Dr Oz: How To Pop a Pimple
Dr Oz got the audience popping with champagne and party poppers. But that was all a lead-in to chat with his Assistant of the Day about the temptations of popping everything from balloons to pimples, also known as zits.
Dr Oz: Popping a Zit
Demi, the assistant of the day, said that she loves to pop zits when she gets them. She admitted that she popped it before coming to the show.
Dr Oz had some larger-than-life zits on the stage, which even Demi seemed to be cowed by. You might be surprised to know that adults can get pimples well into their 50s and 60s.
With her career in sales, she thinks that her constant time on the phone could be a cause of her pimples. Doctor Oz said that some foods can also cause them. Demi said if she feels a zit coming on, she can repeatedly touch that area of her face to bring the zit to the surface faster. I’m not sure Dr Oz was on board with that advice.
Dr Oz: What Causes Zits?
An animation showed a deep look at the skin, where lubricated material for your hair lives inside. But sometimes that fluid gets blocked and clogged, trapping the fluid inside with bacteria, causing your symptoms.
Demi admitted that she loves to pop zits, and she instinctively wants to help others with their own facial blemishes.
Dr Oz: Safest Way to Pop a Pimple
Demi showed her typical pimple popping technique on one of the enormous zits, which got her hands covered in fake pus. Squeezing back and forth on your pimples can cause scarring, so you don’t want to do that.
Dr Oz demonstrated the safest way to pop your zit. First, a pimple should be white, and it should come to a head. Once the whitehead is above the skin, you should get a needle, sanitizing it with hot water and alcohol.
Dr Oz: Best Way to Pop a Zit
Lance the zit by puncturing the whitehead all the way across, parallel to the skin’s surface. Pull the needle straight up to break the surface. Wash your hands and then squeeze out the contents of your zit. Wrap your fingers in tissue and gently squeeze.
Finally, come back in with salicylic acid to clean and disinfect the area. Doctor Oz advised getting away from the mirror so you are not tempted to play with the zit.