How To Get Rid of Pimples At Home

By Subodh / March 23, 2012

Pimple is a skin condition that affects many people starting from adolescence to right through their twenties, and in some cases even well into the thirties. Pimples can be embarrassing and frustrating because they can mess up your face and turn you from an attractive person to a repulsive one. While a few mild pimples can be left to nature to take care of, the more numerous and persistent ones need a long term solution.

As pimple is a universal problem, and has been so through the ages, there is no dearth of remedies that are advertized as the ‘ultimate remedy’. Many of the medicines available in the market are quite effective; there is no doubt about that, but what is not guaranteed is that they will work in your particular case. The truth is that when it comes to pimple remedy, what works for Jane may not work for Sarah. In fact, some of the remedies could even be harmful to your skin if applied without a clear understanding of either your skin condition or the ingredients or the methods of the remedy. However, if you have a clear understanding of what causes pimples, you will easily know how to get rid of pimples at home.

A pimple is one of the easiest things to recognize on your face. It is a round bump that can be, but not always, itchy and painful and filled with puss. In fact, pimples are the initial stage of acne, a debilitating skin condition which has several forms such as whiteheads, blackheads, papules, pustules, nodules and cysts. Depending upon the type and severity of the case, a pimple may or may not itch and hurt. The severe ones are filled with puss and are painful. The milder ones can be plucked with your finger nails with ease, a practice which should be avoided. Regardless of what type of pimples you have, you must always be careful not to use force such as scratching and poking because they almost always leave ugly marks that can last a lifetime.

Since pimples are the initial stage of acne, the solution to the problem lies in either curing or preventing acne. It is believed that acne is caused when the immune system produces and excessive amount to sebum and hormones in response to invasion by foreign bodies, such as germs and dust particles. This results in the inflammation and clogging of hair follicles and sebaceous glands. When this happens, the first things you will see are pimples. If not treated in time, they may develop into whiteheads, blackheads, cysts and other forms of acne.

Because pimples are not a life threatening disease, they can be safely treated at home using simple and easy methods such as eating the right food, washing your face with salicylic acid soap twice a day, applying anti-pimple ointments and taking antibiotics. However, as pimples have a habit of keep reappearing once you have it, your focus should be on prevention rather than treatment. This involves having the right food, keeping your body hydrated, using the right products to take care of your skin, and protecting your skin from dust, germs and the forces of nature.