How to Get Rid of Pimples

Everyone hates pimples. They are infections in the skin and occur when pores become clogged by dead skin cells or hair follicles. Hair follicle produces the oil sebum that sometimes builds up in a clogged pore resulting in an infection. If the follicle bursts, the contents of the pore leak onto other parts of the skin and spreads the infection, thus, creating new pimples.

 People who suffer from acne would give anything to obtain the secret of how to get rid of pimples.

 Here are some steps you can take to get rid of pimples Hold an ice pack on the pimple for two minutes. Repeat every 30 minutes. This will shrink the swelling and ease any pain associated with the pimple.

 Wash the skin twice daily using a mild soap or special acne cleanser. Keep the skin clean as dirty skin provides breeding ground for bacteria that will cause pimples to appear.

Apply creams that contain Benzyl Peroxide or Salicylic Acid to the pimple. These are pimple-fighting agents but they can also dry out the skin while working to get rid of the pimple. This will cause the skin to produce more oil. To combat this problem, apply moisturizer to the face after using Benzyl Peroxide or Salicylic Acid.

 Put a dab of toothpaste on the pimple. It is said to dry out the pimple causing it to become smaller and eventually go away. Press and hold a wet tea bag on the pimple for five minutes to reduce swelling and redness. 

Another alternative is to use a cotton ball with a dab of lemon juice. Steam the face at least once per week. To do this, hold your face over a pan with hot water. Cover your head with a towel and also over the pan to prevent the steam from escaping. This will open the pores. Apply moisturizer afterwards.

 Here are some things you should do to prevent pimples: If you must wear make-up, use only oil-free make-up. This type does not clog pores.

 Keep your hands away from your face as much as possible. Try to get rid of stress in your life as this causes pimples to appear on the skin. If there is some issue causing the stress try not to think about it by doing things like listening to music. 

Drink plenty of water "" at least eight 8-ounce glasses per day. This will flush toxins from the body. Change pillowcases often because dead skin cells are collected on the pillowcase and will get back on the face if they remain unchanged. 

 Warnings: Do not squeeze the pimple as this will cause the bacteria to spread and will result in scarring. Use a concealer to cover the pimple. It works by covering up the shine that comes with a pimple.

 Be sure to remove make-up at night using a special make-up remover to remove oil and all traces of the make-up.

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