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A question about removing pimples from face

By October 2, 2015 - 3:28am
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Pimple has no permanent cure. How Should People With Acne Care for Their Skin?

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Thanks for sharing these useful tips.

October 2, 2015 - 9:25pm

Hello NikitaSharma,

Welcome to the EmpowHER community.

Acne occurs when the pores of the skin become clogged, inflamed, and sometimes infected.
Acne starts in the skin's sebaceous glands. These glands secrete an oily substance called sebum. The sebum normally travels through a tiny hair follicle from the gland to the skin's surface. Sometimes the sebum becomes trapped, mixing with dead skin cells and bacteria.

It can be difficult to prevent acne from occurring, because it can be difficult to control the factors that cause it. But there are some things you can do to keep your acne from getting worse:

Gently wash your face with mild soap and warm water twice a day (no more than twice) to remove excess oil. Scrubbing or washing too often can make acne worse.
When washing your face:
Use your hands rather than a washcloth
Use mild soap rather than a harsh acne cleanser
Allow your face to thoroughly dry before applying any topical preparations
Don't pick at or squeeze blemishes.


October 2, 2015 - 8:18am
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