Nobody is immune to the occasional break out, even as adults. We’ve all been warned at some point or another about the dangers of popping our own pimples (scarring! infection! irritation!), but the truth is, we do it anyway. If you’re going to pop, you might as well know the right way to go about it. Read on to know the right way to pop a pimple using washcloth:
Always start with clean hands and face. Cleanse and scrub your face gently so as to remove any dead skin cells. Allow your skin a few minutes to air dry, or blot gently with the hand towel.
Place a dab of honey or mud or clay mask on the tip of a finger. The amount should be large enough to cover the pimple. Gently pat the treatment on the pimple and leave it on until it dries, normally less than 15 minutes.
Fold a washcloth and place a section of it under very hot running water. Squeeze out excess water and, while the wet area is still hot
Using a hot compress of washcloth, apply heat and pressure to the area of the pimple for at least a minute. This helps soften the skin around the blemish, allowing for an easier extraction.
You will notice the pimple softening and coming to more of a head because of the heat and the treatment drawing infection out. When the treatment is completely removed, place the wet, hot cloth against the pimple a final time and swipe firmly upward, downward or sideways to remove the pimple head. You may have to repeat the swipe.
The pimpled area may bleed a little once the head is removed. If so, place a fresh section of the washcloth under cool running water and press it firmly against the affected area for about a minute. That should stop the bleeding. Continue with your normal skincare regimen.