Stop popping pimples on your face, the side effects can be dangerous.

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We have all popped a pimple or two in our lifetime. It can be both satisfying and painful processing, squeezing blackheads on the face. But pimple popping can be an unhealthy habit that can harm the skin. Popping pimples can lead to noticeable acne scarring, permanent and painful acne, and spreading bacterial infection. Dermatologists are skin specialists who have mastered the art of popping pimples without the side effects. Dr. Sandra Lee has made a name for herself on social media as Dr. Pimple Popper. Yes, pimples and acne are problematic for all who suffer from them.

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What if you can prevent acne and pimple entirely?

Doctors are researching the causes of pimples. They confirmed that hair follicles play a significant role in pimple formation. Dr. Richard Gallo, MD, Ph.D., A professor of Dermatology at UC San Diego School of Medicine, explains that cells around hair follicles can cause or stop acne formation. These cells are called fibroblasts.

Dr. Alan O’Neill, Ph.D., a research scientist at US San Diego, explained how fibroblasts help to prevent acne breakouts. He explains that fibroblasts differentiate into adipose cells when hair follicles are infected by the acne-causing bacteria Cutibacterium acnes. After differentiation, these adipose cells also make and secrete an antibacterial chemical known as cathelicidin in the presence of Cutibacterium acnes.
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Stop popping pimples in the "Triangle of Death".

Dermatologist Dr. Corey L. Hartman explained the importance of the "Triangle of Death" in an article on the Insider website. Form the triangle by placing your two index fingers together between the eyebrow. The tips of the fingers form the apex, while the top of the upper lips forms the base.

Dr. Joshua Zeichner, a dermatologist at Mount Sinai in New York, describes why popping pimples in the Triangle of Death" is dangerous. Under the skin in this region of the face are sinuses connected to the brain. Deep and infected pimples, as well as popping pimples over these sinuses, can lead to an infection that can spread to the brain, explained Dr. Hartman.

Therefore, when it comes to this region, you must take caution. Do not pop pimples in the "Triangle of Death."

Do not pop pimples. Instead, Follow these tips from Dermatologists.

Instead of popping pimples and worsening your acne follow these tips from dermatologists.

1. Establish a skincare routine and stick to it. Cleansing, moisturizing, and treating the skin helps to limit pimple formation and acne spread.

2. Use products with at least one of these compounds.

A highly recommended facial cleanser is Neutrogena Oil-Free Salicylic-Acid Acne-Fighting Face Wash according to an article in The Strategist. Dr. Robert Anolik, Dr. Alicia Zalka, and Dr. Amy Wechsler recommend this product for its pore de-clogging abilities. Dr. Patricia Wexler and Dr. Alicia Zalka are fans of Neutrogena’s pink-grapefruit variation for its high vitamin C content.

3. If pimples do arise, keep your hands from your face.

4. Use ice to treat the pain from inflammation.

5. If acne is too stubborn, seek advice from a certified dermatologist.

The bottom line

Popping pimples is never a good idea. The side effects it can cause are too dangerous. Especially popping pimples in the "Triangle of Death". Follow the advice of dermatologists to prevent making your acne worse.

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DISCLAIMER: The author of this article is NOT a skincare or health professional. The opinions shared are inferences based on the facts researched. All facts presented were researched and extracted from haircare and health sources. All sources are supported by skincare and health professionals.

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