Seriously! Yes I know the struggles of staring down those bacterial bumps and the satisfaction you get when you pop one of those suckers. BUT you have to stop! you’re only damaging your skin more. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Here’s what happening when you pop a pimple ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ When you squeeze a pimple, you can inadvertently force all the debris from the pore deeper into the follicle. That can cause the follicle wall to rupture, spilling all the infected material into the dermis, the lower layer of skin. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Do enough squeezing and you may even turn that regular pimple into a more serious type of blemish, like a nodule (a hard, red, painful blemish deep within the skin) or an acne cyst. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Every time your skin is damaged there's a possibility that, as the skin heals, tissue will be lost. That's how you get depressed or pitted acne scars. The greater the damage done to the skin, the greater the chance of tissue loss. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀
Picking at your blemishes can spread infection, and ultimately worsen your acne. Clearly, a hands-off policy is the best choice when it comes to your skin. ⠀⠀
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I ask that you really look at the long term affect that pimple popping will have on ur skin. Next week I’ll follow up with ways to prevent acne, remedies, and products to use.