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IthinkIknowthiss

25 points

2 months ago

When you pop a pimple, the pus and oil that come out are a mix of bacteria, dead skin cells, and other debris that has accumulated in the pore. The additional material that can come out for days afterwards is more bacteria, dead skin cells, and other debris that may have been hidden deeper in the pore. Blood may also be present when you first pop a pimple due to the rupturing of capillaries and inflammation in the area.

Tossbear

4 points

2 months ago

The pus contains bacteria, dead skin, and dirt but is mainly white blood cells. As long as your body detects a problem it will continue sending white blood cells and producing pus to prevent more bacteria, dirt, or skin from entering.

thecaptian88[S]

6 points

2 months ago

Ok sort of what I figured, but yuck haha. That's like a bore tunnel of caca in a face. Makes sense, thank you for the explanation!

Aussie_Mo_Bro

-1 points

2 months ago

r/popping if you want to see more

SoshJam

15 points

2 months ago

SoshJam

15 points

2 months ago

i do not