Top 10 Tips To Control Acne/Pimples

A pimple is an inflamed spot on your skin. A pimple is a type of acne that occurs at any age and any time. Otherwise Acne is a skin disease involving the oil glands at the base of hair follicles. It is not dangerous but it can leave scars. It’s very common during adolescent age group. 

Top 10 Tips To Control Acne/Pimples:

1.Keep you’re face clean– Wash your face regularly at least twice a day. Use a mild non- comedogenic cleanser to clean your face in the morning and night before going to bed. Wash in warm water. 

2.Medication– If you have a severe condition of acne consult a good dermatologist and get the prescribed medications for your acne and get treated properly to get rid of it. 

3.Moisturise – Moisturise your skin to prevent pimples/acne. Use nonfragrant non-comedogenic moisturizes so that your skin does not feel dry after every wash. Also, see to that the moisturizer you use does not make your skin too oily after application. 

4. Stay Hydrated– Drink plenty of water to keep away your body from dehydration. If your water intake is too less your skin will produce more oil which in turn leads to breakouts. You can also take tender coconut water, fresh fruit juices, flavored water to keep up your fluid intake.

5. Diet– Eat healthily. Avoid oily and junk food like sugar, fried food, bakery products, soft drinks and too much dairy products. These food items can trigger breakouts and aggravate acne. 

6.Don’t touch your face – Your hands and fingers may contain lots of germs and bacteria so avoid touch your face often as it might get transferred to your skin. So no squeezing, scratching or touching the pimples on your face. 

7.No Scrubbing– Avoid scrubbing if you already have acne. Exfoliating your skin with heavy scrubs will irritate your skin and causes inflammation leading to more pimples or acne breakout. 

8.Limit Makeup- Try to go natural. Avoid using greasy, heavy foundation creams to cover your pimples which will clog your pores and trigger more outbreaks. If you do wear makeup try non-comedogenic, fragrance-free make up products. 

9. Sun exposure – Frequent sun exposure dehydrates your skin which causes it to produce more oil and block pores. So it’s important to wear sunscreen before heading out. Most sunscreen creams are oily. For a pimple, protection apply non-comedogenic, oil-free sunscreen cream. 

10.Tea Tree Oil– Tea tree oil is a popular remedy for pimples and acne. It may reduce the inflammations on the skin. Apply a couple of drops of Tea tree oil to the inflamed area. You can also add a few drops to your daily cleanser or moisturiser and use it on regular basis. However, don’t forget to do a patch test first on a smaller portion of your skin before applying it on your face to see if you have any irritations. 

Top 10 factors that can cause pimples or acne. 

  1. Clogged pores
  2. Hormones
  3. Stress
  4. Genetics
  5. Poor diet
  6. Smoking
  7. Alcohol consumption
  8. Greasy cosmetics
  9. Menstruation
  10. Hot and Humid climates

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