When hair, sebum and skin cells form a block and bacteria get to this, we get eruptions called pimples. Some pores and oil glands get clogged and result in pimples. The recurrence of pimples is called acne; Hormonal changes are another major cause. 
A pimple may occur  in your face, scalp, tongue, cystic, lips,
head or arms. 

 Eating chocolates or fried stuff will not make too much of a difference, but healthy eating – 3 servings a day of fruits and vegetables will help. We need to drink a lot of water, have meals with whole grains and greens to avoid constipation.

Some Don’ts:

 *Wash your hands frequently and try not to touch your face too often. 

*Keep your hair from falling on the face or forehead.

*Avoid the use of make-up; try to let the pores breathe. 

*Don’t squeeze or pinch the pimples as the membrane gets ruptured and causes the sebum and bacteria to spread. 

*Don’t wash your face more than twice because the more we wash, the sebaceous glands become more active and produce more sebum.

*Instead of soap, use powder made from dried orange peels or use a paste of fresh orange or lemon peels.

*Apply fresh Aloe Vera gel on the pimples, it will soothe and heal the

*Apple cider is an extremely powerful cure to clear the pimple scars as well as pimples. Mix ½ teaspoon in a cup of water. Apply gently on the entire affected area with cotton wool and leave overnight.

*Garlic is an excellent cure for acne – A freshly sliced pod can be gently applied on the pimple or a juice of garlic can be used, and left on for at least ½ hour. Although this stinks it is a pretty effective method.

*A blend of honey and limejuice can prove to help with constant usage.

*Change your pillow cover every day so that the infection has no way of getting back to you.

*Gently apply some ice on your face after a warm water bath so that the pores close.

NOTE; These remedies can be used for pimples and acne on the face, neck and shoulders.
 Women do get pimples with their menstrual cycles, which fade away on their own. Sometimes people inherit this dreaded ailment, which means it could be genetical.


Folasade Olatunji, an award winning Radio/Television Presenter, Red Carpet Host, Model and Blogger who started her career with Tv3 Nigeria, operated by Disc Communication Company as a Presnter in 2006, is a Native of Ogun State, born and breed in Lagos, studied Business Administration at the Fedral Polytecnic Ilaro and recieved Diploma in Presentation at the Pencil Film Institute (PEFTI).

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