We all know that popping pimples is a bad habit that can have lasting impact on skin, but we all can’t resist popping a pimple especially when the situation calls for it. For example, if you have to attend your best friend’s wedding and you notice a nasty pimple on your cheek or chin, you would obviously want to kill it without waiting for a second. Remember popping is never the right way to get rid of an unwanted, untimely pimple, no matter what the situation is. The best solution is to get your zit to a board-certified dermatologist and get it injected with a cortisone shot.
However, if you have intentionally or unintentionally popped a pimple, it is crucial that you take proper care of the affected area to ensure you don’t get a scar or blemish. Here is how you can fix your skin after a pimple:
Apply toner to the skin:
Immediately after popping a pimple, apply a toner containing witch hazel. This will help soothe the damaged skin and remove some redness. You can also apply witch hazel extract to the affected area.
Ice the affected area:
Icing the affected area would also reduce inflammation and swelling. However, do not apply ice directly to the skin. Wrap an ice cube in a gauze or tissue paper and then apply it to the skin.
Bacteria are most likely to attack the skin immediately after you pop the pimple. Use an antibacterial solution or cream such as Neosporin to help heal the affected area. It will also form a protective shield to keep the area moist, preventing it from becoming dry and scaly.
Keep your hands away:
This is probably the most important tip that you need to follow when trying to fix your skin after a pimple. Never touch your zit or you may end up spreading the pimple causing bacteria. Placing band aid on the affected area is a better option.
Be careful with makeup:
Applying makeup may irritate your skin when it is broken and open. Never apply foundation or concealer to the affected as this can increase the risk of bacteria affecting the blemish. If necessary, apply a gel spot treatment to form a protective cover over the area and then apply any makeup.
If we are a little and you have already developed acne scars because of not following these simple but important tips, don’t worry. Laser Skin Care has numerous procedures to help you get rid of unsightly acne scars. Laser skin resurfacing is the best acne scar treatment being used all over the world and you can always opt for it. We also offer free online consultations to our prospective candidates.