Pimples! Why are you getting it?

Nothing like getting pimples to knock a person’s self-esteem down.

Keep reading if you would like some help in finding the reasons behind this. Every person has different skin types, so bare that in mind. What might work for one person might not work for another. I’m not an expert in this field, but I hope to bring information that might help.

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Food diary.

Try writing down everything you had to eat and drink when you are noticing you are getting pimples. Be very observant over everything you had. That can narrow it down to what was the reason for your breakout. With me, I used to eat all the dairy products and eggs without getting any pimples but one day that turned into months I randomly stopped having it. I got back into having dairy and eggs and realized it didn’t love me back which showed on my face. I tried to cut it out for a week and then noticed my skin clearing up, so that was the reason behind me getting pimples. It won’t necessarily be the case for you, but give it a try to see what happens.

Clean everything.

Makeup brushes. If you are someone who wears makeup consider cleaning your makeup brushes as often as you can. Neglecting to wash your brushes frequently would bring on bacteria, dust, and dirt.

Sunglasses. One thing that would never go out of style is sunglasses. A look isn’t complete without it. If you are breaking out where your sunglasses would be on your face then take time out to clean your sunglasses.

Clothing. Dirt, oil, and bacteria are collected over the course of the day, so it is vital to wash your clothing and not wear it continuously without washing. If you are someone who goes to the gym or does any sports activities then shower and put on clean clothing. Not the clothing you were wearing before! Especially if you are someone who sweats easily then it is very important not to sit around or go about your errands in your sweaty gym clothes. Get fresh.

Pillow cases and bedding. At the end of the day after a very busy day, all a person really wants to do is lie on their bed and rest or go to sleep. When your pillow case isn’t washed regularly, a build-up of dirt and oil from the environment as well as your skin and hair touching the pillow is transferred back to your skin which can cause you to break out. Washing your pillowcases once a week can rule out any possible breakouts.

Technology. A fact I came across are cell phones have 18 times more bacteria than toilet handles. Shocking to say the least! In this day and age, we all have some form of technology whether that is a cell phone, tablet, iPad etc. Keep all your tech items clean by purchasing a tech cleaning kit. This product shown in the picture is a laptop and tablet cleaning kit. It works well on keeping all your technology clean from germs.

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In the kit, you will receive a 60ml cleaning gel spray, anti-static brush, and a microfiber cloth.  The cleaning gel safely cleans, while the soft microfiber cloth gently eliminates fingerprints and smudges from the surface. The anti-static brush removes dust and dirt particles from screens and gaps in your keyboard. You can find this at CNA Or you can buy any laptop cleaning product which works on all technology.

Makeup. Forgetting to remove your makeup at night will leave your pores clogged which can cause bacteria in your pores making you break out. No matter how tired you are and want to sleep, take that few minutes to completely remove all your makeup. Your skin will thank you for it in the morning!

Comes from within.

Mental health plays a part too. How you talk to yourself matters. When someone is always thinking negative about themselves, their environment and people around them it can affect their skin causing breakouts. When a person is under constant stress that is bound to show on their face indicating pimples.

Put on some relaxing music, watch a movie, write down your thoughts or dance. Do what gives you joy and comfort to take away the stress. Another way to feel better is to exercise. Exercise reduces endorphins, endorphins makes you happy. Simple breathing technique can help too! Taking a breath can make you feel calmer. Try it!

Don’t touch.

Think about everything you did today. Now I am sure everything you did today involved using your hands at one time or another. Regardless how many times you washed your hands there might have been a moment or two you touched your face forgetting to wash your hands before. Resting the palm of your hand on your chin, rubbing your nose and more. It is a natural thing everyone does to touch their face, but if you notice pimples then rethink before making those moves.


Like relationships, people can be stuck in a rut together. Changing things up can be exciting for a couple who have been together for years. The same goes for trying new skincare products, but sometimes things don’t go as well as expected which might be why you are breaking out. Go through your skincare products and throw away products that are old, products that broke you out and products that you thought you liked but did nothing for your skin. If you are going to invest your money on skincare products then the product should be helping you and not wasting your money.

If you are having a special event coming up or you are wanting to look your best I would recommend this product called Oxy Emergency Zit Blitzer. It comes in a 10ml size. Remove any makeup if you are wearing and wash your face before you apply the gel. Put a small pea sized amount on the pimple and gently tap or rub on the affected area waiting for the gel to be absorbed.  Apply throughout the day at least 4 times on clean skin and you will notice it would reduce the size of redness and spots within hours. It worked wonders for me!

The reason it is so effective is that of the tea tree oil which is known for antiseptic and antifungal properties that will remove bacteria from the skin. You can find Oxy Emergency Zit Blitzer at Checkers Hyper, Dischem and at Clicks. The prices vary from stores, but it is no more than R45. You would be surprised how long it lasts!




Thank you for reading! Until next time.




    1. Hello, welcome back 😊 Glad you enjoyed this blog post! Looking back at my teenager years, then I used to eat all the dairy in the world and never for one moment thought why my skin would have redness. It was from the dairy. I was totally unaware I guess back then. My sister to this day doesn’t believe that dairy can cause pimples, and I secretly love being right because she normally is right about most things 😜 It sucks though because I’m a big cheese and milk lover. I have cut out all cheese and noticed my skin is better and only have dairy free milk, so that’s good too 😊 I must be more mindful to what I eat. Luckily, there are dairy free options. Thank goodness!

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