Risks And Tips To Popping Your Pimples
Popping and/or picking the skin on your face can push dirt and bacteria deeper into your pores, which only results in more breakouts. Another concern with popping pimples is the bacteria pouring out and its contents landing inside other pores, which can lead to the bacteria spreading to cause more pimples. Bacteria from your fingers can also get onto the zit causing inflammation, redness and most concerning- permanent scarring.
If you must pop a pimple, follow these 4 tips to make sure you do this effectively!
- The best time to pop a pimple is after the shower, the heat and steam forces the bacteria inside to surface.
- It’s important not to pop it too early. Wait until your pimple has a firm white head. That means the pus is close to the surface and ready to be drained.
- Squeeze the pimple with two Q-tips instead of your fingers to avoid the transfer of bacteria
- Using your fingers, or a cotton swab, softly squeeze the pimple. Press around the white tip of the zit- not directly on top of it. If the pus doesn't come out easily, the pimple isn't ready to be popped. Stop!