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5 reasons you shouldn’t pop that pimple

Here is why you should resist the urge to pop that zit! 

Popping your pimples is a temptation you need to resist [theconversation]

If you pop your pimple, these are the likely consequences

1. You will scar your skin

If it is a deep cystic pimple, popping it will lead to a deep scar wound on your face. You would know from the amount of blood that comes out, almost as if you cut yourself.

2. It makes you have more pimples

Bringing one pimple down can lead to many more down. The bacteria and pus in one pimple spread to other parts of the face.

 3. It slows the healing process

A pimple is your body reacting to dirt and bacteria. If you wait a little longer the pimple will probably dry and shrivel by itself but bursting it prematurely your skin doesn’t heal.

4. Your face looks worse

The consequence of bursting one pimple is redness, swelling and inflammation.

5. You tear your skin

When you burst a pimple, you are forcefully pushing the contents of the pimple out and that tears your skin. It takes three days for a pimple to heal itself but 14 days if you take the matter into your own hands.

If you must pop that pimple then;

  • Wait for it to turn white.
  • Clean your hands, dirty hands add more dirt to your face.
  • Use a cleanser with salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide
  • Use a syringe dipped in rubbing alcohol to draw it out.
  • Use a two cotton swab to push the pus out.

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