(WIAT) — A new trend among teens is flooding the internet with disturbing videos and pictures. It’s called “the Kylie Jenner challenge”.
Named after the 17-year old reality show star, it emulates her puckered appearance, which you see in the above video.
People are posting videos of themselves creating suction to puff up their lips, using a shot glass or bottle.
Health professionals say puffing up your lips like this not only looks bad, it’s also dangerous.
“The delicate mucous membranes cannot withstand that and will rupture, and you are essentially creating a human bite, and I assume it’s common knowledge that human bites are very dirty bites because of the bacteria,” said Jill Dunn, nurse practitioner.
If that’s not enough to convince you, you must consider that those bruises don’t go away fast, lasting anywhere from two to three weeks.
Kylie Jenner went on twitter to let everyone know she doesn’t condone the challenge.
She did go on to say, “I want to encourage people/young girls like me to be yourself and not be afraid to experiment with your look.”
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