Saturday, February 4, 2012

The Right way to Pop your Pimple

Popping pimples is hard to resist, but should you or should you not pop that pimple? Many expects say to never pop a pimple, because it can cause infection and/or acne scars. Well, it definitely depends on the pimple. There are many different types of pimples, such as whiteheads, blackheads, or cysts.
  • Acne Vulgaris: most common type of pimple, which includes whiteheads, blackheads, papules, pustules, nodules and cysts.
  • Acne Conglobata: usually found in males and is a severe form of acne vulgaris of blackheads and large lesions.
  • Acne Rosacea: can look similar to acne vulgaris and commonly appears as a red rash and in nose, forehead, cheek, and chin.
  • Acne Fulminans: commonly found in male teens and appearing with severe ulcerating acne.
  • Gram-Negative Folliculitis: this rare condition is a bacterial infection characterized by pustules and cysts, possibly occurring as a complication. And it is not known whether it occurs more in females or males.
  • Pyoderma Faciale: severe acne commonly found only in females, usually between the ages of 20 to 40 years old, and is characterized by painful large nodules, pustules and sores which may leave scarring.
Make sure you are popping a pimple that is a whitehead or blackhead that is ready to pop. Be careful about assessing what type of pimple you have. Seeing a dermatologist can help you characterize the acne. A large red bump could be a cyst and popping one will just make things worse.
Before popping a pimple make sure you and it is ready to be popped. Yes, it is hard to be patient, but patience is a virtue. Wait, until the pimple comes to a head and you can see the white pus. Do not try to pop the pimple when it is red, because you could cause infection. Popping the zit before it is ready will also cause it to look more red and ugly than before.
Popping Pimples Steps
  1. Wash hands and face thoroughly when the pimple is ready. Make sure to wash you face with a gentle soap and pat dry.
  2. Do not use your fingers to pop the pimple. Your fingers contain all kinds of germs and bad oils, even though you just washed them. Instead, use a tissue.
  3. Place the tissue over the pimple and gently squeeze the pimple with your fingers. If the pimple does not pop easily then it is not ready.
  4. Remember the pimple should pop effortlessly, squeezing too hard, may cause an acne scar. Stop trying to pop the pimple and wait until later that day or the next day.
When the pimple is fully ready to be popped, squeeze gently until all of the pus yellow/white fluid comes out. When you see blood stop squeezing and press the tissue against the pimple until it stops bleeding. When it stops bleeding put some acne treatment on the pimple to disinfect and heal it. Popping pimples right can be scary, painful, and addicting so make sure to pop them right.


Christine Eubanks said...

Haha thanks to your steps in popping a pimple, however, it's not necessary to pop a pimple right? Much better if you just let it pass?

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