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.Continue Reading
Use a sterile needle to puncture the head of infection. Be gentle.
Cover your index fingers in tissues, then apply pressure around the head. Do not use excess force.
If the pimple does not release easily or if clear fluid or blood start to come out, leave it alone.
Cystic acne forms when the infection that causes a pimple moves to deeper tissue and causes the pore to fill with pus, according to WebMD. As of 2014, no one is certain of the exact cause of acne, but hormones and genetics are two factors that affect its development. During the teen years, androgens, the hormones related to acne formation, increase.Full Answer >
According to MedlinePlus, a pimple becomes swollen and irritated when the wall of the pore breaks, allowing pus, sebum and debris to leak into the surrounding tissues. This occurs in several types of acne blemishes including papules, pustules, cysts and nodules, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. Common blackheads and whiteheads are contained by the pore and normally do not cause swelling, redness and irritation outside of the pore.Full Answer >
To cover up a pimple, wash and exfoliate the skin, apply a spot treatment and a mattifying serum, pat on foundation, apply concealer, and dust the skin with powder. This five-minute process requires a mirror, a cleanser, a washcloth, a spot treatment, mattifying serum, foundation, concealer, powder and cosmetic brushes.Full Answer >
According to WebMD, cystic acne is most commonly treated using oral antibiotics, which can help to minimize inflammation and control the bacteria present. Birth-control pills are also used to control hormones that cause cystic acne, and prescription-strength creams with retinoid can help to minimize clogged pores to allow for quicker healing. Other prescription acne medications are also sometimes used in the treatment of cystic acne.Full Answer >