Are you tense about pimples? Know the reasons.

You just utter the word pimples among the youngsters, and to your surprise, you may see the ripples on their faces. What is the reason for such alertness? Why are they so sensitive to pimples? The answer is beauty consciousness or health consciousness whatever you may say.

Everybody wants to look good and beautiful irrespective of age, gender, colour, and so on. But pimples, foil their plans in one or more ways. Pimples not only affect good looks but also create an inferiority complex among them. It can affect anybody irrespective of age but is very common among growing children.

What are pimples and their classification;

Everybody wants to look good and beautiful irrespective of age, gender, colour, and so on. But pimples, foil their plans in one or more ways. Pimples not only affect good looks but also create an inferiority complex among them. It can affect anybody irrespective of age but is very common among growing children.

Oxford English Dictionary defines a pimple -as “An inflamed (raised and colored) spot on the surface of the skin that is usually painful and fills with pus.” In fact, pimples are bumps on the skin’s surface with pink or tender red colour with a painful sensation with pus or without pain depending on their formation.

Pimples, blackheads, white heads are common in adolescents. They appear on the face and other parts depending on different reasons and hygienic intents. Depending on the size, colour, and gravity of its impacts on the skin, dermatologists classified pimples into six categories loosely.


Small bumps-like appearance on the skin, especially on the face and neck caused due to clogging of hair follicles. It is referred black due to its black or dark complex.


It is a close type of acne with a small bump on the face. Appear when skin cells, oil, and bacteria combine and act together for the purpose.


Papules are small tender red or pink bumps on the skin’s surface.


Papules aggravated with pus on top are called pustules.


It is the most painful pimple with large lumps deep under the skin’s surface.


Cysts are large swollen acne or big bump on the skin, that comes from sebaceous glands if it is blocked or damaged. It may also happen due to some sort of trauma in the area such as scratches, surgical wounds, or acne. It is most common in teenagers and is painful.

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Causes of pimples;

Pimples appear on the face frequently but they may also appear on any part of the body. But it is a fact that it appears on the face of adolescent frequently than adults.

  • Clogging/blockage of skin pores; Our skin is the largest organ of our body and the playground of pimples. It has two layers, one which is visible is the outer layer referred to as the epidermis, which contains a chemical substance known as melanin, responsible for skin colour. The inner layer is called the dermis contains sebaceous glands including blood vessels, nerves, hair roots, sweat glands, etc. Sebaceous glands have tiny pores through which sebum (a group of complex oil) comes out on the skin’s surface. Sometimes the pores get clogged with dead skin cells and dirt from surroundings, and oil can’t escape to the skin, causing swelling. The white corpuscles, the body’s protective agents rushed to the spot and form pus around the gland, and pimples form.
  • Excess of Sebum Production; Sebum is healthy for the skin, if it is produced in regulated quantities, as it moisture the skin and protects against dryness of the skin. But if it is produced in excess quantities, clogging of pores happens causing acne and pimples produced.
  • Bacteria; Another cause is infections by staph /staphylococcus bacteria. These bacteria are around us all the time on our skin, in our noses, on the surface, and so on. They cause infections like inflamed skin blemishes when the skin surface is scratched or cut.
  • Hormones; Hormones play a very vital role in overall biological functions. Androgen hormones stimulate the production of sebum. During adolescence more androgen hormones are secreted, causing more production of oil leading to the growth of pimples.
  • Poor hygiene and excessive sweating; Poor hygiene is one of the major factors of pimples. Sweating may clear the pores but the presence of dirt, dead cells, and oil block the pores causing the development of acne.
  • Stress; Stress asks the body to produce more hormones like cortisol and cortisol tells the sebaceous glands to produce more sebum/ oil. Oily skin is again more prone to acne and pimples.
  • Side effects of medicine and unhealthy food habits; Pimples are also caused due to side effects of medicines, and the intake of unhealthy foods like soft drinks, soda, white bread, cake, junk foods, spicy rich foods, and all carbohydrate-rich foods.


Medical treatments are always available for any ailments, but excess conciseness about facial beauty may cause more damage to your skin. However, you may follow traditional homely measures to get relief from pimples and for beautiful sinning skin.

  • Wash the affected area with aloe vera face wash in cold water daily two to three times depending on the oil containing the skin and dry the area with a clean soft towel.
  • Apply green tea paste on the affected skin once or twice daily and wash it gently in cold water.
  • Wash the affected area with apple cider vinegar at least two to three times daily and avoid exposure to sunlight.
  • Coconut oil- It is antibacterial oil, that cures inflammation of the skin. Its application on the skin reduces scars and is effective in treating pimples.
  • Cinnamon powder plus lemon juice are effective in the treatment of acne and pimples. Make a paste taking equal proportion, from each, and apply on the affected skin and left to dry. After 10 minutes wash it in cold water and pat the area dry with a clean towel.
  • A paste of lemon juice and honey is also effective on pimples. Prepare the paste of both items taking equal quantities, and apply on the affected area gently. Left for 10-15 minutes to dry and wash the area properly with cold water.
  • A paste of sandalwood and turmeric powder works on pimples.
  • Control your emotions and stay calm.
  • Practice yoga and pranayama to get rid of all evil effects on the mind and body.


Pimples are part of your biological process. Try to keep it out of your focus and avoid touching and squeezing it. Home-made measures cure pimples in a systematic and regulated manner. In a major infection, a dermatologist may be consulted.

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  • August 23, 2022 at 8:03 pm
    Dillip kumar Pramanik

    For the first time, I learn Many new things about pimples.. Each and every points captured with details.. 👌👌👌

    • August 24, 2022 at 4:13 am

      Please pass the link to others for their benifit. 👍

  • August 24, 2022 at 3:27 am

    Very nice explanation 😁✨🔆🔆🔆

  • August 24, 2022 at 2:34 pm

    Nice article

    • August 25, 2022 at 1:02 am

      Thank you for valuable comments

  • August 27, 2022 at 6:07 am
    Kartik ku Biswal

    Very useful article 🙏🏽

    • August 27, 2022 at 6:09 am

      Tank you very much. 🙏

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