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.
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.
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.
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.
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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
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.
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“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.
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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.