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.

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.

Anti Aging Home Remedies

Wrinkles, spots, lines and other signs of ageing can get you really worked up! Now, while this is something women can’t escape, here are 4 home masks/ treatments you could use for ever youthful skin.

Egg and Milk pack

Eggs have anti-ageing agents like protein and omega-3 fatty acids. So a face pack made of Egg whites and milk cream will help in keeping the skin tight and smooth. This pack can be used on alternate days every week.

Tip: You could even add lemon juice to this pack, for better results.

Yogurt and Honey pack

For all age groups and skin care tips, yogurt is definitely the way to go. Especially for anti-ageing, yogurt helps in preventing wrinkles and keeps the skin fresh and tight.

How to use this pack?

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Mix yogurt, honey, lemon juice and some turmeric. Apply this pack for around 15 minutes and rinse with warm water. Also recommended is Vitamin E capsules with this face pack. The oil present in Vitamin E capsules is a perfect add on to this mix.

Avocado Mask

Make a paste of the avocado and apply on your skin for around 10 minutes. Avocados, rich in Vitamin C and E, prevent wrinkles and keep the skin firm. Avocado masks and even massages with chilled avocado slices can be used once a week for effective results.

Almond

Soak almonds in warm milk overnight, grind the almonds with the same milk and your pack is ready! This face pack can be applied for around 20 minutes twice a week and is best for keeping the skin hydrated. While milk prevents skin drying, almonds help in avoiding sagging of skin and keeping wrinkles away.

Several other ingredients like bananas, rose water, strawberries, coconut milk, and potato juice are recommended for anti-ageing skin care.

  1. Apply Warm Water On The Pimple Surface – This is the most advisable remedy for curing heat boils in this scorching summer. Just dip a cloth in warm salted water and dab it on the boil for around 15 minutes, through the day. This will help in getting the pus out from your skin.Apply warm water
  2. Apply Neem leaves Paste  – Boil neem leaves in water and then wait for few minutes and once it turns into a semi solid, apply the paste on the top of your boil to get rid of your pimples.Neem_leaves_Neem_Leaves
  3. Garlic and Onion Paste – Cut a slice of onion and wrap it around a cloth. Now, press this cloth on the boil for a few minutes to drain out the boil. Garlic is also highly recommended for boils and rashes. So you can also Prepare a garlic paste and apply it directly on the boils for a quick cure.Apply garlic and onion for curing pimples
  4. Apply Tea Tree Oil Using A Cotton – Get instant relief from heat boils by dabbing a piece cotton dipped in Tea Tree Oil on the top of your pimple. It is a great antifungal and an antibacterial agent and helps in effective riddance of heat boils and pimples.olive-oil-968657_1920
  5. Apply Turmeric and  Milk Paste On Top Of Pimples – Turmeric and milk have high medicinal values and  can be combined together in several ways and could be used to fight heat boils like: 30498443120_53615be422_z
  1. Applying turmeric and milk paste on the boil. You could also add vinegar to this mixture.
  2. Turmeric and rose water paste or turmeric and ginger paste is also a  great home remedy for boils and pimples.
  3. Drink a warm glass of milk mixed with turmeric at least 2 or 3 times a day, to keep the boils away!

 

glowing skin

Why squander on products that may or may not help your skin?? Just make sure you eat the right food to get that glowing skin that we all dream of, because beautiful skin needs commitment, not a miracle.

Yoghurt

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No doubt yoghurt provides delicious benefits for your body, enriched with protein, calcium, vitamins and probiotics. But it also does great beauty wonders for your skin. It’s an all-around beauty multi-tasker that fights acne and pimples, restricts premature aging, relieves sunburn, reduces discoloration and keeps your skin glowing and youthful.

 Pomegranate

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Along with boosting your immune system, pomegranate possesses anti-aging properties, thus rejuvenating your skin.  Pomegranate juice is useful in reducing fine lines and wrinkles on your skin. It helps the skin cells to regenerate and prevents dark spots and pigmentation troubles. Regular intake keeps you looking younger and beautiful.

Walnut

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Foodies everywhere love walnuts for their crunchy texture and great taste. Aside from filling a hunger gap; they are also a beauty secret. Being the powerhouse of Omega-3 fatty acids, they lock-in moisture and nutrients in the skin. Applying walnut oil will cure your dark circles and removes puffiness under the eyes.

Avocados

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Avocados not only nurture your skin when you eat them, but also when applied topically they prevent dry skin and brittle hair and nails. Eating half an avocado would probably lower your cholesterol level. Replace your sunscreen lotions with this fruit. It helps in protecting your skin from the UV rays of the sun, also a remedy for removing sun burns and eczema from the skin.

    

Tulsi/Basil

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From regular fever to some of the deadliest bacterial and viral infections, basil can cure diseases. The juice of crushed basil leaves cleanse your skin from within. Basil purifies the blood and eliminates the toxins, thus healing and preventing eruptions on skin. The antioxidants present in Tulsi make you look younger and fresher.  Basil has more powerful antibacterial properties when compared with other home remedies for acne. Basil can help to inhibit the growth of bacteria which causes acne problem. It works well as a skin and hair moisturizer too.