Beauty addicts are now using dental floss to remove blackheads

Beauty Addicts Are Now Using Floss To Remove Blackheads

Weird but true

Beauty Crew Digital Content Editor / January 30 2020

Today the Internet has delivered yet another strange beauty pearl of wisdom: Dental floss might just be the key to nixing your blackheads.

A TikTok user who goes by the name of Blenders, has taken to the Gen Z social media platform to show off her unusual blackhead removal method.

It’s actually pretty ingenious, right? Best of all, the process only involves two steps: opening your pores with hot water and pushing the dental floss along the surface of the skin to dislodge blackheads.

But is it safe?

"Since she's using it to essentially scrape the skin, it looks like it would be okay as long as you're not using the [floss] in a sawing motion, cutting into the skin. The only drawback would be that the floss is clean but not sterile," Beverly Hills-based dermatologist Ava Shamban told Allure.

If you’re looking for more information on getting rid of blackheads, check out our comprehensive guide here.

Have you tried the dental floss blackhead removal method? Let us know in the comments.

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Isobel is a Digital Content Editor at BEAUTYcrew, marie claire and InStyle. When she's not busy hunting for the latest beauty news, you’ll find her arranging her skincare collection in search of the perfect “shelfie.” Isobel was previously BEAUTYcrew's Junior Beauty Writer.

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