Do you pop your pimples or zits?

Pimples or Acne -  Pimples, zits, or acne are caused by the pollution or the fatty foods we eat. It is annoying when you got one. It is blemish red and burst out sometimes.
@vonn1378 (706)
Philippines
July 18, 2007 6:51am CST
It is a common problem especially with teenagers. They are pimple or acne prone. Men or women been into this stage. Pimples can cause emotional distress and sometimes we tend to isolate ourselves if our face is covered with pimples. It also affects our self-confidence sometimes. When you have pimples do you pop them or just leave it? Though I know some people cannot refrain from popping their pimples. In which category you belong? When I have pimples I don't pop it because I'm afraid about the outcome. What I do is use toothpaste, yes you heard it right I use toothpaste. It helps dry the pimples overnight. Fortunately, I don't have scars caused by pimples. Yes you, any secrets in dealing with your pimples or zits?
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@punlonnjack (1309)
• United States
19 Jul 07
When i was a teenager this was a bad habit of mine.I couldnt stop myself. I now have scars.I dont pop them now but I catch myself scratching them and making them just as sore. I dont have acne like I did growing up thankfully. I do however like picking on my husbands back. He hates it and gets mad at me but I think its fun. I know its not a good thing to do so I stopped doing it as much lately. Why is it an addictive thing?I do it without realizing it. I scratch his back and wow theres one. lol
@jalbeos (1176)
• Philippines
26 Jul 07
I am addictive to it too. lol, I used to pop pimples of my classmate when I was in high school, he liked it... ahahah
@mayenskie (1308)
• Philippines
21 Jul 07
yeah, me too, sometimes i can't resist popping out those zits. I like to pinch the white stuff that goes out with my nail. I do not touch the big pimples just the small ones. It's just fortunate that despite having a lot of pimple attacks while growing up , my face is not really scarred with pimple marks. although there is a few but its not really that noticeable. I am afraid to touch the big and red pimples because i am afraid of scarring.
@yamskee (830)
• Philippines
19 Jul 07
i do. i pop them especially wheni cant hide them, id rather cure a scar than a raging zit.
• India
19 Jul 07
No way!!! It's best if you use creme or some other ointment. The best thing that i've found so far to be the most affective is turmeric and sandal paste.
@saintz87 (439)
• Singapore
19 Jul 07
Well, I often squeeze them when they are riped, or feels irritating. I have build up this habit since I hardly have any pimples, or zits lying on my face daily. The only times I get these are when I am under the sun for took long, and when my face turns oily, it creates all those zits. I guess the best way to prevent is to, wash your face with good facial daily, have a proper diet, eat less fried food, drink lots of water.
@add_im (2712)
• Philippines
19 Jul 07
When I was a teenager, I used to have lots of pimples on my face and I just don't care much about it...until I get much older and think about what i'm going to do with them. Finally at last it cured up by the help of facial cleansing and with my own effort to. Now, im blessed to have a smooth face and pimples free. :-)
@Angela07 (202)
• United States
19 Jul 07
No , because I know if I do it will leave a nasty scar that will take a while to go away or just won't go away at all.
@Calais (10900)
• Australia
19 Jul 07
I had a few pimple but not acne..I would pop them, I could not help it...
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
18 Jul 07
NO... dont do that. it will irritate more and the germs will scatter all over you face. it will cause to spread or have another pimple in the other part of the face. yes it is very irritating to see a zit or zits on the face specially when it is big and red. but popping it will not help anything.
@lani0529 (1726)
• Philippines
18 Jul 07
Hello vonn!(",) It's not advisable to pop out your pimples because the tendency is that it will increase in number. Just live it that way and wash your face with mild soap. There is nothing wrong if you have 1 or 2 pimples because its just normal. My sister before likes popping out her pimples that's why until now at the age of 25, she has many pimples because of what she is doing with her pimples. Just make sure that you clean your face before sleeping. Have a happy pimple-free life!(",)
@bluishrose (2291)
• Philippines
18 Jul 07
Well for me its the other way around i pop my pimples whenever i see one rather than leaving it. It doesn't leave a scar or dark spot unlike when i leave it weird right? I prefer to pop the dirt out right away then wash with a fcial wash like ponds it helps alot in my skin =D
• United States
18 Jul 07
No, or at least I try not to. I am lucky I dont get much acne. Good face cleaning habits helps prevent it. If I do get one I try my best to leave it alone, as popping it just spreads the junk around