Upon waking up in the morning, you prepare to wash your face and suddenly notice a giant pimple on your face. The initial thought may be to pop it, but is that the best course of action?
It may be tempting to pop a pimple that appears ready to burst, but it's not recommended. Popping a pimple can lead to infection, scarring, or even more acne. In some cases, discoloration may occur instead of scarring.
Popping a pimple is an unhealthy habit that can be changed with practice. The most effective approach is to train yourself to resist the urge to pick at your acne.
Consider these alternative options:
If you are experiencing inflammation and itching, applying ice can help reduce the inflammation. For itchiness, using hydrocortisone twice a day for a few days can alleviate the itching sensation.
Take a look at Noon Aesthetics BenzoAzelin Forte with DermShield available in our retail store
(contact us for more info). It's an effective treatment for acne, bumpy skin with papules, and associated redness such as rose-red papules or a red rash. The key ingredient is Benzoyl Peroxide 10% which reduces inflammation and eliminates or stops bacteria growth on the skin.
Schedule an appointment at BOP. Aestheticians and dermatologists are highly trained professionals who can perform acne extractions using sterile instruments to effectively remove blackheads and whiteheads.
If you're looking for a fast solution, consider trying Hydrocolloid Acne Pimple Patches for your face. These patches can effectively reduce the appearance of pimples. Additionally, they cover the pimple, which can prevent the urge to pick at the spot.