Because if you want to do it, you have to do it right
We all know that dermatologists and skin experts say don’t pimple pimples. But how many of us actually stick to their advice and instead google how to hit a spot? If you are honest with yourself, you will admit that there has been more than one occasion where you got a pimple at home.
There are a few things you should know before you pinch your fingers over this blemish. For this reason we met with the famous Dr. Pimple Popper put together to find out how to safely pop a pimple at home.
Do you have a few pimple questions that need to be answered? Continue reading…
What is the golden rule to place a spot at home?
“Let me start by saying that I do not recommend that you let your own pimples burst. However, I know that most of you do not follow this recommendation, so I insist instead” to know when to do POP and when you stop ”.
“If you really HAVE to, don’t throw anything on your face unless it has a white / yellow” head “. If the pimple has a head, it’s easiest to extract at this point, with the least risk of Scars because the bump on the surface of the skin is very superficial. “
What’s in a place? And why does the gunkel manifest?
“Pus is made up of skin cells, bacteria, and inflammatory cells that your immune system sends there to ward off this localized bacterial infection in your skin.
“It’s also a high-protein liquid called liquor puris, which is usually whitish-yellow, yellow, or sometimes a little tan.”
What should you do if you hit a dot? Should you dab with a handkerchief? Let dry?
“Clean the area with alcohol and leave it alone. Do not squeeze it further.” You may want to apply a cool compress to minimize redness and irritation, or use an over-the-counter topical steroid to minimize redness and inflammation. You usually know that a pimple has been completely drained when pus can no longer be expressed. So if you see a little blood, stop squeezing!
After a pimple breaks open, be sure to keep the area clean and let it heal properly to avoid scars. It will sting a little, but you can disinfect the area with alcohol after popping. “
Why does clear liquid leak out when you press too hard on one area?
“Clear fluid is just edema – fluid that accumulates in the area due to redness and swelling. It is not pus, it is not an infection. “
What should you watch out for when popping pimples?
“If you have a red pimple that hurts to touch and is deep under the skin, it’s pretty impossible to burst at that point.” If the pimple does not have a head and is still under the skin, trying to extract it can not only usually be very painful, but it can also cause irritation and even infection that can make it difficult to heal. Even worse, if you really traumatize the skin, you risk scarring, and that’s probably permanent. “
What is the difference between a cyst and a pimple?
“It depends on what type of cyst it is. There is the cystic form of acne, a more severe form of acne vulgaris, and this type of acne causes deeper, larger, more painful pimples under the skin that have a higher scar potential .
“The cysts that I remove on my YouTube channel are more often other types of cysts, e.g. B. epidermoid cysts, pilar cysts and steatocystomas. There are many types of cysts, and these are very different from pimples and from each other.
“In general, cysts should not be squeezed, as pressing cannot fix them and can actually cause many problems, such as inflammation, infections, and scars. Cysts should be examined by your doctor, and you may need a surgeon to fully remove them remove. “
Why do you get pimples in certain places?
“Pimples usually appear in oily areas of the skin, which is why we often see breakouts in the“ T zone ”. In addition, hormones can trigger outbreaks in certain areas, which is why (for example) people with Polycystic ovarian syndrome Those who have an increased hormone level (androgens) get more breakouts in the “beard distribution” of the face. “
Why do spots come back in the same place?
“The pimple has probably never completely come off. If the hormone level changes monthly, an increase in hormones can trigger increased oil production, an increased risk of bacterial infections and a renewed irritation of this pimple.
“Sometimes these recurring pimples are cystic and come back because they never form a head to be extracted. The pore is clogged under the skin surface and can enlarge and appear on the skin surface when your body produces more oil. “
Dr. Pimple Popper shows how to pop a spot in six steps
What can you do under pimples under the surface? How can you treat her at home?
“Pustules and inflammatory papules are white bumps with a red base, and touching them can often be painful. If you have a pustule, it means that there is purulent content inside, which means a localized infection. Bacteria are involved and have a hand in causing this type of bump.
“To treat them at home, always follow the instructions on the product or your dermatologist’s instructions. It is important to take care of your skin. If you notice dehydration or irritation, reduce the frequency with which you use the product.
‘You can use Acne products To treat current outbreaks AND prevent future outbreaks, it’s usually okay to keep using them even if an outbreak has improved and some people may choose to do so Spot treatment if they have certain areas where they are more prone to acne and breakouts. “
Dr. Pimple Poppers 6-step instructions for popping a pimple
1. Sterilize the area and pay attention to clean tools, hands and surroundings.
2nd You should make sure that you wash your face with warm water beforehand, or even better take a steaming shower to really open your pores.
3rd Use your fingers or a comedone extractor like the one I use most in my videos to apply pressure to the skin immediately surrounding the whitehead and to squeeze out the contents. When using fingers, increase traction by wrapping clean tissue paper around your fingers under pressure.
4th A whitehead should come out fairly easily when it’s done, but if the pimple doesn’t burst, there is definitely a time to give up, since forcing and pressing and squeezing it all just irritates your skin and leads to increased swelling, redness, and pain definitely your risk of local infections and scars.
5. Finally, I would recommend using a topical corticosteroid and / or topical acne spot treatment that is likely to contain benzoyl peroxide or an antibiotic, using cool compresses if desired, or simply trying to leave the area alone.
6. Contact a dermatologist or skin care professional to extract them. In summary, Know when to POP and when to stop!