The internet is a big (and sometimes scary) place. Just YouTube itself has a plethora of content for everyone, and you won’t always know what you’ll run into after just a few minutes of tapping through video recommendations. One minute, you’re watching movie trailers and then you’re suddenly onto pimple popping videos. Weirdly enough, no matter how gross the extremely zoomed-in shots of stuff popping out someone’s pores is, we can’t keep our eyes off it. As if those kinds of videos weren’t enough, a new trend is taking over our favourite beauty vloggers' community: microscope beauty.
The oddly satisfying trend all started with YouTuber Tina Yong and her “Peel Off Blackhead Mask Under A Microscope” video. Millions of hits later, her #TINASCOPE videos inspired other beauty vloggers to upload their own “Under A Microscope” episodes, with subjects ranging from cosmetic products to other beauty tools. So if you’ve ever been curious about how your skin or makeup looks really up close, read on.