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Woman's pimple-popping horror: Why you should never pop pimples

Woman's pimple-popping horror: Why you should never pop pimples”

She posted before and after photos of what happened after she tried to pop what she thought was a "giant under the skin pimple".

Katie Wright found out the hard way why we shouldn't do it and why we should be cleaning all our makeup brushes regularly.

When Wright discovered a painful pimple above her eyebrow, she did what so many of us (wisely or unwisely) do in that situation: She popped it.

Katie Wright shared her story on Twitter, alongside two photographs of her face before and 48 hours after she popped the spot.

She went on to explain that because the infection was on her face, it ended up being very unsafe.

After being picked up by various makeup accounts, her scary experience went viral.

"I went to the emergency room and they said it was a very serious case of Cellulitis, which is a version of a Staph infection, but instead of having a head like Staph, it effects the deep cellular tissues with no main source to attack".

Katie's face became swollen from the infection.

Wright believes her infection was caused by an eyebrow brush which hadn't been cleaned.

So, ladies, you've been warned: Clean your makeup brushes and don't squeeze pimples. "It's a small thing to do to avoid a painful, expensive, and traumatizing infection on your face". So if that's not motivation enough to spend some quality time with your beauty tools, know that the bacteria production on your brushes is contaminating your makeup and promoting acne and breakouts on your skin.

When washing makeup brushes, it's important to use lukewarm water and a gentle cleaning product like baby shampoo.

Katie now has thousands of dollars in hospital bills.

Katie is now raising funds to cover the medical costs incurred during her illness and has set up a GoFundMe page.

"Unfortunately, this was not a cheap lesson to learn".

With the hospital's help, Ms Wright was able to save her sight and is now warning others to beware.

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