Do Pimples form over night?
Have you ever woken up one morning with a pimple glaring at you?.. and wondered what you did or used the day before that caused it to form. Well just like it takes time for the pimple to go away it also takes time for it to form.
How Pimples Truly Form
Even though it seems as though the pimple appeared overnight it's actually 1-2 weeks in the making before it's fully developed. This long process starts off with our oil glands becoming over productive and pump out excess oil. Then when the excess oil combines with dead skin cells you get clogged pores creating tiny microscopic bumps also known as microcomedos. Bacteria thrive in these blocked oily pores and this bacteria can lead to an infection, swelling, and inflammation around the clogged pore.
Tips to treating Pimples
Do not pop your pimple.... although it is tempting it can cause the pimple to become inflamed, swollen and infected, and may even lead to permanent scarring. An untouched blemish will heal it's self in 3-7 days but a popped pimple could lead to weeks and even scaring.
Use a cleanser that has Salicylic Acid in it to dissolve the dead skin cells clogging your pores. We suggest iS Clinical Cleansing complex. With mild resurfacing ingredients that thoroughly cleanse the surface and pores of the skin without stripping essential natural oils, leaving skin soft and smooth.
Avoid overly drying products as this can cause your skin to produce more oil.
Limit sun exposure.... even though you may feel a nice tan helps to camouflage your blemishes, you're actually dehydrating your skin. which in time causes it to produce more oil. It's important to wear sunscreen and one meant for oilier skins. One we would suggest is Clear Shield by