We're all acutely aware of the importance of flossing our teeth – but now there’s a new use for dental floss, and it’s equal parts genius, disgusting and a little worrying.
Beauty vlogger Sukhi Mann has come up with a three-step method of using floss to remove blackheads.
And this is how to do it:
- Warm a towel in hot and place over the pore-ridden area of skin, for around five minutes
- Take disposable floss and drag in a scraping motion
- Rinse with a mild cleanser
Mann demonstrates it here:
You're probably wondering, 'is this going to damage my skin?' Which is exactly what Allure's Sarah Kinoen asked a dermatologist.
Ava Shamban told Allure:
Since she's using it to essentially scrape the skin, it looks like it would be okay [to replicate] as long as you're not using the [flosser stick] in a sawing motion, cutting into the skin.
The only drawback would be that the floss is clean, but not sterile.
It goes without saying that you should always be careful with these DIY health hacks.