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  • Writer's pictureHema Chakraborty

Tackle with Acne Problems

Updated: Sep 28, 2020

As we all somewhere and somehow suffered or suffer from acne which is commonly called as pimples, you can correlate that when you have pimples on your face it affects your self-esteem and, over time, may cause permanent physical scarring.

It is more common among teenagers than in other age groups.

So what is a pimple/acne?

Your skin has tiny holes called pores that can become blocked by oil, bacteria, dead skin cells, and dirt. When this occurs, you may develop a pimple or “zit.” If your skin is repeatedly affected by this condition, you may have acne.

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, acne is the most common skin condition in the U.S. Although acne isn’t a life-threatening condition, it can be painful, particularly when it’s severe. It can also cause emotional distress.


Some of us very well know some of the reasons, but there are many more reasons which we should be aware of

● Acne is very common amongst teenagers due to hormonal changes

● There are some medical conditions like PCOD, irregular periods, hormonal disbalance these can contribute for the outbreak of pimples.

● It's truly a myth that masturbation or increase testosterone leads to occurrence of pimples.

● Foods also contribute pimple to occur. Avoid oily food if your skin type is oily.

Above are some common reasons which you can take care of while dealing with pimples.

Easy hacks to you can add in your daily care while you deal with pimples -

1. Properly wash your face

To help prevent pimples, it’s important to remove excess oil, dirt, and sweat daily. Washing your face more than twice a day may make acne worse, however.

Don’t wash your face with harsh cleansers that dry skin. Use an alcohol-free cleanser.

To wash your face:

● Always keep your face clean with warm water or risen it with cold water. (avoid hot water)

● Try some cleanser which is not too harsh on your face and apply them you’re your fingertips. (avoid cloths)

● Always risen your face thoroughly and don’t rub your face with towel, dry it gently.

2. Understand Your Skin Types

There are many types of skin types, soft, hard or black and it doesn’t matters. Pimples or acne comes and goes over time and its always according to you how you take care of your skin.

Always check your skin, is it getting a lot oily or getting too dry. If your skin is getting too much oily then you might be suffering with a lots of pimples. This is the sign that your skin is producing too much oil on your skin from your oil glands.

There are other types of skin as well, like you can feel that your one part of the skin is way too oily and other is dry. This skin type is normally said to be combination of oily and dry skin types. Have you ever noticed that your nose area is oily but you can feel dry cheeks?

Then you have combination type skin. By this you can always able to understand your skin and can able to choose the right skin products. In today’s market there are millions of skin and hair care products.

If you have excesses oily skin and you use wrong product then you never get results out from it. We home that you understood you skin type now let’s get into it that what to take care of.

3. Keep Your Skin Hydrated

Why we use oil in our skin? Have you ever suffered with dry skin and when you put nails on your skin it get whites is color. It’s only because you’re suffering from dry skin problems.

Don’t you think that using oil can help you to get rid from dry skin problems? There are many moisturizer in the market which assure you to have a hydrated skin but they are made up of bad synthetic oil which damages your skin even more.

It’s always recommended to go natural and prevent bad ingredients on your skin, like petroleum products like valine, or synthetic fragrance products. Avoid products which contains mineral oils.

Stick to pure coconut oil, Indian goose berry oil (99.7% amla), almonds oil etc. with no bad ingredients.

Always read the product ingredients before buying.

4. Drink Enough Water

Have you heard that drinking enough water can flush out the toxins in your body and staying hydrated and help body to detox. When our gut get healthy our skin automatically get clean and clear.

When we get dehydrated, then our skin glands produces lots of oil on our skin which is the main reason for pimples or acne. If your skin get excess oily then harmful dirt stick to your face causes pimples.

Wash your face with cold or Luke warm water or use aloe Vera gel or baking soda.

5. Use Less Makeups and don’t Touch You face

Both men and women use cosmetic products in their day to day life. This products have harmful substances as like in moisturizers.

Choose your products which don’t have this ingredients like sopropyl myristate and derivatives, such as: isopropyl palmitate, isopropyl isostearate, butyl stearate, isostearyl neopentanoate, myristyl myristate, decyl oleate, octyl stearate, octyl palmitate, isocetyl stearate, propylene glycol-2 (PPG-2) myristyl propionate, lanolins, acetylated, ethoxylated lanolins, D&C red dyes.

Choose organic, that have less or natural substances or are fragrance free.

It’s always advisable to not to touch your face with your hands again and again because our hands have lots of harmful bacteria which get transferred to our sensitive skin and causes acne or pimple problems and if you have pimple don’t pop them as well.

Popping let pimples more to grow, stay away from popping and be patience they will vanish as the time goes by.

6. Sun Rays Can Be Harm Our Skin

If you’re exposed to sun most of the time then you might feel that your pimples are getting dry out. Its good right? No! It’s bad and this drying of pimple is not a long term, but just for a short term you might feel that your pimples are drying out and now it will be cured, but causes major problems afterwards.

Exposing your skin to sun let your skin to dehydrate, sweat ad causes to produce more oil from the sink oil gland and block the pores of the skin. This blocking of skin pores causes skin cancer, that’s why sunscreen are made. Use sunscreen to prevent from this problem. You also can use sun creams but always remember to choose the natural one.

7. Avoid certain foods And Add Some Healthy Foods

Hey when you have a glass of milk, did you feel bloating and oily skin? Have you listen or complain about certain food which you’re allergic to?

Yes foods causes a main impact on our health we all know that and we must avoid bad junk foods which contains lots trans fats or refined sugar or refined floor.

You know about GI or glycemic index from blog “understanding carbohydrates

High glycemic foods which are above 40-50(excluding fruits or vegetables or high fiber foods) cause’s instant spike in blood sugar levels which trigger pimples and harm our health.

If you always have pimples or acne problems, stop having any kind of milk or dairy products for at least 3-7days you can see some amazing results

Add foods which have high levels of antioxidants properties like orange or lemons and add complex carbs into your diet and high quality proteins and healthy fats.

8. Reduce stress

We all know that stress is the cause of many diseases in this world and taking a lots of stress not only let us to stop thinking about health care but also causes hormonal unbalance which causes delayed health problems as well.

The first care of taking loads of stress is pimples. So calm down your mind have a happy talking with your love once and stay away from negative thoughts.

You can also manage stress by asking social help and other things like:

· Doing Meditation Practice.

· Workout Daily or Practice Yoga.

· Write Diary.

· Interact With friends or do the things which makes you happy and feel relaxed.

· Have a morning or evening walk.

· Listen to shooting music.

· Stay connected to nature.


The above this can help you to tackle with pimples problems, if you’re still suffering from pimples or acne problem a lot then do consult with your doctor or a nutritionist immediately.

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