Pimples a Big Problem
-for Many Women
Pimples are one of the biggest problems that women have with their
skin. Practically every woman will have a pimple or two at some point.
Having a few pimples is not necessarily a symptom of acne. There are a lot of
myths surrounding the causes of pimples and acne. Here’s a look at the true causes and the best
Cause #1: Inflammation
Inflammation is an underlying issue that is always involved. A pimple is a minor
infection. Inflammation is always a part of an infection. It is what causes the skin to swell around the pimple and
swelling within the hair-producing follicle plays a role in pimple formation.
Cause #2: Hormones
Hormones can have inflammatory activity. The increased hormonal activity that
accompanies puberty stimulates the hair-producing follicles and causes increased oil production. The stimulation
can cause the glands and the follicles to become inflamed. This swelling can narrow the pore trapping oil inside.
The oil combines with dead skin cells and bacteria to create the slight infection that we call pimples.
Cause #3: Acne & Bacterial Over-Growth
Acne is a condition that causes pimples, but not all pimples are caused by acne.
They can also be caused by clogged pores and other things. If you do have acne, the condition is related to
overgrowth of the P acnes bacteria which is naturally present on the skin’s surface. When more bacteria is present,
there is a greater risk of pimples forming through the process mentioned above.
Cause #4: Eating Inflammatory Foods
In years past, it was thought that acne was caused by chocolate and other sweet
treats. This theory was completely dismissed for a while but new research has shown that diet can play a
Foods that have inflammatory activity are simple carbohydrates. Simple carbs are
digested too quickly. As a result, they cause spikes in blood sugar and insulin levels causing inflammation
throughout the body.
Other foods that may be connected to pimples and acne include dairy products.
Eating sherbet, milk and yogurt has been shown in some studies to cause an increased risk of acne, for reasons as
Cause #5: Cosmetics and Skincare Products
Foundation and other kinds of makeup can clog the pores. The ingredients
petrolatum and mineral oil which are found in many cosmetics and personal care products also have pore-clogging
activity. Basically, anything that sits on top of the skin for any length of time can cause pores to become clogged
and inflamed, which can lead to pimples.
A healthy diet and the use of good dietary supplements can help to keep your
hormones more balanced. Some foods and supplements also have natural anti-inflammatory activity. Curcumin, piperine
and omega-3 fish oil are examples of supplements that reduce inflammation throughout your body. You can find
curcumin and piperine in some of the better daily multi-nutritional supplements.
Dietary changes and even supplements can take time to work. Using good skincare
products will work faster. You can get an immediate improvement in your skin’s appearance by using a and
other ingredients that work to reduce inflammation and have natural antibacterial activity.
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