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How do u get rid of pimples? I need home remedies. I am asking this because I have...

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gracious15 | Student, Grade 11 | Salutatorian

Posted April 24, 2012 at 2:07 AM via web

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How do u get rid of pimples? I need home remedies.

I am asking this because I have great skin and my friends always ask me how to get rid of pimples?

Thanks for the help.

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Kristen Lentz | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted April 24, 2012 at 2:09 AM (Answer #2)

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As simple as it sounds, you have to use something besides your hands to wash your face. So many teenagers take showers and just rub soap on their hands and then rub down their face. You have to use a washrag or other exfoliate to really clean your skin. It should make a huge difference.

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catd1115 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Assistant Educator

Posted April 24, 2012 at 12:40 PM (Answer #3)

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Don't touch your face. Don't pop or squeeze pimples. Use a cottonball with alcohol to dry out the pimple. If your skin is oily, you need to wash more often, to keep down the oil and get rid of the dirt and debris from daily living that causes pimples. It is especially important to wash your face in the afternoon or before bed so you are not letting the dirt reside on your face overnight.

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pacorz | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

Posted April 24, 2012 at 2:06 PM (Answer #4)

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I agree with #3, keep your hands off your face. Pimples occur when bacteria feeds on the excess sebum, or skin oil, that is produced during adolescence. It's impossible to eliminate all bacteria, but when you touch your face you transfer even more bacteria to it. Wash your hands first, then wash your face after, with clean hands.

#2's suggestion of exfoliation works for some people, but it makes acne worse in others, because too much rubbing can increase the production of oil. If someone does try exfoliation, they should be sure to use a clean washcloth.

There are many preparations available for spot treatment. Any of these preparations that contain salicylic acid or one of its derivatives can be used to treat new pimples as they occur. This will help to dry them out and make them go away faster. Popping them can make them worse, and lead to infections that leave scars.

PS - there is NO proof that eating chocolate or greasy food causes acne, but eating a healthy diet and getting enough sleep is still important, and will help improve the immune system and prevent future breakouts.

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trophyhunter1 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted April 28, 2012 at 7:38 AM (Answer #5)

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Keep face clean. Use a good cleanser like Noxema or Dove. Sometimes, exfoliate with a product that helps to remove the top layer of oil. Don't pick at blemishes as they can leave scars or darker pigmented areas when exposed to sun. Moisturize and use sunscreen.

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jihyunkim67 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Assistant Educator

Posted May 21, 2012 at 11:36 AM (Answer #8)

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Keeping your face clean will help most of the time. Acne and pimples are caused by multiple reasons like stress, bacteria and dirt in the pores or hormone secretion during puberty. When I get stressed and lack sleep the acne problem worsens. Applying ointments or medical sticker things that prevent any dirt from entering the site usually do the trick. The patches that you can put on the pimples are available at pharmacies.

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cher-zara | Student, Undergraduate | eNoter

Posted May 21, 2012 at 12:15 PM (Answer #9)

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keeping your face clean is definitely a MUST! Though you have to make sure not over dry your skin or apply too much moisture on it at the same time. i had sever acne and pimple problems and a few things helped to clear it up. obviously diet and exersice is a huge contribution and its helpful to have certain food that are high in antioxidants such as tomatoes (my problems went completeley after i started having a few tomatoes a day and they havent returned for years either), grapefruits another and so is applying green tea on your face(sounds weird i know but hey its worked for me!)

oh and drink lots and lots of water-it produces miracles that does!

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dano7744 | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator

Posted May 24, 2012 at 1:54 PM (Answer #10)

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Pimples come about because of a combination of oil, dirt, and bacteria. A very good way to decrease the incidence of skin lesions is to exfoliate the skin. This gets rid of the causative agents that produce the pimples.

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bookofshadows | Student | eNoter

Posted May 25, 2012 at 12:41 PM (Answer #11)

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put colgate on it because pimples are mainly acid and since colgates are alkalines it will neutralise and go away.

 

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c--------- | Student, Undergraduate | eNoter

Posted June 13, 2012 at 4:14 PM (Answer #12)

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EVen I have pimples. I controlled it by washing my face quite a few times per day. I also recommend you to use 'Himalayas Neem Face Wash'. It helped me a lot. Just don't be too rough to your skin.

sorry to say but it did'nt work with my skin.

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c--------- | Student, Undergraduate | eNoter

Posted June 13, 2012 at 4:18 PM (Answer #13)

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keeping your face clean is definitely a MUST! Though you have to make sure not over dry your skin or apply too much moisture on it at the same time. i had sever acne and pimple problems and a few things helped to clear it up. obviously diet and exersice is a huge contribution and its helpful to have certain food that are high in antioxidants such as tomatoes (my problems went completeley after i started having a few tomatoes a day and they havent returned for years either), grapefruits another and so is applying green tea on your face(sounds weird i know but hey its worked for me!)

oh and drink lots and lots of water-it produces miracles that does!

Can you plz tell me the rirht way for its application?

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