2. Forcibly extracting blackheads, whiteheads, or pimples
Yes, it can be really satisfying to pop pimples, but it should be done safely. There is bacteria on your skin and popping a pimple exposes a wound to this bacteria. If you force a pimple to pop that is not ready to be extracted yet, you let bacteria get into the inner layers of your skin. This can make the situation even worse since the irritation will spread, resulting in enlarged pores and scars.