Just drinking plain water throughout the day is the simplest ways to keep scalp pimples at bay. Water not only hydrates your skin but it helps flush out waste matter from your body– which if not removed may cause breakouts and other issues.
Aim to drink 2 to 3 litres (6 to 8 glasses) of water daily. To add a little flavour, you can try skin-soothing teas like chamomile or mint.
Exercise is another simple way to beat scalp acne. Exercise not just helps reduce stress levels; it also helps to keep our hormones in balance. This is great because acne is often caused by stress or wacky hormones. Plus, when you workout, you sweat more regularly, which encourages free flow of sebum – thus unclogging your blocked pores.
For healthy scalp and shiny hair, try to get your body moving at least three times a week for a good half hour or more.
Some studies link stress with the severity of pimples. So just relax! And this doesn’t mean you go on a permanent vacation. When you work, study or do your house work – focus on the task at hand, so basically be in the present and stop worrying about what happened or what is to happen. May be you want to allocate a special worry time – say around 15 minutes in the afternoon – and at that time just fret about anything and everything and finish it off.
Some good stress busters are: exercise, yoga, meditation, gardening, going for walks, spending time with family and friends, playing music or sports – whatever works for you.
Spend some time in the sun
If your weather allows, expose your skin to sunshine each day, even if it’s for a few minutes. Natural sunlight has incredible healing powers for your skin.
However limit your time in the sun, as too much sunlight can increase inflammation and redness and flare up acne.