HSC’s Top Ten List Ed. #7: PPM!

Hello, greetings, salutations, etc. to my fellow Popologists and New Popheads!

Welcome to another fantabulous roll-out of the Top Ten List here at Halph Staph’s Corner. This week I am again honored to present another Guest Ten Lister, a lady who I think has probably been here if not at the first blip heralding the birth of PopThatZit.com, at least since the rough and tumble diaper wearing months when a new site tweeks and t**ZIT**s until it begins to run smoothly. A veritable fount of information when it comes to the variety of videos in PTZ’s Archives, she truly is a wonderful and amazing resource, for both the established pus connoisseur and the tentative lurking newcomer. Trust me, you are in for a real treat as I give to you – Edition #7:

PIMPLEPOPPINMAMA’S TOP TEN!
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Well for some reason I was chosen after Emilbus for guest Top Ten and it is indeed an honor to follow our founder and the “**ZIT**father of Pus.” Many thanks to Halph Staph for the opportunity.

As Emil said, it is nearly IMPOSSIBLE to choose only 10 videos from the archives not to mention how much time it takes! It was especially difficult with the problems the website had for the last few weeks. However, I always love looking for pus…I still look at old ones every night. I just can’t seem to get enough.

How I got started: It was back in 2006 or 07 that I was kind of bored and wanted to find something different than the chat rooms and the game site Pogo.com.

I had recently drained or cleaned out a sebaceous cyst on my son’s back (including the sack darn it!) and remembered how much I loved popping pimples. I hadn’t had as much opportunity recently… all the kids were gone and hubby’s were drying up in his older age dag-nab-it-anyway! So I wondered if there was a site that just showed pimple popping videos. That’s when I went in search for one.

Well I found PopThatZit.com and my life changed forever. The site was different back then. Emil found most of the vids but the members were encouraged to look and post some as well. I was hooked!

I found many of the other sites: YouTube, LiveLeak (Ogrish was gone by this time), DailyMotion, and others to mine for videos. I guess others were looking, too, because the membership gradually grew until it has the numbers of members we see today.

As long as there is pus to flow, there will be people ready to help it flow and clean it all up! Over and over and over and over….lol.

So, I’m going to share some wonderful “oldies” that I hold near and dear and that I can watch over and over. One thing I want to say before I share: when I like a video, it is for EVERYTHING, the “zit,” the conversation, the filming, the humor, and/or the music… in other words “the whole package.”

Enjoy!
PPM

1. Home Cyst Removal This is one video that has been posted over and over on YouTube. The original “Best Home Cyst Removal” is by plantanoking05 who is the man popping the cyst. I LOVE their conversation and the use of PinkFloyd! This is a true cl**ZIT**ic.
https://www.popthatzits.com/2009/02/home-cyst-removal-2/

2. Poor Kid with MRSA (MRSA Deadly Staff Infection (survived) YT Title) Now this one has a young child who is afraid and I’m sure in pain from this infection in his belly. His brother is taking the video with his camera phone and the conversation is between the mother and the nurse. Some people get this all wrong for some reason. I LOVE the pus in this. It is thick and beautiful! I even love this little kid. He is cute, stoic, and seems to be able to take quite a bit of pain.
https://www.popthatzits.com/2009/02/poor-kid-with-mrsa/

3. It’s Da Pit Zit Bomb THIS one makes me laugh EVERY TIME!!! LOL!!! I love how the mom just keeps holding on no matter what and tells the kid filming it to wash off his hands and his IPod right away! I love how the son getting that HUGE armpit zit popped sounds like he is hoping his mom got it all with what fell on his foot. I love how the kid filming says he can’t wash his hands or IPod ‘cause he is filming. And what I love the most is the POP and the reaction! Cl**ZIT**ic!
https://www.popthatzits.com/2010/05/its-da-pit-zit-bomb/

4. Shameful Cyst Pop A 2-parter that involves another mom and sons team! (I have two adult sons… might be the reason I like these so much?) The pus is awesome and this mom has to be the cutest and ditziest mom EVER! LOL… I laugh all the way through both of these. How can you forget his name after she says it 2,000 times? Oh I hope you love these, too!
https://www.popthatzits.com/2009/09/shameful-cyst-pop/

5. Zit Zilla I figured that Emil and I would have some of the same favs and I was right. Actually ALL of them on his list I love although I’m not into the stringers as much as he is. I love the commentary in this vid… and the laughing! Such a cl**ZIT**ic! This is one that I cannot leave off my list because after my number one vid, this is my second all-time fav. The over 1-million views… Zit-Zilla!
https://www.popthatzits.com/2008/01/zit-zilla/

6. An Eye Gives Birth It’s no secret that I like eye zits. Anything around the eye is great. This was posted early on in PTZ’s history by Emil himself, although comedoness (then letmegetmyfingersonthat!) said that Zitstress (now lilzitgitter) found it. Ahem… (blush) I do have a confession though… I am guilty of… a…. (crying softly) a repost. What? You didn’t hear me… a repost. Huh? Still didn’t hear? OKAY!!! A REPOST FOR HEAVEN’S SAKE!!!!! Sigh… there…I said it… more than one actually. I found this one in Spanish “Cysta v oka” and posted it without a more thorough search. Oh well, so it’s on here in English and Spanish. Emil runs an all inclusive website! LOL (YES!!! PPM REPOSTED!!! Good grief.)
https://www.popthatzits.com/2008/08/an-eye-gives-birth/

7. Big Nasty on Shoulder part 2 Emil posted the first part to this video. This is the longer of the two and some of the things these girls say are hilarious! “Is that a Kraft dinner?” and “blockage.” Colleen is the brave friend popping the “juicy” cyst for J.D. and his girlfriend. For some reason the video on PTZ doesn’t show to the very end, so I am going to post the link to YT so you can see everything! Have fun. . . .
https://www.popthatzits.com/2007/01/big-nasty-on-shoulder-part-2/ then try this one for ALL of it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKlYFhtLVRM/

8. Ear Zit It’s no secret that I love ear zits, too, and the juicier the better! This particular video ranks in my top ten because of entire thing. I love the voices. I love the banter. And I love this zit that just does not quit!
https://www.popthatzits.com/2008/04/ear-zit/

9. Backyard Surgery – Cyst Removal – Cease and Decyst I’m not exactly sure why I like this so much. It is lacking in many areas… much of the removal is covered by hands or paper towels… she starts removing the cheese with a scalpel instead of just squeezing the heck out of it, and the camera is a bit shaky. But love it, I do, and it is one of my favs.
https://www.popthatzits.com/2009/10/backyard-surgery-cyst-removal-cease-and-de-cyst/

10. The Great Tumor Pop Neither myself or Halph Staph have been able to find this video posted on PopThat Zit which is so hard to believe because it is a CLASSIC with over a million hits on YouTube. It could be it was posted but it was taken off YouTube briefly in 2007 then put back on. It could be one of the dead links we have where the video has never been identified. No matter, it BELONGS here and I’m going to ask Emilbus to post it after this Top Ten because it is so FUNNY. I am NOT **ZIT**phobic. These guys filmed, edited, and posted this vid not once but TWICE so they like it, too. Enjoy it if it is old or new to you. I think it IS the GREAT Tumor Pop!!! (Ask and ye shall receive, it has been returned to the Archives – or posted again because it is very, very good at hiding! ~ H.S.)
https://www.popthatzits.com/2011/02/the-great-tumor-pop/

Thanks so much for letting me share this with you. I hope some of you who don’t know me as well will understand me perhaps a bit better. I am absolutely obsessed with zits! I love the funny ones, the juicy ones, the cheesy ones…practically all of them. I especially love those that stand the test of time and that people go WOW after they’ve seen it. Take care and enjoy this site. ENJOY!!!

NOTE: Next Edition: Comedoness! Coming up: MotherEruption, Ten Favorite Squirts! and then dripper! Thanks for enjoying the Corner! POP ON! ~ H.S.

  • 9 Unexpected Causes of Acne in Adults9 Unexpected Causes of Acne in Adults 1

    Thought acne breakouts and blemishes left you after your college? Think again. Acne in adults is more common than you think.

    According to the American Academy of Dermatology, nearly half of women over 25 still suffer from acne breakouts.

    And shockingly, if you never had them as a teen, it doesn't mean you are safe from breakouts.

    Although the acne breakouts may look the same in adults, they're a bit different from the ones you may have had in teens.

    Acne in adults usually appears on the lower half of the face. And they usually appear as cysts or under the skin which is impossible to drain.

    So what exactly are causing acne breakouts in your 30s? One culprit is changing hormone levels. Others include premenstrual dips or fluctuations during perimenopause.

    But did you know, there are many other unexpected causes of acne in adults? Sometimes your skin-care regimen is to blame, and sometimes your lifestyle plays a major role.

    If you're confused about why acne breakouts are still frequent in your adulthood, here are 9 unexpected reasons you may be getting them.

    Top 9 Unexpected Causes of Acne in Adults

    Believe it or not, sometimes getting facial hair removal, or using excessive hair products can cause a breakout. If your hormonal balances are perfectly fine, then perhaps its time to revisit and reshuffle your beauty drawer a bit. Here are some common culprits.

    Facial Hair Removal

    Tweezing, waxing, shaving can all cause the skin tissue to swell. This opens up the way for acne-causing bacteria to enter deeper into skin pores.

    Sometimes even topical products applied to your skin before hair removal can clog skin pores and promote a breakout.

    To make sure this never happens, simply use 1% hydrocortisone cream before you remove facial hair.

    Try to kill off some bacteria too by cleaning the hairy area thoroughly.

    Makeup Removers

    Cosmetics are notorious for clogging skin pores. They can combine with natural skin oil and cause breakouts.

    But the real problem always doesn't lie with the product themselves. It has more to do with the way you remove the makeup too.

    Oil and dirt can easily buildup on makeup after a long day. This can trap acne-causing bacteria within the skin that results in acne.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxK_jJa6K78

    After removing your makeup, make sure to wash your face thoroughly. If the problem persists, try washing your face before removing makeup as well.

    Stress

    If you can't sleep all night because of a deadline or an important meeting the next day, you're probably stressed out. Although stress alone can't cause an acne breakout, it can accelerate the process.

    Stress causes the body to release inflammatory chemicals and changes some hormonal balances. This triggers a breakout. So if you're experiencing huge cyst-like pimples that are redder, bigger, and painful, they are probably there because of stress.

    The best way to deal with such pimples is to use products containing benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid.

    Sometimes cyst-like pimples can leave scars. Try these effortless home remedies to treat acne scars.

    Sunscreens

    Some sunscreens promote acne in adults
    Some sunscreens promote acne in adults

    Most sunscreens are made with two active ingredients. The first is a long list of chemical agents that protect your skin from ultraviolet rays. The second is physical agents that basically sit on your skin surface and create an invisible barrier.

    This barrier is bad news for your skin.

    Sunscreens that contain titanium or zinc oxide can promote excessive sweating underneath them which can cause acne.

    So next time you are about to apply sunscreen, make sure to read what ingredients you're dealing with. Try to avoid sunscreens with pore-clogging physical agents.

    Dry Skin

    If you think oily skin is the only culprit behind breakouts, think again. Dry skin can cause tiny cracks in the skin which can open doors for acne-causing bacteria to enter and multiply, resulting in a breakout.

    Make sure to gently exfoliate the skins at least 2-3 times a week. Some moisturizers can clog your pores, so be careful what you're applying. Always apply noncomedogenic moisturizers on dry skin.

    Hair-Care Products

    Hair spray can cause acne breakouts too

    Haircare products meant for styling commonly cause acne. These products increase oil in your scalp and forehead trapping acne-causing bacteria in skin pores.

    Clogged pores can easily become inflamed and result in a breakout.

    When applying hair styling products, make sure that you are applying it with your hands. Avoid using hair sprays because most of the times these products end up on your forehead.

    After application, use a facial cleanser to remove any traces of the styling product from your forehead and face.

    Skincare Products

    Skincare products are made to provide nourishment and care for your skin, right?

    The truth is many skincare products are made with synthetic chemicals and other harmful ingredients that promote acne breakouts.

    If there's any skincare product that causes irritation, stop using it immediately.

    Avoid switching too many skincare products rapidly. When you try a new skincare product, you are also providing your skin with new active ingredients, chemicals, and preservatives. These can irritate the skin which leads to acne.

    Excessive Traveling

    Traveling a lot means changing environments and new challenges for the skin.

    Every city, or country has its own humidity, weather, and water elements. Environmental changes can sometimes trigger acne breakouts since your skin is not used to the new atmosphere.

    Expert travelers recommend washing your face with bottled water. They also recommend avoiding hotel soaps.

    Diet and Lifestyle

    If you thought eating chocolate and Mcdonalds no longer messes with your skin, you may be in for a surprise.

    The diet-related causes of acne are still true to your age. A recent study found that carbohydrates that have a high glycemic index can increase the severity and development of acne in adults.

    So do your best to cut back on junk food such as burgers, pizzas, fries, and other fried food. Instead, make a switch to veggies, fruits, grains, and high protein foods. But do this gradually to give your skin enough time to deal with the changes.

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