Megha Shah, a cosmetologist at a leading beauty clinic, has rolled out tips that can be incorporated in daily life routine to eliminate or avoid acne in the hot season:
Say no to acnegenic foods: No matter how often you crave for those ice creams, chocolates, cakes, and pizzas, if you want to take control over your acne say no to sugars and refined flour. Certain sea-food and fatty food can also flare up acne.
Avoid food that causes constipation: A fibre-rich diet including citrus fruits, melons, sprouts work wonders for your gut. A properly functioning excretory system prevents constipation and results in a clean, clear face.
Cleansing routine: During summers, a lot of dirt and oil gets accumulated on the face, do not forget to wash your face at least twice a day. Use a good exfoliant once a week to shed off dead skin and clean your pores gently. You have to be an ardent follower of a cleansing routine to banish acne during summers. A salicylic acid-based face mask is great to sooth your acne-prone skin. Tea tree oil is also great to avoid acne.
Change your moisturiser: Moisturising your skin in summer is as important as moisturising it in winter. Therefore, choosing the right lotion is important. Always go for gel-based lotions that don’t make your skin greasy.