Turns out, harmlessly squeezing your spots isn’t so harmless at all – if it’s in a certain place.
We’ve all popped a pimple at some point, you should resist the urge – and not just because it’s unhygienic or can leave scarring. It can actually kill you.
It’s called the danger triangle – and you should avoid it at all costs.
The area that covers part of the eyes, the bridge of your nose, the corners of your mouth and upper lip, is included – and if exposed to infection, it can lead to seriously unwanted consequences, the Independent reports.
Blood vessels in this area drain to the back of your head and are a direct line to your brain, meaning any infection in this area could eventually reach your nerve centre.
While extremely rare, if an infection were to develop, it could cause vision loss, paralysis or even death.
The same goes with plucking and trimming nose hairs. If you cut too close to the base of the hair follicle, it can lead to infection in the same area, according to Business Insider.
So don’t underestimate the danger zone – it means business. And it’s best avoided.
If you just can’t help the urge and start to notice an infection, it’s best to contact a doctor.