Should you ever pop whiteheads?

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Should you ever pop whiteheads?

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Just a thought really, I've had a small-medium one for a few days, it is not shaving related. I keep it clean obviously but it just isn't disappearing.

Should I go for it? :) And what about after care.

Thanks guys for the weird question :)

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Post by Ambrosia »

yes, just enough to clear the blockage, but do not squeeze too hard or you risk pushing the puss deeper into the pore

tone you ever thought about using a mudd face mask there brilliant for people with acne prone skin, they really clear the skin and leave your face looking freasher

now why do i get the feeling you lot are now going to start taking the pi$$ :oops:
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Post by paperpundit »

Should you do it? Dr. Moss could probably answer that better than anyone...25 years ago, my dermatologist said no, because that leaves scarring...

That said, I apply a hot face cloth until the head comes off, then apply astringent until my eyes water. That usually takes care of them for me...
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Post by tone »

well in terms of scarring I think I have popped every single one I have ever had and have no scars whatsoever.

Just thought it was about time I got a proper opinion on the practise.

Thanks for the replies so far

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Post by drmoss_ca »

Pustules should not be squeezed, but blackheads and whiteheads may be, provided you don't mash up the skin in doing it.

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My wife would respond with an emphatic "Yes!"
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Post by EL Alamein »

Since I was a teenager I squeezed the living daylights out of the little buggers. Sometimes when I'd have one that was a little deep beneath the skin I'd take a pin, sterilize it with alcohol, and lance the pimple until I struck puss. Then I'd squeeze the daylights out of it until nothing more came out. A little Oxy 10 and it was cleared up in 48 hours (almost completely gone, really). Never a scar yet. I don't recommend this of course, I'm just offering a point of view.

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EL Alamein wrote:Since I was a teenager I squeezed the living daylights out of the little buggers. Sometimes when I'd have one that was a little deep beneath the skin I'd take a pin, sterilize it with alcohol, and lance the pimple until I struck puss. Then I'd squeeze the daylights out of it until nothing more came out. A little Oxy 10 and it was cleared up in 48 hours (almost completely gone, really). Never a scar yet. I don't recommend this of course, I'm just offering a point of view.

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Or you could slice the top off 'em with a DE or straight razor, rub it with an alum block, and apply some My Nik is Sealed.


On second thought, perhaps not. :D
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Should you ever pop whiteheads?

Only if they are your own.
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jww wrote:
EL Alamein wrote:Since I was a teenager I squeezed the living daylights out of the little buggers. Sometimes when I'd have one that was a little deep beneath the skin I'd take a pin, sterilize it with alcohol, and lance the pimple until I struck puss. Then I'd squeeze the daylights out of it until nothing more came out. A little Oxy 10 and it was cleared up in 48 hours (almost completely gone, really). Never a scar yet. I don't recommend this of course, I'm just offering a point of view.

Chris
Or you could slice the top off 'em with a DE or straight razor, rub it with an alum block, and apply some My Nik is Sealed.


On second thought, perhaps not. :D
It's happened. I've gotten tiny whiteheads that the straight sliced right off. Many times they were sealed by the time I rinsed so no need for alum but I did use it for when they weren't sealed. It's rare I get a pimple but it happens.

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