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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Popping zits can lead to more pimples in the future, according to WebMD. A pimple is a small sack that contains dirt, oil and bacteria. When the pimple is popped, the bacteria inside can land in other pores and cause mor... More »

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Icing the skin, using sulfur-based creams or masks, using tea tree oil and getting a corticosteroid injection from a dermatologist can help reduce the swelling associated with acne, according to WebMD. Spot treatments ca... More »

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,... 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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