Can I pop a pimple if I can see the white part? – Dan*
It's tempting, but popping or squeezing a pimple won't necessarily get rid of the
problem. Squeezing can push
and pus deeper into the skin,
which might cause more swelling and redness. Squeezing also can lead to scabs and
might leave you with permanent pits or scars.
Because popping isn't the way to go, patience is the key. Your pimple will disappear
on its own, and by leaving it alone you're less likely to be left with any reminders
that it was there.
To dry a pimple up faster, apply 5% benzoyl peroxide gel or cream once or twice
a day. You can find these over-the-counter treatments at most drugstores, grocery
stores, and other stores that sell skin-care
If you're concerned about acne,
talk to your doctor or a dermatologist.