The Problem With Picking And Popping

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Ever since our first pimple, we were told to not pick our face. But trying not to pick or pop a pimple is as effective as keeping a kid out of a candy store. When we see a blemish emerging, our first instinct is to get our index fingers ready for action.

What a lot of us don’t realize is that squeezing these little guys can actually bring about much more damage. This could cause the pimple to burst under the skin, therefore prolonging the healing process and possibly causing infection due to the bacteria your finger has introduced to the area. The result could be a red or purplish mark that lasts indefinitely. Continue picking at a scab, and there could even be an indented scar in your future.

So what do you do when a blemish shows up on your face? Resist temptation! Sometimes topical treatments and washes do the trick, and products like Zeno and Thermaclear are battery-powered devices targeted to zap pimples more quickly and effectively than any finger ever could. Problem skin persisting or getting worse? Before unleashing your fingernails on your entire face, you may want to see your dermatologist.

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