Steps To Get Rid Of Pimples - By: Juliet Cohen

Acne (Pimples) is a common problem faced by almost all teen-agers and youth. Pimples, black heads, white heads, cysts and sometimes scarring can result. Acne is a skin condition that causes spots. Most people affected by acne are aged between 12 and 25. Acne affects people of all skin colours. The processes that cause acne are exactly the same in people with black or brown skin but the impact is altered by the skin pigmentation. Acne is caused by the overactivity of the sebaceous glands that secrete oily substances onto the skin. The sebaceous glands of people with acne are especially sensitive to normal blood levels of a hormone called testosterone, found naturally in both men and women. Testosterone in people prone to acne triggers the sebaceous glands to produce an excess of sebum. At the same time, the dead skin cells lining the openings of the hair follicles are not shed properly and clog up the follicles.
These two effects combined cause a build-up of oil in the hair follicles. Over 50% of acne sufferers report people making nasty remarks or fun of them.

Pimples are actually hormonal during puberty so sometimes no matter what you put on them, they keep on popping up. Severe acne usually indicates the necessity of prescription medication to treat pimples. Oral antibiotics (tablets), such as tetracycline, can be prescribed for inflammatory acne. Isotretinoin (eg Roaccutane) is a medicine known as an oral retinoid, which also exists in a topical form (see above). Isotretinoin works by drying up oily secretions. Common over-the-counter medications for pimples are Benzoyl peroxide and/or salicylic acid. Both medications can be found in many creams and gels used to treat acne through topical application. Both medications help skin slough off easier, which helps to remove bacteria faster. Exercise regularly. Aspirin contains BHA (Beta hydroxy acid) which is a powerful defoliant and great at helping unclog pores and clear blemishes. Some form of aerobic exercise will bring oxygen to your cells and give you a healthy skin.

Natural remedies include Tea Tree Oil, lavender essential oil and witch hazel. Some home remedies for pimples have included potatoes, vinegar and lemon juice, toothpaste, garlic, lime juice and basil. Gently apply fresh limejuice on pimples and blackheads. Dab the mixture made by combining 1 tsp fresh coriander powder and a pinch of turmeric powder on the pimples, while going to bed in the night and wash it off when you wake up the next morning. Take a few fresh curry leaves and make a paste. Apply the paste on the acne-affected area and keep it overnight and wash it off with warm water the next morning. Apply the paste made of nutmeg (Jaiphal) and raw milk on acne and wash it off after 20 minutes. Do it for about 10-12 days and see the magical effects. Take some fresh fenugreek leaves and make a paste to apply on the acne pimples overnight. Apply a paste of fresh methi (fenugreek) leaves over the face every night for 10-15 minutes and washed with warm water. This will prevent pimples, blackheads, and wrinkles.

Get Rid of Pimples Tips

1. Gently apply fresh limejuice on pimples and blackheads.

2. Dab the mixture made by combining 1 tsp fresh coriander powder and a pinch of turmeric powder on the pimples, while going to bed in the night and wash it off when you wake up the next morning.

3. Take a few fresh curry leaves and make a paste. Apply the paste on the acne-affected area and keep it overnight and wash it off with warm water the next morning.

4. Apply the paste made of nutmeg (Jaiphal) and raw milk on acne and wash it off after 20 minutes. Do it for about 10-12 days and see the magical effects.

5. Take some fresh fenugreek leaves and make a paste to apply on the acne pimples overnight.

6. Make a paste of one part nutmeg, one part black pepper, and one part sandalwood and apply to affected areas.

7. Apply toothpaste - actual paste, not gel - to affected areas before bed. Wash off in the morning.

8. Create a paste from ground neem leaves and apply to affected areas.

Acne (Pimples) is a common problem faced by almost all teen-agers and youth. Pimples, black heads, white heads, cysts and sometimes scarring can result. Acne is a skin condition that causes spots.

Juliet Cohen is an expert in Pimples Home Remedies and gives information on Skin Disorders. More Home Remedies