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Health-Conscious Series #8 - How to avoid Pimples

Updated on April 24, 2012

My pimple days are not over yet. Ever since in high school, I've been bombarded by those itchy, little or big eruptions on my face, neck, back and chest. I cannot avoid pinching it to ease irritation which was wrong, according to the local dermatologist whom I befriended later.

She already gave me pointers in order to avoid having pimples. Maintaining personal hygiene and balanced diet are two of it.

The reasons why most of the teens (like me, before) are bombarded with pimples are:

  1. eating fatty foods, as in fast food dishes (potato fries, fried chicken, etc.);
  2. sleeping late at night, due to hanging out with friends;
  3. having crushes or first love, triggering glands in the body that can cause skin eruptions (that we'll deal later);
  4. being exposed to dirty surrounding, due to pollution.
  5. over-secretion of sebaceous glands producing sebum twill create skin blockade- a prelude to a pimple world.

Occasionally, I've been triggered by this disturbance.

As shared by my cousin, who's a nursing graduate, he also used to prick his pimples with proper instruments, not with bare hands. Although, he doesn't recommend his personal regimen, most victims are also doing it, in a bad way, triggering pimples to become a severe version of acne.

Ance Vulgaris -courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Ance Vulgaris -courtesy of Wikimedia Commons | Source

Pimple spots are: face, back or the entire torso or our body.

Nose (All photos by Travel Man)
Nose (All photos by Travel Man)

Each person has different kinds of skin texture, minus the regard for skin tone or color. Skins will vary from soft to rough ones, that's why we need lotion to soften parts of our skin that is hard or rough to the touch.

Vulnerable parts are the soft ones, where pimples sprout.

To control or totally eradicate it, here's my personal regimen in order to control pimples from populating on my face, neck, back and chest.

  1. Take a bath regularly. This is the prime solution for that; with the use of hypoallergenic soap. Harsh commercial soaps can damage the skin and can trigger the rise of pimple.
  2. Avoid oily, fatty foods. Proper cooking of food and choosing the fresh and right food will control pimple build-up.
  3. The use of facial wash is also recommended for oil control. It is commercially available; those facial wash products for men and women. It's also good to be vain from time to time. Clean-looking face is always appealing to look at.
  4. Always drink 8-10 glasses of water everyday. It can be fruit juices, mineral water and applicable refreshing liquids (not those drinks with hydro-carbonate content).
  5. Always sleep 6 to 8 hours. It will help rejuvenate our body cells. But before sleeping, you should always wash your face to avoid skin build-up (dead skin cells that can block skin pores) that can create pimplelandia.
  6. Avoid vices, such as: smoking and drinking hard liquors.

If I had forgotten something, feel free to add your personal regimen on my list.

(With writings and personal opinion from travel_man1971 aka Ireno A. Alcala. April 24, 2012)


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      Ireno Alcala 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @Rosalinem: Before I used to scrub my face whenever I am taking a bath. It just made my pimples worsen.

      Occasionally, I've been experiencing 'pimple-prickin' day'. I hated the itchy part.

      But I'm taking my personal hygiene seriously these days. It's better to have healthy, better living than suffer such nuisance everyday.

      BTW, thanks for gracing my hub. :D

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      Rosalinem 6 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      All these points are very good. using a face scrub actually makes the pimples worse. Voted up and useful.