Pimples are a naturally occurring phenomenon that can inhabit any part of your body at random, sometimes in clusters and other times in lone specks. Some people are more susceptible to it and are constantly attacked by recurrences while others remain relatively safe.
Sometimes a change in environment may trigger their appearance brought on by a change in geographical location or simply a change in weather. The hormonal changes at puberty might also be involved in bringing about an onset.
Some people think acne and pimples are the same thing. They are not. A pimple is a hard, inflamed spot on your skin while acne is a broader term; a skin disease in which hair follicles are clogged with dead skin and sebum (skin oil) to create pimples. Since the human face contains a relatively high number of oil glands, this is usually the primary area of occurrence.
Now, the treatment for acne is something that you need to consult your doctor for so we suggest you don’t go around pimple popping each and every one of the pimples if you have acne.
“Pimples” come in many forms; blackheads, whiteheads, pustules, papules, nodules or cysts. We won’t get bogged down in dealing with how each type is unique: that is a discussion for another day.
Instead, let us talk about the possible risk factors associated with popping random pimples on your face or body.
As stated earlier, pimples are essentially clogged pores. When you try to pop, it damages the skin tissue surrounding the pore and results in a permanent blemish. You may have seen some pimple popping videos on YouTube or so but you must avoid it until you know what you’re doing.
Over time the scar may fade, but would it not have been easier to let the pimple go away on its own and not leave an indelible mark.
Pimple popping can aggravate the pore and the surrounding tissue resulting in greater inflammation than before. Quite often, the pimple might return with a vengeance and even if it doesn’t the pore leaves a mark that sometimes looks worse than the pimple did.
Once you pop it or scratch it off, it might start bleeding. Our skin is home to an eclectic range of bacteria, not to mention what we carry to it from our dirty hands. As white blood cells accumulate to the spot to fight of the invading bacteria, you will notice an increasingly…