Pimple Popping: It’s Not Worth It

Posted by Rebecca Yong on

Blind pimples begin like any acne. When sebum or oil, bacteria and dirt become trapped in a hair follicle the body’s natural defences cause inflammation, however blind pimples don’t readily develop a ‘head’. 

Blind pimples develop due to the same causes as all acne, however they can be harder to get rid of and take longer to heal. 

This leaves many people with an undeniable temptation to squeeze the pimple. Even if we’re not squeezing, watching pimple popping videos has become an occasional pastime for many. 

This guide looks at our fascination with pimple popping, its consequences and effective, natural acne solutions that treat and prevent both acne and acne scars.



The Pimple Popping Phenomenon

There are hair follicles all over the body, which means pimples on necks, pimples on bums, pimples on scalps and just about everywhere else can occur. These can be blind pimples, tempting us to squeeze them. 

Most of us instinctively know that pimple popping probably isn’t the right thing to do, however we do it anyway. 

There is something so satisfying about the instant gratification of releasing the blind pimple. It taps into our ‘benign masochism’ effect which makes us attracted to experiences that produce unwanted emotions such as fear or disgust.


The Consequences of Pimple Popping

Pimple popping may feel satisfying but can take your progress against treating acne backwards. Here are two important reasons not to squeeze and pop blind pimples:

Acne Scars - acne scars form when the structure of the blocked hair follicle is damaged, which can easily occur during pimple popping.
Spreads Further Bacteria - as well as damaging skin tissue around the pimple that you squeeze, you can also then spread bacteria into those damaged areas, causing new acne to form.

Dermatologists occasionally perform a medical extraction on severe cystic acne using specialised equipment and techniques. 


Acne Treatment and Scar Prevention

SkinB5’s revolutionary inside-out approach to treating acne works by resolving all types of acne, while also treating and preventing acne scars.

Using vitamin B5’s powerful multifaceted properties, SkinB5 prepares the skin from a biochemical level to heal, decongest the skin and balance hormones with vitamins. 

This internal fighting power is complemented by a gentle soothing skincare range that effectively cleanses and sloughs off dead skins cells without drying the skin. 

It does so in three simple steps:

Step 1 – Control

  • Address the biochemical needs of the skin
  • Support sebum metabolism
  • Support healthy hormone production
  • Reduce skin inflammation
  • Improve immunity
  • Reduce symptoms of stress
  • Promote healing and cell regeneration


Suggested best products to use:

Extra Strength Acne Control Vitamins

Clear Skin Superfood Booster

Step 2 - Cleanse

  • Deeply cleanse the skin
  • Unclog pores
  • Remove dead skin cells without drying or damage


Suggested best products to use:

Acne Control Cleansing Mousse

Acne Control Australian botanicals Cleansing Mousse

Skin Purifying Mask (Top Tip: this mask can be used instead of a topical acne cream to treat individual spots or mixed with foundation for an anti-acne effect)

Step 3 - Moisturise

Suggested best products to use:

Acne Control Moisturiser

Acne Control Australian Botanicals Hydration



Natural Effective Acne Treatment: No Pimple Popping Required

SkinB5 offers a holistic acne treatment without the nasty side effects of harsh chemicals or medications. 
By fuelling the skin’s natural ability to heal and glow and thoroughly cleanse it while protecting hydration and the skin’s barrier, SkinB5 leaves no need for the pimple popping that can cause further acne and scars.

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