Why You Shouldn't Pop Your Pimples

Pimples are annoying and they tend to pop up at the absolute worst time. Before you try to pop them, though, check out this video for some better ways to get rid of acne. This video from SciShow explains how pimples are formed when bacteria collect in the pores of your skin and create tiny infections. While popping a pimple is an attractive short term solution, this can spread the infection to the surrounding area of your skin. That's likely to make the overall problem worse.

Instead, the video suggests acne treatments that prevent bacterial growth and lower inflammation. You can use over the counter topical treatments on your skin to help reduce acne overall. In severe cases of acne, you may want to look into prescription treatments.

How Do You Get Rid of Acne? [SciShow]


Comments

    But it's sooo satisfying to do while looking in the mirror. Sort of like biological bubble-wrap.

    If it's a whitehead, you're going to pop them. You can't walk around with un-popped whiteheads.

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