Pimples can be a bothersome problem for anyone who suffers from them. They can cause social anxiety. They can cause added stress and they can cause depression. We tend to associate pimples with puberty, and so we assume that the problem goes away when one reaches adulthood, but this is not the case. There are many people who suffer from many types of pimples. Some types of pimples are caused by an overproduction of oil by the glands in the skin; some are caused by an overuse of makeup; and still some are caused by factors like genetics or stress. There are many types of blemishes including blackheads, whiteheads, under the skin, and the most painful type of pimple, ingrown pimples. Be cautioned Ingrown pimples are not simply annoying. Ingrown pimples are an infection of the skin that can be caused by shaving. When one shaves against the grain hair follicles can become trapped under the skin and then become infected. These pimples are normally accompanied by soreness, inflammation and intense pain. They are particularly dangerous because there is the potential for the original infection to spread. These pimples can cause large painful abscesses on the skin that require extensive surgery to remove. These types of ingrown pimples can also hold pus and bacteria that when popped release bacteria onto the surface of the skin. Ingrown pimples are one of the most common causes of staphylococcus. Is it any wonder that people are looking for ways to treat these ingrown pimples.
So What Causes Ingrown Pimples
Ingrown pimples are caused by an opportunistic bacteria that colonizes and reproduces quickly. Shaving can impede the hair growth and so these follicles are trapped by the healing skin. These follicles become infected and so an ingrown pimple is created. The first step to treating an ingrown pimple is simply to prevent them from happening. The cheeks, neck, and chin are especially prone to ingrown pimples so one should avoid tight clothing. When shaving, it is important to use shaving cream and to moisturize afterwards. You should make sure that you are shaving with a clean razor that was stored in a dry place. This will prevent bacteria from being transferred to the skin.
One question people have about ingrown pimples is are they safe to pop? It may be surprising to know that ingrown pimples are actually safe to pop at home if you keep a few safety measures in mind. It is important to use proper hygiene when popping an ingrown pimple as the infection can spread to different areas of the skin. It is important to wash your skin before you pop the pimple and afterwards. You need to wash your hands any time you touch your face especially after popping an ingrown pimple. One method of getting rid of this kind of pimple is to use drawing sab. Drawing sab can be applied to the skin and will usually make the hair pop out of the top of the skin. To use this method you should thoroughly wash the skin and apply the salve. Then you need to cover the affected area with a bandage. Leave the bandage overnight and in the morning the ingrown hair should pop, or you should see a darkening area on the head of the pimple. Within another day the pimple should be ready to pop. You should wash the skin after the pimple head bursts and then you should apply neosporin to help it heal and apply a bandage to the area to keep it clean and dirt free.
If you are going to pop the pimple then you can exfoliate the area to draw the hair out and then pluck it with tweezers. You should make sure to sterilize the tweezers with flame and alcohol so that you can free the infected hair from the skin. While some people may go to a doctor to remove the hair, it is cheaper to do the procedure at home, but it is important to use a clean needle, and to take proper care of the wound.
So what are some other home remedies for getting rid of ingrown pimples? The first home remedy is tea tree oil. Tea tree oil has wonderful antibacterial and anti inflammatory properties that make it wonderful for killing the bacteria that causes the acne to colonize. You can also use green tea. You can use a green tea treatment as a hot compress so that the antibiotics sink into the skin. The heat will also help the swelling and aid in pain control. Another well used home remedy is aspirin. Aspirin can help to reduce the swelling and the pain of pimples. You crush it dilute slightly with water and apply it to the skin.
Perhaps one of the best preventative methods for keeping ingrown hair at bay is to simply exfoliate the skin. Exfoliating the skin daily removes particles of dirt and oil, and can also allow ingrown hairs to pop out of the skin. You can exfoliate with a simple washcloth and hot water to use this method you should take a hot shower and let the steam unclog your pores. You will need to stay in the shower for at least ten minutes and then use a course wash clean cloth to exfoliate and sterilize the skin. It is important to remember to take proper care of your razors and dispose them in a timely manner. The hot wet area of the shower creates a prime place for pesky germs to grow so it is important to store and cover your raiser.