By Ben Walley
A woman who posts grizzly videos plucking her own ingrown hairs out becomes an unlikely social media star with more than 102,000 Instagram followers.
Following on from the success of Dr Pimple Popper, Tweezist has fascinated people all over the world with up close footage of her picking fine hairs mainly out of her legs.
Clips include the 35-year-old from Seoul, South Korea – who wishes to remain anonymous – picking at her skin before carefully unfolding the jet-black follicles.
Despite the page only being active since May 2017, some of the videos have been watched a staggering 254,000 times.
Tweezist said: “I have to pluck my legs three to four times per week so this is nothing new to me.
“Earlier this year, I bought a USB microscope to help me see them properly and showed my friends.
“Their reaction was so fun that I decided to start the page.
“I only did it to prevent infection but now it’s crazy.
“Sometimes I have to dig out deeper hairs and they can sting a little.”
What has become a social phenomenon has actually grown from a necessity in the South Koreans life, after she broke her leg at age nine.
She said: “I had to wear a cast for two and half months.
“After it was removed off there was just a dirty hair jungle left.
“I started shaving with dad’s disposal razor but had no idea how to look after the skin.
“That’s why I now have a lot of ingrown hairs.
“You have to sanitise before and after plucking, wiping the tools with rubbing alcohol as much as you can.”