If you are fighting with pimples/acne breakouts then do me a favor. Forget the proverbial saying, “Desperate times call for desperate measures.” Why?? Because desperate actions will not give you a magical result here. It will only make your pimples more swollen. Being a pimple fighter and a survivor, I know about all the yearnings we feel for an acne free clear skin. In our haste to achieve that, we end up committing blunders that ultimately prolong our misery. Sometimes in a never ending battle, the list of ‘Never do it’ is more important than the ‘To do’ list. So check out my ‘Never do it’ list below. It’s time to go all guns blazing against the little monsters aka pimples!!


Internet Can Be Your Enemy Too!

Cell Phone

The day after tomorrow is your class party. You do not have enough time to consult with a dermatologist. And what is the purpose of web browsing anyway? It is supposed to help you when you are in need!! So you decide to treat breakouts on your own. Your reference? 1000 web articles on “How to get rid of acne in 5 minutes.” So you go to bed using all kinds of cleansers, scrubs, toners without having a clue which one is suitable for your skin. Result? You are greeted with another round of pimples in the morning. So here you get the first one. Do not go after suggestions blindly. Know your skin before you decide to treat your acne with layers and layers of cream.


Mirrors Don’t Lie

Mirror Woman

“Mirror, mirror on the wall,

Do you see any change at all?”

I know the gut-wrenching feeling of yours when you keep looking in the mirror with a hope that maybe this time you will notice a difference. Maybe your pimples are smaller. You are lucky if that is indeed the case. But if it is not, then your mirror will not lie. And it will only make you stressed. It is a well-established fact that stress- related hormones can make your already existing acne problems severe. Many among us also have a habit of scratching or picking at the skin while we are under stress which can result in scarring!

So let us revise it:

“Mirror, mirror on the wall

You cannot show the best of me,

For I am much more than you can see.”

That’s right! Toughen up and refrain yourself from doing things that can harm your mental peace.


What You Hide Controls You

Half Face Hair Covered

You are attending a wedding ceremony. Most of the people around you have glowing, perfectly smooth skin. Sigh! You want to look beautiful too!! Your solution is to arrange your hair in a way so that it can hide those awful fat pimples along your jawline and plastered on your temples. Another mistake on your part! Believe it or not, hair is one of the main causes of acne breakouts! Maybe your oily hair is making your zits worse. Or maybe it is dandruff. Who knows! So let go of the fear and stop hiding. It will only cause your skin more harm.

Shall I tell you a secret? The Success of your fight against pimples or acne breakouts depends largely on your ability to remain patient. Most of the pimples clear up in 3 to 4 days naturally. So stop right now if you are thinking of squeezing or popping the reddish one on your cheek! It’s important to be even more stubborn than those pimples and not to make the silly mistakes listed above. You will see the difference soon!!


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