How to get rid of pimples in a week
If your face is plagued by blackheads or acne, chances are your skin is excessively oily. Acne in teenagers, for example, is usually triggered by hormones that cause excessive production of a thick oil that clogs oil glands and pores. Some adults who have only moderately oily skin sometimes develop acne-like eruptions. The oil simply hardens to form plugs that prevent the oil glands from draining. If skin grows over a clogged pore, a whitehead may form. If the outer portion of the plug is exposed to air, the oil combines with oxygen to form a blackhead. In either case, if oil production is excessive, the trapped oil forms red, swollen bumps. Frequent washing with a moderately alkaline soap is necessary to keep the oil in the pores dissolved. The face should, in fact, be washed as many times as necessary to keep the skin dry. Applying hot, moist towels to the face will soften oil plugs so that they can be pressed from the pores. Such cleansing should be done at night, following a warm soap-and-water shower. This will remove most of the bacteria on the skin, thus reducing the chances of infection. And if done just before bedtime, you won’t have to go out in public with a splotchy, red face. These were the best and natural methods for treatment of pimples. Always dab your face with alcohol after cleaning out the pores. Creams and oils should never be used to clean an oily, acne-ridden face. Pressing more oil into the pores will simply aggravate the clogged skin. Just stick to plain soap and water—and bathe your face as often as you can. Bathe under a shower rather than in a tub whenever possible. A flow of water from your head to your feet will wash germs, dirt, oil, and dead skin down the drain for a better bath and a cleaner skin. So these were some of the basic acne home remedies for oily skin that you should follow.
Let Your Skin Breathe
Pancake make-up should never be used on the face, especially when it is spotted by eruptions. The skin must breathe to be healthy, and the pores must be left open to secrete oil and to eliminate toxins. I’ve seen many adult women who were suffering from acne-like eruptions around their chin and cheeks because of constant use of smothering make-up. The skin of the face looks much better if it is lightly tanned and free of heavy make-up.
Other Causes of “Bad Skin”
Constipation can aggravate a skin disorder by forcing the skin to eliminate more than its share of toxins and wastes. Too much sugar in your blood encourages infection. So go easy on sugar and candy. If you ever develop a persistent skin rash or infection, have your blood sugar checked for possible diabetes. Eliminate all soft drinks and pastries. Any processed or artificial food can be a potential cause of skin trouble. These food causes pimples and other types of skin problems in teens and young. If you have acne or some type of persistent skin eruption, check your diet for possible allergies. Milk, eggs, wheat, nuts, chocolate, pork, cheese, bananas, tomatoes, onions, citrus fruits, and shell fish sometimes cause trouble. If you suspect that any of them are causing an allergic rash, eliminate them from your diet for a while and see what happens. Artificial cosmetics and lotions can also result in an allergic skin reaction. Use them as little as possible. Eliminate them altogether when you’re having skin trouble. Iodized salt, cough medicines containing iodides, and headache remedies or sedatives containing bromides can aggravate acne. If you suffer from acne, it’s all right to empty some of the clogged pores by pressing them gently after bathing the skin. But don’t ever squeeze a swollen “bump.” If an infection is forced deeper into the tissues, a boil or carbuncle might develop. A physician can drain deep acne bumps with a special instrument without spreading the infection.