Pimples on Face
Pimples may choose any place of the body to manifest. There are some known vulnerable areas of the body - pimples on scalp, back, chest,neck, and shoulders are very common. Many people regularly suffer from pimples on back as well as pimples on chest. There can be pimple on lip, which can bother many ladies. Also, pimples on buttocks, private parts and limbs, are not quite rare. According to the dermatologists, pimples are palpable signs of acne. Pimple in ear and behind the ear and the surrounding areas are common too. According to the Medilexicon's medical dictionary, pimples are defined as papules or small pustules; normally denoting inflamed lesion of acne. Since it is not medical dissertation paper, for the sake of our general discussion, we would treat pimples are acnes as similar skin ailment.
What causes pimples (acne)? The attributors or aggravators of acne or pimple could range from internal mental conditions like stress or depression to external elements like cosmetics, shampoos and detergents. Despite the popular belief that nuts, chocolate, sweets and other foods cause acne or pimples; the evidence is inadequate to support that. Though acne/pimples are common for the teenagers, but it can appear at any age, even in infancy or in the thirties or forties. Sometimes, genetic factors also play role here, as we have seen acne running in families. Apart from the puberty phenomenon, the following factors can trigger or aggravate acne/pimples.
- Pregnancy, hormonal changes pertaining to menstrual periods, usage of birth control pills.Abnormal humidity or sweating, often coupled with lack of hygiene and cleanliness.Certain drugs (such as steroids, testosterone, estrogen, and phenytoin) often cause acne.
- Greasy or oily cosmetics, skincare and hair products,and their inappropriate application. For example, if someone has oily skin, he/she should avoid greasy stuff.