Pimples is the one thing every person that’s in their twenties have experienced at least once before. As teens and some adults, we get hormonal breakouts and for some of us unfortunate enough to have the bad genes, we get acne.
I am one of those unfortunate people that had to deal with the fact that I have acne. Although I only had mild acne, it affected my social life significantly in my teen years. From refusal to go out to applying so much foundation that I basically looked like a porcelain doll (not the good kind) because of trying to cover the red blotches on my face.
So you want to know why we get ‘em, how to remove them and how to prevent them.
Well, you came to the right place.
Our MudMask team is here to give you the lowdown on everything you need to know about acne and those stubborn pimples.
Causes and Difference between pimples and acne
According Medicine Net acne can be defined as the following:
Localized skin inflammation as a result of overactivity of the oil glands at the base of specialized hair follicles. Acne happens when oil (sebaceous) glands come to life around puberty, when these glands are stimulated by male hormones that are produced in the adrenal glands of both boys and girls.
The oil glands, which are located just beneath the skin, continuously produce and secrete oil through openings in the skin. The oil lubricates and protects the skin. Under certain circumstances, cells that are close to the openings of the oil glands block the openings. This causes a buildup of oil underneath the skin.
Bacteria, which live in everyone’s skin but generally mind their own business, feast on this oil, multiply, and cause the surrounding tissues to become inflamed if the follicle ruptures.
The important thing to know about acne is that it is hereditary (It runs in the family). It is a skin condition that persists even after your teenager years.
Another thing to consider is the fact that there are many types of acne like hormonal acne, cystic acne etc. People with acne do get pimples, but it is more severe and is usually a persistent condition.
A pimple on the other hand is just a small hard spot underneath the skin that may or may not be inflamed. Pimples can also come in two different forms : A blackhead or white head.
These pimples are never caused by genetic factors as it is not hereditary, but it is caused by blocked pores, excess sebum production and/or ingrown hairs.
Let’s talk pimple locations
Okay. So now we know the difference between acne and pimples.
But I’d like to delve in deeper by telling you what your pimples and/or acne might be telling you about your health. Your whole body is connected, and sometimes the location of the pimples can tell us something about our health that we did not know before.
Causes of pimples on cheeks
There are a few common causes of breakouts on your cheeks which include:
- Holding your phone to your cheek while talking
- Air pollution
- Allergies that cause irritation to your respiratory tract
- Diet with high sugar levels
Causes of Pimples on forehead
Pimples in this are might be as a result of some of these factors:
- Digestive System (Struggling to digest certain types of food)
- Liver problems
- Or irregular sleep pattern
Causes of Pimples between brows
- Too many fatty foods
Causes of Pimples on chin
- Hormonal Imbalance or disturbance
The point of the matter is that we all get pimples and breakouts from time to time, some of us suffering from acne is more frequesnt than other. But we all have to deal with it.
Now that you have an idea about where your issues might be coming from, we’re here to talk ab out treatment.
Natural skincare as pimple and acne treatment
Acne can be treated with various prescribed medications, salves and “chemical peels” and some of them work. But have you ever thought about the side effects that some of these acne treatments may have on you and your skin. When you take time out to read the pamphlets and pre-cautions that come with it, you start to wonder if it’s even worth it.
It seems like conventional medicine and treatments to more harm than good to our overall health.
When you use 100% natural ingredients for your skincare, you are reducing the chances of any side effects appearing in your body or on your skin. We recommend using various natural ingredients to your advantage to take care of your skincare problems.
There are a lot of different natural powders and ingredients like clays, essential oils, activated charcoal, honey and more combat your acne/pimples.
This is the solution we at MudMask discovered and wanted to share with the world.
Going natural means that you are taking care of your body and it’s needs in a way that won’t negatively affect other parts of your body.
If you are looking for an all-natural remedy, check out our brand new MudMask starter kit with all the raw ingredients that you need t combat your problematic skin!
Keep your eyes glued to MudMaks’ blog to read more about the benefits of natural skincare solutions.