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The pimple : Causes and remedies

The pimple and acne

pimpleIn Italy, acne affects more than 30 % of those aged between 14 and 19 years, due to increased secretion of androgens. The male tends to be affected more frequently. Acne is a skin disease not hereditary, but there are predisposing factors, both genetic and ethnic type. In Caucasians, acne affects one-third of the subjects, while more rarely occurs in individuals of black leather and in the East. The appearance of pimples tends to be a disorder linked to the period of puberty but can persist into adulthood, up to 30-40 years.


The inflammatory dermatosis begins with the appearance of so-called blackheads that progressively give rise to inflammatory manifestations such as papules or pustules filled with pus. The blackheads, or comedones, occur after the expansion follicular infundibulum, which prevents the regular outflow of excess sebum, bacteria and dead cells. The follicles become blocked and therefore become irritated, resulting in the appearance of the pimple or boil.
The formation of pustules , papules or cysts in women aged between 20 and 25 years of age, can occur at the menstrual cycle or be determined by drugs .


Where do you fit the pimple

96% of cases of acne occurs on the face. Other parts of the body particularly prone to the appearance of the pimple in addition to the face are also the neck, shoulders, butt, arms, legs and chest and back, especially in old age.


Causes of pimple

For more than 80 % of the subjects acne is a genetic issue, but the appearance of inflamed papules or pustules filled with pus is often determined or facilitated by other factors, including the lack of rest and stress, which go to increase the level of cortisol, which stimulates the onset of pimples.
Climate change, seasonal changes and feeding can affect the appearance of our skin. Substances such as caffeine, peanuts, sugar and soy favor the appearance of the pimple. It is advisable to consume almond milk rather than cow's milk, and drink plenty of water.


Hygiene and cleaning are equally important. To prevent the formation of pimples and blackheads, it is essential to cleanse your face thoroughly in the morning and in the evening , especially for women, it is essential that the tools for the application of make-up, such as brushes, cloths and sponges, are always perfectly clean. The make-up brushes are a veritable repository of bacteria and, if not properly washed, transfer everything on the face, as well as towels, washcloths and pillowcases. It is recommended to change the pillowcases, bed linen and towels once a week and wash everything in the washing machine at high temperatures. Once a week, it is equally important to thoroughly clean the screen of the smartphone and the phone with a cotton swab dipped in alcohol to remove bacteria.
It is also essential to choose cosmetic products free of comedogenic ingredients, which may clog the pores of the skin. Always carefully read the labels of beauty products that you buy and have always been very careful about what you going to apply on the face.


Anti-pimple remedies and prevention

To prevent and combat the appearance of giants pimples and blackheads, regular facial cleaning, accurate and deep is essential, regardless of skin type. It is advisable to use soaps and skin care non-irritating, preferably with aloe vera or witch hazel. However, if you overdo the cleansing or exfoliation of the epidermis, the skin may become irritated, going to have the opposite effect and triggering the appearance of additional blemishes. Cleanse your face and neck morning and evening is enough, avoiding alcohol-based preparations.
For optimal cleansing of the face, it is advisable to apply a small amount of cleanser into the palm of your hand and gently massage your face starting from the neck and working in a circular motion until the front, not to mention the hairline, where they tend to accumulate many bacteria. Dip a soft cloth in hot water, wring it out and remove the cleanser from your face. Rinse your face with fresh water and completed the daily routine with the application of a gentle tonic and a thin layer of moisturizer.
Many natural substances are able, already in the process of cleansing, to act effectively on pimples, such as burdock, especially ideal for oily skins, which cleanses the skin and regulates the production of sebum, the essential oil of lavender, with antiseptic properties, coconut and avocado which have a major restorative and nourishing action on the skin.
Once a week you may also make a scrub to remove dead skin cells and promote skin regeneration. A good facial scrub is made with lemon juice and sugar, ingredients that you will almost certainly already available in the kitchen. Dampen your face with warm water, then soaked a cotton pad with the lemon juice. Apply a couple of pinches of sugar on the diskette and go to massage your face with circular motions, without making excessive pressure. Start at the chin and proceed to the front, concentrating in the areas of the face where the skin tends to become oilier, as the sides of the nose. Massaged for at least two minutes, then rinse, pat your face and apply a small amount of moisturizer.