Popping a pimple can lead to infection, swelling and even permanent scarring, especially if done improperly. When a person pops a pimple, it allows bacteria to get into other pores and can lead to even more breakouts, ac... More »

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Popping a pimple can be very detrimental to your skin, and can even make things worse, says WebMD. Pimples occur when excess oils, bacteria and skin cells clog up a pore creating a small sac, or pustule, on the skin. More »

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Negative side effects of popping pimples include causing more pimples by spilling infected debris into the dermis, infection and scarring. Popping pimples can also cause nodules or cysts that are large and painful and re... More »

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To use a pimple popping tool, or a comedone, first sterilize the extractors with rubbing alcohol. Use warm water and a gentle soap to cleanse the face, and consider steaming problem skin for 10 to 15 minutes. Use light p... More »

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To dry out a pimple, first apply ice, dab on tea tree oil and follow with a spot treatment. Follow up by drying the pimple overnight with lemon juice, and then express the whitehead with cotton swabs. More »

With thoroughly washed hands, lance the pimple with a sterilized pin and squeeze the pimple using a cotton swab. Follow up by cleaning the area with rubbing alcohol or antibacterial ointment. More »

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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 inclu... More »