What is the treatment of pimples?

adult young man washing his face near the sinkAcne (pimples) is a completely normal and common skin condition for guys, especially during puberty. If you have acne, check out these tips:

  • Wash your skin with a mild soap to remove the oil, but don’t scrub; this can make it worse
  • Don’t pick at your face or pop pimples
  • Take off your hat or helmet as soon as you’re done wearing/using it

Additionally, there are over-the-counter acne medicines (no prescription required) that contain benzoyl peroxide (such as Clearasil®, ProActiv® and Oxy®), resorcinol, salicylic acid or sulfur often help with mild acne. If your acne is really bothering you, make an appointment with a dermatologist (skin specialist). He or she can determine whether or not it would be appropriate for you to take a prescription medicine to help with your acne.