Popping pimples is not the solution for long term but can help in a pinch
People think that popping a pimple
is the only solution for getting rid of pimples. But this does more damage then good. For long term it has many side effects, but yes for short you can say it is beneficial. As you may get rid of a pimple as soon as you pop it, but it may worsen your skin condition if it is handled carelessly. You may get infection while popping the pimple. The other risk with popping is that many people try to pop types of acne that cannot be popped without doing some significant damage. Cysts and nodules are embedded so deeply within the skin that attempts to pop them are harmful. However, in the process you can cause bruising, scarring or bleeding and make the blemish look much worse.
But if you can't resist your desire to pop the pimple then you should do it very carefully. If it is just a red bump and you can't see any yellowish-white pus just beneath the surface, just wait. Prodding and pinching when it is at this stage will cause nothing but harm. Sterilize everything used to pop a pimple. Do not use fingertips and nails as they can harbor bacteria that can enter the newly ruptured skin.
Here are some tips for squeezing pimple.
- Before popping the pimple wash your face with warm water. The heat softens your skin and opens your pores.
- Check your pimple is there any white fluid i.e. Pus, if yes then pop your pimple as it is ready for popping otherwise leave it alone.
- Now there are two options, you can pop your pimple with sterilized needle or with cotton pad or clean wash cloth. With the help of needle, make one gentle poke at the very surface of the pimple's white head and pus will begin to ooze out. Don't make a deep poke. You may also use any cotton pad to squeeze the pimple. Just wrap the cotton pad around your fingers and slightly press the pimple so that the pus begins to come out. Don't use your bare fingers.
- With your fingers, which should be covered with cotton or anything else, apply a tiny amount of pressure immediately around the pimple to encourage the pus to flow out of it. If you feel that the pimple is too tender to apply pressure, then just hold the tissue over the pus and let it absorb.
- Now when you feel that all the fluid and blood has come out, then stop the popping. If you try to pop the pimple beyond this point, you risk doing skin damage.
- Once the zit is complete popped and the extracted waste cleaned up, use a good amount of gauze to apply small amounts of hydrogen peroxide (buy at local drug store) to clean the surface where the pimple used to reside. If you do not have hydrogen peroxide, you could squeeze about 10-15 drops of lemon juice on the gauze cloth and use it for cleaning. This will help remove access bacteria and restore the PH balance of your skin.
After all the above discussion it is recommended that you should not pop your pimple by yourself, seek some professional advice from any dermatologist, because no one can get rid of pimple over the night, you may only make it less noticeable by handling it carefully. Pimple popping is not a good solution for the long run.