How to Pop, Treat, and Hide Pimples

A girl trying to pop a pimple on her face

Every girl knows the surge of panic that hits when a pimple pops out of nowhere right before some important event. A single blemish can ruin your day completely, so it’s imperative to know how to get rid of the nasty zit in the safest and most efficient manner. This is exactly what we will tell you about in this post.

To Pop or Not to Pop?

The first thing that many girls do when they see a pimple is trying to pop it. However, the vast majority of the skincare articles available online teach us that popping a pimple invites a disaster as it can turn one little zit into a huge inflamed spot that will end up leaving a scar.

So should you pop, or is it too risky?

The truth is that popping a pimple really can reduce inflammation and help you get rid of the nasty little problem faster. The important thing is to pop it right.

Here is what you should do in order to pop a pimple and prevent an infection:

  1. Pop only by using a specialized comedone extractor.
  2. Cleanse your face with a simple water-soluble cleanser.
    Important note: use room temperature water.
  3. Gently scrub your face with a soft washcloth to remove dead skin cells.
  4. Dry your face carefully.
  5. Use the comedone extractor.
    Note: do this only after you dry the skin thoroughly as this will reduce the risk of scarring.

Remember that you need to be gentle and careful. If you squeeze too hard or do it while your skin is still wet and vulnerable to tearing, you may end up with a scar.

How to Get Rid of Blemishes

Clear Acne & Anti-Blemish Spot Treatment Solution

Removing blemishes completely is no easy task that requires comprehensive skincare routine and application of spot-targeted treatments, like Clear Acne & Anti-Blemish Spot Treatment Solution by PureLx.

Apply this product after you pop the zit and follow the general instructions from our post “A Simple Guide to Anti-BlemishTreatment” to prevent scarring and infection, as well as reduce the risk of new breakouts.

Professional Tips for Masking Pimples

After you complete the treatment process, you will have to mask what remains of your pimple. Our makeup tips will help you make sure that no one notices the little imperfection on your beautiful face.

  • Apply a mattifying serum.
    This product will prep the skin for the application of concealer and foundation and will ensure that both these products blend smoothly.
  • Apply your foundation.
    Use your regular product.
  • Apply a concealer.
    It’s best to use a matte concealer that matches your skin tone perfectly. Avoid pinkish and greenish products as they will only draw unnecessary attention to the affected area. Liquid or cream concealers are the best as they are easier to blend.
    The professionals advise applying two layers of concealer. Leave the first one to set for a few minutes before repeating the process. Start the application in the center of the blemish and carefully move outwards to blend the concealer and foundation perfectly.
  • Set everything with a dusting of powder.
    Use the softest brush you have (a small soft eye shadow brush will do) and gently dust a bit of powder over the concealed area. This will set the concealer and ensure that it stays in place throughout the day. Be very careful not to ruin your artwork with harsh movements of the brush. 
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