Today in this post, I will guide you on ‘How to treat pimples‘.Now Let’s get straight to the point with home remedies.
You have a limited space on your face!
FACE, the first thing visible of our physical identity. It is the first thing which brings impact on anybody even before you can speak.
Face, if we consider as a place, it has a very limited space, which is utilized by our most important sensory organs. It has no space or place for any unwanted things on it. Why do we want a pimple there?
Are you struggling with pimples? Here we shall discuss some home remedies and its formation.
Let’s start with its formation.
Have you ever pondered over the fact that why a Pimple pops up and how it is formed?
So, what is inside a pimple?
Yes, probably even worse than you think. That white pus is packed with a cocktail mix of bacteria, dead skin cells, white blood cells and an oily waxy material called sebum under the right conditions. These four ingredients create the perfect storm for infection.
Here is how inside each core of your skin are tiny sacs called Sebaceous glands. These glands secrete an oily material called sebum which lubricates and waterproofs your hair but that’s not the only thing sebum is good for. It is also an energy source for a type of bacteria called Propionibacterium acnes. Normally, Propionibacterium acnes lives harmoniously in and on your skin but sometimes it gets out of control and that’s when the trouble starts. When your sebaceous glands grow more active like during puberty, they generate the surplus of sebum.
The excess sebum can clog your pores. The pore is now a food fest for bacteria which start to multiply out of control. This triggers alarms in your body which identifies the infestation as a threat, where your body dispatches white blood cells to the area to fight the abnormally large cluster of bacteria. As a result, the area becomes inflamed causing the skin at the surface to swell and redden. Eventually, that swelling will come to a head literally even worse popping the pimple opens a gateway for additional bacteria on your fingers which could prolong or even worsen the already infected pore. So, the next time you have the urge to pop a pimple. Consider the consequences.
You might be in a state where you are getting pimples often and you really want to know what causes pimples. You have tried everything you possibly could, but your pimples never appear to stop forming on your face. Well, there are thousands of people with the same problem as you have now. It just seems like these pimples won’t ever stop coming on your face. Pimples appear due to a certain cause and when treated correctly, they go very soon. There are few things that led to the growth of pimples on your face. If you know them, you can understand what the things you are doing wrong and what causes pimples.
The life of a pimple can be anywhere between 2 days to a week!
Also, you can expect your pimple to go off anytime within this period. For few lucky people, it may take up to two days for a pimple to disappear completely or it might take up to a week to go.
From the moment, it starts to show up on your face, consider following some steps to treat it. This will help you get rid of that nasty pimple pretty soon enough. You can take a few necessary measures which will help you reduce your pimple growth.
What causes pimples?
Genetics – Genetics is considered to be one of the things that trigger pimple formation. Your family history can make you understand how often you will get pimples.
Sebum oil – The sebum oil that is produced on your skin can also lead to pimple growth. The dead skin cells which are shed from the follicle and the skin bacteria with the presence of sebum make a clog which can lead to the cause of a pimple.
Puberty – Puberty is the age when most of you guys will start to develop skin related problems. Androgens are the hormones which your body produces when you are in your puberty. It’s all part of your body’s natural development stages. Due to these hormones, a gland called Sebaceous begins to enlarge. All these changes at the puberty age trigger skin problems flare-ups during the menstrual cycle and during pregnancy are also caused by androgens.
Bacterias – Do you know that a ‘Bacteria’ is always present on your skin when a follicle is plugged multiple growths of acne bacteria begins to happen which in return creates a reaction near the surrounding skin and inflammation occurs in the follicle.
Prevailing pimples – When bacterias come in contact with an already prevailing pimple, it makes it red and swollen and sometimes very painful. This might happen when you try to pop a pimple with your fingers. so, keep your hands off your face! Unless you want o suffer from long-lasting marks that are equally difficult to get rid off. Beware! The bacteria on your fingers may penetrate into the pimples and might lead to cause more problem
Pimples often occur when you are at the age of puberty, even if you are done with puberty changes and yet if you are getting pimples don’t worry. It’s all a part of what’s happening inside the skin, still, you can manage to keep your pimple away or make it go faster by taking these necessary measures.
Not all pimples are the same. Here is look at the most common types of pimples:
Whiteheads – When dead skin cells and oil clogs pores creates the perfect environment for bacterial growth as the bulge of bacteria and oil under the skin grows. It forms a small bump on the surface called a white head.
Blackheads – If some of the oil mixes in a whitehead breach the surface, oxygen in the air interacts with the exposed oil turning it black. You can treat both blackheads and whiteheads at home. (I will share all home remedies in the next article, where you can easily remove these at home itself).
Papules – Papules are whiteheads that have persisted long enough to cause infection. The immune system sends white blood cells to battle the bacteria. This inflames the area, forming a hard red bump called a papule.
Pustules – Given enough time, papules will well up, White blood cells clump together and form pus. The bulge of pus expands, rupturing the pore’s cell walls. On the surface, it forms an ugly white blemish called a pustule.
Nodules – In severe cases, you can get a huge abscess deep inside the pore. If that abscess bursts through the pore, it will release a flood of pus under the surface. The irritating pus inflames the skin, forming a large, tender lump. The lump or nodule can grow to be the size of a blueberry or larger. Nodules are some of the most severe types of acne. Whether you have got a pesky whitehead or a painful pustule, you can help keep acne at bay by washing your face twice a day.
Cysts – Cysts form when the blocked pores get more damaged resulting in getting bigger. They look like big lumps or swollen lumps which are soft and which contain pus. They are red in color and are said to occur from for the deep layer of your skin. Also, they appear huge on your skin and are painful to touch. It takes very long time for one to heal. There are high possibilities of scars being formed when the cysts are treated.
So, how do we treat them? Follow these Home remedies for your adamant Pimples and Acne:
Ice – Yes, rubbing ice works as a magic on your irritated skin. Rub one cube of ice covered in a clean towel or hanky on the pimple. Ice reduces redness and swelling. It washes away dirt, dead skin cells, and other impurities. Repeat 3 times a day daily.
Honey and Cinnamon – Roast cinnamon and make a powder in a mixer grinder. Take 1 teaspoon of honey and one teaspoon of cinnamon powder. Mix it well. Apply this paste on pimples. After 15 – 20 minutes wash your face with cold water. Repeat this 3 – 4 times a week for better results. Honey is a natural antibiotic. It has antibacterial and antifungal properties. It helps in creating the smooth and clear skin. Cinnamon is also known as Dalchini. You can grab a pack from your nearest store. It has antimicrobial properties too. This helps to fight bacterial and fungal infections and also helps in repairing damaged tissue.
Coffee – Coffee provides a lot of benefits for your skin. Caffeine not only helps to reduce cellulite but also acts as the natural exfoliator that has anti-inflammatory properties that improve circulation reduce puffiness and when used as a regular exfoliator. You can mix a tablespoon of coffee with a tablespoon of honey if you have oily skin or mix with a tablespoon of extra – virgin olive oil if you have dry skin. It will eventually fade your acne resulting in a nice and smooth skin mop. You can do this once or twice a week.
Honey – Honey can be used to treat not only acne but also acne scars itself. Also, honey is gentle on skin and reduces redness and irritation. Honey contains antibacterial properties which help to fade acne and dark marks. It has a moisturizing effect and makes skin supple. You can use a little honey directly onto the acne at night and wash off in the morning. Try to get hold of the organic ones, after all, it’s your skin.
Fuller earth – ‘Multani Mitti’ or ‘Fuller Earth’ is commonly used since ages to improve the quality of skin and hair. You can mix 2-3 tablespoons with water to make a paste and apply a thin layer all over your face or just on your pimples. If you decide to apply it all over your face then just keep it for 15 minutes or until dry and wash it off with cold water and moisturize or leave it overnight. If you apply on your pimples but don’t do this daily as it has a drying effect. You can repeat this two to three times in a week for significant results.
Turmeric – Turmeric has got anti-inflammatory properties. This is commonly found in any local grocery store and is widely used in Indian Cuisine for cooking various dishes. To get rid of cystic acne, you can use turmeric. This spice has curcumin which naturally brings down swelling and eases the pain. Turmeric also kills bad germs and fights the infection. You can add a little water or unrefined sesame oil to 2 or 3 teaspoons of turmeric powder to make a paste. Apply this paste on the affected area and leave it on for about an hour before washing it off. Do this one or two times a day for a few days.
Apple cider vinegar – Apple cider vinegar is another great cure for cystic acne. Because it’s an astringent, it helps get rid of extra oil to cure acne and ease pain and swelling. It also helps clean the skin and balance the skin’s acid level. Mix equal amounts of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar and water. Dip a cotton ball in the mixture and put it on the hurt skin. Let it sit for about 15 minutes then wash it off with water. Do these two times a day for a few days.
Tea Tree oil – Tea tree oil goes into the skin easily to help unblock the sebaceous glands, clean pores and dry out the acne. Put 1 or 2 drops of tea tree oil onto a cotton ball and put it gently on the hurt area. Leave it on for a few hours or overnight. People with sensitive skin should mix one part tea tree oil with 3 parts water before putting it on. Use this once a day for a week. If you are allergic to tea tree oil, test it on a patch of skin before using it.
Baking soda – Another great cure for acne is baking soda. Baking soda can pull extra oil out of blocked pores and clean away dead skin. Baking soda kills germs and brings down swelling. It also evens out the acid level of your skin, leaving it healthy and glowing. Mix 1 teaspoon of baking soda with enough cucumber juice to make a thin paste. If you do not have cucumber juice, you can use plain water. Put it on the affected area. Let it sit for a couple of minutes and then wash it off with warm water. Repeat this process one or two times a week.
Note – Do not forget to moisturize your skin after using baking soda.
Indian Lilac or Neem – Indian lilac is commonly known as Neem or Margosa. It is a popular Ayurvedic cure for acne. It kills germs and bacteria to help fight the cause of the problem. It also eases signs of pain and swelling. Having Neem juice helps wash out toxins and purifies your blood. Make a paste out of these leaves and apply on the affected area of the skin. Let it dry on its own before washing it off with warm water. Repeat this two times a day for a few days.
Dietary changes – By making some simple yet effective changes to your diet you can stop Pimple or Acne including cystic acne. Here are some things you should change.
- Follow a healthy diet full of whole grains, beans, fresh fruits and green vegetables.
- Eat nuts and seeds that are full of vitamins A and E as it repairs the skin and keeps the skin healthy.
- Increase your intake of water. Yes, water is really important while you are fighting a battle against a pimple or Acne. Drink a lot of water throughout the day to flush harmful toxins out of your body.
- Switch to a low dairy diet or eat no dairy like milk and cheese, until the acne is gone.
- Refrain from consuming oily, fatty foods and spicy foods that can make the acne worse.
- Don’t eat junk food that contains high sugar.
Camphor – Camphor is full of antioxidants which help in preventing skin damage. Also, it balances the oil production in the skin and prevents from clogging pores which help to reduce acne and pimples. You can add 1 tablespoon coconut oil then add some Vaseline. Mix it very well. You can use this mixture daily by using a cotton ball and apply it on your pimples before going to bed. Leave it overnight. Wash it off with normal water. Do this for few days.
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