Pimples not only make us worry about our skin, but they can also make you feel horrible on a good day. There are different types of pimples, and each of them has different causes. The heat pimple is one of those types that appear on the skin even after you stay consistent with your skincare routine. It is triggered by the weather. Most people experience heat pimples during the summer. However, it’s best to know that heat pimples can happen at any time of the year, depending on your lifestyle. These ugly red spots that appear on the forehead, cheeks, nose and even your jawline can be annoying. Today we will be talking about heat times, their causes and how to naturally get rid of them.
What is a heat pimple?
Heat pimples are different from regular acne that appears on the skin. They are like red boils, mainly on the forehead or the notice. Have you ever noticed a near-transparent boil on the nose with no pox? That is a heat pimple! It happens mainly during the summer when the temperature is high. Heat pimples can also be a result of internal heat. When your body temperature is high, it can lead to a heat pimple breakout. There are foods that can trigger a heat pimple. For example, the constant or excessive intake of mangoes can cause heat pimples. This is because mangoes are known to increase body heat naturally.
How does the body heat trigger a pimple? When the body is internally hot, it causes an increase in the production of sebum. The sebaceous gland is responsible for the natural oil that moisturises our body. When in excess, it can cause an acne breakout. The oil produced by the body blocks our pores, and this leads to the formation of heat pimples. We can also get heat pimples from wearing extra tight clothes, having a poor diet, clogged sweat glands, excessive intake of alcohol, bacterial infection and also when our immune system is weak.
A heat rash can also cause heat pimples. When the skin becomes irritated, and sweat gets trapped in the pores, it can lead to heat pimples.
Before we get into the effective ways to treat heat pimples, it is best to know that they are not the same as acne breakouts. Therefore the treatment for heat pimples is different from how you treat cystic acne (or other types of acne). Heat pimples last two or three days and can naturally disappear without any treatments. But that does not mean that it cannot leave scars or marks on the skin. There are several ways to reduce the constant appearance of heat pimples on your skin.
Natural remedy for heat pimples
1. Aloe Vera
Aloe vera has natural healing and calming ingredients. It soothes the skin. Aloe vera is excellent in treating bacterial infections on the skin. It has antimicrobial properties. By using aloe vera directly on the skin or a skincare product that contains aloe vera, it can help to take care of heat pimples. For good results, apply aloe vera directly to areas of the skin that have heat pimples. If you have no access to natural aloe vera, you can get a store-bought aloe vera gel. Allow the gel to sit on the skin overnight. Wash off in the morning and proceed to moisturise. Remember that moisturising your skin helps you retain the skin’s natural oil. It does not cause excessive production of sebum. The sebaceous gland is triggered chiefly when the skin is dry. Use the aloe vera every night until the heat pimples disappear.
2. Lemon juice
Before you panic about lemon juice being harsh on the skin, it is one of the natural remedies for heat pimples. It has antibacterial properties, and it’s also great for exfoliating the skin and unclogging the pores. It also has to dry properties which reduce sebum production on the skin. Apply lemon juice on the area with heat pimples. Let it sit for 15 minutes, and wash it off with lukewarm water. Don’t forget to moisturise. You can also mix lemon juice with honey, especially if you have sensitive skin. This solution will soothe your skin and leave no scars.
We can all agree that honey is a good natural product for acne. It helps to retain the skin moisture because of the presence of excellent natural humectant. Honey contains antibacterial properties. Honey removes excess dirt from the skin and keeps your pores clean. To get rid of heat pimples, apply honey directly to the skin and let it seat for about 30 minutes. Because honey can drip and get sticky, it is best to stay in a comfortable position. Wash off and apply a moisturiser. Try this for two days to get positive results.
4. Turmeric powder
Turmeric helps to remove heat pimples naturally from the skin. It has antiseptic properties that help to reduce pimple-causing bacteria. The presence of curcumin in turmeric also makes it anti-inflammatory in nature. Using turmeric directly on the skin is not great for all skin types. It is best to mix turmeric with 2 tablespoons of yoghurt to make a paste. Apply on the area of skin with heat pimples and allow it to dry up. Wash off with cold or lukewarm water. Always remember to apply a moisturiser.
5. Tea tree oil
If you have a skincare product that contains tea tree oil, it is best to use it for heat pimples. It unclogs the pores and helps you get rid of dirts on the skin. You can also mix tea tree oil in your body butter or other carrier oils. Apply on the area with heat pimples and wash them off after some time.
Also, remember to maintain your skincare routine. If the symptoms of your heat pimple persist, ensure you see a dermatologist. Stay in areas with lower humidity and always wear loose clothes that allow your skin to breathe.
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