You wake up in the morning, go to the bathroom, look in the mirror, and … BANG! you see a huge pimple on your chin. But instead of getting annoyed, you want to get to the bottom of it – to avoid it permanently. The most important question is: Why do pimples actually form? We have gotten to the bottom of it once…
This is how pimples develop
Pimples develop when the sebum production in the sebaceous glands is increased and there is also a cornification disorder of the sebaceous gland ducts. In this case, the sebum produced cannot flow off properly. The mixture of sebum and dead skin cells causes bacteria to multiply and the skin to become inflamed. These inflammations manifest themselves as redness, nodules or papules, and pimples or pustules. Recurring, i.e. chronically occurring pimples are called acne.
Also read: How to Take Care of Your Oily Skin
This is how you can prevent the development of pimples
- Rely on a mild cleaning. The product should be soap-free, fragrance-free, and non-foaming. The best thing is to have a look at the pharmacy.
- Use a towel only for your face. You should wash it regularly at 60 degrees. It should also be used only (!) by you and only (!) for your face.
- Use an acid peeling. This is very important to counteract the cornification disorder. It is best to use salicylic acid (BHA), as it removes dead skin cells and penetrates deep into the pores to remove sebum. We love this chemical scrub here!
- Eat a healthy diet. Avoid sugar and milk (products) as much as possible, drink enough still water and follow a balanced diet of vegetables, fruit, whole grains and little meat.
- Avoid stress. Try to counteract stress through sport and relaxation exercises, such as meditation.
- Abstains from smoking. Nicotine is not only unhealthy, it also damages the skin and worsens the skin texture.
- Sun in moderation. UV radiation can improve the skin’s appearance. We deliberately say “can” here, since the exact opposite can also happen. Just try out the irradiation of the sun and see if anything happens. But definitely in moderation and with skin protection!
- Take the pill. In particularly serious cases it can help to take the birth control pill against pimples. In this case, however, it is essential to talk to your doctor beforehand and get information about the risks and side effects.
Translated and adapted by Limepedia staff.