Popping Zits, What Is The Best Way To Pop A Zit?


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Anonymous answered
The common advice is not to pop the zit. It is believed that it is best to let the body heal on its own.  However, most people will pop a zit anyway and so should do it properly and safely. Surprisingly, new research shows that popping a zit can actually help speed the healing process.

Caution! This technique is not for painful lesions or cystic acne – zits that are burrowed deeply under the skin surface. It is only appropriate when white blood cells collect and are walled off in a follicle, forming a white head that is visible on the surface.

  • Gather your supplies. You will need alcohol, cotton balls or wipes, a needle, matches or lighter and a mirror to see what you are doing.
  • Wash your hands with soap and hot water.
  • Pass a needle through the flame of a lighter or match. The common garden variety sewing needle is a good choice. Once it has safely cooled, use an alcohol soaked cotton ball or wipe to wipe it clean.
  • Hold the needle on a parallel line with the zit. Gently insert the needle into the surface of the zit and pull upwards. This should remove the top of the zit and release any pus.
  • Gently apply pressure to the sides of the zit. Do not squeeze it between the thumb and finger. Squeezing a pimple may actually cause it to implode deeper into the skin, resulting in a red swollen cyst. Push down in a perpendicular motion for the best results.
  • Stop. You don’t want to pop a pimple until clear fluids or blood begins to appear.
  • Finish by swabbing the popped zit with alcohol or witch hazel. Apply a dab of acne medication and you’re done. The zit should be completely gone in 72 hours.
Painful lesions or cystic acne should be left strictly alone or treated by a dermatologist. A dermatologist can oftentimes inject a steroid to heal these types of acne conditions.

Some useful links:
www.acne.org www.acne-resource.org www.absoluteacneinfo.com
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alex day answered
There is no way to pop a zit goodly! Girl,(or boy:) if you pop a zit you will scar your dambed face!

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