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How to pierce acne in a less risky way

Talking seriously: piercing pimples is absolute unhygienic! All types of acne should not be punctured so that there is no super-infection and risk of scars. Only here, when you have annoying acne in the middle of your face and the desire to break is too strong, it is hard to prevent it. Here are some explanations on how to do it properly.


1) Identify the type of acne. If it's an inflamed pimple piercing it might do more harm than good, you will bleed and there will be a scar. It is better to let it mature or try to dry it with tea tree essential oil gently applied by the cotton swab. If it's a bubble-shaped white pustule, there is pus. There you can drill. Try to do it rather in the evening to wake up quiet.

2) Prepare the material: sterilized cotton pads, pharmacy alcohol and antiseptic.

3) Wash your hands and face. Disinfect the acne with a compress you discard immediately afterwards to remove the bacteria and avoid the risk of infection.


Know that you must not press on the acne lesions! Pressing may lead to the destruction of the surrounding tissues, this is partly what damages the skin. First, your skin needs to be sterilized to avoid infecting the eventual lesion. After washing your hands, wash yourself with warm water and a cleanser on your face and gently touch acne with warm towel for a few minutes. This will help open the pores to make excavation easier.

Use a sterilized needle placed parallel to the skin and pierce the acne at the white/yellow part until it comes out. Take out the needle, the pus goes out. Try not to get the blood out.

Nevertheless, if acne do not explode by forcing a little, stop right away. You may need to wait a day or two, but if it's painful to the touch, it's proof that you have to go see a dermatologist. Your doctor will want to break it with a small incision (especially in case of cyst) or minimize it without opening the skin. Dermatologists often have treatment options that are not available to the general public.


Once it's pierced, treat it quickly! With sterile pads (or at worst a clean handkerchief), the antiseptic is gently applied to the created wound.

Do not touch the acne even if it drips (it is a natural bandage that is created to protect the wound. If you put your finger on it or use any makeup, moisturizer, etc. over you will alter the healing process.

Once the pus is drained, apply a cold towel against the lesion (stop pressing when you see blood). Then disinfect and dry the small crater with a local application of alcohol. Before going to bed apply a topical treatment on the wound for proper care.