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Okay, still want to do this thing? First, you need to evaluate the pimple:
Do consider popping a pimple when it has a soft white head. This means that the pus
is close to the surface of the skin and is ready to be drained without much effort.
Don’t try to pop a pimple that is blind or cystic. These are deep, infected bumps that
are far below the skin’s surface. They feel hard and are often painful to the touch. How to Pop a Pimple the Right Way
Follow these steps for a successful home extraction: 1. Clean your hands. Wash your hands with
soap and warm water. Dry with a clean towel. 2. Clean your face. Wash and gently exfoliate
your face. You may want to do this in the shower to also let the hot steam soften the
pus. (If not, you can also run a clean washcloth under hot water, wring it out, and drape it
over your face for a few minutes.) 3. Sterilize your tools. Disinfect your needle
and/or comedone extractor by passing it through a flame. Let it cool, and then wipe down with
rubbing alcohol. 4. Sterilize the pimple. Dab rubbing alcohol
on the pimple itself and surrounding area. Wipe down your fingers and/or put on the latex
gloves, if you are using them. 5. Pierce the pimple. Hold the needle parallel
to your skin, and then gently pierce the white part at the top in that same parallel direction.
So you are piercing it ACROSS, not down. The reason you don’t want to pierce down is
because that encourages the bacteria to be pushed back into the pore.
6. Create a small tear. While the needle is still in the pimple, pull it upward to
rip—yes, rip!—the skin. This creates a small, clean tear from which the pus can safely
drain out. Since the white head is already dead skin, this should not cause any pain
or damage to the skin. 7. Release the pus. Now you can gently push
down on the sides of the pimple to help get the pus out. Make sure you are wearing gloves
or that you’ve wrapped your index fingers in clean tissues. You want to use a scooping
motion, pushing down and under, so the material can come up and out through the pore. (Think:
vertically, not horizontally!) Be conscious of using the pads of your fingertips to press,
instead of your nails. You can also use the side of your needle to
apply pressure to the pimple. The loop on the comedone extractor is yet another option,
but be extra-cautious not to press too hard! If nothing is coming out, or the pimple starts
bleeding or weeping, then definitely back off.
8. Apply drying lotion. Dab the pimple with rubbing alcohol, and then your spot treatment
of choice. Leave your skin alone for at least an hour before applying any makeup.
You did it! Congratulations on a (hopefully) successful home extraction session. Now you
can cover up your pimple in its final stages of healing! Don’t forget to subscribe my youtube channel
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