So, dermatologists, blogs, news articles and anyone else that you ask for advice tell you not to try and pop or pick your spots but you still don’t listen; well, the least you could do if you’re going to ignore everyone you’ve ever asked for advice is to make sure you’re popping properly. Popping spots and not doing it properly can cause even more breakouts that are even worse. Not doing it properly can also make the pimples take longer to heal and could even cause scarring.
If you really do insist on poking and prodding at your spots then make sure you use a gentle cleanser on your face first. Try Dermalogica’s Special Cleansing Gel; suitable for all skin types this formula is soap free and removes all impurities without disturbing the skin’s natural moisture levels.
Once you’ve cleansed you should rinse off the remaining cleanser with warm water and pat your face dry with a towel.
Next sterilise a needle and then gently push it into the white head of the spot; as the puss is released squeeze it gently to free any remaining dirt from the inside – be careful not to make it bleed though. You should never rub any fluid off with you finger as this will spread it to other pores, causing more breakouts; instead you should dab it gently with a tissue until it has all been removed.
After this apply a moisturiser that is oil free like Dermalogica’s best seller, Active Moist in order to keep the skin hydrated and moisturised. Finally, don’t pick at the pimple any more and leave it to heal.