Taming the Monster

Most, if not all of us, have had them once before in our lives and unfortunately for some, they still have them up to now. It’s pimples we’re talking about, the chief monster in every young girl’s nightmares. How we dread the appearance of them that we try everything just to make them go away.

Women aren’t spared the ravages of pimples as surging hormones are the primary culprit behind their occurrence and women seems to have the monopoly of it. Fortunately for us, there are still many ways of combating pimple outbreaks and all we have to do is find which is the best way suited for our skin types. Here we will enumerate the different ways of treating pimples and hopefully you’ll find the one that is just right for you.

Different Ways of Battling Pimples

Cleaning and Exfoliating

First in the order of battle is the basic cleaning and exfoliating of the skin which is under pimple attack. Pimples happen because the pores in our skin gets blocked by either dirt or dried up oil coming from our skin glands. So it is but common sense that the best way to treat pimples is to prevent it from happening in the first place. The regular cleaning of the face with water and mild soap does wonders in the preventing pimple occurrence, while exfoliating the skin makes sure that excess dead skin cells and stubborn, deep seated dirt gets unstuck and removed eventually.


Medical science certainly does not lag far behind in the pimple eradication race as it too boasts of several potent anti-pimple medicines. Several noted ones include Isotretinoin, oral and topical antibiotics, hormonal therapies, and corticosteroid injections to name a few.


Are you having trouble treating pimples in hard to reach places like scalp acne and pimples at the back? You’re in luck as major advances in laser treatments further refine its use in the medicinal field. Several zaps of the medical laser completely dries the pimple and vaporize whatever organism is contained in it, but the economic cost and period of healing sadly still needs to be improved if it is to be the standard of pimple treatment that it hopes to be.

Acid Peels

No silly, you just don’t pour acid over your pimples as it may totally erase your face if done rather blindly. Only certain kinds of mild acids that are specifically formulated for treating skin ailments are to be used in this method. Salicylic acid peels are great for treating blocked pores as the acid is quite capable of penetrating entrenched dirt while not harming still healthy skin. It works fine for all types of skin but is rather special at treating oily ones. But if you are allergic to aspirin and its byproducts, you better steer clear of this one.

Alternative Medicines

Manuka honey treatment, Tea tree oil, fruit and vegetable acids, tannins, brewer’s yeast, Apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, lavender essential oils, and even garlic has been cited as having strong pimple fighting elements. If any standard pimple fighting method fails to help you with your problem then there is no harm in trying them as they are both quite organic and natural at the same time, all you have to lose is the mess you’ll be making after you’re done with them.