Creams, Medicine for Pimples and Dark Spots in Uganda…how to get rid of pimples or acne in Uganda

How to remove pimples naturally at home ❓

Creams, Medicine for Pimples and Dark Spots in Uganda

1. Use products that contain tea tree oil

Tea tree oil works by decreasing inflammation. It is available in many skincare products such as cleansers, toner, moisturizer etc. Many skin doctors prescribe tea tree essential oil as a spot treatment.

Creams, Medicine for Pimples and Dark Spots in Uganda
Ugandans can use tree tea oil for pimples

2. Alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs)

AHAs are plant acids derived mostly from citrus fruits. It can help remove dead skin cells and clear your face of acnes. Dont combine AHA, glycolic acid, lactic acid etc. But remember, this is NOT FOR BEGINNER.

Creams, Medicine for Pimples and Dark Spots in Uganda
AHA for acne

3. Salicylic acid

Salicylic acid is a very powerful exfoliant that will help your pores clear by exfoliating inside the hair follicle. It also has anti-inflammatory properties which is great for hormonal acne.

4. Use only noncomedogenic products

Make sure your skincare products are noncomedogenic. This is to reduce your risk of clogged pores.

5. Consume green tea

Treating hormonal acne doesn’t have to be from the outside only. What you can do is to consume a few cups of green tea per day since it is known for decreasing inflammation in the body.

Green tea for acnes

6. Watch your diet

You may consider limiting foods like sugar, dairy products, refined carbs (white bread, pasta etc) & red meats if you’re struggling with hormonal acne.

There are also some soaps and creams that can be used to get rid of pimples in Ugandan young people.

Unpopular opinions:

1. Greasy Foods, peanut butter & Groundnut doesn’t cause acne (pimples).

2. Acne is a disease & pimples are one of its symptoms.

3. The bacterium, Propionibacterium acnes is considered to be a key player in the development of acne.

4. Propionibacterium acne is a aerotolerant ANAEROBIC (they live without oxygen/air) gram-positive bacteria.

5. Pathophysiology of Acne
Dead skin cells & acne causing bacteria black pores and cause inflammation.

6. Treatment & mechanism of action
Acne can be treated with Benzoyl peroxide.

MOA: Benzoyl perOXIDE OXYgenates inside the pore to kill the aerotolerant ANAEROBES acne causing bacteria.

Benzoyl peroxide lifts dead skin cells & bacteria from the pores to clear skin.

Disclaimer: All Acnes aren’t treated the same. Hence certain treatment works for some people but not for others.

The best solution is to consult an Expert (Dermatologist)

Dr. Irma Shida

Chief Pharmacist


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