We all like to try and take pride in the way that our skin looks, particularly the skin on our faces, which is always on show. However, even the most meticulous skin-proud person will get blemishes from time to time, often in the form of zits, or as they are also known, pimples.

Those who suffer from zits, whether occasionally or on a regular basis, are naturally eager to know how to get rid of zits, and there are a number of steps that you may need to take in order to stop your pimples from getting any worse and to get rid of them.

Zits are formed when the sebaceous glands in the facial skin become enlarged and then become clogged with dead skin cells and sebum, which is the oil that is produced to keep the skin lubricated. This can lead to bacteria, which then leads to inflammation. Often, it is teenagers that will get these pimples because of their high androgen hormone production levels but you can get zits at any time.

While the lucky ones amongst us will have experienced getting the odd zit, which appears at the most inappropriate time and stands out like a sore thumb, others may get these pimples on a regular basis. Either way, it can be really annoying when these zits sprout up and it is natural for people to want to get rid of zits.

One part of getting rid of pimples effectively is to stop them from getting any worse, which means avoiding picking and popping them, washing your hands thoroughly before you wash your face, using warm water when you wash, and using a clean towel to dab your face dry rather than rubbing.

You will get a number of topical creams that can be used on zits to help get rid of them, such as mandelic acid, benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid topical creams. You will find a range of medicated products on the market that are designed to help get rid of zits, so you can consider buying one of these to help alleviate the problem.

However, bear in mind that many of the products that can be used to help get rid of zits can also dry your skin our around the rest of your face, particularly around the zit area. You should therefore also make sure you moisturize with a hypo allergenic, oil free and fragrance free moisturizer.

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