These SUPER Close-Up Pimple-Popping Videos Are Truly Nauseating
By Jessica Migala
“My mom saw this over my shoulder while I was watching it and knocked my phone out of my hand and told me to get a better hobby.”
The internet’s obsession with pimple-popping videos is only picking up steam—and now a new account on Instagram is taking these gross videos to a whole new level of ick. Enter: super-magnified images of pimples popping, blackheads oozing out, skin peeling off, and ingrown hairs breaking out to freedom. (If you’re eating lunch right now, finish, and then come back. You’ve been warned.)
Since February, Instagram user @bestpimple has amassed 89 close-up videos of these skin explosions, and over 2,300 people regularly follow along. On their YouTube channel, some videos, like blackhead and whitehead removal, have gotten over one million views. “I love to remove blackheads, whiteheads, and keratin plugs using my microscope!” the description to the channel reads.
Comments from followers include “that was satisfying” and “new favourite account.” Our favourite: “My mom saw this over my shoulder while I was watching it and knocked my phone out of my hand and told me to get a better hobby.”
If in the spirit of the videos, you take matters into your own hands and go to town (even though you really should save that for the professionals), follow this fix: Use a cold compress to ease swelling and redness, then apply benzoyl peroxide to the area to reduce bacteria in the area.
Once the pimple is dry, it’s okay to apply makeup. Then, stick to watching these videos and keep your mitts off your face from now on.
This article was originally featured on www.womenshealthmag.com