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DON’T POP THAT PIMPLE!- Weyinmi Smith

DON’T POP THAT PIMPLE!- Weyinmi Smith

PIMPLE

Pimples occur when the sebaceous glands become more active, dead skin cells clog the pores, and sometimes an infection develops.

Pimples often occur in adolescence, but they can affect people at any age.They range in severity, from blackheads to cysts

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Popping pimples feel really great. Even when you plan on leaving it alone, but there it is every time, in your face, literally taunting you, just daring you to give it a little squeeze.

If pimples are disrespectful enough to show up on your face, your fingers probably can’t wait to have a go at it, regardless of the fact that you’ve likely heard that you shouldn’t pop your pimple about a thousand times.

Here are a few more reasons why you shouldn’t pop that pimple!

1. You’ll tear your skin

According to Sejal Shah, M.D., a certified dermatologist “When you pop a pimple, you are forcefully pushing the contents — bacteria, oil, debris — of the acne bump out,” To do that, you actually tear the skin. So best case scenario, you’re left with an open wound instead of a bump.

2. You might create more pimples

Have you ever noticed that a second pimple often pops up in the place of one you just popped? Popping a pimple can give rise to more spots. “The bacteria, oil, and debris that are being contained by the acne papule, pustule or cyst once released, can spread and lead to more acne,”

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3. You will make the pimple worse

“As you press on the pimple, you are introducing bacteria and dirt from your finger into them,”Instead of making progress, you might just end up forcing the bacteria and oil down even further into the skin leading to an even larger bump. This will cause the pimple to become pesky, red, inflamed, swollen and infected.”

 

4. You will cause a scar

After a pimple has been popped and is finally starting to heal itself, a new problem now occurs.  In an attempt to heal, your body naturally produces more collagen at the site, which can lead to scar contraction. The contraction process causes the skin surface to cave in, resulting in a sunken acne scar. Now at the site of the healed pimple, scarring can cause the formation of a darkened spot.

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