What Are Pimples?
Call it what you want- pimples, spots, zits or acne are small papules/pustules filled with bacteria and cause inflammations on the skin. These can occur anywhere on the body; from the face to the chest and even on the back. If prodded or pinched, pimples could leave permanent scars or lesions on the skin, which is why it is important to not burst a pimple, however tempted you may be to do so.
Types of Pimples
Pustules are bumps that contain fluids/pus, which can be clearly seen with the naked eye. A small elevation is formed on the skin and is most-often accompanied by pain and redness.
Papules are usually larger in size, are far more painful and contain no pus or fluids.
Symptoms of Pimples
- Visible blackheads/whiteheads
- Large painful bumps
- Nodules with redness
- Cysts with no fluids
- Other areas of the body being affected apart from the face.
Some of the most predominant causes for pimples include overactive sebaceous glands, hormonal imbalances in the body, poor hygiene, pollutants, side-effects of medications and poor eating habits, with lots of dairy, fatty and greasy foods included in the diet.
Here’s How You Can Make Them Go Away!
- Maintain a regular facial care routine.
- Always wash your hands before touching your face
- Cut down on oily/fatty/dairy foods
- Use antibiotic creams that contain benzoyl peroxide topically
- Use anti-bacterial face marks. Turmeric paste is a good equivalent.
- Apply ice over the pimple to reduce inflammation and pain
- Use lemon juice to treat pimple scars
- Drink a minimum of 8 glasses of water everyday to detoxify your system and introduce fresh fruit/vegetable juices t your diets.
Troublesome zits occur when the sebaceous glands under the skin, become overactive. From DIY kitchen remedies to antibiotic treatments, there are a whole range of treatments that you could adopt to fight pimples. Find out what works best for you through a trial and error process or consult a dermatologist for expert advice.