I realized that my issue is picking at a pimple too early, before it has time to develop and adequately rise up to the surface. Picking when the inflammation is deep inside, with maybe only a hint showing up at the surface of the skin. I dont know why I feel such strong impulses to pick, knowing that waiting a day or two will result in a much easier, less messy extraction. Anyone else struggle with this or do you find yourself attacking the skin once the pimples are developed and ready to extract? I think I do this in order to avoid the extra unnecessary pain of having a pimple cause inflammation which puts pressure on surrounding tissue. For me its a huge trigger when I move my facial muscles and feel deep aching pain at the site of a deeper cyst/acne spot. It makes me want to extract everything inside just to eliminate that aching feeling.