Pimple Problems

About Pimples

Pimples are a condition that occurs when the hair follicles and sebaceous glands are affected by certain hormones. As a result, lesions and plugged pores form on the skin. The areas on the body mostly prone to pimples are;

  • Face
  • Back
  • Neck
  • Shoulders and
  • Chest.

In spite of pimples not being so serious, they can cause immense psychological distress to the victim. Therefore, there is every reason to curb the condition.

Occurrence of pimples

Physicians consider the pimples condition to emanate from pilosebaceous units (PSUs) which consist of hair follicles and sebaceous gland. The PSUs are mostly found on the face, shoulders and chest. The oily substance, sebum, comes from these units. To come to the skin surface, sebum passes the follicle, commonly called a pore. When follicle cells, sebum and hair form a plug in the follicle, a pimple may start to develop. In such a case, sebum has no way out to the skin surface, and bacteria starts to grow in the resulting cell and oil mixture.

What causes pimples?

Explained above is the process of pimple formation. However, the real cause of pimples is still a subject of research. There are so many factors believed to cause the condition. A major cause is a hormone that is produced during puberty in both girls and boys. Androgens, as these hormones are called, are produced in plenty during this period and cause an increase to the amount of sebum produced. Other things that cause hormonal changes may also come into play. So, now you know why expectant mothers and those using birth control pills are prone to pimples. The problem of pimples could also be passed on from parents, genetically. Research shows school going boys whose family has the problem tend to suffer from the same.

Lip Pimples

Lip pimple
Maybe you have never heard about lip pimples. Yes, pimples can go this far. Very few, if any, forms of acne are more disturbing than this variety. One of the likely causes of lip pimples is ingredients in toothpaste. Though research is not entirely conclusive, a menacing chemical called sodium lauryl sulfate is behind this problem. This chemical which is the foaming agent in toothpaste is also found in other household products such as shampoo and detergents.

The good news is that pimples on the head are controllable using the usual pimple treating methods. Here are some of the proven ways of managing pimples on head;

  • Shampoo the scalp regularly using a mild product
  • Visit the local chemist for an acne product(devoid of benzoyl peroxide)
  • Stay away from oily hair products until the acne clears
  • Avoid stressful situations as they might trigger pimple-causing hormones
  • Most importantly, keep the scalp clean and dry

Scalp pimples

Scalp pimples are the acne that attacks the frontal hairline and scalp. There are many causes of this form of `pimples the chief one being fluctuations in hormones. Apart from that, here are some of the other causes of scalp pimples;

  • Poor diet
  • Caffeinated beverages or drinks
  • Hereditary factors
  • Taking toxic drugs, for instance steroids
  • Poor scalp hygiene

Pimples on tongue

Pimples on tongue are some of the most disturbing skin ailments. Imagine not being able to speak well, or even eat? If you ever had a pimple on tongue, you will agree that getting medical attention cannot be emphasised. Although pimple position matters, with the most pain experienced if the pimple is at the middle of tongue, it is essential to treat this problem as fast as possible.

What causes pimples on tongue?

Due to the discomfort caused by pimples on tongue, it is imperative to know the cure and embark on prompt treatment. Here are some causes of this problem;

  • Food allergies
  • Oily and acidic foods are considered as triggers of tongue acne
  • Injury on tongue
  • Since the tongue is made of delicate skin, biting it unknowingly is always going to cause problems. if you are eating breakfast or lunch, it is advisable to avoid distractions which may cause accidental biting of the tongue
  • Imbalance of hormones- Whenever there are hormonal imbalances, the body reacts in an unusual way. Pimples on tongue may occur during pregnancy not only on the tongue, but back and face as well.

Some other causes of pimples on tongue include yeast infection and canker sores.

How to treat pimples on tongue

  • Gargle the mouth with salty water for 3 minutes daily
  • Apply to the pimple a paste made from baking soda and hydrogen peroxide
  • Eat more of foods rich in vitamin B and take some supplements in the short-term
  • To reduce pain and reduce swelling, apply milk of magnesia on the pimples

Popping pimples

Contrary to widespread belief, popping pimples does more harm than good to the skin. The core aim of pimples treatment is to remove the clog dirt and oil to allow for healing. By popping, you not only remove the stuff in the pore, but also irritate the skin. What you do at home is completely different from the pore extraction procedure done by the aesthetician.

Likely results of popping pimples

  • Damage to the skin
  • Spread of bacteria in area surrounding the pimple
  • Increase of inflammation caused by pimple
  • Acne scar

General Pimple Remedies

  • Wash the skin about 3 times daily
  • To make get rid of the pimples, treat them with garlic regularly
  • Increase the flow of blood by having regular oil massages
  • Cover the infected area with fresh mint juice before sleeping
  • A mixture of rose-water and lime juice applied on the pimples may yield results
  • To prevent the occurrence of pimples, consider avoiding oil-based make up instead using water-based products
  • As a rule of the thumb, avoid the temptation to touch, squeeze or pop the pimples with the hands

38 thoughts on “Pimple Problems”

    1. Potato , lemon and aleo vera can help best in these conditions.

      1) Squeeze a fresh lemon into a bowl to get the juice.
      2) Dilute with a little water if your skin is sensitive.
      3) Using a cotton ball, dab the fresh lemon juice over acne scars.
      Allow it time to dry.
      4) Rinse your facial skin using cool water.
      5) Repeat this dark spots on face cure once in two days to lighten dark pimple spots fast.

    2. Thanks for the question and including the photos that show what we call post-inflammatory
      hyperpigmentation or PIH as a result of the acne and your pinching or picking at them. You need a
      consultation with a board-certified dermatologist to get your acne under control and to determine the
      best treatment for the PIH…

    1. Dry Skin are generally not prone to pimples, but still if you have one , you must be very careful with your skin , Do not apply soap or/and face wash that contains alcohol ; it can further irritate your skin. Frequent washing with harsh cleansers and soaps can further irritate or dry your skin. Wash your face using mild alcohol free face wash or cleanser twice a day. Avoid using masks, astringents or facial scrubs. You can cleanse your skin by combining castor oil and olive oil.

  1. Teenage acne is the absolute worst!!! There’s never really any rhyme or reason to why you’re breaking out, and it always seems like your friends had perfect skin days all the time while you are constantly paranoid that not everyone is judging your acne. I’ve had some SEVERE acne problems in my day, so I wanted to share some ideas I’ve implemented into my skincare routine that have LITERALLY worked wonders.
    – I started removing my makeup with coconut oil, and then just cleansing my face with jojoba oil. It’s the one carrier oil on the market that mimics the texture of human sebum, so it “tricks” your skin into thinking it’s already produced the amount of oil it normally does….therefore less oil!

    1. The doctor may prescribe one of several drugs to treat women with this type of acne:

      Birth control pills. To help suppress the androgen produced by the ovaries
      Low-dose corticosteroid drugs, such as prednisone or dexamethasone. To help suppress the androgen produced by the adrenal glands
      Antiandrogen drugs such as spironolactone. To reduce the excessive oil production.

  2. Hi Rakshita,teenagers at the age group most commonly thought to struggle with acne, dermatologists are finding that late-onset or adult-onset acne is becoming increasingly common in women in their 20s, 30s, 40s, and even 50s.
    There are so many small solutions which you can try
    1. Mild cleansers should be used twice a day.
    2. Avoid cleansers or other skin care products with scrubbing particles or a gritty texture, as they can irritate the skin.
    3. Use a non-comedogenic moisturizer daily.
    4. Avoid picking, squeezing, popping or otherwise manipulating acne lesions to minimize trauma to the skin to help reduce the risk of scarring and secondary bacterial infections.

    Hope it will help….

    1. Hi Rakshitha,
      Not all types of make-up promote acne, so you don’t have to stop using it. Just choose the right type.

  3. Hi I am Chaitra, 24 and my problem is my pimple mark. I marks black and deepen. What do I do to make it clear. I used daily bb cream and sometimes make up to cover some pimple marks. Please tell me how to get rid of it.

  4. Hi Chaitra, there are few simple remedies that you can try to get rid of your marks.Please try this…….. Before following these steps clean your face thoroughly
    1. Lemon is a natural bleach. Vitamin C in lemon helps in rebuilding collagen. When you use lime juice on your acne scars, the spots get lighter day by day. Take a fresh lemon and squeeze out its juice. Apply this juice directly on your scars with finger tips or a cotton ball, leave it for ten minutes and wash it off with water. Do this once a day for two to three weeks during which you can see your scars diminish considerably. If your skin is very sensitive, dilute lemon juice by mixing some rose water and then apply on your scars.
    2. Honey-aspirin mask, put 2-3 aspirins in a few drops of water till they get dissolved into it and form a paste. Add honey to this aspirin-water paste and mix. Apply on your scars and leave for 15 minutes and then wash it off.
    Hope you find these tips to be useful !! Have a good day………

  5. I am taking proper precautions like drinking more water,eating more fruits like watermelon,muskmelon etc and daily drinking two glasses of buttermilk and sweet lassi in this summer season to control pimples even though i am getting more pimples every where in body and more hurting thing is em getting pimples in wrong places that gives me more hurt in this summer season
    please provide me some suggestions to control this kind of pimples

    1. Hey shahul hope you are doing well…shahul its not always that pimple occurs thru that traditional scenarios ….the main reason these days are the pollutions that is making these things so avoid by covering your face outside and dont forget to wash your face after getting in home or office…!

      1. Hey santosh thank you for your suggestion but my main problem is em getting pimple not only on face even on some wrong places i need a best solution to control the pimples from there ,can i get any suggestion to that

        1. Hi shahul, there is an ointment skinlite for this pimple problem which You can use anywhere in the body.I hope it will work,if it’s not then I suggest u to go to doctor.

  6. Hi santosh, can you recommend me any physician for this pimple problem because i have been suffering for last 4 years …. 🙂

    1. Hello tamal…you can prefer your near by hospitals so that they can take a best acre of you personally…or else if you are ready to afford apollo and bgs is the best i recommend…

  7. Hi Tamal,i suggest you don’t go for any consultation,because i have been consulted by so many physician,But it wasn’t worth it. so cure your face with fresh water daily.

    1. Hi Siddu,
      Dirt does not cause pimples. Pimples occur when pores become clogged with oil. A pimple is formed when the oil mixes with dead skin cells and forms a “plug” that blocks the pore.

  8. Honey and Cinnamon: Honey and cinnamon is a good natural home remedy for pimples and acne. The paste of cinnamon powder and honey is applied over the pimples before going to bed and wash it in the morning. Continued the process for about one month. The combination not only makes pimples disappear, yet it is also beneficial for irritating skin and acne.

    1. Try this siddu…………
      >>Wash your face daily.
      >>Use gentle skin care products.
      >>Use sunscreen everyday.
      >>Do not pick, pop, or squeeze pimples.
      >>Exfoliate your skin.

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