I’ve got a Pimple how do I get rid of it?

A pimple is a small spot, pustule or eruption.
They are inflammations on the skin

They happen when your sebaceous glands which are oil get infected with bacteria. This fills them with liquids.

A lady posted on my Facebook page that she had a pimple on her forehead and how could she get rid of it. Rather than send her a link to my Breakouts article I thought I would do a bit more research to see if we had got any further scientifically in getting rid of spots, zits or pimples that appear right in the middle of our face normally on a special occasion.

Why do we get spots when we really don’t want them? Could it be that our stress levels change? Or that excitement or nervousness changes our metabolism? (Just a thought).

There seems to be no magical new scientific answers in helping us out but I am afraid the answer is the same as the common cold. We just have to get on with it and use our own tried and tested remedies.

According to Medical Today there are different types of pimple and they have different signs and symptoms.

  • Whiteheads are very small and remain under the skin
  • Blackheads are clearly visible as they are black and appear on the surface of the skin.
  • Papules are small solid rounded bumps that rise from the skin they are often pink.
  • Pustules are pimples full of pus. They are really visible. The base is red and the pus is on the top.
  • Nodules these are similar to papules but larger. They can be painful and are embedded deep in the skin.

So nothing new there then!

Best advice is to leave it alone and let it heal by itself but it is virtually impossible to leave all eruptions alone and we all scratch and squeeze. If you are going to squeeze it you can get it professionally done but if you do it yourself please put an antiseptic on to kill the bacteria that is in the spot or on your hands.. I find that when I squeeze anything and force the liquid out if I spray perfume on immediately it heals more quickly. Surgical spirit works for me too. That is what I do and not what I advise.

The proper advice from www.acne.org is:

Disinfect a needle with rubbing alcohol. (In the old days we would light a match and sterilise the needle under the flame for getting splinters out of the skin).
Then gently prick the pimple’s surface.
Take two tissues and wrap each of your index fingers with them.
Squeeze from the sides using a down and in motion (I say that I’m not too sure about that).
If the pimple is ready it will pop and you must stop if clear fluid comes out.
Stop looking at it because if you keep aggravating it before it is ready to be popped it will cause more irritation can increase the chance of scarring.

I find with all skin eruptions if clear fluid comes out it is not healed. When blood comes out then it starts to heal up. These are my thoughts and I am sure any medical practitioner will agree with me.

Most of you should have found your own ways to deal with all breakouts and pimples so please let me know what you find successful.

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