What causes the bacteria, pimples?
The main culprit? Hormones. When you are stressed, undergoing puberty or having your menstrual cycle, your body produces more hormones, which can encourage the growth of pimples. But genes also play a part in determining how pimple-prone your skin is. Chances are, if your parents had pimples, you might too.
Are pimples caused by not cleansing?
Absolutely not! Pimples are not just a result of not washing your face. Most of the time, people who suffer from pimples are so rigorous about their skincare regime, they end up harming their skin instead. While cleansing away dirt and excess oil that clogs pores can help prevent pimples, over cleansing can also cause pimples.
So, cleansing reduces pimples but over cleansing causes pimples?
Yes. Cleansing with the right products can help fight pimples, but overdoing it can cause pimples, too. This is because over-cleansing your face strips your face of its natural oils, causing your already overactive sebaceous glands to produce even more oil. When your face feels oily, you’re tempted to cleanse more, resulting in a vicious cycle.
After our discussion with these skin experts, we conclude that pimple-free skin is all about finding the right balance— like picking the right cleanser for your skin type. You’ll need a formula that cleans deep while keeping your skin balanced and hydrated but that’s not the only way to get rid of pimples. Why not give POND’S Pimple Clear Face Wash a try.