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Tips to get rid of Pimples, acne and Blackhead

Beautiful and healthy skin is the most important part of a great look but then our lifestyle pattern, dietary practices, and exposure of the skin to various chemicals and environment tends to affect our skin adversely. Due to stress, ongoing physiological changes especially hormonal changes, over indulgence in to eating processed or junk food, low physical labour and constant exposure to harsh chemicals and pollutants make our skin prone to develop skin allergies and disorders. The most common to be seen are acne, pimples and blackheads. These problems though are not serious hazards themselves but may adversely affect the way we look.

A pimple, zit or spot is a kind of acne, and one of the many results of excess oil getting trapped in the pores. Some of the varieties are pustules or papules. Pimples can be treated by various acne medications prescribed by a dermatologist.

We get black heads when sebum stores in the pores of our skin and collects the dirt, which hardens the pores. Mostly oily skin tends to get more of black heads because of excess of sebum and open pores. The tip of the skin becomes black so it is called blackhead. Maximum oil comes on the T-Zone of the skin so we usually get black heads on the nose and chin. Black heads look ugly on the skin and if they set deep in the skin it becomes very difficult to remove them. Squeezing is not the right way to remove the black heads it can make them worse and can give you infection and scars.

Certainly there are remedies to control them, but as we all know Prevention is better than cure. Here are some useful suggestions that will help in preventing the outbreak of acne, pimples and blackheads.

Eat a lot of fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds to get a good dose of vitamins and minerals specially the antioxidants.
Eat high fiber foods like whole grain cereals and their products, leafy vegetables, pulses and legumes with skin and whole fruits.
Eat protein rich food especially skimmed milk, eggs, fish and lean meat or chicken.
Drink lots of water at least up to 2 litres per day to flush out toxins from the body. You may have juices, soups, milk and milk beverages in addition to water.
  Get a good supply of probiotic foods like yogurt as they provide a good dose of beneficial bacteria that helps in improving digestion and absorption of nutrients.
Try using only natural and herbal products in terms of cosmetics and beauty products.
  Reduce stress by exercise and relaxation techniques like deep breathing.
  Reduce the intake of refined sugars, carbohydrates, red meat, caffeine and alcohol.
Get a good dose of early morning sunshine and fresh air by working out in gardens or parks, but avoid excessive exposure of sun especially during or after noon.

Simple Remedies for Pimples, Acne and Blackheads:
Donít touch your face with your hands frequently as it may harbor some microbes that may irritate your skin and pimples. Wash your hands first and then touch your face. Do not sit feeling and popping the pimples all day long as it may spread the acne and make it worse leaving a scar behind forever.
Wash your face gently with warm water 2-3 times a day.
Baby Powder can work wonders in drying out your pimples and getting rid of them.
Take some sandalwood power and mix it with water to create a paste. Apply this paste to the areas where you have blemishes. Sandalwood creates a soothing effect on pimples and blemishes which are painful. Sandalwood is good for getting a clean clear acne free skin.
Eat ginger and garlic to get rid of blemishes and acne. Ginger and garlic have excellent anti bacterial properties and are considered to be natural antibiotics.
  If you have calamine lotion at home, apply it to your face where you have blemishes. Calamine lotion absorbs the excess oil in your skin and thus helps you to get rid of blemishes.
Make sure that you change your pillow cover everyday. With sweat and perspiration your pillow cover would have the bacteria that cause pimples, acne and blemishes.
Wash your face regularly with lukewarm water and a good cleanser at least 3 times a day. Keep on splashing water on the skin because blackheads usually appear on the oily skin.
Always apply an astringent on your skin, which will reduce the oiliness from the skin.
Use a good toner to reduce the size of open pores and to tighten the skin.
Be sure to use mild facial scrubbers, which are very useful in removing the black heads from the skin
Apply oil free moisturizer on your skin.
Use medicated soaps and some good scrubbing soaps that are available in the market these days, which are pretty good for blackheads' prone skin.
Rub a lemon peel on your skin to reduce the greasiness from it and it helps to remove the black heads too.
Make a homemade scrubber by soaking rice in the milk for 4 hours, grind them and make a paste. Use this paste on your body as a scrubber to remove the black heads but do not rub it too hard on the skin. You should use it in mild circulations.
Apply a good natural face pack on the skin at least once a week.
Taking steam on the facial skin helps in removing the black heads.
Black heads removing strips are easily available at cosmetic stores, which can be used easily by anyone to remove black heads from the nose.
Take medical help if the black heads are deep set in the skin and no treatment is helping you in reducing them.


Eat protein at every meal, including breakfast.
Eliminate wheat- and flour-based products for the time being.
Reduce starch to one portion a day, and don't eat that portion during your evening meal.
Apples, pears, plums and berries all are good choices. Bananas are not.
Reduce or eliminate dairy for the time being, especially cow's milk.
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