Are pimples robbing off your peace? Well, that will not happen anymore. Understand the causes of pimples and their types. Follow the 14 natural remedies that can help you say good bye to pimples overnight!
What are Pimples?
These are skin lesions or inflammations that occur when the sebaceous or oil glands of the skin get infected with bacteria and swells up. Pimples are also known as pustules or papule, spots and zits. The sebaceous glands that are present throughout the skin except in palms and soles secrete a waxy or oily substance called sebum. The sebum helps to maintain the oil balance of the skin and makes it look healthy. When there is any abnormality in the sebaceous gland, pimples occur.
Causes of Pimples or Acne:
Doctors advise to treat pimples immediately to prevent it from spreading. The untreated acne can leave scars on the skin that is very difficult to remove. There are many reasons that cause pimples, here are the causes:
1. Dead Skin Cells Build up:
The skin sheds a layer of dead skin cells. Few dead skin cells get stuck to the sebum causing blockage of pore. These pores block cause pimples.
2. Teenage Pimples:
Pimples commonly occur during puberty, both young boys and girls face it. When the body undergoes physical changes and gets ready for reproduction, the sebaceous glands become overactive. The sebum buildup also blocks pores and cause pimples.
[ Read: Home Remedies For Skin Pores ]
3. Bacteria Growth:
The sebum gets accumulated behind the blocked pores. This sebum that builds up behind the blocked pores contains bacteria. A slow growing bacterium termed Propionibacterium acne’s thrives naturally in the skin, when the conditions are suitable this bacterium spreads and cause painful pimples. This bacterium feeds on sebum and produces a substance that leads to immune response, this cause skin inflammation.
4. Sensitive to Testosterone:
A study conducted by the researchers at the Washington School of Medicine reveals that there are two strains of Propionibacterium acnes. Those with healthy skin never have pimples and pimples are not infectious either. People with skins prone to acne are usually sensitive to testosterone, the natural hormone present in both males and females. In the skins of such people the testosterone triggers over secretion of sebum that leads to blockage of pores. Sometimes dead skin cells get stuck to the sebum and makes matter worse.
[ Read: How to remove dead skin on face? ]
5. Dairy Products and High Glycemic Foods Cause Pimples:
The report presented by New York University that was published in The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics states that eating high glycemic foods like bakery goods like cakes high on sugar content and sweet beverages cause pimples. Having too much dairy products are also not good for your skin though they are high on calcium. These pimples can be corrected by following the right diet.
6. Medicines Cause Acne:
Some epilepsy medicines, medicines that have androgens in them cause pimples.
7. Not Removing Makeup:
It is vital that you remove makeup before you hit bed. The oil based makeup is bound to cause pimples. Avoid applying heavy makeup on the skin and try to use water based cosmetics. Always stick to natural products since chemicals can cause acne breakout as well.
Another main cause of pimples is stress. Your body functions get upset during stress and it triggers pimples.
9. Friction or Rubbing Skin:
When you rub your skin constantly or pick at pimples, it grows worse. Even pressure exerted by bags, helmets and tight collars or scarves can aggravate acne.
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