5 Tips To Help You Fight Summer Acne
By: Pinki Sat, 23 May 2020 1:12 PM
Acne can be one of the most stubborn skin concerns 365 days a year. However, during the summer months (i.e. right now), it's really important to take steps to make sure that you're getting the most out of your routine. After all, with summer sun and fun comes increased exposure to UV rays and, for many, an increase in overall sweatiness. (Which, for those who deal with bacne and other forms of body and face acne, can mean way more breakouts.)
Heat leads to an increase in sweating, which causes the hair follicles to become clogged and accumulate sebum. You can minimize the chance of getting a flareup by not touching your face with dirty or sweaty hands, and always, always removing your makeup before working out.
* Tea tree oil
Tea tree oil is a natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, which means that it might kill acnes, the bacteria that causes acne.
Tea tree oil’s anti-inflammatory properties mean that it can also reduce the swelling and redness of pimples.
* Jojoba oil
Jojoba oil is a natural, waxy substance extracted from the seeds of the jojoba shrub.
The waxy substances in jojoba oil may help to repair damaged skin, which means it may also help speed up wound healing, including acne lesions.
Some of the compounds in jojoba oil might help to reduce skin inflammation, which means it may reduce redness and swelling around pimples, whiteheads, and other inflamed lesions.
* Aloe vera
Aloe vera is a natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, meaning it may reduce the appearance of acne and prevent acne breakouts.
Aloe vera contains lots of water and is an excellent moisturizer, so it is especially suitable for people who get dry skin from other anti-acne products.
Honey has been used to treat skin conditions, such as acne, for thousands of years. It contains many antioxidants that can help to clear waste and debris from clogged pores.
Doctors use honey in wound dressings because of its antibacterial and wound-healing properties.
Many traditional medicine practitioners use garlic to treat infections and boost the body’s ability to fight germs and infections.
Garlic contains organosulfur compounds, which have natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects. Organosulfur compounds can also help to boost the immune system, which helps the body fight infections.