But first, make sure that it is not a deep pimple or cyst. With such pimples it really is best to leave well enough alone, because deep pimples leave scars that take a lot longer to heal. If you simply must get rid of it, consult your dermatologist; he or she may recommend an injection of cortisone, which can quickly and significantly reduce your pimple and the accompanying inflammation.
In other cases, if you must pop your pimple, the first thing to remember is not to use your nails. This again will cause scarring, which will take longer to heal and can become a hotbed for bacteria.
The next thing to remember is that at any time during the popping, if you see blood or a clear liquid oozing out, stop immediately. Popping a pimple is simply not worth risking a scar or ugly blemish.
Also, if the pimple is simply not popping, don’t force it. This simply means that the pimple is not ready to pop or is a deep pimple, and is sure to swell up or leave a bad scar.
The first recommended way to pop a pimple is with q-tips. Take a q-tip in each of your hands, and press gently but firmly against the pimple until it pops. Stop if the pimple is very painful, or at the first sign of any secretion.
You can also squeeze your pimple with a needle, by first sterilizing it with rubbing alcohol and then gently piercing the pimple. Once you have made a hole in your pimple in this way, take q-tips or cover your fingers in tissues and squeeze the pimple from the sides.
In conclusion, if you want to pop a pimple, make sure it is not a cyst or deep pimple. Then, either use q-tips or a needle to pop it. Don’t squeeze too hard – popping it should not be a struggle. And last but not least, stop at the first sign of blood or a clear liquid.