If you have a pimple that refuses to pop, stop trying to force it. Instead, get rid of the pimple using a method that will reduce damage to the skin around the glaring zit. Continuous attempts to pop the pimple by squeezing it with your fingers, fingernails or sharp objects can cause scarring, which may only be repairable with skin resurfacing procedures. Gentle pimple extraction will help minimize pain, redness and swelling around the pimple.
Turn on your faucett and run a clean washcloth under hot water just long enough to saturate the washcloth. Allow the washcloth to cool until it is warm to the touch.
Squeeze out excess water and fold the washcloth in half and then half again. Lay the warm washcloth over the pimple. Leave the washcloth on your skin until it is no longer warm.
Remove the washcloth. Pick up two cotton swabs and look at the pimple in the mirror. Hold one cotton swab on opposite sides of the pimple.
Press gently around the circumference of the pimple with the cotton swabs until the zit pops. Softening the skin with the washcloth will help force the trapped oils and dirt to the surface, requiring only slight pressure to release it.
Run the washcloth under hot water again and repeat the process if the pimple does not pop easily.
If you absolutely have no cotton swabs available, use the pads of your fingers to apply pressure to the pimple. Do not use your fingertips or nails.
If the pimple does not pop with only slight pressure from the cotton swabs, do not keep pressing. Instead, continue applying moist heat from the washcloth in between attempts, until the pimple finally bursts.