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    29 Things To Help Get You Through Flu Season In One Piece

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    1. A sloth tea infuser so you can sip your favorite get-well drink nice and slow β€” while you hopefully recover fast!

    A clear glass saucer is holding a clear glass mug. Inside of the mug, you can see tea and there is a gray sloth tea infuser that is hanging from the rim (with its "paws") and into the water for the tea.
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    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in six more animals).

    2. A kitty spoon with purr-ty paws that'll hang on the side of your teacup and keep you company when you're taking a sick day. The spoon is a little smaller than teaspoon size and will be great for stirring and sipping slowly on piping hot drinks.

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    By the way, I also must let you know that there are similar mermaid spoons that also hang over the side of cups too!

    Promising review: "Love this little spoon! It fits perfectly on the edge of my coffee mug. Now, I no longer have to go searching for a spoon to stir my morning coffee! Since it sits on the edge of the cup, my fingers don't get sticky from a wet handle. Plus, it's absolutely adorable and makes me think of my own kitty while I'm away at work. This spoon has become an essential part of my morning routine." β€”Brianna S.

    Get it from Amazon for $1.27 and the mermaid spoon version for $8.97 (available in a pack of five).

    3. A spray hand sanitizer with a sleek, stylish design to keep your hands clean and clear of icky germs that could cause the coughing and sneezing.

    A hand holds the sanitizer container. The container has a rectangular shape (like a cell phone but smaller) and the front is a transparent pink so the liquid inside (and how much you have left) is visible. It also says the brand name "Touchland."
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    Check out how BuzzFeed writer Abby Kass liked the sanitizer below:

    "I love these hand sanitizers. I honestly didn't think hand sanitizers could get any better until I tried these from Touchland. They have such a slim design and fit so easily in basically any size purse I use. Living in New York and commuting via the subway means I come in contact with a lot of unwanted germs, but every time I get off the subway, I can just grab the hand sanitizer with the hand that didn't have to hold on the subway pole to spritz the one that did – I have clean and nice-smelling hands in seconds. Even though it's a bit pricier than regular hand sanitizer, I started using one at the beginning of July, and JUST finished it, meaning that it lasted over four months and I used it basically every day."

    Get it from Amazon for $15.95+ (available in eight scents).

    4. OLLY gummies with melatonin to help you get the sound sleep your body needs to maintain good energy levels, have a decent immune system, and so forth and so on.

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    BuzzFeed writer Sam Wieder really enjoyed these. Peep her thoughts on the gummies ahead:

    "Here to say that I have recently tried these, and I LOVE them. I have anxiety and because of it, there are just some nights, where getting my brain to calm down and stop overthinking every to-do list and human interaction I've had throughout my 25-year-life is impossible. I'll take the recommended two gummies about 20 minutes before I know I'm ready to go to bed, go through my nighttime routine of washing my face and brushing my teeth, and by the time it's time for bed, I'm feeling relaxed and sleepy enough that I have a much easier time falling asleep and staying asleep. I also love the fact that I don't wake up feeling groggy or 'hungover.' I just wake up feeling refreshed. The gummies themselves taste like a mix of blackberry and mint, so it tastes a tad medicinal, but you get used to it!!"

    Get them from Amazon for $12.42 (available in a 50-count supply meant to last 25 days).

    5. Amazing-smelling wipes to help you wipe away germs from any surface your hands touch.

    There are three orange containers of wipes. They all have a graphic with oranges all over them to represent the flavor which is "Citrus Yuzu & Vanilla." They also have the brand name "Love Home And Planet" on them.
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    The wipes are dermatology-tested so they shouldn't irritate if you have sensitive skin. They're also vegan, gluten-, and cruelty-free.

    Promising review: "These wipes clean well and are thick. They are now my new favorite wipes. I like they are better for our environment. I like that I'm supporting a USA company when buying them. I use them to quickly clean counters, sinks, spills, and to wipe out my clothes washer. It's a good product with a good price and it smells good too." β€”DP

    Get them from Amazon for $15.96 (available in a four-pack with a 37-sheet count in each and in two scents).

    6. A handy-dandy device that'll light up when you need a reminder to drink more water because everyone knows that water is one of the no-brainer answers to staying healthy enough to fight off sicknesses.

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    Promising review: "I am terrible about drinking water!!! I have tried so many things to get better: Insulated water bottles that keep your water cold. Water bottles with time marks on them to help you keep track of how much you drank throughout the day. Those bottles are all great but I would still forget. I even tried apps that remind you to drink water. They are also great but I would just snooze them. This product is the only thing that has worked!! It’s so simple, yet so brilliant. It’s not super high-tech. It’s simply a band you put around any water bottle that will flash if you haven’t picked it up in 30 minutes. Want to snooze the flashing light? Drink water. Done. It really has made a huge difference for me." β€”Cassie A.

    Get it from Amazon for $25 (available in nine colors).

    7. Pedialyte powder packets you can mix into water if you get the flu and it has you feeling especially dehydrated.

    This shows a pink box of Pedialyte packets with a graphic of two lemons and three strawberries.
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    Having a fever can often cause your body to use up your fluids much faster which is why a lot of people get dehydrated when they have a cold or a flu. These packets will help you add extra electrolytes (and a little sugar) to your water to help you avoid dehydration.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in four flavors, a variety pack, and in three different quantity choices).

    8. The Freshly meal delivery service for days when you may feel too under-the-weather to cook. You can focus on getting better. Meanwhile, the service will deliver up to 12 all-natural, chef-cooked meals a week. All you'll have to do is heat them up in the microwave and dinner is served!

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    There are over 30 meals to choose from. Three favorites are the steak peppercorn, penne bolognese, and southwest chicken bowl. It's a fave of BuzzFeed writer Mal Mower. Here's what she has to say:

    "This meal service is, and I really don't want to overstate this, the single greatest thing that has ever come into my life (my husband is a close second). It brings me actual joy to spend under three minutes microwaving a meal that comes out so delicious I'd swear my grandma was hiding in the kitchen and preparing it for me. I don't know how they're able to make microwaved meals this well-rounded, diverse, and delicious but I'd name my first child after whoever figured it out."

    Get it from Freshly for $49.99+ a week (available in quantities of four, six, nine, and 12 meals weekly).

    9. A box of lotion-lined tissues so you can blow your nose as much as you need to without worrying about sandpaper-y tissue rubbing your nose's skin raw.

    A green and blue tissue box that says the Puffs brand name on the top with a cartoon of a little girl holding a lotion bottle over a green box of tissues on the label.
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    Promising review: "I no longer buy any facial tissues that do not have lotion in them. If you've ever experienced the raw, red nose that accompanies many colds, you'll be excited to know that lotion tissues eliminates the problem entirely. Also, when you have toddlers around who seem to have the perpetual drippy, runny nose, this makes nose blowing and wiping not so dreaded for them. My children used to run from me when I'd approach them with a tissue but now they don't seem to mind. It's just a much more pleasant experience to have a softer wipe for the nose. I highly recommend these lotion tissues, even if you buy a knock-off sort." β€”Red teapot

    Get a set of four boxes from Amazon for $5.49 (available with 224 tissues per box).

    10. An essential oil stick that'll help relieve migraines, including the ones that can often be part of flu and/or cold symptoms. It'll def come in handy for skeptics who refuse to take over-the-counter medicines because there's still no sense in sitting around in pain all day, right?

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    Promising review: "I have had tension and migraine headaches for around 20 years. I have tried everything. OTC medication, prescription medication, pain injections, chiropractors, etc... This topical oil has given me relief for nearly six weeks now. I have only had two to three headaches in that time and they were mild. I ordered more already so I have some in my car and at home. I also bought some for two of my friends who suffer from chronic migraines. I would recommend this product to anyone with migraines. It is phenomenal." β€”Mary D.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99. Also, if you want more deets on this, then read our full review of the Migrastil headache relief stick!

    11. Thick, colorful socks to keep your feet nice and toasty all winter long β€” no more walking around the house on bare feet and exposing them to germs and cold.

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    Check out what BuzzFeed writer Natalie Brown thinks of these socks below:

    "I've owned these for over year-ish and now and they're still in excellent condition! While they're not pure wool like the listing claims they are (they're probably a cotton/poly blend with a max of like, idk, 10% wool?), I'm totally okay with that because they're still warm enough, and their selection of pretty colors just plain brings me joy whether I'm opening my drawer or putting them on my feet. They fit well, never slip, and machine wash and dry with no problems!"

    Get them from Amazon for $8.99 (available in 22 styles).

    12. A mood-centric tea bag set meant to inspire different positive states of being like focus, inspiration, and energy. It'll be great if you just love tea but also on days when you need some hot tea to soothe a sore throat.

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    The tea is made without pesticides and the teabags are also biodegradable so they'll revert right back to the earth when they're thrown away, contributing to a better environment. The flavors included are breakfast blend (for focus), aged earl grey (for balance), Emperor's Pu-erh (to energize), jasmine green (to reflect), mate lemon (to invigorate), Rooibos chai (to inspire), Moroccan mint (to refresh) and chamomile lemon (to sleep).

    Promising review: "I've given this as a gift twice now and it never fails to elicit 'oohs' and 'ahhs.' The box is exotic and fun to serve to tea-drinking guests. The tea itself is delicious, with plenty of different flavors to sample. I will definitely order again." –ARL

    Get it from Amazon for $18.39 (available in a 40-count pack).

    13. A humidifying oil diffuser to add some moisture to the dry air in your home. The humidity can help with a dry, scratchy throat and keep dust from further irritating you.

    A plastic white humidifier is lit with an orange light. It's sitting next to a green succulent in a grey ceramic pot.
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    This humidifier will also give your room a soft glow and pleasant fragrance with your favorite essential oils. It has seven light settings and an automatic-off function. The diffuser can last up to four hours with continuous use or for eight hours with intermittent use. By the way, this diffuser also has more than 11,000 five-star reviews. What's better is that multiple shoppers noted how communicative the seller is! Plenty of reviewers got a perfectly functional diffuser but the few that did need to exchange it for whatever reason shared that the seller was very quick with responding and shipping out a replacement.

    Promising review: "With my kids getting sick around the clock, I was willing to try anything and everything. After reading about all the positive things about essential oils, I thought I'd give it a try. I'm still learning a lot about the different types of oils, scents, what's safe to use with kids/animals, and what's not safe, etc... I diffuse oils in the morning and night, especially if my kids are congested. If I want some peace and quiet in the house, then I'll diffuse something like lavender for myself. It's really easy to use! There's a guideline imprinted on the diffuser so you'll never overfill it. The interchanging lights are great and easy on the eyes since they're not bright. My kids love watching the colors change and to see the 'clouds' coming out of the machine. To clean, it's quite simple and thankfully doesn't take a lot of effort. After every use, (if I know I'm done for the day) I'll empty the diffuser, wipe it down, and let it dry. Every other day, I'll wipe it down with a little bit of vinegar and diffuse that out (usually outside) so that our house doesn't smell sour. :)" β€”JCheng

    Get them from Amazon: diffuser for $17.99+ (available in three colors) and an essential oils set for $9.99 (available with six fragrances).

    14. A two-sided tea stand since you'll probably enjoy a decent way to organize all the different kinds you own. You'll be able to quickly put your hands on the exact flavor you want without having to shuffle through different boxes like a chaotic deck of cards. It'll hold 100 tea bags and has 12 slots.

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    Promising review: "Do I really need a tea bag organizer? That's what I was thinking when I ordered this. And when I took it out of the box. And when I filled the first little bag holder. But, as the pile of empty boxes grew larger, I knew the answer was yes, I do need a tea bag organizer. I was using a whole shelf and a half of jumbled tea boxes which I had to sift through to look for a specific tea. In the end, I think this held about eight or nine boxes of tea bags (I crammed some of them). I am so happy that I got this!" β€”Sarah C.

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    15. Pure raw and unfiltered honey to add to your tea that can help with the healing process of an irritated throat so you'll hopefully ~bee~ well much faster.

    A bowl of oatmeal (or overnight oats) with blueberries, blackberries, sliced almonds, cherries, and sliced peaches. An orange bottle of the honey is laying beside it. There's also an avocado half and cherries sitting beside the bottle.
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    Get it from Amazon for $9.66.

    16. A sofa arm tray holder so you can camp out on the couch when you're not feeling the best and have everything you need within even less than an arm's reach.

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    The arm tray holder has one big pocket, three smaller pockets, and a detachable tray that you can use with it and also pull off to use separately. It'll also create a steady storage place for easy-to-lose stuff like remotes, pens or pencils, and eyeglass cases.

    Promising review: "I can now keep the things I use the most when I'm sitting in my favorite chair, next to me. It reduces the time I spend looking for my favorite magazines and the extra remote controls that I need." β€”Eli Loi

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99.

    17. A Huggable Llama cooling and heating pad to snuggle with when you're running a fever or have the chills. It may also help relieve some of the body aches and pains that often come with the flu.

    A woman lays in her bed in a green t-shirt and black underwear. Her blanket is white with animated oranges on it. She's holding a cream-colored baby llama-shaped heating pad. The llama has a texture that resembles actual fur.
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    Promising review: "I got this cute llama with no expectation of this working but to my surprise, this tiny lama heats up in two minutes in the microwave and smells so good. I use it as heating pad for my neck and back pain. It stays warm for 20 mins which is enough." β€”Trishnika

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $29 (available in seven styles including sloth- and shaped ones).

    18. A burrito blanket so you can wrap up in something comfortable and quirky-cute if you find yourself at home sick.

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    Promising review: "This blanket is soft and warm. My 3-year-old will say 'make me a burrito' when she wants to be covered while laying on the couch and it's probably the cutest thing ever. The blanket is big enough for my husband who's 6'1" to cover his body and share with me, which I was surprised about honestly since it's round. I'd definitely buy this blanket again! The price was great too!" β€”Shannon Swiger

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99+ (available in nine styles including a pizza pie!).

    19. Cough drops that'll soothe a sore throat. This three-pack will come in three flavors so you get to enjoy it like candy while it helps give you relief.

    Three yellow packs of Burt's Bees natural throat drops of different flavors.
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    The cough drop flavors are honey and pomegranate, honey and lemon, and plain honey.

    Promising review: "These are by far the best-tasting throat drops that I have ever encountered! They really helped relieve my sore throat whenever I have gotten a bad cold. All three flavors were delicious but my favorites were the honey and the honey and lemon. Whenever I gave some of these to friends who were ill, they asked me where they could buy some. Unfortunately, I cannot find them here in Canada, and only online." β€”Gotta be KD like me!

    Get them from Amazon for $10.49.

    20. A 90-day wellness journal to keep track of everything concerning your health. The journal will help you track hours of sleep you get, the meals you eat, your water intake, and basically all the stuff you need to care about to stay in good health. It's also filled with motivational quotes.

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    Taking care of your body in general is a great way to keep your immune system in tip-top shape so your body is in a better position to fight off the flu and colds in the first place. Also, a few reviewers noted that this journal has been helpful for them now that they've recently been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and have to readjust their diets.

    Promising review: "After a lot of reviewing I finally found a fitness and nutrition tracker that works for me AND at a great price. There is ample space to right each meal, snack, and exercise down each day or even jot a note about how you are feeling. Journals help keep me accountable and I am looking forward to these next 90 days, thank you!" β€”Katie B.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    21. A Disney Plus subscription so you can binge-watch all the movies and shows you grew up on when you're stuck in bed trying to get well.

    This is a split photo of Disney characters from different shows and movies. From left to right, Iron Man, Darth Vader, Mrs. Incredible, Moana, and Jeff Goldblum.
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    Listen, this streaming service has EVERY Disney thing you would ever want to watch including Disney classics, Pixar adventures, Marvel epics, Star Wars sagas, National Geographic explorations, and more. The company will likely be adding even more stuff as time goes on. You can relive your childhood ANY-freaking-time you want. Peep what BuzzFeed editor Kayla Boyd has to say about her Disney Plus subscription:

    "I am obsessed with Disney+. Since I got it, I honestly watch it more than Netflix and Hulu. It's just such a nice break to take some time after work or during the weekend and watch an old Disney film or binge a Disney Channel show that I grew up with. I've watched everything from The Proud Family to Frozen to the new Aladdin and there are still about 100 things I want to watch! It's the best. I also think nostalgia and watching something that's more innocent or funny (where you don't really have to think about it too hard) can help get away from all the stress in the news and the world in general. Even if it's just for an hour or two."

    Get it from Disney Plus for $6.99 OR get the Disney Plus, ESPN, and Hulu package for $12.99.

    22. A refreshing ice roller with cooling and calming effects to help relieve pain you may have from headaches and other body aches. It'll also feel pretty relaxing if you have a high fever and want something to help cool you down.

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    Reviewers also credit this roller with helping clear their sinuses, providing hot flash relief, and more.

    Promising review: "This is amazing. Whether you have swollen puffy face problems or you have a cold or sinus infection. This ice roller is amazing. Truly amazing. I’ve been sick lately and this has given me way more relief in my face than any anti-inflammatory medication. It's also super easy to use!" β€”Sammy N.

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in eight colors).

    23. A Baby Yoda jigsaw puzzle that you can solve while you watch the The Mandalorian on Disney Plus from your couch on the day you're finally feeling up to leaving bed, just not enough to go back to work yet.

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    Friendly note: A few Amazon reviewers did note that they received their puzzle with a missing piece or two. That said, the company does have a Missing Piece Support service to straighten that out for you! If that happens, just contact them! Also, lots of people (with the pics to prove it) did get a complete puzzle. Buuuuut, if you really want to play on the safe side, I found the puzzle also available on the Barnes & Noble website. Rest assured, you'll get your Baby Yoda puzzle-piecing done one way or the other, as the Force is indeed with you.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.92 or if you want to use your benefits card, snag it from Barnes & Noble for $10.99 (with free shipping).

    24. A puzzle plateau in case you're at home sick and working on that puzzle for a few days. This will keep the pieces in place with its flat surface and raised edges that prevent them from falling. It also has four drawers underneath so you can separate and store different pieces, walk away, and pick it back up later.

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    It's designed to hold a puzzle with up to 1,000 pieces. It's beyond perfect for when you're ~puzzled~ about how to get through so many days at home.

    Promising review: "I purchased this item as a gift for my husband who loves working on a good puzzle. He absolutely adores this puzzle keeper. The pull-out drawers are perfect because he sorts pieces by color when he's working on a puzzle. He also loves how this makes a puzzle portable, at least from one room to another. Additionally, the small edge that sticks up on two of the four sides helps keep stray puzzle pieces from falling on the floor." β€”Mommycat3

    Get the puzzle from Amazon for $13.95 and the puzzle table for $64.98.

    25. A PhoneSoap Smartphone Sanitizer & Universal Charger (yuuup from the Shark Tank show!) to take all the effort out of cleaning your phone regularly since this kills 99.99% of germs using a UV light. It's designed to fit most smartphones and is USB-chargeable. All you have to do is sit your phone inside and let the magic begin.

    A black square case (the size of a large tablet but way thicker) is sitting on a surface. It has a lid which is open. The case has a phone (looks like a droid) sitting inside of it with a blue screen.
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    Also, this is your annual reminder that HEY, YOUR PHONE IS DIRTY AND IT NEEDS TO BE CLEANED BECAUSE YOU KNOW YOU HAVEN'T DONE IT SINCE THAT RAZOR PHONE YOU HAD IN HIGH SCHOOL.

    Promising review: "What a perfect gadget for getting your phone clean. After touching who knows what while commuting to work and it being that time of year everyone around you gets sick, this comes in handy. After the first use, it looked great and then I wiped it down with the sponge that came with. I feel so much better about using my phone now." β€”Crystal Gardner

    Get it from Amazon for $79.95 (available in 10 colors). ALSO, read our "24 Inexpensive 'Shark Tank' Products People Actually Swear By" post for more!

    26. A soup mug so you can easily heat up soup on the go if you're feeling bad but still have to work.

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    The steam-release vent lid will allow you to heat your soup evenly and without splatters. The soup mug is also phthalate- and BPA-free, and fridge-, freezer-, microwave-, and top-rack dishwasher-safe. ALSO, lots of reviewers appreciated that the handle is kind of wide so you don't burn your hand while you're carrying it.

    Promising review: "My parents got me one of these for Christmas and it's something everyone should have. It fits a whole can of soup, and has a little vent on the top. It's been a lifesaver while I've been home sick today and I use it for lunch at work a lot." β€”Tracey C.

    Get it from Amazon for $4.39+ (available in five styles and four sizes).

    27. AND β€” a 12-pack of canned ginger ale so you can have "chicken noodle soup with a soda on the side" β€” word to Bianca Bonnie and D πŸ‘πŸΎ J πŸ‘πŸΎ Web πŸ‘πŸΎ star. 🎢🎀🍜

    A green box of Seagram's canned ginger ale soda. The box shows that it holds 12 cans.
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    And listen, it has kinda has been revealed that ginger ale pop doesn't exactlyyyy do what our grandmas told us it does for an upset stomach. But look, it doesn't hurt and it'll make you feel better β€” even if only emotionally.

    Get them from Amazon for $4.88.

    28. A diamond cleaner to make sure the jewelry you wear every day stays free of all the cooties that can get on our hands when we're out and about. Less cooties, less chances to get flu-causing cooties. Cool?

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    Promising review: "I usually don't write reviews but I feel like I had to with this product. I am a woman who dotes on my engagement ring and wedding band. They are some of my most prized possessions and I treat them as such. I don't shower with my wedding bands and I ALWAYS take them off when washing my hands. I keep them clean with weekly soakings and a soft toothbrush and Windex. But I hate it when I'm out and about and my ring looks like crap. This is SO CONVENIENT and it makes my ring look like brand spanking new when I'm on the go! love love love it" β€”Amanda Gruber

    Get it from Amazon for $5.49.

    29. BESTOPE Blackhead Removal Kit to encourage you to keep your hands out of your face. Stay with me here. Hands collect germs that can cause sicknesses. The less you touch your face, the less prone you are to spreading said germs. Got it? Hands off! Tools up!

    A silver tin (shaped like an eyeglass case) is black on the inside and has five skinny slots where the blackhead remover tools are sitting. A hand is holding one of the tools which has a looped end.
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    Using this set is fairly easy. Just cleanse your face, disinfect the tools with alcohol, and then press the end of the tool down onto the pimple you want to extract the fluids from. The ends of these needles are oval-shaped and circular because they will add pressure to the area just outside of your bump as opposed to popping the actual bump and irritating the area.

    Promising review: "My skin is super super sensitive and usually when I pop pimples, they end up looking worse than before (especially with blackheads). This kit is so amazing!!! I just poke the pimple or blackhead with the sharp end then use the loop-shaped thing and the redness goes away in about half an hour instead of multiple days! It makes my blackheads disappear, turns bumps that usually aren't pop-able into small spots that go away within a day, and makes it way less painful to pop hormonal acne! I would seriously recommend this to anyone and especially to people with sensitive skin." β€”Sara Velasquez

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in three color options).

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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