iVillage: The Right Way to Pop a Zit

You know you're not supposed to pop your zits, right?


But you do it anyways.


It's SO satisfying.


I loved writing this for iVillage, because I got the creator of Proactiv to give me clever tips on dealing with zits (Afrin? Who knew!) and I got to teach the internet my zit popping technique. Enjoy!


The Right Way to Pop a Zit - iVillage


Here's some good advice: If you get a pimple, it's best to leave it alone. Squeezing a pimple can worsen the problem, forcing sebum and bacteria deeper into the skin -- leaving you with a zit angrier and redder than your original one. And if you're particularly vigorous at picking at your zits you risk damaging the skin, which can potentially leave you with scars.
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The first step in deciding what to do about a zit is to evaluate it to see if it is truly ready to pop.