Pimples-Causes & Remedies of Pimples
Around 50 millions of Americans are affected by pimples, and the statistics itself speaks of the ineffective medicinal and cosmetic treatments. With so many products available n market almost every other teenager is affected by the pesky pimples and nothing is gained by switching the products to one to another. At first you would feel happy to see some improvement and start thinking that this one would give you the flawless skin back, but using it twice or thrice is enough for you to understand that nothing new has been gifted to your skin. This is a very common story every pimple sufferer can very well related to.
Your pimples are an outcome of hereditary factors governing your type of skin, the food you eat and whatever you allow to reach your face. All these in some way affect your skin. The most common and strangest cause of pimples is its treatment products, which is why 90% of adolescents are suffering from pimples. Yes the over the counter treatments you buy to cure the problem are many time the real reason behind them. Instead of making your skin even these products have just the opposite effect. Excessive use of topical salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, or sulphur usually available in abundance in almost all the over-the-counter treatments can dry out your skin, causing it to produce more oil and possibly pimples. Not only the treatment products but the make up you use on your face can make you look ugly permanently at the cost of temporary beauty. Silicones in skin care and cosmetics are also another ingredient on the list to watch out for that can clog your pores. Whatever you use on face has direct impact but even if you are careful about the skin care cosmetics, your hair products and detergent might be doing things wrong for you. The sulfates, heavy moisturizing agents in conditioners, and silicones that your shampoo, conditioner, and stylers contain can seep into your pores, clogging them and resulting in chest acne or pesky pimples along your hairline. Next time you go for buying cosmetics, either for you skin or you hair, make sure you know what side effects they can have. The small outcome of smoking a cigarette is pimples, as smoking reduces the supply of oxygen of your skin. If the threat of cancer and asthma was not enough for you to quit smoking, add this also to the list. Now you may feel like quitting smoking. You might not resist scrubbing the pimple hard due to itching or just a habit of checking it out every now and then. Tell me one thing, do you like those spots so much that you don’t want to leave them alone? Because the more you play with them, the more they will appear. May be they find you the best host who entertains them every now and then! Not washing your face and bathing right after a hectic work out sometimes leads to accumulation of dirt and bacteria over the skin. If you leave them to take rest on your face overnight, they may grow into pimple till morning. To summarize everything the cause of pimples is letting thing accumulate on your face for long time, reason may be sun, dirt, and pollution, sweating or working out. Another cause of acne is the use of skin / hair care products and detergents containing acne stimulating components. Third reason is your lifestyle- bad eating habits, smoking, or not washing your face properly. Rest you know very well, but the food part is also important to understand. Not only spicy foods, but some other products are also culprits behind your pimples like bread or eggs. Preserved food items, canned drinks, pizza, peanut butter are the topmost on the list. The food items stored for future use are protected against spoiling using preservatives. These preservatives protect the food, and make it suitable to use even after a month in some cases. But these chemicals have their own side effects on human body when eaten along with the food. One of those side effects is seen on your face in the form of pimples. Apart from this everything containing starch and oil is not at all good for your skin; in fact it should be on the top of the pimple triggering food.
Once you know what the cause of the pimples is which are spoiling your face, it becomes much easy to get rid of them. The first step is to stop the causing factor if your can. Regarding a few causes you cannot do much, like hormonal changes and hereditary factors. But all others are completely under your control. Work out with a doctor to choose a healthy diet that is focused at avoiding pimples. Wash your face with water as many times as you can to remove dirt and bacteria. Other than this you can take help you some simple yet very effective remedies to clean your face and say good bye to pimples. Some pimple fighting home remedies are:
How to clean a face with pimples
Clean your skin regularly but at the same time gently. You should always use a mild cleanser in the morning, evening, and after heavy workouts. Before choosing the face wash make sure you watch out for its contents carefully. Scrubbing the skin is not a good idea to remove dust and dirt if you have acne issue. It can even make the problem worse, making the pimples look bigger.
Milk, lemon juice, and honey face pack
You can lighten up your skin complexion and at the same time also say good bye to acne with the use of honey, lemon juice and milk that are easily available at home. Take a tablespoon of fresh lime juice and mix it with equal amount of honey and milk. Apply this on your face and wait for 15 to 20 minutes before rinsing with water. Lemon introduces dryness to your skin, but to its contrary honey acts as a moisturizing agent, leaving your skin neutral.
Make right use of water
You cannot even think of what drinking plenty of water can do to your skin health. Yes, water in itself is a remedy to treat pimples. Water is the main component of the human body. In fact, the body is composed of between 55 and 78 percent water, depending on body size. Wash your face again and again, especially after workouts. And also drink a lot of water during day time to maintain the glow on your pimple free skin. Especially after workouts and extensive exercise drink filtered water to get the glow on your face.
Basil is sometimes referred to as holy basil, because it is worshiped in many countries. Not sure about why it is so, but about one fact I have sufficient confidence, and that is the amazing medicinal properties basil leaves have. This herb has a great role in curing many serious diseases, and is also helpful in removing acne completely from your skin. If you want fast action, you can mix mint leaves and basil leaves together and then grind them to form a paste, and apply this paste regularly on your face.
Double check whatever reaches your face
Avoid touching the skin affected by acne again and again. People who squeeze, pinch, or pick their pimples can get scars that are even more difficult to get rid of. If you are shaving acne affected skin, you can try both electric and safety razors to see which works the best way for you. With safety razors, use a perfectly sharp blade to avoid new pimples on your face.
Apple cider vinegar
Including many other health issues, apple cider vinegar is a perfect solution to acne also. It straightaway kills of the bacteria that may be a reason behind your acne problem. On the top of it apple cider vinegar has the capability to maintain a pH of skin that is totally unfavorable for the bacteria to survive. Dilute in 1: 3 with water and apply on your face daily.
Margosa leaves are a part of beauty soaps and some cosmetics also due to its power to heal skin ailments. But the chemicals ruin its power when you try to extract its benefits from cosmetics. It is hence a better way to use it in natural form. You can use the paste of margosa leaves and add turmeric to improve the results
Honey is also an effective home remedy for acne. Applying honey as a mask on your face introduces the antibiotic properties of honey to your skin and kills of the bacteria causing acne issue and prevents it from leaving behind any type of scar. Not only this, it also makes your skin glow with radiance. You have two benefits from the same product.
Fuller’s earth has amazing effect on both skin and hair if applied for a long time. Specifically talking about acne, the paste made by mixing fuller’s earth with rosewater is the best treatment for acne according to long time sufferers of acne. You can get the powder of fuller’s earth from online easily. Take two tablespoons of fuller’s earth and mix it with rose water or milk. Apply this paste on you face to heal pimple fast.
Stay away from acne triggering foods
The small outcome of smoking a cigarette is acne, as smoking reduces the supply of oxygen of your skin. If the threat of cancer and asthma was not enough for you to quit smoking, add this also to the list. Now you may feel like quitting smoking. Wait, it is not smoking alone, but there are many other foods that contribute to your skin condition. You should be aware of the entire list in order to make things easy.
This is one of the best remedies as far as acne is concerned. It will not only remove, but also keep blackheads away. It will also remove excess oils yet maintains the moisture of your skin. Make a fine paste out of two tablespoons of gram flour and some rose water. Add in rose water until thick paste is formed. Later rub this all over your face and let it sit for 30 minutes before rinsing off. Repeat the process every alternate day to get desired results.
Save your skin from harmful UV rays
While avoiding these foods minimizes of chances of your skin being punished, you still have to be careful about certain environmental factors. The key principle for pimples treatment as indicated by all the studies is to stay out of the sun. Apart from acne, being in the sun a lot can also make skin wrinkle and raise the risk of skin cancer.
Turmeric and sandalwood
Turmeric and sandalwood mixture is another trusted way to remove acne and whiten your skin naturally. All you need is two tablespoons of sandalwood powder, a teaspoon of turmeric powder and some milk added to make fine paste. Apply this magical formula on your face and leave it on for about 20 minutes to do its action. Rinse your face with cold water afterwards.
Things to take care while doing makeup
As I have also specified earlier, your make up sometimes turns out to be the real culprit. Therefore choose makeup carefully, and apply make up when it is really necessary. All makeup should be oil free. This means that the makeup will not clog up your pores. But some people still get acne even if they use these products. Shampoo your hair regularly to minimize oil secretion.
Do not change the synthetic product, again and again, to get rid of pimples, it is better to change the way you are trying to cure the problem. Try to understand the root cause of your pimples and then make use of the mentioned remedies that are effective as well as side effect free. These remedies to treat pimples are much better than the chemicals which literally punish your skin everyday. Make sure you choose what is best and mildest for your skin