Nothing bothers me or others more than dealing with a recurring zit. It’s quite common and something that most who don’t have to deal with it take for granted. You put all that work into clearing things up only to be greeted at a later date by the same reoccuring pimple. I’m telling you, it’s a battle and it’s exhausting. The good news is that you can actually get rid of the pimples that you keep getting. It’s not impossible to keep your skin clean and clear of blemishes. You just need to know what to do.
If pesky pimples show up in the same please over and over then you, my friend, have got a major problem. This type of thing can drive and man or woman crazy. I’m going to give you some insight as to how you can deal with this drama and set the record straight for good.
Destroying Recurring Pimples For Good
You’re probably waiting for me to throw some fancy new product your way that you have no idea what it is. Either that or you’re expecting me to come out and say that there’s absolutely no way to fix this issue. Well, here’s a big no on account of both of those things. Whether you’ve got recurring boils or pimples on your skin, there’s a way if you have the will.
Before I get into how to get rid of recurring pimples, let’s start by discussing why they keep on coming back to visit.
Why does acne keep showing up in the same place? Well, there are a number of reasons why this may be occurring. It could be that you have a particular area of your skin that’s more prone to stress versus other areas. Any stress area is one which takes the brunt of the beating whenever your immune system starts to get weak. This typically occurs when you get sick or ill. It’s a perfect reason why I preach the importance of eating healthy, working out, and taking vitamin C.
Another culprit here may be hormonal. This holds true, especially for women. Think about it for a second. Women’s hormone level change on a regular basis. They have menstrual cycles that can have a drastic impact on things.
Another reason could be that your pores are damaged and they’ve become weak due to all the picking, poking and squeezing that you’ve done over the years. The weakness of the pores prevents it from being able to limit the amount of oil and bacteria that enters the pores. The area then becomes inflamed and once again gets infected.
Another reason that you might be getting recurring pimples and cysts could be something that’s far below the surface. If you have an inflammation deep within your skin, it often causes pimples to form at the surface. Sure, the spots go away but they reappear once the skin becomes inflamed again.
Here’s a test that you can do or at least something that you can be on the lookout for over a short period of time. Keep a journal or diary of your breakouts and determine if you are seeing spots for a few times a month. If so, you need to seek professional help to rule out and serious infection from a deep cyst or boil.
Steps To Get Rid Of Recurring Pimples
Now that I’ve covered what causes them, I’m going to give you the formula to make them disappear once and for all. Whatever you do, if you start squeezing and popping them, you’re never going to get rid of them. This is what I call the dummy approach to destroying recurring pimples.
Why? Well, because only a dummy would pop zits over and over as they reappear. It’s like pouring gasoline onto a fire. Don’t do it!
Instead, here are some of the most basic steps for you to take to eliminate any reoccurring pimple that you’ve been fighting.
Don’t be silly, make sure you’re not applying it directly to your skin. I want you to hold it to your skin in five-minute intervals off and on for about 30 minutes.
The next step is the apply what’s known as a clay mask directly to your skin. You can apply one you’ve purchased or you can make your own at home. What this does is it helps you detox your skin. It can also assist in reducing the inflammation. Clay masks are also known for helping unclog your pores and absorb any extra oil that resides on your skin.
Those two simple steps should really help you start to get control of your outbreaks and “calm down” your skin. Now that I’ve gone over how to make your pimple go away, it’s time to cover the recurring aspect.
How To Keep It From Coming Back
What’s important to note here is that prevention is the best medicine. If you’re doing everything right and your skin regimen is on point yet you’re still seeing recurring breakout spots more than a couple times a month, then you need professional help. You must see a licensed dermatologist in order to confirm that it’s not a deep cyst or boil. If it turns out to be the case, they may decide to shoot it with cortisone which will definitely help reduce the inflammation.
Now you’ve got to keep your pores and overall skin healthy. The best way to do that is to try your best to continuously remove oil, dirt, dead skin and dying cells from your face or body. Don’t be afraid to apply a salicylic acid in order to keep your pores free from bacteria.
In the event that your breakouts are in direct correlation to hormones, then you need to keep an eye on your hormone levels. Once you see a pattern start to develop, especially with a menstrual cycle or if you are pregnant, then you can try to combat it by making dietary changes. For example, cut out any excessive sugars or salts from your diet and do your best to remain stress-free during your cycle.
Last but not least, you’ve got to keep it clean. I’m talking about keeping things that you can control free and clear of bacteria. Wipe down your smartphone, clean your sunglasses, wash your sheets and keep your hands away from your face. All these things will help prevent your face from becoming covered in bacteria.