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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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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People should not pop pimples, because it can lead to more pimples in the surrounding pores, to infection or to scarring. Pimples usually heal without intervention after three to seven days. 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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Pimples contain oil, acne bacteria, dead skin cells and white blood cells. A pimple begins forming when sebum, an oily substance produced by the skin, becomes trapped in a pore. Bacteria begin to replicate in this sebum,... More »