With each mood swing of the weather, it’s hard to avoid the ailments that tag along with it. You might fight the flue or infections but its trickier to get rid of the effects the seasonal shifts on your skin. To beat the monsoon blues, get on top of your game, and don’t let your skin goes rain on your parade.
Dust it off
The rains bring with it extreme humidity which makes the skin sticky and prone to dust induced acne and breakout so to prevent this create a daily routine so you don’t skip your skin nourishment cycle.
So, we bring you simple yet effective ways to treat acne but first we must know what acne is and who gets it?
What is acne and who gets it?
Acne is the common cause of spots. Most people with acne are aged between 12 and 25 but some older and younger people are affected. Boys are more commonly affected than girls. Most pimples are found on the face, neck, back, chest, and shoulders. Acne is not a serious health threat, but it can cause scars.
The types of acne pimples
- Whiteheads – remain under the skin and are very small
- Blackheads – clearly visible, they are black and appear on the surface of the skin. Remember that a blackhead is not caused by dirt. Scrubbing your face vigorously when you see blackheads will not help
- Papules – visible on the surface of the skin. They are small bumps, usually pink
- Pustules – clearly visible on the surface of the skin. They are red at their base and have pus at the top
- Nobules – clearly visible on the surface of the skin. They are large, solid pimples. They are painful and are embedded deep in the skin
- Cysts – clearly visible on the surface of the skin. They are painful, and are filled with pus. Cysts can easily cause scars.
Here is how to make sure you keep a tab on your skin and beat monsoon beauty bummers. It doesn’t mean you have to sit at a parlor every now and then, instead follow these simple and easy to do treatments.
Surprised? Yeah papaya is the best remedy for treating pimples marks. Plain raw papaya is an all-natural acne remedy that removes dead skin cells and excess lipids from the surface of the skin, leaving it soft and smooth.
- 1 fresh papaya
- Rinse your face with water and pat dry.
- Mash up the flesh of the papaya well, apply to your skin.
- Leave it on for 15-20 minutes, and then rinse off completely with warm water.
Aloe vera gel, considered to be the best treatment for all skin problems. It works as an anti-inflammatory, decreasing redness and swelling. It also has antibacterial properties.
- Fresh cut aloe vera leave
- Wash your face with water and pat dry.
- Using your fingertips or a Q-tip, apply the aloe directly to your problem areas.
Lemon juice is rich in vitamin C, which is good for all types of skin, and it’s a citric acid, so it helps ‘exfoliate’ the skin as well. The acidic property of lemons can be very useful in treating acne. Lemon will clean out dirt that has accumulated in the pores and will harden the sebum. You can use it on your skin daily but if it is too drying then use it every two or three days.
- 1 tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice
- Rub a slice of lemon on the affected area and leave it for a few hours before rinsing your face with water.
Note: You can also mix lemon juice with rose water in equal amounts and use the solution to wash the affected area thoroughly.
It helps reduce acne, and its glaring appearance, by opening up the pores and flushing out impurities lurking deep within your skin.
- 1 pot of boiling water
- A towel
- Boil a pot of water, pour into a large bowl, and let it cool for a few minutes.
- Drape the towel over your head so that it drops down on either side of your face, trapping the steam so that it concentrates near your skin.
- After 10-15 minutes, remove the towel and pat your face dry.
TEA TREE OIL
Another popular natural treatment for acne is tea tree oil. Tea tree oil acts like an antiseptic and disinfects the pores.
- Tea tree oil
- Apply tea tree oil directly to pimples using cotton or am ear bud.
Note: If the application of undiluted tea tree oil causes skin irritation, redness, or over drying then use tea tree oil diluted in water or mix it with aloe vera gel and then apply.
Honey’s antibiotic properties can help improve acne.
- Pure honey
- Take a bowl.
- Pour a table spoon of pure honey into it
- Apply to affected areas using finger tip, leaving it on for 30 minutes.
- Wash your face with cold water
The acidic property and high vitamin C present in an orange makes it a perfect remedy for acne. You can use the juice from the orange as well as its peel, but the peel can be more effective.
- Orange peel
- Put orange peel in the sun and let it completely dry out.
- Grind the dried peel into a powder and add water to make a paste.
- Apply the paste to the affected area and leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes.
- Then wash your face with warm water.
This is probably the easiest and the most commonly used turmeric-remedy for pimples. It has antiseptic properties also.
- All you need is turmeric and water.
- Make a paste of it.
- Apply this paste to the pimple-affected area and leave it for some time.
- wash it off with cold water.
You may also try these face pack combos.
Still facing acne – pimples problem…….. Contact dermatologist.