Especially during puberty, but often afterwards, we are always plagued by annoying pimples. The blemishes can appear in many different places: the face, back, ear, butt or genital area. Read here what you can do to get rid of annoying pimples as quickly as possible. In addition, we give tips on which home remedies for pimples really help and what you can do to prevent blemishes.
Pimples: express or not?
In general, pimples should not be expressed better. Otherwise, bacteria can enter the wound and it can become inflamed. This can cause a scar to remain. Since many people feel uncomfortable with pimples on their face, pimples are often pressed around anyway. Then it is particularly important to pay attention to a careful hygiene in order to avoid an inflammation.
Before pressing the pimple, the face should be washed carefully and freed from make-up and dirt. It is best to wash your face with warm water, which will open your pores. It is even better to take a short steam bath with hot water or hot chamomile tea before expressing it. Also, thoroughly wash your hands before squeezing the pimple - this will help prevent infection.
Then disinfect a needle and use it to prick the pimple lightly. More suitable for expressing a comedone squeezer or a blackhead remover from the pharmacy. Now take a facial tissue or an antibacterial facial cleansing cloth and lightly press with your fingers to the side under the pimple. Stop as soon as a clear liquid or blood comes out. Then dab some antibacterial toner onto the treated area.
Pimples and blackheads
A pimple occurs when a pore clogged by sebum secreted by the sebaceous glands. Normally, this is transported through the hair channel to the skin surface, thus protecting the skin from dehydration and harmful environmental influences. However, if the sebaceous gland is clogged, sebum and dead skin cells accumulate in the pore. Mostly an increased sebum production, which is caused by an increased release of certain hormones, the trigger.
A closed pore, behind which sebum and dead skin cells collect, is called blackhead - or more precisely: a closed white head. As more and more sebum accumulates, the pressure eventually breaks the plug at the top of the channel and the sebum-hair mixture comes to the surface. This form of blackhead is referred to as an open blackhead because the mixture turns black in the air.
Blackheads occur especially during puberty when the sebaceous glands clog due to increased sebum production of the skin. They should not be expressed in any way, as otherwise bacteria can reach deeper layers of the skin and cause inflammation there. Often an abscess is the result of such inflammation.
A pimple occurs when a closed white head does not open. Then bacteria can settle in the skin-tallow mixture and attack the tissue. The body defends itself against the bacteria by trying to secrete them by pus. The accumulation of pus in the pore causes a pimple.
Pimples in the genital area and at the butt
Pimples often occur not only on the face and back, but also in unpleasant places such as in the genital area or on the butt. Pimples in the genital area are especially common after shaving. To prevent the formation of pimples in the genital area, you should always use shaving cream for shaving. Always remove the hair in the direction of growth. After shaving, carefully cream the affected areas with a care lotion to prevent the formation of pimples.
Just like in the genital area, pimples on the butt are extremely uncomfortable. Pimples can also form under the skin - so-called abscesses. Often, pimples on the buttocks are particularly uncomfortable because they are rubbed off while sitting and thus become inflamed. Pimples on the buttocks can be treated as well as on the other body parts. If the pimples cause you severe discomfort or are trapped under the skin, you should consult a dermatologist.