Pimples, even though they are thought to be the pest that troubles only teenagers, are actually an issue that causes problems to all age groups. The main cause of their occurrence is misbalance of male and female hormones. Read on to find out how to get rid of pimples.
In most cases pimples are connected with the start of puberty. Your once smooth and pretty face is suddenly covered in ugly white spots. What can you do to get rid of pimples?
In case your pimple appeared at the worst possible moment, on your date night, or just before your job interview, don’t panic. It will only make things worse. Stress is one of the reasons pimples appear in the first place.
First of all, do not try to squeeze it and remove the white stuff from it, for this will only leave scars on your face and result in something even uglier than the pimple that troubled you.
What you should do, if you need to get rid of pimples fast, is to clean your face with warm water and mild facial wash.
Now, the next step is to apply the anti acne lotion to your face or other problematic area. If you don’t have one, since you are new at this, go to the nearest pharmacy and ask from your pharmacist to give you some anti acne treatment (both lotion and cream).
The most effective ones are said to be Clearasil, Clinique and Clean and Clear products, based on benzoyl peroxide, or salicylic acid, but be careful with the strength of the creams, as those stronger ones may be too much for your skin, and they may cause redness. You might also want to buy a concealer, to cover it up if nothing else gives results.
Now, back to the application. Clean your face with the lotion first. Use cotton balls to apply it. Then, rinse your face with cold water, in order to close the pores on your skin. Do not rub it hard with the towel; just tap gently until it’s dry. Then apply the cream to your face.
If you don’t have too many pimples on your face, you might want to apply the cream only to the target area – on and around the pimple, not your whole face. If you have some event to attend to on this particular day, it may be a good idea to cover it up with the concealer you’ve bought.
Getting rid of pimples may be a long process and it would be best to seek advice from the dermatologist if the problem persists. He’ll probably tell you to avoid sweets, especially chocolate, Coke and other fizzy drinks, as well as food rich with unsaturated fats. This will all help in preventing and getting rid of pimples on your face.
Get rid of pimples with food
Eating habits affect pimple occurrence to a great extent. If you want to get rid of pimples, your diet should be rich in fiber and anti oxidants, and you should drink a lot of water to flush the toxins from your body. You should spend more time on fresh air, quit smoking and drinking alcohol, as well as drink less coffee.
You should also keep your hands off your face, because in this way you’re making it worse. You should also wash your hair regularly, for the dirt and grease irritate the skin on your face.
If you want to get rid of the white spots, instead of popping them yourself, pay a visit to a beauty parlor and have some of the ante acne treatments that they offer. The beautician will determine the type of your skin and suggest an appropriate treatment for white spots and pimples.
It will probably include steaming, cleansing and cream application. Now, this cleansing may be a little painful, for it is actually done with a tiny needle with which that white stuff is taken out from your pimple (the procedure some people like to do themselves at home using their fingernails).
The important difference is that this needle is sterile, and fingernails are not, so there would be no bacterial infection after that. The cream applied in the end serves to calm your skin, and eliminate redness.
You will probably not be able to go to the party right after this treatment, but in a day or two, your face will look much better.
Learning how to get rid of pimples is very straightforward with the aforementioned tips we gave you. All it takes is to follow them, and your face will look so much better.