This Slo-Mo Pore Strip Removal Video Is Equal Parts Nauseating and Satisfying

Can't. Look. Away.

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I'm not afraid to say it—I am a first-degree skin perv and oddly satisfying videos of blackheads being removed are my favorite genre of viral video. The pore vacuum? That was a doozy—a new, disgusting level of gratification. But there's nothing like a classic, which is definitely the category this trending video of a pore strip in slo-mo action falls into.

It has all the usual suspects: Clingy yellow-green postules, a so-close-you-can-feel-the-sebum, cropped-in shot, and an "after" look at the plug-ridden pore strip that will change the way you look at your face forever. Don't say we didn't warn you.

But as thrilling as it is to watch pores be de-clogged in such intimate fashion, remember that it's all too easy to go overboard with these unassuming strips. For one, you can stretch the pores out and cause permanent damage (yes, scarring!). Then there's the issue of stripping the skin of the natural oils that keep it healthy and balanced.

So yeah, if you need a daily fix—the internet has got you.

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Lauren Valenti
Lauren Valenti

I’m the associate web editor at Marie Claire. I love to while away the hours at coffee shops, hunt for vintage clothes, and bask in the rough-and-tumble beauty of NYC. I firmly believe that solitude can be a luxury if you’ve got the right soundtrack—that being the Rolling Stones, of course.