There are two types of people in this world: the ones who derive pleasure in spot popping, and those more normal people who choose to ignore these posts.

In recent months, Dr Pimple Popper, or Dr Sandra Lee professionally, has become a hit - squeezing huge spots and cysts to reveal a disgusting gunk.

Now she's a pro, she does it in surgical environments using sterilised tools and thus the spread of bacteria and risk of infections is reduced.

Katie Wright is a professional, but not in the medical world. She specialises in make-up. Now, to any beautician, a spot is a day-spoiler.

Normally, you'd expect them to have the right equipment to deal with this in a simple cover-up. A bit of concealer maybe? Not for Katie, she wanted to tackle this head on.

She attempted to burst what she thought was just a regular pimple on her forehead. But it went very wrong, very quickly.

"Within an hour my entire face swelled up and HURT," she wrote on Twitter. "It felt like something was going to burst out of my skin."

Credit: Facebook/Katie Wright

She continued to explain: "I went to the emergency room and they said it was a very serious case of cellulitis, which is a version of a staph infection, but instead of having a head like staph, it effects the deep cellular tissues with no main source to attack."

According to prevention.com the most common type of a staph infection showing itself is via skin boils and blemishes, and they occur when the staph bacteria infect an area where the skin is broken.

The seriousness was later told in that had the infection spread it could have reached her brain or her eyes, resulting in blindness - although these cases are extremely rare.

Katie shared photos of her swollen face, with just 48 hours between the two, and believed the root cause was bacteria on her eyebrow pencil brush.

She wrote: "I'm super strict on washing my face/beauty blender/brushes, but I never ever thought to disinfect my eyebrow spooly.

"If you wear makeup PLEASE make that a step in your cleaning routine!"

A rare event you may think, but one follower who follows Katie on Twitter, added photos showing a very similar outcome.

The good news is that Katie has made a full recovery and her face has healed.

Featured Image Credit: Facebook/Katie Wright

Michael Minay

Mike Minay is a trending journalist at LADbible. He’s co-ordinated interviews with some of the big names from the world of news and sport including ITV’s Robert Peston, Sky Sports’ Jeff Stelling and darts champion Michael van Gerwen. His reporting days began on University radio in Birmingham, before moving to BBC Sport Online – creating content for large events such as Wimbledon and the FA Cup final. Mike still commentates on Football League matches at the weekend. A Manchester LAD at heart.

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