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How To Get Rid Of Heat Pimples Naturally

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How To Get Rid Of Heat Pimples Naturally April 4, 2018

Summer is your skin’s worst enemy. Among all the problems (like dehydration, sunstrokes, etc.) that you face during this season, heat pimples can be quite a menace.

They occur in batches, and as they spread fast, they can make you look not-so-pleasing. But worry not – we will help you deal with them.

Read on to find out what we mean.

What Causes Heat Pimples?

Heat pimples are sharp skin eruptions that spread fast and form patches on your skin.

The main cause of heat pimples is internal body heat. It triggers more sebum production and accumulates toxins in your body, thereby clogging pores and causing breakouts.

Other causes of heat pimples include – bacterial infections, blocked sweat glands, poor diet, weak immune system, diabetes, alcohol, bad hygiene, and tight clothing.

A heat pimple occurs as a small nodule and grows into a pimple. It is whitish due to the pus inside.

How To Treat Heat Pimples Naturally

  1. Ice
  2. Olive Oil
  3. Aloe Vera
  4. Castor Oil
  5. Cucumber

1. Ice

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What You Need
  • 4-5 ice cubes
  • Cotton cloth
What You Need To Do 
  1. Place the ice cubes in a cloth and tie a knot. Press it against a heat pimple until you feel numb. Continue in this manner over the affected areas.
  1. Once done, pat dry with a clean towel.
How Often? 

You can do this numerous times a day until your skin heals.

Why This Works 

Ice reduces the heat in the body. It also minimizes swelling, redness, and the pain caused due to heat pimples.

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2. Extra Virgin Olive Oil

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What You Need
  • 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder
What You Need To Do
  1. Mix the turmeric powder and extra virgin olive oil and apply to the affected areas.
  1. Leave it on for 20-30 minutes and rinse your face. Pat dry with a clean towel.
How Often?

You can apply this 2-3 times a day.

Why This Works

Olive oil is rich in antioxidants and vitamin E, both of which help renew your damaged skin. Turmeric powder relieves the itching sensation and is also antibacterial.

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3. Aloe Vera

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What You Need

2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel/extract

What You Need To Do
  1. Apply the aloe gel or extract on the affected areas and leave it on overnight.
  1. Rinse in the morning and pat dry with a clean towel.
How Often?

You can apply this every night before going to sleep.

Why This Works

Aloe vera fights the pimple-causing bacteria and prevents drying of the skin and clogging of pores. It contains lignins and polysaccharides that reduce the swelling and soothe your skin.

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4. Castor Oil

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What You Need
  • 1 tablespoon of castor oil
  • 1 teaspoon of sandalwood
What You Need To Do
  1. Mix the sandalwood and castor oil and apply the mixture to the affected areas.
  1. Keep it on for 30 minutes and rinse with cool water. Pat the areas dry with a clean towel.
How Often?

You can do this 2-3 times a week.

Why This Works 

Castor oil dissolves dead skin cells, excess oil, and dirt that clog the pores and form pimples. It contains ricinoleic acid that fights acne-causing bacteria. And sandalwood cools and soothes your skin.

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5. Cucumber

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You Need

1/2 cucumber

 What You Need To Do
  1. Blend the cucumber in a food processor and apply the paste to heat pimples.
  1. Leave it on for 30 minutes and rinse with cool water. Pat dry with a clean towel.
How Often? 

You can apply this paste 3-4 times a week.

Why This Works 

Cucumber reduces the body heat and controls excessive production of oil. It also reduces swelling and redness.

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Now, let’s learn how to nip the problem in the bud and prevent heat pimples altogether.

How To Prevent The Occurrence Of Heat Pimples

  • Take baths twice a day and make sure you wash your hands regularly throughout the day.
  • Do not touch the boils or squeeze them.
  • Exfoliate your skin 2-3 times a week.
  • Drink lots of water.
  • Get at least 6-8 hours of sleep every day.
  • Follow a well-balanced diet filled with vegetables, fruits, nuts, cereals, pulses, and grains.
  • Sip juices throughout the day.
  • Wear clean, loose, comfortable and cotton/khadi clothes.
  • Do not stress unnecessarily. Practice some calming yoga poses and meditation.
  • Do not touch your face unnecessarily.
  • Make sure you do not stay outdoors in the sun for long durations.

You have to already deal with so much in the summers, so heat pimples shouldn’t be an additional menace. When there are simple ways that help you get rid of them, why not try them? Check out the natural remedies mentioned above. And do tell us how they have worked for you. Simply leave a comment below.

Expert’s Answers for Readers Questions

Are heat pimples different from normal pimples?

Yes. Both are different in several ways, although they have some common triggers. Heat pimples occur when the weather is hot and humid and the pores and sweat glands are blocked. Whereas, regular pimples arise due to hormonal fluctuations, certain medications, skin and hair care products, and stress.

Do heat pimples occur only in summers?

Not necessarily. They can occur in other seasons too, when the internal temperature of your body increases.

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