Acne (Pimples) Treatment

Acne (Pimples) Treatment

Acne (pimples) is a common problem in teenagers and also in some adults.

It ranges from the formation of open or closed comedones (black or whiteheads respectively), pustules (red or yellow bump and nodules & cysts) (large, red or skin colored deep-seated bumps) with or without pain.

There are certain aggravating factors for acne(pimples):-

  • High glycemic diet eg:- chocolates, more of cakes, sweet drinks, candies etc.
  • Intake of more oily food, meat, nuts etc.
  • Use of heavy cosmetics like occlusive bases, concealers or oily sunscreens.
  • Use of hair oil & facials.
  • Certain medicines like steroids, antidepressents, antiepleptics, antituberculer drugs.
  • Stress is also an aggravating factor for acne Students can get a flare of their pimples during their exam time.


  • Regular cleansing of the face (2-3 times per day) preferably with an exfoliating face wash, which removes the dirt, oil and dead layer of the ski
  • Avoid application of oil on hair.
  • Avoid procedures like facials, scrubs or clean up as they can aggravate your acne.
  • Avoid concealers and occlusive cosmetic on face.
  • Treatment of dandruff on the scalp is also recommended as it increases the oiliness on the face and increases acne.
  • Increased intake of water & fruits is recommended.
  • Food with high-calorie content like chocolates should be avoided.
  • One should not fiddle with acne as it might increase the chances of pigmentation & scarring.