Posted 22 December 2011 - 12:58 AM
I guess i just need a thorough explanation of why i should stop popping zits. I can't convince myself to stop (i know i should).
Also, is it ok to pop one, assuming its a clean, hassle free, and no pain?
Any help would be appreciated.
Posted 22 December 2011 - 01:48 AM
If I do not pop my pimples, they grow into large whiteheads and stay there for 3-4 days.
Posted 22 December 2011 - 01:56 AM
Posted 22 December 2011 - 02:15 AM
Edited by Battle2011, 22 December 2011 - 02:15 AM.
Posted 22 December 2011 - 02:01 PM
Posted 22 December 2011 - 02:12 PM
As for the actual pustules, the ones that are filled with obvious pus, I think as long as it's done safely and in a sanitary manner, and gently - not pressing too hard - it should be okay. I think the main issue is that when you rupture the pore like you do when you squeeze all those contents out, you run the risk of scarring. I always squeeze these out if I see them, because, like you, I can't leave my room let alone go to work or school with that thing hanging off my face, and popping them usually relieves the pressure and pain, and most of the time they go away relatively quickly and don't scar. Furthermore, I get cysts, and they seem to scar whether or not I squeeze.
The biggest no-no is to squeeze the little clogged pores. Infection can spread, and also, this is a very psychologically addicting habit, one that I have picked up over the past couple of months and one that is almost solely responsible for my current nightmare of facial acne. I used to squeeze very rarely, and I would sometimes get a small breakout from doing so, but I would never continue squeezing during the break out. A week or two later, I'd have my perfect skin back. But recently I have not been able to keep away from the squeezing and now I don't even recognize myself when I look in the mirror.
Edited by stpurple9, 22 December 2011 - 02:19 PM.
Posted 24 December 2011 - 01:59 PM
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