How to reduce pimples?

@biman_s (1061)
India
November 3, 2009 1:41am CST
This is a problem with almost every teenager and even young men and women. I have heard that oily skin is very much prone to pimples and other spots. I know very little about this things. My friend is very much worried about her pimples. Is there are any way she can reduce her pimples? Any medication? Any herbal treatment?
14 responses
@gaiza12 (4889)
• Philippines
3 Nov 09
This is also my problem :(( My work is very stressful and i don't get a lot of sleep and when i have my period my pimples would really show. Very frustrating really, tried a lot of products already but nothing works for me :(( I tried to go to a dermatologist but all her advices fail. I think if you are really stressed it may also cause pimple. Will be trying some of your advices guys..
@biman_s (1061)
• India
3 Nov 09
Welcome to mylot. You might want to try Proactive. I have heard about this product and now one of the responses here claims to have gotten results from it.
@gaiza12 (4889)
• Philippines
3 Nov 09
Tnx for welcoming me :D I will try definitely Proactive this time. And tnx for the advice :)
@coolsudan (313)
• India
3 Nov 09
hi first of all u have to wash ur face regularly . that will keep ur skin fresh and revitalise the oxygen in it. and for medication most of the creams are available in the market but my doctor suggested me "erytop-a and futop-b" these two creams . they are very effectiive and shows effect in very short time. many time i apply the cream at night and at day time all the pimples are suppresed . just my very own skin left fresh . u can check the medicines with ur doctor also he will advice u the same thing . one more thing my skin is oily type so i used to get pimples more often. now i wash my face at regular intervals . sometime when i feel that my face is getting oily or if it is not fresh then i just go and wash my face again . its refreshing.and u will get a habbit of it.do check the medicines from the doc in ur area .these are really worth .
@biman_s (1061)
• India
3 Nov 09
Welcome to mylot community. I have heard about these creams. You might want to try Proactive which is suggested by one of the response. Its a very good affective ace removal product.
@Drsunny21 (558)
• India
3 Nov 09
Yes oily skin is very prone to pimples....First tell your friend dont use any type of cosmetics....Wash face as many time as you can...and specially when you come from outside....Do one thing take few drops of dettol anti-septic in water and then take a cotton and dip in tht and clean ur face wth tht...
@biman_s (1061)
• India
3 Nov 09
Welcome to Mylot community. I get what you are trying to say but I recently found out that some doctors are saying that Detol burns the skin and should be avoided.
• India
3 Nov 09
Ya but tht`s why i said to dilute in water...coz i m using the same...
@kareendj (254)
• Philippines
3 Nov 09
It really depends on your skin type. If you have oily skin, keeping your skin clear and free from oil would do you good. Stay away from moisturizers. Most would recommend using astringents as well. If you have dry skin, stay away from astringents as it will make your skin drier. I actually have combination skin. My nose and forehead are somewhat oily and my cheeks are dry that's why I put moisturizer only on my cheeks.
3 Nov 09
by eating nutritious food and dont stay awake in late night it can cause skin aging^^
@lealuvy2j (1989)
• Philippines
3 Nov 09
A friend of mine used to have major acne issues and she tried almost every product she heard of and even went to a dermatologist to cure her acne. However, none of that worked and she stopped going to the dermatologist because it is so expensive. It is until she used the product Proactive that she experienced good results. She was uneasy with the product at first because she usually sees it in infomercials but when she searched Yahoo Answers about Acne, Proactive is their common answer. She tried it herself and continued using it and I can actually say that her face cleared up so I can somehow say that the product really works.
@biman_s (1061)
• India
3 Nov 09
I know that visit to dermatologist can be very expensive and also yield no results. I have heard about Proactive and it has been newly launched in our country. It costs about $45 here in India. Its good to hear that it really works. I think I will tell my friend to give it a try.
• India
14 Jan 10
drink plenty of water, try yoga, cut down smoking, keep ur skin clean and lessen coffee intake for more details see
@cycle6060 (118)
• India
16 Nov 09
Wash your face twice a day in warm salted water this will leave your face oil free. Check out http://usefulinfo-acne.blogspot.com
@yinmuhua (13)
• China
4 Nov 09
Eat less,eating more vegetables pepper,it can be improved.
@Apples24 (425)
• Singapore
4 Nov 09
I heard using toothpaste on the pimple overnight might shrink the pimple up to 3 times.Be sure, that the paste is not Gel type, or she wont get the effects.I used toothpaste and it worked for the first time. don't apply too mush or you she will burn herself
@Fulltank (2896)
• Philippines
3 Nov 09
Never stayed late at night, sleep early each night. Don't worry too much as it will tend to show-up in your face. Not only did it will you look messy and worried but you will see pimples all around you face. And consult a dermatologist before trying any medication whether herbal, ointment or any other form of stuffs. Better to be safe than sorry, its our face we are talking about here.
• Philippines
3 Nov 09
wash your face with a mild soap without scrubbers at least twice a day. Benzoyl peroxide also helps control pimples, it works by destroying the bacteria that causes acne. It basically work as antiseptic and oxidizing agent. It prevents the formation of blocked pores and it will require you to continually apply it for 2 to 3 weeks before seeing any appreciable results.
@savypat (20246)
• United States
3 Nov 09
Diet is one of the first places to look, but there are products on the market that can really help, and old fashioned one works over night for that pimple that pops up from stress, you know the one just before the big date. It's toothpaste, just put a spot on it and go to sleep in the morning it will be much better or even gone. Good luck
@xzjchina (44)
• China
3 Nov 09
1. Do not squeeze a pimple, which might cause the spread of bacteria and the apperance of permanent scar. 2. Wash face with cold water. 2 or 3 times a day. 3. Apply a bit of toothpaste to the affacted area before bed. 4. Go and see a doctor for advice.
• China
3 Nov 09
there are many causes of pimples,and there are many treatments of pimples.ijust want to point one thing out here...quit touching face with your hands,they are always much dirtier than you think. when i had pimples,i always couldn't help touch them when i had nothing to do(in class),sometimes i don't even realize it.it got much worse everytime i touched them, when i quit touching my face,it got much better.hope my experince will help your friend.