If there’s one thing we’ve all been taught about skincare, it’s to never pop our own pimples. Between the risk of infection and scarring, it’s considered a big no-no.
However, admittedly, I’ve been known to pop a pimple or two, and actually enjoy the extraction process (yes, guilty as charged). I’m sure that I’m not alone. So if, like myself, you truly can’t resist you’re in luck. We spoke to Face Plus Medispa’s dermal specialist, Amy Cameron and asked her when it’s acceptable to pop a pimple at home, and how to do it like a true professional.
Generally speaking, whiteheads and blackheads are the only types of pimples that should be popped, because they’re ready to extract. It can be quite embarrassing and uncomfortable to have these types of pimples on your face and body, so follow safe and hygienic procedures to extract away. Although blind pimples may be extremely painful, they should be left alone and treated by a dermal expert, explained Amy.
If you’re not brave enough to tackle the sucker head on (pun intended), be sure to leave it to the professionals.