Pimple popping videos are so satisfying. Maybe it’s because they fly in the face of the longstanding rule that we’re not even supposed to touch our acne, let alone poke at zits until they explode. Granted, it’s a valid rule — while it may be one of the hardest things to resist — picking at and popping zits isn’t worth the scars and possible infections it can lead to. Plus, covering up a crusty, erupted breakout is a challenge best avoided if you can help it.
However, even if we follow a strict washing, toning, and treatment routine, pimples are still a normal occurrence. According to dermatologists, there are some safer ways to go about popping pimples if you absolutely must pop them, and we have to admit that doing so (and watching others do it) is pretty gratifying.
We’re hardly the only ones who take pleasure in popping. By now, folks across the internet have heard of Dr. Sandra Lee — aka Dr. Pimple Popper — and her viral zit-popping videos. While a lot of people may find acne and blackhead extraction nauseating to watch, her over 7 million YouTube fans speak to just how big the pimple popper community is. But be warned: These videos aren’t for the faint of heart — or, the sensitive of stomach.
Below, we’ve rounded up the 27 best pimple popping videos on the internet for your (squeamish) viewing pleasure, with plenty of extreme blackhead popping and cyst-squeezing showdowns thrown in. (Yes, you read that right. In this article, you’ll find videos of: Pimple popping, Blackhead popping, and Cyst popping.) So sit back, relax, and get ready to squirm in your seat.