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Why do you keep getting a pimple in the same exact spot

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Apr 06, 2016
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Quick Bites

  • Pimples are caused by access oil and dirt.
  • Touch, hormonal changes or cyst can make pimples to reappear.
  • Keep your pores clean.
  • Avoid touching your face frequently.


Pimples, or better known as acne, are one of the most common skin related problems teenagers experience. Pimples occur when access oil and dead skin gets trapped in pores. While a pimple may not be anything more than a few millimetres wide red or white bump on your skin, it can do some serious damage to your looks. Especially the pimples that occur on your face can significantly affect your look. It only gets worse when the pimples reappear on the same spot.


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So why do pimples appear on almost the same region on your skin? Here is why.


Popping a cystic pimple

Cystic pimples or acne are usually large, painful red pimples that are also difficult to get rid of on your own. You must have noticed yourself that most of the times you pop a pimple that produces cyst, another pimple reappears there sooner or later. It happens because when you pop and squeeze a cystic pimple, it may still have some blockage left inside it. The leftover cyst or blockage may cause the region to get inflamed again into a smaller pimple. Even if you remove all the blockage, the pressure may cause irritation around the pimple, resulting in another pimple right next to the previous one.


Touching your face repeatedly

If you have a habit of touching your face repeatedly while working at your desk or reading your emails, it is very likely that you touch your face usually the same spot. Putting dirt and oil at the same spot on the skin, increases the risk of pimple at that spot again and again.


Period usually trigger pimples

This one is little tricky as not even experts know the reason why exactly it happens, but they are sure about its occurrence too. Many women experience pimple breakout on the lower region of their face right when they hit the crucial time of the month. While the exactreasons are yet unknown, but experts believe that the oil glands of the face are sensitive to hormonal changes, resulting in pimples at the same spot during or right after periods.


How to prevent pimples from reappearing?

To prevent pimples from reappearing at the same spot, you need to prevent those pores from getting blocked again. Wash your face with a mild face wash frequently and avoid using a harsh soap. Cleanse your pores with salicylic acid treatment to get rid of the excess oil. You can also use a cleansing product that has benzoyl peroxide in it. It will help kill bacteria lying under the skin where you had a cystic acne and prevent pimples from reappearing at the same spot. Also keep your hands off of your face, and if you end up touching your face, wash your face with a mild face wash to get rid of the dirt before it does any harm to your skin.


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