We've all had some at one time or another. They are an unfortunate but common experience that is just part of being a human living in the 21st century. There are as many known causes of pimples as there are people who suffer from them -- the best way to find your trigger is with simple lifestyle experimentation. Modify your life habits in small, incremental steps until you find the things that have a direct effect on your breakouts. Medication and commercial acne-remedies can be life-saving in an emergency, but it's a good idea to focus your treatment on the underlying causes of your pimples instead of the symptom itself as your skin will often adapt to whichever remedy you habitually use leading to dependence (meaning even worse breakouts if you stop using it.).
Following are some simple and effective lifestyle changes that can help your get rid of pimples:
1. Switch from oil-based makeup to water-based makeup. In case you didn't guess, the oil in many makeup products can clog your pores and lead to pimples.
2. Wash all of your makeup off every night before retiring. During sleep your skin excretes oil, if you're still wearing your makeup this can mean pimple-causing clogged pores.
3. Switch your product choices. Experiment with different kinds of soaps, shampoos, lotions, sunscreens -- anything you use on pimple-prone areas.
4. Stop washing your face so much! Once or twice a day should be enough; any more and your skin will start producing extra oil to replace what is lost with every washing. This means that if you stop washing your face as much you will become over-oily.
5. Eliminate anything that stays in contact with your skin. Another common cause of breakouts is tight clothing. The brim of a hat or waist band can halt your skin's natural cleansing processes and lead to more pimples.
6. Experiment with your exposure to the sun. Some people find that a little more sun helps clear up their skin tremendously -- others find it makes acne worse. Experiment both with your level of exposure and with the use of different sunscreens.
7. Diet modification. There's a ton of controversy over the idea that certain foods can cause a pimply breakout. Doctor's tell us the studies show that diet is unrelated, but many people vehemently oppose this idea based on personal experience. Don't listen to either of them. Experiment with your food choices and make the decision for yourself.Pimples
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