THIS Is Why You Keep Getting Pimples In The Same Spot
Have you ever noticed that whenever an unsightly pimple springs up on your face like Mount Vesuvius erupting without any warning whatsoever and after much angst it will quietly retreat back below the surface only for another one to spring right up again in the EXACT same spot?
Well, apparently it’s no coincidence.
Yale dermatologist Mona Gohara told Stylecaster that getting pimples in the same spot, over and over again, is a direct result of the original pimple.
She explained: “If we’re talking about your classic, raised pimple with a visible whitehead, then chances are, it was spread by you picking at your skin or popping a nearby pimple at some point,” he said.
“Each time you pop your zits or try to squeeze them at all, you transmit bacteria into your other pores, while also causing inflammation in the surrounding tissue.”
So as satisfying as popping that big juicy thing on your face may be, it can actually do more harm than good.
Mona also warned about what products to use to treat the inflammation.
“When someone has a pimple, they tend to douse it with a ton of irritating, drying spot treatments, which weakens their skin’s barrier and compromises their good, healthy cells,” she said.
“And when you irritate an already-compromised skin barrier and throw a bunch of bacteria into it from picking and squeezing, you’re pretty much asking for re-occurring breakouts.”
So basically just don’t touch your face, peeps.