Sometimes I imagine pimples like tiny evil creatures that only appear when I have an important event, Then you keep asking yourself “Why Now?!” “What should I do?!”.
That is exactly what drove me to write this article to help you getting rid of these evil creatures in the fastest method ever.
Our sebaceous glands naturally produce oily substance that is called “Sebum”, which makes our skin looks young, fresh and glow.
However, the overproduction of sebum in some conditions blocks skin pores, then pores become filled with oil, dead skin and bacteria.
Bacteria cause infection and inflammation in the blocked pores, which are called pimples.
In this context, you will be able to know how to deal with pimples when they suddenly appear, how to protect your face from future pimples attacks and a skin care routine to keep your skin clear and fresh.
How to deal with pimples?
There is no evidence that you can get rid of pimples in just two days, but there are some useful tips to reduce inflammation, redness, swelling and make your skin looks better, here are some of these tips:
Do not squeeze pimples
When you squeeze or pop a pimple, you think it becomes smaller and disappears fast but popping a pimple causes spreading of all the dirt and bacteria in it all over the face.
which will block more pores, spread the infection and cause more pimples to appear.
Cleanse your face
Choose a suitable cleanser for your skin type and gently wash your face to clean all dirt, fight back the bacteria and to prepare your face for any skin product you will apply after that.
Ice cubes for pimples
Ice cubes help in minimizing pores size, constricting blood vessels and reducing pain, inflammation and swelling of acne.
How to use it? Wrap an ice cube in a soft towel and rub it gently into the acne but avoid applying it for too long.
Aloe vera gel
Aloe vera gel has anti-inflammatory properties that help in reducing swelling and redness of a pimple.
How to use it? Apply it over a pimple, keep it for an hour then wash it off.
Tea tree oil
Tea tree oil has natural antibacterial properties, It penetrates the skin, unblocks, disinfects pores and drys out pimples.
How to use it? Pour few drops on a cotton pad, dab it to pimples, leave it for hours then rinse it with warm water.
Benzoyl peroxide peels layers of dead skin that clog pores and kills the bacteria found in pimples.
How to use it?
You should wash your hands then clean and dry your face as a first step then, gently rub a small amount of benzoyl peroxide into the infected area leave it for hours then repeat the process again.
Who should not use it?
People who are sensitive to benzoyl peroxide, therefore, before applying this medication, you should test it on a small area of your skin if no allergic reaction happens then you can use it.
Related article: Benzoyl Peroxide Vs Salicylic Acid: Which Is Better For Curing Acne?
Aspirin contains salicylic acid which fights bacteria in acne, reduces redness and inflammation caused by pimples.
How to use it? Crush an aspirin tablet and mix it with adequate amount of water until they form a paste.
Apply it to the pimple after cleansing and drying your skin, leave it for few hours.
Precautions: Avoid applying aspirin to normal skin; apply it directly on the pimple.
The previously mentioned tips should help you in getting rid of annoying pimples before your important event.
You should follow a skincare routine and let it be part of your lifestyle to have a clear face and prevent the appearance of not only pimples but also blemishes, red spots from sun, blackheads and dry spots.
Skin Care routine for clear face
The most important step in your skincare routine is to protect it from the sun, never forget to apply sunscreen before being exposed to sun to prevent presence of red spots and blemishes.
Choose a suitable cleanser for your skin type and use it from two to three times daily to reduce accumulation of sebum, dirt and bacteria into your pores, which cause whiteheads, blackheads and pimples.
Never sleep with your makeup on your face, It`ll clog your pores causing pimples, At bed time before cleansing your face you should remove your makeup with a suitable make up remover. If you do not prefer chemical makeup removers, you can use coconut oil as a natural makeup remover.
To prevent your skin from dryness, you should use moisturizer especially after cleansing your face to compensate the washed out natural oils and sebum.
Exfoliate your skin once per week to remove layers of dead skin that may clog your pores.
How to exfoliate my skin? You can easily exfoliate your skin by things we all have in kitchen, like adding olive oil or honey to brown sugar and gently rub them into your face for few minutes after washing it then rinse your face with water and pat dry.
Use face masks
Applying face masks on your skin from one to two times weekly is good for your skin hydration, moisturizing and glowing. Switch between natural and chemical facemasks to ensure having the best results.
There is a link between stress and acne, so try to manage your stress by meditation, yoga or listening to soft music.
Lack of sleep can cause hormonal changes which may cause pimples in face so try sleeping well because it’s important for your overall health and wellness not only your face.
Reduce sugar intake, dairy products and fast food in your diet and get more of fruits, vegetables and fish to reduce skin breakouts.
Consult a Dermatologist
Try consulting a dermatologist frequently to check if your skin care routine is suitable for your skin or not and to give you more specific advices.
At the bottom line,
By following all the previously mentioned tips, pimples will not dare to appear on your clear, nice and fresh face. Do not be lazy, it is a very simple routine when you get used to it as well as you should remember that, if you have severe acne all over your face you should consult a dermatologist to give you the best solutions.