Pimples can be quite a bit of a problem. They know just how to kill one's confidence. A single pimple popping out of your face in the most ridiculous of places on the face, can send you deep down to the depths of misery. And if this happens on one of those important days, then you might as well forget about putting across a smiling bright face... So how do you deal with these little, unwanted monsters? Before getting down to that, we have to understand a few things about pimples. Why do these pimples come about in the first place? Its basically because the pores in our skin get clogged up. This may be because of hormone changes or because of oil. Now once it is clogged, it gets infected and what results is acne. What can we do about this? Now the best way to go about this is prevention. You might have to wash your face everyday at least three times. That works beautifully. In case you already have a pimple, try cleaning it up with cotton soaked in antiseptic. You might also want to use these creams containing benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid which are available over the counter. If that still doesn't work, contact your dermatologist who might advice some stronger creams containing topical retinoids and the likes... So well... there you go. Keep that face beautiful and clear!