Don’t we all love to have a girl talk with our girlfriends? Especially to share good cosmetic products, simple remedies for glowing skin, and hacks on pimples.
But did you know that pimples have almost six different types?
Yes, that’s why some pimple hacks work on your best friend’s skin but not on yours. Not to worry, as all types of acne have simple remedies and treatments to cure.
Before you try a new product on your skin, you need to understand what kind of acne is bothering you.
Usually, acne is associated with excess sebum, dead skin cells, and bacteria clogging the skin pores. Not to mention the hormones. Some acne takes high-road to ruin your skin.
Two main types of acne on the skin makes it easy to distinguish your pimples:
Let’s shed more light on these little monsters and how to treat acne.
Blackheads, aka open comedones, are the most common acne form and usually enjoy ruining oily skin. Blackheads pop out when your skin releases excess sebum, clogging your skin with dead skin cells and bacteria. These pimples are open at the top, dark in color, and clogged from within. The best and easiest way to get rid of blackheads is by thoroughly cleansing your skin.
Use exfoliants, face scrub, and face wash along with lukewarm water to gently clean the affected area. Do this at least twice a day for a week or two.
Closed comedones or whiteheads are pus-filled pimples with a closed top. These are small white bumps, usually pop out on the chin, nose, forehead, and back.
Unlike blackheads, these closed pimples are not easy to clean. You will feel an urge to pick them. But NO! Don’t.
Instead, clean the affected area with a face wash that has benzoyl peroxide. It kills bad bacteria and reduces inflammation, if any. Or you can try home remedies with witch hazel that has pore opening quality and tea tree oil with antibacterial qualities.
Papules are small reddish bumps, aka skin lesions, are inflammatory and tender to touch. If you closely observe, papules have a little dome shape, sometimes have a navel like impression on the top, and are surrounded by pinkish scar. Your diet, stress, allergies, and medication might also cause papules.
You need a face product with salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide to wash off papules. It will take time to get rid of them. If you don’t see any results within a week or two, a dermatologist prescribed medication will cure papules.
Papules, if not cured in time, can become severe pustules. Pustules are pus-filled papules with a white or yellow head and a reddish ring around it. These are painful to touch. You might feel itchiness around the pustule. Sometimes, a cluster of bumps turns into a painful pustule, leaving behind a scar that you do not want.
Pustules might pop out because of hormonal imbalances, diet, insect bites, or allergies. These pimples love to pop out on your face, jawline, chest, and back.
The best way to treat pimples is by gentle cleansing of the infected area with the tips of your fingers using lukewarm water and acne face wash.
Nodules are a severe form of pustules. Clogged pores swell and become larger, growing deep within your skin. Nodules are reddish, bigger than a pimple, and super painful to touch. These pimples are not easy to treat with home remedies.
It’s better to take medication from a dermatologist. However, you can follow a skincare routine along with the doctor’s treatment.
Cystic acne is the worst of all. It’s like the Thanos of all acne wishing to wipe all the glow on your skin.
Cysts are large, filled with pus deep underneath your skin, soft and tender to touch. Your face, jawline, corners of the nose, and back are the favorite parts of the cysts to pop out. These large pimples leave a scar behind and might pop out again at the same spot.
Gladly, there is the easiest way to shrink cysts. Take a moderately hot towel and gently tap it on the cyst for 15 to 20 minutes. The heat helps in shrinking the monster.
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