Tips to pimple-free skin
Posted 11 September 2010 - 10:35 AM
Pimples are a nightmare for anybody who is suffering from them. But, 'pimples' is a fact that we can not avoid even if we wish to. There are a variety of reasons for the pimples to pop up. Below are some tips to avoid or at least reduce the ugly sight of these tin monsters:
1) It is always wise to stop the tendency to squeeze, prick or pinch the pimples. You can suffer from infections and even severe cases of scarring. You should keep it in mind that a mixture of hormonal activity, bacteria and dead skin causes pimples to appear. So, follow a daily routine which prevents the pimples from growing.
2) If you are using some medications or treatments, have patience. Pimple treatments are generally a long process. Do not expect to get results in minutes or hours.
You can even try different types of facials depending on your skin type. They cause a pimple to shrink.
4) You must know that the different creams that are advertised are not of much use. These medications don't provide a long-term cure.
5) It looks bizarre, but toothpaste is another proven method to treat pimple from popping. You apply it just before going to bed, then wake up in the morning to find your pimple considerably smaller and more dried up than it was the earlier night.
6) Use the oatmeal absorber. You can apply the oatmeal pastes for 15 minutes, then wash your face, dry it and put on the oatmeal mixture. Leave on that way until it dries off and then rub off with fingertips and apply a moisturizer.
7) Wear oil-free makeup whenever possible. These types have less of a tendency to cause the pore buildup that results in blemishes.
The above tips are surely helpful in reducing the inflammation of skin. They are also sure to help you in reducing the pimples if you are already suffering from them. Sometimes, simple ways get the work done.
Posted 11 September 2010 - 10:37 AM
* Wash twice a day with acne soap - You should wash your face twice a day with a sulfur based soap designed for acne. Once when you first wake up in the morning and then, right before you go to bed at night. Be extremely gentle to your skin when washing - do not scrub or use any sort of rough cloth. Overwashing your skin will actually stimulate your sebaceous glands to produce more sebum, thus increasing your acne.
* Keep your hair off your face - If you have long hair or bangs, pull your hair off your face. Your hair contains oils as well, and will contribute to your breakouts. You'll also want to wash your hair everyday and after workouts
* Include chromium in your diet - Chromium is well known for weight loss diets. But it is also excellent for healing infections on the skin. Taking a chromium supplement once a day will help heal your pimples quickly and prevent future breakouts.
* Eat carrots for beta-carotene (Vitamin A) - Vitamin A strengthens the protective tissue of the skin and actually prevents acne. It helps reduce sebum production. This vitamin is essential for the maintenance and repair of the tissue which the skin and mucous membranes are made of. Vitamin A is also a powerful antioxidant needed to rid your body of toxins. Did you know that a deficiency in vitamin A can actually cause acne?
* Avoid wearing makeup - Leaving makeup products on your skin only contributes to clogging your pores, causing more pimples and blackheads. If you feel you must wear makeup, be sure it is water-based.
* Do not pick or squeeze your blackheads and pimples - As tempting as it may be, do not squeeze, scratch, rub or touch your pimples and blackheads. Do any of these actions, actually increases the sebum production. Plus, when you squeeze, you are actually rupturing the membranes below your skin, causing infection and sebum to spread underneath your skin. The result is more pimples.
* Wash your pillow case every other day - Your face lays on your pillow case every day. Your pillow case absorbs the oils from your skin and reapplies the dirt and oil. Thus causing breakouts. Keep your sheets and pillow cases clean.
* Eat foods rich in zinc - Zinc is an antibacterial agent and a necessary element in the oil-producing glands of the skin. A diet low in zinc can actually cause acne breakouts.
Posted 21 April 2012 - 10:01 AM