Many of us want to pop our pimples the moment we see them on our face or other parts of the skin. You need not always wait for your pimples to burst out without giving you due advice, you may initiae to pop them. Though popping pimples is not recommended, it does not mean you can’t do it on your own.
It’s quite easy but there are important things to note. Here are some guidelines that you have to observe when you have to pop pimples.
Considerably the most important thing to note is know which pimples can be popped. If your pimples are not ready yet, leave them alone and wait until they are “ripe” for popping. For a red bump type of pimple, you may pop it only when you see yellowish-white pus directly underneath the skin surface.
Popping pimples before this condition can definitely spell disaster to your skin. When the pus and dirt combine to form a blackhead, this type of pimples must be removed using a blackhead remover to safely remove them. As for whiteheads, the ones with white top and liquid pus under the surface may be popped.
Below are steps on popping pimples, that of whitehead type:
First, wash your face with a gentle cleanser. “Gentle” means that the formula of the cleanser is non-comedogenic, hypoallergenic and alcohol-free. Wash your face using very warm water, cleansing the skin at least 20 seconds. After which, rinse thoroughly for 20 seconds too. Dry the skin area using a clean towel.
If you really want to make sure the pimplefilled area is really clean, you may opt to dab the pimple with cotton pad soaked in an all-natural ingredient. Witch hazel will do.
Second, run a part of a clean washcloth under very warm water. Apply the cloth directly to the pimple. This will open the skin pore and will make popping pimples less painful. Do the step for about a minute.
Now you are ready to pop your pimples. Place each tip of your index fingers on the sides of the pimple. Make sure you do this with clean hands. Then squeeze, pushing the fingertips towards each other. Do this very gently. Repeat this step until the pimples have popped. You will know if you succeeded when the pus and other dirt and impurities have burst out of the pimple.
After the pus and dirt burst out, wipe the pimple area with another cotton pad. If there is none available, use your finger to wipe them.
However, you need to repeat the squeezing part every 10 to 20 seconds to make sure you drain out the dirt and other impurities out of the pimple. Once you see blood coming out, then you have to stop. With a cotton pad wrapped around your finger, press gently the top of the pimple to stop it from bleeding.
Do not do anything to the pimple for two minutes. Then wash your face with warm water. After your skin was patted dry, apply aloe vera gel or other ointments onto the pimple. You may cover the area with a bandage as well.
Apply more aloe vera gel or ointment once or twice a day.