Glossary On Self Care Tips for Acne

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Here are some tips for you to follow in case you suffer from outbreaks of acne, and even if you don’t need them yourself, you can pass them on to a friend who is in need.

These tips have been derived from the vast experience of our nutritionist from London and our qualified and experienced dermatologists who are an integral part of our team of doctors at Dr. Batra's

Dietary tips:

  • Sulphur-rich foods such as onions and garlic are helpful in reducing outbreaks
  • Increase zinc-rich foods such as soybeans, whole grains, sunflower seeds and raw nuts
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Avoid sugar, cigarettes, fried and high-fat foods
  • Keep dairy items and red meat to a minimum

Skin care in general:

  • Avoid scrubbing hard / over-washing acne-afflicted areas
  • Avoid touching your face often
  • Do not squeeze pimples since this can push the infection further into the skin
  • Protect your skin from the sun
  • Keep your hair clean and keep it away from the face
  • Avoid using greasy or cream based make-up
  • Always remove make-up before going to sleep
  • Exercise regularly
  • After a heavy workout or exercise, take a bath because the sweat on skin can trap bacteria
  • Always use clean clothes which allow your skin to breathe