Kylie Lip Challenge: This challenge can cause significant pain, swelling, and bruising
Kylie Jenner, the reality TV star, model, and social media personality famous for her signature, thick lips, is especially popular among pre-teens and teens. The Kylie Lip Challenge involves artificially plumping your lips by placing your lips into a shot glass then sucking the air out of the glass. Because glass is not flexible, this friction can cause the shot glass to break under the pressure, resulting in serious injuries that need to be repaired with stitches.
The suction technique used in this challenge can cause significant pain, swelling, and bruising. Repeated attempts can even lead to permanent disfigurement and scarring. The Kylie Lip Challenge is especially problematic because many of the participants are young girls who are modifying their bodies in painful, potentially dangerous ways, unaware of the potential long-term damage.