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Getting rid of pimples

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  • 1. Getting Rid Of Pimples – EffectiveTreatments?What Are Pimples?This article on getting rid of pimples should supply you with enough information to attack those zitsand hopefully get rid of the pesky things.First of all though it will help to actually find out the definition of a pimple and what may causethem to begin with.Basically a pimple is a type of acne papule that occurs through inflammation, to explain a littlefurther, outbreaks of the skin disorder acne occur when the tiny oil gland at the base of each hairroot or more properly, follicle begin over-producing natural body oil referred to as sebum, this isassociated with a change in natural hormone levels in the body, which is why teenagers and womenduring pregnancy are usually the worst hit, at a time when hormone levels are very unstabletriggering all manner of bodily changes.Formation of PimplesWith this change in sebaceous (oil) gland output comes a change to the skin cells behavior whichcan lead to the skin pores becoming blocked, when this happens the oil is unable to escape throughthe pore so it builds up underneath thus forming a slight bump, this can then lead to rupturing of thecell wall which then can lead to the ingress of naturally present skin bacteria which would normallynot be able to enter, when this happens it triggers the body’s natural defense cells to start fightingthe offending infection which then produces the inflammation leading to pimples.It is important that you have a try at getting rid of pimples at an early stage to prevent them gettingworse, as at that stage it may become much more difficult to eradicate the infection.Treatments For Getting Rid Of PimplesThere are many things that you can try in the first instance to try and remove pimples, simple overthe counter acne treatments from your local pharmacist are reasonably cheap and can be effective inmany cases, although you may have to try more than one until you find one that works for you.You may wish to try some home remedies, these can sometimes work especially if used with an otcproduct.Some of these home cures may seem a bit off-the-wall but they have worked for many sufferers.Toothpaste is probably not something you would think of but it is worth a try, you should apply ablob of it before going to bed at night, gently rub it in to the pimple using your fingertip and a lightcircular motion, it should be obvious that your hands and face should be properly washed and driedbefore you do this.Leave it on overnight and rinse off in the morning, obviously you may need to sleep on your backotherwise you may wipe the toothpaste off on your pillow during the night.A possible solution if you cannot sleep on your back is to apply the toothpaste to the pimple withoutrubbing it in then apply a small sticking plaster over it.The second thing may not cure your pimples but it will certainly help.Make sure you keep your skin properly hydrated, this is important as it will help to flush any toxinsfrom the body, six to eight glasses of water a day are usually recommended and this is always a
  • 2. good starting point, it must be water though not sodas or anythingelse, just plain tap or mineral water, so forget about drinking eight cans of coke – heaven help youGlycerin or sorbitol soap may be beneficial such as that made by Neutrogena, this can be used acouple of times a day, but never overwash or you will dry your skin out too much which may causeirritation, and anything that causes irritation should be avoided like the plague.Whilst researching this article it was noted that apricot juice was being touted to help in getting ridof pimples so it has been included here, the juice could be applied with a cotton wool ball, but itmay be easier to cut the apricot in half and very gently rub it or hold on the pimples for about tenminutes every day, and of course you can eat them too and will be an excellent addition to your diet.Dietary Advice For Getting Rid Of PimplesTalking of diet, although not yet medically proven beyond all doubt to have an adverse effect onacne, there is no doubt that improving your diet will help you in many ways and it will certainlyboost your immune system to help fight infection.One thing that has been observed in tests is that foods that are high in sugar affect insulin levels inthe body, thus temporarily upsetting hormone balance, which then may have some effect on theacne condition.Source: American Journal Of Clinical Nutrition http://www.ajcn.org/content/86/1/107.abstractSo the message is clear, remove all the sugary food and drinks from your diet, as a start. For moreinformation on this subject go to this page acne diets – foods to avoid for better skinThese are just a few of the of the things you can try for getting rid of pimples, but basically treatthem as you would for normal acne, the important thing is to take action action to try an preventthem from getting worse, if you have tried everything that has been suggested including over thecounter remedies to may have to see your doctor who will be able to prescribe some other types ofmedications that are only available on prescription.Golden rule for pimples or spots, as you are already probably aware, never attempt to squeeze orburst them, this is a definite no-no as you may cause more infection making it worse or skin traumathat may leave a permanent scar.If you wear makeup or cosmetics you need to be careful with the products that you use, onlyapplying those specially formulated for acne.Pimples though can be very troublesome, they may cause you embarrassment and cause your self-esteem to take a nose dive, but with a proper cleansing regime, some trial and error and a littleeffort, you should be able to clear them successfully.For much more information on acne visit:http://acnetreatmentszoom.com/