What causes pimples?

Most of the people face skin problems between the ages 12 to 25 and one of the most common problems is “pimples”. Very rare a new born baby can develop pimple between the age of three to twenty four months and also very few people between the ages of 25 to 40 continue to develop pimple. It usually occurs on the face, chest, neck, arms and back.


1) hormonal change
Usually pimples occur due to the hormonal changes in the adolescence and in young women during their period or when they are about to start their menstrual cycle. These hormones bring some changes in the body appearances. Some men and women are sensitive to testosterone (a type of hormone) which causes the sebaceous glands to produce more oil than in normal conditions. Oil gets clogged in the skin pores which cause whiteheads or blackheads. When the bacteria start growing inside these blackheads and whiteheads they turn to pimples.
Pimples cause inflammation and irritation which ruptures the walls of oil glands causing more pimples on the skin because bacteria and oil is spilled out while during the normal conditions the oil smoothly comes out of the skin pores which help the skin to maintain its moisture. Some women get pimples during the menopause because of hormonal changes.

Pimples can be caused if you do not take healthy and nutritious diet like fresh fruits and vegetables, grains etc. they are also caused due to excessive intake of denatured flour, eggs, white sugar, meat etc. Chips chocolates and pizza make them worse. So to avoid pimples avoid wrong food habits and go for natural diet consisting of minimum processed foods. Wrong food habits can cause constipation which can further cause pimples. Zinc supplements and b-complex help the skin to fight against pimples.

Some hair products, cosmetics, cream and dusty workplace makes your skin very oily. To avoid oily skin avoid using oily cosmetics or use antibacterial non-oily face wash. Also wash your face at least twice a day with mild soap or non oily face wash. This is to get id of dirt and oil from pores, try to use natural facial creams for your face.

Some people say that emotional stress is also a reason to aggravate the inflammation because during stress some chemicals are released in our body.

Some type of pimples can be caused due to some medications like anti-epileptic drugs, anti tuberculosis, corticosteroids and birth control pills.

Pimples occur on upper arms are because of dead dry skin enters the pore and clog it forming a red bump. Dry skin is caused on the upper arms because they are generally neglected.

Some people take less water than the required amount. This causes dryness on the skin which further leads to pimples. So drink plenty of water to avoid many skin diseases.

Some people believe that sun bath can clear up pimples but this is not true instead it makes the upper layer of skin thicker which can cause more clogging of pores.

Pimples on the scalp are caused due to allergic reactions of shampoo conditioners or other hair products. Unclean brushes spread the dirt all over the scalp which can also cause pimples on the scalp. You must consult a dermatologist for better or medicated shampoo and conditioner.

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