You wake up all prepared to look your best and take on the world as the supernova that you are, until you see that spot on your face in the mirror. That pimple. But first, the questions pop up (much like that pimple): What is this pimple? Does it have a name? How do you get rid of it?
Well, don’t you worry, we’re here to help. First things first, let’s figure the ‘type’ out.
- Blackheads and Whiteheads: Keeping with its name, blackheads and whiteheads look like tiny black/white “heads” on your face. Pores are often blocked by oil and dead skin. So the open pores appear black, and closed ones appear white. And thus, we have the blackheads and whiteheads.
- Papules: At times, pores get irritated to the point of their walls breaking, causing bigger pimples called papules. Papules are hard to touch, and a cluster of them can make your skin feel like sandpaper. They’re basically a step ahead on the “irritating pimple problem” scale as compared to blackheads and whiteheads.
- Cysts: This is a step ahead of papules, kind of like the energetic, aggressive cousins. Irritating blocked pores more can have pimples going deeper and bigger, forming cysts. Cysts are big, soft, and have blister like pus.
- Acne Vulgaris: Acne Vulgaris is caused essentially by the trapping of hair follicles in the pores of your face. Think of it as a combination of papules, pustules (like papules, but filled with pus), cysts, and scars. This is possibly the least fun of pimples to have – which is saying something, because dealing with a pimple isn’t exactly your go-to Friday night plan.
So, how do you treat it? Resist the urge to squeeze pimples (all kinds), since your fingers can carry germs and will only spread and make it worse. Pop music is great. Popping your pimple is not.
One way of treating them is to make use of a facial steamer to soften the affected area. You can also use exfoliators that have Salicylic Acid & other ingredients that help unclog the pores. Using a suitable cleanser is important – something with natural ingredients. Since the main reason for pimples of any type are clogged pores, unclogging the pores will in effect, get rid of them. You may also use simple blackhead strips to get rid of the blackheads on your nose.
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However, not all your pimples can be taken care of with simple home treatments. If you’re afflicted with a cyst, it’s best to go to your dermatologist and get it treated.
And, that’s it! Pimples are something that affect all of us and it doesn’t really discriminate – it’s all about equality like that. Don’t be embarrassed by them, just follow our simple suggestions to kiss them goodbye, and let your real self, shine!