Pimples or zits can cause irritation and redness on the skin because of inflammatory response. Although inflammation helps our body to regenerate tissues and also helps in healing of the skin, it can also be annoying especially when it produce red marks on the face.
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There are thousands of tiny pores on our skin that contains sebaceous glands. These sebaceous glands produce skin softening sebum to the skin. When the sebum produced by these glands becomes in excess or it is infected by bacteria than pores on the skin can become clogged. These clogs result in to painful red pimples.
We can prevent ourselves from acne by making little changes in our lifestyle. It is very important to wash our face twice a day. We must not scrub our face too hard and when drying dry it gently with towel. After washing we must use topical creams to moisturize the face. We must prevent our skin from dehydration because dry skin can easily lead us to acne problem. For healthy men it is recommended to drink 3 liters of water daily and for healthy women drinking 2.2 liters of water is essential. Drinking more water will also help kidney and liver to perform better.
We can use exfoliates or masks to wipe away dead skins that accumulate over the skin. By cleaning our skin once a week with the usage of masks or scrub we can prevent it from acne. Stress is also a main factor which can cause acne. Cells that produce sebum are linked with stress hormones.
When we are stressed these sebum cells become unregulated and cause acne. We can get rid of stress by involving us in some healthy activities like sports and doing exercise daily. Certain vitamins also prevent us from getting acne. The intake of vitamin A vitamin C and vitamin B6 can protect us from being involved in acne problem.
We can get rid of acne redness by applying some home remedies. Some of the commonly used home remedies are discussed below.
By using toothpaste:
We can get rid of acne redness by applying a dab of toothpaste on the red marks and leaving it overnight. Then wash it at morning with mild cleanser and gently dry it with towel. By applying toothpaste we can reduce redness and swelling too. It is important to note that toothpaste that contains silica is recommended for this procedure. The toothpaste that contains menthol or fluoride is prohibited for this procedure because they can worsen the problem. We must also avoid gel based toothpaste for this procedure.
By using ice cubes:
We can reduce or get rid of redness from acne by applying ice cubes on the red marks. For this we must wrap ice cubes in towel or cloth and dab it on the affected area gently. This procedure will constrict the blood vessels and slow down the blood circulation that makes the area appear red. By doing this process 2 to 5 times in a day we can overcome acne problem.
By using aspirin:
Aspirin contains salicylic acid that is helpful in removing inflammatory effects. We must crush aspirin until it is converted into powder form. Then add two to four drops of tap water to make a thick paste. Then apply this paste on the red marks and leave it for five minutes. The aspirin paste will reduce inflammation as a result redness on the skin will also reduce. Then we must wash it with warm water.
By using eye drops:
Eye drops usually contains tetrahydrozoline hydrochloride which helps to remove redness. For this we must put small amount of eye drop on the Q tip and then freeze it overnight. Then apply this cold Q tip on the affected areas gently. This cold Q tip will suppress the inflammation and relieve redness from acne.
By using lemon juice:
Lemon juice contains citric acid which is very useful in fighting bacteria and also has skin lightening components that can remove redness. For this we must soak in the lemon juice on a cotton ball and apply it gently on the red marks. Lemon juice will lighten the skin and remove redness from acne. We must avoid going to sun directly after applying lemon juice because it can damage our skin.
By using tea bags:
By putting tea bags in hot water for some time then placing it on the acne for 30 to 60 seconds we can get rid of redness from the acne. Then wash affected area with face wash or soap to remove oil and bacteria that was drawn out. It is a technique used for unclogging the clogged pores and drawing dead skin cells and bacteria to the skin surface.
By using Aloe Vera:
Aloe Vera contains anti inflammatory and anti bacteria characteristics which help us not only to remove redness but it can also heal the acne. We must extract the juice from fresh Aloe Vera leaf and apply it on the acne with the help of cotton ball. Then we let it stay for some time. Then wash it with warm and clean water. By doing this process twice a day we can get rid of redness from acne. If fresh Aloe Vera is not available then we can use lotions and creams that contain Aloe Vera as a ingredient.
By using honey:
Honey is also useful to get rid of redness from acne. For this we must take little amount of honey and dab a cotton ball in it. Then apply it on the acne affected areas and leave it overnight. Then wash it at morning. By doing this process daily we can get rid of redness from acne.
By using different creams:
There are different creams available in market that helps us to get rid of redness from acne. Some of the famous creams available are Dr jart+ BB beauty cream, Foreo Espada acne clearing blue light pen, Missha speedy solution anti trouble patch and DNA regeneration serum.