By greeple - Singapore
Today, I decided to clean my face of unwanted visitors, and spent my shower popping the pimples on my cheeks. Twenty minutes later, I remembered that I was showering ahead of a date with my girlfriend. My cheeks now look like the crater-filled surface of Mars. FML
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By  JackeeDawn  |  9

We call kids in my school like that pepperoni face. .-.

  starman02  |  12

I think that's horrible that you call people names because of something they ( usually) have no control over. Acne is not pretty but it makes it so much more worse when people are rude about it.

  AlexaWuzHere  |  31

1, I don't like people like you. Acne can not be helped and anyone who has it should never be called names. I got acne at a much younger age than most do, and therefore was teased more. Believe me when I say I have self esteem problems to this day because of my skin and the way I was treated because of it despite it being much better than it was.

  PandaKitteh  |  20

Actually you can't really prevent acne. -_- washing your face helps a tiny bit but that does not mean it will go away. Believe me (science is also your friend)

By  Ynasia  |  5

Maybe she always wanted to be an astronaut ;). Anyway OP, you should be more careful in the future when doing that....better some dots on your face than scars, right?

By  AlexaWuzHere  |  31

Popping pimples can cause the infected fluids to spread to other areas of the face and make you break out even more.. Also, squeezing on them causes more skin damage than the pimples themselves. Try a benzoyl peroxide cream, the old toothpaste trick, salicylic acid treatments, or anything other than popping them. Trust me, I speak from personal experience when I say popping them is not worth it.

  duckyeah  |  6

I'm on Accutane, and I have to disagree with you about the whole "don't pop your pimples" argument... If its ready to pop, it's okay to pop it! Especially if you have an extractor tool

  AlexaWuzHere  |  31

Any dermatologist you go to will tell you that even with an extracting tool you shouldn't pop them. However, there are quite a few methods to popping them at home that dermatologists have out out there for people who absolutely must pop them. I myself can't say I'm not guilty of poking white heads with needles if they can't be concealed. Although, seeing as OP has craters on his face, I don't believe he used an extracting tool or needle, and I doubt they were all white heads that were "ready" to be popped.

  AlexaWuzHere  |  31

56, I did it last night on a pretty painful pimple, and it was half the size this morning(: just make sure there's no whitening products in it, they're very drying and much more harsh. And witch hazel works on my shoulders

  kairi920  |  0

Honey and lemon juice (pure juice, not the bottled kind and real honey, manuka honey I think it's called if you can find that, but regular pure honey is fine) works wonders. Put it on as a mask either for an hour or over night everyday. The lemon fights acne and reduces redness and the appearance of scars and the honey is a natural moisturizer.

After using it 2 days in a row I can't stop touching my face. It's do soft lol. My skin is clearing up too.

But yes, you should never really pop pimples, it only leads to scaring.

By  zandalee  |  19

Try going to the doctors for some medication. I went on antibiotics and my face was covered in pimples. I have been free of pimples ever since. Don't put up with it OP and don't pick them it makes them worse!