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WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 07: In this photo illustration, the TikTok app is displayed on an Apple iPhone on August 7, 2020 in Washington, DC. On Thursday evening, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that bans any transactions between the parent company of TikTok, ByteDance, and U.S. citizens due to national security reasons. The president signed a separate executive order banning transactions with China-based tech company Tencent, which owns the app WeChat. Both orders are set to take effect in 45 days. (Photo Illustration by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

A woman has learned the hard way that some things are better left to the professionals after trying something she saw on TikTok. Tilly Whitfeld, a current contestant on the reality show “Big Brother Australia,” says an at-home beauty procedure sent her to the hospital with an infection that caused her to temporarily lose her vision.

Tilly is often seen on the show wearing a blue clay face mask and wearing heavy makeup and in an Instagram post, she let her followers know why. She posted photos of her skin and writes that it’s because she ended up with severe swelling and had big red welts across her cheeks and nose after trying a DIY acupuncture facial. “I literally shoved needles deep into my skin,” she explains. “This is the result of attempting to remove scarring I inflicted on myself trying to replicate an at-home beauty procedure I saw on a TikTok video.”

The reality star warns others, “Please please don’t try any ‘DIY’ or ‘at-home’ beauty procedures,” and says she was very sick from the infection and ended up in the hospital with temporary vision loss due to swelling, in addition to her face being “somewhat unrecognizable.” Luckily, she has the support of her fans who left encouraging comments, including, “I adore you for having the courage to share this.”

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