The Right Way To Pop A Spot
Warning: This is rotten
Apparently 1 in 5 people just can’t help themselves when it comes to popping spots. If you are one of those then we have some tips for you. A doctor has revealed that most people go about dealing with unwanted spots in the wrong way – and a quick lesson in correct technique will stop skin damage and the spread of bacteria.
Dr Mehmet Oz, speaking on the Oprah Winfrey show, says the key is not to squeeze the unwelcome pimple but to skewer it with a needle cleaned with alcohol.
‘Never squeeze a pimple because you will macerate it,’ he said.
‘You’re destroying all the healthy tissue with the pressure you are putting on there by squeezing.
‘Place the needle parallel to the skin – rather like you would skewer something – and pierce the skin from one side to another.
‘Then rip up!’
Dr Oz explained the technique will only hit the dead part of the spot – which has no sensation – leaving the healthy skin around it unharmed.
Good luck to all of you spot poppers (don’t bother sending us any pictures in, cheers)