Why Do Men Get Pimples? Are you peering in the mirror at your pimples asking, “Why Me?” Here are some reasons why men get pimples: 1. You shave, which makes your pores bigger and prone to painful pimples. 2. You travel, but with much less skin protection. 3. You use pimple care products meant for women. Look for a soap-free herbal formulation, specifically made for men, with natural ingredients which can penetrate into your skin stronger and faster.