This Blackhead Popping Video Is So Bad (And Yet Sooo Very Good)

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If you like Doctor Pimplepopper, you'll LOVE this video.

If you find blackhead popping videos soothing instead of disgusting, then you’re going to absolutely love this one.

It’s nothing but in your face, close-up, oozing, pimple popping goodness. And if the number of times this video has been viewed is any indication of how awesome it is, I’d say it’s a safe bet since it has been watched over 20 million times.

It’s one of those things that people love to do to one another. You’ve probably either been in a relationship where someone chased you down to pop your pimples or maybe you were the person chasing someone down to get theirs.

It’s an odd thing that many people find soothing, even while many other people are absolutely grossed out by it. What's so gross about it? It's like your skin giving birth... but less bloody and intense. The relief after watching someone eject some nasty pus from below their skin is palpable. You can even tell their skin appreciates it being gone.

Regardless, the pimple popping video trend online doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. Going to YouTube and searching for those magical words will bring you back a disturbing number of videos (somewhere close to 290,000), either done by professionals at work in the dermatologist’s office or by amateurs at home (usually with some kind of alcohol involved).

Some of them range from years-old cysts that explode with satisfying violence, and others are acne-like pimple removals, where the poppings are many. The video below definitely falls into the latter category of being relaxing in the weirdest way possible. It’s shot incredibly up-close, so you can see each and every blackhead (and other gunk!) in all of its terrible glory as they’re removed, one by one.

Like them or hate them, there’s clearly something to these pimple popping videos, and it’s reassuring that we know that as long as people exist, these videos will probably keep popping up online.

So whether you’re here to watch it and feel at ease or cringe at the nastiness therein, here is one heck of a video for you to enjoy: