5 steps to get rid of acne and pimples

Updated on:1 April 2022, 10:39am IST

With the onset of summer, skin issues will be multiple and varied. Contrary to popular belief, sloughing off layers of skin will not treat acne. Here are 5 steps that may help you to cure this skin woe.

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Be gentle to your skin: In order to combat pimples, the first step is to be as gentle as possible. Don’t rub or massage the skin care products into your skin. This will only make the acne worse. If your skin is oily, sweaty, or tired, leave it alone. Keep your hands off from your face as the dirt from your hands is the last thing your acne needs! Image Courtesy: Shutterstock

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Use a lightweight gel based moisturizer to reduce the pores. Image Courtesy: Shutterstock

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Clean your hair often: This may sound surprising and you may not believe that your scalp has anything to do with pimples. But, a dirty scalp plays an important role. Dandruff flakes and dirt from the scalp can clog the pores on your forehead causing breakout and pimples on forehead. Avoid using hair products that contain fragrances or preservatives as it may harm your already sensitive skin. Image Courtesy: Shutterstock

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Use an acid in your skincare routine: Don’t fret, these acids are safe for skin and help to clear up your skin. Choose from Salicylic acid, kojic acid, and glycolic acid which areall excellent acne treatments. They not only stimulate the growth of new skin cells, but also help in sloughing off dead skin cells. A skin acid can also treat redness and inflammation on acne prone skin. Remember to start with a low concentration and work your way up to avoid sending your skin in shock. Image Courtesy: Shutterstock

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Include healing ingredients for acne: Incorporate skin soothing ingredients like calamine, allantoin, chamomile, hibiscus, or Vitamin B3 on your acne prone skin. These ingredientsnot only help the skin heal faster, they also calm and soothe any inflammation, and provide relief to irritated spots. Image Courtesy: Shutterstock