It is never a good idea to pop a pimple. Pimples are sacks of bacteria that, when popped, contaminate the surface of the skin, which can lead to more pimples. Squeezing pimples may force bacteria deeper into the skin, wh... 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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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. More »

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 »

To "pop" a pimple, dermatologists and aestheticians will usually lance the yellowish pimple with a sterile needle and then use a tool called a comedone extractor to squeeze the contents out of the pimple. One may also ch... More »