Beauty

This blogger used dental floss to extract blackheads and it actually worked

Who’d have thunk it?

By Erin Cook

Vloggers have a reputation for giving any beauty hack a go. 100 layers of foundation? That’s cool. Using lube as a primer? No biggie. TBH, not all of these trials go to plan, but they do make for great viewing.

Recently, beauty vlogger Sukhi Mann, used dental floss to extract blackheads from her nose and – surprise, surprise – it actually worked!

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Don’t believe us? Take a look at the video yourself.

First, Sukhi places a hot towel on her nose and holds it there for a few minutes or so. This is to open up the pores and prepare them for extraction.

Then, she gets to business, running a disposable floss pick down her nose, pressing firmly against her skin as she goes.

Not only is Sukhi a beauty blogger, she’s obviously a mind reader as well. Why? Well, we secretly wanted her to show us the gunk that she removed from her nose and WHOOMP! there it is!

In all seriousness, while this method did work for Sukhi, it’s not the best way to exfoliate your face. Tools such as extractors and in this case, dental floss, can lead to accidental scarring.

To keep blackheads under wraps at home, try using a face wash containing salicylic acid, like Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Wash, $13.99, at Priceline. Also, exfoliate two to three times a week, using a gentle chemical exfoliant, like Pixi Glow Tonic, $28, at Sephora or Go-To Exfoliating Swipeys, $46, at Gotoskincare.com.