Celebrity facialist reveals how you should really get rid of a pimple – and why you should NEVER squeeze it ‘from the top’
- Celebrity facialist Anna Field revealed why you should ‘never squeeze’ a spot
- Instead, she said you should treat it ‘as if you are trying to squeeze a cork out’
- ‘Wrap tissues around your fingers . Apply pressure from the sides,’ she said
- Anna revealed most women squeeze pimples from the top and over-exfoliate
While the temptation to pop an enormous swollen pimple can be overwhelming, one Australian expert has revealed why it’s almost always better to resist the urge.
Celebrity facialist Anna Field, who manages the Paddington Beauty Room, said you should ‘never squeeze’ if you want clear skin.
Instead, she revealed, you should treat the pimple as if you ‘are trying to squeeze a cork out’.
Celebrity facialist Anna Field (pictured), who manages the Paddington Beauty Room , said you should ‘never squeeze’ if you want clear skin
‘The mistake is people squeeze from the top and graze their skin,’ Anna said – instead you should wrap tissues around your fingers and apply pressure from the sides (stock image)
‘Clean your hands and your face,’ Anna told Beauticate.
‘Wrap tissues around your fingers (preferably nails short). Apply pressure from the sides and underneath.’
She recommended you try ‘to get behind the pimple and push it forward’.
You should follow this treatment with a ‘toner to sanitise’.
‘The mistake is people squeeze from the top and graze their skin,’ Anna said.
‘Only squeeze blemishes after a shower or bath when your skin and its oils are soft and malleable,’ Anna explained
Elsewhere when it comes to spot squeezing, Anna wrote on her blog that there is a certain time of day that’s best for tackling them.
‘Only squeeze blemishes after a shower or bath when your skin and its oils are soft and malleable,’ she explained.
‘You should also only squeeze pimples that have heads – just leave those big blind pimples alone!
‘They are swollen and are best treated with anti-inflammatories. Squeezing them will only make them worse and then they will take even longer to heal.’
Speaking about the most common mistakes women make, the facialist revealed one of the biggest things is over exfoliating – these are two of the products she swears by (pictured)
Speaking about the most common mistakes women make around skincare, the celebrity facialist revealed one of the biggest things is over exfoliating or being too rough with granular scrubs.
She said that exfoliating is only one element of having a balanced skin regime, and it is not always necessary to scrub at your skin every day.
Instead, she recommends blending face masks and products to get better and varied results.
Anna is also a fan of the beauty begins from the inside movement, and believes that great skin starts with a healthy gut.
She recommends The Beauty Chef’s Inner Beauty Powders as being great for nourishing your complexion and body from the inside out.