by: Dominique Flournoy
There is no way of getting around it pimples happen! Pimples are a common and annoying skin condition that everyone has experienced, and they can grow in any part of the body. They can appear on your face, back, arms, chest, shoulders, and buttocks. These nasty red bumps also have the habit of popping out at the most inconvenient time. That is why everyone hates them because not only are they annoying and ruin not just your looks, but also your mood. Today we are going to help you beauties have the tools you need to rid those pimples without leaving ugly marks.
Where do Pimples come from?
A pimple is a small pustule or papule. Pimples develop when sebaceous glands, or oil glands, become clogged and infected, leading to swollen, red lesions filled with pus. During puberty, hormone production changes. This can cause the sebaceous glands, located at the base of hair follicles, to become overactive. As a result, pimples are most likely to occur during the teenage years and around menstruation, for women. Acne vulgaris, the main cause of pimples, affects over 80 percent of teenagers. After the age of 25 years, it affects 3 percent of men and 12 percent of women.
A Few Home Remedy Tips
If you’re treating acne, you might be wondering how lemon juice can be more effective than an over-the-counter combination product. Lemon juice has strong antibacterial and astringent properties that are perfect for treating pimples. It can eliminate those pimples by drying them up faster. Just make sure you are using fresh lemon juice and not the ones that are full of preservatives. Here is how you can make your own effective lemon remedy for pimples: Apply the lemon juice directly to the affected area using a cotton swab. Do this at night before going to bed. For acne, lemon juice is purportedly said to offer: reduced oil (sebum) due to the drying effects of citric acid, antiseptic qualities, which may kill bacteria that lead to acne, reduced redness and inflammation that may help treat inflammatory acne as well as leftover scars.
Ice is effective in reducing the swelling, redness, and inflammation of the pimples. The coldness of the ice can tighten the pores and promote blood circulation in the area. A cold compress can help ease the pain and swelling of a pimple.Wrap an ice cube in a paper towel and apply it to the affected area for five to 10 minutes. Repeat this process twice, taking 10-minute breaks between applications. Once a whitehead begins to form, a warm compress can help release the pus that accumulates under the skin. Soak a clean washcloth in hot water. Apply the warm cloth to the affected area for 10 to 15 minutes. Repeat this step three to four times daily until the pimple begins to heal.
Garlic is very potent as an anti-fungal, antibacterial, and antiseptic agent that can dry out and heal pimples. Garlic also contains sulfur, which assists the healing process. Just follow these steps when using this type of remedy for your pimples: Get one garlic clove and slice it into two pieces. Rub the garlic directly on the affected area and leave it on for 5 minutes. Rinse off the garlic with lukewarm water. Repeat this remedy several times each day.
Baking soda is a great alternative for treating pimples because it is cheap and it does not contain any strong chemicals. To do this, you can make a paste by mixing 2 teaspoons of baking sodawith a little water. This paste can be directly applied to pimples or other acne lesions and left on for 20 minutes before thoroughly washing off.