When suffering from acne, frequently it seems like nothing helps. Expensive creams and treatments promise a fast cure, but months later, but you will still be suffering months later with the same underlying causes of acne with no improvement.
People suffering with zits will oftentimes want to pop their infected pores. If you cannot withstand not popping your whiteheads, then at least wash your hands and fingernails thoroughly beforehand to avoid any extra bacteria getting into the pores.
Resist the temptation to pick at and do not pop them. Use a treatment instead. You are making way for infection and scarring when deciding to pick your pimples. The uneven discolorations that often result from picking at the skin can take years to fade away.