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How To Treat Pimples Of Your Child

If you ever see your preadolescent child spending lot of their time in front of the mirror, bursting acnes and finding ways to hide it, don’t panic but smile. A pimple is a very common problem at the age of puberty when there is a rush of hormones inducing the skin to produce more sebum. In the past few years, children’s have started to hit puberty very early compared to the expected age and pimples are the first symptom of puberty.

Pimples are the major cause of embarrassment and anxiety among teenagers. And so it’s very important to know the reason that causes a pimple before you look out for its skin care options.

Reasons that causes Pimples

Usually, a pimple can happen to anyone of any age but mostly it occurs in the pre-teen children when they hit puberty. It is caused by the overdrive of hormones leading the skin to produce more oil than normal. The outer layer of our skin exfoliates itself continuously. Sometimes the dead cells get stuck together with the sticky oil (sebum) and block the pore.

Pore blockage is more prone to arise at the time of puberty because the sebaceous glands produce extra sebum at the moment.

The sebum and dead cells accumulate leading to blockage of the pore, this encourages the growth of undesirable bacteria’s, Propionibacterium. This is a slow-developing bacterium linked to the pimple development. These bacteria feed on the sebum thereby producing a substance that instigates an immune response, main to epidermis inflammation and spots.

How to take care of skin at home

To prevent a pimple it always best to avoid all those things that trigger a pimple or make it bad. It’s always best to encourage your child to develop a control on anything that can cause the acnes problematic.

Washing your face

Encourage your child to wash their face with a mild soap at least twice a day with warm water and avoid scrubbing. Avoid the usage of all harsh soaps and cosmetics. Also, keep splashing with only water throughout the day.

Avoid bursting the pimples

Never ever let your child burst those filthy looking pimples, it can worsen the infected pimple by spreading around the nearby skin. It also causes dark scarring to the wound.


Encourage your child to eat a healthy diet that includes more green vegetable and fruits. Avoids all greasy and oil based foods like French fries, junks, chocolates etc.

Check your hair more often

To prevent having pimples it isn’t just quintessential to keep the face oil free but also your hair. Leaving overnight oil in your hair can cause a pimple as the hair touching your face will make your skin more oily. Wash your hair regularly and don’t let them fall on your face. Also go conveniently on cosmetics products like hair gels, fragrances, and deodorants as they are able to clog up the dermis pores leading to pimples.

Keep your hands away from your skin

Pimples are very irritating and nasty often drawing attention towards it. But touching and popping pimples can only deepen the problem. Don’t let your child touch their face. It can spread bacteria, causing infections or furthermore pimples which certainly nobody wants.

Apply more and more ice on face

Ice soothes the epidermis of the skin, specifically the affected part which will help your epidermis to grow more pimple-free. Using ice on the dermis will not only get rid of the oil but also cleanse the grime trapped inside and reduces the redness and swelling. To eliminate an eruption, put an ice dice in a clean cloth and gently press it in opposition to the affected epidermis. Or you can also make use of beaten ice or ice cubes to the dermis as a way to control a pimple on the skin.

Change the pillow cover regularly

It’s very important to change pillow cover on every two or three nights. The pillow absorbs the face’s usual oils, which can be reapplied onto the skin every time you sleep on it, promoting bacterial growth on your skin. A clean and smooth pillow cover can accordingly can breakouts the bacterial infection to have clearer skin

Visit dermatologist

It’s always best to go for herbal products to control pimples on the face but if a pimple gets worse, then it’s time to visit the doctor to get basic medicine to control the situation.

Children have delicate skin and it’s very important to take proper skin care measures to control the pimples. Let your children be free from these worries so that they can enjoy their childhood.

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