7 Things You Should Never Do to Acne-Prone Skin, According to Dr. Pimple Popper


Justin Coit

To say that I've never scrolled through countless videos of Dr. Pimple Popper squeezing blackheads and draining giant cysts on YouTube would be a complete lie. There's something so satisfying about seeing an uncanny amount of gunk get extracted from the human body before your eyes. It's a five-minute cinematic experience of sorts, including suspense, climax, and a happy ending. My passion for zit removal might be alarming, but it's a badge I wear with pride. So you can only imagine my excitement when I got the opportunity to talk to the anti-pimple queen herself, Sandra Lee, MD, and ask her the most important question for acne-prone skin: What should we never, ever do to those pesky red bumps on our faces? Her answers were eye-opening, just like when we see a foot-long trail of pus exit a single pore (ew—I just grossed myself out a little there). To learn the skin mistakes even Lee winces at, keep scrolling.

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