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What You Need to Know About the Kylie Jenner Challenge

Teens doing (more) stupid things


Since the dawn of time, teenagers have done stupid things. On a dare or on a whim, the reasons hardly matter because they are rarely thought out. And the #KylieJennerChallenge is simply the latest in a long line of imbecility before it.

The trend—in which teens suck air through bottles or jars placed over their mouths in an attempt to puff out their lips like 17-year-old Kylie Jenner—has left some with nasty bruising, swelling, and in one case at least, a horrifying tear.

Jenner, the youngest of the reality TV Kardashian family, isn't to blame if all the kids out there want to imitate or otherwise mock her ridiculously plump lips. 

As far as beauty trends go, it's not the first time the trout pout has been "in." Years ago, those who could afford to injected their lips because they wanted to look like Angelina Jolie. If it's not one thing, it's another.

Jenner denied having work done to her mouth, yet the hashtag in her honour is still trending, leaving a long photographic legacy of the results—mostly cartoonish, sometimes painful-looking.

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If it's true, one man claims the experiment took a gruesome turn when the glass container broke, slicing open his top lip.

Not surprisingly, doctors are warning against trying out the lip plumping thingie at home. 

“Not only can significant pain, swelling, and bruising result from these suction techniques, but there is potential risk for scarring and permanent disfigurement with repeated attempts,” said dermatologic surgeon, Dr. Dendy Engelman, in Seventeen.

Still, it could be worse. In the not-so-distant past, teens were busy engaging in this nastiness and in this downright dangerous practice.

Personally, I'm glad my beauty pioneering was limited to conditioning my hair with mayo and painting my face with avocado... 

Spill it: What utterly idiotic things did you do as a teen, in the name of beauty or otherwise?

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