scary things that can happen when you pop your own pimples

You’re literally tearing your skin open and interfering with the healing process

You wouldn’t scratch at an open wound or pick at stitches from surgery, would you? Popping a pimple is actually pretty similar.”If you think of pimples as areas of skin where your body is trying to heal itself, it should deter the urge to pick,” consulting dermatologist and celebrity skin expert Erin Gilbert told Allure.Give your body a chance to patch itself up and don’t try to help it along by creating an additional wound in your skin.