A guide to knowing what kind of pimple has found its forever home on your chin

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Okay, okay, I admit it. I am a fearful skin picker. I poke and poke every tiny blemish and pimple on my face and I know it’s bad but I just can’t help it!! I have problems ok.

Obviously this plucking makes my skin very angry and angry. I’d also be mad and mad if someone poked at me all day (side note, who remembers when you could “poke” people on Facebook? Yes. It was annoying right? Maybe poking in all its forms should be illegal) .

Crazy and angry skin = a bunch of pimples and red spots that I just don’t know how to treat. Lucky for me — and you, dear reader — we talked to a bona fide skin expert about how to treat those little pussies.

How many types of pimples are there? For real?

According to Dr Matt Vickersthe clinical director at Softwareactually quite a lot – but acne vulgaris is the most common culprit.

“Acne vulgaris can affect anyone from infants to adulthood. It is distinguished by the characteristic features of comedones,” he says.

Comedones can appear all over the face. They range from closed comedones, also known as whiteheads, to open comedones, commonly known as blackheads, aka the most satisfying little buggers to squeeze (although I must emphasize that you really shouldn’t squeeze your pimples) .

It doesn’t stop there.

“Because of bacteria on the skin, comedones can lead to inflamed papules and pustules. Inflamed comedones can develop into nodules or cysts that are much larger, sensitive lesions that are a marker of more severe acne,” adds Dr Vickers.

Okay, I have a pimple. What should I do?

First step, don’t panic. Next step, DO NOT EXPRESS. Seriously!

Dr. Vickers agrees.

“Don’t squeeze or try to pop it,” says Dr. Vickers.

“The first step is to consider what the underlying cause is, especially environmental triggers. Develop a good daily skin care routine that includes a gentle cleanser, light moisturizer, SPF and stick to the use of non-comedogenic cosmetic products (these are cosmetic products). that do not cause comedones or pimples),” he continues.

Lucky for you, the angels at Software are total experts in all this skincare stuff.

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Why do I keep getting the same pimple on my chin?

Do you have a recurring pimply friend? One of those guys who just won’t give up? We’ve all been there — and just so you know, there’s often something you can do about it.

†[Recurrent pimples] can be due to hormonal changes (PCOS causes pimples on the chin and jawline, for example), something rubbing on the skin, or cosmetic and hair products that can lead to acne in certain places, like the hairline,” says Dr. Vickers.

And don’t forget mask-ne. Face masks, while brilliant at preventing COVID, can cause breakouts by rubbing and trapping oil and grime on our faces.

When should I seek help from a skin expert?

Have you tried everything on your skin, and nothing seems to work? It can be frustrating to treat your skin super gently and still get a lot of breakouts. If this sounds like you, it may be time to see a dermatologist.

dr. However, Vickers recommends that you see your doctor first.

†[GPs] can assess your skin and advise on the best products and routine to help, and address underlying causes where possible,” he says. “Dermatologists are usually involved in more severe acne and when nodules or cysts are present it is usually a sign that treatments may only be needed by dermatologists because of the risk of significant scarring if not treated appropriately.”

So there you have it. Some expert tips on what to do about those pesky pimples of yours — and don’t forget to check them out Software consult a doctor to set up your skin care. We even got an exclusive 10% discount code for you to use (PEDESTRIAN10) to make setting up a consultation even easier. You’ll be on your way to clearing the skin in no time.

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