scary things that can happen when you pop your own pimples

The pimple might continue to look red and inflamed

If you’re trying to make a blemish look less noticeable by poking and prodding it, you’re unlikely to succeed. All that pressure and squeezing increases inflammation and irritation at the site of a pimple and could cause it to appear puffy and raised even if you do extract its contents.Dermatologist Allison Arthur previous told INSIDER that applying some over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream might help tone down inflammation. You can also add a bit of Vaseline to prevent the popped pimple from scabbing.