September 30, 2009

Natural Remedies for Head Pimples

Posted in Category : Common Ailments

Pimples are probably one of the most feared conditions among teenagers today. The fact that the timing of a pimple eruption seems to be so perfectly timed so as to coincide with a day that you greatly desire to look your best, can be even more frustrating. However, it must be very clear that no matter how much care you take of your skin, chances are that you will experience the growth of a pimple at some time or another. You can, however, take good care to ensure that this happens as rarely as possible. To do so, it is important to understand how pimples form. Pimples can be caused by a number of factors. As always, genetics can play a key role, while it can also be caused by the excessive oiliness of a person’s skin. Pimples are also commonly caused by something completely out of your control like dirt particles present in today’s polluted air. Sometimes, these dirt particles will get trapped in the pores on your face and cause a blockage.

Oily skin has a greater chance of attracting and trapping dirt particles than normal or dry skin, and thus causes a higher risk of a pimple outbreak. The pore acts as a duct between the sebaceous glands, located under the surface of the skin and produces the body’s natural oils – called sebum, and the upper layers of the skin. The pores allow the sebum to flow onto the upper layers of the skin, when there is a blockage, the sebum will start to build up behind the particle creating the blockage in the pore. This build up of sebum will case an inflammation on the epidermis thus giving rise to a pimple. Our skin contains a number of, normally inactive, bacteria. However, if the sebum contained behind the blockage reacts with the bacteria, it could possible carry an infection. A very natural reaction to the growth of a pimple is to proactively burst it. However, this could be one of the worst actions to take as, if the pimple is infected, you could allow the infection to spread over a larger area of the skin. Moreover, the resulting scar from the burst pimple is likely to be permanent. To help get rid of pimple, you could grate some raw potato and create a pad by tying it tightly in a muslin cloth. Constantly rub the pad all over the face in firm, circular motions. This will help draw the pimple out and should remove any blemishes from the skin.