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Easy Steps to Get Rid of Pimples

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Pimples occur when bacteria resides on the surface of your skin, thereby clogging your pores. As this bacteria grows, it produces a welt that is reddish on the bottom and has a white center. Though you might be tempted to pop it or pick it, you should not, because doing so will spread the infection to other pores of the skin, leading to more pimples. Also, when you pop a pimple, it creates as open sore which makes your skin more vulnerable to acne scars. If you want to get rid of your pimples, you need to maintain good hygiene and do acne specific cleansing without causing further scarring.

Step 1

Use an acne specific cleanser and wash your face with it twice daily. A good cleaner would have triclosan, which is antibacterial in nature. When you apply the cleanser, go in gentle circular motions. After applying the cleanser, wash your face with warm water and pat dry with a soft towel. Never try to scrub your face with the towel as it will cause inflammation. Do not use abrasive agents, and say no to vigorous scrubbing.

Step 2

Apply a good astringent to your face. This astringent will remove the extra oil, which would otherwise clog your pores. Now wipe the astringent using a cotton swab, and let your skin dry.

Step 3

Use a cream that has benzoyl peroxide. Apply it on the affected areas. Dab the cream on pimples using your fingers and then rub it gently till it blends with the skin.

Step 4

Apply some oil-free moisturizer on your face. Make sure your face doesn’t become excessively dry. Keep your skin oil-free, but moist with an oil free moisturizer. This will make sure your skin is properly moisturized, but is free of oil.

Step 5

If you have a persistent acne problem, it is best to consult your dermatologist to get proper treatment.

Warnings

  • Triclosan, salicylic acid, and benzoyl peroxide can cause irritation. Do not overuse these products. If you experience swelling or itching, discontinue their use and consult a dermatologist.
  • Don’t touch your face too often, as the bacteria on your hands can make the problem even worse. If you feel the need of touching the affected area, wash your hands with soap and use hand sanitizer.
  • Do not consume any over-the-counter acne reducing drugs without first consulting your physician.

If you have additional info which works for you, do let me know via comments.

Author: Summer H.

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