The Men's Room

How To: Pop a pimple (without scarring)

Reserve this technique only for pimples that are absolutely begging to be popped — all the way at the surface and white. After a shower is best, when the skin is moist.



  • Disinfect a needle with rubbing alcohol. A basic sharp sewing needle is a good choice.
  • Gently prick the pimple’s surface.
  • Take two tissues and wrap your index fingers with them.
  • Squeeze from the sides, confidently but gently, using a down-and-in motion. Don’t force it. If the pimple is ready, it’ll pop. If it doesn’t, leave it be. Be sure to stop if clear fluid or blood starts to come out. 
  • Continuing to work at a lesion that is not ready to be popped will most definitely introduce unnecessary irritation, and can also increase the chance of scarring. Walk away from the mirror!

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