Who hasn’t woken up in the morning to find one or more pimples on their face? It would be fantastic to make them disappear in an instant; unfortunately, the magic wand won’t help!
We know that some skin types are more prone to pimples and other blemishes, but fear not, because there are remedies to limit their appearance.
If you’re tired of looking for ways to hide facial blemishes, then read on in this article: in the first part, we’ll start with a quick overview of what causes pimples to form, and in the second part of the post, we will then talk about everyday actions to remedy the appearance of these annoying blemishes.
Getting into the habit of taking care of your skin every day will keep it healthy: layers of makeup will no longer be necessary and you will be able to enjoy the beauty of your face!
Why Do Pimples Form: The Causes
Depending on our skin type, each of us can find ourselves struggling with impurities: oily skin is the most likely of all skin types to manifest imperfections, such as pimples, blackheads and boils. Knowing the factors that cause impurities to form is the first step towards healthy, radiant skin.
What you need to know, in fact, is that blemishes can appear not only on the face, but also in other areas of the body, such as the neck and back, because the main cause of the appearance of pimples is the inflammatory process that occurs inside the hair follicles in the areas where the sebaceous glands are present.
It all starts with blackheads, which can remain as they are for a long time or be subjected to the action of bacteria in our skin which, together with the accumulation of dead cells, excessive sebum production, dirt and makeup, can trigger the inflammatory process.
When bacteria enter the pores of the skin blocked by blackheads, they provoke a defense reaction of the body that tries to defeat and expel them: the skin around the pimple becomes red, while fatty substances and residues such as pus and sebum emerge on the surface, creating these reliefs on the dermis ready to open.
In addition, the problem of pimple formation may depend on other factors such as lifestyle, stress and diet, hormonal factors due to age, especially in teenagers, or pregnancy, in the case of women, and also poor sun exposure or taking medication.
If pimples appear frequently on your skin, you will find here some useful tips to improve the appearance of your face in a few simple steps. Taking care of your skin can be a very pleasant daily ritual: think of how good it feels to clean your skin and remove all the impurities from your face. The feeling of freshness and deep cleansing helps you start or end a long day in the best possible way… just a few small gestures are enough to feel refreshed!
How to Differentiate Pimples from Other Skin Blemishes?
Not all skin imperfections are the same and depending on their characteristics, there is a different product to apply to avoid them. It is therefore important to be able to distinguish the different manifestations that occur on our skin in order to resort to the best solution.
The pimple is easily recognizable because it appears as a relief on the surface of the skin and frequently evolves over the days, creating an obvious accumulation of material such as pus, a sort of small white or yellowish dome.
Pimples, however, can remain under the skin and in this case, it may be more difficult to distinguish them from other blemishes that, like cysts, manifest in a similar form. In this case, boils under the skin can be distinguished from other blemishes primarily because:
- the area surrounding the boil is particularly red, given the inflammatory state ;
- they are itchy
- they are painful;
- they can be contagious due to the presence of bacteria;
- tend to increase in size over a short period of time;
- tend to resolve, partially or completely.
Finally, pimples can leave obvious marks on the skin: these are red or brown spots that are due to the concentration of melanin where the pimple formed. Even for these imperfections, there are products that can help you reduce the effect on your skin: the choice ranges from exfoliating face cream to peels and laser; therefore, if you want to even out the complexion and eliminate the spots left by the appearance of pimples, our advice is to seek medical advice or make an appointment with the dermatologist of your choice who will be able to tell you the ideal solutions for your skin type.
Today’s we’ve uncovered more information on pimples and their causes. If you want to know more about their remedy and prevention, come back to check the second part of our blog. Until then, what other skin condition do you suffer from? Tell us about it in the comments below.