To pop an ingrown zit, gently puncture the head of the pimple with a sterile needle, then lightly press the surrounding tissue to force the infection out. It is best to do this after showering. Only puncture a pimple if it is ready and releases easily.
- Prick the pimple
Use a sterile needle to puncture the head of infection. Be gentle.
- Push the surrounding tissue
Cover your index fingers in tissues, then apply pressure around the head. Do not use excess force.
- Stop if this does not work
If the pimple does not release easily or if clear fluid or blood start to come out, leave it alone.