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How to Fight Pimples in Natural Way

Updated on April 22, 2015

Having pimples can be the cause of one's losing self-confidence. Many have tried different anti-pimple creams that exacerbate the problem. Why not take a look at the cause (foods, drinks, make-up, etc.), and start from there to get to solution? Address the cause rather than relying on the treatment readily available in drug stores.

According to Wikipedia: A pimple is a kind of acne, and one of the many results of excess oil clogging the pores. Some of the varieties are pustules or papules.Pimples can be treated by various acne medications prescribed by a dermatologist, or purchased at a drug store with a wide variety of treatments.

Inside the pore are sebaceous glands which produce sebum. When the outer layers of skin shed (as they do continuously), the dead skin cells left behind may become 'glued' together by the sebum. This causes the blockage in the pore, especially when the skin becomes thicker at puberty. The sebaceous glands produce more sebum which builds up behind the blockage, and this sebum harbours various bacteria including the species Propionibacterium acnes, causing infection and inflammation.

Ways to fight pimples in a natural way

  • Wash your face with soap and water once or twice a day. Avoid perfumed or scented soaps, and stay away from harsh deodorant soaps. These can strip your face of valuable oils that actually protect your skin, and it could lead to more pimples. Instead, use a mild anti-bacterial soap that will cleanse your skin without damaging it. Clean your skin gently. Scrubbing or hard rubbing might just spread the problem.

  • Use as little makeup as possible. Using too much foundation or base often clogs the pores in your skin, leading to clogged oil glands and pimples. Try using a water-based makeup (rather than oil-based), and apply as thin a layer as you can to allow your skin to breathe. And be sure to wash off the makeup each evening with soap and water.
  • Don’t pick at your pimples. This doesn’t help them clear up any faster, and it could lead to scarring that wouldn’t have occurred otherwise.
  • Don’t rest your chin, neck or face on your arms or in your hands while you watch TV, read or study.
  • Avoid foods and drinks that seem to trigger your outbreaks (chocolate and caffeine).
  • Drink lots of water – up to eight glasses a day. The extra liquid helps to “flush out” your system and helps prevent pimple formation. Drinking lots of water helps keep your skin (and your hair, nails and intestines) healthy.

  • Some people think that a little bit of sunshine helps clear up their skin. However, dermatologists warn against the harmful effects of the sun and remind you that sun and heat can increase the amount of oil your skin produces.
  • If you are taking birth control pills or hormones, ask your doctor if your brand might cause acne as a side effect. If so, ask him if you can switch brands.
  • If your monthly period seems to trigger an acne outbreak, try to just suffer through it. There really is no smart way to adjust your hormone levels, which are triggering the outbreak. Just drink lots of water during that time and keep your skin as clean as possible to reduce your risk.
  • If you take medications (especially medicines for epilepsy or tuberculosis), ask your doctor or pharmacist if acne is a side effect of any of your medicines. If so, ask your doctor if there is another kind of drug you can take that doesn’t have that side effect.
  • Try using one of the several over-the-counter anti-acne creams. These contain ingredients such as benzoyl peroxide, sulfur or salicylic acid that are helpful in reducing acne flare-ups.
  • Try to avoid stressful situations that might trigger your acne outbreaks. If you can’t avoid the situations, begin practicing stress-relief measures (like exercising, listening to quiet music, reading a good book or prayer). Dealing with stress and anxiety before it becomes serious can often help you avoid a stress-induced acne flare-up.
  • If you have serious, disfiguring acne, you need to see a dermatologist. Taking medicine to improve your skin’s condition can help you avoid scarring.


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    7 years ago

    Tnx for that.. Hope it'll work.. :))

  • beth811 profile imageAUTHOR


    8 years ago from Pearl of the Orient Seas

    Marci, thanks for the additional information, very much appreciated. Your input fits to be a hub. I hope they'll get to read your comment here and email you.

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    8 years ago

    Over the three long years of having a really messed up face, I slowly learned how to fight my pimples, now my face is as clean as my asscheek. These are MY personal discoveries, it might not work perfectly for everyone, but I feel I should share it with the world to help teens all around cause I know how terrible it can be.

    So here’s my conclusion: the three factors that affect pimples: What you consume (food, drink etc)(30%), stress (40%), and external factors. (30%)

    1) What you consume: There are indeed certain edibles and drinks that give you bad pimples. Three important things you have to reduce: fat, sugar and chocolate. I strongly recommend you to stop drinking ANYTHING but water and maybe milk. Coke is probably the worst thing you can drink when it comes to pimples. Drink only water for a week and you’ll have an immediate response from your face. As for eating, fast food will trigger your zips the worst. Specially Mcdonalds. Try not to consume too much fat. As for chocolate, just forget about it… Including nutella. You can have it later when you're not a little shit teenager. Alcohol is also very bad for your skin, but I guess quitting sugar drinks is easier than quitting partying.

    2) Stress: I found that this is the factor that affects my skin the most. Try to think positive, and enjoy the little things. A tip: try to go to bed with only positive thoughts. If you’re feeling low, analyze yourself and figure out what’s bothering you. Having sex and socializing a lot will kill your stress. I found that smoking some hash once in a while has a miraculous effect on my pimples. (Altough smoke is very very bad for your skin)

    3) External factors: This is basically how you treat your skin physically. A few tips:

    - Don’t EVER touch your face, the less you mess around with it the better it will get. Don’t bother your pimples, only kill them when they’re ‘ready’

    - Don’t smoke too much, smoke is very bad for your skin.

    - Don’t wash your face every day, just let the water in the shower clean it on itself

    - FORGET ABOUT CREAMS! This is very important: Don’t use any of those shitty creams that are supposed to fight your pimples. They will just make it worse in long term.

    - Don’t put any shampoo, soap, or shower gel on your face, just leave it alone! As I said, just put it under the water in the shower for a while.

    - Change your pillow frequently.

    - Don’t EVER dry your face with a towel, always use tissue paper or toilet paper.

    - When you sweat, don’t rob your face in your shirt, go and clean it with some toilet paper.

    - Don’t shave if there’s a pimple under the moustache, beard, etc.

    - Get an air-cleaner/ionizer in your room.

    If you strictly follow these steps, there will be a significant change. But you gotta stick to them! Ask yourself: Do I want to get laid any soon? If so, FIGHT YOUR PIMPLES, THEY ARE NOT GOING AWAY ON THEIR OWN!

    I Hope I helped a lot of you!

    Best of luck, mail me your feedback, I wanna know if it worked!

  • beth811 profile imageAUTHOR


    8 years ago from Pearl of the Orient Seas

    @ Morgan - Thanks for reading and commenting. Thanks also for the input, appreciated it much.

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    Morgan D 

    8 years ago

    Thank you for the information! I am having somebreak outs ( biggest around my hairline) for another tip you should put that if you have bangs keep them off your face because it can cause irratation on your skin!

  • beth811 profile imageAUTHOR


    9 years ago from Pearl of the Orient Seas

    You are welcome, Waren.

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    Waren E 

    9 years ago from HAS LEFT THE BUILDING............

    Thanks for this informative hub,beth811!


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