If your skin is currently developing red, pus-filled pimples, then fear not because we’ve already found the solution and the solution is to know before you act.
The first step to solving any problem is to understand it before you do anything. Otherwise, you might do something stupid and jeopardize a quick victory. So stop panicking and using three different toners, creams and exfoliators a day and understand what’s happening to your skin before you do anything.
What are Pimples?
Your skin has oil on it and within its pores. It both creates its oil or sebum for moisture and lubrication and is supplied with oil when you use oily products. All skin needs a certain level of oil on its surface to be healthy and soft.
Your skin also contains germs and collects dirt floating around in the air. Your skin collects more germs every time you touch it without washing your hands with soap first, putting your face down on the table during class, or talking on the phone with the screen touching your face.
When our skin has too many germs, and too much oil and dirt, it naturally tries to push it all out. All of this collects in a small volcano inside our skin. And waits until it can burst out and detach from our system; this is a pimple.
There are three absolute musts you need to do to avoid pimples.
- Clean your face with a foam cleanser or a face wash to remove germs and dirt from your pores.
- You can cleanse and remove oil all you want, but unless you moisturize, you’ll just be walking down a darker path. Drying out your skin too much lets your skin crack easily and collects germs in the cracks, leading to more pimples. When your face is too dry, your cells try to moisturize by producing extra sebum levels naturally, so you get oilier.
So after you cleanse, you must moisturize so that your skin can be rejuvenated and retain elasticity. All skin types need moisturizer, even oily skin.
- Don’t mess with your face.
Seriously. Make a habit out of not touching your face with anything not sterilized. Don’t scratch your irritated skin. Scratching will tear it up more and lead to more bacteria collecting in your skin. And popping pimples? Forget it.
When you squeeze your skin between your fingers, you push all the ick down into yourself. Half of it doesn’t come out when you burst it prematurely. It stays within, hardens and turns into blackheads and whiteheads. Let it pop in time, and don’t irritate it with makeup. You can use a simple patch to keep it undisturbed.
And lastly. Be gentle to your skin. Mistreat it, and it will itch and get inflamed. Don’t use too many products simultaneously, or you will overwhelm it, and it will lash out.
Eat healthy food and sleep on time so that your body can deal with your pimples properly. A bad diet will cause more breakouts. Eating fruits containing Vitamin C will help clear you out a lot.
Always use a clean towel and sleep on clean pillow covers. That’s it. It’ll take some time, but within a few weeks, you’ll be out of all pimples.