A zit is already annoying, but what’s even more bothersome is when it keeps turning up in the exact same spot on your face. This can drive you crazy, but the good news is that recurring pimples can be treated the same way you would with a normal pimple. Of course, there are a few steps to take, so that they stop coming back.
The Reason Why You Get a Pimple in the Exact Same Spot
Most of us have a “stress area” in which whenever the immune system reacts because of an infection, illness, or stress, a pimple occurs in that same spot. There are also other reasons why you get a recurring pimple in the same place:
- Your hormones can cause breakouts, particularly around the menstrual cycle.
- The follicular wall in that particular spot is weakened and this can cause breakouts as well.
- Your habit of touching your face in that particular spot.
- An object is left on that part of the skin for a long period of time in which moisture or occlusion may lead to irritation.
Another reason is that it could be a cyst, especially if your pimples just swell up and don’t appear on the skin. Cystic acne usually appears on the same spot and takes on a balloon-like shape that inflates and deflates based on the oil produced by the skin. If your pimple occurs at least twice a month in the same exact spot, see a dermatologist to make sure it is not a deep cyst or a boil. You shouldn’t get rid of it on your own as it may cause infection.
Squeezing out the pimple is a big no-no, especially if it is a persistent one / PicHelp
How to Remove a Recurring Pimple
Squeezing out the pimple is a big no-no, especially if it is a persistent one. You don’t just want to remove this type of pimple; you want to get rid of them for good. Here’s how you can deal with it:
1. Use ice.
Hold ice on the affected area for five minutes and take it off for another five minutes. Repeat for at least 30 minutes. This is a safe treatment that you can do as often as you can daily until you see results.
2. Use a clay mask.
There are clearing clay masks that you can use. They are effective in detoxifying the skin, while reducing inflammation. They also help dissolve oil and remove pore blockages.
3. Use salicylic acid.
Recurring pimples could be a sign that your pores aren’t healthy and clean. Use a product with salicylic acid to remove excess oil and dead skin cells, while preventing pimples and keeping your skin healthy.
Your diet can also lead to breakouts, especially if your pimples appear during your period. Try cutting back on salt and sugar and maintain healthy habits, such as sleeping enough and managing stress.