The entire TikTok and Twitter are filled with this love pimple trend. However, people don’t seem to know what this trend is about. This term has recently gained hype, and people are going crazy. Keep reading to know what is a love pimple and myths related to it.
What Does a Love Pimple Look Like?
Love pimples, also known as crush pimples, pop out on your face when someone has a crush on you, or you are interested in someone.
Liking someone shows on your face, but it also causes stress in the form of pimples or spots. It’s about romance that flares up and overthinking, so these random thoughts cause female hormonal levels to increase.
According to research conducted by plastic surgeon Dr. Kiya Movassaghi, increased overthinking could increase the risk of having high testosterone levels in females, resulting in unwanted blemishes and pimples.
Several Filipino TikTokers initially developed the idea. They revealed that when you are in love with someone; you tend to develop pimples, thinking about whether they are looking back.
Myths About Love Pimple
Approximately 80% of people experience acne at least once in their lifetime. And there are many myths related to it too. Just like many types of acne, the root cause is liver damage. Following are the common myths related to love pimples.
1- You Only Get Pimples in Teen Years
Many people assume that only teenagers get pimples during their teen years. But this knowledge is far from the truth. Although many people experience them in their early 20s, they can appear at any age.
2- Squishing Pimples Will Make Them Disappears Quickly
There is a myth that squishing pimples will make them disappear quickly. But touching new acne or red bump causes severe breakouts with inflammation as there is a risk of microorganisms penetrating from your hand to your skin.
3- Washing Your Face More Often Will Make Your Pimple Go Away
People who wash their face more frequently, regardless of having pimples, cause pimples to appear in clean areas. Even though washing your face often is adequate for clear skin, rubbing it will worsen the condition.
4- Love Pimples on T Zone Means Your Crush Has a Crush on You
The reality behind this is excessive sebum production and sun exposure. Sometimes, certain medications also cause pimples called love pimples on your face.
5- Love Pimples on Cheeks Means That Your Love Story won’t Go Well
There are multiple causes behind spots on cheeks, including hormonal imbalances, poor hygiene, dirty makeup brushes, unhealthy diet, and lack of water intake.
Where Do Love Pimples Appear?
Love pimples are present on the face, especially on the nose and around it. They also appear on the site around the mouth. Moreover, a love pimple could be shown on the forehead too.
People claim that having a spot on your chin means somebody has a crush on you. But according to dermatologists, they occur due to hormonal issues.
Does a Pimple On The Nose Mean To Love?
The nose is one of the most prominent features of the human body. And the pimple on the nose is the most uncomfortable one. A thing about spots on the nose famous among Asian girls is that the person is in love or someone has a secret crush on them if they have pimples on the nose.
What Is The Cause Of Love Pimples?
It is a myth that a love pimple happens due to loving someone or someone having a crush on you. However, intimacy causes an increase in female testosterone levels, and the rise in stress levels can boost the glands responsible for producing pimples and blemishes.
How To Get Rid Of Love Pimples?
To get rid of the pimples and dead skin cells, the most important thing is to identify the root cause behind them.
Following are the essential tips and tricks you can do to avoid and get rid of love pimples:
1- Using Ice On Pimples
If you have pimples due to heat and without any inflammation and the spot has dried out but is still left there, use ice on it. Wrap a few ice cubes in a cloth and rub them gently over such pimples for a few minutes. Repeat this process at least twice a day.
2- OTC Pimple Spot Treatment
There are OTC pimples available in the market, which include salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide. It has been considered one of the effective treatments to get rid of love pimples without leaving any spots behind.
3- Crushed Aspirin
Aspirin, the widely used medicine, has shown beneficial results in getting rid of love pimples. Crush a few aspirins, make a paste with tea tree oil, and apply it to the love pimple a few times a day to get rid of them.
4- Laser Therapy
If your pimples have been there for a long time and don’t go away with treatments, the laser would be the safest and fastest to get them off. If the pimple is on the lips, there could be the risk of bacteria penetrating the mouth while applying any formula, so that the laser will be the most convenient and safest therapy in this case.
1- Use Aloe Vera Gel.
2- Apply Egg Whites.
3- Use Diluted Vinegar to Love Pimples.
4- Fuller Earth with Rose Water.
5- Use Neem Water.
Pimples don’t appear because you want them to; having them isn’t a character flaw. It’s a normal (or hormonal) period of life that eventually passes.
Nonetheless, it’s inappropriate for people to label the uncomfortable physical manifestation of increased intimacy or a crush as a trend.
In actuality, though, they are sometimes just temporary symptoms of a condition that disappear once the proper care is given. Furthermore, there is no point in being embarrassed. True beauty is within, and getting a pimple is normal.