People Are Using Lash Curlers for a Weird (and Gross) Reason

Don’t try this at home ☠️

Not everyone was born with long, curly lashes. Some of us require products – such as a good mascara – and tools – such as lash curlers – to fake our way to poppin’ peepers. That’s life. But one video posted online is suggesting that eyelash curlers might have even more uses than we think. One of these uses is removing blackheads and yes, it *is* as revolting (and satisfying) as it sounds.

Pop Those Pores

A video by a channel named 5-Minute Crafts recently created and shared a video showing all the different uses for lash curlers. One hack is to make pale lips appear pinker by squeezing them between the lash curlers edges. Another one is to curl a moustache (makes sense, tbh). The one that has the skincare community up in arms, however, is the hack where you use the gadget to remove blackheads. If you are a Dr. Pimple Popper fan, click play and wait until you’re about 25 seconds in. If not, consider yourself warned.


Clever eyelash curler hacks. 👁 bit.ly/2hZviHL

Posted by 5-Minute Crafts on Wednesday, 19 December 2018


While this ‘extraction’ might make removing blackheads seem like an actual breeze, this beauty hack isn’t without risk. Dermatologists are freaking out at the mere thought of people using this technique because they claim that the gunk under your skin could go the wrong way. This means further in rather than out. This, in turn, can lead to irritation and inflammation to the skin and even acne and cysts that could cause no-so-cute scars. Basically, if a hack looks too good (and too easy) to be true, it probably is. Life’s unfair like that.

This doesn’t mean that you will have to sit with a blackhead colony on your nose forever though. There are plenty of skincare products and tools available to help to keep your skin clear. Here are three we recommend that you can shop RN:

1. The Body Shop Blackhead Remover

A beauty kit staple, this is a handy, easy-to-use device that targets blackheads and blemishes and makes removing them a breeze

R95 The Body Shop SHOP NOW

2. Neutriherbs Blackhead Removal Peel-Off Mask

This mask offers a deep intense pore cleanse, aiming to remove stubborn blockages, impurities & debris built up by sebum production

R249 Zando SHOP NOW

3. COSRX BHA Blackhead Power Liquid

Formulated with 4% BHA (Betaine Salicylate) and willow bark extract, it will clean all the gunk out your pores with regular use

R315 Glow Theory SHOP NOW

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