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Stupid teenagers probably shouldn’t read this. But if you are not one of those, and can follow instructions, the following suggestion about how to get rid of an occasional pimple might help. The method assumes you have already washed your face regularly, and changed to a hypoallergenic cleanser, and used an over the counter skin cream such as benzoyl peroxide and/or salicylic acid.

If after good skin care you still get an occasional pimple, try heating the pimple to a temperature where the heat kills the bacteria that are down under the surface of the skin inside of the pimple. This can be done by heating the skin to 108°F for a minute. That temperature is just below the pain point after your skin has already been warmed up. The easiest way to heat up the small area is to first soak the whole area with a hot wash cloth for a minute, and then heat the pimple with the heel of a heated metal teaspoon. To heat up the spoon get a flat bottom mug style cup—so you don’t knock it over when going back and forth with the spoon—and fill it with hot water—NOT boiling hot but just hot, about 130°F. Put the metal tea spoon in the hot water for a couple of seconds, and then tap off the excess water drops, and place a round portion of the hot spoon directly on the pimple. It will probably be too hot to touch it firmly to your skin, so just tap it against the pimple while the spoon cools down. When it is comfortable to do so hold it against the pimple. Do this heating up cycle a couple of times with each pimple. The goal is to heat up a  pimple to where the bacteria are more easily killed off by your body’s natural processes, and cleared away. This will take a while and so you probably want to do this procedure in the evening after you are at home. The skin will look red for a minute so don’t expect it to look any better until the next morning, and even then there may still be a problem, but it should be better. Remember, the point is not to hurt yourself, but to hurt the germs, and if the spot is still red five minutes after you did this procedure you overdid it and hurt yourself, and should be more careful next time.

Standard disclaimer: You are on your own with this experimental procedure so be careful as I can offer no help beyond these words of warning, and can not be responsible for any results good or bad.