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Will pimples go away if you don't pop them?

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Normal pimples generally come and go quickly without popping or picking them. In fact, popping pimples does not make them go away quickly, it may spread bacteria, produce more acne or cause scarring, says Skinacea.com.

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Squeezing pimples may also force the pus deeper into the skin and cause more severe inflammation, notes PubMed Health. The less touching of the face, the better condition the skin usually maintains. Many people have non-inflammatory acne, which is frequently referred to as blackheads and pimples, says PubMed Health. Professional pimple extraction may be an option for acne suffers, because it is safer and more hygienic than at-home methods.

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