What Causes Pimple & How To Cure Them

What Causes Pimple & How To Cure Them

First of all, we should understand what pimples are and what causes them.

What are pimples?


pim·​ple | \ ˈpim-pəl

Pimples are pustules resulting from excess production of sebum and build-up of bacteria or dead skin cells trapped under skin pores. Skin pimples are vexatious upshots of oil glands gone crazy on an over-drive. In other words, a small hard inflamed spot on the skin. 


What causes pimples?

1) Raging hormones

The excitement of hitting puberty is clearly contagious as androgens energizes the sebaceous glands into flaring-up. During menstruation and pregnancy, pimple problems sometimes get worsened with the hormones on a rampage.

2) Excess sebum

The stimulated sebaceous glands then release more sebum or oil. The excess oil, in the follicles presents on the surface of the skin, merges with bacteria or any dead skin cells that have remained in the pores and eventually clog the pores.

3) Plugged follicles

Within a follicle, dead skin cells ideally shed gradually and are ousted from within to the skin’s surface. When the sebaceous glands are highly active, these dead skin cells tend to shed faster than usual and in the process mix with the excess oil to block the follicle, thus suspending the natural skin renewal process.

4) Multiplying bacteria

Bacteria which is naturally present in all skin types becomes fast multiplying acne-bacteria in trapped follicles— resulting in inflammation. See, this is why everyone tells you not to touch your face!


Pimples on different parts of the faces:


The part we're all waiting for... how to cure them

All these information will be from what works for us personally and collected information!

1) Face Wash


The best face wash for pimples should help cleanse your skin while preventing future breakouts. Investing in a good face wash to fight pimples lets you escape from your perpetual cycle of disappointments a.k.a. pimple problems. Find a face wash that is gentle on skin and contains salicylic acid. Choose a complementing face wash that favours your skin type – dry, oily or combination – to avoid additional skin troubles.

Recommended Favourites: Nivea Pearl White Caring Whip and Neutrogena Deep Clean Facial Cleanser


2) Cleanser


Cleansing on a daily basis, strips off the impurities or any accumulated surface debris from the skin keeping it effectively clean. A good cleanser dissolves excess grime, dirt and make-up on the skin and deep-cleanses the pores. A cleanser can be used to remove make-up as it is gentle and non-foaming.

Recommended Favourites: Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser and The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Foaming Cleanser


3) Toner


Applying a toner, post cleansing and prior to moisturizing, gets rid of excess pollutants, dirt, oil and traces of makeup while correcting the pH balance of your skin. It removes the build-of dead skin cells on surface of skin which if left unattended could lead to formation of unwanted pimples. Toners are especially beneficial for oily skin. Toner containing glycolic acid can prevent ingrown hair and add a layer of protection. Moreover, they help shrink pores. Simply blot a cotton pad with some toner and wipe your face with it. You can leave it to dry and follow it up with a hydrating moisturizer.

Recommended Favourites: Neutrogena Alcohol-Free Toner and Mario Badescu Glycolic Acid Toner


4) Creams & Gels


Pimple creams or gels contain ingredients that help kill bacteria causing pimples on the skin. They may cause dryness for a while but you can apply a moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated. Pimple creams penetrate deep into the skin to act as an effective defense against future breakouts while also working as an efficient pimple remover. Consult a dermatologist to understand the kind of products suitable for your skin type and create a skin-care regime.

Also, different types of pimples respond well to different kinds of pimple gels or pimple creams. Most creams and gels need to be applied overnight before sleep so that they can work the best when skin cells rejuvenate. Since certain gels tend to leave the skin sensitive post application, ensure you apply a sunscreen before any exposure to daylight.

Recommended Favourites: Hiruscar Anti-Acne SPOT GEL and The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil


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