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How Do You Care for Your Pimples?

Pimples, to some are an embarrassment. To prevent and care for it when it strikes is very paramount.

So, how do we prevent it or care for it when it strikes? What are the causes of Pimples?

Many of us have these pimples and they will gain if you contribute meaningfully to this topic.

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I find that standard soaps don't work all that well because they are actually more of a detergent than a traditional soap. I started making my own soap and my skin is much better now. At first I had trouble finding all of the materials that I needed to do that but then I came across a place that sells all the soap making supplies that I could ever ask for and I make my own luxury soaps now. They even sell all sorts of lovely scents if I want to make scented bars too. Anyway, it's turned out to be a great resource and it's a fun hobby that I enjoy now. My skin is enjoying it too.

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Good for you, good for me too cause noxema has been working like magic on ma face,cept for a little spot on my cheek am clean.

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When i srted using Royalux I said d same tin that --it does not wrk but sm1 told me 2 Continue & it's doin a WONDA

b4 U slp rmber 2 rub POP on ur face

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if you have oily skin then use an exfoliating cleasner and a toner and a lotion, if yu have normal to dry skin, then use a nice foaming cleasner, a toner and a lotion, it sounds like a lot but its an effective way to clear blemishes and keep your pores clean

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my experience with pimples is a very annoying one. when they are there they dont just pop out like one on my forehead,one on my cheek.

NO they are smart. they form circles,straight lines,number 6, and the most recent one,i had 3 on my left cheek and 3 on my right.

my sis said i looked like a cat with the whiskers pulled out.

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mary kay blemish contro toner will do the magic,just yry it.it works like magic!

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this is a Godsent thread, cos i have got geapz of pimples

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lol! u be native Dr. ?

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U can also use d mentholated dusting powder cos it makes ur face smooth. Always say to pimples 'as u come, na so u go Go!'

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it's basically a puberty thing. D problem is that most of us r never patient and those cleansers are just controllers not cure. Endeavor to wash ur face every night b4 sleeping and it's advisable 2 use BLACK SOAP OR 'GHANA SOAP', d combination of d ingredients r effective.It's been discovered dt g.nuts don't really matter but when u eat something dt makes ur pimple worse,temporarily stop d consumption

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Pimples, Acne, all that stuff, let me tell you guys something you need to know first

YES it can be controlled, extensively to the point where it might loook like its cured.

first of all, GOOD NEWS , your diet has nothing to do with how much acne is developed in ur skin, acne is developed by bacteria from inside the skin, meaning particles left settling on ur skin are 100% more likely to cause bacteria than ur oily diet (**there's no scientific proof that fatty food develoips acne, it's still a myth***)

2nd, acne lotion treatment varies from person to person, meaning, person A might not react as much as person B does to proactiv , so treatments like that might not be very universal, however, its good practice to follow the precautions given by these solutions, such as washing ur face regularly, and keeping ur hands away from ur face(folks in naija most especially), do not rub ur hands on ur face (bacteria is easily attached to ur hands from different things u touch everyday)

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3rd, DRINK LOTS OF WATER, it is better to go to the toilet every 10 minutes than to be embarrassed for 3 days cus of one huge ball on ur forehead, water dillutes ur system, cant tell u how much it does cus i'm not a dermatologist, but i know it helps in reducing the bacteria inside ur body, which is good for u

4, try to keep ur face DRY, for ppl in naija, use "OXY10", follow the proper directions and use it appropriately, i will advise u start with a very strong one then go down the ladder if excess dryness of the skin occurs, this is becos, if u dont see an improvment from this, then u might wanna start searching for other causes of ur breakout, becos acne/pimples might not be wats wrong with u (u might wana start researching herpes or some other skin disease)

5, STRESS, believe it or not, stress plays a major part of breaking out, it has soemthing to do with ur hormones, like i said earlier i'm not a doctor, so i cant give u much detail about this, but i wil tell u for sure that stress develops acne breakouts, so u wanna stay away from stress in all ways, stay away from pressure, wahala, get enuff sleep (adults - about 8 hrs a day) and rest, try to eat healthy also.

6, CLEANLINESS, i know its hard to stay away from a dsty environment in naija, but try as much as possible not to apply dirt of any kind to the face, this goes as little as touching a seat in a wooden seat in a danfo bus and then using that same finger to scratch ur face, these are little things that products like proactiv, shirley bleaching cream will not tell u, becos once they enlightne u about this, they know their products will not be of any much help

7, last but no the least, this is actually the most important and beneficial to folks in naija most especially, ANTIBIOTICS, get on a dose of antibiotics, do not just take one dose in a week and think its gonna clear up, u need to stay on a regular dose and take em regularly like they are on prescription, NAIJA folks might get this easily, but if u are in the US/UK?overseas, u might have to visit a dermatologist and get prescription, trust me, u dont need to tell them, they know to put u on antibiotics, if u think im bullshitting u

8, u might wana get some very good facial wash, dudu osun should do, if not, some kind of neutrogena shoud work, wash ur face twice a day

if u follow these 8 steps im sure ur face shud clear up in no time, if not, there might be some other problem with u besides acne, so u might wana look into that also, it is quite expensive to take care of ur acne treatment, but trust me, after goin thru all of this, i will tell u that i have never regretted any one of these steps i took, it has helped me become more confident, more comfortable and YES, i have gotten more girls than i used to, HAHA, girls want to see a confident man, and acne was the barrier btw me and that, send me a PM if u have any questions, good luck guys

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I'm glad i don't have it but i believe pimples can actually be cleared totally.

i may not know how but every damn problem has a bloody solution

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Been there done that, just make sure you keep the face clean, every time, I rarely touch my face with my bare palm, i believe its dirty.

I have an oily face though but make sure you keep a clean face, pimples will find their way out!!

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Pro- Active is da Bomb, its just $35.99 +$5 shipping, its very good

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It depends on the kind of person. I have a very very oily face [in fact I use a bandanna a day instead of a hanky] but I rarely get pimples. When I do they're massive and appear on very annoying spots [around and on my nose and under my chin so I can't shave]. I wash my face a lot -- maybe that's why I've stayed pimple-free through most of my adolescence.

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using the un - cooked egg, is it use it to wash the face or what?

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Seun was so right.Pimples can also be as a result of puberty.

The best way to keep them off is wash your face with clean water at least twice a day.In the morning,and in the evening before you go to bed.As for peanuts,I think it is an individual yhing cos I eat lots of them yet my face is still as a bottle.I only see one pimple on my forehead once a month-when I am seeing my period,and it disappears one day after.

Just keep your face clean always.

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i am telling you guys, i have the worst pimples ever. it started alittle when i was in SS2 in ibadan.

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When I don't drink enough water, It's almost as if the toxics start to build up in my body and then i have an outbreak. So again water is the most natural and best cleansing agent for the body.

Any other cosmetic products should be temporary (no matter how well they work). I say temporary because what happens is that your body becomes immune to it or addicted to it, till the point of you having to use it all of the time and when you don't use it you will have an out break.

Kind of like the water but the difference is that water is natural and very, very good for your entire body. 

Another remedy I used for my oily skin was an Oatmeal mix. I used natural oatmeal mixed with water on my face. let it dry and tightend my skin the washed it away. It felt smooth.

Avocado works on the skin. tightens and moisturize the skin.

UN-cooked eggs. tightens the skin.

Natural UN-fertalized Mud works really well.

there are many natural remedies that work very well, it may take longer but they work.

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Pure water is the best cleanser for the human body system. Drinking enough water will definatly help your skin retain good natural moisture and health. It will clean the toxics out of your body with a combination for good eating, workout, rest and proper care of your spirit.

Water is so amazing, it covers so many area's.

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If u don't use cleanser, how are you gonna stop them?@seun

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Use either PRO ACTIV or CLINIQUE

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Usually people who get pimples have very sensitive skin.

My skin is so sensitive that I can only use natural products, which is best anyways.

All of the animal fat's, artifical coloring and smells and perservatives are destroying our skin and stripping away the bodies nautral oils.

I would not advise using soap on the face and private area's.

Be as natural as you can be and drink plently of water.

As a teenage I used to have pimple so bad I used to get called 21 Bump street. My face looked as if I had a rash.

It went away when I was about 22 as someone said before, but it does re=appear at times when I don't drink enough water.

When the outbreak gets Bad I use Neutragena face wash to help fight the ance, then back to water to keep it under control.

1) Wash your face with pure water warm enough to open the pours on your face.

2) Wash you face again with cold enough water to close the pours on your face.

I mean the pours won't close completly, but just enough to protect your skin.

If all fails, go to see a dermatologist, They specialize in this area.

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By cleaning your face with facial cleaser.

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by not wearing too much makeup and washing your face regularly; i can not stand women that wear so much makeup.

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Wash your face regularly, esp at bed time. Don't oil your face unless you must moisturize,

watch your diet and try to cut down on your fat intake. Drink lots of water, eat fruits and veggies. Try using a mild cleanser, like Johnsons' cleanser.

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Ok, I think we have a consensus here: (1) don't touch them (2) avoid fatty foods like peanuts (3) keep your face clean with soft soap and face cleanser (4) don't touch, press or burst them or use any strange chemicals on your face. Thanks aloib!

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peanuts!!!!!!!!!!!, thats mainly the cause. i had pimples wn i was in naija. but wen i got to philippines and i didnt get peanuts to eat agin, i think they dissappeared. but if u ave pimples, get a good face cleanser, stop eating peanuts and dont ever touch them. wen u touch or burst, they leave scars on ur face.

i also used some filipino facial wash and its been effective, forn now i`m pimples free.

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PRO ACTIV[img] IS THE FINAL SOLUTION

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hmm God blessed my face, I dont have pimples, only had acne. But one thing that worked for my younger brother is just avoiding oily snacks (peanuts etc) and using face washers at night, and keeping his face always clean.

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But not in every "case" and not care above

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As for the breakouts. Dab a drop of ATZEN Sp Gel. It'll dry off without any spot/trace.

As for cure: Lyphobiology and microdermabrassion treatment gets rid of acne.

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I have one annoying one right in the middle of my forehead and it's sooooooo embarrassing. Anyways, i'd just use a bit of facials and in 2-3 days it would dissappear. I only get them like one or 2 a month.

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Cause - pores blocked wit dirt

Treatment - keep pores open and clean (use cleansers)

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