If you’re tempted to pop your pimples, resist! Squeezing zits clears clogged pores with such force that it’s actually ripping your skin. Plus, you introduce dirt and bacteria from your fingers onto your face and into the pimple, which can lead to infection and scarring. Try acne-fighting chemical exfoliants, antibacterial agents and prescription medications. You can take acne problems into your own hands—just don’t do it literally!