April 3, 2012

How To Treat Pimples on Your Forehead

Unfortunately, pimples on the forehead are very common - and for teenage girls in particular, the natural reaction is to try to disguise them by styling hair to cover them. This might be a good short-term fix, however it could actually make the pimples worse in the long run because not only could the natural oil from the hair exacerbate the problem but for those with sensitive skins, residues of hair products could also cause skin reactions.

It is another unfortunate fact that pimples are much easier to prevent than they are to get rid of – particularly if you want to get rid of them in a hurry! The T Zone of the face (chin, nose and forehead) is the area where most of the spots - pimples, whiteheads and blackheads, tend to show up. This is because this area has the most sebaceous glands and the pores are more likely to become blocked.

pimples on forhead disguised by hairstyle
If you have been hiding your forehead pimples under your fringe, do your face a favor and remember to tie back or clip your hair so that it does not fall over your face during the night. You should also make sure you launder your pillowcase really frequently as residue from any treatment products you use, oils from your skin and dead skin cells shed whilst you sleep, could provide a home for bacteria to develop and you do not want this coming into contact with your skin.

The next thing to do is to get into the habit of exfoliating your skin regularly. How often will depend on your skin type and, to a degree, your age. What exfoliation does is to remove the old, dead skin debris from the surface of your skin. This has two beneficial effects on the development of acne and pimples. Firstly, it helps to stop the pores from becoming clogged; secondly, it helps to clear blackheads, whiteheads and pimples more quickly.

You need to experiment a little with exfoliation, choose a product which is gently with very fine grains. Do not choose something gritty and harsh in the mistaken belief that it will remove more dead cells and therefore give better results. You must avoid at all costs, damaging the surface of your skin with a harsh exfoliating product as this could make matters worse, causing skin to look sore and inflamed and possibly allowing bacteria to get in and cause an infection.

If you normally wear makeup every day, try to give your skin a holiday one day a week and go bare-faced! If you really cannot bear to be seen outside the house without your makeup, try to remove it in the evening when you get home from work or school rather than leaving this task until bed time. The important thing is to try to give your face some time to ‘breathe’. If you do go out without makeup, remember to use a moisturizing sunscreen and be sure to choose a non comedogenic one that will not block your pores. It goes without saying really, that you should remove every last trace of cosmetics before bed.

One tip for pimples on the forehead that may work for you, is to apply a small dab of normal (non-gel) toothpaste on pimples. Try this for the first time during the day so that you can immediately wash it off if there is any irritation. If you do not experience a problem, you can leave it on overnight as many people find that this home remedy for pimples is very effective.

(Guest Post by Alison Graham)

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  1. Exfoliating helps a lot. I also found that drinking water by the tub helps to keep the pimples away.

  2. Fatima11:29 AM

    Drink sufficient amounts of fluids, most preferably the recommended 8 glasses of water a day. Still on point, reduce the intake of carbonated drinks

  3. Anonymous8:24 PM

    I hate those pesky pimples on my forhead and even in my 20s I still used tro have them, and it was absolutely a drag! I've tried a whole bunch of different ance products, however, the only thing that worked what the Grapefruit Glycolic Wash from Made from Earth. I think the organic products work better for me in general.

    I use this Grapefruit Wash from Made from Earth daily because it really does swipe off oil and daily debris from your face. It doens't strip away all the oil from your face, so it doens't dry your skin, but removes just the top layer of oil. Second, I really really love the smell of hte pink grapefruit. COmpared to other ance products, this one smells the best.

  4. Anonymous12:45 AM

    Ive alo used the made from earth grapefruit wash. it smells so good


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