How to deal with pimples, acne and pimples mark.

Get rid of acne and pimples. 

What do we call Acne?

Acne is a skin condition that causes pimples and spots. It is seen mostly on the face , back, chest, neck, shoulders and upper arm. It is a very common skin condition among adolescents and adults.

What is Pimple?

Pimple is a type of acne. It is seen as tender swelling on the face and has white pus . It results from excess production of oil, bacterias and dead skin cells that block the skin pores.

There are different grades of acne;
The first grade is usually mild and it doesn’t have pimple spots .
The second grade is usually moderate and spots maybe present .
The third grade is severe and it usually has pimple spots.

Be conscious of your skin.

Causes of acne and pimples

1. There are oil glands under our skin and they are connected to the skin pores . The oil glands produce sebum (a thick oily substance). When this sebum transports dead skin cells to the surface of the skin , it causes pimples where oil accumulates under the skin . When hair follicles together with dead skin cells and oil stick together ,they clog the skin pores and it results into acne.
Pimples get infected with the bacteria (Propininionibacterium acnes) that stays on the skin. 

2. Oily or heavy makeup also increases the chances of having breakouts because they clog up the skin pores. Oily makeup are comedonic and contains ingredients known to clog the pores. Instead of oily makeup , you can take to powder based makeup ,they feel lighter and absorb oil.
Makeup applicators too attract bacterias, so make sure you wash your make up appliers at least once a week or preferably use disposable applicators.

3. Menstuation can also cause pimples and breakouts on your skin. Before you start your period, the production of progesterone and oestrogen reduces drastically. This makes the sebaceous glands to produce more sebum – sebum smoothens the skin. When the oil becomes excess , it causes clogged pores resulting in breakouts.
 Hormones also involved in menstruation can increase chances of acne. 

4. Adolescence – at this stage , an hormone called androgen rises and it makes oil glands to expand and more sebum is produced . Excess oil produced then gives rise to pimples.

5. There are also risk factors too that cause acne and pimples . Examples include ;
having parents who had similar skin condition, 
certain medications  cause acne ,
Some hormonal changes too can cause acne ,
Foods with high sugar content can contribute to acne and pimples.

After the healing process of pimples and the severe grade of acne , we observe black, brown or pink spots on the skin. These spots result from the damages to the skin after the pimples have abated . The spots known as hyperpigmentation comes up because of exposure to sun and rubbing or squeezing of pimples.

How to deal with pimples and spots.

Thinking of your pimples can make you to worry and this can affect your self esteem. There are few things you can do to get rid of them.

  1. Make sure you always take care of your skin.
  2. Wash your face about two times daily with soap and clean water to wash away oil, sweat and dirts.
  3. Make use of lotion that keeps your gave  moisturized especially the ones containing isotretinoin; resorcinol.
  4. Avoid pressing or squeezing pimples ,black and white heads  -this causes infection and leaves scars.
  5. Take water very well. It keeps your skin healthy and hydrated .
  6. Wash your hair well and keep it from your face , it can clog up with oil on your face and block the skin pores.
  7. Don’t rub your face roughly, also avoid rubbing it  too often.
  8. Ensure that you take healthy and well balanced meals – more of fruits and veggies.
  9. Avoid the use of oil- based makeup.  
  10. Make sure you keep yourself happy and light.
  11. Exercise regularly and avoid or reduce  stress .
  12. Reduce your consumption of diary foods like butter, cheese and milk
  13. Also reduce the rate at which you consume fatty and sugary foods.

Some natural applications to get rid of pimples and acne. 

There are different ways you can deal with your pimples at home. There are various natural products and plants you can use and they have commendable effects .

Examples are ;

  • Aloevera gel – the gel from that aloevera plant helps combat bacteria and it reduces inflammation. It also hastens the healing of the skin . It works for different skin conditions. You can apply it on your face twice daily for some minutes before you wash it off.
  • Tea tree oil—this oil is known to combat bacterium ,it also reduces skin inflammation. When you want to use it, dilute it with carrier oil like coconut or avocado oil because it causes irritation.
  • Essential oils like clove oil, basil oil and cinnamon oil are very effective when applied on the affected surfaces as they’ve been found to restrain acne causing bacteria from causing acne or pimples.
  • Green tea --  This tea is gotten from  Carmellia sinensis plant. It fights acne causing bacteria and inflammation. It has also been proved from various studies that it reduces the production of sebum and so the chances of having pimples is reduced.
  • Apple cider vinegar—this is gotten from the fermented juice of apple. It fights various forms of fungi and bacterium. It also prevents the formation of scars . Dilute it with water whenever you want to use it.

We also have other effective products that can be used orally like zinc supplement and taking fish oil. We can akos use honey plus cinnamon mask .

If you have a severe grade of acne, please don’t hesitate to contact a dermatologist.
I hope this helps. 

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