Should you pop that pimple? Clear skin hacks

We know it’s ‘oh so tempting’, but you know as well as we do that popping pimples are a no-go, especially if you’re in the market for clear, radiant skin. “But how else would you get rid of a pimple without giving it one, almighty squeeze?” Keep reading as we dish out our top tips to put pimples in their place and live your best #clearskin life. 

1. Stop before you pop!

Ladies, we get it. Popping pimples can be addictive, and once you start, it’s hard to stop! But please, if you’re looking to reduce the number of pimples on your skin (especially face) you need to stop; like yesterday! 

When you pop your pimples, the bacteria from inside the pore is transferred onto your fingers. Whatever you touch from there on out (e.g. other areas of the face), are infected with the same pimple-causing bacteria - see what we’re getting at here? A total recipe for new pimples to brew; #notavibe! 

2. Style your hair then apply makeup

This may sound like a strange tip, we mean, how could the order in which you get ready in the AM possibly affect your skin? Well, if you think about it, it actually makes a lot of sense. 

When you style your hair, your fingers are constantly touching the natural oils in your scalp and locks. When applying makeup afterwards, this oil/dirt is then transferred into your pores; following our drift yet?

Dirt-clogged pores are a key contributor to blackheads and pimples. Therefore, minimising as much contact as you can with your face will do leaps and bounds in clearing up skin and preventing new pimples from forming. 

3. Clean your phone/keyboard regularly

On the same wavelength as the above tip, the dirt and germs from your phone/computer screen could be the culprits behind your spotty face situation. Always have anti-bacterial wipes on hand, making it a habit to clean your screens first thing in the morning or just before you go to bed each night. 

4. Try an Activated Charcoal face mask

The best way to describe how activated charcoal works is to liken its effects to that of a sponge. When put into the body, activated charcoal readily soaks up and absorbs unwanted toxin particles. The body then releases the charcoal from its system, coincidently removing the toxins along with it. 

Apply this ideology to skincare and skin masks, activated charcoal can help draw out the dirt causing blackheads/pimples, purifying the skin, leaving a flawless complexion behind. 

5. Get hot and steamy!

No, not in the way we’re sure all your minds just jumped to; get your head out of the gutter! We’re talking about giving yourself an at-home steam facial. 

Place your face above a bowl of steaming water and enclose with a towel, letting the steam rise into your skin. Steam opens up your pores and helps loosen any buildup of dirt for a deeper cleanse. Opening up your pores also softens blackheads, making them easier to remove.

6. Wash your pillows regularly

Yep, pimples can strike at any time; even in your sleep! Oils and dirt from your hair are easily transferred onto pillows during sleep, especially if your tossing and turning regularly. This same dirt is also transferred onto your face while laying on your pillows; a perfect recipe for a pimple nightmare! 

We recommend changing/washing your pillowcases once a week (minimum), to reduce the risk of those pesky night-time pimples. 

Pssst! Jump on the activated charcoal trend and try the BondiBoost Activated Charcoal Mask. Delivering a potent shot of hero ingredients, Activated Charcoal, Kaolin Clay and Vitamin E, this mask works to effectively control acne, prevent further breakouts, reduce pore size and brighten your skin’s complexion; SHOP NOW! 

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