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!
Hi there! In case you weren’t aware- fine lines are actually wrinkles, only much more shallow. Think of them as wrinkles in their beginning stages!
There are two main factors that contribute to the formation of fine lines AND their eventual evolve: wrinkles.
- The main causes are bad muscle habits and muscle weakness. On a person’s face, these two things will affect ALL of the muscles, even if only a few are directly contributing to the issue. Your best weapon for this battle is to find a facial exercising program that you will follow without fail- the truth is that it takes A LOT of continuous, dedicated effort to fix naughty muscles. As you strengthen the muscles, the lines will gradually become more and more shallow- with the possibility of eventually disappearing completely. But I want to stress to you: this is not a lightning-fast fix- time plus effort equals results.
- The secondary, less impacting cause is that of the quality of the skin. Skin, our biggest organ, is affected by many factors: genetics, environment, and mostly- what we put into and onto our bodies. The food we eat, how much water we drink, and what types of products we use (if you use products or consume products with a high content of chemicals/pesticides/additives, your body must work harder to try to purge these things- not to mention that OF COURSE you are under attack by their negative effects on you- this all adds up to serious effects on your skin’s health). Trying to eat healthier (organic if you can afford it- I just recently read of a study conducted a few years back that concluded that after just ONE WEEK of eating a MOSTLY <meaning not entirely!> organic diet, there was a 96% reduction in the pesticide level of the tested persons’ bodies. WOW!!), drink plenty of plain water, and opt for safer personal products (free and clear laundry detergent is a great place to start!). Additionally, a good skin care routine of proper cleansing and moisturizing, along with sufficient ‘beauty rest’ will improve your skin dramatically. Good skin care need not be expensive nor time consuming, just appropriate.
Please check out my other articles! My website is very new, and I am in the process of learning how to optimize it for my readers- but I have a few articles posted, with more to come soon! There’s already some info about several facial exercise programs I have personally tried, as well as safer products and ingredients you can use for skin care. Take care, and good luck!! 🙂
Until next time,
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