One of the most common and embarrassing blemishes of all time is pimple also known as acne. Almost everyone have had his or her fair share of this facial blemish at one time or another in our lives, either as a teenager or as an adult.
Even the late King Of Pop, Micheal Jackson suffered greatly from this when he was a young adult. It is one of the most common skin conditions, and a great number of people around the world who visit dermatologists, involve acne or acne-related treatments.
Many ladies in Nigeria have this facial problem and often resort to the use of heavy makeup to keep the condition hidden from the public.
What Are Pimples?
A pimple is a small pustule or papule that forms a skin lesion, which is referred to in technical term as acne vulgaris. There are numerous causes, but regardless of the cause, pimples develop when the sebaceous glands (oil glands) get clogged and infected from bacteria. This is why pimples swell up and become red, pus-filled lesions on the surface, just beneath the skin surface.
Additionally, the overuse of makeup and masking creams can affect the skin by removing its protective coating of helpful bacteria or causing too much dryness. Also, when you habitually rub your face with supposedly dirty hands.
Myths About Pimples?
There are many myths about pimple, such as eating chocolate, pizza or other foods will bring on the condition. In Actual sense, there have been no scientific links made between food and acne.
Getting Rid Of Pimple
There are two major ways you can get rid of your pimple:
- Super Fast Artificial Methods
- Natural Methods.
Super Fast Artificial Methods
Many readers will stop what they are doing now and stare attentively at their screen. If you want to get rid of your pimples so fast that your head will spin, you can consider Cosmetic Surgery For Acne Treatment. This might be a little costly, but if you have some hard cash to burn, you may be tempted to opt for this option.
How Cosmetic Surgery Acne Treatments are Performed
Chemical peels: strong chemicals remove the top layer of skin to smooth depressed acne scars and give the skin a more even color. Peels are most helpful in treating shallow and superficial acne scars. The surgeon applies the chemical to the skin with ordinary cotton tipped applicator, starting at the forehead and moving over the cheeks to the chin. Various chemicals are used for different depth peels. Light peels require no healing time while deeper peels often need up to two weeks to heal.
Laser skin resurfacing: Another technique for treating superficial scars is by laser, a device which uses a high-energy, amplified light to vaporize the top layer of skin, allowing new skin to grow. The ultrapulsed carbon dioxide laser, the erbium YAG laser and the pulsed dye yellow light laser are most commonly used for treating acne scarring.
Dermabrasion: the mechanical sanding of the upper layers of the scar. A new layer of skin replaces the ground down (or, abraded, as a physician would say) layer of skin.
Microdermabrasion: tiny particles passing through a vacuum tube gently scrape away the top layer of scarred skin and stimulate new cell growth. Patients with mild scarring are the best candidates; multiple treatments are usually required to achieve the best results.
For deep pitted scars, the physician cuts out the core of scar tissue with a small needle and stitches up the hole. During one session, many of these scars are usually treated. Or, the practitioner may replace the excised part with a small graft of normal skin, (often taken from behind the ear) and then taping it in place.
You can get rid of your pimples naturally, by following these easy steps and requirements:
1. Get Enough Sleep
The phrase that says “get your beauty rest” is actually notable advice. Stress is one of the biggest causes of acne (pimple), and sleep is one of the best natural stress relievers around.
When we sleep, healing happens, and at the same time, it’s a great time to apply a home remedy and let it get it to work on eliminating toxins that can cause acne. The Psychiatric Clinics of North America reports that stress is a factor affecting all organs. Though it’s easy to forget, the skin is an organ. In fact, it’s your largest organ! Getting plenty of rest can help reduce acne-associated stress.
2. Change Your Diet
Eliminating sugar, drinking plenty of water and getting your omega-3 foods can make a difference. Too much sugar can cause insulin spikes, which can create inflammation in the skin and clog up the pores. Water, conversely, hydrates, and it seems we cannot get enough of it. Make sure to get at least half your bodyweight in ounces every day.
Hydrated skin provides the right moisture and balance the skin needs to thrive. Additionally, water helps flush out toxins, something we need on a daily basis. And those omega-3s are pretty awesome at providing a reduction in inflammation. Wild-caught salmon is one of my favorite sources, in addition to sardines, walnuts, flaxseed oil and almonds.
3. Get Daily Exercise
Exercise not only helps you with fitness, but it can help reduce acne-prone skin irritations. That’s right, add its use on how to get rid of pimples to the list of exercise benefits. Exercise offers stress relief while getting the blood circulating. This blood-pumping activity sends oxygen to your skin cells, which helps remove dead cells from the body.
4. Cleanse and Exfoliate
Skin cleansing is one effective ways for an acne-free face and body. You want to make sure you use the right cleansing methods and exfoliate gently. You can try options, such as Castile soap that offers a gentle way to cleanse using plant-based ingredients, such as olive oil.
5. Use Coconut Oil
It’s no surprise that coconut oil may help since it’s so useful in just about anything. But there is a reason for this. Coconut oil contains properties that encourage the elimination of bacteria, which is why there are so many uses of coconut oil for skin. Lauric acid is the main ingredient in coconut oil, and this acid that makes it an effective treatment against acne because it provides antibacterial results.
6. Castor Oil
Castor oil has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties that can speed up healing, making it ideal for breakout-prone skin. Though I recommend using it in very small amounts with jojoba oil, hemp seed oil or coconut oil, along with one of the essential oils above, it’s high in unsaturated fatty acids, vitamin E, proteins and minerals, which can help reduce acne-causing bacteria and inflammation associated with breakouts. It can even help heal scars caused by acne.
Castor oil may be a great choice for treating mild acne since it provides moisturization to the skin while helping the skin produce less sebum, which can cause acne if in excess. It also helps reduce inflammation that may be caused by acne.
6. Using Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender oil helps prevent and keeps acne at bay, but it smells amazing, and provides relaxation qualities — something much needed in today’s world. Lavender helps regenerate skin cells, minimize sun spots and even reduce scarring caused by acne. Additionally, it can help reduce swelling and inflammation that may be caused by acne due to the polysaccharides it contains.
Acne treatment is different for everyone, but there may be some simple solutions to having clear skin. From the foods you eat to the stress in your life and the products you use, it may take a little time to find what works for you. If using essential oils, make sure to use pure oils and take it slow. Check with your doctor before using anything new.
It’s always recommended to seek a natural solution to get rid of pimples as opposed to conventional treatments that may come with adverse side effects. Getting enough sleep, changing your diet, getting daily exercise, cleansing and exfoliating the skin, and utilizing essential oils for the skin are all natural ways to clear acne safely.