Pimples are one of the more inconvenient parts of life. Not only are they uncomfortable, but bad breakouts can take a toll on your confidence. The only plus side to getting pimples is that everyone else does, too —- it's comforting to know you're not alone!
Here at Nourishing Biologicals, we believe that with the best skincare products and proper skincare routines, it's something you can achieve.
Acne can be frustrating at times, but knowing how to get rid of unwanted pimples is the first step to regaining confidence. Grab a cup of coffee or green tea and read our most effective tips on how to get rid of pimples in the first place.
When a breakout hits, there is a certain protocol we recommend. First off, don't panic! Yes, even if you feel your zit is the size of mount Everest — we promise it's much smaller than you think.
When your skin is amid a bad breakout, the last thing you want to do is stress. Stress can cause unwanted side effects, like worsening the severity of your breakout.
Tip #1: Apply Ice to the Pimple
Once you've taken a few deep breaths, now you can move on to acne-fighting damage control — aka, getting rid of your pimples.
Applying ice directly to your pimple may help calm and soothe that provoked pore.
Grab a few cubes of ice and wrap them in a cloth. Apply the ice-filled cloth to your problem areas for around three to four minutes. Repeat this process a few times a day to help reduce irritation to the area.
When you first break out, your pimples can often be red, swollen, and irritated. You want to soothe the area before applying tons of creams and ointments.
Tip #2: Apply Salicylic Acid to the Pimple
Salicylic acid is an effective (and common) ingredient used to treat breakouts. While your skin already contains essential oils, this ingredient works best at removing excess oil and dead skin — two common causes of acne.
If you're in a pinch and can't get your hand on salicylic acid, you may already have some in your home. If you rely on over-the-counter aspirin to soothe head and neck tension, you're in luck — you can now use this simple home remedy to manage your breakouts as well.
Aspirin has high amounts of salicylic acid, making it a top candidate for ridding your skin of those unwanted pimples. Simply crush up two aspirin tabs and add a few drops of water. Once a paste is formed (similar in feel to toothpaste), rub that directly onto your pimples or other affected area for easy spot treatment. Rinse your face after fifteen minutes.
Tip #3: Wash Face Twice a Day
While washing your face once a day may be sufficient to help remove dead skin cells and whiteheads, some may require a bit more TLC.
Suppose you have normal skin (not too dry and not too oily), lucky you! There are a few different skin types and more sensitive skin, and each one requires different levels of care. The normal skin type is arguably the easiest but is considered rare.
Don't feel bad if your acne-prone skin runs on the more dry or oily side.
No one's skin is perfect; we figure even Victoria Beckham deals with pimples, too. Don't feel bad if your skin needs an extra rinse or two during the day. Your skin is exposed to a lot and should be kept clean and free of bacteria.
Wash your face morning and night to potentially help prevent future breakouts, reduce excess oil production, and progress the healing process of your already enlarged pores. Your nighttime skincare routine may look slightly different from others, which is completely normal.
Your skin has different needs throughout the day, and we don't believe in the one-size-fits-all skincare routines or products. Finding the acne treatment that works for your pimples overnight is the secret to achieving ever-glowing skin.
Tip #4: Opt for Healing Ingredients
When it comes to skincare, Nourishing Biologicals knows. We are a bio-science company dedicated to creating clean, clinically proven, and sustainable products that treat the cause, not just the symptoms.
Besides opting for nourishing, clean, sustainable, solution-oriented products, seek out ingredients with healing properties. Whether as a spot treatment or a comprehensive skin booster, these methods help your skin feel better.
Each of these ingredients works in synergy with your skin to reduce oil, remove excess skin, and reduce the appearance of pores (and can help treat acne in the process).
Tip #5: Use a Face Serum With Hyaluronic Acid
Hyaluronic acid is beneficial to your skin's health. Hyaluronic acid draws moisture into the skin and helps fortify the skin's barrier for sustained hydration.
An effective way to prevent acne is by keeping your skin moisturized. If your skin is left dry, it will send a message to your body requesting an increase of sebum oil. Excess sebum oil is a common cause of breakouts and blackheads.
Even if you have oily skin, you still need to apply a moisturizer and serum to your skin every day. Often oily skin occurs when your body overproduces oil due to already dry skin. You may realize all you needed to keep your oily skin at bay was some moisturizer.
While we may be biased, we suggest using our Miracular Face Serum. It has all the nourishing ingredients your skin needs. You can expect this product to deeply penetrate the skin to boost firmness and hydration for younger-looking skin, from hyaluronic acid to hydrolyzed collagen.
Tip #6: Apply a Face Mask
Doing a weekly anti-inflammatory face mask is an effective way to heighten your skincare routine. Face masks can help target specific issues — dry skin, dehydration, large pores, or acne.
Considering there are gently exfoliating face masks with ingredients formulated to help reduce the appearance of blemishes, you may find success in a mask or two or a week. Plus, face masks always bring the perfect ambiance to your night —- at-home spa night? Yes, please.
Look for ingredients such as salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide. These ingredients can help soothe and unclog your irritated pores and can help reduce the appearance of those unwanted blemishes.
Tip #7: Avoid Makeup When Exercising
Whether you're a gym rat or like to keep your working out to necessity, an easy way to avoid pimples and blackheads is by cleansing your face before you break a sweat.
You're not supposed to sleep in your makeup; you don't want to work out in it either. It can easily clog pores and cause acne when your sweat mixes with makeup and other bacteria.
We get that sometimes your workout is crammed in between classes, school pick-up, or work calls. Even if it means reapplying your face post-lift, we say it's a must — your skin will thank you later.
Tip #8: Moisturize Daily
It's no secret keeping your skin moisturized is one of the most effective ways to achieve that youthful, glowing skin everyone wishes they were born with.
Moisturizing your skin is essential because it ensures you're replenishing your skin with all the useful ingredients, like vitamin A or tea tree oil, it needs for an improved skin condition.
Nourishing Biologicals suggest using a hydrating moisturizer rich in nourishing ingredients. We suggest prepping your skin by adding an extra layer of hydration with Miracular Skin Essence.
While skin essence may be news to you, it's gaining massive popularity in the skincare world. This after-cleansing topical cream is packed with nourishing ingredients that moisturize skin, smooth uneven texture, and prep skin for the following steps.
The best way to ensure your skin is highly hydrated is by prepping it efficiently.
Tip #9: Avoid Popping Your Pimples
While this may not be a tip on getting rid of or avoiding pimples, we think it still needs to be said. Everyone knows popping their pimples isn't good for their skin, but trust us, we know how tempting it can be.
Popping your pimples and applying thick concealer can traumatize your skin. When you touch and pop your pimples, you spread harmful bacteria around your face, leading to more breakouts. The only thing worse than acne or cystic acne is acne scars.
So Long, Pimples
Knowing how to get rid of pimples is one thing, but it's also helpful to know how to prevent them in the first place. Once a pimple appears, your best bet is to let it heal. However, we do have a few DIY tips and tricks that might help reduce the appearance of those pesky blemishes.
At Nourishing Biologicals, we take pride in our products and our ingredients. We care about your skin's appearance and your overall health. It's time to say goodbye to acne and say hello to healthy, youthful skin.