This tip comes straight from skin expert Dr Howard Murad, certified dermatologist and founder of Murad Skincare. He said: ‘Picking or popping a pimple can lead to the introduction of bacteria into your skin, possibly leading to infection and scarring – it is one of the worst skin habits that someone can have. If you must pop a pimple, make sure it’s at the surface with a white center. If your pimple is not at the surface, it will not heal properly. Use heat, steam, and very gentle pressure from your fingertips (not nails) which should be covered with tissue and push from all sides to extract the pimple. Don’t forget to disinfect the area with an antibacterial solution.’