It seems that summers have come early! With heat wave striking in many states, we need to prepared ourselves for the wrath of sun on our skin. We all know about the damages that heat can do our skin and so, preparing in advance only helps in preventing and reducing the damage. Heat boils are common in people whose skin gets easily attacked by summer heat. The potential causes of heat boils are not limited to direct exposure to sunlight but also dehydration and unhealthy food consumption. All of these together put your skin at risk of heat boils. Prevention is better but if you still get heat boils, we have got some easy and effective home remedies for heat boils that can help treat it gradually and naturally. Scroll down to read more.
How to reduce heat boils on face?
Heat boils could be similar to pimples and sometimes, pus-filled pimples. In some people, these are accompanied by acute pain and itching episodes. If you have a weak immunity, you may also experience fever along with heat boils. In such cases, you need to keep the body and skin cool & hydrated by consuming cool foods and applying soothing ingredients. Here are some try-worthy heat boils treatment at home.
This might be surprising for many as we are supposed to provide cool treatment to heat boils but this is a super effective remedy. If you have pus-filled heat boil(s), providing warm compress can help burst the boil to allow elimination of the pus. As the upper layer bursts, the boil would heal fastly.
- Take some warm water in a bowl and add disinfectant liquid to it.
- Take a clean cloth and dip it in the water.
- Squeeze out excess water and place the cloth on the boils for 5-10 minutes.
- You can do this multiple times a day and continue until you get relief.
Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is a potent disinfectant and anti-inflammatory agent. It is helpful in disinfecting the area and reduce inflammation caused. Eventually, after a few applications, you would see that the pain caused by heat boil is reduced. Also, redness subsides with each application. All you need to do is take some apple cider vinegar on a cotton pad and place it on the heat boil. Gently dab it without causing pressure or friction to the boil. Otherwise it will burst and irritate the skin. You can perform this 3-4 times a day for faster healing of heat boils and rashes.
We all know about neem and its antiseptic properties that effectively treat skin infections. It also possesses anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antifungal properties.
- Applying neem leaves paste on the boils can lessen them and prevent spreading of infection to the skin.
- Crush some neem leaves or grind them to a paste-like consistency. Apply this on your skin and wash after 10-15 minutes.
- Alternatively, you can also wash your face multiple times a day with neem leaves water.
- Simply boil some neem leaves in water.
- As it gets reduced to half, let it cool down and store it in a bottle.
- Wash your face or heat boils affected area with this neem water. If possible, let it air dry or wipe off the excess using a clean cotton towel.
Turmeric and Milk Face Pack for Heat Boils
Heat boils can be tackled easily if you know what ingredients to put on your skin. Turmeric is the ultimate antibacterial and anti-inflammatory solution for skincare woes. This comes handy in treating infections and wounds. Heat boils can also be treated with turmeric. But you need to add a cooling, moisturizing agent with it. Milk is the best combination with turmeric to soothe heat boils.
- Mix one part of turmeric powder to one part of milk.
- Apply this paste on heat boils.
- Alternatively, you can also put rose water instead of milk for a more cooling effect.
Onion and Garlic
This might sound weird but onion and garlic paste is good for heat boils. Simply grind some onion and garlic to make a paste. Apply this on heat boils only if it is not burst. This would disinfect the skin and allow faster healing.
These are some home remedies to combat heat boils. Now that summers and scorching heat are here, we must start consuming cool foods to keep the skin cool, hydrated and prevent boils.
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