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Yeah, so we all pop our pimples. We’re not supposed to. Doctors say not to. Yet, each and every one of us finds ourselves staring into the bathroom mirror, fingers ready to fix those pesky problems ourselves. So, if all of us are going to do it anyway, we might as well be as safe as possible. Here are some tips to help ensure you don’t create long-lasting scars or worse health problems for your skin (although we can’t promise anything, since we’re not certified experts).
How to Pop Pimples without Leaving Scars
1. Thoroughly Wipe the Area and Use Clean Fingers
Wipe down the problem area with alcohol wipes or gentle soap. Make sure that you don’t touch your skin with your fingers after you have already wiped it down. As far as your hands, you can either wipe them with alcohol wipes as well; many others have recommended wrapping them in toilet paper so you don’t touch the skin directly. (Hey, we didn’t say this process would be classy.)