Dr Tom Mammone, Executive Director of Skin Physiology and Pharmacology - Clinique, Clinique Anti-Blemish Clearing Gel
Squeezing blemishes traumatizes them and it often breaks the stretched pore under the surface. The pore contains a lot of oil and bacteria and when squeezed will set off a pimple, similar to a land-mine. Also the way in which people squeeze their own pimples can often make scarring worse. When blemishes/blackheads are squeezed, the irritation can cause more redness, more swelling, more inflammation and the spreading of bacteria.
Cleansing, exfoliating and moisturising are all equally important steps that you should take twice a day to treat blemishes. Look for products that have ingredients that not only control oil and blemishes, but also soothe the skin. For example, moisture is not simply about adding oil. It is about balancing and caring for the skin. Cleansing and exfoliating are like a work out for your skin and since irritation is one of the main causes of blemishes, it is important to soothe and calm the skin as well.
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