A Skin Story - Lifecycle of a Pimple

Pimples are pesky skin imperfections we've all encountered. They have a simple but intriguing life cycle. It all starts when a tiny hair follicle on your skin gets blocked by dead skin cells, skin oil (sebum), and bacteria. This clog forms the birth of a pimple, typically known as a comedo.

Next, in its teenage rebellion phase, the comedo can go one of two ways. If it stays closed, it becomes a whitehead, sitting just under the skin's surface. If it opens up, it transforms into a blackhead, exposing its contents to air and turning dark. Now can be a tempting time to squeeze them. Don't do it!!!

But here's the good news: pimples don't last forever. In most cases, they eventually resolve themselves. Your body's immune system steps in, fighting off the bacteria, reducing inflammation, and healing the skin. Sometimes, though, they might need a little extra help from skincare routines or dermatological treatments.

Using our Rosalina Face Cleanser as part of your daily skincare routine can help reduce pimples from appearing as it helps to remove excess oil, bacteria and dead skin cells. Understanding this simple life cycle can help us manage and prevent those occasional skin visitors more effectively. So, the next time a pimple pops up, remember it's just a phase, and with proper care, it too shall pass.