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When you pop a pimple, you are actually making it harder for your skin to heal and can generate additional breakouts.

why you shouldn’t pop pimples

At-home popping can create a slew of problems, making professional care vital in acne treatment

We all hate breakouts when they occur, and it can be very tempting to squeeze them in an attempt to get rid of them quickly – but there are plenty reasons not to do exactly that. When you pop a pimple, you are actually making it harder for your skin to heal and can generate additional breakouts. On top of ripping open your skin, which can create discolorations as the lesion heals, the dirt and bacteria from your fingers can cause infection. Popping pimples can also lead to scabbing, or even scarring (much worse than a temporary pimple).

Skincare professionals can perform an extraction instead, which is much more hygienic. They use a tool specifically designed to unblock clogged pores, wear gloves and clean the area as they go.

Everyone’s breakouts are a little different and require different treatments – everything from daily cleansers with benzoyl peroxide for regular breakouts, to spot treatments for the occasional pimple. Acne Cream and Acne Gel are expertly formulated spot treatments for breakouts. Bonus: Acne Gel can be used full face! For a recommendation of how to treat your acne, visit a PCA SKIN® skincare professional for a skin analysis.

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Acne Gel

Clear existing and prevent future acne breakouts with this fast-acting, salicylic acid treatment. A unique botanical blend controls daily oil production.


Blemish Control Bar

Clear breakouts over large areas on the face and body with this cleansing bar formulated with 2% salicylic acid and eucalyptus to purify the skin.


BPO 5% Cleanser

Eliminate existing and future breakouts, ridding your skin of impurities with this benzoyl peroxide and gluconolactone cleanser that penetrates pores instantly.


Acne Cream

Clear blemishes with this 5% benzoyl peroxide spot treatment including gluconolactone to prevent dryness and irritation. Essential for those with acne.


Intensive Clarity Treatment®:
0.5% pure retinol night

Dramatically reduce and prevent acne breakouts, oil production and inflammation with this salicylic acid formula featuring retinol and niacinamide.


The Acne Control Regimen

See clearer skin in as little as one week with this four-step system that contains a powerful combination of benzoyl peroxide, vitamin A and niacinamide.


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