Pimples are a nightmare. Most of the teenagers are cursed with them and they can fairly understand the sentiments when I say that. Even your peers do not shy away from teasing you and it’s disheartening. Frankly, it’s even nearly impossible to date the opposite sex unless you both are going through it at the same time. All the philosophical talks about love can rest inside the books as pimples do create a hindrance in finding a partner. At that age, no one is mature enough to understand love and yet people date as it’s a fun experience. No matter what you say, a clean face do win a lot more hearts.
Along with these things (which do matters a lot in that age), there are several other complications as well. Pimples can be painful. I have experienced the pain firsthand and it’s nerve wrecking. How about shaving your face? Even if you are extremely careful, you are prone to get cuts further deteriorating the situation. How about moving out in hot and humid summers? They can get itchy and they can make your face swell like you have been stung by a bee.
So what methods have you given a try at when facing pimples?
1) Scratching and pinching them?
This is the common most thing that one thinks can cure the pimples. Furthermore, it’s the easiest way and one can proceed with it anytime right? But it only degrades the situation and you are prone to be left with scars. Also, you can infect the pimples.
2) Washing your face every now and then?
Keeping your face clean of dust and impurities can definitely help. But keep a check that you are not over doing it as it will have an adverse effect on the contrary. Excess washing can lead to dry skin and create even severe problems. Also, it does matters which product you’re using while washing your face. Stay away from oil based face washes and creamy soaps.
3) Applying medicated topical creams?
Yes, they definitely works depending on the condition and the drug you’re using over it. It can offer relief but is not a complete cure. What about the new pimples?
4) Drinking lots of water?
Consumption of water is essential for all sort of bodily functions. But beware. Over drinking of water even though you don’t feel the need can lead to severe medical conditions. If you consult doctors, they will only ask you to consume a fair amount and not over do the process.
The idea behind sharing all these methods is to move the spotlight on the things one goes through due to pimples. I have just shared four methods and you must be knowing that there are plenty more treatments that are suggested by your peers or relatives or even your neighbors. Ayurvedic products, home-made face packs, herbal applications, medicines, topical creams and what not. Most of the things are usually a waste of time.
Ultimately, all of this lowers your confidence. People look at you like you are suffering from a serious disease. You fear facing new people. You lose your confidence to talk in a group. All you think is what other people are thinking looking at your pimpled face. It’s difficult to approach strangers and some people cross the limits when they treat you like an untouchable. You never look good in the pictures and you spend your time with image editing tools.
So what’s the ultimate solution? First of all, bring back your confidence. Pimples are common and you don’t need to look down upon yourself. You did not choose them and you’re not the only one with them. People are facing so much worse issues in life and they don’t whine like you do. Keep a check on your diet if you want to see an improvement. Too much oily food can be dangerous for your condition. A little sacrifice and you will see wonders. Drink the appropriate amount of water. It helps in regulating the toxins inside the body. Like I have mentioned above as well, do not over drink. Keep your face clean. Don’t use oily creams on your face. Try to keep your face dry. Keep tissues with you if you have an oily skin. Cleanse your face before you go to sleep and wash it with a good face wash twice a day. If you feel a need to wash more, you can just splash clean water and wipe your face.
While talking about the cleaning, I would like to share my personal experience with Garnier PureActive Neem Face Wash. Like I have told you that I too have a pimple prone skin, I have tried many a products. I would not blindly praise the product but I have been using it for a few weeks now and it’s good. It helps in the cleansing of the face without being harsh on the skin. I have an oily skin and gently removes all the oil without making the skin dry. Frankly, most of the oil control face washes makes your skin extremely dry, but this one leaves your skin soft and supple. With neem as its main ingredient, it has antibiotic properties which is good for pimples. Neem has been known and suggested for the same.
If you don’t believe me, you can simply try it yourself by purchasing a small pack. You will know the difference.
Don’t let pimples control your life. Follow the simple things I have mentioned above and lift up your confidence again.
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