Triangle of Death: An Area Where You Should Never Ever Pop A Pimple

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You shouldn’t pop a pimple on your face. But you really shouldn’t pop a pimple in the "Triangle of Death" on your face.

It might sounds crazy, but that location actually exists and it can be just as dangerous as it sounds.

Here's what you need to know about what the "Triangle of Death" is, why you should avoid popping pimples in it.

What is The Traingle of Death?

"Traingle of Death", also known as the "Danger Traingle" is an area that stretches from the corners of your mouth to the bridge of your nose.

The best way to see this triangle is to form one with your fingers.

Touch the tips of your thumbs together, then bring your pointer fingers together, forming a triangle. Now bring this triangle to your face so that the tip of the triangle is above the bridge of your nose and the bottom is resting below your upper lip. Your fingers are now outlining the danger zone the "Triangle of Death".

Why it is Dangerous to Pop Pimples in The Triangle of Death?

In the triangle includes, the bridge of your nose, the corners of your mouth and upper lip.

If these areas are exposed to infection from a zit, it could cause some serious consequences. The blood vessels in this area are connected to the back of your head, and are a direct line to your brain. This means that any infections you get in this area could be transferred right to your brain and affect your nerve center.

While it is incredibly rare, if an infection was to develop it could lead to vision loss, permanent paralysis, cavernous sinus thrombosis, meningitis, brain abscess or even death.

​What You Should Do?

The best thing to do is not to mess with this sensitive area of the face.

Avoid popping pimples as much as possible since the danger triangle zone could be fatal.