forget to steam your face first, to really open up those pores).

$27 at Amazon


5. Chamyo Blackhead Remover

Best Sensitive Skin Blackhead Remover Tool

Not only does this blackhead remover tool have six suction levels, but it also comes with six interchangeable heads, two of which are made of softer silicone (rather than resin) to be gentler on skin. The only warning? Don’t go full throttle from the get-go. Start with a low suction level and work your way up, keeping the device in constant motion on the skin, as to not cause broken capillaries or bruising.

$29 at Amazon


6. PMD Personal Microderm Classic

Splurge-Worthy Blackhead Remover Tool

This device combines patented spinning disks with varying levels of suction that help extract gunk, making pores appear smaller and skin glowier. Because there’s a level of exfoliation involved, this PMD Personal tool also claims to help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and blemishes by removing dead, dull skin from the surface. That way, any skincare products applied after you use the pore vacuum can sink into skin easier for maximum benefits.

Buy It ($159)


7. DERMAFLASH DERMAPORE Ultrasonic Pore Extractor & Serum Infuser

Best Ultrasonic Vibration Blackhead Remover Tool

If you don’t necessarily want to stick a mini vacuum on your face, but you like the idea of a blackhead-free complexion, this vibrating tool is a great alternative. It uses ultrasonic vibrations to gently draw out blackheads and clarify pores, rather than suction, which can aggravate sensitive skin. This device also helps serums penetrate deeper into the skin. Just apply your favorite product, then toggle to infuse mode, which uses light tapping vibrations and blue light to enhance absorption.

Buy It ($99)

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