- Posted December 10, 2013 by
How to get rid of embarrassing pimples
Pimples are common among adolescents and adults, and can occur at any time. They are caused by bacteria, skin cells, sebum and hair that forms into a pustule on the skin. You may have just one pimple or several around the same spot, or several spots on your face or body. Pimples are most common on the face, though you may also notice them on your arms, neck, shoulders, back, or even your scalp. While you can’t always prevent them, there are many remedies and ways to treat even the more embarrassing pimples.
Skin Care Tips
Start by taking good care of your skin by following a daily skin care regimen. Make sure you cleanse your face and neck twice a day with a gentle cleanser. It should be appropriate for your skin type, whether that is dry, oily or combination. After using your cleanser, use a good moisturizer, also labeled with your skin type. If you have acne-prone skin there are over-the-counter and prescription-strength cleansers and other skin care products. Ask your dermatologist about possible acne-strength cleansers and moisturizers.
Lifestyle changes can also help with treating and preventing your pimple. This includes drinking plenty of water for hydrating your body and eating healthy foods like fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Avoid fried and fattening foods, and cut back on sugar. These foods are never good for your skin and complexion.
There are also some natural remedies to help get rid of embarrassing pimples, or at least start minimizing them. You can try adding ice, lemon juice, honey, toothpaste on your skin by dabbing it with a clean and sterile gauze or cotton ball. Steam is also effective at opening your pores and allowing you to flush the germs and bacteria.
What Not to Do
To avoid making the acne worse and prevent more pimples from forming, stop touching your face. Your skin has natural oils and germs, which can further irritate your skin and cause more pimples. You should also keep your hair out of your face, if you have pimples in areas on your face where your hair tends to touch it. Cut back on using makeup as much as possible, as this keeps the pores in your skin from breathing properly. Finally, never pick or pop pimples, as it can not only cause bacteria to spread, but it also increases the risk of scarring.
If your pimples are still not going away, schedule an appointment with your dermatologist to discuss the next steps.