acne care

Acne is a common problem. There are thousands of products available over the counter for everyone but it’s better to consult a Dermatologist for tougher cases of Acne.

But sometimes even Dermatologists suffer from painful cystic pimples. London based dermatologist, Anjali Mahto has shared some of her pictures on Instagram.

“I have suffered from spots since 1992 and still continue to do so in 2017. I am not a perfect dermatologist with perfect skin — and nor do I aspire to be. Acne gets me down in the same way it affects any adult sufferer.” She wrote as the caption for her post.

The hardest thing about having adult cystic acne has been coming to terms with the realisation that I am never going to be “cured” but the best I can ever hope for is “control” of my skin. I have suffered with spots since 1992 and still continue to do so in 2017. That’s not to say there haven’t been periods where my skin has cleared up – it has (sometimes even for a few years) – but the cysts usually return over time. The good news is that when it does come back it usually responds to oral treatment. Psychologically accepting that I am never going to “grow out of it” has been a battle through most of my 20s and 30s. Now, closer to 40, I am learning to accept that my skin will be up and down – but when it is down, I need to treat it properly and revert to medication if I need it to minimise the risk of further scarring. I am not a perfect dermatologist with perfect skin – and nor do I aspire to be. Acne gets me down in the same way it affects any adult sufferer but learning to accept treatment when I need it and enjoying the periods my skin is good has become key for good mental health. Acne can be treated and scarring can be prevented but I think we are recognising more and more it can be a chronic problem for some that may always come and go. Acceptance of this is probably the most important part of the psychological battle. Sometimes it isn’t down to what we are eating or sleepless nights or heavy make-up or anything else we are doing wrong. It is just the luck of the DNA draw in terms of our unique combination of hormones and genetics. If you are suffering with your skin there are always solutions. They do not come with the guarantee that after a round of treatment your acne will not return, but there is always something that can be done and no one needs to suffer or just put up with it. If you are struggling with your skin or it is affecting your mental health please seek early intervention from your GP or dermatologist. (Trust the dermatologist who’s had topical creams, laser, antibiotics, the pill, chemical peels, spironolactone, metformin and 9 courses of Roaccutane in 25+ years! I have tried everything🙈) #dermatology #dermatologist #boardcertified #acne

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When the small pores on the skin get blocked by dead cells, dirt, oil or bacteria, it causes acne. Apart from its appearance and the pain, it leaves behind scars. Following a perfect product isn’t the only process but you should consider the natural way of dealing with the scars.

See this: Top 5 Foods to get rid of Acne Scars

“If you are suffering with your skin there are always solutions. They do not come with the guarantee that your acne will not return, but there is always something that can be done. If you are struggling with your skin or it is affecting your mental health please seek early intervention from your GP or dermatologist.” She wrote for her Instagram snap.

Winter skin care

Skin Care guide to battle winters

Winter is coming. As your skin has to battle dryness, dullness and other things that ruin your beauty, you should take care and nourish your skin to stay safe from such disasters.

Here are some of the techniques that you could use in winters:

 

Reduce your shower time – If you shower for more than 15 minutes, your skin will lose its moisture and will leave your skin dehydrated.

 

Moisturizer – As we all know that winter steals the moisture from your face, so in order to keep your skin soft and supple, you must use good quality moisturizer. Use a product that suits your skin type. Don’t just purchase big brands.

 

Cleansing oil – Oil is an essential part which doesn’t let your skin to become dry and dull. You must use non-comedogenic products that won’t block the skin pores.

 

Essential vitamins – Vitamin C nourish your skin and rejuvenate the skin cell which is why your food menu must have ingredients that are rich in vitamins. Also, drink lots of water. As water removes harmful toxins from the body and boosts body metabolism, you should care about this.

 

Night Time Care – Before snuggling back into the bed, you must put on some cream as a protective layer.

face skincare

Source: Women’s Health

 

  • Rubbing Alcohol on your skin isn’t a good idea as it destroys the upper layer of your skin. Alcohol contains chemicals that could strip essential lipids, proteins and fats, making your skin prone to inflammation.

 

get rid of acne scars

Almonds:

Top 5 foods to get rid of acne scars

Eating just handful of almonds every day will keep your skin soft and supple. As an important source of Vitamin E, this incredible fruit will help in healing acne scars from your skin.

Spinach:

Top 5 foods to get rid of acne scars

Spinach, a leafy vegetable, contains rich minerals like zinc which accelerates the production of collagen and new skin cells. Add this food item to your daily menu and see the changes yourself!

Sweet Potatoes:

Top 5 foods to get rid of acne scars

Vitamins are vital for repairing skin cells. This incredible item, sweet potatoes, contains Vitamin A. To heal acne scars, you must include this in your diet as it activates specific genes which help specialize skin cells aka keratinocytes.

Yellow Bell Paper:

Top 5 foods to get rid of acne scars

Yellow Bell Paper contains Vitamin C. It reduces skin inflammation and helps in the production of collagen. 

Flax Seeds:

Top 5 foods to get rid of acne scars

Due to the presence Omega 3 fatty acids, a teaspoon of Flax Seeds will reduce inflammation caused by acne. You should consider this sustenance in your diet.