Hello! Pimples are such buggers aren’t they?! As for me personally, I don’t get them very often, but when I do, if I don’t drain them, they will NEVER go away. So I have absolutely no real choice BUT to pop them. Does this apply for you too?
It is common belief that if you pop pimples, you are doomed to be scarred for life! However, this need not be the case. Sure, they can take FOREVER to heal, but as long as you are vigilant in your care, you can speed the process along.
So, as for the actual popping part, there’s 2 different methods I employ:
- First, I disinfect the outer layer of the pimple and my fingers with alcohol, witch hazel, or ACV. Any of those work wonderfully! Then, GENTLY, with a mirror inches from my pimple, I put pressure on 2 sides of the base of it, and push inward, to cause it to rupture. Sometimes, a readjustment of the placement of my fingers is necessary, especially when dealing with really painful ones. Now here is the key to getting rid of that thing as quickly as possible: You must do your best to COMPLETELY drain it of pus. The best way to ensure this is to squeeze until blood comes out too. Sometimes, if I do that and then wait a few more seconds and squeeze again, I will find leftover pus coming out. Once it is drained, IMMEDIATELY cover the pimple with your disinfecting agent (the alcohol, witch hazel, ACV, or whatever else you may have chosen). This is the method I use 99.9% of the time.
- Alternatively, there is a tool that you can buy called a comedone extractor. This is a long, thin piece of metal with circular holes at the ends. To use it, you place the hole over top of the pimple and basically swish it around to cause the pimple to burst. Although I have had one for many years, I probably used it less than 5x. They are relatively inexpensive, so if it won’t break the bank, it might be worth your money to buy one and try it out. You might decide that it’s the best thing you’ve ever bought in your life (haha, not likely, but who knows? 😉 )! Check this one out: Professional Blackhead and Blemish Remover – Pimple Comedone Removal 2-In-1 Extractor Tool – by Utopia Care (Square)
Hope this helps, please let me know if I can be of any further assistance. Please check out my other articles for more all-natural skin care tips!
Take care, and God bless!