How to get rid of pimples

Being one of the major skin problems faced by teenagers and young adults is Acne and breakout of pimples. Trying to burst them will only worsen the blemish or may lead to cysts. Ensure that your hands are off your face at all times so that you don’t end up bursting them by mistake.Here are some steps to ensure that you safely get rid of these pimples without scarring your skin or causing much damage.

1. Ice

ice decreases the inflammation, redness and of course the pain.However ensures that you do not put the ice directly on the pimple. Cover it in a tissue , cotton or soft clothe before slightly pressing it on the affected area for 20 – 30 seconds.

2. Toothpaste

Toothpaste can be used  to eliminate your acne. You can keep the affected area covered or uncovered .It is a better option to keep it covered if you are keeping the toothpaste on your skin overnight.If kept overnight , also make sure that you cleanse well with plain water the next morning.

3. Tea-tree oil

Tea tree Oil is apt for curing acne because of its anti fungal and  anti bacterial properties. Tea tree oil contains a constituent called terpinen-4-ol that is thought to be responsible for most of tea tree oil’s antimicrobial activity. applying topical tea tree oil to acne lesions has been thought to destroy Propionibacterium acnes,(the skin-dwelling bacteria that is involved in the development of acne.)

4. Ointment

If you’re looking at chemist solutions , choose an ointment that contains  benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid.Ensure that you follow the directions word to word because the duration of application differs from one ointment to another.

5. Injections

For those incredibly deep and painful breakouts, your best option is to call your dermatologist for a cortisone injection. A dilute cortisone is injected into the blemish which reduces the swelling in a matter of a day or two.Now that the area is flat , it can be easily covered up and hidden with the help of make-up.However ensure that you talk to your doctor before resorting to the technique of using these injections.

6. Hot water

In case the pimple has broken onto the surface of the skin , dabbing a cloth soaked in hot water for some time is a good idea.

Lemon juice and using rosehip seeds oil are some other few methods to clear acne and pimples of your face. In case of the rosehip seed oil , ensure that you massage the affected area with the oil atleast twice daily.

 

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