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Posted on: May 10, 2017

Stop Your Picking!

Many people pick their blemishes because they think that it is a harmless practice. However, picking blemishes can have a number of negative effects on your skin. The effects of picking skin blemishes are easily noticed.

Why Picking Blemishes is a bad Idea


Scarring is a long-term effect of blemish picking. Even if you have a good skin care regimen, it can still be difficult to get rid of the scars. If your skin care products fail, then you will likely have to get a professional treatment. Keep in mind that you may have to get several treatments in order to remove the scars.


Infection is another one of the negative effects of picking skin blemishes. You tear into the skin every time that you pick a blemish. This leaves the skin open to bacteria, which can lead to an infection. An infection can worsen, which can put your health at risk. In some cases, an antibiotic may be needed in order to treat the infection.


A good skin care regimen may be in vain if you are picking your blemishes. It can cause discoloration. This is a condition that is known as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. It is not the same as a scar. The more inflamed a blemish is, the more likely scarring is to occur.

The discoloration can go away over time. However, it can take up two years for the discoloration to completely go away. There are also skin care products that can help get rid of the discoloration.

How to Stop Picking Blemishes

  • Keep your hands busy.

  • Take good care of your skin in order to reduce the formation of blemishes

  • Seek professional help.

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