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i pop my pimples too much...

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Last night I went on a popping fest. The thing is I never use nails and I always try to use tissue and keep bactine close by and antibiotic cream. They say not to pop until blood comes out, but I don't understand this because I pop until all the white stuff comes out in the pimple because then the pimple will still be there, but when all of it comes out, the next thing to follow is usually blood and I stop when the blood shows up. Am I doing it wrong? When blood comes out I usually leave it alone because all the white stuff is gone. Then I apply bactine on it, then antibiotic cream. In like four days, the area has dried up, and eventually peels off and I'm left with a little bit of hyperpigmentation like I would be with a regular pimple. My question is, that if you don't use your nails and don't pop something that doesn't pop easily, will my skin scar? So far I don't seem to have any scars but I did notice a mark that has been there for a while and wondered if this was due to a pimple I had once. Overall I think it's best not to pop but it's hard to stop when you rface breaks out like crazy.

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ALSO, I don't use a needle to pop the tip like it says in the "proper way to pop a pimple". I just look for the painful part of the pimple, find what seems to be the center of it, wait till the tip pushes its way out with pressure until it pops. Then when it pops I rinse the area with water so the bacteria won't spread and then I get some bactine and antibiotic cream.

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sounds like ur popping them properly, i wait until i can see a big enough bump and a white spot in the middle and when it starts bleeding is when u should stop. some though u should just not even fuck with. u might leave some shit in there and it comes back even worse. i have a couple of small scars from popping pimples prematurely *which i regret*. When i go get my facials followed by microdermabrasion, my facial lady pops them for me before she performs the microdermabrasion. she uses a 33 gauge lancet needle. popping makes the pimple heal faster and sometimes if u leave some pimples unpopped it can break the capillary walls in ur skin and become a scar. just be careful and dont pop pimples that are too dry.

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That sounds like a redmark to me not a scar. That is perfectly normal after a pimple is gone; its part of the healing process. Dont worry, those do fade with time. I have a lot of redmarks and a lot of them have faded in a duration of one to one and a half years. Now in regards to popping your pimples, Im sorry but I do not have any advice on that because I do not know the proper way to pop pimples either :lol:


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Wash face and chest with Kaiser 5% bp wash

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Apply make up, blush, finishing powder, MAC moisture cover to dark underyeye circles

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starting evening of May 28, 2009, I wash my face with Face Reality Skincare Sensitive Skin Gel Cleanser at night time only

Apply Differin to face and chest

Wait to dry and moisturize with face reality skincare cranberry cream

Apply Estee Lauder Future Perfect Eye Cream

Pop a doxycycline

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Anyone who has a problem zit thats having a hard time healing, try this and let me know if it helped you. Mix one tablespoon of sea salt with three tablespoons of warm water, apply to a cotton ball or a paper towel. Apply to the zit for ten to fifteen minutes, and then wash it off.


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sounds like ur popping them properly, i wait until i can see a big enough bump and a white spot in the middle and when it starts bleeding is when u should stop. some though u should just not even fuck with. u might leave some shit in there and it comes back even worse. i have a couple of small scars from popping pimples prematurely *which i regret*. When i go get my facials followed by microdermabrasion, my facial lady pops them for me before she performs the microdermabrasion. she uses a 33 gauge lancet needle. popping makes the pimple heal faster and sometimes if u leave some pimples unpopped it can break the capillary walls in ur skin and become a scar. just be careful and dont pop pimples that are too dry.

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:comfort: I know what its like to have the urge to pop your pimples. I pop almost every pimple I get. I think leaving puss on the face is absolutely disgusting and they dont just go away on their own! Is that your thinking too?

My regimen changed (starting 5/16/09) and I am not a happy camper

AM regimen

Wash face and chest with Kaiser 5% bp wash

Moisturize with face reality skincare cranberry cream

Apply Estee Lauder Future Perfect Eye Cream

Apply make up, blush, finishing powder, MAC moisture cover to dark underyeye circles

Pop a doxycycline

PM regimen

Remove make up with desert esscence jojoba oil using cotton balls

starting evening of May 28, 2009, I wash my face with Face Reality Skincare Sensitive Skin Gel Cleanser at night time only

Apply Differin to face and chest

Wait to dry and moisturize with face reality skincare cranberry cream

Apply Estee Lauder Future Perfect Eye Cream

Pop a doxycycline

Foundation- MAC Studio Tech Foundation in NC20 or MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation in NW15, apply a MAC blush, apply MAC prep and prime finishing powder

Anyone who has a problem zit thats having a hard time healing, try this and let me know if it helped you. Mix one tablespoon of sea salt with three tablespoons of warm water, apply to a cotton ball or a paper towel. Apply to the zit for ten to fifteen minutes, and then wash it off.


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:comfort: I know what its like to have the urge to pop your pimples. I pop almost every pimple I get. I think leaving puss on the face is absolutely disgusting and they dont just go away on their own! Is that your thinking too?

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:comfort: I know what its like to have the urge to pop your pimples. I pop almost every pimple I get. I think leaving puss on the face is absolutely disgusting and they dont just go away on their own! Is that your thinking too?

Uh yeah its gorss, the ones with the white heads. Those are definintely goners. I wonder when the little ones go away. I don't pop those too often because they are too small and have no tips. What are those called? I'm using retin-a micro now and doryx. Been on it a little over two weeks and see no results. But the retin-a I like. It seems to heal the popped pimples quickly. I'm going on Ortho Tricyclen next weekend. I think my acne issue may be hormonal so perhaps it will help me some. I hope so. I think I pop for psychological reasons. Like when I have to do something that I don't want to do like clean the dishes, I'll go to the mirror to procrastinate subconsciously and when I snap out of the popping trance, I remember what I was suppose to be doing and end up depressed over my red face! Does this happen to you? To Anyone?


My regimen changed (starting 5/16/09) and I am not a happy camper

AM regimen

Wash face and chest with Kaiser 5% bp wash

Moisturize with face reality skincare cranberry cream

Apply Estee Lauder Future Perfect Eye Cream

Apply make up, blush, finishing powder, MAC moisture cover to dark underyeye circles

Pop a doxycycline

PM regimen

Remove make up with desert esscence jojoba oil using cotton balls

starting evening of May 28, 2009, I wash my face with Face Reality Skincare Sensitive Skin Gel Cleanser at night time only

Apply Differin to face and chest

Wait to dry and moisturize with face reality skincare cranberry cream

Apply Estee Lauder Future Perfect Eye Cream

Pop a doxycycline

Foundation- MAC Studio Tech Foundation in NC20 or MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation in NW15, apply a MAC blush, apply MAC prep and prime finishing powder

Anyone who has a problem zit thats having a hard time healing, try this and let me know if it helped you. Mix one tablespoon of sea salt with three tablespoons of warm water, apply to a cotton ball or a paper towel. Apply to the zit for ten to fifteen minutes, and then wash it off.


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