Seriously? How bored can you be? Did you know your smile is one of the first things people look at?
I can’t even begin to discuss how much of a bad idea this was, and the fact that it’s going around the interwebs…with a # and people actually still doing this is even more sad.
Let’s just discuss this for one minute and I’ll move on with my day! I’ll give you three quick ways this can ultimately just ruin your smile.
1. Your lips are very sensitive and very vascular, meaning they contain lots of blood vessels. When you suck them into a shot glass or other small glass you are essentially cutting off the blood supply to the lips. This not only is bad idea from the stand point that if you cut the blood supply to anything long enough it starts to break down. Ever here of gangrene? Now I don’t intend to research this, but I bet if you do it enough…your lips will fall off.
2. If you haven’t seen some of the pictures, doing this challenge creates a red ring around your lips, those are from little blood vessels in the skin rupturing and causing a wound. Think of it as a hickey, except all the way around your lips. Now this most likely will fade in time (word on the street from those gifted individuals trying it out it’s 2-4 days), but if it was done multiple times you can start to have permanent scar tissue develop under the surface of the skin. Scar tissue is very fibrous and firm, and although I’m not facial plastic surgeon, I know my anatomy well enough to know that there will be detrimental effects to lip movements, texture, and appearance that could last a lifetime.
3. Putting a lot of suction on a glass object, especially that high quality two dollar shot glass you got on spring break, yeah…that’s a great idea. I’m sure it won’t break causing a gash on your lips and a visit to the oral surgeon or emergency room. I’ll spare you the pictures.
Still think this is a worthy trend to put on the inter webs?
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