The Stages of Pimple Growth and Healing Process and How PurClarity's Revitalizing Mist Can Speed Healing and Prevent Pimples
Nothing is as frustrating as waking up to red, sore pimples on your face. Pimples can develop on almost anyone on any part of the body. What most people don't know, however, is that these pimples occur in stages.
Fortunately, there are ways to treat your pimples in the early stages, meaning you won't have to worry about them getting more prominent, infected, or causing scarring. PurClarity's HOCl Mist is very effective in speeding up the healing of these pimples while preventing them. Continue reading to learn how to get rid of and prevent pimples.
What Causes Pimples?
Genetics is at the top of the list of things that cause pimples. You can often use your family history to predict whether you are likely to develop them yourself.
Although having a history of acne breakouts in your family means that you are likely to develop it, there is a way to deal with mild-to-moderate pimples. Adopting a healthy skincare routine can help keep your skin pimple-free.
Hormonal changes often lead to the development of pimples, especially in women. Whenever your hormones change, they can affect your skin and develop pimples.
When the progesterone and estrogen levels of the body change, it can lead to an increase in sebum production. Sebum is an oily substance that, when produced excessively, can clog your pores forming acne lesions (pimples).
Improper Skin Care
Sometimes, your skincare routine or lack of one can be the root cause of your pimples. If you don't exercise proper skin care or use skin care products that are harmful to your skin, you are more likely to develop pimples.
Using the wrong products strips your skin of moisture, leaving it dry and irritable. Your skin's response is to produce more oil which usually leads to more breakouts. Despite the type of acne you are dealing with, they are generally caused by excess sebum production.
What Are the Stages of Pimple Growth?
Pimple development often starts before they even become visible bumps on the skin. By the time you notice bumps on your skin, the pimples have been brewing under your skin for days. No matter how they appear, they usually occur in these stages:
Pimples are commonly associated with clogged pores, but in literal terms, a pore is the opening of a hair follicle. All hair follicles have sebaceous glands which produce the skin's natural oil (sebum). This sebum flows from the glands, into a hair follicle, and onto your skin.
While this oil is being produced, the skin constantly renews itself by creating new skin cells while pushing dead skin cells out through your epidermis. Once these dead skin cells reach your epidermis, they are naturally removed through natural skin shedding or exfoliation.
In a perfect world, dead skin cells would fall off naturally, and the skin would only produce enough sebum to lubricate and protect it. Unfortunately, that is not how the skin works. What happens is that the dead cells attach themselves to living skin cells, combine with sebum, and form a pimple deep within the hair follicle.
You might not feel it, but this is the first stage of pimple formation. It could take up to a week before the pimple forms on the skin's surface.
When the pimple rises to the surface, it causes a clogged pore which the skin reacts to by inflaming. White blood cells try to get rid of the pimple, creating pus-filled swellings. As the swelling and pus increase, it fills the pore, becoming a physically visible pimple.
These pimples usually manifest in 3 forms:
- Cysts: These are large, red pimples that sometimes have no pointy end. They usually feel warm to the touch and are often painful
- Blackheads: These appear as bumps with an open top that allows oil, bacteria, and dirt into the bump. This creates a dark color within the pore which becomes red and swollen
- Whiteheads: Whiteheads are bumps with whitish or yellowish heads that are enclosed and raised on the surface of the skin
The healing stage is the final stage of a pimple's growth cycle. When your pimples have completed their growth cycle, they naturally shrink and begin to heal. They may create scabs or scars as they heal, especially if used to touch or pick at them.
This healing can take 2-3 days and isn't guaranteed that you are out of the woods. Pimples like cysts often leave hyperpigmentation on the area to serve as a lesion scarring.
How Can PurClarity's HOCl Mist Help Speed Healing and Prevent Pimples
The earlier you treat your pimples, the better. Although treating it in its first stage might not help prevent it from forming, it helps get rid of it faster. Here's how PurClarity's HOCl Mist can help heal and prevent pimples:
In the Early Stages
The first stage in the pimple cycle can creep up on you, making it hard to predict when and where they will occur. The trick would be to use skincare products that would work fast to prevent them.
PurClarity's HOCl Mist can penetrate your pores to break down the pimples before forming on the skin's surface. The natural existence of hypochlorous acid in the skin helps speed up this reaction.
For Developed Pimples
If your pimples have already formed on the skin's surface, squeezing them isn't the best way to get rid of them. It is recommended to refrain from touching and picking at them.
PurClarity's HOCl Mist is an excellent tool for treating physically visible pimples and reducing itchiness. Visible pimples are often covered by biofilms which allow bacteria and sebum to accumulate in the pimples, which risk spilling and infecting surrounding areas. Hypochlorous acid breaks through these barriers and acts fast to kill acne-causing bacteria.
As they Heal
As the pimples begin to disappear, they may leave visible scars that are often dark. PurClarity's HOCl Mist speeds up the body's natural healing process, which helps get rid of the scars faster. You can also use PurClarity's Revitalizing Mist, a game-changing topical skincare product that helps rejuvenate and moisturize your skin.