Pimple Popping: Is it really that bad?

clairebeccaclairebecca
Sep. 21
If you've ever had a painful pimple, then you know how tempting it can be to pop it. But does popping pimples really help get rid of them, and more importantly, does it make them worse?
Professionals disagree on pimple popping- some say it makes the area more inflamed and increases the chance of scarring while others readily encourage it and even make a brand of themselves on social media with videos of the act itself.
Personally, I am-pro pimple popping under the right conditions.
When to pop a pimple
When a pimple has formed it's white head and feels tight, it can usually safely be popped with a few precautions.
With clean fingers and a freshly-cleansed face, gently take two fingers and push your pimple without actually touching the white head, working your fingers towards each other.
If your pimple doesn’t easily pop, it’s not ready. Don’t force it! This can make it worse and painful. 
Once your pimple is popped, take a cotton pad with some rubbing alcohol and gently clean the area. Let the area dry and then continue with your skin care routine. 
You can follow with a spot-treatment for pimples on the area that has been popped. A benzoyl peroxide treatment is a great choice! 
Are you team pimple popping? Share your experiences! 
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