This Close-Up Video Shows Exactly What Happens When You Use a Pore Strip
By Julie Ricevuto, Digital Beauty Editor |
It’s no secret that the people of the internet are oddly intrigued by viral pimple-popping videos. However, most of those clips of dermatologists punching out cysts and extracting blackheads tend to leave us feeling a little squeamish from practically being able to feel the pain. Luckily, there’s another pore-unplugging video circulating online, but this time it satisfies every bone in our body—and our longstanding curiosity of exactly how a pore strip works.
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The video, which is trending on Reddit and YouTube, has more than 1.7 million views and shows a zoomed-in image of blackheads being slowly removed via pore strip. In the clip, the dry strip acts as an adhesive to gently pull on the blackhead until it effortlessly slides out from the sebum-clogged mini crater. The end result? A squeaky-clean pore—talk about satisfying.
Before watching, just know that those who get a dose of feverish gratification from staring at their own used pore strips at home will probably enjoy an unparalleled level of exhilaration from the following video:
If you haven’t tried out a blackhead-removal strip before but these unplugged pores have left you inspired, try a set like the Dr. Jart+ Blackhead Master Patch ($35). It includes an adhesive dry strip to pull out blackheads, as well as a moist patch to retighten pores.