Ever tried doing research on the types of pimples online? Well, if you have got one, it must have compelled you to know what it is exactly. And, we don’t blame you but you will surely admit, the results are not pleasant. The photos and videos out there will make you feel inundated and leave you with that vomiting urges. Pimples are something almost all of us have got once or even more and disgusting it is quite silly, isn’t it? Yeah, we know looking at someone else’s clogged pores can be nauseating.
How to Remove Pimples and Ways to Reduce the Pimple Marks
So, we are here with some essential information on how many types of pimples exist and how to remove the pimple marks on your skin. No, we won’t be showing you any kind of pictures or videos through this read. Just clear information!
Types of Pimples
1. Whiteheads Pimples (Closed Comedo)
You are sure to know about these. The small build-ups on top of your skin that you never thought was a pimple but those package of sebum and dead skin cells is what does count as pimples. So, all those whiteheads over your nose or chin need to be removed from time to time. A whitehead is medically known as a closed comedo. All kinds of pimples are called comedones in their initial stage. Whiteheads are a frequent company of people with oilier skin. The good thing is you can easily get rid of them with regular skin cleansing or by chemical exfoliation. Whatever suits you!
2. Blackheads Pimples (Open Comedo)
Much like whiteheads, the blackheads are also packs of sebum, bacteria and skin cell buildup. The only difference is the blackheads are open comedo with oxidized oil that makes it darker in color. You can get them treated the same like whiteheads – regular skin cleansing and chemical exfoliation. Clay masks can also come to help, in case you are extra prone to these. Just ensure the products you use to treat blackheads are non-comedogenic. Some people also use pore strips but it is only useful when used in moderation.
3. Papules Pimples
Technically, you can call anything small and raise like a bump on the skin as a papule. More often, a group of papules can result in allergic reactions, a rash or eczema. Talking in terms of acne, it is a kind of red bump that is swollen with inflammation. It is more painful than blackheads or whiteheads but not as painful as cysts or nodules. We will talk about them next. Papules can be easily treated with spot treatments or just use a drying lotion. Though, they respond well to products like BPO.
4. Pustules Acne
The next type of pimple we are about to discuss are pustules. A pustule is the grossest name of you will ever hear. We agree with that! A pustule is a bump on your skin that has got a head – white, pus-filled on top. You might think it sounds quite similar to a whitehead, but it’s not. A whitehead is nothing but a hair follicle that is plugged, while pustules are full of pus and inflamed. A complete zit to be exact. These are the kind which can be popped easily to be treated. Yes, your facialist will also suggest the same. No ointments or mask required, just use a clean cloth, wet it in hot water and keep in on the spot. You need to bring the pustule to a state when it can be easily popped without leaving a scar on your skin. Hot water will help the infection get to the surface and you can then pop it and patch it with a pimple patch until healed. It’s gone!
5. Cystic Acne
This one is something you will hate to see on your face. A cystic pimple can be really bad. These are not like the regular ones we have talked about till now. Cysts are complex pimples that are developed deep within your skin and are mostly a result of hormones. It occurs due to blocked pores and turns into a skin infection. Now you know why it is so painful and takes longer to heal. We would suggest you go visit a dermatologist if the case worsens and you don’t know what to do. A cortisone injection can do the job. If you do not want to get a shot, try using Renee Rouleau’s Anti Bump Solution. Apply it twice a day. We have heard it works. Some dermatologists suggest using ice packs over it as doing so will restrict your blood vessels and minimize the inflammation. Well, it is time we also burst a common myth circulating everywhere on the Internet – cystic pimples are not a result of chocolate or masturbation. Do not buy that statement!
6. Nodules Acne
Similar to cysts, nodules are also serious acne that can be very painful. There is a little difference between the two – nodular pimples are not pus-filled like cysts. These are usually a hard bump on your skin that remains within the skin. It won’t turn red and most of the times match the skin color, though quite painful on the surface. The best treatment for nodules is antibiotics or oral medications. So, we would suggest seeing a dermatologist in case of nodular pimples.
Now that you know about the different kinds of pimples, it is time to know quick treatments for these, especially the marks they leave behind. You obviously don’t want to live with the marks all your life!
How to get rid of pimple marks?
Is there anything that feels worse than having a pimple? We bet you can find just a few things to meet the level of disappointment on having a pimple. The worst part is when it pops up right before an important occasion. Got a party to attend tonight and you wake up with a pimple on your face? Annoying, isn’t it? Even if you get rid of the pimple with some antibiotics or other treatments, the marks left behind are hard to treat. That is where the real struggle starts. Well, most people think pimple marks are something that lightens and disappear on their own. So, here’s the truth – you can get rid of those red or brown spots on your face.
Pimple or acne marks are temporary skin inflammation that turns the skin thicker or darker. These will go on their own in a few weeks but there are some that you should worry about – the tiny depressions or craters in the skin. It won’t go away on its own unless treated.
The first thing to remember is the use of right skincare products. Know your skin type and use products that will suit you best. Have acne-prone skin? We have got a list of useful tips for you to prevent acne and remove pimple marks.
Before we start, remember one thing – DO NOT TOUCH A PIMPLE.
Easy hacks to remove pimple marks
See, if the marks are severe, the best thing to do is seeing a dermatologist but these tips below can also help you effectively to get away with those annoying marks. If you are from the rarest of people for whom these don’t work, you can always go to a dermatologist.
Avoid direct sunlight
For faster results, try avoiding getting out under the sun. Getting exposed in direct sunlight can cause pigmentation and sunspots and if you are out under the sun with dark pimple marks, things can worsen. It will also affect the healing process. We know it is not possible to avoid the sun completely. So, using a good sunscreen and a scarf to protect your skin is important.
Never pop the pimples (unless it is cystic)
The last thing you should think to get rid of a pimple is poking it. We will say not even to think about it! Touching your pimple, popping or squeezing it will only make it worse. Poking a pimple means irritating your skin, spreading germs, which directly means – more marks, more pimples. Do you want that?
Always use gentle products
If you want to recover from acne faster, do not use anything harsh product on the skin. Avoid harsh soaps, creams and exfoliation products. Using a harsh towel on the area will only increase the problem. Do not overuse the acne scar medication for faster results. In case your skin is acne-prone, use a face wash with salicylic acid and always stay hydrated. Came back home from a party? Getaway with all that makeup before falling on the bed.
Use natural remedies
You can always go for a dedicated acne treatment recommended by an expert dermatologist to treat the pimple marks and have clearer and fairer skin. But, there are numerous natural ways to treat the problem as well. Why not try some to treat pimple marks, avoid acne and have a fairer and clear skin?
Here are some of the homemade remedies that can help you remove pimple marks. It can be very effective for your skin problems. Read on!
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is known for its antibacterial properties that make it a good remedy for pimple and the leftover marks. This natural oil will not just prevent acne but also clear the marks with its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties.
How to use tea tree oil:
- Take 1tsp of coconut oil in a bowl.
- Add 2-3 drops of the oil (tea tree oil) and stir properly.
- Apply it on your face every night before going to sleep.
- Keep it overnight and rinse your face in the morning with a gentle skin cleanser.
Vitamin E Oil
With the effective skin regenerating properties, Vitamin E oil is one of the best natural remedies you can use to get rid of pimples and its marks. The oil also helps in preventing skin aging and keeps it hydrated, restoring the glow.
How to use vitamin E oil:
- Cut one or two (as many as you think will be enough for your face and neck) Vitamin E capsules and extract the oil.
- Wash your face clean before applying it.
- Use a cotton ball to dab it on your face and neck.
- Let it rest on your skin for 10-15 minutes. Let your skin absorb it well.
- Rinse your face with a gentle face wash.
We can’t miss out this one as there’s nothing that coconut oil can’t do. There is a wide scale of skincare benefits because of the good content of Vitamin E, Vitamin K and the antioxidants. Coconut oil can repair your skin and make it healthier by boosting the growth of skin tissues and in the process reduces the pimple marks. With the antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, it can also prevent the development of acne and pimples.
How to use coconut oil:
- Rub 1 tsp of coconut oil in your palms.
- Apply it by dabbing lightly on your face. Focus on the areas of pimple marks.
- Leave it overnight and rinse your face in the morning with a gentle face wash.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar is a product that works for a wide range of problems – from losing weight to getting clear skin, you can depend on this natural remedy anytime. It contains antimicrobial properties that prevent acne and its anti-inflammatory property reduces the reddening of pimple marks and helps to remove them. It may cause little dryness of the skin, so ensure to use a good skin moisturizer.
How to use apple cider vinegar:
- Mix 2tbsps of honey with 1tbsp of apple cider vinegar
- Add little water to dilute the mixture. Stir properly.
- With a cotton ball, apply it all over your face or only on areas of pimple marks.
- Leave it for around 10-20 minutes
- Rinse with cold water.
Another effective natural remedy to remove pimple marks is lemon juice. It consists of skin brightening and lightening properties that are helpful in reducing acne marks over time.
How to use lemon juice:
- Squeeze half a lemon in a bowl
- Apply it to the areas of pimple marks with a cotton pad.
- Leave for 10 minutes and rinse it off
Have a clear glowing skin!