The pimple is a small pustule or papule that occurs as a result of an overproduction of oil and a buildup of bacteria in areas of the skin that have the greatest number of functional sebaceous glands, such as the face, neck, chest, back and shoulders. The pimple occurs when the pores of your skin are clogged with oil, dead skin, or bacteria. Human skin has tiny holes called pores, each pore in the skin is the opening of a follicle. The follicle is made up of a hair and a sebaceous gland which is a sebaceous gland. The sebaceous gland releases sebum (also known as oil), which travels up the hair, out of the pores, and onto the skin. The sebum keeps the skin lubricated and soft. Pimples can develop when all of this happens
- too much oil is produced by the follicles
- dead skin cells collect in your pores
- bacteria build up in your pores.
All of this is possible under several conditions which include; hormonal changes caused by puberty or pregnancy, taking certain medications, such as certain birth control pills or corticosteroids, consuming a diet that contains a large amount of refined sugars or carbohydrates, such as bread and chips , parents who have pimples.
The appearance of pimples can affect individual self-esteem and, over time, can cause permanent physical scarring. It is no longer new that many people believe that foods such as peanuts and their derivatives, chocolate, etc. contribute to the appearance of pimples. However, there is no scientific support for these claims. Many people are primarily at risk for developing pimples during puberty because at this stage the body undergoes hormonal changes, which can trigger the production of oil.
In addition, here are steps to prevent pimples
- Always wash your face at least twice a day with an oil-free cleanser
- Reduce stress
- Remove makeup and cleanse your skin thoroughly before going to bed
- Eat a healthy meal with a low amount of refined sugars
- Avoid makeup containing oil