As soon as you spot a pimple on your face, your first instinct is to touch it and then pop it. It is quite difficult to resist the urge to pop a pimple staring at you in the mirror. But as you’ve read and heard a million times before, popping a pimple is never a good idea, especially if it's located in a particular area of your face called the ‘triangle of death’.

Wondering what that is and why it is bad to disturb a pimple in this area? Scroll down to know all about it in detail.


What is the ‘Triangle of Death?

‘Triangle of Death

The area of the face connected to the nose and the corner of the mouth is considered to be particularly vulnerable because it is closely connected to the brain. Did you know a large vein is responsible for draining blood to the brain, this creates a connection from the outside to our inside? This vein can easily carry the infection from your pimple to your brain causing severe problems, therefore it is called the ‘triangle of death’. If you end up picking a pimple and it develops an infection, there are chances it might be carried into the brain through the vein. We are not trying to scare you but be warned.


How to safely treat a pimple that pops in the Triangle of Death?

‘Triangle of Death

The tip of the triangle is the bridge of your nose, its base starts at the corners of your mouth and extends up to the outline of your upper lip. If you get a pimple in or around the Triangle of Death, don’t freak out. Treat it like a pimple on any other area of your face. Our first and most important advice is to keep your hands away from it, don’t even think of popping the pimple. Because why do you want to run the risk of infecting it and causing serious problems? Keep the area clean by cleansing your face twice daily, to avoid infection use a spot treatment with benzoyl peroxide such as the Dermalogica Clear Start Breakout Clearing Emergency Spot Fix. It will kill the bacteria and accelerate the healing process.