ACNE

Pimples Under the Skin

Bumps and pimples are a common problem faced by many teenagers. There can be various causes of formation of pimples under the skin. Rise in hormone levels during puberty is one of the major reasons for such skin problems. Rise in hormonal levels or hormonal imbalance causes oil glands to become overactive, which further leads to excess oil on the skin. Along with this, dirt and dead skin causes pimple breakout. Diet, infection, clogging of sebaceous glands, or environmental factors like hot whether or pollution can also lead to this skin problem. These are a type of acne, known as sebaceous cysts. These cystic acne are closed pockets of tissue filled with fluid or pus and might appear anywhere on the skin.

Remedies to Get Rid of Pimples Under Your Skin

Cleanse
Keeping your skin clean is of utmost importance. You must regularly wash the affected area with an antibacterial cleanser. This helps cleanse the area thoroughly and also kills off the bacteria that can cause infection. Cleansing the skin after exposure to dust or pollution (every morning and night) is very essential. Keeping the skin clean will also help wash off the excess oil that leads to pimple skin rash.

Steam
Taking steam on the affected area is the best remedy for deep pimples. This will help open up the pores and clean up the clogged dirt and oils. You can dab your face with a soft towel and have a fresh-looking face. Now, you can clean the skin with antibacterial wash and splash cold water to close the pores hence, restricting the dirt entering your skin. You can further spray a toner over your face to tighten the pores and have a cool and fresh feel.

Scrub
Scrubbing your skin with a gentle scrub will also help. Exfoliation with a scrub will help open up the pores and clean up the dirt and dead cells. Also, the scrub granules will get rid of small zits. You can opt for a homemade scrub or a specially-formulated scrub.

Face Mask
You can try various face masks. A clay mask can be applied to remove impurities. You can also apply apple cider vinegar. A face mask made of egg white with a few drops of honey can be applied twice a week.

Aloe Vera and Neem
Aloe vera is popularly known for its healing properties. You can apply fresh aloe vera juice on the affected skin and leave it for drying. Wash off with water. Continue this for a few days to see the results. You can also use neem face pack. Neem has antibacterial properties which will help to reduce the swelling and clean the pores giving you smooth-looking skin. Applying one of these daily will help you get the best results.

Remember to follow the steaming and cleansing skin care regime daily. This will help keep the skin clean and accelerate the healing process. This will also avoid further pimple formation. Never use your nails to prick the pimples. You can instead use a black head remover tool after taking steam, in case the pimple looks yellowish. Make sure you wash the tool in hot water, before using it to prevent any infection. You can use other remedies like scrubbing and face mask twice a week.

Apart from the aforementioned home remedies, you can opt for over-the-counter medicines. Topical cream containing benzoyl peroxide is known to be very effective in treating this skin condition. If the size of pimples is very large, you must visit a dermatologist.

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