Pimples; Causes, Prevention And Treatment Of Pimples

Meaning Of Pimples.

Pimples, also known as acne is an infection which happens when hair follicles plug with oil and dead skin cells clog to the pores.
Pimples is the most common skin disease as almost 100% of teenagers are usually affected by acne and up to twenty percentage of adults struggle with acne.

Pimples (or acne) are usually self-diagnosable as it is a physical condition which usually affects people on the skin. Pimples are also a self treatable and can sometimes disapear without any treatment.
Sometimes however, some stubborn types of pimples may refuse to go easily or may seem very painful or disfiguring, thereby making us look for possible treatments and this article is here to help.

Before we jump into the main section of the article, let's learn a few important facts about pimples (or acne).

  • There is only one way to get a pimple!
Do you think you got the ugly acne on your face from a friend, or probably a relative? If you think so, you're wrong. The only way by which you get pimples is when your face glands produce too much oil and combines with dead skin cells. This blocks your pores and follicles. Finally, bacteria develops in those blocked folicles and pores and you get pimples!

  • Overuse of pimples medications can worsen the condition!
Since most pimples medications are creamy, overuse of them would just mean shooting up the risk factors. This can lead to further clogging of follicles and pores, thereby causing more pimples.
  • There are six different types of pimples!
This seems like a pretty large number especially for the normal person. I always thought pimples was just a type of infection where something pops out of your face and you pop out the pus. Gradually was I to learn that pimples is far broader than than that. Six different types? Hmmm... We'll learn about this later.
  • Chocolates and fries causing pimples is a myth!
If you've asked about pimples from your friends and they mentioned something like: chocolates cause acne, it will be great to let them understand it's a myth and totally untrue.
Fried delicacies and chocolates has been confirmed unrelated to pimples according to several studies.
  • Excessive scrubbing is not good for your pimpled face.
Some people have the impression that pimples is caused by a dirty and oily face, and scrubbing out every bit of oil on your face will help to prevent the disease. It's true acne reactions can be triggered by an oily face, but it will not be a great idea to scrub off everything in your face. Why?
Scrubbing your face aggressively will irritate the skin and cause more breakouts (acne). Also, the more you scrub, the more your body produces more oil speeding up the process of acne generation.
  • Avoid excessive usage of mobile phones if you're prone to acne.
Pressing you phone against your cheeks may block oil glands and catapult chances of getting a breakout. A possible solution to this issue is the use of headsets, it will prevent you from making this mistake, thank me later. Lol!

I'm relieved to announce we're done with the first part of the article. But you can't deny you enjoyed the first part. Let's quickly move on to the next part which explains the types of pimples.

What Are The Types Of Pimples?

As already stated in the introductory part, there are six different types of pimples and they all differ in many ways, ranging from color, to size and harm it causes to the body.

Now, below are the six types of acne with little explanations.

  1. Whitehead: Also known as closed comedo is a common type of acne which happens when dead skin cells, oil and bacteria gets trapped. It usually takes a littletime and heals on its own, but medications can be tried.
  2. Blackheads: Blackheads are also a type of acne similar to whiteheads except for the fact that it is black at the surface.
  3. Papules: Papules are a lot more painful than whiteheads and blackheads. A papule is any small raised spot on the skin. It is usually red at the surface and treatable by drying lotions or spot treatments.
  4. Pustules: Pustules are inflamed, pus filled little bubbles. They are minor pimples and can be popped (not recommended though). Once it is popped, cover it with a patch until it heals.
  5. Cysts: Cysts are the worst type of acne. People are always scared of getting cysts, but once you get it, it can be treated by chemical exfoliation or fighting the infection by the services of a dermatologist.
  6. Nodles: Also one of the most severest forms of pimples. Nodles are normally not filled with pus and they don't always become red. They usually stay long if not treated, it may take weeks to go away. 
Now that we know the six different types of pimples and how they operate, it is time to move on to the next part which explains some ways pimples can be prevented.

How To Prevent Pimples.

Pimples can be prevented in a number of ways. But before really going into the preventive measures, we need to know what causes acne.

As already stated, pimples can only be gotten from one source, the clogging of hair follicles and pores causing a breakout. However pimples has some risk factors which will be discussed as follows.

What Causes Pimples?

  • Dirty living environment catapults your risks of getting acnes according to several studies.
  • Excessive use of cellphones.
  • Using skincare that contains oil, these aggravates the condition and makes it worse.
  • Popping the pimples. Popping will leave scars on your face and inflame the bubbles.
  • Intake of sugary foods and foods like pizza, pies, etc. as these aggravates the infection.

Now that the risk factors of pimples is known, let's take ourselves to the preventions.

Preventions Of Pimples.

Pimples can be prevented in the following ways, though, it is not sure you won't have pimples if you follow all these measures, but the risks will be reduced.
  • Avoid making too much calls on your cellphone as this will involve pressing the phone to your cheeks and increasing the risks of clogging. However, if you have to make much calls, use headsets.
  • Limit your intake of foods related to acnes such as pizza. Healthie even recommends that you stay away from chocolates even though it has been confirmed unrelated to pimples. But remember; there is no story that isn't true!
  • Avoid popping the pimples as this will leave you face scarry and make it hurt.
  • Live clean and exercise, exercise does not aggravate pimples!

That done, we quickly move into the conclusive part of this article. This is probably what you've been waiting for and it explains how to remove pimples naturally and permanently.

 How Do I Treat My Pimples?

There are a lot of pimples treatment out there but getting on which works perfectly without creating additional problems is the issue. Below are the recommended ways by which you can treat pimples.

  • Apply topical treatments: Topical treatments contains salycilic acid or benzoyl peroxide. Topical treatment helps for mild to moderate pimples but it's not as effective as prescriptions.
  • Exfoliation: Exfoliation is the process of removing dead cells from the skin. It is an effective way of treating acne but overdo may have adverse reactions.
  • Wash your face twice daily: This will help you stay clean and will not make your face too dry. Excessive scrubbing might remove the oil in your face, aggravating the symptoms.
  • See your dermatologist: This is probably the best way to get rid of pimples permanently. A trained medical professional knows what type of pimples you're suffering from and will help you cure your acnes better than any products can do.

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