- by Barbara Jacques
- 07 Feb 2019
Q&A: Is it okay to pop pimples?
A. No, it is not okay to pop pimples.I know that Dr. Pimple Popper is all the rage right now, but popping pimples on a regular can do more harm than good. While, resisting the urge to pop that annoying zit is tough. Pimples do go away. But, consistently popping pimples can lead to permanent scarring and result in dark spots.
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.
1. STOP TOUCHING YOUR FACE
Picking, touching and irritating the pimple may contaminate or cause the pimple to hurt and stay longer.
2. EMBRACE THE PIMPLE
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.
3. STAY AWAY FROM MIRRORS
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.
4. SEE A PROFESSIONAL
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.