It has happened to almost everyone, at least once in their life, to have to deal with some skin blemish. Among these, pimples are perhaps the most annoying and unsightly. The questions that come to everyone's attention in this regard are always the same: why do pimples appear and form? How and when to pop a pimple? But, above all, do we need to squeeze pimples?

In this short guide we will try to get to the bottom of the matter. Read on to find out everything you should know about pimples.

Why do pimples form?

The first question you need to ask yourself is why pimples form. In fact, to combat this disorder that afflicts our skin, it is important to know its origin.

Well, pimples appear when hair follicles become clogged or, often, also as a result of acne. The etiology of acne is mainly bacterial and hormonal in nature. Due to changes in hormone production, the sebaceous glands produce a higher than normal amount of sebum. The bacterium Propionibacterium acnes proliferates within the sebum and multiplies in the pores of the skin. It causes an accumulation of dead cells both on the surface layer of the epidermis and inside the pores themselves, which prevent the sebum from coming out. And then the pimples appear. If you suffer from acne, it is best to contact a dermatologist, who will be able to create the best therapy.

If, however, you only have pimples occasionally, it is important to underline that pimples also form due to the use of the wrong skincare products and harmful habits, such as incorrect exposure to sunlight, smoking or stress.

Shall I pop pimples? 

Once you understand how acne forms, the second question to address is: should the pimples be squeezed? Experts agree that no. There is therefore no technique on how to pop a pimple correctly: you really shouldn't do it.

In fact, we cannot forget that bacteria proliferate within the excess sebum produced. The pimples are therefore infected and touching them would only risk exposing them to further bacteria, thus increasing the risk of inflammation, other infections and scarring.

How to eliminate pimples

Having established that you don't have to squeeze pimples to eliminate them, it is however important to understand what actions to take to effectively combat this disorder.

According to dermatologists, there are virtuous behaviors to follow and others that should be avoided.

What to do to eliminate pimples

Experts recommend:

- Follow an adequate skincare routine, using products suited to your skin type. It is also important to carefully remove makeup at the end of the day, before going to bed. Correct facial cleansing allows you to eliminate make-up residues and the layer of dirt and pollution that settles on the skin during the day. Facial cleansing should end with rinsing and patting the skin with a clean towel. However, rubbing should be avoided. Finally, you need to apply an adequate moisturizing cream.

- Have correct exposure to sunlight. This is a fundamental step in eliminating pimples, since UV rays weaken the skin's natural defenses, exposing it even more to infections and encouraging the appearance of scars.

- Adopt a lifestyle that is as much healthy as possible. Which means not only following a nutritionally balanced diet, but also trying to remove anxiety and tension from your life as much as possible, since stress is one of the triggers for the formation of pimples.

What NOT to do if you want to get rid of pimples

Now let's get to the things not to do. The first is precisely not to squeeze the pimples: this prevents the skin from healing and leaves it exposed to further wounds and bacteria. In short, squeezing pimples only makes the situation worse.

It is better to avoid using aggressive products which, instead of bringing a benefit to the skin, risk irritating it even more, making it more vulnerable to the formation of pimples. The same goes for make-up. To combat pimples and prevent the onset of new ones, it is essential not to use products that clog pores. Furthermore, both the application of make-up and its removal must be carried out with the utmost attention, trying to best respect the characteristics of the epidermis.

Bottega di LungaVita products can help you eliminate pimples

Don't know what products to use? We recommend you Vita-Age® Pure Skin line, formulated to purify the epidermis, normalize sebum secretion and tighten pores.

Your skincare routine can start with the Vita-Age® Pure Skin Facial Cleansing Mousse, formulated with the natural extracts of Bixa Orellana, Moringa Seeds and Babassu Oil. A combination capable of acting delicately but effectively in facial cleansing, regulating sebum production and reducing the impurity and oiliness of your skin.

Immediately afterwards we recommend applying Vita-Age® Pure Skin Facial Treatment. It is a skin purifying cream, to be applied morning and evening, capable of regulating sebum production. The daily use of this cream therefore helps you to have a fresh and uniform complexion.

Finally, about once a week, to free your skin even further from impurities, you can use Vita-Age® Pure Skin detox and anti-imperfection mask, rich in green clay, distilled Hamamelis water, cucumber juice, extract of white grapes and vitamin E. This combination of active ingredients acts synergistically to eliminate excess sebum, reduce pores and normalize combination or oily skin, guaranteeing a purifying and mattifying effect.

If you have been fighting pimples for a long time and you don't see concrete results on the horizon, however, it is always advisable to contact your trusted doctor or a specialized dermatologist, who will be able to suggest the most suitable therapy for your specific case.