April 4, 2007 2:33am CST
If you MUST pop a pimple, first use a very warm moist washcloth on the pimple for several minutes. This helps to soften it and let the pimple break on its own if it's a big one. Don't "squeeze" the thing because you can actually squeeze the pus down deeper into your skin and end up with a much worse problem. Gently stretch and pull the skin around the pimple, like pulling the pimple taut until it opens and the pus comes out . Then clean the area up well with an astringent and let it be! it will heal up soon.
4 Apr 07
that's one nice thing to post. atleast most peole who suffer from acne won't do the squeezing trick just to take out that annoying little volcano on our faces. you are right with what you've said above. that's the best way to take it off our skins... it's the safest way actually. but after popping a pimple/acne, always be sure to place antibacterial creams on it so to ensure it won't get infected anymore.
1 person likes this