What is pimples?
A pimple is a type of acne that is caused by clogged pores, which may be due to excess oil, dead skin cells, and bacteria becoming trapped in the skin’s pores.
What causes pimples?
Pimples form when the openings of hair follicles become clogged and blocked with oil and dead skin cells.
When a clogged pore becomes infected with bacteria, it forms a pimple, which is a small red bump with pus at its tip.
The most common causes of pimples are listed below:
- Lack of sleep
- Hormonal changes
- Inadequate water intake
- Genetic Susceptibility
- Certain Medications
- Dandruff (can cause pimples on forehead)
- Humidity and excessive sweating
- Harsh Environment
- Aggressive skincare products and
- Ultraviolet rays
How to get rid of pimples naturally
Pimples are a common skin condition that can be frustrating to treat. While there is no failsafe way to get rid of it, there are several habits you can incorporate into your daily routine that will naturally help keep pimples at bay.
Wash your face twice a day
To eliminate pimples, it’s important to remove excess oil, dirt, and sweat daily. Don’t skimp on washing your face as part of your morning and evening skin care routine. Cleanse with mild soap/face wash and lukewarm water to remove excess dirt, sweat, and oil.
Use a moisturizer
Always moisturize the skin with moisturizer after washing. Even if you have pimples, keeping your skin hydrated is essential. When skin is dry, it produces oil to counterbalance, which may result in clogged pores.
Avoid heavy makeup
Using a lot of makeup may clog pores and trigger breakouts. If you do use makeup, make sure it’s noncomedogenic and fragrance-free to prevent skin irritation. Always wash makeup off, especially before bedtime.
Stop touching your face
Touching your face can transfer bacteria — and pore-clogging impurities — onto your skin.
Limit sun exposure
Frequent sun exposure dehydrates the skin, which, over time, causes it to produce more oil and block pores.
Don’t pop pimples
Popping pimples may cause bleeding, severe scarring, or infection. It may also increase inflammation and clog surrounding pores, making your pimple problem worse.
Diet and lifestyle intervention
Drink lots of water for hydrated and glowing skin. Add fresh fruits and vegetables to your diet and destress yourself by meditation, yoga and a healthy lifestyle.
Get plenty of sleep
A lack of sleep could, in some instances, cause the body to release inflammatory compounds. These compounds could cause the skin to break out or worsen pimples. To stay healthy both on the inside and out, aim for seven to nine hours of quality sleep each night.
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