No one likes
waking up to a zit; and now that it’s common for acne to persist decades beyond
the teenage years, it seems like more of us are. So what’s your first instinct
when confronted with a white or black-headed monster? Well if you’re like most
women, it’s to take matters into your own hands and pop it.
most of us know better, picking at our blemishes is a popular method of
treating acne because of its immediate results. Because truth, be told, who
wants to wait around for days for a treatment to take effect when the
date/event/presentation is only hours away? Well if you understood picking’s
possible effects—and valued the long-term appearance of your skin—it would be
clear that waiting is the best option.
Acne is the
result of oil, bacteria, and dead cells becoming trapped within the skin’s
pores. Overtime, this accumulation of buildup causes whiteheads, blackheads,
papules (raised areas of skin), postules (pimples), cysts, and nodules. Nodules
are the most difficult to treat because they are dense lesions located deep
within the skin. For that reason, if you were to place pressure on these sensitive
areas, you risk:
- Spreading the
infection deeper within the skin’s tissue, which could lead to more breakouts
blood vessels, which could lead to bruising
your skin’s cells, which could lead to scarring.
So how do
you effectively banish breakouts without harming the integrity of your skin?
- Reduce the
breakout’s size by applying a topical ointment that contains benzoyl peroxide
or salicylic acid as soon as possible
- Adjust your skincare regimen to focus on treating blemishes
- Learn how to camouflage acne to preserve your skin’s appearance as it heals
- Visit an aesthetician or dermatologist who can perform an extraction should your blemishes persist.
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