You know those times where you have a pimple that’s so painful and annoying, you just can’t resist the urge to pop it? Well, that’s exactly what happened to Katie Wright. She had some big consequences from it, though! Maybe her experience can help you to stop popping your pimples.

A recent post of Katie’s went viral on social media. She wants to serve as a reminder to everyone to wash ALL of your makeup tools (even that eyebrow spooly) and to STOP picking at your face or stop popping your pimples.


Basically, Katie had what she thought was a pimple under her skin near her eyebrow. It eventually got too painful for her to ignore it, so she decided to pop it. An hour later, her entire face had swelled up and she said it “felt like something was going to burst out of my skin.”

When she went to the emergency room, they told her it was actually a very severe case of Cellulitis. Cellulitis is a version of a Staph infection. Because it was on her face, it had the possibility to cause her to go blind, or most severely, death.

Katie believes that the infection was caused from a dirty eyebrow brush/spooly. She says that she always keeps her brushes clean, but never thought to clean that one. So many people out there probably are the same way! This can remind people to wash ALL of their makeup tools regularly, because any of them could cause an infection.

She also wants to serve as a reminder to not pick at the pimples on your face.

We know it’s tempting to pop all your pimples, especially in today’s world of Dr. Pimple Popper videos, but any dermatologist will tell you NOT TO PICK AT YOUR FACE! Katie serves as a great example of what can happen when you do.

Here is Katie’s full story:

















Katie’s face went from looking like this (before popping):



To this (48 hours after popping):


Please, follow Katie’s example, and wash your makeup tools regularly (at LEAST once a week). Don’t pick at the pimples on your face, no matter how tempting it is!