Pimple Popping Guidelines
It's never a good idea to pop a pimple. But, we get it.. sometimes you MUST. Here to help, here are five steps from Haelo Skin to pop those pimples.
Extract blemishes when it is in it is a white head. Acne cysts cannot be extracted. Poking the cyst will lead to inflammation and help spread bacteria underneath the skin.
Before you start to pop and squeeze, it is a good idea to take a hot shower, stand over a sinkful of hot water, or apply a hot compress. Use the stream to soften the skin and open the pores.
Refrain from using your fingers for a comedone extractor. Center one of the holes on the metal instrument over your breakout and press down. The pressure will help push the clog out without damaging the skin.
Time is by setting a timer. Try to get the pimple out within 30 seconds, otherwise hands off!
Use a spot treatment with benzoyl peroxide for post-care. Benzoyl peroxide helps prevent bacteria from growing.
To prevent blackheads and pimples in the first place, consider buying an Ultrasonic Derma Scrub Pen. By using high-frequency vibration, the pen removes blackheads and cleanses the skin.