I recently experienced a french fry attack and ended up with a monstrosity of a pimple. It had planted itself quite visibly upon my forehead, and it was one of those painful kind, the kind that makes its presence so conspicuous that you would swear it was a parasitic twin. A victim of impulse control issues, I’m not very adept at waiting out blemishes like a good girl should. So what did I do? I performed surgery. So this week’s tip is how to pop a pimple proper.
1. Draw the pimple towards the center. The easiest way to accomplish this is to take a very hot shower and let the steam from the shower, accompanied by a washcloth, bring the pimple to a head naturally. Or if you don’t have time for that, heat up a damp washcloth in the microwave for about 45 seconds, test temperature on your hand first, then apply to the afflicted area until you feel it rise to the surface.
2. Examine the area to find a place for the fluids to exit.
3. Once this has been identified, wrap tissue around clean fingers and push the pimple from both sides until most of the fluid is released and the area is flattened as much as possible.
4. Apply a drying lotion such as Mario Badescu’s (1 oz. $17 Nordstrom) or Bye Bye Blemish (1 oz. $8.99 Drugstore.com, most beauty supply stores) and vitamin E oil (will expedite healing process and help prevent scarring) twice daily until pimple is fully healed.
Enjoy and stay posted for more beauty tips and picks to come next week!
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