How to Get rid of Pimples and Acne

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How to Get Rid of Acne and Pimples

The basic mechanics behind acne are as follows: Oil glands that produce sebum on your face can get clogged by things such as dirt, dry skin flakes, or the oil itself. Once the pore is clogged, it creates an area that is like an infection where this pebble-like blockage is considered a foreign entity. The situation is made worse by bacteria that thrive within the blockage and cause further irritation of the skin. Bacteria live on your face naturally, and in fact they cover our entire bodies, but within the conditions of a pimple they cause a rush of white blood cells to come to the area to fight off the As white blood cells do their work, they turn into pus that can fill the pore as well. The resulting redness and swelling is what we see on the surface as pimples. The frustrating thing is the bad acne we see today actually started forming several weeks ago. So as you can see, it is a long developmental process that takes time to get rid of. You can’t just slather on a litre of acne cream and hope to “zap” the problem away.

1. Healthy Living

Take care of healthy living with regards to drinking a lot of water, getting exercise, sleeping enough at night time, and reducing reduce stress levels. Your body and skin are inter-connected so taking care of your overall health impacts your skin. What you do now will have long-term impacts on your skin in the future.

2. Washing Your Face

You should wash your face twice a day with a gentle skin cleanser. One washing in the morning and once before bedtime is the best way to go. Avoid bar soap on your face or anything too abrasive. You won't be doing yourself any favors by over-washing so don't over do things because it won't get rid of acne any faster. Be careful about using hot water or taking long hot showers (especially in winter) because this can strip your skin of moisture. Use gentle motions rather than trying to scrub your acne away.

infection. 3. Diet

Your diet should be a healthy mix of all four food groups with a good dose of fresh fruits and vegetables to get your skin acne free. Chocolate and oily foods don't actually cause acne, but it never hurts to eat right and take care of your body. Snacking is great to give your metabolism a boost during the day and an excellent way to get some fruits and veggies into your diet.

4. Bad Habits

Avoid things like smoking, sun tanning, and drinking too many sugary or caffeinated beverages. All of your bad habits can result in nasty things accumulating in your pores and forming blockages.

5. Trial and Error

As for which creams or lotions to use to get rid of pimples, there is no one answer for everyone. Some products will work for people, while they will inspire complaints about their ineffectiveness from others. So it might take a bit of trial error to find which product works best because even the most popular product might not be effective for some people. Pay attention to your own skin care and don't sit back while hoping for a solution.

6. No Popping

Don't pop your pimples if you can help it. It might make things worse, especially if you have sever acne. It's obviously tempting to get rid of acne by popping it, but at best it's a temporary solution. You can end up spreading bacteria which leads to more acne formation, or you can put yourself at risk for forming acne scars. Sometimes you just have to be patient and let a pimple die down naturally while giving your treatment time to work.

7. No Touching

We've already mentioned the dangers of touching your face to often, but remember there are more things that come into contact with your face than your hands. Don't forget about your hair, pillowcases, and clothing. Make sure to keep your hair trimmed, well washed, and out of your face. Wash pillowcases thoroughly so that there's no detergent residue left over that can aggrivate your skin.

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8. Let it Breathe

Give your skin a breather from time to time. You don't need to have medicine on your face every second of the day. Your face is naturally resilient and it will help to let it heal naturally from time to time. Acne products can contain some pretty harsh ingredients and you don't necessarily want to constantly expose your skin to certain treatments, especially if it's not the right one for your skin type. Some acne products are designed to get rid of the problem but they might not focus on overall skin health. Also make sure ...

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