How my friend fought pimples and regained her clear skin

Fighting acne and pimples

Pimples and acne are the skin’s worst enemies. They appear out of the blue, spread fast, cause itching, irritation and leave behind black marks and scars that stay forever. Though pimples and acne are more common to teenagers, they can affect just anyone in any age group at any time. Yes, pimples are not life threatening, but they can pull down a person’s confidence levels and make them emotionally very depressed and vulnerable if they are severe.

I know a friend who had the oiliest skin I have ever seen and this obviously meant being a hot spot for acne and pimples. She was constantly in look out for products that would help regain back her clear skin and 3 years back she was still searching.

Fighting acne and pimples

It was a pleasant surprise meeting her couple of weeks back here in Bangalore. She was working for a top MNC, was going steady with a guy and was looking amazing! There were no traces of pimples or acne or black and white heads and she looked fresh, clear and stunning.

The topic slowly moved towards how she looked and I was interested in getting to know the secret behind this sudden transformation as any piece of information towards health or beauty can be converted to an interesting blog for my page!

Point No. 1: It was not a miraculous change. She had worked hard on her skin for around a year using the right products and eating the right food before experiencing a change

Point No. 2: Pimples and acne are not awful life challenging diseases. They are just results of few external and internal factors and can be solved with a little extra care shown towards skin.

I have compiled few products that she had suggested and you can also try them out if pimples and acne have been troubling you for quite some time now.


Face wash is the first basic step in clearing skin. Unlike soap, they are soft and gentle and can clear pores and remove excess oil, thereby reducing the chances of pimples and acne.

Avene Cleanance gel is a France based product. It is free of soap and other chemicals and cleans deep down the pores to reduce acne, blemishes and keeps skin free of oil. It maintains the skin’s pH level to 7.2 making sure no infections attack the surface

Fighting acne and pimples

Seboklen acne face wash is another great cleanser. It is free of soap, paraben, sulphates, SLA’s, SLES and EDTA   (Click here to know more on what these terms mean)and can work wonders in fighting of all signs of acne, pimples, black and whiteheads and their scars.

Fighting acne and pimples

Another great soap free formulation, Papulex soap free cleansing gel goes deep inside pores to remove impurities and removes excess oil, dirt and dead cells. It is developed to work on the gentlest of skin tones and can help get clean, fresh and beautiful skin all day long.

Fighting acne and pimples


These are products that are going to stay on the skin’s surface for a longer time and hence have the chance to work better.

Ducray Keracnyl cream is a special formulation for acne, pimples and reduces blemishes and blackheads. It stays on the skin and helps reduce excess oil, old and new blemishes and blackheads and can be used as a makeup base too.

Fighting acne and pimples


A one of its kind acne fighter, this soap clears off impurities, prevents acne and reduces irritation in skin. It is a good choice for mild to severe acne related problems.

Fighting acne and pimples


People with oily skin are afraid to use moisturizers and sun blocks as they can aggravate sebum secretion. Cetaphil Dermacontrol Oil Control Moisturizer contains SPF 30 for protection against UV radiation and is clinically proven to fight all signs of acne and pimples. It hydrates the skin preventing depositing of any dust/dead skin cells that can lead to pimples and acne.

Fighting acne and pimples

Do not let these small issues ruin your day! Life is great and all of us look good! Walk with heads held high and love your skin. It will love you back!!


Janani Balasubramanian is a Senior Blogger at with a passion and flare to write. She loves experimenting on topics ranging from health to beauty tips and general lifestyle and will review newer beauty and healthcare products in the market! Do keep in touch with her new work here!


  1. Shenika Keis said:

    Thanks for compiling these points Janani. They surely will help in treating acne/pimples. I do have acne on my by both cheeks and would like to use these items.From where can I can get these products? Are they available online?

    September 15, 2015

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