If a fairytale was written today, Cinderella's biggest fear would be an unannounced pimple. A bout of face acne or a misplaced pimple can make us feel a little more self conscious. And no one wants to feel that way about their skin.

On social media pimples can be hidden using instagram filters or carefully placed angles; But what happens when you need to show your face in person; at a royal ball or on a date, and a pimple decides to make itself home on your nose? In that case you would need a solution to the problem, with the best bar soap for acne prone skin.

Asking your friends how to get rid of pimples, they would shrug their shoulders and say; why not use a face wash? You can do that, but if it’s not the right soap or face wash, the pimples will persist. Or even worse, the incorrect soap would clog your pores and make your skin more prone to another outbreak of pimples.

The answer to getting rid of acne has two sides to it. The first is creating a routine that is gentle on your skin that prevents the start of pimples. The second is treating the acne that you already have; and regaining your glowing complexion and confidence. If you are looking for a quick fix; you can get the best results with Sunny Herbals Akne Aid Soap.

Why do I get pimples?

In this article we will tell you how to break the unhealthy relationship your skin has with pimples. Pimples are caused when the tiny hair follicles on your skin become clogged with oil and dirt. Clogged follicles get infected by bacteria and get inflamed. And the raised bump, or boil that results is what you know as a pimple.

Some parts of the face are more prone than others to develop acne. These are the regular spots that one would expect to find pimples. Acne usually affects teens and young adults, but it can happen to anyone if their skin care routine ignores pimple prevention.

Pimple causing foods

Certain foods will cause your skin to become oily, triggering pimples. Here are foods to avoid during your glow up. If any of these foods are high on your diet, reducing them will have a positive impact on your skin.

  • Junk food that have a lot of glycerine like potato chips, cookies, frenchies and burgers
  • Processed meats like hotdogs and nuggets which are rich in sodium
  • Greasy foods & fried food; but if you substitute with an air fryer and you should be okay
  • Excess dairy like milk, milkshakes, cheese.
  • Protein powder whey which people use if they go to the gym
  • Sugar in sweets, sugar in tea, and sugary drinks
  • Chocolate more than 20g a day
  • Raisins, prunes, and apricots that are rich in the glycemic index.

Some of these foods are difficult to avoid, but if you struggle with pimples, reducing them can improve your skin. The next time you treat yourself to a sweet, think of how it may trigger a pimple.

Foods that prevent pimples

Every coin has two sides; and if some foods cause pimples, others can prevent them. Here are some top rated foods that can prevent the rise of pimples and give you glowing skin.

  • Fruits rich in Vitamin A, D, E & C are always good for your skin.
  • Whole grain foods like whole wheat bread, quinoa, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, dals and beans.
  • Probiotic supplements that you can buy at the grocery store
  • Adding more turmeric to your food
  • Taking zinc supplements as pimples can sometimes be triggered by a zinc deficiency.

What is the right face wash or soap to block acne?

Oily is the skin type that is most prone to getting pimples so a good anti pimple soap is one that washes away excess oil and cleanses the skin of bacteria. Soaps that are rich in Aloe vera and tea tree oil are a good choice for an anti-pimple soap.

The best soaps for acne and pimples contain Sodium Palmate and Witch Hazel, useful to wash away the excess oil and sebum from the pores.

Antifungal and bacterial soaps that are gentle on the skin cleanse the skin of pimples causing bacteria. Soaps that contain extracts of Echinacea reduces inflammation and reduces the chances of developing pimples. All of these can be found in Sunny Herbals Akne Aid Soap.

Homemade face packs for pimples

If you wish to do something special for your skin and take a few hours off to pamper yourself, we recommend trying one of these anti-acne face masks that takes minutes to make.

Turmeric pimple face mask

This facemask can be whipped up in minutes. Mix half a teaspoon of turmeric powder with apple cider vinegar and add one teaspoon of honey. Mix well and then apply this mask to your face for one hour. When you wash it off with lukewarm water you will have germ free, radiant skin.

Lemon and honey facemask

This facemask will have your skin feeling exfoliated, fresh and cool. To prepare it, you will need 1 teaspoon of honey, one teaspoon of lemon juice and a teaspoon of baking soda. Mix all three in equal parts and apply it to your face.

Baking soda has anti-inflammatory properties to treat existing pimples. Lemonjuice cleanses your skin and honey moisturizes it. After an hour, wash away the face mask to reveal clean and beautiful skin.

Cucumber and yogurt mask

This is a wonderful facemask during the summer time that will moisturize your skin and also fight pimples. It just requires two ingredients; cucumbers and yogurt. To make this facemask, puree a piece of cucumber and then mix it with two tablespoons of yogurt. Apply this facemask directly to the face and let it dry for an hour. Wash it off with cold water for the best results.

Apart from applying the above three facemasks once a month, the right anti-acne soap can also be used everyday to give you beautiful pimple-free.

Sunny Herbals range of pimple blocking products

If you are looking for a pimple fighter that fits in the palm of your hand and has a refreshing smell, try Sunny Herbals Akne Aid Soap.. It contains natural essential oils like tea tree oil as well as moisturizing ingredients like aloe vera powder to cleanse and lock in the moisture in your skin.

Sunny Herbals Akne Aid Soap is a soap for acne prone skin that contains the special ingredient of Witch Hazel and Berberis Aquifolium which cleanses the skin and pores of dirt and sebum, so bacteria does not multiply in your pores. Finally, it has special properties that tones and moisturizes for firm and glowing skin.

Sunny Herbals Facewash Gel (With Aloe Vera, Calendula, & Tea Tree Oil) is for all skin types. It cleanses the skin and enriches it with natural ingredients that unblock the sebaceous glands and dry out existing pimples. Sunny Herbals Facewash Gel is available in a 110g pack that is easy to store and will give you one month of pimple free skin.