People often say that if you sleep it of at night you wake up with a clearer vision the next day about whatever you had to deal with the previous night in haste.  But that is not the case when you get a PIMPLE! If you take a decision in haste and burst it you’re damned with a scar and if you sleep on it at night you may just find it bigger than yesterday or even worse, it has settled its own little family around it. So either ways you do not benefit from any decisions. Not to forget the horrible nightmares you cannot wake up from!

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At times taking the name of certain infections terrorizes you so much that you avoid every possible thing to stay blessed and uninfected. PIMPLE is one such common infection that has not spared anybody. Be it a Teenage Girl or Teenage Boy, Diva or a Hunk, Young or Old, Fair or Dark, Married or Unmarried, Holy or Unholy, Healthy or Unhealthy, Fat or Thin, it has spread its juices everywhere. Even if you are a PIMP it won’t greet and beat you LES(s).

1. They lower your self-esteem

One thing good about pimples is that they are not gender biased, racists,  religious, political or so on. They don’t generalize and attack. They attack no matter who you are or where you’re from as long they get to ruin your pretty perfect face. That’s the way they say “I love you!” How romantic, right?
Such love gets your self-esteem low. You cannot conduct your presentation because you know they can see that sickening affection all over you. Such love makes you feel suffocated, miserable, irritated, stressed and agonized. Such love makes you do the “walk of shame!” Such love makes you bury your face into anything around you. Such love makes you weak and it somewhere crushes your confidence in yourself. You need to see a doctor that can treat you and make you get rid of this unrequited love before you get too depressed and try dealing with it without putting much thought to the consequences.

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2. The sickening stress

We have enough of stress as it is in our everyday life, from completing college/work assignments to paying the bills. Peer pressure never takes a back seat and the boss is always looking for a chance to watch you go crazy with stress. Due to all the work over load you get dark-circles! Not to forget those black heads and then sun tan. Amidst all of this there is this small swelling struggling to make its redness visible by piercing through my forehead right in the center so that I save my expenditure on buying Bindis! How considerate? Several scenarios of people mocking that little fellow gazing over my nose makes me swell in rage and I sit to Google the best skin care remedies and products. Now I have one more worry about the expenses for fixing this unwanted guest touring for fun on my forehead. Sometimes earth masks help subside it down as well. But some pimples are too stubborn to bid adieu. How much does one have to do to look presentable and pretty enough?

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3. They dare to appear on important days

Guess what? After a long year of waiting Mumbai University has declared an official convocation ceremony for all their Graduates of 2014 on the 2nd of February 2015 and I am really looking forward to it. My college has arranged a photographer to click our pictures in robes and the graduation hat. I also have a plus one in the invitation and you know who is coming along? MY PIMPLES! Yes, I know they are plural but no one picks up a fight with these guys. If they fire their guns it can ruin you so bad that you won’t be able to show your face ever again! You know what I mean? I am so sure that they are coming because that’s how they make their grand appearances. Whenever I am on a vacation or have back to back wedding functions or when my face has to look the best these pimples decide to show up! Kudos to their timing, they could be comedians!

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4. They ruin your selfies

From the time you wake up till the time you shut your eyes you have to take a selfie! I mean that’s a rule for everyone who has Snapchat, Facebook, Instragram, Twitter, Etc. People need to know everything you do, like seriously everything. *takes a selfie* Yeah, so the whole selfie thing gets ruined when Mr. Pimple pays you a visit. Even if you try to hide it with different angles, it still manages to catch the camera focus. No matter how many filters or effects you add it is to be visible. And nobody has the time to Photoshop so many selfies! So what do you do? Isolate yourself from being clicked till those horrible pimples die or simply don’t take pictures of your face that day. Replace the selfies with a #TB or #ManicMonday or #WisdomWednesday or even #OOTD could do just fine.

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5. They grow their population in matter of days

I have observed for years and have come to the conclusion that pimples grow way faster than the population of China and India. They should give a column in the next Guinness World Records! In the day there are two on my forehead and by night they are around two to three more on my forehead. Sometimes they are near my nostrils or on my chin. And often they even come camp on my cheeks. WOW! Who will ever even give me a peck on my cheek now? Not even a child will come close to that ugly cheek. #BeenThere #ExperiencedThat

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6. They don’t sign the contract of going away forever

Pimples are very affectionate and cling, no matter how many creams and hormonal pills you take they will still never let go. No amount of drug abuse breaks them. In fact it makes them stronger and they pop right back bigger and uglier. They are not good with goodbyes so they are stubborn to let go. When I was younger I use to pray that I don’t get pimples and God should take them away if they ever come. I dreaded them then and I dread them now. Those pimple phases force me to stay at home all day and sulk at the disaster it had done to my face. I wish I could make some deal with them and make sure they don’t bother me again!

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7. They cannot be treated with 100% assurance

I have experienced acute acne since the past 6 years now. There are months where I am totally pimple-free and have the best stressful and confident days before they come back to take it all away. I use a face wash regularly and maintain a separate towel for my face. Each time I come back home I wash my face with my face wash because I have an oily skin and the dirt tends to stick all over making it tough for my skin to breathe. Either ways one must wash their face once home. I occasionally apply earth masks or take steams but I have never resorted to skin care creams or any kind of treatments to cure my acne/pimple problem. My mother has certain knowledge about what you shouldn’t do no matter how bad it gets and sometimes I cannot disagree with her. So I usually resort to homemade remedies and masks. I try to consume as much water as I can in a day. I don’t eat spicy food because I cannot bear spicy food. Oily food is never made at home and even outside I tend to avoid too much of it. I quit eating wafers and other such snacks after my junior college and noticed that the pimples appeared very seldom. I shifted my college snacks to freshly cooked dosa or sandwiches. But due to hormonal changes or sometimes even climate changes the pimples tend to appear a lot and it cannot be vanished in a day. Although I have heard that there are certain creams and treatments that do help your skin get better and healthier but it all depends on person to person. In short, there is no cent percent assurance that these pimples will never appear. So best you could do is stay happy and healthy and deal with pimples in the most delicate way without panicking.

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8. They are painful and they scar you for life.

Pimples can really be a pain in the ass. No, I mean literally! Pimples don’t only appear on the face. At times they appear on weird unwanted places making it difficult for you. In that case you should consider hygiene and take precautions. Don’t try bursting those ugly swellings because they sure know how to take their revenge. They will die but leave their footprints on you forever. I have a few scars here and there which I hope will fade away with time! Which brings me to my next point…to burst or not to burst that little thing?

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9. The life changing decision to burst or not to burst.

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Starring at the mirror and adjusting the ear buds. Playing Let it go in the background. Slowly trying to squish off the head…not my head, the pimples and suddenly my mother yells a negation so loud that my ear buds twist too hard leaving a mark on my face. The pimple has gone but left a mark on my face. Now isn’t that fantastic? I should have listened earlier when my mother told me not to burst that pimple. But if she didn’t yell so loudly I would have done it correctly and it would bleed and leave a mark. *spots another pimple* Should I burst this one or should I let it be?

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Yes, the life changing decision to burst or not to burst a pimple gets so challenging. Usually everyone will tell you not to burst it but when its right there mocking you, you want to get rid of it then and there and then deal with whatever follows. 

10. That one annoying person you could kill.

The most annoying and agonizing of all the points is this one because it is so embarrassing when you try to face the world with those pimples and some random person or a friend comes up to you and comments on your pimple loud and clear in front of others. As if I don’t see my face in the morning when I wake up or I have pimple-blindness! How stupid of them to think I am not aware of it or how sly of them to do it on purpose. Specially when they can see the efforts I have taken by using make-up to cover it up!

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This is not the case with girls/women alone. It takes places with guys and men as well and they too deal with some of the mentioned points. Correct me if I am wrong. I have seen young boys who have bad acne go into isolation or depression. Most of them have a low self-esteem and refuse to socialize wondering what joke people will crack this time.  All you clear skinned people must get one thing straight, this is not cool because someday that could be you. It would be so nice if people stop taking such things into consideration and rather see beyond all these petite pimples. If you have friends going through such a phase help them out by recommending some good creams or face wash. Maybe tell them how you manage your skin care routine and what they should or should not do. Make them feel normal by sharing your awful pimple phase. If you are somebody going through this rough patch then here are some helpful tips on various ways to keep your skin healthy and glowing!

 P.S. Please leave your experiences related to acne or pimples and how you got rid of them? I would love to get some true feedback and it would also help others unknowingly. Thank you 🙂

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-Zainab Attari