Do you pop your pimples?

Australia
December 17, 2007 7:18am CST
When you get pimples what do you do? do you pop them? use a cream or gel? leave them alone? I am the worst popper but I do use tee tree oil afterwards and it works really well!
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6 responses
• United States
17 Dec 07
i don't pop them, i have before a while ago and they've left marks that last longer than if i would've just left the pimple alone or put cream on them. it sucked! haha. but my boyfriend pops his, and mine!! it's sick, hahaha. and it hurts.
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• Brisbane, Australia
17 Dec 07
I don't have pimples, so I cant answer this query. What I can say is drink lots of water.
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17 Dec 07
It's so hard not to! I totally understand! It's best to avoid it though because it can leave scars - I know. I have a few. :( I read recently that you should gently pull the skin away from the spot rather than squeezing, because it breaks the root and it will heal more quickly. I also put a dab of toothpaste on the spot because it dries it out a lot more quickly. It's really good.
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
17 Dec 07
I have always been a popper. I know it is recommended not to pop them, but I just can't help it. I can't stand to see the ugly pimple. I do make sure to wash my face well after.
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• United States
27 Dec 07
I avoid popping them, I normally just apply a drying cream. but if I go over to my friend Kyle's house and I have one he normally attacks me down and sits on me so he can pop it, I think he enjoys doing it.
@Nykkee (2523)
• Canada
19 Dec 07
Tea tree oil is such a great product. I need to buy a bottle soon, I have been out of it for quite a while. I know exactly how you feel because when you think about it which is more gross? Popping the pimples, or walking around knowing that you have a bunch of gross stuff in your pores? I think the second thing is grosser. One time, when I was in highschool, there was this gilr that didn't pop her pimples and she had one that got so big it popped on its own one day while I was walking to her and I almost puked in her face. (I didn't say anything though bvcause that would be mean.)