Treat Pimples or Acne in Natural Way

Edited by Eng, Olivia, Lynn

The face is one of the first things that people notice about one another. You may take note of the beauty of a person's skin and be attracted right away to a clear and smooth one. As such, having pimples or acne will definitely pose a problem for you. At one point or another, this may have been one of your problems during your teenage years. Perhaps it is still a problem now. One of your teenage daughters may also be experiencing the same dilemma. Like any common illness, you cannot prevent this from worsening if you don't know how it develops.

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Acne is sometimes referred to as pimples. In truth, there are many types of acne and they have different mechanisms in terms of how they develop. The most common form is adult acne. Acne develops from a pimple. A pimple is a combination of skin debris, fat and the key component of hair and skin called keratin. When the pimple plugs the hair duct, it later on develops either to be a whitehead or a blackhead.

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The term blackhead is used to denote the debris that plugs the pore of the skin while a whitehead means the skin debris are trapped inside the skin pore. It is this white head that causes the cystic appearance of the pimples. When skin debris is trapped inside the pore, it further irritates the hair duct walls, thus producing redness and pus. Take note that when pus develops, it denotes infection. You can distinguish this when you see that your pimple is bulging with a yellowish tinge. These are those pimples that you're probably itching to pop.

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What happens after the pimple gets infected?

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When you see that your pimple has that yellowish tinge and is bulging, you would most likely prick it with a needle or with your fingernails. When you do this, the pimple bursts and the pus gets out, leaving a small, raw, rounded wound. It will heal by itself, but alas, it will often leave a dark mark or scar. Some even have deep scars, depending on the depth of the infection.

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How you can you prevent an acne from getting infected?

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    Consult a doctor or dermatologist.
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    Contrary to common knowledge, acne should be treated. It is one of the most common diseases that occur, not just during puberty stage, but also the adult stage as well. A dermatologist will run tests on your skin to identify the acne's causative organism to arrest its development. He or she will prescribe you the appropriate treatment to combat the acne from spreading on your face.
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    Avoid pricking infected acne.
    It is tempting to prick a bulging acne. You most probably have seen a teenager spending time propping a face mirror at the right angle and pricking his or her pimples, but this only worsens the condition. The pus that gets released from the pimple touches neighboring pores and gets them clogged up, thus spreading more infection.
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    Do not use an acne medication that is not prescribed specifically for you.
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    A good friend of yours may recommend an anti-acne treatment, but it may or may not work. Individuals have different reactions to different medications, such that it is often best to consult a doctor before using any medication, whether topical or oral.
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How can you treat acne or pimples the natural way?

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    Before you try any naturally made acne treatment, apply it on the inside of your arm.
    Let it remain for about a day without washing it off. If you don't develop any rash, then you can try it on your face.
    1. Raw honey has been helpful in drying the pimples, as well as preventing breakouts, because of its anti-bacterial properties. Apply and massage about half a teaspoon on your dry face, and then rinse with water.
    2. Baking Soda. Mix equal parts of baking soda and water. Apply the mixture on your face. Let it dry until the consistency becomes powdery, then rinse it with warm water.
    3. Cucumber juice. Soak sliced cucumber in water. When you rinse your face after soaping it up, use the cucumber juice instead of water.
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How can you help treat and prevent acne from recurring the natural way?

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    Wash your face with a mild soap.
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    A mild soap is usually determined by its scent. When soap is nearly odorless, it usually is a mild soap. In fact, you can ask a dermatologist about a skin soap that is safe for babies with allergies. Usually, this is also the soap that is recommended to use for people with acne infection.
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    Wash with warm water.
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    The warm water opens the pores. When you wash your face using the warm water, the pores are better cleansed from dirt and debris. This is most effective when, after rinsing and getting rid of all the soap on your face, you follow with a splash of tap water to close the pores. This ensures that dirt from your pillow or face towel will not rub into the open pores.
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    Do not use tissue paper or recycled tissue to dry your face.
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    A tissue paper usually has microscopic residue from the manufacturing process it went through. To be sure, use a cloth towel every time you wash your face.
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    Get enough rest.
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    When you don't get enough rest and sleep, the body cells are also stressed out. This makes the cells work overtime, producing more debris and leaving the cells unable to recover. As such, this has been a staple reminder with many doctors' consultation concerning acne.
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