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What's Inside A Pimple And Why We Shouldn't Pop Them

What’s Inside A Pimple And Why We Shouldn’t Pop Them

| On 09, Aug 2017

Pimples are annoying and at the same will challenge our compulsiveness.

That huge and soft lump on our face will always tease us to pop it. I myself is guilty in popping my pimples.

So, what’s really inside it?

Sebaceous glands used to secret sebum in order to lubricate and waterproof the hair. The oil is also a food source for a bacteria called Propionibacterium acnes, which harmoniously live on the skin.

In some instances, the glands will go crazy and excrete a large amount of sebum, which will clog the skin and will become a buffet to Propionibacterium acnes. At that point, the body will dispatch police officers of the body called the white blood cells to fight the cluster of bacteria.

Along with dead skin cells, the sebum, bacteria, and white blood cells will create an infection called the “Mighty Pimple.”

We all feel this urge to pop them. But, according to experts, we shouldn’t. Popping will expose the opening into more bacteria while the surrounding pores may also be infected. In some cases, popped pimples scar.


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