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Hey,

Whiteheads that come up, should they be left? or is it fine to pop them?

And if popping them is fine, do you just go over them with your nail?

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i gues it depends

popping isnt usually as good for ur skin as leaving them

but i kno from experience if u have lots of little ones all on ur chin its VERY hard not to pop them :( coz your face looks all bumpy n crap if u dont.

oh wel its your decision :(

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And if popping them is fine, do you just go over them with your nail?

Hell no, that will severely damage your skin and cause either that spot to just reappear or cause breakouts around the spot. If you are gonna pop it, I suggest you first sterilize a needle using a lighter and then flush it with cold water under the sink to cool it down and then prick the spot until you see some of it ooze out. Then get 2 q-tips (cotton swabs) and squeeze the area around it. This minimizes the contact area with your skin plus q-tips are most likely a lot cleaner than your fingers and ESPECIALLY your nails.

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here is my imput.

when i leave a whitehead, it is gone the next day.

when i pop one stays around for 4 more days or so and then turns into a brown spot, then a red spot.

if you don't touch your skin, you'll be better off

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leave it if u can.

if u can't use a needle.

try covering the popped zit with neospprin and a round bandaid this prevents a scar.

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when i leave a whitehead it stays for 3 days, when i pop it using the "right method" with a sterilized needle it's gone the next day.

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Don't pop it. It'll scar your skin tissue. Topical Clindamycin 1% has been very effective on my whiteheads and prevent scarring after healing.

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the reason i lance my whiteheads is kinda nasty.

when i squeeze out the pus, out pops a little yellow plug of sebum. sometimes with a hair in the middle.

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