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How can you prevent and or cure pimples?

How does a pimple arise?

A pimple is a skin condition caused by overproduction and / or inflammation of a sebaceous gland. When sebum accumulates in the subcutaneous sebaceous gland follicle, a pore may become clogged. Such sebum accumulation is called a blackhead. Due to the sebum accumulation, the sebaceous gland follicle can eventually tear open. The contents then end up in the adjacent skin and cause a subcutaneous bacterial infection that we know as a pimple.

How can you prevent and/or cure pimples?

The amount of sebum production is highly susceptible to hormones. Because of negative hormones (stress) the skin is more susceptible to bacteria. Negative hormones (stress) cause the secretion of certain hormones, including the stress hormone cortisol. A hormone increase in turn accelerates sebum production and sebum accumulation causes pimples. Stress disturbs the barrier function (our protective mantle) of our skin, so our skin is more susceptible to bacteria and you are more likely to get bacterial infections that make pimples worse. It is very important that you do everything to keep your negative hormones as quiet as possible.

Pimples & nutrition

Certain foods contain hormones or stimulate hormone production. Mainly in animal fats (cow’s milk, pork, etc.) are hormones. Refined carbohydrates (white pasta, bread, biscuits, etc.) accelerate hormone production and thus also the production of sebum.

Be careful with sugar and salt, soft drinks and other sugary foods should be avoided as much as possible, even fruit juices. Complete fruit is okay, if in moderation. A healthy balanced diet keeps the skin clean and supple and prevents inflammation.

Pimples & aggressive care products

There are countless aggressive products on the market that promise wonders in the fight against pimples. However, they do not only remove dirt, but also protective greases. This allows the immune system completely out of balance, with all the consequences. This makes the skin more susceptible to inflammation. It is therefore necessary to use good care products. These are available at KNAP.

Pimples & water

It is important to drink enough water to keep the skin moist and supple. Water purifies our body. Green tea is also recommended.

Pimples & foundation

Note with foundation, important is that it is water-based so oil-free. Also make sure you remove the foundation every evening with a proper cleanser.

Pimples & ingredients

These ingredients in care products close the skin. Fat and oil clog the pores. Check this in the ingredients list on the packaging; beeswax, cera microcrystalline, lanolin, mineral oil, paraffin liquidum, parafinnium subliquidum, parafinnium perlicum, isoparaffinic c11-12-13-14, petrolatum (petrolatum) perubalam and DHA dishydroxy alcohol (self-tanning).

Pimples & sports

Sport enough. Perspiration cleans the pores, sports also prevents stress and therefore helps against negative hormones.

Remove pimples

You can better remove a pimple from our skin experts. Scratching and pinching yourself can lead to inflammations that can last for weeks or even months. Scarring can also occur when the hair is removed incorrectly. The best you can leave a pimple alone until it automatically heals or jumps open. If you want to remove the pimples yourself, use a sterile needle, prick very carefully in the white cup and let the pus run out. At KNAP, our skin experts are specially trained for this and they can professionally remove the pimples for you in the right way.

Means against pimples

At KNAP we only work with top quality products. You can read more about this on the page: What can I do against pimples.

Locatie Parnassusweg 9

KNAP Institute
Parnassusweg 9
1077 DA Amsterdam
020 670 8290

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Monday 08:00 – 21:00
Tuesday 08:00 – 21:00
Wednesday 08:00 – 21:00
Thursday 08:00 – 21:00
Friday 08:00 – 21:00
Saturday 09:00 – 18:00
Sunday 10:00 – 18:00

Locatie Willemsparkweg 168

KNAP Willemsparkweg
Willemsparkweg 168
1071 HT Amsterdam
020 670 8290

Opening hour Willemsparkweg
Monday 09:00 – 21:00
Tuesday 09:00 – 21:00
Wednesday 09:00 – 21:00
Thursday 09:00 – 21:00
Friday 09:00 – 21:00
Saturday 09:00 – 18:00
Sunday Closed
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Locatie Parnassusweg vanaf heden gesloten

Als gevolg van het Covid-19 virus hebben wij, met pijn in ons hart, besloten om de vestiging aan de Parnassusweg 9 te sluiten.


De vestiging aan de Willemsparkweg is en blijft gewoon open en de behandelingen gaan gewoon door zoals je van ons gewend bent. KNAP Skincare op de Willemsparkweg 168 heeft vanaf maandag 25 mei de gloednieuwe naam ¨BLOY Institute¨. Bezoek de nieuwe website via www.bloyinstitute.com.


Afspraken kunnen tevens via email of telefonisch gemaakt worden; dit omdat wij ruimte moeten plannen tussen de klanten ivm de nieuwe Covid-19 voorzorgsmaatregelen.


We zijn bereikbaar op 020-854 5161 of via info@bloyinstitute.com.


Cliënten die een behandelkuur op de Parnassusweg gepland hebben staan kunnen bellen naar 020-584 5161 voor verdere informatie.


Cosmetisch arts Annebeth Kroeskop heeft per 18 mei met haar team een nieuwe kliniek geopend onder de naam AnnebethKroeskop.com BV aan de van Eeghenstraat 98 in Amsterdam.


Cliënten kunnen bij haar en haar team terecht voor injectable behandelingen en laser behandelingen. Voor meer informatie en voor het maken van een afspraak bezoekt u www.annebethkroeskop.com


Wij hopen u snel weer te mogen verwelkomen op de Willemsparkweg 168 en op de van Eeghenstraat 98.


Met lieve groet,

Annebeth Kroeskop en Lindsay van der Looij