The unwanted side effects of pimple popping can make your skin darker and the texture of your skin rough. If you push the pimple deeper into the skin, which often happens, it increases inflammation which can cause long lasting acne scars and dark spots.
Side effects of pimple popping:
1- Permanent acne scars
2- More noticeable acne
3- More painful acne
4- An infection
5- Cystic acne
Harm caused by popping pimples?
While a deadly infection is within the skin, the effects of popping a pimple by your hands will make the infection spread. Breaking the skin’s surface anywhere (on your face or body) poses a risk of bacteria entering the bloodstream, which is the main concern as due to this way infection spreads and more breakouts happen.
What happens if you pop too many pimples?
Popping a pimple is something you should make every effort to avoid. Doing so can cause a hair follicle to rupture that pushes the infection deeper into skin tissues. This can lead to skin inflammation, scarring, discoloration, and the formation of new pimples in nearby areas.
What to do after you pop a pimple?
Follow a post pimple-popping skin care.
- Wash your hands thoroughly with an antibacterial soap.
- Apply an antibiotic ointment, such as bacitracin, with clean hands or a clean cotton swab.
- Apply an antibacterial spot treatment moving forward, such as tea tree oil and later, wash your face with normal to cold water.
Can I put vaseline on a popped pimple?
The way you treat a pimple after popping it does matter. You should apply some over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream, which will help reduce inflammation. After that, a dab of vaseline will help keep the open wound from getting infected.
About the Author: Dr. Sayyam Azam is a Certified Dermatologist who has specialized in Clinical Dermatology (Pakistan) and Aesthetic Medicine(U.S). During her specialized training, she is involved in multiple clinical as well as aesthetic dermatological procedures such as botox, fillers, and chemical peels. As a licensed dermatologist, she is now running a state of art Aesthetic Centre (The Face Clinic) in Multan, Pakistan.