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Meet the 'Pop' Star: Here's How Sandra Lee Became Dr. Pimple Popper (EXCLUSIVE)

By Pippa Raga

Ahhh, pimples. The favorite nemeses of any skincare junkie. Pimple popping videos, once reserved only for niche lovers of gross content or the subreddit r/popping, has now made its way to the mainstream — and people are loving it. Just ask a few of your friends next time you see them, and you're guaranteed to find a real popaholic who swears by the videos' cathartic and stress-relieving qualities in the group.

Pimple popping is a real art. It requires the practiced skill of gingerly extracting the gross contents of your zit so it won't leave a scar and the ability to discern a prime-time pop from a pustule that hasn't yet come to the surface. 

And no one pops pimples, cysts, or blackheads better than certified dermatologist Sandra Lee, M.D. — better known online and on TV as Dr. Pimple Popper.