How to get rid of pimples in Nigeria
Your pimple is said to be inflamed when you experience swelling, redness and pores that are deeply clogged by bacteria, oils, and dead skin cells. Cystic acne is a common example and your regular pimple spot treatment won’t work.
To rephrase, I’m not talking about pimples you could press and some white pus comes out but bumps under your skin that feels painful and red at the surface of your skin.
According to @Healthline, the main types include:
Papules: These small, pus-filled red bumps appear on your skin’s surface.
Pustules: These are similar to papules but larger in size.
Nodules: These small, pus-filled bumps lie below the surface of your skin.
Cysts: Cysts are the most severe type of inflamed acne.
Like nodules, they sit below the surface of your skin. They’re filled with pus and are usually large and painful when touched.
If your acne doesn’t fall under these categories, then it isn’t inflamed and first of all, you need to be sure that it’s acne truly.
Basic acne treatment for acnes that aren’t inflamed includes:
1. Wash/Cleanse your face two times a day. The
cerave acne foaming cream cleanser is a good pick for example.
2. Use a spot treatment like the Neutrogena
benzoyl peroxide spot treatment for example.
3. Exfoliate your skin 1-2 times weekly. The
Paulas Choice 2% BHA liquid exfoliant for example which contains salicylic acid. Very effective in treating whiteheads and blackheads.
What about inflamed acnes?
Here is what you should do.
1. Generally for every form of acne, you shouldn’t pick or try to press it especially when it doesn’t have a white pus on the head. You will be pushing the bacteria back inside your skin.
2. Wash your face. The recommendation above for face washing applies here too.
3. Apply a benzoyl peroxide spot treatment. The recommendation above for spot treatment applies here too.
4. Exfoliate your skin with mandelic acid instead. I will write an article on exfoliation soon.
Mandelic acid helps inflamed acnes truly.
5. You “could” include a sulfur mask too.
6. Sunscreen which is a must for everyone, whether with acnes or not.
7. Keep your skin hydrated with serums as benzoyl peroxide can be drying.
8. Be patient. The acne you see pop up, didn’t take overnight to do so. It took days of pore clogging bacteria, so why do expect it to go overnight?
You literally can’t achieve anything without patience.
If you wish to speak with an esthetician or a dermatologist, discuss with them what you have done and what you intend doing.