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What helps against pimples?

Let’s talk science16.03.21 5 min. read

There's no question: if a pimple appears on our face, we want to get rid of it as soon as possible. However, if we want clear skin in the long run, we need to deal with potential triggers for pimples first.

In addition to genetic predisposition and hormonal fluctuations - as in puberty or your monthly cycle - there are other external factors that can cause pimples and blackheads.But while the causes are many, we also have various options to take actions against these pesky companions. When it comes to our skin, a combination of long-term preventive measures and - for emergencies - immediate solutions make sense.

So it is not necessary for you to know everything you need already. We've got you covered with the most important things you need to know.

At a Glance: What helps against pimples

  1. Home remedies for pimples
  2. Can stress cause pimples?
  3. More sleep, but less alcohol and nicotine
  4. Can a specific diet help pimples?
  5. Proper skin care
  6. What can bring you
  7. Sources

 

Home remedies for pimples

When a pimple already inflamed and refuses to heal, quick help is often needed.

A study it proved tea tree oil as a similarly effective as a proven drug that usually comes in such cases used. Also with tea tree oil, there was rare to undesirable side effects [1].

Tea tree oil should never be used undiluted, because otherwise are highly irritating

 

But be careful!

Give instead a few drops of it in your cream or in your face water. As a general recommendation for you to mix about 7 drops of tea tree oil with 100 ml care product. Test the mixture dried first in your elbow. Also care not to use eighth near very sensitive areas like the eyes and mouth.

Also, apple cider vinegar and garlic can be read again and again that they are effective home remedies for pimples. For our article on home remedies for pimples, we have looked at times a few studies on this. What came out here, what home remedies you sure can apply and what you should watch it, you can find out there.

But perhaps it is worth it, too, at first again to step back and deal with the causes of pimples - and then to avoid these at best.

 

Can stress cause pimples?

The term "stress pimples" well-known to most of us. But can pimples are actually caused by stress? Yes - at least some studies suggest.

In one study of 144 university students a strong correlation between the person perceived stress levels and severity of acne could be shown [2]. Like the researchers observed in another study [3].

In the field of so-called Psychodermatology falls a meta-analysis, which examined 22 studies and concluded that different psychological interventions in the treatment of skin diseases probably showed efficacy [4]. Potentially including a link between acne and psychological factors might be. In order to make more precise statements about it, but needs to be more research.

Two birds with one stone can we beat by integrating rituals in our daily lives that help us relax regularly. For while we prevent stress it, we allow rituals to simultaneously anchor a healthy and solid coping mechanism when the stress then times but can not be entirely avoided. It does not always have the same meditation be - also mindful drunk cup of tea, sports or a walk in the fresh air can's be calm in everyday Islands.

Or we resort to the tip back, is already no more: CBD. That CBD might actually be involved in the regulation of stress responses, meanwhile, is also among researchers as quite possible. With the high-quality hemp extract of Swiss outdoor cultivation we add our products add the best we could find in the area. In conjunction with the small rituals application gives us the opportunity for a moment off right times.

More sleep, but less alcohol and nicotine

Speaking of coping mechanisms: We all know from our own experience that more stress does not necessarily lead to a healthier lifestyle. He often even leads to the fact that we tend to habits that can lead to even more stress in the long term.

According to a study, if you sleep poorly, or not enough, drink alcohol or smoke (all though harmful, but more or less a popular reaction to stress), this can also increase your chances of developing blemishes [5].

At least one of these potential triggers can be alleviated with our products: The Sleeping cream "The Good Night" offers not only room for your unique evening ritual, but may help you to fall quickly into a restful slumber thanks to the natural melatonin contained therein. The CBD from our hemp extract rounds out the experience.

Can a specific diet help pimples?

Studies suggest that a diet can improve by foods with a low glycemic index, the symptoms of acne [6] [7] [8]. The glycemic index indicates how much a carbohydrate-containing foods affect blood sugar levels. Wholemeal spaghetti come of it so better off than a baguette.

tables you find an overview of the glycemic index of many foods.

In other studies, it was found that cow's milk blemishes can increase potentially [9] [10] [11]. This effect was observed for whole milk just like low-fat milk.

Here are still missing reliable studies with clear results. Until then, the subject of nutrition and pimples

remains controversial.

But what ultimately works best, everyone has probably figure out for yourself. Initially, it may make sense to do without for a few weeks on foods that we suspected to contribute to the development of pimples. For some of us, for example, milk products can be, for others more carbohydrate-rich products.

Alternatively (or additionally) You can also food diary for a while lead (by the way is also great with the phone) and see if you can find a link between the consumption of certain foods and your skin health.

In all of this but we should by no means be too hard on us. Exceptions are explicitly allowed here. And despite all the self-optimization: Food may (and should!) Be enjoyment. :)

The proper skin care

Last but not least you can in addition to cosmetics with healing ingredients set - for example, our innovative face cream The Glow. In her zinc, cinnamon and CBD meet and assist you when it comes to skin health.

Make also sure your face gently to clean by checking out your products to so-called "comedogenic ingredients". These are all those substances that can cause blemishes.

With particularly strong and long-lasting blemishes you should seek the advice of a dermatologist.

What can bring you

On the way to pure skin diverse factors may play a role. A combined approach can help keep pimples and long term.

And if that is not always easy: Our skin is dependent on our patience and our benevolence. Because supposedly "quick" solutions (such as the expressions of pimples on their own) can worsen further in the long term the situation.

 

 

 

 

 


Sources:
  1. A comparative study of tea-tree oil versus benzoylperoxide in the treatment of acne More Info
  2. The association between stress and acne among female medical students in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia More Info
  3. The response of skin disease to stress: changes in the severity of acne vulgaris as affected by examination stress More Info
  4. A meta-analysis of the effectiveness of psychological interventions for adults with skin conditions More Info
  5. A multicenter epidemiological study of acne vulgaris in Korea More Info
  6. A low-glycemic-load diet improves symptoms in acne vulgaris patients: a randomized controlled trial More Info
  7. The effect of a high-protein, low glycemic-load diet versus a conventional, high glycemic-load diet on biochemical parameters associated with acne vulgaris: a randomized, investigator-masked, controlled trial More Info
  8. A pilot study to determine the short-term effects of a low glycemic load diet on hormonal markers of acne: a nonrandomized, parallel, controlled feeding trial More Info
  9. High school dietary dairy intake and teenage acne More Info
  10. Milk consumption and acne in teenaged boys More Info
  11. Milk consumption and acne in adolescent girls More Info