• Taiwanese beautician drags clumps of oil and sebum out of woman’s pores
  • Claims it is a pain-free way to treat acne – but official advice says otherwise
  • Video has been viewed by more than 1.25m people since it was uploaded 

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There’s nothing worse than waking up, looking in the mirror and seeing a mountainous spot staring back at you.

Now, one beautician claims a ‘painless’ technique will help clear your complexion.

An oddly fascinating video shows Taiwanese beautician Je Lin pulling strands of oil and sebum out of a woman’s pores to clear her spots.

The camera zoomed to the woman’s face, so close hairs can be seen emerging from follicles.

Using special curved tweezers, Je Lin pushes down on a spot then drags out a yellow strand off fluid which is clogging it up.

The oil resembles tiny maggots, and is jelly-like in consistency.

Je Lin removes plug of oil from the woman’s pores, until her entire face has been cleared.

The one-minute video has been viewed by more than 1.25 million people since it was uploaded last week.

Writing underneath the video, Je Lin says this is a ‘pain-free way to clear acne’. 

Acne is caused when tiny holes in the skin, known as hair follicles, become blocked.

Sebaceous glands are tiny glands found near the surface of the skin. 

The glands are attached to hair follicles, which are small holes in the skin that an individual hair grows out of.

This oddly fascinating video shows Taiwanese beautician Je Lin pulling strands of oil and sebum out of a woman’s pores to clear her spots. She claims the technique is painless

Sebaceous glands lubricate the hair and the skin to stop it drying out. They do this by producing an oily substance called sebum.

In acne, the glands begin to produce too much sebum. The excess sebum mixes with dead skin cells and both substances form a plug in the follicle.

If the plugged follicle is close to the surface of the skin, it bulges outwards, creating a whitehead. 

Alternatively, the plugged follicle can be open to the skin, creating a blackhead.

Normally harmless bacteria that live on the skin can then contaminate and infect the plugged follicles, causing papules, pustules, nodules or cysts.

 

 

 

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