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Why you shouldn’t pop pimples

 
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At home popping can create a slew of problems, making professional care vital in acne treatment. 

We all hate breakouts and it can be very tempting to squeeze them in an attempt to get rid of them quickly, but there are plenty of reasons not to do exactly that. 
  • Harder to heal. Pimples are your body’s way of saying that it’s time to heal. Pimples are a collection of all the things that need to get out of your body. When you pop the pimple, you are exposing more dirt and bacteria into the body.
  • Can cause infection. Popping pimples brings in more dirt and bacteria then what was there before. This, in turn, can cause an infection, which is worse than a pimple!
  • Scabs and scarring. Pimple popping leads to scabbing and scarring, which is harder to heal and get rid of.
  • Create more pimples. Popping one zit can make another zit pop up. When popping a pimple, you can be pushing bacteria and dirt further into your skin and spreading the acne bacteria to other areas.

Rather than popping pimples, skin care professionals can perform an extraction instead, which is much more hygienic. They use a tool specifically designed to unblock clogged pores, wear gloves and clean the area as they go.
 
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