Warning: Don’t pop a pimple! Don’t even think about it because you will make the situation worse in 99.99% of blemish cases. So don’t do it! Touching the pimple pushes bacteria deeper into the skin and helps it spread to other areas of your face. It’s also possible that your pimple is actually cystic acne, which is embedded deeply in the skin tissue and will never surface to a “poppable” head. Popping a pimple can also cause scarring. I beg you, don’t pop a pimple.