Stop! Don’t Pop Your Pimples – A Danger Can Happen
The Dangers of Pimple Popping
Have you experienced this? You are getting ready for a big date, but as you apply your moisturizer, you felt a bump. Upon closer inspection, you realize (oh no!) that it’s a zit! What should you do? Conceal it? Cancel the date? Or better yet, pop it?
Well, popping it may seem like the best idea but did you know that doing so may come with a few consequences? If you wish to know what these are, read on.
We know that pimples can be annoying and bothersome and you will be tempted to pop it but before you do that, there are some things that you should know about— the dangers of pimple popping. Here are some of them below:
How can pimple popping lead to acne breakout? Inside the pustule of your pimple, you can find debris, oil and acne bacteria. When you break this pustule open, the gunk will ooze out, and there is a chance that the bacteria from your pimple will splatter and get inside the other pores in your face, leading to the development of more pimples.
Another scenario that might happen when you poke, pick and prod your pimple is that the debris and bacteria will be forced deeper into your pores. Along with that, any bacteria from your finger may also go into the skin. These scenarios will lead to inflammation, swelling and redness.
Popping your pimples means you will be puncturing your skin and that’s why pimple popping is a delicate process that has to be mastered. Professional facial services require the use of sterilized equipment and expertise that is critical in preventing the formation of scars. If you will do the popping on your own without using any of the required equipment, there’s a big chance that you will leave behind scars that will last longer than your pimple.
Yes, we know this may seem like a bit over the top but popping your pimples can also lead to death. How? In our face, there is what we call the triangle of death (mouth, eyes, and nose) and once you pop the pimples in these areas, there is a chance that the bacteria in your nails and fingers will be introduced to your pores which may lead to infection.
Having an infection around this area can result in death. This is because the blood vessels found in the triangle of death are connected to the back of the head, the base of out brain. This area is also connected to your sinuses. An infection in these areas can lead to serious health issues like loss of vision and paralysis and when left untreated death.
Many experts suggest that you let a pimple run its full course. When left alone, the pimple will heal by itself within 3 to 7 days. But when popped the wrong way, you will have to face the consequences which may last for weeks.