Before learning how to get rid of pimples it’s important to know why and how they got there in the first place. This way you have a far greater understanding of how to do what is needed to keep them from coming back. It’s much easier to win the battle with preventative measures rather than trying to treat individual outbreaks.
What causes pimples?
For full details you can read my post about what causes acne. Pimples are caused by blockages in the pores from an overproduction of sebum. When the dead skin cells and sebum become trapped inside the blocked pore, a whitehead, zit or pimple will form. When the pore is still open, the same process can lead to blackheads.
How to get rid of pimples
So now we understand what causes pimples we can have a look at how to get rid of pimples. Although tempting as it may be, squeezing or popping your pimple is not the solution. Doing this can aggravate the area leading to more pimples and even scars. It also spreads the bacteria over the rest of your face increasing the likelihood of more pimples appearing in other areas.
Be patient as your pimple will go away on it’s own when it is good and ready. Washing your face (make sure you wash your hands before putting them on your face) twice a day in lukewarm water can help. After washing you can also apply acne products such as benzoyl to the affected area to dry out the pimple. Toothpaste (not the gel variety) can be effective too, but use a small amount first to see how your skin reacts to it. When using harsh chemicals on your skin you can follow it with a good acne moisturising lotion to prevent your delicate skin from becoming dry and red.
Another method of how to get rid of pimples is to use green tea. It is widely recognized for its health benefits and can be used in the fight against acne. You can read my post about green tea acne treatment by clicking here.
Other effective treatments can involve using tea tree oil, lemon juice, ice and heat packs. Each individual will have different reactions (good or bad) so try a few ways to see which one is going to work best for you.
The absolute best way of how to get rid of pimples permanently is a change to your diet and hygiene habits and also changes to other parts of your daily routine which are causing the outbreaks to happen. You can learn more about that by reading this post on how to get rid of acne.If you want to find out how to get rid of pimples, keep them away forever and improve your overall health, then you can do what many others have done and get yourself a copy of Acne no more by Mike Walden. He guarantees results in 30-60 days and in it you will learn how to make the changes necessary to get rid of acne and keep it away for good. You can read all of the customer reviews and testimonials from former acne sufferers by clicking here.