DON'T PICK THAT PIMPLE!!!! Geez louise, how many times have you heard that? It feels gigantic, it's red, it's sore, and it's white tip feels like a lighthouse guiding everyone's stares to it. Not the kind of attention we want! We all know that we aren't going ANYWHERE, not school, not work or anywhere until that thing has been picked, pinched and squeezed unmercilessly.
There is a right way and a wrong way to pick a pimple. Yes, it's ok to pick a pimple if you do it the right way. Shocking, I know, it goes against what everyone tells you, yet . . . here I am saying, it's ok!
Picking the wrong way, (pushing, pinching, squeezing till it pops) pushes the infection into the surrounding tissue, only to causing more problems. Yes, you may get some of it out, but trust me, it's not all gone!!!
So gather up your Proper Picking Tools: 90% Alcohol, needle or lancet, gentle cleanser, tissue, benzoyl peroxide (optional, but a really good idea, BP will kill the bacteria that remains in the pore) and concealer (optional).
Proper Pimple Picking Instructions:
NEVER pick a pimple that looks like illustration #3 above! IT IS NOT READY!!!
1. First park yourself in front of a mirror and a sink!
2. "Sterilize" the needle if you are using one. You can hold it over
flame, or let it soak in 90% alcohol (the kind you get in the Health and Beauty aisle), for 10 minutes.
3. Wash your hands & the pimple. Yes, really, take the time to do it.
4. Make an "opening" in the white (infection) part of the pimple.
Insert needle & wiggle it to make an opening.
5. Wrap tissue around your fingers and GENTLY PRESS in a circle
to EASE the infection out.
6. Gently wipe away the infection (pus). Wash the area with a gentle
fragrance free cleanser. Pat dry, then spot treat with Benzoyl Peroxide.
remember BP bleaches fabric, so wash your hands right away!
7. Finish with a concealer (one that matches your skin tone).
There! You did it! Don't get crazy and do every pimple, only the ones that are "ready"! Otherwise, you are just asking for trouble.
My last message is: Do you want to be cute in 10 years? Don't mess up your face with a bad picking job now. (I know you'll be cute anyway, but you will wish you hadn't over aggressively picked!) Read my post How Not To Pick A Pimple, to give you some incentive not to pick!
Take care of your birthday suit,
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