This latest viral extraction video, which was recently shared by Allure, features two sizeable blackheads being removed from the inside of someone's ear. Even if you are not personally a fan of watching pimple popping and extraction videos, you have probably watched at least part of one gunk-spewing clip through loosely-laced fingers, but this one is next level.
Assuming our initial reaction is the same: yes, you can get blackheads in your ear!
The video was posted on a pimple popping subreddit by TychaBrahe. "I never knew blackheads like this developed in ears until I saw the first of these. Now, I don't know what is more disturbing, that they exist or that they are CONNECTED," commented the Redditor. That was news to me as well; I never thought about my ears as somewhere that could develop clogged pores, but the internet is for learning things.
The roughly eight-and-a-half-minute video was originally posted by a spa in China. In it, you see the blackheads being slowly extracted with a pair of pointed tweezers. As a video of that length would imply, it does get arduous. These blackheads aren't going without a fight. As the open comedones get cleared, relaxing spa music plays in the background. I'll be honest, I couldn't make it all the way through without fast forwarding. There's just something about pus, oil, and dead skin cells — it makes me squirm, but some people find it gratifying to watch.
Unlike some of the more edited-down, Dr. Pimple Popper videos, you witness the full extraction in real time with this video. Let this serve as a cautionary reminder: this video is not for the weak of heart.
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