13 Jun 2019
#HealthBytes: Five ways to fight acne in summer
During summers, we usually sweat a lot.
And when sweat mixes with bacteria and oils in your skin, it can clog pores, leading to acne.
However, good news is that simple dietary and lifestyle changes can help prevent acne and other skin problems.
Here are five effective ways to help you fight acne in summers.
Diet: What to eat, what to avoid
A healthy diet will keep your skin rejuvenated, and reduce risk of acne.
You should consume fresh fruits and veggies, fatty fish, probiotics, and nuts. Also, make sure to stay hydrated throughout the day.
On the other hand, reduce your intake of dairy products, carbohydrates, excessively salty and sugary food items. Furthermore, cut your alcohol consumption.
The most commonly prescribed acne treatment includes over-the-counter lotions and creams. They commonly contain benzoyl peroxide, resorcinol, salicylic acid, sulfur or retinoic acid, that aid in reducing oil made by glands, and in breaking down pimples.
In case of hormonal acne, doctors often recommend oral contraceptive pills.
Antibiotics and topical treatments are also given, for moderate to severe acne condition.
Keep your face clean; Moisturize regularly
Keep your face clean: Wash your face at least twice a day regularly to get rid of dirt, extra oil, dead skin cells and impurities. Also, use lukewarm water, and mild cleanser/soap. Further, be gentle while scrubbing your skin.
Moisturize: Use a natural moisturizer regularly to eliminate risk of dryness and skin peeling. This will reduce your chances of acne breakout.
Handy home remedies
Medical treatment could be heavy on pocket and may also have dangerous side-effects. That's when easy and natural home-remedies could come to rescue.
Some of the best home remedies to treat acne during summertime are antioxidants-rich honey and green tea.
Other effective home remedies to help you fight acne in summer include lemon, mint, and aloe vera.