Sometimes, the temptation to squeeze a pimple is just too great. So, if you must, Nurse Nataly of iGlow Med Spa in Beverly Hills revealed to me the safest way to do it. First of all, she says wait for the right time. "The best time to go to pop a pimple is after taking a shower, because your pores are wide open."
After that, you need to prep your skin. "Be sure the skin is cleansed. Then soften the skin tissue surrounding pimple using wet gauze or a wet towel. Then, wrap a fresh gauze or wet towel around your index fingers on each hand and gently squeeze. You want to move your fingertips slowly towards the pimple and wiggle and slide your fingers slowly together until it opens up the pimple and illuminates the puss. After the pimple is popped you can use anything antibacterial to kill the germs. Witch hazel is great."
Nurse Nataly also warned not to use your fingernails to pop a pimple. "Your hands and nails hold millions of germs and once they touch an open wound they can make it grow into something much worse. Also, this bacteria is what causes scarring." But it's not always appropriate to pop every kind of people. "If the pimple is very deep, cystic acne or it is just not ready to pop, you must go to a professional to inject it with cortisone and use a high frequency blue light treatment to kill the bacteria."