Should You Pop That Zit?
Pimple popping is a very common thing to do. Popping a zit may seem harmless but it actually does much more harm than good.
You could be on the most effective acne treatment program possible, but you will not see complete success until you stop your habit of skin picking.
Why is pimple popping so bad?
When you squeeze a pimple (even if you do it carefully), you almost always push some of the contents of the zit deeper inside the follicle.
The follicle can then rupture and spread the zit's contents deep in the skin.
This can cause an increased infection leading to more acne and potential postules and cysts.
The extra irritation you cause ends up promoting further acne to develop, and your skin ends up looking worse in both the short run and the long run.
So just stop picking your skin, easy right?
Well no, for many people it’s not that easy.
Skin picking is a psychological battle. When you’re tempted, always try to remind yourself that people don't notice your zits as much as you think they do and that you will get rid of your acne much faster if you stop touching your face as much as possible.
If constant pimple popping is really an issue of concern for you and is interfering with your daily life, you may suffer from Compulsive Skin Picking.
Compulsive Skin Picking (CSP) is considered an impulse control disorder linked to OCD and it can be very hard to stop on your own. Luckily, there are a number of effective options to help you stop skin picking.
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