For anyone who struggles with acne or just an occasional zit here and there, you most certainly know a little about popping a pimple. It is probably the most common method for dealing with zits, and usually the first attempt at dealing with them. You probably also know that there are different ways to go about getting the best results. In this article I'm going to talk a little bit about how to pop a pimple as safely as possible.
First off, if you have an aggressive form of acne it may not be the best thing for you to attempt popping your pimples. Instead you should try find a treatment that can help you to heal your skin and keep your breakouts to a minimum.
That said, helping a zit along can often work out in your favor. Some minor redness almost always looks far better than an obtrusive whitehead. So in this article I'll be filling you in some of the do's and don't's for popping pimples.
Now for starters it's important that you know which pimples are safe to pop and which aren't. If you try and pop a pimple that isn't ready it could hurt and possibly leave a scar. Make sure to target the largest ones, preferably those that look as if they'll pop on their own soon.
Once you're ready to get started you'll need to find yourself a small needle (a small safety pin or sewing needle) to prick the tip of the pimple. You must first disinfect the needle with some rubbing alcohol. Once you've done this you can start squeezing the pimple from the sides with a tissue in hand for cleaning. Make sure you don't squeeze too hard and hurt yourself, if you have to squeeze hard the pimple may not be ready yet.
You don't want to mess with a pimple that isn't ready to be popped, it can hurt quite a bit and leave a nasty scar. Acne scars can sometimes be much worse than the pimple, and they tend to last for weeks and even months.
Well, that's really all there is to it. Pimple popping isn't rocket science, but using a few good tips is always a smart thing.Pimple