Did you know that even adults get zits? And that means skin bumps. Ugh. Pimples can be a real pain in the face (and other parts of your body). But there’s good news since bumps are not permanent, and there are steps you can take to minimize their appearance.
The first pimple usually appears around age 13, but it can happen at any age. In some people, the tendency to develop acne is inherited, if your parents struggled with pimples as teenagers or adult, you’re more likely to as well.
Adult pimples are often due to stress, poor hygiene, changes in hormones and genetics. These tips will help you get rid of those nasty red bumps once and forEND.
Change your diet: ditch the carbs, eat more vegetables and lean proteins
We often forget that what you put into your body, can directly affect how your skin looks. Healthy eating is not only essential to keep your body strong, but also your skin.
A diet high in sugar and refined carbohydrates can actually make acne worse. A diet high in sugar and refined carbohydrates can actually make acne worse.
Dairy products, chocolate, nuts, seeds and legumes can also cause breakouts in some. A diet low in these foods is recommended. Foods that are rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and omega 3 fatty acids can have a positive effect on the skin.
Vegetables and fruits are especially beneficial, as they contain vitamins A, C and E, as well as other antioxidants that help reduce inflammation. Lean proteins like fish, eggs and soybeans can also help to reduce the occurrence of acne.
Omega 3 fatty acids found in these foods help the body to produce less sebum (the oil that clogs up pores and causes acne).
Stress management and exercise
Stress is one of the factors that can contribute to acne. Acne can be caused by excessive secretion of androgens, which is the hormone that triggers the sebaceous glands (responsible for secreting oil) in the skin.
Exercising is essential for skin health: Studies show that people who engage in physical activity have less acne breakouts than those who don’t.
When we feel stressed, our body releases high levels of cortisol. This hormone causes an increase in facial oil production and can trigger breakouts.
When you exercise, you naturally decrease your stress levels. When you manage your stress, you have a better chance of reducing your acne breakouts.
Don’t pick or squeeze pimples!
While it’s tempting to squeeze that bump to get rid of it faster, it will only make matters worse. Squeezing, picking and applying pressure on a pimple can cause the contents of the pimple to spread and make the bump bigger.
It can also lead to an infection. Try to resist the urge to pick or squeeze pimples. When you have an acne breakout, it’s tempting to pick or squeeze the pimples, but this will only make matters worse.
Squeezing, picking and applying pressure on a pimple can cause the contents of the pimple to spread and make the bump bigger. It can also lead to an infection. A better option is using a spot treatment that contains salicylic acid or sulfur.
Stop using harsh soaps
Many people think that the best way to get rid of acne is to scrub their face with a harsh soap.
But this can actually make your acne worse! When you scrub your skin too hard, you can make the pores larger, which leads to more pimples.
Harsh soaps can also strip the skin of its natural oils, which can lead to an overproduction of oil (leading to acne breakouts).
Find a gentle cleanser that’s pH-balanced for your skin type. Be careful to avoid cleansers with alcohol or menthol, which can dry the skin.
Try natural remedies (turmeric, lemon and sandalwood)
Add these ingredients to your diet to get rid of acne fast. Turmeric: This yellow spice is loaded with anti-inflammatory properties.
Studies show that turmeric can reduce the severity of acne when taken daily as part of a skin care regimen. Lemon: This citrus fruit is an amazing detoxifier.
It helps fight acne-causing bacteria while also reducing oil production. Drinking a cup of lemon water every morning is a great way to get your daily dose of lemon. Sandalwood: This incandescent wood is a known anti-inflammatory and antiseptic.
Sandalwood can work as an astringent, tightening pores, and helping to remove excess oil and impurities. You can make a face mask out of sandalwood powder and apply it to your face. Or you can boil a few pieces of sandalwood in water and use the water to wash your face.
Bumps on the face can be very annoying. While pimples are not a sign of uncleanliness, they can make you feel self-conscious. Luckily, there are things you can do to get rid of bumps on your face. Follow these tips to reduce your acne breakouts. You’ll look and feel better, and have more confidence when in public. END.