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Has the clammy monsoon aftermath left you with unwanted gifts on your face? Well, you're not alone. Humidity coupled with over-active sebaceous glands can wreak havoc on your skin leading to breakouts. But before you cue in a Dr Pimple Popper video, here's a healthy and easy way to bid adieu to zits for good. “A diet high in sugar, gluten or dairy as well as spicy food can aggravate your breakout situation. So, avoid junk food, packaged meals or even aerated drinks to control the zits,” says Dr Geeta Oberoi, dermatologist and founder, Skin and You clinic. Here are some tips to strategically clear out the zit-prone area on your face:
Forehead: If you usually get zits near your hairline and below, make sure to keep your scalp clean and avoid using styling products that don't suit you. Drink plenty of water to flush out toxins,eliminate greasy food form your diet and retain sugars. If you crave deep fried or fatty munchies, eat an avocado instead or just add a tablespoon of coconut oil to your dish. You can also try using probiotic supplements.
Eyes, orbital area and between the eyebrows: Oiliness, redness, flaky skin and pimples between the eyebrows can mean that you are stressed and in dire need of cleansing. So, give up on greasy foods, alcohol and pasteurized dairy altogether. Instead, eat grilled or steamed food for a while and avoid late night binges.
Nose: Breakout on your nose may mean that you're deficient in Vitamin B. So, go crazy eating meat, ﬁsh, eggs, and dairy products as well as fortiﬁed cereals and soy milk. Make sure to gently massage your nose to improve circulation too.
Cheeks: The main cause for breakouts here can be due to the bacteria on your phone, dirty pillowcases or even constantly touching your face. So, sanitise all three before letting it come in contact with your face. Make sure to check up on your dental health too. Exercise well and eat cooling food such as cucumbers, melons, etc. Try to avoid over-eating.
Chin: Zits on the chin or jaw area are mostly due to hormonal imbalances, so make it a habit to consume Omega 3 capsules to regulate it. You can stock up on antioxidants via green tea, lukewarm lemon water and spearmint tea. Try to eat as much fresh fruits and vegetables as you can manage and avoid eating right before bed time.