Don’t Pop Your Own Pimples — Watch These Satisfying Pimple-Popping Videos Instead
PSA: Please don’t pop your pimples. We know it may be tempting to give your whitehead a squeeze, watch your cyst explode with pus or get up close and personal and press on your blackheads, but doing your best to avoid the temptation to pick and prod your face is vital. Because pimple popping can lead to scarring and infection, it is a job best left to the professionals. That said, here at Skincare.com, we acknowledge the sheer satisfaction that comes with watching a pimple pop. So to help you suppress the urge to start squeezing your own zits, we’ve rounded up the most oddly satisfying and debatably gross pimple-popping clips on Instagram for you to watch instead.
We’ve All Been There
If you’ve ever had a cystic pimple, you know they can be large, painful and deep under the skin. Depending on the size and severity of your pimple, your dermatologist may recommend a cortisone shot to help with the pain and reduce the lifespan of the pimple. Curious what that looks like? Check out the video below.
The Itty Bitty Ones
Whether your blackheads like to hang out on your nose, s on your cheeks or in between your eyebrows, these little pimples are sometimes the most tempting to pop. But instead of picking away at them while looking in a magnifying mirror, watch this video for some relief. Just because they’re small doesn’t mean they’re any less satisfying to watch disappear.
Just Keep Popping
If you find fast-paced pimple popping videos the most entertaining, this is the video for you. You can watch everything from whiteheads, blackheads and backed-up ingrown hairs being relieved in this video. We also love that they use gloves during the popping — safety first!
Pop, There It Is
First things first, we don’t recommend using a tool like this at home. That said, this pimple has a lot (we repeat: a lot) of pus. Watching it all ooze out is truly mesmerizing. It’s a slow, steady, yet thorough popping video that doesn’t disappoint.
Satisfying to the Max
If you want to watch extraction after extraction, press play below. Q-tips are used to prevent bacteria spread and apply pressure to the pimples. We don’t know about you, but we’ve been watching this video repeat.