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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.

If that's left you feeling emboldened, as well as clean-pored, Mann also has advice on how to use wasabi as a DIY lip plumper and mango to remove fake tan.

It goes without saying that you should always be careful with these DIY health hacks.

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