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How to Resist the Urge to Pick and Pop Pimples

Written by Vivoderm Admin on . Posted in Acne, Skin and Tips

Anyone who has ever had a pimple has likely felt the temptation to pop it. It seems like a quick fix, but the truth is, picking and popping can lead to scarring, infections, and even more acne. Here’s a comprehensive guide on how to resist this urge and care for your skin properly.

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Understand Why You Shouldn’t Pop Pimples

First, it’s crucial to understand why popping pimples is harmful. When you squeeze a pimple, you risk pushing the debris and bacteria deeper into your skin, which can cause inflammation and potentially lead to an infection or a larger pimple. You also increase the risk of scarring.

Develop a Skincare Routine

Adopting a consistent skincare routine is fundamental in combating acne. Use gentle cleansers, moisturizers, and acne treatments that contain ingredients like salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide. These can help manage your breakouts and diminish the need to pop pimples.

Keep Your Hands Off

One of the simplest ways to prevent acne and avoid popping pimples is to keep your hands away from your face. Our hands are often covered in bacteria from everything we touch, which can transfer to our faces and lead to breakouts.

Treat, Don’t Touch

If you have a particularly troublesome pimple, try treating it instead of popping it. Hydrocolloid bandages are excellent for this; they cover the pimple, absorbing the pus and oil, protecting it from external bacteria, and preventing you from picking.

Ice It

For swollen, painful pimples, applying ice can reduce inflammation and numb the area, thus decreasing your urge to manipulate the spot.

Trim Your Nails

Keeping your nails short can prevent you from effectively popping pimples and will reduce the damage done if you do start to pick.

Professional Help

If your acne is severe or if you find it difficult to stop picking, consult a dermatologist. Professional treatments like chemical peels, laser therapy, or prescription medications can be more effective than any home remedy.

Psychological Strategies

Often, picking at pimples can be a nervous habit or a response to stress. Consider strategies like mindfulness, meditation, or even consulting a therapist to address underlying anxiety or compulsive behaviors.

Educate Yourself and Others

Sharing knowledge about the dangers of popping pimples and the benefits of proper skin care can reinforce your own practices and help others too. Whether through blog posts, social media, or casual conversation, spreading awareness can be empowering.

Stay Busy

Keep your hands busy with other activities, especially during times of stress or boredom, which are prime times for picking. Try squeezing a stress ball, doodling, or handling a fidget spinner.

Maintaining the health of your skin requires patience and discipline. By implementing these strategies, you can resist the urge to pick or pop pimples, leading to clearer and healthier skin over time. Remember, every pimple goes through its own life cycle, and most will clear up on their own if given the chance. Your skin will thank you for it!

Treating and Preventing Sunburn

Written by Author on . Posted in Anti-Aging, Fundamentals, Natural Skincare, Recent Articles, Skin and Tips, Sun Protection

Playing in the sun is not fun if you have to deal with sunburn afterward.  On long, hot summer days, we are all tempted to spend the day relaxing poolside or at the beach, and most of us have suffered the consequences of too much sun exposure.  The desire for the perfect golden tan can sometimes lead to sunburns, which is very harmful for the skin.  If you suffer from acne, a sunburn can further damage your skin and cause permanent scarring.Vivoderm Sun protection

Sunburn is a delayed inflammatory reaction when the skin is exposed to excessive ultraviolet radiation.  Symptoms of mild sunburn, including redness, tenderness and pain, often occur a few hours after exposure, and can last for several days.  The pain, itching and peeling is the skin’s reaction to excessive UVA and UVB ray exposure.  Although the skin needs time to heal, there are some remedies and treatments available to help the skin repair itself.

Get out of the sun

It may sound simple enough, but we often do not realize we are sunburned until it is too late. Since it is a delayed reaction, the full extent and severity of the burn may not appear until up to 12 hours after exposure.   Stop your sun exposure by seeking shade from trees, umbrellas, hats, etc.  Drink lots  of water, since sunburn causes dehydration.  Get some immediate relief for the pain by adding baking soda to a cool bath, and wear loose clothing that does not stick to the body.

Reduce the pain

Anti-inflammatory medicine such as Advil or Ibuprofen can help relieve the redness and pain associated with sunburn.  Aloe vera is a popular treatment for sunburn thanks to its ability to moisturize and repair the skin.  Apply a moisturizing cream containing Aloe vera, and if possible, apply the gel from the actual plant to the affected areas.  Once the burn heals, the skin will begin to peel and may become itchy.  Fight the temptation to pick and scratch, which can irritate the skin a slow the healing process.  Instead, keep the skin moisturized by applying a moisturizing lotion, which can reduce itching.

Prevent sunburn

The best way to deal with sunburn is to not get one.   Sunburn may only seem harmless and temporary, but can have lasting effects on the skin and overall health.  Serious sunburn can cause blisters, shock, lead to cancer and even death if left untreated.  Protect yourself from the sun’s harmful rays by applying sunscreen at least 30 minutes before going outside.  Wear loose, protective clothing and avoid staying outside for too long during peak hours (10am to 4pm), when sunrays are harsh.  Choose a sunscreen with SPF of at least 30, and use sun-protection products that contain zinc oxide, an inorganic ingredient that can deflect UVA rays.  Try Vivoderm’s zinc cream, a natural product that can be used as a nontoxic sunscreen with 15% Zinc Oxide.

(2009 re-post) Van Le is a staff writer for the CSU Daily Titan and writing intern for Vivoderm Laboratories in Los Angeles, California. She is currently pursuing a Journalism degree at California State University, Fullerton.

Acne Skin Care For Young Teens

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Most adolescents beging to develop acne around ages 12-14. This is also the right time to start a regular skincare routine. First, it is essential to foster healthy habits in your teen early. Make it a habit for them to follow a skin care regimen so that they can prevent the development of acne or acne scars on their face in the future.

Natural, herbal, acne treatments for teens
Daily cleansing is important to keep acne at bay

When you are starting skin care early you must understand what is important for sensitive skin. Try to keep the beauty regimen as simple as possible. If you are suffering from acne then find the best natural product to control it. The best thing for sensitive and young skin would be natural based skin products. Try to choose a product that does not have too many ingredients. The more ingredients a product have it is likely to irritate the skin. Always choose gentle and mild products.

Vivoderm offers natural based anti acne products which are effective on sensitive skin. This beauty skin care brand offers an 100% herbal anti-acne face mask that is absolutely wonderful for teen skin. It is an herbal product that does not contain any chemicals or preservatives and contains natural anti inflammatories and anti oxidants to boost radiant skin and cellular turnover. It is created to penetrate the skin and clean out all dirt and impurities.

Moreover, this skin miraculous facial mask has antiseptic properties that also attack the bacteria that cause acne. It removes dead skin cells and helps to increase circulation that promotes skin health. The result is clear and smooth skin that any teen can be proud of.

Fight Acne the Natural Way

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Acne is perhaps the most affecting beauty issue to any teenager who is going through puberty. Though the exact cause of acne is yet to be determined, it is widely believed that the “zits” or pimples are caused by the effects of hormones on sebaceous glands. What affects teens more, sadly are the after marks or scars that acne leaves on the skin even after one has been treated. These scars can cause a real embarrassment for anybody to show their face in public.

The Derma Roller Skin Treatments

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What is the Derma Roller or Skin Needling?

Recently, while walking around at the 2009 Beauty Expo in Long Beach, CA, I noticed a large number of booths selling these small rolling devices, covered with many short needles. Curious whether these were new parenting tools to scare unruly children or for skincare, I decided to research it further. The cosmetic representatives claimed these new facial rollers could increase collagen production and reduce wrinkles.

The derma roller is a very small rolling device that contains 192 micro points made of surgical steel. While it goes by different names, ‘skin needling,’ ‘dermaroller,’ or ‘meso roller,’ among many others, it appears to be a simple and natural method that promises to prevent skin aging, restore collagen, smooth out scars, pitted skin, and stretch marks – or your money back in some cases.

Research On Skin Needling

The skin needling device is used along with your normal skincare routine to remove acne scars, stretch marks, wrinkles, fine lines. Representatives say it can even help with big pores, black heads, and white heads. This micro needling or skin needling anti-aging technique is also used to perform collagen induction therapy (CIT). Studies show that when this device is rolled over the skin, it creates small puncture wounds which cause the body to produce collagen in an attempt to heal the skin. Our collagen production falls dramatically after about age 35 or so.

How the Derma Roller Works

Published instructions say when you roll this device over the skin it creates small puncture wounds into the top layer of the skin. This puncturing will then cause a type of wound-healing reaction for the dermal layer to begin production of collagen fibers, elastin, and other skin cells that helps to fill in lines, wrinkles, remove stretch marks and fill in deep pitted scars – also allowing the derma roller to be a great acne scar treatment.

In addition, the derma roller allows for optimum absorption of any anti-aging cream you may use afterwards. Each time you use the derma roller, the collagen building effects continue for weeks- smoothing stretch marks, acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles.

Unlike other skin rejuvenating techniques, the derma roller doesn’t require downtime for healing. And, unlike chemical or laser peels, the derma roller can be used safely by women and men of color because it doesn’t affect skin pigmentation.

The Studies

In 1994, Dr. Philippe Simonin, a Swiss Dermatologist, performed a study on 600 people divided into two groups – the skin-aging group and the scar reduction group. Published results found that in the skin aging group there was a 40% significant improvement and an impressive 60% improvement in scar reduction group.

Another doctor, Dr. Andre Camirand, a plastic surgeon from Canada, found that skin needling improved the texture and depression of scars and also improved over-all skin color and texture. He also found this remodeling process can go on up to 12 months from each treatment.

Further study results by plastic surgeons and dermatologists claim in that addition to reducing the appearance of sun damage and wrinkles, (such as crows feet), skin needling can help lessen or remove stretch marks, cellulite, acne scars, surgical scars and smooth out pitted skin and dimpling.

In addition, it allows maximum absorption of your best wrinkle creams or any anti aging creams. Each rolling session can stimulate collagen to reduce wrinkles and scars – like a mini-instant face lift.

~ R. Dupree