Popping pimples

Seems like a good idea at the time. It’s quick, it’s satisfying, and it leaves you with a smooth surface. Problem solved, right? It might seem like it, but every day our Acne Specialists see the fallout from acne that’s been overzealously picked and popped.

Most commonly, popping pimples will leave you with very dark or red spots (even scabs) in the area where you picked. It makes your acne look WAY worse than it actually is.

These marks can take months and even years to go away. Picking too deep can even leave you with permanent pitted, “ice pick” scars that only laser treatments or plastic surgery can improve.

Squeezing a pimple damages the follicle wall deep inside your skin, encouraging further inflammation and breakouts in the picked area. You could get a cluster of pimples in the area where you popped, or the popped pimple could come back to haunt you again and again in the same place because the wall of that follicle has been compromised.

To get rid of an unsightly zit, we recommend applying ice to the lesion for a few minutes twice a day in order to reduce redness and swelling, healing your pimple from the inside out.

The absolute best way is to prevent the zits in the first place, which is what our system does beautifully. In order to keep acne from appearing on the surface, you need to stop it from forming deep within the pore. You need the right products used correctly to achieve this.

Stop experimenting with your skin and start getting clear today!

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