How to get rid of pimples?

@daliaj (5680)
India
October 7, 2009 1:14am CST
I struggle with the problem of pimples. I have used a face cream to get rid of them, but it doesn't give a good result. Somebody told me to avoid oil. So, I stopped having chips. It is really sad for me not to have potato chips, my favorite snack. Can you help me with some tips?
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@cream97 (29151)
• United States
28 Jan 10
Have you tried Proactiv or Acne Clear? This may help your skin. You can also contact an reliable and trusted Dermatologist that can prescribe you some medication or an effective cream/solution for your pimples. I hope that you can get the right treatment for your pimples. I know that having pimples and getting rid of them are very aggravating. Take care.
• United States
28 Jan 10
I used to have really bad acne and red spots on my face. I tried everything from the proactive to all different kinds of facial cleansers. None of them worked. When I started dieting by eating all organic foods the acne went away in about 1-2 months.
• United States
28 Jan 10
If you want to get rid of acne and pimples try an organic diet. DAIRY products are closely linked to acne, also meat as well. Try avoiding those but especially dairy.
@Sreekala (32971)
• India
7 Oct 09
Hi daliaj, Use 'Dhathri' dear, it is very good for pimples and won’t take much time, just apply for five minutes. If there is much problem then you have to take medicine. It depends on the problem because sometimes it causes due to stomach problem in that case you should take medicine. Better consult an ayurvedic doctor to cure the problem completely. Please try to find out the real problem behind the pimples, there must be lot of reasons for pimples. Drink enough water first thing in morning.
@daliaj (5680)
• India
8 Oct 09
I already started drinking a lot of water. I need to work on it because I am going back to my husban's place in December. I have a couple of months left. I am planning to give him a suprise by reducing my weight and leaving the pimples away. I will try Dhatri - you mean Dhatri fairness cream. Right? Thanks for the response.
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@Sreekala (32971)
• India
8 Oct 09
Yes I meant the same ayurvedic product which is little costly but effective. All the best to you dear. Have a great day.
• India
7 Oct 09
Dear friend, I am from INDIA, and I used Collegian cream for that, I suggest you to find this cream in your area, "NEHA"
@daliaj (5680)
• India
7 Oct 09
Thanks for sharing the information. I live in India - South India. I hope I can find this medicine from a medical shop in my city. Can you also some share some tips regarding the diet we follow to avoid it. I get maximum number of pimples every month during the time of period. Do you think that avoiding oil and oil fried stuff really helps me to avoid pimples?
• India
7 Oct 09
yeah of course, you should avoid oily stuff and also avoid the spicy stuff, keep water in copper pot for whole night and drink it in morning, before having anything (coffee/tea) even before brushing your teeth. It will clear all bad things from your stomach, it helps to reduce pimples and acne. you may apply message of Aloe- virra leaves (twice daily). it will helps you better and also helps to get fair scene. Avoid direct sunlight and dust. "NEHA"
@zed_k4 (17619)
• Singapore
8 Oct 09
I think it has something to do with fibers and veggies. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables and drink your 8 hours regularly. Follow this regime, exercise 2-3 times per week, and you'll see some changes to your hormones like in terms of your pimples and all. They would dry up fast. It works for me. And use a gentle and mild cleanser to wash all the impurities from your face day and night. So that makes it twice per day. Good luck, daliaj..
@zed_k4 (17619)
• Singapore
8 Oct 09
8 glasses* typo..
@sunny68 (1327)
• India
7 Oct 09
pimples can occur because of toxins in blood. avoid spicy and oily foods and drink plenty of water regularly. also make sure that your bowl movements are regular. if you cannot avoid oily or spicy foods then make sure you drink as much water as you comfortably can as it flushes toxins from your body. and also keep your skin clean because blocked sweat glands can also cause pimples.
• United States
7 Oct 09
I will have to agree, totally with sunny68. I also here that maybe going a fruit fast for a couple of days will also help you to detox, cleansing and purifying the blood.
@preethaanju (3000)
• India
7 Oct 09
I think lemon juice works. Long back i had this problem and i used to rub in lemon rind and it would disappear. I never tried to squeeze it lest it leave scars. My skin is perfect
@daliaj (5680)
• India
7 Oct 09
I have heard about rubbing lemon on face. But, I think it hurts.
• India
14 Jan 10
Especially during stressful times as this makes your acne condition flare up. Try to clean your pores at least twice a day with an anti-bacterial face wash. This prevents pimples.rink several glasses of water a day to flush out the toxins in your body and skin.Exercise reduces stress and increases oxygen to the skin, which may help reduce acne. for more details see http://www.bukisa.com/articles/196199_acne-pimples-cure-rememdy-and-prevention-tips
@adinata (106)
• Indonesia
8 Oct 09
You have to keep cleaning the face. Do not be lazy to wash the face after the move or before bed. Acne usually appears when the skin pores out the sweat and the dirt from the dust hampered. So basically kept guard hygiene. I also had acne but after diligent clean my face all back again as before, acne is gone... Hope you success.
@lodz28 (86)
• Philippines
8 Oct 09
I suggest u to used astringent and any sunblock creme for your pimples.
@irene3184 (900)
• Philippines
8 Oct 09
I am pimple free now because I just wash my face using ponds facial wash and cream. My dermatology advice me not to eat oily foods and shrimp. Just follow what are your dermatology advice.
@jmsplp (26)
• Philippines
8 Oct 09
For some reason, pimples is a part of growing up. it shows that a person already becoming teenager. I was also frustrated when i had pimples. Obviously it really not nice to see and it degrades your physical appearance. There are many medicines that people are using to remove them. These pimple remover medicines for me is not the solution. They just temporarily make you pimple disappear and if you will stop using it, pimples will come back again. What i did when i had these, i just wash my face with a bathing soap that constains no strong ingredients. I rub the soap on my hand thoroughly until it will become sticky like a melted icecream and i wipe it to my face. i don't even try to pierce my pimples to avoid infection or leave aho on it. That's how i did it and it went away. Good day
@sid556 (30987)
• United States
8 Oct 09
As a teen I tried every single over the counter remedy on the market for zits. Nothing worked. I guess I outgrew them in time. 2 of my daughters had them severely. we tried pro-active and newer and supposedly improved products....nothing worked. We tried home remedies and diets. I suggest you go visit a dermatologist. I did not check your profile to see how old you are. I can assure you that it all began to get better in the late teens and early 20's on its own.
@carrine (2748)
• Philippines
8 Oct 09
hmmm, keep your face clean. as in no powder or cream on it. thats what my derma told me. dont go to bed without washing your face a mild soap. stop using any cream cream. dont work out for you. because i have a friend who's the same problem with you. and thats what she did.
7 Oct 09
Hi ny name is fernando and i dont have pimples but i think they can be less notable but they cannot get rid off.
@natmo_10 (25)
• United States
7 Oct 09
Drink lots of water. Of course avoid oil, I have cut out on fried foods and that seems to help me. Chips, I say you can have every so often, but keep in mind they also contain oil as well. Proactiv has the 3 part system, Cleanser, Toner and Lotion and in the beginning when I did what I was suppose to do it worked beautifully, well now I only use the cleanser, that's just me being lazy, and it still works but not as good when combined with the other two.
@Bluepatch (2480)
• Trinidad And Tobago
7 Oct 09
First things first - you have to stop eating things with grease in them and clean your face properly. I have a friend, he's past 50 years old now, who had this problem as a teenager and his face still bears the marks. Try Clearasil and wash regularily and if necessary go see your doctor.
7 Oct 09
Aah, pimples. I am 47 now and I still get pimples. I thought I would escape them after passing the puberty stage. Diet has a lot to do with it. Abstain from eating excessively fatty things like your chips, fried foods and the like. In my case, it's the chocolate which is giving me pimples. I also use Clearasil medicated cream. Making sure your face is clean all the time is another way to clear pimples or reduce the possibility of break outs. Don't touch or burst that pimple no matter how much you want to. It will just get worse.
• India
7 Oct 09
Acne(Pimples) is the main problem facing by the teenagers and youth.Here are some of the tips from avoiding pimples One thing you have to know that acne is not caused by dirt,so no amount of cleaning and toning is going to get rid of them.For treating acne you must consult doctor and eat healthy foods and drink lots of water.That is the natural way to keep you face spot free. Foundation is okay to use,but remember to look for oil free one.What ever you use to put on your skin,wash your hands or sponge before applying foundation.
@magickat (382)
7 Oct 09
Diet has very little impact on pimples, it is more down to hormones and hygiene! keep your skin cleansed but also moisturise, with a n oil-free moisturiser because if you let the skin get too dry it produces more oil = more pimples. I find tea tree oil is very good, it is natural but has antiseptic qualities. Good luck.
@whitf0rd (32)
• United States
7 Oct 09
Good old nuertagena.