You may think a pimple sprouted up just because you finally got a date with THAT guy, but that’s not always the case. Pimples are bastards, sure, (I should know, I have a pimple weighing down my left cheek), but their presence means more than they say.
Here is an easy guide to tell you about The Pimple Chart: What Your Acne Means. This post will help you decipher what your pimples mean when they show up on your a particular part of your face: cheeks, chin, forehead, nose and more.
1. Chin area: The chin area is rampant for sporting an odd red thing. Chances are you’re stressing way too much or there is a hormonal imbalance. Try to cut down dairy products and do what what beats stress for you (for me its meeting friends, spending time with loved ones and dancing). Compress the pimple with a warm washcloth to bring it down.
- Along the cheeks: This could mean your general lifestyle habits are not working out. It could be pollution, a dirty phone cover or unwashed makeup brushes (that reminds me!). You can apply toothpaste but I would recommend sandalwood paste (mix 1 teaspoon sandalwood powder with rose water and apply in and around the affected area).
- The Forehead: This may sound really gross but if you have dandruff or there is excessive residue, it has ways to end up on your skin—the easiest being your forehead. So keep your scalp clean and switch hair products if too many pimples sprout up. Another reason could be lack of hydration so make sure you have your 8 glasses of water every day. I don’t recommend bursting these; cover these with a few hair strands or just conceal it till it dries up and dies its own death.
- The Nose: These are really embarrassing—and I usually tease my friends that this is a sign of falling in love (no logic to it) which is basically bad karma! Coming back to the point, these could be due to clogged pores or excessive salt in your diet. Use Biore strips or a gentle scrub to keep your pores..clean and clear.
- Upper lip: Don’t touch these because they can get easily inflamed and become bigger and bitchier! Cut down junk food and oil in general for a few days—use a gentle mix of baking powder and water on the affected area with your fingers.
- Mount Everest: The biggest pimple you’ve had in years apparently doesn’t have much to give away. It could be an accumulation of lifestyle choices, in combination with an allergy or a skincare product not suiting your skin. The bad part is—you need to be patient. Use a pharma cream with salicyclic acid to get rid of bacteria or tea tree oil to reduce the pimple.
I hope in all honesty that it helps you figure out your skin and that you’re better prepared for the acne age.
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