Don’t pop pimples with your fingers - clear the skin with an alcohol swab, put on gloves, poke a tiny hole in the centre and squeeze upwards with two Q-tips to avoid infecting the area, one expert says. Photo: Shutterstock Don’t pop pimples with your fingers - clear the skin with an alcohol swab, put on gloves, poke a tiny hole in the centre and squeeze upwards with two Q-tips to avoid infecting the area, one expert says. Photo: Shutterstock
Don’t pop pimples with your fingers - clear the skin with an alcohol swab, put on gloves, poke a tiny hole in the centre and squeeze upwards with two Q-tips to avoid infecting the area, one expert says. Photo: Shutterstock
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Acne treatment myths busted, from breakouts caused by greasy foods and make-up to popping spots and toothpaste to make them go away

  • Acne is becoming increasingly common for adults, perhaps because of a combination of hormonal fluctuations, diet and stress, one doctor says
  • Covering your pimple in toothpaste has gone viral on social media but it can actually irritate your skin – instead, consider using a hydrocolloid pimple patch

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Don’t pop pimples with your fingers - clear the skin with an alcohol swab, put on gloves, poke a tiny hole in the centre and squeeze upwards with two Q-tips to avoid infecting the area, one expert says. Photo: Shutterstock Don’t pop pimples with your fingers - clear the skin with an alcohol swab, put on gloves, poke a tiny hole in the centre and squeeze upwards with two Q-tips to avoid infecting the area, one expert says. Photo: Shutterstock
Don’t pop pimples with your fingers - clear the skin with an alcohol swab, put on gloves, poke a tiny hole in the centre and squeeze upwards with two Q-tips to avoid infecting the area, one expert says. Photo: Shutterstock
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