How to Get Rid of Pimples

If many of us got the chance, I’m sure that they would wish that pimples never existed on the face of the earth! They are the worst kind of skin disease that can affect you and takes a long time to go away, even with proper medication.

Picking at a Pimple

And, as I’m sure you know, they appear at the worst time possible: right before going out for a movie with friends, or a business lunch with the boss! It can be a horrible thing for your self-esteem when that nasty girl sitting next to you on the bus sniggers as she looks at you. I’m sure all of us pray that something like this will never happen.

But there is light at the end of the tunnel, for some great solutions on how to get rid of pimples, read on..Pimples can be gotten rid of without medications from your doctor. Here’s some tips how to get rid of pimples at home:

Don’t pop: – Resist the urge to pop the pimple right away. This may cause a mild infection, or perhaps a cyst (when the infection goes deeper into your skin) or even a scar! Wait until the yellow puss is about to break through the skin. Don’t pop before that.

Ice: – Ice is a good method, but it requires a few days for effective cure. That is, this is not a good method if you’re very impatient and want miracle results. You can keep a pack of ice on the affected area for about 20 minutes each day. There will definitely be a change in the face in a few days of regular application.

Anti-bacterial face-wash or soap: – If you’re prone to pimples it’s always a safe bet to use anti-bacterial face-wash or soap regularly. This helps in lessening harmful bacteria, which is the primary cause of pimples. It often happens that the soap and/or face-wash you use may not to be the right kind for your skin.. So, getting a good anti-bacterial one will always help.

Applying preventive/curative cream: – For most of us over-the-counter cures for acne/pimples works fine. These creams or ointments usually have benzyl peroxide or salicylic acid, which helps reduce pimples. However, these creams may leave the sin dry. So it’s important to regularly moisturize the skin. I wouldn’t want to recommend it to somebody with very sensitive skin, though.

Quick fix: – This is for all those who are in need for an immediate solution. Applying a dab of toothpaste to the affected area right before going to bed helps reduce irritation and redness or swelling. Another quick fix solution is holding a wet tea bag or a cotton ball soaked in lemon juice to the affected skin, which helps in reducing redness. These are effective temporarily, so if you’re thinking of making them permanent solutions, think again.

Now you know how to get rid of pimples! These solutions will generally cure you average pimple problems. If the problem persists, go to a dermatologist who can prescribe medication. Diet-adjustments and healthy intake of water can also improve your skin quality, and therefore: lesser pimples!

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