Popping pimples can actually do more harm than good for several reasons:

  1. Scarring: Popping a pimple can cause trauma to the skin and increase the likelihood of scarring. This is particularly true if you pick at a pimple with dirty hands or tools, which can introduce bacteria and cause infection.
  2. Inflammation: Picking at a pimple can cause inflammation, redness, and swelling. This can actually make the pimple look worse and last longer than if you had left it alone.
  3. Spread of infection: Popping a pimple can cause the contents of the pimple (i.e. bacteria, oil, and dead skin cells) to spread to other areas of your skin. This can cause more pimples to form.
  4. Delayed healing: When you pop a pimple, you are essentially forcing the contents of the pimple deeper into the skin, which can lead to delayed healing and make the pimple take longer to go away.

Overall, it’s best to avoid popping pimples and instead use a gentle skincare routine to help prevent pimples from forming in the first place. If you do get a pimple, be patient and allow it to heal on its own. If you are concerned about your acne, it’s always best to consult with a skincare specialist or dermatologist who can help you develop a treatment plan.

How can an Esthetician help?


An esthetician can help with acne in several ways, including:

  1. Skin analysis: An esthetician can examine your skin and help determine the cause of your acne, whether it be improper skincare, or other factors.

  2. Professional treatments: Estheticians can perform professional treatments such as facials, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion to help improve the appearance of acne-prone skin. These treatments can help exfoliate the skin, unclog pores, and reduce inflammation.

  3. Extraction: An esthetician can perform extractions, which involves gently removing blackheads. This can help prevent the formation of new acne lesions.

  4. Education: Estheticians can educate their clients on proper skincare techniques and products to help prevent and manage acne. They can recommend products that are best suited for their clients’ skin type and concerns.

  5. Home care: Estheticians can provide clients with a personalized at-home skincare routine that includes cleansers, toners, and moisturizers that are tailored to their skin type and concerns.

It’s important to note that estheticians are not medical professionals and cannot diagnose or treat underlying medical conditions that may be contributing to acne. If your acne is severe or persistent, it’s always best to consult with a dermatologist.