Popping a pimple the right way is important if you want to recover your skins beauty.

Pimples can be so much an embarrassment that you are often tempted to pop them as soon as they begin to form.

That is a mistake!

The best thing you could do for yourself is to let your body heal the pimple on its own without you obstructing by popping.

It is however understandable that for social reasons you might want to break it, rather than carrying a scary face no one wants to see.


So if you must pop it, do it safely and effectively – when done properly, popping a pimple can be beneficial to the healing process.

However, only pop pimples those are ready to be popped, ripe all the way at the surface and white/yellow.

Again, it is best done after shower is best, when the skin is supple though popping can be successfully performed with dry skin as well.

  1. Disinfect a needle with rubbing alcohol. A basic sharp sewing needle is a good choice because sewing needles are strong and sharp.

  2. Gently prick the pimple’s surface.

  3. Take two tissues and wrap each of your index fingers with them.

  4. Squeeze from the sides, confidently but gently, using a down-and-in motion. Don’t force it. If the pimple is ready it will pop. If it doesn’t, leave it be. Stop if clear fluid or blood starts to come out.

  5. Walk away from the mirror! Continuing to work at a lesion that is not ready to be popped will most definitely introduce unnecessary irritation and can also increase the chance of scarring.

  6. It is very important to leave deep, painful lesions (cysts and nodules) untouched. Do not attempt to pop them. Instead, a effective option for these types of lesions is to see a dermatologist who can administer a cortisone injection, which will bring down swelling and potentially reduce or eliminate scarring. Often dermatologists will accept a quick “emergency” appointment for such matters.


source: acne.org