How To Get Rid of Low-Temperature Acne Breakouts
Dealing with sub-zero temperatures and slush during winter is a true torture. If you add breakouts into the mixture, you’ll experience the cold winter days on a whole other level. Many factors trigger the appearance of blemishes during winter. Dieting and holiday stress, indoor heating cause to sweat and aggravate acne. Although your first reaction might be to apply all the acne-fighting products you’ve heard, our advice to you is to lay off the products. Applying too many products on your acne clogs the pores and irritates your skin more, which will lead to more and more breakouts.
Watch Your Diet
Since the holiday season is finished, it’s time to get back on a balanced diet that consists of nutritious meals. A good diet will help you have a clear complexion and prevent the appearance of breakouts. Dr. Jennifer advises you to avoid sugary and processed foods since they trigger acne.
Keep Your Skin Moisturized
No matter the season, it’s extremely important to keep your skin moisturized. It’s especially important to moisturize during cold, winter days because cold, dry air caused dry skin and breakouts. If your skin gets extra dry, don’t be afraid to apply a moisturizer twice a day.
Get Enough Sleep
Social commitments and work deadlines can interfere with getting a good night sleep, but if you want to have a good looking skin, we recommend you to have 8 hours of sleep every night. Getting enough sleep will make your complexion brighter and your skin radiant and healthy.
Ease Up On Retinoids
If you decide to use acne-fighting products, use them with caution.
“Many acne medications are drying because they target the sebum production in the skin. In the winter, you may not be able to tolerate using them everyday. I often warn patients using topical retinoids that they may experience more dryness and irritation in the winter, even if their skin was tolerating the medication previously,” explains Dr. Jennifer.
Dab some tea tree oil on the pimple
Tea tree oil may help with some of the inflammation that is common with blind pimples. Studies have also shown that tea tree oil is an effective treatment for acne. It can reduce the number and severity of pimples on your face.
Apply apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar may also help to get rid of a blind pimple. It has been used as a folk remedy for centuries and it seems to have some astringent qualities.
Hold a green tea bag on the pimple
Green tea has also been shown to be effective for treating acne. To use green tea for a blind pimple, brew a cup of green tea and remove the tea bag. After the tea bag has cooled down a bit, hold it on your blind pimple for about five to 10 minutes.
Try aloe vera
Aloe vera gel has been found to be effective against acne as well. You can apply pure aloe vera gel to your blind pimple after cleansing or use it on your entire face after cleansing.
Applying an herbal mask can help to get rid of your blind pimple and improve the condition of the rest of your skin as well. To make an herbal mask for your blind pimple, you will need:
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- One egg white
- 1 teaspoon of lemon juice or witch hazel
- 1/2 teaspoon of an essential oil of your choice, such as peppermint, spearmint, lavender, calendula, or thyme.
Start with a clean face
Steaming your face will be more effective if your face is clean. Use your fingertips, a gentle cleanser, and some lukewarm water to cleanse your face before you begin your steam treatment. Use gentle circular motions to apply the cleanser and then rinse it away with the lukewarm water.
Choose an essential oil
To give yourself a steam treatment, you will need a few drops of an essential oil. Some essential oils have antibacterial properties that can help with acne. Some good choices include:
Follow a healthy diet
Following a healthy diet may also help to control acne and get rid of your blind pimple. Try to avoid foods that are sugary, salty, greasy, or processed. Instead, opt for a diet of healthy, low-glycemic foods to help improve your acne.
High stress levels can make acne worse, so it is important to try to manage your stress as much as possible. There are lots of different strategies for dealing with stress. Some good stress management strategies include:
- Practicing yoga
- Finding a hobby
- Using deep breathing