The Pain Of Pimples

 Me:- Mirror , Mirror on the wall,  who is the fairest of them all ?

Mirror :- Forget about the complexion , my dear lady 

                 The face is full of Pimple , first take a call !!

This is the story of every woman at some point or the other . A clear complexion , lustrous hair &  slim body top  a woman’s wish list . Am I any different ? Of course not .

WHY ME ?

I clearly remember when I had the first break out . One fine morning when I was getting ready for the school , I saw a small bump on my right cheek . I always thought I was immune to skin diseases & could never have such problems hence I over looked it . The day was going fine until Miss-clean-&-clear-skin ( She had pretty good hair too :/ ) walked up to me & said ” Hey ! look you have,a pimple .” As in disliking her was not enough I scorned at her & said ” what rubbish ! I never had a pimple .” ” Suit yourself girl ! It is what it it . A PIMPLE  “

Least to say I was embarrassed & angry . After that incident I must have checked IT out thousand times during the day . In wash room’s mirror , in window glass reflection, even at the back of pencil box that distorted & magnified the PIMPLE 10X times . At the end of the day the feeling of defeat & vulnerability had sunk in. I admitted to myself ” Yes ! I am a mortal . I can have skin problem . I can have a Pimple .”

The Pain Of Pimples

(  Picture from  my school time . Pimples were my worst enemy )

The Search for ‘The Magic Potion’ & some weird remedies ………

There on started the endless search for a magic potion that could make this ugly thing disappear in jiffy . I called up my granny , talked to my friends , picked up every single magazine that suggested any remedy for acne problem . Some of them were ok & others were WEIRD* (& dangerous too ) …

Multani mitti

Neem paste

Tooth paste ( A big dollop on, Pimple gone :D )

Juice of bitter guard

Lemon Juice

Garlic paste *

Pop the boils with clove *

Apply onion juice*

Apply quick lime on pimple* ( Never , ever do this )

Apply bird poop for 3 consecutive days*  ( Ewwww….. can you imagine !)

The Pain Of Pimples

All these with hundred types of oil & herbal concoctions , Potato-onion-garlic kind home remedies , Baba ki bhabhuti , consulting an astrologer (phew !! . After all marriage is directly proportional to good looks ) blood purifying tonics , medical tests were suggested by one & all !

I  even discussed this gigantic ( yes it is a HUGE problem for a teenage girl ) problem with ‘Bhalla Aunty’ whom I never loved and / or liked yet envied her glowing clear complexion . As expected she laughed mercilessly at my problem & promised to give out her secret . And she did give her secret mix which was as weird as her laughter & dressing but not without giving my ‘Gyan ‘ about the disastrous effects of Pimples on a girl’s life. It was an hour long lecture . I will just jot down the most dangerous ones :D ..

1.You will loose your confidence & concentration . ( She wasn’t wrong completely . I did lose my concentration & confidence . Every time I sat for studying , my hand would automatically wander towards the pimple , leaving me irritated & worried .)

2. You will not be able to make male friends . ( Well well . There goes all my holding-hands-walking-onthe-beach-romance & hot dates ! )  

3. When you reach marriageable age , you got to have a perfect flawless skin . No body likes a scar faced bride . Are you going to hide your face in all wedding pictures ? ( At this point I so wanted to kill her )

4. Once you have pimple it will keep on spreading all over your face , ruining it for life . ( AND my life was completely messed up. No friends , No Love Life & May be no marriage :( )

I rushed out of her home & locked my self up in my room . My mom , as always , sensed something was amiss. She came knocking at the door , heard me carefully & without getting angry at my stupidity or lecturing me again , she took appointment of  a well known dermatologist for next week .

we visited the dermatologist. I had so many questions in my mind . She was a nice lady who must have counselled hundreds of anxious teenagers like me . I asked the questions & she explained ….

Lord ! What is this evil called ACNE …..

Acne or as commonly known as pimples is a condition of skin in which reddish bumps appears on different parts of the body including face , arms &  back . Mostly it is associated with teenage but it can anyone at any stage especially from the age of 12 till 45 . Surprised ! don’t be .

Few common reasons of break out are…….

1. Hormonal changes during puberty & pregnancy 

2. Unhealthy eating habits . ( Oily , junk food . Eating at odd hours . Some experts associate intake of high glycemic Index food & dairy product with acne . ) 

3. Genetic 

4. Greasy cosmetics can cause acne in people with sensitive skin . 

5. Bacterial infection

6. Food Allergy or sensitivity 

7. Underlying health problem like thyroid , diabetes , digestive & metabolic issues 

8. Stress & lack of sleep 

9. Over active Sebaceous Glands .

The Pain Of Pimples

I was shocked hearing this . So many reasons for this little devil . I was advised to control my diet , set a proper eating routine , keep stress in check , have proper sleep,  keep my skin clean & most importantly NEVER TOUCH OR POP PIMPLES . 

I started using dermatological tested products, ( some medicines were also prescribed by the doctor ) controlled my eating habits & made extra efforts to take care of my skin .  Although the pimples didn’t go over night  yet it started subsiding after a week . The scares also reduced with the time .

Life is so Simple without Pimple ……

I got married ( a bride with flawless skin :)  ) , had two beautiful kids ( pimples problem happens during pregnancy but subsides by itself after delivery . Consult your gynecologist .)  had pimples couple of times even after my teenage years but never actually worried about it as earlier . In all these years I have learnt that if you have a  sensitive skin , you must take care of it !

 

The Pain Of Pimples

Thankfully I didn’t made myself a guinea pig & tested those weird remedies . I stick with my healthy routine & only trust products with natural ingredients . Similarly , my association with Garnier Pure Active Neem Face Wash is one such thing that I keep talking about . I was suggested this product by a dear friend Neha Verma who is a professional & mother of two adorable kids herself . Ever since I keep this product handy where ever I go .

The main reasons why I liked it are …

1. As I prefer , Garnier Pure Active Neem Face Wash is dermatologically tested . Even people with sensitive skin like me can use it .

2. I always prefer to use Aqua based products for skin as they are lighter & skin friendly .

3. It is not very foamy . Yet the cleaning effect is remarkable .I like my face wash that way .

4. It doesn’t leave my skin dry after use .

5. The natural ingredients like Neem Leaf Extract , Tea tree oil ( both has  antibacterial & antiseptic )  help deep clean the pores & prevent pimples . 

6. Such a soothing fragrance that lingers on for a while leaving you fresh & active  :) .

7. The use is hassle free. Just use it Twice a day , morning & before going to sleep and you are sorted .

8. You don’t need a spoonful , just a little quantity is enough to keep dirt , oil & pollution away 

9. Simply affordable – Just Rs 90/- for 100g tube ….AWESOME :)

 

The Pain Of Pimples

A proper skin care routine along with a product that suits your skin type can keep most of the skin problems at bay . Which ever product you chose , one must make sure that it is suitable for the skin & doesn’t have harmful chemicals that does more damage than good .

Pimples or acne is just a skin condition . Like any other health issue it requires proper attention & care . If one follow a healthy lifestyle many such problems can be kept under check . So girls no need to fret or loose sleep over this little monster :D . Handle it with care & let your flawless skin take care of the rest :) .

 

 

 

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 Me:- Mirror , Mirror on the wall,  who is the fairest of them all ?

Mirror :- Forget about the complexion , my dear lady 

                 The face is full of Pimple , first take a call !!

This is the story of every woman at some point or the other . A clear complexion , lustrous hair &  slim body top  a woman’s wish list . Am I any different ? Of course not .

WHY ME ?

I clearly remember when I had the first break out . One fine morning when I was getting ready for the school , I saw a small bump on my right cheek . I always thought I was immune to skin diseases & could never have such problems hence I over looked it . The day was going fine until Miss-clean-&-clear-skin ( She had pretty good hair too :/ ) walked up to me & said ” Hey ! look you have,a pimple .” As in disliking her was not enough I scorned at her & said ” what rubbish ! I never had a pimple .” ” Suit yourself girl ! It is what it it . A PIMPLE  “

Least to say I was embarrassed & angry . After that incident I must have checked IT out thousand times during the day . In wash room’s mirror , in window glass reflection, even at the back of pencil box that distorted & magnified the PIMPLE 10X times . At the end of the day the feeling of defeat & vulnerability had sunk in. I admitted to myself ” Yes ! I am a mortal . I can have skin problem . I can have a Pimple .”

The Pain Of Pimples

(  Picture from  my school time . Pimples were my worst enemy )

The Search for ‘The Magic Potion’ & some weird remedies ………

There on started the endless search for a magic potion that could make this ugly thing disappear in jiffy . I called up my granny , talked to my friends , picked up every single magazine that suggested any remedy for acne problem . Some of them were ok & others were WEIRD* (& dangerous too ) …

Multani mitti

Neem paste

Tooth paste ( A big dollop on, Pimple gone :D )

Juice of bitter guard

Lemon Juice

Garlic paste *

Pop the boils with clove *

Apply onion juice*

Apply quick lime on pimple* ( Never , ever do this )

Apply bird poop for 3 consecutive days*  ( Ewwww….. can you imagine !)

The Pain Of Pimples

All these with hundred types of oil & herbal concoctions , Potato-onion-garlic kind home remedies , Baba ki bhabhuti , consulting an astrologer (phew !! . After all marriage is directly proportional to good looks ) blood purifying tonics , medical tests were suggested by one & all !

I  even discussed this gigantic ( yes it is a HUGE problem for a teenage girl ) problem with ‘Bhalla Aunty’ whom I never loved and / or liked yet envied her glowing clear complexion . As expected she laughed mercilessly at my problem & promised to give out her secret . And she did give her secret mix which was as weird as her laughter & dressing but not without giving my ‘Gyan ‘ about the disastrous effects of Pimples on a girl’s life. It was an hour long lecture . I will just jot down the most dangerous ones :D ..

1.You will loose your confidence & concentration . ( She wasn’t wrong completely . I did lose my concentration & confidence . Every time I sat for studying , my hand would automatically wander towards the pimple , leaving me irritated & worried .)

2. You will not be able to make male friends . ( Well well . There goes all my holding-hands-walking-onthe-beach-romance & hot dates ! )  

3. When you reach marriageable age , you got to have a perfect flawless skin . No body likes a scar faced bride . Are you going to hide your face in all wedding pictures ? ( At this point I so wanted to kill her )

4. Once you have pimple it will keep on spreading all over your face , ruining it for life . ( AND my life was completely messed up. No friends , No Love Life & May be no marriage :( )

I rushed out of her home & locked my self up in my room . My mom , as always , sensed something was amiss. She came knocking at the door , heard me carefully & without getting angry at my stupidity or lecturing me again , she took appointment of  a well known dermatologist for next week .

we visited the dermatologist. I had so many questions in my mind . She was a nice lady who must have counselled hundreds of anxious teenagers like me . I asked the questions & she explained ….

Lord ! What is this evil called ACNE …..

Acne or as commonly known as pimples is a condition of skin in which reddish bumps appears on different parts of the body including face , arms &  back . Mostly it is associated with teenage but it can anyone at any stage especially from the age of 12 till 45 . Surprised ! don’t be .

Few common reasons of break out are…….

1. Hormonal changes during puberty & pregnancy 

2. Unhealthy eating habits . ( Oily , junk food . Eating at odd hours . Some experts associate intake of high glycemic Index food & dairy product with acne . ) 

3. Genetic 

4. Greasy cosmetics can cause acne in people with sensitive skin . 

5. Bacterial infection

6. Food Allergy or sensitivity 

7. Underlying health problem like thyroid , diabetes , digestive & metabolic issues 

8. Stress & lack of sleep 

9. Over active Sebaceous Glands .

The Pain Of Pimples

I was shocked hearing this . So many reasons for this little devil . I was advised to control my diet , set a proper eating routine , keep stress in check , have proper sleep,  keep my skin clean & most importantly NEVER TOUCH OR POP PIMPLES . 

I started using dermatological tested products, ( some medicines were also prescribed by the doctor ) controlled my eating habits & made extra efforts to take care of my skin .  Although the pimples didn’t go over night  yet it started subsiding after a week . The scares also reduced with the time .

Life is so Simple without Pimple ……

I got married ( a bride with flawless skin :)  ) , had two beautiful kids ( pimples problem happens during pregnancy but subsides by itself after delivery . Consult your gynecologist .)  had pimples couple of times even after my teenage years but never actually worried about it as earlier . In all these years I have learnt that if you have a  sensitive skin , you must take care of it !

 

The Pain Of Pimples

Thankfully I didn’t made myself a guinea pig & tested those weird remedies . I stick with my healthy routine & only trust products with natural ingredients . Similarly , my association with Garnier Pure Active Neem Face Wash is one such thing that I keep talking about . I was suggested this product by a dear friend Neha Verma who is a professional & mother of two adorable kids herself . Ever since I keep this product handy where ever I go .

The main reasons why I liked it are …

1. As I prefer , Garnier Pure Active Neem Face Wash is dermatologically tested . Even people with sensitive skin like me can use it .

2. I always prefer to use Aqua based products for skin as they are lighter & skin friendly .

3. It is not very foamy . Yet the cleaning effect is remarkable .I like my face wash that way .

4. It doesn’t leave my skin dry after use .

5. The natural ingredients like Neem Leaf Extract , Tea tree oil ( both has  antibacterial & antiseptic )  help deep clean the pores & prevent pimples . 

6. Such a soothing fragrance that lingers on for a while leaving you fresh & active  :) .

7. The use is hassle free. Just use it Twice a day , morning & before going to sleep and you are sorted .

8. You don’t need a spoonful , just a little quantity is enough to keep dirt , oil & pollution away 

9. Simply affordable – Just Rs 90/- for 100g tube ….AWESOME :)

 

The Pain Of Pimples

A proper skin care routine along with a product that suits your skin type can keep most of the skin problems at bay . Which ever product you chose , one must make sure that it is suitable for the skin & doesn’t have harmful chemicals that does more damage than good .

Pimples or acne is just a skin condition . Like any other health issue it requires proper attention & care . If one follow a healthy lifestyle many such problems can be kept under check . So girls no need to fret or loose sleep over this little monster :D . Handle it with care & let your flawless skin take care of the rest :) .

 

 

 

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