September 24, 2018
Beauty starts with a great skin. Healthy skin is considered the most beautiful gift from nature and exceeds and/or accentuates the sharp features.
Adult acne is a frustrating condition because they disgrace the most sensitive part of the human body ie the face. It affects the self-esteem of an individual. It is one of the most common conditions which dermatologists treat globally.
Reason for Acne formation-
Acne episodes are caused due to various factors like poor hygiene, hormonal, stress factors, pregnancy, and unhealthy lifestyle. These factors cause increased oil secretion which block the skin pores there by causing bacterial infection.
Characteristics & Grade of Acne-
For the purpose of diagnosis, acne severity is graded as per the existing numbers:
Mild acne: Around 30 lesions (white heads, black heads, papules and pustules)
Moderate acne: Between 30 and 125 lesions (papules, pustules, inflamed nodules across face, back, chest)
Severe acne: More than 125 lesions (painful pustules and nodules)
As for every situation in life, presence of acne affects suffering individuals differently. However it should be taken as a temporary condition in higher percentage of cases. Incidence of bad acne should definitely be consulted with a dermatologist so that severity can be reduced rapidly.There are multiple modes of treatment enabled through efficacious medications.
Thus, don’t let the acne overpower your beauty, confidence and life. You can surely beat it, beautifully.
September 24, 2018
Acne is the most dreaded thing to happen to anyone especially during adolescence. Taking the proper steps and avoiding common mistakes can improve the treatment outcome.
How to deal with the problem of acne?
• Consult a dermatologist & take medications as per the dosage and duration as in the prescription. It will be the best suited treatment for your type of acne issue and its source.
• Follow a daily Skin cleaning routine. It can be done thrice preferably,(ie morning, evening, bed time) with a dermatologist recommended face wash
• Stick to Sunscreen- Use an oil-free, water based, recommended sunscreen during the treatment and continue as part of skin care practices
• Stay Hydrated-Drink sufficient amount to hydrate and flushing out toxins
• Follow a balanced diet which Includes vitamins and mineral rich green leafy vegetables,to reduce excess oil production.
• Get some Exercise, which reduces stress, one of the causes of acne breakouts. It also increases blood circulation, sends more oxygen to skin cells and carries cell waste away. Do shower right after a workout.
• Don’t pick at your face. It spreads the germs leading to more swelling, redness and even scarring.
• Don’t let your hair loose. Greasy which makes the skin oily and causes acne breakouts.
• Select right Cosmetics-Avoid too much of it. Stay away from oily, pore-clogging formulations Check for dirty and expired products.
• Avoid junk food. It elevates sugar levels, inflammation of digestive system and makes the skin oilier.
• Don’t discontinue the medication. It can take as long as 4-8 weeks before medication has an effect on acne, so resist the urge to discontinue mid- way.
The much dreaded problem is not as difficult to manage as it is perceived to me. The treatment can be simple though long depending upon patient’s condition. Trust your Dermatologist for best advice.
August 2, 2018
Acne can feel so distressing that you just want to hide your face from the world.
For most people with acne, the skin condition takes a toll on more than just the way they look. Acne can affect one’s emotional health. Studies have found that people with acne may also suffer from:
Depression, Anxiety, low self-esteem and Loneliness. Every day, dermatologists see the devastating effects that acne can have on someone’s life.
In some schools, kids are bullied with names such as “crater face”. This can cause self-esteem to deep dive into the basement. Teens could feel so low that just want to be alone all the time.
Research has shown that people often say that they feel embarrassed or ashamed and too self-conscious to be their natural self. This might stop teens and even adults from being confident during a job interview or taking pictures or actively participating in class or work.
Some women say that it has led them to cancel dates with their boyfriends as they felt unattractive. They tend to be aloof or irritant until the flare-up fades away.
Needless to say, people prone to acne often develop depression and anxiety.
Treat it early and save your stress
As with any disease or condition, addressing it early can save you a lot of stress or emotional distress. In that case, it may leave behind permanent scars and your emotional well-being may be the price you have to pay.
Our advice! Don’t wait it out and try all home remedies based on videos you see on the Internet. Visit your dermatologist right away and get to the bottom of the issue.
July 19, 2018
Most of you would find that usual topical creams don’t work well for some kind of acne. It is because there are cases when acne is caused due to the underlying hormonal conditions. These hormonal conditions include symptoms like irregular menstrual cycles, thinning of hair, excessive facial hair and weight gain.
Hormones are your body’s chemical messengers. They are powerful chemicals that travel around your bloodstream telling tissues and organs what to do and control many of your body’s major processes, including metabolism and reproduction.
So when you have a hormonal imbalance, it absolutely means that you have too much or too little of certain hormones. Even tiny changes can have serious effects throughout your body.
To make it easier for you, we have a list of symptoms indicating hormonal imbalances:
• Heavy or irregular periods, including missed periods, stopped periods or frequent periods
• Hirsutism, or excessive hair on the face, chin or other parts of the body
• Acne on the face, chest or upper back
• Thinning hair or hair loss
• Obesity or trouble losing weight
If you have any of the above symptoms, then you need to consult a dermatologist immediately. Do not consider acne just a blemish. It could be an indication of something serious.
July 19, 2018
Nappies or diapers are oh-so-convenient for the baby. But have you realized that these diapers can be really heavy and can cause skin rashes? The pained look in the eyes or the frown on your baby’s lips says it all. Your baby could be affected with nappy rash.
The primary reason for a diaper or nappy rashes is long exposure to wetness. Yes! That’s right. It is long exposure to the urine & feces.
At first, let us understand how to classify these rashes.
1.Mild Nappy Rash
Faint pinkness in the nappy area and a few raised bumps can be termed as Mild Nappy Rash. To catch a glimpse, look at the baby bum picture below.
2.Moderate Nappy Rash
Definite pinkness is present in a large area and small areas of redness with scattered and raised bumps (papules) are seen. This is called Moderate Nappy Rash.
3.Severe Nappy Rash
Intense redness, peeling, raised bumps (papules) and some fluid- containing bumps (pustules) together constitute Severe Nappy Rash. As the name suggests the rash is very severe and requires consultation of a doctor.
There may be other reasons for these bum rashes:
• Rash due to the friction of diapers and/or tight clothing.
• Increased intake of solid food in baby’s diet
• Intake of antibiotics
• Irritation due to soap, detergent or fabric softener
We suggest three simple and easy steps to prevent those intolerable rashes:
1. Change the wet or soiled nappies and Clean the nappy area gently
2. Dry the baby thoroughly before putting on a new nappy. It is advised to always air dry the baby.
3. Protect the baby from moisture. Use a thick barrier cream before you put on the diaper to protect the baby’s tender skin from rashes.
Follow the above steps and give your baby a skin-friendly nappy experience.