Acne blemishes often appear very quickly, and your first reaction may be to pop the pimple. However, the short-term benefits of popping may end up leading to long-term harm to your skin. Popping the pimple destroys this barrier, exposing it to bacteria and other harmful environmental irritants. Here are a few issues that can arise from pimple popping:
The most common negative effect of popping a pimple is the development of even more pimples. This happens as excess oil and bacteria leak out of the pustule, and become reabsorbed back into the pores.