24 November, 2010

Get Rid of Pimples

How To Treat Pimples
Having pimples on the face or body are not comfortable for everyone. Get rid of it now!!

Use a mild fragrance free soap to wash you face daily. Do not overwash your face. Acne does not occur as the result of poor hygiene.

Avoid using buff puffs or other abrasive sponges. They do not help to prevent pimples and in fact can irritate or rupture acne lesions causing further scarring and inflammation.

Use a facial moisturizer after washing your face. Avoid products that contain follicle obstructing ingredients such as lanolin or mineral oil. There are many inexpensive OTC products to select from such as Purpose facial moisturizer. A facial moisturizer is critical in the winter to prevent facial over drying.

Select only water based or powder makeup only. Some contain ingredients such as salicylic acid which help to reduce and treat pimples.
Keep your hands away from your face and chin. Do not prop your chin on your hands. Doing so can irritate or rupture pimples and cause more local redness and swelling.

Do not try to pop your pimples. Many times pustular acne lesions can be successfully popped without problems; however, using improper technique on a pimple not ripe for draining can create a deep inflammatory lesion which may scar.

Teenagers and young adults should avoid working over greasy hot grills such as in fast food restaurants. This exposure can contribute to blocked skin follicles and the development of more pimples.
Buy an OTC topical benzoyl peroxide product to treat pimples. These products are inexpensive and help to reduce the plugs that block facial pores as well as kill bacteria that contribute to inflammation.

Tips & Warnings
Try these simple steps faithfully for at least 2 months before considering other options.
Do not be afraid to see your primary care doctor or a dermatologist to begin prescription treatment for acne.
Use the prescription acne medication diligently and as prescribed.
Do not pick at your pimples.
Many teenagers and young adults will outgrow acne; however, maintaining adult acne is not unusual.

thanks to Apollo Leong