How to Treat Pimples All Over My Face

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How to Treat Pimples All Over My Face
As tempting as it is, never pop a pimple. (BananaStock/BananaStock/Getty Images)

Many people, both adults and teenagers, deal with pimple eruptions. Facial pimples are especially embarrassing and can cause you to feel self-conscious around other people. But you have many options for treating your face pimples. Try them all if you choose, and find the one that works best for you.

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    Try a home remedy using vinegar. This is very simple. Clean your skin as you normally do. Apply apple cider vinegar after you have dried your skin. Merely dip a cotton ball into the vinegar and dab it on the pimples. Vinegar is an astringent that might dry pimples and kill bacteria.

  2. 2

    Use an antibacterial cleanser on the face. This is available in drugstores and might contain benzoyl peroxide, which helps dry up pimples. Follow the directions on the label to get the most benefit from the cleanser.

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    Use an over-the-counter pimple lotion. Drugstores offer many treatments to choose from. Look for a lotion which contains benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid to kill the bacteria and dry the pimples. Always follow the directions on the package.

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    Use a retinoid product, such as Retina or Tazorac, on your face pimples. These products are available by prescription, so you will need to speak to your dermatologist. The retinoid unclogs pores and exfoliates skin to eliminate the pimple. But it can irritate the skin so make sure you discuss this type of treatment in detail with your doctor.

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    Ask your doctor about taking an oral antibiotic to eliminate face pimples. Antibiotics kill the bacteria that causes pimples; however, doctors don't recommend using this treatment for more than a few months. The antibiotic also work wells in combination with topical benzoyl peroxide to reduce face pimples. Speak to your doctor about your concerns and whether your face pimples are severe enough for an oral antibiotic.

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