Oil glands, black pores, inactive skin cells, bacteria and more

The causes of pimples are foremost connected to oil glands production, inactive skin cells, blocked pores and bacteria. What causes pimples?


In some cases, pimples are mostly related with puberty to signify a young person has reached adolescent stage. Adolescent stage is the ages between (12) twelve and (19) nineteen years.

It may vary with individuals. Some may not have a tint of it; others have it take over their faces even with treatment.

I had my fair share of it when growing up. There are times I wondered where it came from because it lowered my self- esteem even as a young girl. So then, what really causes pimples?

Pimples are small spots or inflammation of the skin. They develop when oil glands become detained and infected, leading to swollen red dots filled with pus.

What causes pimples

The causes of pimples are foremost connected to oil glands production, inactive skin cells, blocked pores and bacteria.

Oil gland production usually occurs when there is much intake of fatty foods like, groundnut, margarine, cheese, pork, chicken and peanut.

When there is much intake of foods like these, one is likely to produce pimples.

High intake of diary product and high glycaemic index foods, a research conducted by New York University has shown to result in causing pimples.

Inactive skin cells which causes pimples happens as a result of dead cells, constant change of skin cream and facial experiments.

Blocked pores and bacteria will easily cause pimples when there is no proper care of the face. The face is supposed to be exfoliated at least once every 3 months so as to revive the cells or create new ones.

Continues refusal of airy space for the face could black the pores and cause pimples. Increase in testosterone, a natural hormone found in both males and females can trigger the oil gland to produce excess sebum increasing the likelihood of clogged pores.

Pimples can also be a manifestation of the menstrual cycle in some women. Such women will usually have one or two pimple on their forehead right before and during menstruation but they are short-lived just after the cycle.

Stress and lack of sleep can wreak havoc on skin and these can aggravate pimples and make it worse.

Food allergies or sensitivity are very delicate but they can pack a big punch in the acne department which will cause pimples to appear on the skin.

Toxins can build up in your body through constipation or linen, kidney and intestinal function. When this happens, the build-up gets released through the skin, resulting in pimples.

What you need to know about pimples

The most likely part of the body to be affected by pimples is the face, back chest and shoulders due to the creation of oily glands in these areas of the skin.

The continuous popping of pimples can result in the increase of it.

Some doctors believe that pimples and their locations signify further health problems with specific organs. Example, a pimple on the top of the nose could mean that, one needs to cut down the intake of alcohol and fatty foods and rather try roughages like cabbage, lettuce and dandelion. One needs to increase their level of water intake.

A pimple on the cheek signifies that the respiratory system could be polluted or a reaction to some allergies. People with such, should touch their faces regularly by taking proper care of their face and washing their pillow cases regularly.

A pimple on the chin is linked to the fact that one needs to give their skin some extra care and moisturize a lot during that time. One should also consider having facial treatment.

A pimple on the nose could mean the heart and blood pressure should be checked. Regular exercise and healthy eating should be adopted.

A pimple on the forehead signifies that food one is consuming may not be digesting properly  and so more raw fruits and vegetables should be included in their meals and should cut down on wheat and diary food.

The types of pimples you should know

According to Dr. Hellen Webberley and Christian Nordqvist, some pimples are very small and remain under the skin, appearing as small papules.

Others also as seen as black heads and these are clearly visible on the surface of the skin and one black or dark brown due to the oxidation of melanin, the skins pigment.

Papules are small solid rounded bumps that rise from the skin. The bumps are often pint

Pustules are pimples full of pus. They are clearly on the surface of the skin. The base is red and the pus is on the top.

Nodules are morphologically similar to papules, but larger. These can be painful and bedded deep in the skin.

Cysts are clearly visible on the surface of the skin. They are filled with pus and are usually painful. Cysts commonly cause scars.

How to reduce pimples

One must try and avoid fast food junks, eat more fiber, use lemon on the affected areas, reduce the habit of eating before bed, take proper care of your face and it might work out good for your face and control your pimples.


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