In the middle of all the stress when the question strikes our mind whether to squeeze or not to squeeze? As we are afraid that it can leave marks on our face. However, squeezing and popping up pimples is not at all the way to get rid of them.
Acne or pimples, appears when skin’s oil glands are overactive and pores cause inflammation. It comes out anywhere on the skin but usually pops on the face. It is necessary to understand the reason behind these pimples popping out. Below are the factors responsible:
- Clogged pores
- Poor diet
Follow some steps to prevent the formation of pimple or acne:
- Wash your face properly
It is a simple and basic step in every skin care regimen. As it is necessary to pull out excess oil, dirt, impurities and sweat daily. Don’t wash your face more than twice a day as it can worse the acne condition. Use a mild cleanser to clean your face- once in the morning and once before going to bed.
- Abstain from doing harsh scrubbing
Scrubbing from rough cotton pads can irritate the skin and causes inflammation which makes breakouts worse. You can rather switch to applying a gentle cleanser with clean hands or soft brush.
- Know your skin type
It is important to know what your skin type is. As it will help in making a correct choice for skincare products. Oily skin is the most pimple-prone. It’s caused by your skin’s sebaceous glands producing too much oily sebum. Another type of skin that may cause pimples is combination skin. Combination skin means you have both dry areas and oily areas. The oily areas tend to be your forehead, nose, and chin, also called your T-zone.
- Moisturize your skin
Skin needs hydration which is essential for pimple prevention. However, avoid moisturizers that contain oil, synthetic fragrance or other ingredients as it irritates the skin and causes pimples. Always go for non-comedogenic moisturizers so that your skin does not feel dry after every wash.
- Stay hydrated
When you are dehydrated it may signal your skin’s oil glands to produce more oil. Dehydration is also a factor why your skin appears to be dull and promotes inflammation and redness. It is recommended by doctors as well to drink at least 8-10 glasses of water each day.
- Use make up occasionally
We all like to do make-up so as to cover pimples but it usually clogs pores. Try to be natural or with no make-up. Avoid greasy and heavy foundations as they can trigger outbreaks.
- Limit sun exposure
Sun exposures dehydrates the skin which again causes it to produce more oil and blocking pores. It is of utmost importance to wear sunscreen whenever you head out of your home.
- Avoid touching the pimples
Unnecessarily touching fingers on the pimple will spread germs and bacteria. Hence, do not squeeze, scratch or touch your pimples.