I do not get pimples.
But the ones i do get are usually self inflicted and were totally under my control to start off. You see, i have really itchy fingers. I would attempt squeezing clogged pores myself and in the process inflaming the pore which inevitably becomes a HUGE painful zit!
That is why for the past 4 years i have the all important shopping list for my good friend who goes back to Miri every year. I would decline clothes, shoes, food and all and requests that he gets his miraculous pimple cream from his skin specialist. Drop anything from the list BUT that.
Regardless of how big and inflamed the pimple gets, just a drop of the cream and it practically subsides overnight. No inflammation, no pain.