The Life Cycle of a Pimple and How to Treat Each Stage, According to Dr. Pimple Popper

We all know that dreaded feeling when a new pimple starts to form deep under the skin — the painful sensation is recognizable anywhere. We immediately go into damage control mode, freshly cleansing the area, layering on any acne spot treatment within arm's reach, and hoping for the best. Even still, the inevitable usually happens, and the zit grows no matter how much preemptive planning is involved.

It's hard to stop a breakout in its tracks but not impossible. To do so, it helps if you understand the life cycle of a pimple — from the very start when you first feel it deep under the skin to the moment it finally fades away. Here, board-certified dermatologist and founder of SLMD Skincare, Sandra Lee, MD, AKA Dr. Pimple Popper, explained.

First, What's Triggering Your Breakout?

There are many different factors to consider when trying to pinpoint the cause of a new pimple. The main ones are genetics, hormones, environmental aggressors, and lifestyle. "If your parents dealt with acne, you are more likely to experience pimples popping up," Dr. Lee told POPSUGAR. "Hormones also play a huge role because they trigger increased oil production in the skin." Hormones are the reason teenagers are typically more prone to breakouts aRead More – Source