Popping a pimple is never recommended. Not only can it spread the bacteria that causes pimples, it can leave major redness on your skin. If you have popped a pimple and you notice redness, swelling and soreness, there are a few things that you can do to eliminate them.
First, you can try an ice cube to bring down redness and swelling. Just rub a piece of ice on the spot for a couple of minutes in a circular motion. Wipe off the excess moisture and then apply an over the counter acne remedy that contains salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide.
You can also use green tea. Just soak a green tea bag in boiling water for a few minutes and then apply it to the skin. Be careful that you do not burn yourself – allow the bag to cool for just a few seconds before you touch it to your skin. Green tea will soothe the pain and can help with swelling as well.
Clear Eyes, the medicine that gets the red out, can also be used to reduce redness. It works by shrinking blood vessels and you can just dot it on red spots and they will disappear. This doesn’t last long however so you may need to carry it with you if you want to keep the red away for the entire day. Add a bit of Neosporin to the open area as well. Neosporin will kill any remaining bacteria and infection so the spot should begin to heal overnight.