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Insider Tips for Managing Pimples

Anyone who suffers from pimples can find them embarrassing and may become self-conscious because of them. Not surprprisingly though, most of us at some point will get pimples to a greater or less degree so there's nothing to be embarrassed about!

Getting rid of pimples may take a little bit of effort but its worthwhile. The skin care manufacturer Dermalogica have a unique approach to this they have a range called Clean Start, specifically formulated for teenagers skin. Not wishing to leave us adults out there is also the Dermalogica Medibac system developed specifically for adult acne. Of course knowing what causes pimples and spots is the first step to being able to tackle them, preventing further breakouts and getting the glowing, clear skin we all want to have!

Some of the basic causes and ways of treating pimples are: –

Hormonal changes

Pimples are a common occurrence during puberty and occur because of the hormonal changes all adolescents go through. These hormonal changes bring about major changes in the body and, in many people, in the condition of their skin. Pimples are one of the most obvious symptoms of the changes adolescents go through. Women are also sooner to getting breakouts at various times in their lives which also happen because of hormonal changes, such as during menstruation, pregnancy and the menopause. However, breakouts are common in both genders! Eating healthily and adopting a good skincare regimen can keep hormonal related breakouts under control and keep skin healthy and clear.


If stress is persistent or repetitive then the body's stress hormones keep on being secreted, which has an adverse effect on the body. This can take the form of mood swings, headaches, sleeplessness, weight loss and breakouts. By managing your stress levels you'll be happier, healthier and your skin will be in good condition.

Oily skin

Having this type of skin means that pores will get clogged more easily than, say, in people who have dry skin. Using skincare products that are specifically formulated for oily skin will help keep oil at bay and keep your pores clean and clear. Dermalogica Clearing Skin Wash is a naturally foaming cleanser that has been specifically formulated for acneic skin and skin that is prone to breakouts. It contains anti-acne ingredients including Arnica, Bergamot and Milk Thistle, as well as ingredients that help eliminate acne causing bacteria, such as Golden Seal, Eucalyptus and Tea Tree. It also contains Salicylic Acid which stimulates natural exfoliation, and it's free from artificial fragrance and color.

Dirty skin

Dirt and germs will build up on skin that is not cleansed frequently enough and this can lead to breakouts. Touching your face a lot with dirty or greasy hands can also lead to breakouts and to skin becoming irritated. Also, if you scratch any spots or pimples this can lead to them spreading and getting much worse. So, you should at all costs avoid scratching and picking at your face, and also avoid touching your face with dirty hands!

Chemicals in cosmetics

A lot of makeup and skincare products contain many chemicals which are potentially very harmful, not only to our general health but to our skin as well. These chemicals can be very irritating to skin and can lead to breakouts and rashes, for example. Look out for skincare, haircare and cosmetic brands that are free from harmful ingredients and try to minimize your use of makeup. Also, remove makeup before going to bed. If you go to bed with your makeup still on then your pores will become clogged and your skin will get congested.

Junk Food

Eating a diet that is loaded with junk food is bad for anyone's health and skin, but it can also exacerbate oily skin conditions and lead to breakouts. Junk food is laden with saturated fats, high levels of sugar and salt, artificial colouring and artificial flavorings which are all very bad news. Eating healthily is essential for good health and skin, so by making sure you eat plenty of fresh vegetables and fruits, fresh fish, eggs, whole grains, etc, not only will you feel great but your skin will look wonderful as well! You should also keep well hydrated by drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day as this will flush out toxins from your system and help keep your skin clear, soft and radiant.

Source by Cathy York

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