In an inspiring short film, beauty vlogger and former model Em Ford bares her face to expose her severe acne-and makes a powerful point about society’s impossible standards of perfection.
On her YouTube channel “My Pale Skin,” Ford posts make-up tutorials, including many that demonstrate how to cover up blemishes. But three months ago, she began sharing selfies on social media that showed her fresh face, free of products, and collected more than 100,000 comments in three months.
Ford’s now viral video begins with her facing the camera as some of those comments appear on screen: “I can’t even look at her,” “WTF is wrong with her face?” and “You look disgusting.”
Then she begins to apply make-up, and the feedback changes tune:
“You look beautiful.” “That lipstick is amazing on you.” But the comments quickly turn ugly again, as tears roll down Ford’s face: “This is false advertising.” “Respect yourself damn slut.”
In the end, Ford wipes her face clean as the words of others who suffer from acne or insecurity flash around her:
“Why is this happening to me?”
“I get bullied because of my skin.”
“I’m finally accepting myself.”
We are left with an empowering message from Ford: “You are beautiful. Don’t let anyone tell you differently. Not even yourself.”
The reaction Ford has gotten this time has fortunately been overwhelmingly positive: The video has more than 6.8 million views (and counting) since last Wednesday, and a crucial conversation about true beauty has begun. Follow along with the hashtag #YouLookDisgusting on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
This 20-Minute Pimple Popping Video Will Give You Nightmares
A blackheads popping clip that is 100% NSFW.
Warning: These videos are not for the faint of heart. But if you have a strong stomach, 20 minutes to spare, and find pimple-popping clips satisfying, you may feel tempted to hit “play” on the latest viral blackheads popping video.
Last week, Dr. Lalit Kasana, a cosmetologist and aesthetician in India, shared two YouTube videos from a particularly challenging (and cringe-worthy) extraction session.
Part one of the series is just over 12 minutes long, and part two is about eight minutes. What Kasana describes as a “very old, deep under eye blackhead,” is one of the most disgustingly appealing zit extraction videos yet. It’s so irresistible, in fact, that nearly 250,000 people have tuned in since it was posted on June 13.
While the first video shows more pus, oil, and blood than most would like to ever see, the second video presents the real kicker. In the middle of it, you see Kasana remove a marble-sized ball of pus from the patient’s left under eye area.
With 134,000+ subscribers, Kasana clearly knows what he’s doing when it comes to viral videos. But his method might not be appropriate for at-home pimple poppers.
Sandra Lee, MD, better known as Dr. Pimple Popper, previously told Health that the key is to wait until the pimple comes to the surface of skin. When you see a white, pus-filled head, remove it in a clean environment, like your shower. Or use clean hands and apply a warm compress to help draw the pimple out.