As tempting as it can be, popping a pimple can just make matters worse.
Acne is the most common skin disease according to the National Institutes of Health and chances are everyone has encountered an annoying blemish at some point in their lives.
Acne can be a result of physiological changes which make our skin more sensitive to our hormones and bacteria and dirt clogging our pores. Pimples form under the skin where hair follicles and oil glands called sebaceous glands meet up. The sebaceous glands secrete oil for your skin and hair to keep it lubricated and waterproofed. But sometimes, skin cells and bacteria can get inside. This clogs up the pores so there’s nowhere for that oil to go.
That’s when you get some backup. Because the oil has nowhere to go, it expands out, pressing against the skin and causing pain and inflammation.
There are 3 different types of acne:
1. Comedones – blemishes commonly known as whiteheads and blackheads.
2. Papules – frequently known as pimples and may occur singly or in clusters, appearing as small, reddened bumps on the face, chest, neck and back, and they may be filled with a small amount of pus.
3. Nodules and Pustules – the most severe type of acne and almost always cause some degree of scarring. They are characterized by hard lumps in the skin which can range from red to dark purple in colour, and they are frequently tender to the touch.
Picking and squeezing spots can cause damage to the walls of the pores, allowing the infected material to penetrate further into the skin and make the spot worse and causing the acne to spread. According to experts, picking and squeezing spots can also lead to infection and temporary darkening of the skin in that area. Inflammation can also lead to scarring. For the treatment of acne we recommend Aknicare which quickly calms inflamed spots, destroys acne causing bacteria much faster than antibiotics and stops new spots forming, reducing oil by an average of 53%. Evidence and Success Stories available.