Why should I avoid picking at my acne pimples?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

If you have a habit of picking more winners from your nose then the stock market, you may want to heed to this advice. Any time you tweeze out a nose or lip hair, pierce the face, or pop a pimple, bacteria collects in the wound and can invade the blood supply in this area, called the “triangle of death,” which connects to the veins from the brain. Similarly, facial wounds, surgical incisions, and gums can become an avenue of infection. The best mode of prevention is to be a non-picker.




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