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A new challenge, giving us another reason to shake our heads and wonder why people do these trends/put themselves at risk.

The social app TikTok is flooding with teens posting clips of themselves gluing their upper lips to their Cupid’s bow, the curved indentation on the top edge of the lip below the nose.

Yes, there are medical concerns. According to, “The glue itself could lead to contact dermatitis, an allergic skin reaction, according to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD). The group makes the point on their website that latex is one of the most common causes of contact dermatitis—and latex is a popular ingredient in many glues. Then there’s the pain and irritation that comes with trying to separate one part of the lip from the other when the stunt is over.” Check it out, but please don’t try this at home: