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How To Get Rid Of Pimples

Aug 17, 2007
What are pimples? Pimples, blackheads and whiteheads are all of characteristics of acne. Acne occurs when pores become clogged. Pores are miniscule openings on the surface of the skin that lead to a tube called the follicle. The follicle contains an oil gland and a hair.It's all about Oil when talking about getting rid of pimples.

When the oil gland produces too much oil, the pores can become blocked, building up oil, dirt, makeup and bacteria and causing swelling, whiteheads, blackheads and pimples. When the inflamed follicle is deep within the surface of the skin, the acne may form large painful cysts called cystic acne. Clearly, this is not a situation that anyone wants to have.

So how to get rid of pimples? Acne most commonly occurs on the face, back and shoulders, but can also appear on the torso, buttocks and arms and legs. Sometimes acne can appear on the genital area. Genital acne is caused the same way as the acne on the face, and can appear on the penis, scrotum, and labial folds.

When trying to reduce the out breaks of acne, start by washing the affected areas using a non-detergent, oil and fragrance free cleanser. For oily skin a cleanser containing benzoil peroxide or salicylic acid can also reduce the oils that cause pimples. When using a cleanser always wash gently in a circular motion and never scrub as scrubbing can irritate the skin and cause swelling around the pores creating more breakouts.

Switching to fragrance free soap and laundry detergent, wearing loose breathable clothing when
sweating and washing or tying back long oily hair can also help in eliminating breakouts of acne.

Between the ages 12 to 24, 85% of teenagers are likely to suffer from acne outbreaks. Additionally, 25% of these people will generate permanent scars that will range from light to severe condition.

The American Dermatologists Association stated that:

1) 25 % of people undergoing adulthood suffer from active acne.
2) 60M Americans experience active acne.
3) 20M Americans are likely to suffer from acne-generated scars.
4) A maximum of 11% of all acne sufferers seek medical assistance.
5) Acne is regarded as a social taboo.

Also, it was also found out that:

1) 11% of acne-afflicted individuals will seek a physicians help.
2) 20% goes to a skin center.
3) 30% will make use of over the counter medications, which are brought from drugstores and pharmacies to personally treat acne.
4) 40% will not do anything about their skin disorder.

There are some extremely effective ways to reduce acne overnight--many people claim that daubing regular toothpaste over the pimples before bed can dry out the oil and reduce the swelling virtually making the pimple disappear overnight. Some over-the-counter acne medicines that contain benzoil peroxide or salicylic acid work well in drying out and reducing the swelling and inflammation.

Disclaimer: All content within this articles is provided for general information only, and should not be treated as a substitute for the medical advice of your own doctor or any other health care professional. Always consult your own doctor if you're in any way

concerned about your health.
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