scary things that can happen when you pop your own pimples

You might create new pimples.

In what sounds like the plot of the scariest horror movie ever, dermatologists say that popping one pimple might actually lead you to develop more.”The bacteria, oil, and debris that are being contained by the acne papule, pustule or cyst once released, can spread and lead to more acne,” dermatologist Sejal Shah told Allure.Plus, popping pimples usually involves a fair amount of face-touching. Unless you’ve thoroughly scrubbed and sanitized your fingers before hunting down that zit, you might be spreading bacteria and grime to clean pores in the process.