You must have heard about preventive tips for pimples. Acne occurs when the openings of hair follicles become clogged and blocked with oil and dead skin cells.
If the clogged pore becomes infected with bacteria, it forms a pimple, which is a small red bump with pus inside it.
Let’s read to explore a few tips in detail.
Do not pop it:
It may be tempting to squeeze a pimple, but it can cause inflammation and scarring. To reduce the appearance of blemishes, use a topical treatment instead.
They may take some time to work, but they can also prevent new pimples from forming.
Wear sunscreen when going outdoors:
Too much sun exposure can damage your skin. Sunburn can also lead to accelerated production of oils that make acne worse. However, a person should ensure their sunscreen is non-comedogenic and safe to use.
Avoid skincare products that contain oil:
Skin care products containing oil can clog the pores. This can make acne symptoms worse and may increase the likelihood of developing pimples.
Using topical products, such as moisturizers and sunscreens that do not contain oil can help to reduce the risk of blocking pores.
Refrain from over exfoliation:
Exfoliation is the process of removing dead cells from the skin. While exfoliation can help improve acne, doing it more often can worsen pimples. This happens when a person removes too much natural oil from the skin.
The skin may compensate by producing more oil, which clogs pores and produces more pimples. If a person exfoliates too much, the skin may become irritated or feel very tight after washing.
Keep facial care products clean:
To keep the skin healthy, one should clean makeup, facial sponges, and brushes regularly with soap and water to prevent bacteria buildup, which could lead to breakouts. Make sure that brushes dry completely before use.
These are the few preventive yet fabulous tips to prevent pimples. Enjoy your spotless skin and cheers!
Dr. Sayyam Azam is a certified dermatologist who has specialized in Clinical Dermatology (Pakistan) and Aesthetic Medicine (US). During her specialization, she was involved in multiple clinical as well as aesthetic dermatological procedures such as botox, fillers, and chemical peels. As a licensed dermatologist, she is now running a state-of-the- art Aesthetic Center (The Face Clinic) in Multan, Pakistan.