Summer skin is the worse as heat and moisture and can wreak havoc. Throw in tanning and heat boils, and you a perfect mess at hand. But summers need to be a nightmare for you, ladies.
Summer skin is the worse as heat and moisture and can wreak havoc. Throw in tanning and heat boils, and you a perfect mess at hand. But summers need to be a nightmare for you, ladies. As we give you cool tips to cover your heat boils and look smashing this season. Read on!
Washing face with plain water:
No soaps, face washes or any other chemicals. Wash your face 3-4 times a day with clean water and pat it dry with tissue paper. You may add a few drops of fresh lime or rosewater to a mug of water before using it to wash your face. Both are cooling agents that will help drain out the heat and pus from the boils. Make sure that you don’t rub the towel or tissue hard over the boils as that can make the skin loose and cause beak-outs. In fact, you should keep drinking water and other fluids throughout the day to keep your skin hydrated.
Ice, ice baby:
It’s the easiest way to keep your pores clean and germ-free. Rub an ice cube all over your face, all through the day to keep your face boil-free. Heat boils break-out due to, well, heat and sweat. And ice helps keep your face clean and fresh. You can also add mint leaves to the, before freezing it. As mint is also an excellent cooling agent, along with being a great antiseptic.
Don’t pop it:
You might be tempted to pop it and drain it as soon as it appears on your face. But that will worsen the situation and even cause break-outs and leave marks on your face. While aiding the boil to burst or drain with a heat-induced dressing is fine, it’s never a good idea to pop it with your fingers. Your nails contain bacteria that can further irritate your skin and even infect the boil with germs. It’s better to let nature handle this. Most heat boils on the face will drain within 3-4 days. If not, consult a doctor. But these boils are different from the infection-based boils that form on your body.
Make-up free for a week:
Girl, it’s time to skip on the concealer, foundation and even sun screen till the boil has healed. If you must step out in the what, cover your face with a cotton cloth and leave the sun screen for your hands and neck alone. Make-up and chemicals will cause more irritation and break-outs that can cause permanent damage to your skin. Always keep the boils covered in cloth when out in the sun, as heat wi further infuriate the boils.
Remember, if your boil doesn’t heal within a week, it could be an infected one. So consult your doctor immediately. Have a happy and fresh summer!