Sadly, pimples are a natural part of life. However, one can take several steps to ensure that they are not a huge part of your life.
Pimples are every person’s worst nightmare. There is literally nothing worse than waking up and realizing that you have a pimple on your face. Pimples occur for a variety of reasons including but not limited to lack of sleep, stress, poor and unhealthy diet, etc.
Most people don’t realize that a pimple is actually an infection of the Human Papillomavirus. This is why many doctors and dermatologists recommend leaving the pimple as is to let it go away on its own. The most you should do it clean the area regularly with a gentle soap or face wash. Breaking a pimple may actually lead to a spread of the infection.
Having said that, there are still many ways to reduce the inflammation caused by a pimple, or to ensure that the pimple does not leave a mark or blemish on the skin. The main reason that pimples occur is because of oil build up in the pores of the skin. One can ice the pimple, which will force the pores to constrict and push the oil out. Alternately, you can steam the pores which will open the pores and force them to breathe, hence releasing the oil build up.
As the pimple is an infection, one can use rubbing alcohol, or similar disinfectants to kill the bacteria. Natural disinfectants that can also probably be found around the home are lemons, garlic, and apple cider vinegar. Other recommended natural treatments are a paste of baking soda and warm water, or a paste of corn flour and warm water.
Egg whites are also recommended as they will constrict and tighten the area and squeeze the oil out. Honey, which is said to have healing properties, can also be applied to the area. It will heal and rejuvenate the skin. Apply any of these to the area, leave to dry, and then wash out with warm water.
Papaya and tea tree oil are also often recommended as treatments for acne. Papaya works as a natural exfoliant for the skin and helps clear up acne. Tea tree oil is said to able to break up clogged pores, clear out dead skin cells, and keep acne from coming back.
A lot of remedies also encourage putting toothpaste on the pimple. However, it has now been found that toothpaste may actually help in the formation of pimples rather than in getting rid of them.
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