Popped your pimple? Do this.

Popped your pimple? Do this.


Resist the temptation to pop that pimple!


Pimples are an eyesore. And we all know that popping pimples is a disaster in the making. But, resisting the temptation to prod and poke at the pustule can be challenging at best. What happens when you, accidentally or by design, burst that annoying pimple? You may have scars or pigmentation that can take a while to treat. In worst-case scenarios, you are left with pigmentation and scars that are very difficult to remove.

So, what should you do to avoid infection after popping a pimple? Salicylic acid products are a great way to tackle this tricky situation, as they open the pores and combat the bacteria within. To know more about pimple-popping aftercare, read on.


Pimple popping aftercare 


Avoid touching that pimple!


So, you popped your pimple. It is alright. A bit of aftercare is all you need to get your skin glowing and blemish-free again. This doesn't mean you should go on a pimple-popping spree. Here's why:


  • A popped pimple is an open wound. There may be bleeding if excess force has been used.

  • Your nails digging into the flesh can damage the skin, too, causing pigmentation and scars.

  • The dirt on your fingertips can cause inflammation and contamination, further aggravating the problem.

  • Depending on the contamination, your pimple can get inflamed. The result? An angry inflammation on your skin that looks worse than the pimple you popped.


So, how to heal a popped pimple overnight? It may seem like an enormous task, but these simple steps will go a long way in healing the damage caused. The most important factor after a pimple-popping spree is preventing infection. To treat your popped pimple:  

  • Use soap to wash your hands before you touch the area. 

  • A wash with a gentle cleanser for your face is the ideal first step. We suggest that you try the DermDoc 2% salicylic acid face wash for this purpose. It is suitable for oily, acne-prone skin and reduces the eruption of blackheads and acne, as it regulates sebum production.  

  • An antibiotic ointment is the essential next step. Apply it to the area with clean hands or a cotton swab. A product with salicylic acid is your best bet.

  • In case there is excess bleeding, you can stem the flow using a clean tissue or a washcloth. A gentle moisturiser is what your face needs at such times. Moisturisers that double up as exfoliants or anti-aging creams are best avoided at this stage. Remember, you don't want to irritate your skin further.

  • Resist the temptation to touch the popped pimple continuously to avoid aggravating the inflammation. You can try a pimple patch to protect the popped pimple and resist the urge to touch it. 

    Long-term effects of pimple popping 

Girl with pimple scars


Granted, dermatologists pop pimples all the time. However, they use sterile techniques and know precisely how much pressure to use. They also know which pimples can be popped and which breakouts need to be left alone. The effects of popping can be immediate or long-lasting. So, what are the potential complications of pimple popping? 

  • Acne scarring due to the pressure used while popping.

  • Discolouration or hyperpigmentation in case there is inflammation after pimple-popping.  

  • Infection due to bacteria. Your pimple may become red and inflamed with pus. 

  • Your blemish can get worse when the pimple erupts again.

  • Your scars may take a very long time to treat.

What are the alternatives to pimple-popping?

Woman squeezing a pimple


Going for a hot date with an angry pimple on your face is challenging. So, what are the alternatives when you can't pop the unsightly blemish? Let's take a look: 


  • Avoid touching your pimple.  

  • Apply ice to bring down the inflammation and redness. 

  • Use spot treatment products that contain ingredients such as salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide. These products reduce inflammation and blemishes. Niacinamide, too, combats inflammation and redness associated with acne. Blemishes can take time to heal, and repeated use is needed to treat pimple scars.

  •  A regular skincare routine goes a long way in keeping your skin blemish-free.

Using products such as DermDoc salicylic acid 2% face serum for your beauty regimen is the perfect way to ward off pesky pimples. You can try anti-acne facial kits if you are prone to breakouts.  


Washing your face with the right products is the first and one of the essential steps in pimple care. Your ideal face wash pick for your pimple care routine? We suggest the DermDoc 4% niacinamide face wash as it controls sebum production and treats dark spots. For toners, DermDoc 4% niacinamide face toner is your best bet as it tightens the pores, reducing the chances of breakouts.  


Your beauty products make all the difference

While occasional pimple eruptions are normal, you need to give your beauty products a closer look if you have regular pimple scars and breakouts. Harsh chemicals in beauty products can cause flare-ups, and it's best to go for skincare products that are safe for your skin. Chemical exfoliants and vitamin C serums are your best bet. By and large, opt for products that are paraben and sulfate-free.


Final thoughts

Popped pimples can cause months of grief if infected. However, with the help of DermDoc's actives-infused skincare products, you are assured blemish-free skin! 

Skincare is no longer based on a 'one size fits all' strategy. To learn more about the products you need for your specific skincare concerns and more information on DermDoc products, check out https://buydermdoc.com/ today!



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