Is It Okay to Pop a Pimple?

Is It Okay to Pop a Pimple?

Hey FaceTory Fam,

Do you ever get those breakouts that are just waiting to be popped?! Like they’re right there and you know they’re ready too! So, the big question is: do you pop them? And maybe that question makes you get the ball rolling so you ask yourself a bunch of other questions like how do you pop them and are you even supposed to pop them?! Ah, the struggle! We've got the answers! Read on to find out how you can get rid of that unwanted friend on your face! #byepimples!

So,  the answer to whether or not you should pop a pimple is a big NO. Popping pimples may be very tempting but they don’t truly help your skin in the long run–especially if you’re not popping them the right way. Popping pimples may seem like you’re getting rid of the pimple but that’s not what’s going on inside your skin. Popping them can cause even more irritation and breakouts because it doesn’t truly heal the pimple, it’s more like a quick fix. But as many know, when it comes to acne, there is no quick fix. Sad life. The best way to heal a pimple is to hydrate the skin so it is strong and healthy enough to heal itself. Being gentle with your skin is much better than aggravating it!

Things that help with a pimple:

  • Hydrating your skin
  • Using ingredients that help calm and heal: Centella Asiatica, Aloe Vera, Green Tea, and Propolis
  • Hydrocolloid bandages a.k.a Pimple Patches- Pimple patches generally work best with whiteheads. This product will help ensure you don’t pick at the pimple and also makes sure that bacteria don’t reach the pimple and irritate it even more. 
  • Go to a professional. Extractions should be done by a professional to ensure it won’t get infected and will heal the right way! 

So be patient and try your best to be gentle with your skin! Thanks for reading and as always, just keep glowing!


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