SKINCARE SIN : PICKING ON SPOTS
Urgh, picking on spots & pimples is definitely a guilty pleasure. It feels ridiculously satisfying to squeeze out those nasties out of your skin but it is also frustrating to see the after effect of doing so ! 😫
Here's a few reasons why you should STOP picking on your pimples :
1) YOU'RE MAKING IT WORSE
When you squeeze out a pimple, instead of actually remove it out of your skin, you might just end up forcing the bacteria and oil down even further into the skin. This will lead to an even larger & way more stubborn pimple !
2) YOU MIGHT CAUSE MORE PIMPLES
It is well known that touching your skin with your bare hands is super unhygienic, but of course, we keep on doing it. Touching your face will cause the bacteria, oil, and debris that are being contained by the acne spread to other parts of your face and lead to more acne.
3) SCARRED FOR LIFE
Yes. Scars ! Popping pimples & picking on your spots can leave some ugly scars. These scars are difficult to treat once they’ve occurred. You (we, bcs I do it too #guilty
) are lucky if it's just a few dark spots though. If they are textured scars, we have no choice but to treat em with filler treatments at clinics. Which of course, this costs a fortune !
This pimple popping, spot picking habit is a bit hard to brush off, but you can always try putting on acne patches to avoid your dirty fingers from touching those spots.
Remember that popping your pimples will do more harm than good. So do your BEST in fighting the urge to do it !
x kayman •