The truth is popping a pimples can cause a trauma to the skin. While it can be difificult to cause deep scarring by popping pimples, it is a one way ticket for spots on your skin a.k.a hyperpigmentation. Traditional remedies for dark spots call for bleaching chemicals like hydroquinone, harsh chemical peels with acids treatments and microdermabrasion.
Here are a few tips on how to avoid popping a pimple.
Picking, touching and irritating the pimple may contaminate or cause the pimple to hurt and stay longer.
Identify what's triggering your breakout. Whether it's stress, diet or hormones. Try incorporating a proper skincare ritual to feed skin and keep breakouts at bay.
Staying out of the mirrors for a bit might help. f you don't see that pimple, maybe you won't be too concerned about it sitting on your face.
If all else fails, schedule an appointment to see a esthetician or dermatologist to properly examine and determine if extracting or popping the pimple is best.
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