Are you having problems dealing with pimples? Does your Pimple hinders your personality? Are you ashamed of your pimple ridden scars? If the answer is Yes, then this site is just for you.
There are few things you should know before knowing how to get rid of Pimples.
What is a pimple?
A pimple is a small papule or pustule, inflammation of the skin and are caused when the sebaceous glands are infected with bacteria. These then become inflamed and are filled with pus because of our anti bodies fighting the infection.
The sebaceous glands are located in the base of our hair follicles. The sebaceous glands are the glands which secret oil, that is they lubricate the skin. These glands when get infected by bacteria cause pimples.
Types of pimples
Pimples are generally of six (6) types
- Whiteheads - also known as a closed comedo. These are very small and remain under the skin, appearing as a small, flesh-colored papules.
- Blackheads - also known as an open comedo. These are clearly visible; they are black and appear on the surface of the skin. Some people mistakenly believe they are caused by dirt, because of their color, and scrub their faces vigorously – this does not help and may irritate the skin and cause other problems.
- Papules - these are small, solid, rounded bumps that rise from the skin. The bumps are often pink.
- Pustules - these are pimples full of pus. They are clearly visible on the surface of the skin. The base is red and the pus is on the top.
- Nodules - these are morphologically similar (similar structure) to papules, but larger. They can be painful and are embedded deep in the skin.
- Cysts - these are clearly visible on the surface of the skin. They are filled with pus and are usually painful. Cysts commonly cause scars.
What causes a Pimple
Pimples are caused by the bacteria Propionibacterium acnes which when gets accumulated in the hair follicles multiplies quickly when the condition is right.
The sebaceous glands produces an oily secretion called sebum. This comes out from our root pores to provide lubrication to our skin. when there is a blockage in our skin root pore then this sebum starts getting accumulated in the root follicles. The blockage occurs due to various reasons mainly due to accumulation of dead skin. This sebum has a bacteria which is generally not harmful to humans but when the conditions are perfect this bacteria (Propionibacterium acnes) it multiplies rapidly feeding on the sebum which triggers our body’s immunity system to fight it. The pus which occurs in the pimple is the result of our body’s mechanism to contain the bacteria.
Now that we know how a pimple occurs, we can use this knowledge to minimise pimples occuring on our skin by following simple techniques.
choose your approach and remove those ugly pimples from your face once and for all!