Expressing the pimple correctly
Expressing the pimple correctly

Do not squeeze out pimples under any circumstances! Is it [called. Sometimes it still has to be. How to get rid of blemishes correctly and not risk inflammation.

Expressing the pimple correctly
Expressing the pimple correctly

No no! Under no circumstances should you squeeze pimples. Otherwise you risk inflammation or - thanks to the bacteria on your hands - new impurities. So much for theory.

But sometimes it still has to be. And anyone who has had their face professionally cleaned by a beautician knows: you can squeeze out the pimples naturally. However, one has to proceed carefully and correctly.

What pimples can you squeeze out?

Blemished skin is mostly due to an overproduction of sebum. The face and back are particularly prone to pimples, because the body has a particularly large number of sebum glands there. Blemishes tend to appear on the décolleté too.

When sebum is overproduced, the pores clog and an ugly clot of skin cells and sebum appears on the surface of the skin. If the plug is clearly visible, it is relatively safe to squeeze out the pimple. Deeper pimples that become painfully inflamed should not be squeezed out. There is a risk of scarring here.

There are two types of pimples: white pimples and dark, almost black pimples. We also know dark pimples under the term "clogged pore". There is no pus here, only skin cells and sebum that are darkened by the skin pigment. Because skin imperfections are not yet inflamed, they are flatter than the "white pimples".

White pimples are yellowish closed at the top and consist of sebum, skin cells and some pus. If the internal pressure of the pore is too great, the plug migrates upwards and becomes visible. Mostly it hurts too.


How do I safely squeeze out the pimple?

To avoid risk of further inflammation, you should clean your skin a little more thoroughly than usual before squeezing the pimple. To do this, you should use warm water to open your pores. Use a gentle cleanser. You prepare your skin even better if you use a facial cleansing brush, as this also removes dead skin cells. If you want to be on the safe side, you should hold your face over warm steam for 5 minutes. Don't forget to wash your hands well too!

Now sterilize a needle. Either you use a disinfectant from the pharmacy or you hold the needle over the flame of a lighter.

Squeeze out the pimple and blackhead neatly

It is important that the pimple is "ripe", i.e. visible on the surface, in order to release pressure. If it sits too deep (so only a slight bulge can be seen), then you should better leave it. Otherwise, you may be pushing the sebum deeper into the layers of the skin, where it will burst and become even more inflamed.


Now you prick the pimple lightly at the top with the needle. Warning: You must not penetrate too deep. Actually, you are scratching the surface of the skin more than actually pricking.


Under no circumstances are you using your fingers to pinch the pimple. Instead, you divide a tissue or tissue (if in doubt, toilet paper) in two and wrap it around your fingers.


Now press gently on the side under the pimple to squeeze out the sebum plug. Use toilet paper to remove the sebum and pus that may leak out.

To help the wound heal faster, use a clean ear swab to apply some zinc paste, calendula ointment, or a mask with healing clay to the area.

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