August 1, 2021

Tips to get rid of pimples and acne scars easily.

What are Pimples?

Pimple is a type of acne that results from blocked pores, which may be due to excess production of oil (sebum), dead skin cells, and bacteria, getting trapped in the pores of the skin.

Acne is a long term condition of skin involving oil glands at the base of a hair follicle that can cause many non-inflammatory and inflammatory skin lesions, such as pimples, whiteheads, blackheads, pustules, cysts, etc.

Causes / Triggers / Risk Factors of Acne

Certain triggers are reported to cause Acne.

  • Puberty is the most common trigger
  • Stress
  • Lack of sleep or sleep Irregularities
  • Hormonal changes
  • Inadequate water intake
  • Genetic Susceptibility
  • Certain Medications such as Steroids
  • Dandruff can cause pimples on forehead
  • Humidity and excessive sweating
  • Harsh Environment: Pollution, Aggressive skincare products, toxins, ultraviolet rays
  • Smoking and alcohol consumption
  • Diet: Dark chocolates, food containing high sugar content or sweets and excessive use of milk products may worsen acne

Types of Acne Based on Severity

Acne is graded according to the severity of acne

Grades Of AcneSymptoms and Signs of AcnePimple Marks
Mild AcneFew whiteheads and blackheads or a little number of mildly irritated small pimples or pustulesNo
Moderate AcneMore blackheads, whiteheads, multiple pimples, and pustules mostly on the faceMay be present
Severe AcneA large number of whiteheads and blackheads, a lot of papules and pustules, as well as painful nodules on their skinYes

Pimple marks

Dark spot (pink or brown) or hyperpigmentation results from skin damage after the inflammation subsides. The trauma to the skin by excessive sun exposure or popping pimples leads to increased production of melanin during the healing process, resulting in hyperpigmentation.

5 Effective Tips to get rid of pimples and pimple marks

Living with pimples can make you lose confidence. Effective Tips with Dos and don’ts to keep acne at bay

  • Maintain Skin Hygiene
    • Cleanse your face twice every day with mild soap/face wash and lukewarm water to remove excess dirt, sweat, and oil
      • Don’t rub face harshly
      • Always moisturize the skin with moisturizer after washing
    • Don’t touch your face again and again
    • Wash hair regularly and keep them away from the face
  • Avoid heavy makeup
  • Use good oil-free sunscreen to prevent hyperpigmentation
  • Don’t squeeze whiteheads, blackheads or pop pimples, to prevent infection and scarring
  • Diet and Lifestyle Intervention
    • Drink lots of water for hydrated and glowing skin
    • Add fresh fruits and vegetables to your diet
    • Destress yourself by meditation, yoga and a healthy lifestyle

How to remove pimples naturally at home?

Natural Home remedies to reduce pimples and pimple marks

IngredientsScientific PropertiesEffective for Pimple reductionEffective for Dark spot removal
LemonAntimicrobial activity and natural Bleaching agentyesyes
Raw HoneyAntimicrobial propertySkin Hydratingyesyes
Argan OilAnti-proliferative and anti-bacterial activityyesyes
Clay masks: Clay jojoba oil facial mask, Kaolin clay, fuller’s earth clay, and French green clayAbsorbs excess oilyes
Vitamin E oilThe regenerative power of Vitamin Eyesyes
Tea tree oilAnti-inflammatory and antibacterialyes
Apple cider vinegar + Honey (1part ACV with 2 parts honey))Antibacterial activity of organic acid and honeyyes
A Paste of Mint leaves in water or Rosewater + Lemon JuiceSalicylic acid in mint leaves Anti-inflammatory, astringent and antioxidant propertiesyesyes
TurmericAnti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antioxidant propertiesyesyes
Green TeaAntioxidant and anti-inflammatoryReduce the secretion of excess oil productionyes
Aloe VeraAnti-acne propertiesyesyes
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