Conquering the Zit Zone

February 1, 2024

Conquering the zit zone is not easy, especially when you’re a teenager or when you’ve got your period.

Pimples are more common during teenage years and monthly cycles because of hormonal changes.

A teenage girl looking inn the mirror squeezing a pimple

How to deal with a pimple depends on what kind it is, but in general you should avoid picking pimples as that can lead to permanent scarring.

Acne is caused when excessive amounts of sebum form a blockage on the surface of the skin usually on the face, shoulders and back.
Cysts, blackheads and red pustules develop, which can lead to scarring if care is not taken.

Here’s what to do:


If you have mostly whiteheads: use an over-the-counter medication with antibacterial properties.

Benzoyl Peroxide is a good option, because it also dries out the pimple.
Whiteheads are tough to leave alone.

If you get one you just can’t live with, take a washcloth and soak it in very hot water.

Gently press the hot washcloth to the pimple and repeat until the pimple opens itself and drains.


If you have mostly blackheads: Retinoids are great at exfoliating the pore, which is necessary for getting rid of blackheads or stopping them from occurring in the first place.

If you have a lot of blackheads that aren’t shrinking with a product, you might need to book in a spa facial and get them extracted.

If there are more than a few go to a dermatologist who is medically trained to perform a procedure called Microdermabrasion.

Deep Seated Pimples

If you have deep-seated pimples: These are the painful, red bumps that have no head at all.

If you suffer from this kind of acne, you should see a dermatologist because this acne is extremely hard to treat and will lead to scarring if not properly handled.

Ask your family GP to refer you to a dermatologist.

Conquering the zit zone is easy if you…

Stick to a good skincare routine (am & pm)

Eat a well-balanced diet

Drink 2 litres of water

Regular exercise for 30 minutes a day.

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