Small skin lesions or inflammations of the skin.
Persons most commonly affected: Mostly teenagers but can affect adults as well.
Organ or part of body involved: Skin
Causes and risk factors: Pimples are formed when the pores on the skin becomes clogged or infected. This usually occurs when blackheads or white heads become severe. Sometimes pimples develop out of no reason and usually go away with the passage of time but in most cases these pimples are an initial phase of acne or other skin problems. This usually happens when people ignore pimples, which results in severe acne. If further ignored acne pimples may often turn into ugly scars.
Prevention: Use a natural antibacterial, non-oily face wash. Don’t use oily cosmetics. Do not use any facial cream or other products containing socetyl stearate, isopropyl isostearate, isopropyl palmitate, isopropyl myristate & sodium chloride. They can cause acne.
Squeezing or popping a pimple can push bacteria and pus deeper into the skin. Squeezing may leave permanent scars on your skin. So don’t pop or squuez your pimples. Your pimple will disappear on its own after some time. You may apply 5% benzoyl peroxide gel or cream twice a day to dry a pimple up faster.
Constipation is the main reason of acne. Treat it immediately, if you have. Drink lots of water to prevent major skin problems. Avoid eating chocolate, fried food, and refined sugar, although no specific food has been found to cause acne for everybody. Some may get acne by eating chocolate, while others by fried foods.
Keep your skin always clean by washing your face twice a day with very mild soap and lukewarm water in a circular motion. Do not scrub your face, which can irritate the skin. The aim of washing is to remove dirt and oil from the pores. Do not try to prick and peel the acne as this can leave permanent marks on the face.
Eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Eating a natural diet consiting of minimum processed foods will serve as a defence against acne.
Take B-complex and zinc supplements daily to strengthen the skin’s resistance to acne. Apply cucumber paste on your face. Wash it off after 20-30 minutes with lukewarm water.