Dr Pimple Popper reveals the gross reason why you should NEVER pluck an ingrown hair

IF YOU regularly reach for your tweezers to pluck out ingrown hairs, you might want to listen up.

It turns out you actually shouldn’t be plucking out ingrown hairs and this might actually be the reason why you keep getting them…

Sandra Lee MD, aka Dr Pimple Popper, has blown people's minds by explaining that it's wrong to pluck out ingrown hairs by the root.

Dr Pimple Popper reacted to a video of a woman removing a hair from her husband's stubble and insisted that instead of plucking them out, you should trim them. 

In the clip, the woman uses tweezers to grab a hair that appears to be ingrown.

She then pulls it out of the pore with the tweezers, although she struggles to get a good grip on the follicle.

Dr Pimple Popper responded to the video on TikTok and gave her expert dermatological advice.

She said: "A few things drive me crazy about this video.

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“First of all, the tweezers, you’re holding them backwards.

“And the grip is not good, you need a new tweezer.

“Second of all, if that is a little bit of an ingrown hair, if you pull it out at the root, it has a high chance of getting ingrown again.

"You gotta just trim it short."


So if you regularly use tweezers to remove your ingrown hairs, you might want to put these away and reach for your scissors instead. 

At the time of writing, the video has only been live on TikTok for a day, but has racked up a whopping 3.1million views. 

Many users were shocked at the expert advice and took to the comments to express this. 

One person said: “I did not know you weren’t supposed to pull them out.” 

Another added: “I always thought you were supposed to pull them out! Oops.” 

A third commented: “That explains why my ingrowns always come back.” 

Another said: “Ok this is good advice.”

Meanwhile, I got lip filler and it went badly wrong – everyone is saying I look like a character from the Grinch

Also, I’m living with PCOS and it’s a nightmare – I constantly have hairs growing on my neck and chest every day

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