What are Pimples?

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Pimples are caused when the sebaceous glands located at the base of hair follicles become overactive. The most vulnerable parts of the body for pimples are the face, back, chest and shoulders. The sebaceous glands are tiny skin glands which secrete sebum which is a waxy/oil lubrication for the skin and hair of both humans and other mammals. When we talk about pimples, we are usually referring to any bumps or lesions that appear on our otherwise clear skin during an acne outbreak.

But of course there are many different types of pimples such as:

Pimples should always be treated with care – no scratching, picking, rubbing or scrubbing as they will just get worse. Keeping the skin clean is one of the best ways of treating your pimples. If you cannot treat your pimples easily and they worsen, see a dermatologist or skin specialist for expert advice. If you can make some lifestyle changes to ensure a good 8 hours sleep every night, drinking 8 glasses of water, exercising regularly and eating healthily, this can only help your pimples and your acne outbreak. Many people find that applying hot compresses will often help.

There are some interesting statistics about teens and pimples