Are there some home remedies for acne?
Watch as Dr. Ellen Rome shares some home remedies for acne.
There is a sterile way to do it. Again, you have to do it the right way if you're going to do it at all. And what you do is you dab the area
with a gauze pad with sterile alcohol. [MUSIC PLAYING]
We'd rather you didn't pop your pimples. Because most people will do it with their own hands and will actually push inflammation
below the skin and result with scarring. If you feel obligated to pop a pimple,
there is a sterile way to do it. Again, you have to do it the right way if you're going to do it at all. And what you do is you dab the area
with a gauze pad with sterile alcohol, and then you take a sterile needle. And if the pimple is dead center on the nose or on the cheek,
you're making a sterile needle poke directly through, parallel to the skin.
Not this way. This will push inflammation in. And just opening those two little holes in and out
will allow the pus to get out safely without pushing it below the skin.
Moral of the story, though, see your doctor. There's medicines and treatments that you can do that are safe and that work.
Popping a pimple is a last resort. [AUDIO LOGO]
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