Option 2: Pop That Bad Boy (Under These Conditions) I never thought a facialist would tell me, "Go ahead and pop that pimple," but Condon says it's OK under two conditions: if the blemish has come to a head (meaning pus is visible under the skin) and you have at least three hours before you have to start getting ready for your event. To pop it, Condon advises wrapping your fingers in cotton and placing one finger on each side of the pimple, applying gentle pressure. "If it has a head, it should come out easily," she says. Squeeze until the liquid that comes out is clear, then dab on a spot treatment like tea tree oil. She warns that if three squeezes aren't enough to pop it, the pimple should be left alone.
Worst-case scenario? If you can't pop the pimple and you're feeling self-conscious, try drawing attention to other features. "Just put on really big eyelashes so everybody looks at your eyes," says Condon.
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