You Cannot Unsee This Video of What Blackhead Removal *Actually* Looks Like

What IS that?

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We all know the satisfaction that comes with the occasional pore strip or clay mask treatment, but nothing can truly prepare you for watching blackheads get manually extracted, up close and personal. Case in point: This minute-long video, which is going viral in a so-wrong-it's-right kind of way.

But seriously, is there bonus footage if you buy the DVD? Because we're inexplicably hooked 😱.

In the video, an aesthetician tackles each blackhead individually, sinking the metal, hook-like tool into the pore at hand and literally lifting the goop out of it. The suspense of waiting for each plug to be extracted is equal parts gruesome and addicting...

As for the aforementioned goop, it's actually the small plugs that form inside a hair follicle as a result of a build-up of cells. The cell debris, teamed with sebum, is what's hidden beneath the surface of those pesky dark dots.

Now it might be tempting to pick up an extractor tool and go to town on your blackheads D.I.Y.-style, but don't. If you damage a pore, the torn skin can scar if not treated properly. So leave this one to the pros, like Dr. Pimple Popper, okay?

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