Everyone knows the feeling: a pressing red spot on your face that slowly forms into a painful white bump. Help, a pimple! What now? We prefer to squeeze them as soon as possible. But you better not do that! We tell you how pimples form, what you can do against pimples and more importantly, how you can prevent pimples.

What are pustules?

A pimple or a pimple is a small inflammation of the skin caused by an inflamed sebaceous gland. A pimple is recognizable by its red color and its white tip with pus. We distinguish between subcutaneous and superficial pustules. Pimples mainly occur on the face, on the back and on the shoulders. Especially during puberty and during pregnancy, many women suffer from pimples.

What is a subcutaneous pimple?

A cutaneous pimple is easy to recognize: it has a white head. With a subcutaneous pimple you do not see a white dot, but only a bump where the inflammation is. Subcutaneous pimples go away on their own. Do not squeeze subcutaneous pimples, as this will damage the healthy skin that surrounds it. Does the subcutaneous pimple hurt or keep coming back? Then make an appointment with a beautician.

What are the symptoms of pimples?

The following symptoms are characteristic of acne:

  • Blackheads (black dots)
  • Red bumps
  • Red blisters with yellow tips
  • Cysts (fluid vesicles)

Do you have severe symptoms? Then you may have a violent variant of acne. In that case, consult your doctor or a dermatologist.

How do pimples form

A pimple is caused by excessive sebum production during, for example, hormonal changes such as puberty. If too much sebum is produced, a sebaceous gland becomes clogged, forming a blackhead  with a black or white tip. Within this blackhead, bacteria can multiply easily, causing the sebaceous gland to ignite and a pimple to form.

Pimples in puberty (childhood pimples)

During puberty, your hormones go in all directions. This can affect your skin. This way your sebaceous glands get bigger and they produce more sebum, which can easily cause pimples. Many people also suffer from acne, or youth pimples, during puberty. This is often a temporary skin condition where the skin is red and irritated and is covered by pimples and blackheads. Do you suffer from childhood pimples? Then take a look at our special skin care products . There you will find products that have been specially developed to treat childhood pimples.

Pimples during pregnancy

You can also suffer from pimples and / or acne during pregnancy, because your skin produces more sebum than usual due to the hormonal changes during this period. In fact, some women experience more breakouts during pregnancy than during puberty. Fortunately, this problem is only temporary and the pimples often go away after a few months. Do you suffer from other pregnancy ailments? You will find everything for this in  our range for the pregnant woman .

How can you best remove a pimple?

Once you have such a pimple on your head, you want to get rid of it as soon as possible. But should you squeeze your pimples or not? We tell you what you can and cannot do to get rid of your pimples.

Pimples and the contraceptive pill

For women, the birth control pill can be a good solution for pimples. The pill ensures that hormones are kept under more control, so that less sebum is produced. The intake of the pill is not possible for men.

Should you squeeze pimples or not?

Although you probably want to get rid of your pimple as soon as possible, it is better not to squeeze it. If you do this too hard, you can suffer from scars. In addition, squeezing a pimple can actually cause a new pimple, because, for example, dirt from under your nails gets into your wound and a new inflammation arises.

Treat pimples and / or have them removed / removed

A beautician can help you squeeze pimples safely. Do you really suffer from pimples or acne ? Then make an appointment with your doctor or a dermatologist to investigate the cause of your pustules and find an appropriate treatment.

How can you camouflage a pimple?

Once you have a pimple, you want to walk around as inconspicuously as possible. It is best to have your pimple healed in the open air, because applying something can cause the pores to become clogged and inflamed again. If you still want to camouflage your pimple, we have the following tips for you.

From primer to foundation

You first camouflage a red pimple with a green primer. Green? Yes, green neutralizes the red color of a pimple. For example, use the UD Cancer Anti Redness Primer. After you have applied the primer, use a concealer that matches your skin tone. You can also use a foundation after this. Make sure that this is only a thin layer and that you use a breathable foundation that does not clog your pores. You must apply the primer, concealer and foundation carefully to irritate your pimple as little as possible. In addition, regular cleaning of your make-up brush helps  to prevent pimples.…

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