How To Treat Pimples Naturally

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Pimples are small blisters, pustules, or papule-like eruptions most commonly seen on the face, back, chest or shoulders. They are majorly characterized by inflammation, redness, and even pain at times. They could be pus-filled or water-filled. Some people tend to refer to them as zits or spots as well. Numerous pimples are known to be a symptom of a skin condition or disease called Acne Vulgaris or Acne in common terms.What Causes Pimples?

Hormonal Changes

You might have heard many times about the correlation of hormones with acne breakouts.The secretion of sebum is controlled by the androgen hormone, specifically the male sex hormones such as testosterone. With the onset of puberty, androgens inundate the human body causing a rise in the level of hormones secreting sebum. Because of which many individuals have acne as soon as they hit puberty. These hormones get regulated and steadied post-puberty in males, however, in females it doesn’t since the monthly menstrual cycles, pregnancy and even menopause causes variation in the secretion of these hormones leading many to face pimple-related issues through and through.


Water Intake


Hydrating your body at all times has many advantages; reduction in the number of pimples is one of them. When a person suffers from excessively dry skin as a consequence of dehydration, there could be a spurt in the secretion of oil production, causing pimples to formulate. Drinking an adequate quantity of water prevents this as well as flushes out toxins and harmful bacteria out of the body and skin. It allows the skin to remain moisturized and effectuates a radiant glow.


Clogged Pores


Just like we keep rejuvenating ourselves through various means, even our skin has to shed those dead skin cells. However, many times these dead skin cells render trapped, thereby causing a build-up and blockage of the pores (hair follicles) on the skin. These pores have paramount importance as it releases oil and sweat. With clogged pores, this function gets obstructed causing the formation of blackheads, pimples, zits, etc . Steaming your face can help in clearing these clogged pores.

What Are The Different Kinds Of Pimples?

Whiteheads


These appear when pores become clogged with excess oil, bacteria, and dead skin cells. If the pore closes up, you’ll see a tiny bump that looks white or flesh colored. These are whiteheads.


Blackheads (dark spots) and pimples


If the pore fills with debris but stays open, you’ll see a blackhead. The black dots aren’t dirt, so resist scrubbing. It will only worsen your acne.


Papules


When excess oil, bacteria, and dead skin cells push deeper into the skin and cause inflammation (redness and swelling), you’ll see small, red bumps. The medical word for this type of acne blemish is a papule. They feel hard. If you have a lot of papules, the area may feel like sandpaper.


Pustules


The medical term for this type of acne blemish is pustule. These blemishes are a lot like papules, except that pustules contain a yellowish fluid. You’ll often see a yellow- or white-colored center.


Acne nodules and cysts


These acne blemishes penetrate deep into the skin, and often cause permanent acne scars when they heal.


How To Get Rid Of Pimples Naturally?


Oil cleansing


Yes you read it right. Oil cleansing helps to refine pores and removes oil soluble dirt & stale sebum (oxidized sebum) that are responsible for clogging the pores which turn leaves our skin with whiteheads and blackheads.

You can either use our coldpressed neem oil to oil cleanse or our pre made hemp & tamanu cleansing oil that is meant for treating acne breakouts.

Powder Cleanser for Blackheads & whiteheads

Using powder based face wash helps to reduce blackheads & whiteheads to a great extent since it keeps the top layer of the skin smooth & free from accumulation of dead skin cells.


Mix equal quantities of  besan & multani mitti, use this to cleanse your skin. You can also use our Avaram senna & moringa powder to foam cleanser that has mild foam which helps to cleanse away accumulated dirt. Avaram senna in the cleanser is a great anti microbial that helps to reduce acne breakouts.

Astringent Hydrosols for pustules & cystic acne

Cleansing your skin with cleansers that have hydrosol will greatly help with papules Pustules & cystic acne. It is recommended not to use a powder cleanser if you suffer from cystic or pustule acne.


You can use our lemonbalm tulsi& bergamot facewash that helps to dry out the acne without being harsh on your skin.

Our Clary sage & green tea toner also helps with reducing acne breakouts.

How To Get Rid Of Pimples Inside Out?

Anything that you experience on your skin is a sign that your internal body is seeking your attention.

Drink Plenty of water

You might have heard this many times, but take this seriously and drink enough water so that your system can flush out the toxins.


Add Curry leaf in your diet

Not only curry leaf helps with lustrous hair, it also cleanses your system which in turn keeps your skin flawless


Include Zinc rich foods

If you have extremely oily skin, including Zinc rich foods like Pumpkin seeds, Chickpeas helps with balancing your skin.


Reduce the intake of dairy

If your skin breakouts due to hormonal imbalance, reduce the intake of dairy. Also use our cold pressed tamanu oil as spot treatment for hormonal acne.


You can also use our Mangosteen & rosehip facial oil that helps with drying out hormonal acne, thanks to the mangosteen peel & tamanu oil.

References

How Acne Bumps Cause The Blues - Acne and Self Esteem 

Acne and Hormones 

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