Natalia Lusinski
June 24, 2017 10:19 am
HBO

You may have been raised to use a cotton swab to clean your ears after you get out of the shower. However, it’s not necessary, and can cause more harm than good, which we’ll get to in a moment. As a result, if you like zit-popping videos, you’ll want to watch these satisfyingly gross earwax extraction videos, as Teen Vogue reported. Yes, in the videos, the people featured took earwax to a whole new level. And yes, it may sound gross, but once you watch one, we bet you’ll want to watch more. And there are ~18~ to choose from, so…

Mark Vaughan, director of California’s Auburn Medical Group, is the doctor behind the earwax-extracting, according to Metro. What a job, right?!

Here’s an example of one of the videos…and why you may never use a Q-tip or cotton swab in your ear again after watching this! Warning: Don’t eat while you watch any of these, because you’ll def lose your appetite!

And so why are cotton swabs a big mistake for our ears?!

Who knew?! Instead, if you ~really~ have the urge to clean out your ears, Dr. Raj has a solution — to wet a washcloth with warm water and gently put it in your ear with a finger. Problem solved!

For your viewing pleasure, here’s another video, all about good old-fashioned earwax irrigation.

As we mentioned, there are 18 videos total, so you still have 16 to go…

Even though the videos started being released in 2015, they’re making a comeback now. (Thank you?) And, like we said, though they may seem gross, they’re ~addictive~ and teach us a valuable lesson about thinking twice before we put cotton swabs into our ears! You’ve been warned!

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