How to Pop a Pimple Cleanly

If you are having trouble with pimples then you need to think about ways to safely remove them. You can go for the popular, home remedy solutions if you choose; but the chances are that toothpaste, tea bags and lemon juice are not going to remove your pimples very effectively.

The only safe and sensible home remedy is to use a sterile spot popper tool to get rid of your pimples. ‘Sterile’ is essential, as if it is not sterile it will just introduce more infection. So get a stainless steel version, and boil it before each use.

Before using the spot popper you need to clean the area with alcohol or another antiseptic like iodine solution. This will ensure that you don’t spread germs. If you have the time, you can also take a facial, by using a steam bath for a quarter of an hour. This will soften the skin and make the extraction of the spot easier. Other things you can do to help remove the pimples cleanly include dabbing the spot with ice after you have remove its contents. This will help bring the inflammation down.

One step you must take is to thoroughly clean away the contents of the spot after it has been popped, again using alcohol or iodine, and cotton wool.

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Ways to Remove Blackheads

Blackheads are a common affliction, especially among teenagers. These spots form when an accumulation of sebum, dead skin cells and other grime gathers in the pores of the skin. Unlike whiteheads, with blackheads the pores do not become clogged. This means that oxygen can get in, and cause the oily mixture to oxidize – in other words it turns rancid, which is why the oil turns black, giving the characteristic dark appearance of the core of the blackhead.

This core is often infected. It also causes irritation to the skin, due to the toxic nature of the rancid oil. The skin responds to this irritant toxicity by setting up inflammation – which is why the spot forms.

When removing a blackhead you are really squeezing out the dark rancid core. By doing this you are removing the irritant, and allowing the irritation to go down and the spot to heal.

What you have to be careful about, though, is the risk of introducing bacteria into the already swollen and vulnerable skin, through the open pore. That is why you should never remove the blackhead unless you are using a newly sterilised pimple popper. These tools are made of stainless steel, so they can be boiled time and again. Use any other tool, or a tissue, or your fingers, and you run the risk of a bad infection that will possibly lead to a scar.  

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How to Get Rid Of Pimples Fast

It is by no means unusual for teenagers to become depressed when pimples break out on their skin, especially on their faces. The feeling they suffer from is that they are ugly, and they are unable to join in with normal social activities with their friends. As a result of the frustration that this engenders, they are often driven to try almost anything that promises to remove the pimples. One of the cheapest, easiest, but unfortunately also one of the least successful strategies, is to try popping the pimples with their fingernails. The feeling seems to be that once the pimple is ruptured, it will go away.

But that is only true if it is popped cleanly and hygienically. Which is something that cannot happen when it is popped using fingernails, because fingernails are impossible to clean to the point of being sterile. As a result, instead of reducing the swelling, the operation tends to increase it, because the damaged skin is invaded by infection from the fingers.

Anyone who wants to know how to reduce pimple swelling would be far better off investing in a proper stainless steel pimple popper. Cheap to buy and easy to use, a good pimple popper can be sterilised easily by boiling it, and then used safely to pop the pimples. Afterwards, apply ice for a few minutes, and clean thoroughly with antiseptic. The skin will heal quickly, and the swelling will go down.  

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