Pimples

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hi there,
quick q, so i just started getting pimples all over my face without any warning,and dont wanna spend thousands on face wash and etc. any home remedies that can make them go away or atleast reduce the size?????

Submitted by Nicole Fortuin on 6 August 2013

Answer

I’m so sorry to hear that you are having this problem. Unfortunately, it is very difficult for me to give you the best advice as I haven’t been able to look at your skin. Besides this, simply treating a symptom is not necessarily going to stop the pimples from forming again. So it would be better if we were able to ascertain what is causing this problem and treat the cause. As far as "home remedies" go, provided you are washing your face with a gentle cleanser (it does not have to be expensive, it could be something as mild and inexpensive as Cetaphil), and you are using a good facial SPF every day, that is already a great start. To treat the problem that already exists, in terms of the lesions that are already present on your skin, you need to consider just getting yourself a simple spot treatment. There are many available on the market, some that I have had great results with are: Nimue Spot Treatment or Nimue Active Blemish Control & Lamelle’s Active Control Gel.

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