Pimples (acne) as a skin condition come up when the hair follicles in the skin become plugged with oil and dead skin cells. They usually appear on the face, neck, chest, back and shoulders. The pimples and bumps heal slowly, and when one begins to go away, others seem to crop up. Pimples are more common among teenagers compared to adults. Although pimples tend to be persistent, below are some effective home remedies:
- Wash your skin twice a day and after sweating.
- Use your fingertips to apply a gentle, non-abrasive cleanser. Do not use a washcloth, mesh sponge or anything else because they irritate the skin. The cleanser should be oil free
- Scrubbing your skin can make the condition worse. Avoid the temptation to scrub your skin.
- Rinse the washed area with lukewarm water.
- If you have oily hair, consider using shampoo
- Do not pick, pop or squeeze your acne, your skin will take longer to clear and you increase the risk of getting acne scars. Let the acne heal naturally
- Keep your hands and other unnecessary objects off your face. This can cause flare-ups.
- Keep out of the sun and tanning beds
- Consult a dermatologist (skin doctor) if you develops scars after, or if some of the products you used did not work