A pimple is a type of acne that is red, inflamed, tender and has pus in the middle. Usually, pimples are a collection of papules and pustules that are unsightly often leave marks as they heal.
How are pimples formed?
Pimples often start as simple acne, which could either be a blackhead or a whitehead. Acne forms when dead skin cells mix with oil inside your pores which result in blockage. When bacteria penetrate these pores and accumulate, your body reacts by sending white blood cells to fight the infection. The result is a bump that is full of pus which often painful to the touch.
Tips to prevent pimples
You can prevent pimples from forming by following these tips.
Cleanse your face
Our Your skin sheds about 500 million dead skin cells a day, and your face will completely shed its entire skin layer every 2-4 weeks. With gentle cleansing using Actinera® Bamboo Charcoal Face Wash, you’ll slough off those skin cells along with harmful dirt and bacteria that can cause papules and pustules. Wash using a gentle circular motion to prevent disturbing and popping the pimples unnecessarily. This way, you will let the activated charcoal draw out all the dead skin cells and bacteria from your pores.
Wash your face twice a day: once during the morning, and another before going to bed.
Avoid touching your face as much as possible
Your hands are most efficient in delivering bacteria to your face. You touch handrails in subways, table tops on diners and bars, as well as benches on parks and malls. You transfer all that bacteria and impurities to your face each time your hand comes in contact with your skin. Limit the number of times you’ll touch your face. It will help if you wash your hands before touching your skin to limit the amount of bacterial transfer.
Don’t pop that acne
Those blackheads and whiteheads are irritating to look at and ruin your over-all look. It’s so unsightly that everyone has the urge just to pop it out and be done with it. Popping that acne can cause the pores to open wide, bleed, and get infected.
Remove acne the proper way by steaming your face for 15 minutes before applying Actinera® Deep Pore-Suction Mask. Its deep penetrating action helps you take out those blackheads and whiteheads safely without causing infection. However, using peel off mask when you have pimples is not advised. This method is used to prevent pimples from forming, and not to treat them. Avoid applying the mask on red, inflamed pimples as you’ll be peeling off that thin skin layer that’s keeping that pus in. Only use activated charcoal peel-off masks for blackheads and whiteheads.
You use makeup to hide your pimples and give the illusion of flawless skin. Unfortunately, the makeup that you’re using may be the ones causing your breakouts. Making a choice to go bare with your skin can be hard, especially in the presence of pimples. If there’s a need to wear makeup, use it sparingly and on limited time. You should also change brands if your makeup has comedogenic ingredients such as but are not limited to:
- D & C red (17, 19, 21, 3, 30, 36, 27, 40)
- Glyceryl Stearate
- Hexadecyl Alcohol
- PEG 16 Lanolin
- Propylene Glycol Monostearate
- Stearic Acid Tea
- Wheat Germ oil
- Isocetyl Stearate
- Lanolic acid
- Coconut Butter
Moisturizing is essential in maintaining your skin’s microbiome, causing harmful bacteria to multiply and overpower good bacteria on your skin. Also, dryness creates cracks on your skin’s surface, providing an entry point for bacteria.
Avoid moisturizers with the ingredients mentioned above, or any comedogenic ingredients. The best moisturizer for your skin is one that contains hyaluronic acid, a water-based moisturizer that attracts and hold up to 1000 times its weight in water. It can help keep your skin moisturized throughout the day without clogging your pores.
We hope these tips can help you keep pimples at bay. However, don’t hesitate to ask your dermatologist for expert advice if your pimples are getting worse, or not calming down despite all that TLC.
How do you prevent pimples from happening? How do you take care of them once they appear? Please share your tips and tricks in our comment section!