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Why You Need To Stop Picking and Popping Your Pimples 

May 22, 2020 3 min read

Why You Need To Stop Picking and Popping Your Pimples 

We’ve all been there: you have an exciting event on the horizon, and an unexpected pimple pops up…


The anxiety sets in. There’s nothing that can offset your whole mood more than an unexpected pimple setting up camp smack dab in the middle of your face for all to see. 

So what’s a girl to do?

Well, if you’re like most ladies, you’re probably tempted to just pick and pop that pesky pimple right off. 

Let us stop you right here. 

When it comes to achieving clear, blemish-free skin, picking and popping your pimples is one of the WORST things you can do. 

Why? Well, today we’re going to break it down for you, explaining exactly why you need to stop picking and popping your pimples ASAP. 

Let’s discuss. 

  • Picking pimples results in acne scarring 

  • Nobody likes acne, but what if we told you that picking your pimples could result in your acne following you around for the rest of your life? 

    Yup, when you pick that pimple, you’re greatly increasing your chances of acne scarring. 

    Let’s avoid that, shall we? Don’t pick your pimples, and you’ll have that pimple for a week or two, but you’ll manage to avoid dealing with it for potentially your whole life. What sounds better to you? 

  • Popping pimples results in more acne 

  • More acne? No thank you!

    Here’s the deal: You might think popping your pimple will reduce its appearance, but there’s actually a good chance you’re spreading the bacteria from that pimple onto the surrounding areas of your face, resulting in even more acne. 

    Keep acne tamed and stop the spread by resisting the urge to pop your pimples. Trust us, you’ll thank us later.

  • Popping pimples slows down the healing process 

  • Let’s say you pop your pimple and manage to avoid the spread of bacteria. Even if you do pull this off, popping the pimple is guaranteed to slow down your body’s natural healing process, meaning, sure, the pimple might reduce in size, but you’re going to have a reminder of that pimple on your face for much longer than you would if you left it alone. 

    Plus hey, as mentioned above, this can lead to lifelong scarring. 

  • Picking pimples results in more inflammation and irritation 

  • We’ve said it before, but we’ll say it again:acne stems from inflamed, irritated skin. Oftentimes, if your skin is breaking out, it’s probably irritated by harsh products, excessive scrubbing,food sensitives, orhormonal imbalances

    In other words, if you want clear skin, you need to calm your skin with soothing products and gentle application. Picking and popping are definitely not gentle, and the more you keep irritating the pimple, the less likely it is to heal. 

  • Picking and popping your pimples means your hands on your face 

  • If you’re struggling with acne, we don’t need to tell you how important it is to NOT touch your face. 

    If you’re constantly putting your hands on your face, whether intentionally or just by habit, you’re spreading dirt, oil, and bacteria onto your sensitive skin, resulting in even more acne. 

    This is especially true when you’re popping and picking pimples because, unless you’re using a special tool, there’s a good chance you’re putting your fingers directly onto your pimple. 

    Don’t do this. Plain and simple. 

    Should you pick and pop your pimples?

    The answer is obvious: No, you absolutely should NOT pick and pop your pimples. 

    We know how tempting it can be. And yes, it certainly feels like a quick fix to an unexpected blemish, but let us be clear: picking and popping your pimples will result in more problems in the long run. 

    Stay strong, don’t pick and pop your pimples, and you’ll be much more satisfied with your skin down the road. Guaranteed.

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