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Old 10-22-2002, 05:58 PM   #1
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If You NEVER Pop A Whitehead..... What Happens???

My mom always tells me..... Until this Initial Breakout is over you just "SHOULDN'T POP THEM AT ALL!"

I have to go to school everyday....... And I won't leave the house with over 15 whiteheads in diff. areas all over my face.... I have been popping everyday since I first started getting ACNE.... I have NEVER had the time where 1 WEEK I can just not POP and see what happens.... Because I either have to go to school or somewhere else.. Which in turn... I POP....

It seems like a subject that NOBODY really asks here. So maybe I shouldn't bring it up. LOL. It seems like a forbidden thing to talk about or something...

My MAIN concern: "I always wonder, If I never popped any of my MANY whitheads. Would my face look ALOT better?"

But it's IMPOSSIBLE not to pick "AT ALL" Expecially when you have to go to school everyday. I can't walk around with 15 or more whiteheads on my face. Some that get PRETTY DAMN BIG TOO!

Sometimes I also think: "What would happen if I just left them alone? Would it be worth it??"

Bu then again.. I'LL NEVER KNOW!!! I HAVE TO POP! THEY'RE EVERYWHERE, AND THEY GET BIGGER BY THE "HOUR". Lierally!

Has anybosy just LEFT THEM "TOTALLY" ALONE?

* If You "NEVER" Pop A Whitehead..... What Happens??? *

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Old 10-22-2002, 06:10 PM   #2
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Re: If You NEVER Pop A Whitehead..... What Happens???

Girl, I'm the same as you are. I have to pop them. I only get like 1 or 2 whiteheads, but I can never just leave them alone. I gotta pop. I did actually leave one alone because I wanted to see what happened and it did nothing. It just sat there on my face for 2 weeks getting hard. By then I couldn't take it and popped it. Then it went away. lol. I just have to pop them things or else they'll never go away...

 
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Old 10-22-2002, 08:32 PM   #3
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Re: If You NEVER Pop A Whitehead..... What Happens???

i use to pop them too, but now i just leave them alone! but ofcourse i dont get that many now, but anyways i know if you leave them alone they will be there for a week or so, and eventually they dry out and peel. whether popping is good or not? i dont see how it can be good for your skin, it might just create a big scar.
i was just wondering instead of popping them what if you girls put some kind of makeup on it, wont that cover the whitehead well? just a suggestion <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/smile.gif">

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Old 10-22-2002, 10:42 PM   #4
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Re: If You NEVER Pop A Whitehead..... What Happens???

Whiteheads are dumb. They need to get a life. But for some reason, I prefer plain whiteheads to the red and inflamed ones, because the whiteheads seem to leave smaller scars/marks than the red ones do. I just pop it open, and get the yellow crap out, but I don't squeeze anymore. It keeps bleeding, and I'll keep patting it with tissue, and applying some sort of alcohol from time to time. For some reason, I get this "good" feeling when all the yellow is out, because then I KNOW it can't get worse, because all the bad stuff is gone. And I bet some others feel the same way too <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/tongue.gif">.

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Old 10-22-2002, 10:47 PM   #5
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Re: If You NEVER Pop A Whitehead..... What Happens???

The lady who does my facial cares says the only way to get ride is to pop them.

 
Old 10-23-2002, 01:17 AM   #6
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Re: If You NEVER Pop A Whitehead..... What Happens???

i have to say that i've NEVER gotten a scar from popping a white head, only from playing with zits that hadn't surfaced yet. the ONE time i thought i'd see what happened if i didn't touch 2 right next to eachother on my cheek that were ready to pop, they stayed there for over a week, and got totally infected and crusted over, and i had two indented scars afterwards (which have faded somewhat over the last year and a half). so i stick to the pop wisely routine. for me at least, if i do it right, i don't have any marks left over.

 
Old 10-23-2002, 06:34 AM   #7
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Re: If You NEVER Pop A Whitehead..... What Happens???

I have never really gotten a SCAR from popping them.... Just red marks.. AND TONES OF EM.... Do those ever go away.. Im going through the initial breakout right now... And i feel like everday when I have my pre-shower popping session Im just ruining my face even more.... BUt after accutane does its job and all that... Hopefully all my red marks will clear.. Right now I feel like theres no hope even though I know im on week 4 of accutane... I should be seeing changes in a couple weeks or more.. HOPEFULLY.

 
Old 10-23-2002, 06:52 AM   #8
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Re: If You NEVER Pop A Whitehead..... What Happens???

"Pre Shower Popping Session"...I think you're better off to pop them after your shower because the white heads are softer from the heat. They may even pop themselves in the shower.

As for leaving them:
A long time ago I was scratchingmy back. I don't get very many on my back. If I do they are very small. I scratched my back and one scratched right off. I guess it was there for a long time. I think after time they get hard and fall off. I don't really know because I don't really pay much attention to my back. There isn't much action going on <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/smile.gif">
But who has the time to wait for that!
I know once I had a small whitehead. I left it for two days and it expanded. I'm sorry but I'm not going to walk around with a big "Target" on my face!

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Old 10-23-2002, 03:05 PM   #9
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Re: If You NEVER Pop A Whitehead..... What Happens???

EXACTLY.... Im not walking around with a target on my face!

Well.. In my case... 10 -15 targets... :0

 
Old 10-23-2002, 05:11 PM   #10
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Re: If You NEVER Pop A Whitehead..... What Happens???

16,
Can I offer a bit of advice? I know the urge to pick is strong, but while you are accutane your skin becomes more sensative. So while you may have not scarred in the past, you may now. I know that there are many people here (myself included) who have to battle with permanet scars (not just the red ones)who if they had a chance to go back in to the past they would NOT PICK at the whiteheads. I wouldn't wish scars on anyone and thus I hope you learn from our collective experiences.

 
Old 10-23-2002, 05:21 PM   #11
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Re: If You NEVER Pop A Whitehead..... What Happens???

I would say not to "pick" at any of your zits. But there is a right war to "squeeze" a white head: you need to steem and do a mask to make it surface even more and then squeeze it. This is what I do. But unless the white head lasts for more than 2 days, I never touch it.

 
Old 10-23-2002, 07:04 PM   #12
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Re: If You NEVER Pop A Whitehead..... What Happens???

What do you do in this situation? I was in a resturant and excused myself to use the bathroom. I look in the mirror and look at what is looking back right at me? A white head. Now I have to wonder how long that was there and how long everyone was looking at it.

It's not like I can steam my face when I'm in the middle of a resturant. Also, if I picked at it it would become big and inflamed. I didn't know what to do. I didn't have any make up on me.
I PICKED IT!

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Old 10-23-2002, 07:05 PM   #13
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Re: If You NEVER Pop A Whitehead..... What Happens???

What do you do in this situation? I was in a resturant and excused myself to use the bathroom. I look in the mirror and look at what is looking back right at me? A white head. Now I have to wonder how long that was there and how long everyone was looking at it.

It's not like I can steam my face when I'm in the middle of a resturant. Also, if I picked at it it would become big and inflamed. I didn't know what to do. I didn't have any make up on me.
I PICKED IT!

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Old 10-23-2002, 07:45 PM   #14
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Re: If You NEVER Pop A Whitehead..... What Happens???

Queen-
I hear ya! That has happened to me many times- normally I always keep powder in my purse for that very reason. If you are going to pick, just be sure and wash your hands before you do it.

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Old 10-23-2002, 10:50 PM   #15
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Re: If You NEVER Pop A Whitehead..... What Happens???

Popping is fun, usually the main highlight of the day.

I had a cyst/whitehead that I left for 5 weeks, didn't pop it, just put BP on it.

After 5 weeks, it became a very nasty infected boil. that's when it popped by itself when I was in Walmart. So now I pop every whitehead, and it will always heal so much quicker.

 
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