If You MUST Pop a Pimple at Home, This Is the Only Way to Do It — According to a Dermatologist

Pop a Pimple

 

Even the most skincare-savvy individuals would love to get insider intel from a dermatologist. But sometimes, it’s hard to ask a doctor your most burning questions — maybe you believe your concern is too trivial, or you’re embarrassed to get the answer in a face-to-face appointment. That’s why Spotlyte brings you Ask a Derm, a regular column where we have professionals provide the answers to your questions, no matter how big or how small. In this installment of Ask a Derm, Dr. Nava Greenfield of New York City’s Schweiger Dermatology Group explains how to safely pop a pimple at home.

You’ve heard it time and time again from doctors, estheticians, and your mother: do NOT pop your pimples. The advice is sage — dirty hands and fingernails can introduce new bacteria, making the area worse. Improper handling of a not-ready pimple can cause scarring. Dr. Nava Greenfield of Schweiger Dermatology Group in New York City is absolutely on Team Don’t Touch It, sharing that you’re “better off with a pimple for a few days than risk developing a scar.” But sometimes, the siren song of a blemish is too great to resist, so here, she kindly divulges when and how to safely pop it at home (if you must!).

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Source: Spotlyte – If You MUST Pop a Pimple at Home, This Is the Only Way to Do It — According to a Dermatologist By, Emily Orofino

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