Andrew: I hate when I get acne and I feel the need to pop a pimple the moment I see it. Should you pop your pimples or leave them alone?
Megan: The general rule is to leave your pimples alone. You run the risk of damaging your skin when you pop a pimple because you are irritating the area and running the chance of leaving a scar there. The bacteria on your fingers can also cause an infection when you touch the pimple. You can cause the area to be inflamed, or you could even push in the contents of the pimple further into your skin. Let the pimple run its course or go see a dermatologist or esthetician if it really bothers you and they can use a sterile and safer method to address making the pimple go away.