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Dr. L. Alagusundaram

General Surgeon, Chennai

300 at clinic
Dr. L. Alagusundaram General Surgeon, Chennai
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How to Manage Oily SKin

BHMS, DEMS
Homeopath, Pune
How to Manage Oily SKin

Oily skin can be a pain to deal. The accumulation of excess oil on the outer skin layer often leads to whiteheads, blackheads, blind pimples and other skin irritations. The excess oil results from the sebaceous glands in the skin producing excess sebum. Those who have this condition usually have shiny skin and large pores.

 

Oily skin can be caused by genetics, dietary choices, too much stress or hormone changes in the body due to puberty. Women also are more prone to oily skin during menstrual cycles, pregnancy, or menopause and while taking birth control pills.

 

Methods:

1. Wash your face twice a day with a gentle face cleanser.

2. Use oil-free moisturizers and oil-free sunscreen.

3. Eat spicy foods no more than once a week.

4. Eat carrots, spinach, avocado.

5. Exfoliate once a week.

 

Home Remedies:

1. Tomatoes are great for oily skin due to their cooling, clarifying and astringent properties. The high vitamin c content in tomatoes is very helpful for acne-prone skin. Plus, the natural oil-absorbing acids in tomatoes help get rid of excess oil.

 

Cut a tomato in half and rub it on your skin.

Allow the juice to soak into your skin for at least 15 minutes.

Rinse your skin with cold water, pat it dry and apply a light oil-free moisturizer.

 

 

2. Apples: Apples work as a great exfoliating agent and they have mild antiseptic, astringent, and soothing properties that make them a great home remedy for oily skin. The malic acid in apples helps exfoliate dead skin cells and absorbs excess oil from the skin’s surface.

 

Grate half an apple and place the shreds on your skin. Leave it on the skin for 15 minutes and then wash it off with tepid water.

Mix one teaspoon each of grated apple, yogurt and lemon juice to form a smooth paste. Apply it all over your face and leave it on for 15 minutes. Then rinse your face with cool water.

 

 

3. Egg whites: High in vitamin a, egg whites can effectively dry out skin blemishes as well as tone and tighten up oily skin.

 

Whip one egg white until stiff and spread it on your skin. Allow it to dry and then wash it off with warm water. Do this twice a week.

Whip one egg white, add the juice from half a lemon and mix it well. Apply the mixture on your face, leave it on for 15 minutes and then rinse it off with warm water. This will tighten the skin and soak up excess oil.

 

 

4. Use clay mask

 

5. Multani mitti or fuller’s earth: Multani mitti is the best face pack for people with oily skin. The magnesium chloride present in it drags out the dirt and oil present in the skin pores which prevents acne and blackheads.

 

Mix rosewater or plain water into 3 tablespoons of fuller’s earth to make a paste.

Apply to face, leave on 20 minutes.

Rinse with water.

Repeat once a week.

 

 

6. Cornstarch: Cornstarch dries up excess oil, leaving skin soft and clear.

 

Mix 2-3 tablespoons cornstarch with warm water to make a paste.

Apply to face and leave on until dry.

Rinse with lukewarm water,

Repeat daily.

 

 

7. Facial steam helps in unclogging the pores and removes the dirt trapped in them and evaporates the oil on the skin. Before taking a facial steam, remove the any cream or makeup or else it can cause skin irritation. Just 5 minute facial steaming is enough.

 

 

For better result consult me.

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Mujhe achno ka problem hai main pichle 3 month se cetaphil cleansing lotion, alovera cream use kar raha hu phir bhi mera skin puri tarah se achno free nahi hua hai. Please you told me what can I do?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Mujhe achno ka problem hai main pichle 3 month se cetaphil cleansing lotion, alovera cream use kar raha hu phir bhi m...
Homoeopathic medicine au care drops (wellman) drink 15 drops in 20mlfresh water 3 times daily au fare cream (wellman) apply thick coat on face at night 6-8 glass water daily 2 glasss milk daily take nutritious diet nd exercise regularily.
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Sir i am suffering from skin problem.i am getting some marks on the nose (its black in colour) may b due to pigments. Sir i am really streaked since last years. Please give suggestion or medicine to cure this. Thanks.

Fellowship in Aesthetic Medicine, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS
Dermatologist, Mohali
Sir
i am  suffering from skin problem.i am getting some marks on the nose (its black in colour) may b due to pigments...
Hi I would recommend you to apply melalite xl cream on the dark spots at night in minute amounts and use a sunscreen during the day time. Continue this for 3 weeks and revert back.
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I am suffering from white patches on my hands and feet since 2 year. Please help me solve this problem.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am suffering from white patches on my hands and feet since 2 year. Please help me solve this problem.
Hello,White patches on your skin are a common type of depigmented skin lesion associated with an infection, allergy, or autoimmune disorder. One common cause of white spots, or hypopigmentation, is a fungal infection of the skin known as tinea versicolor (associated with other symptoms, such as itching or dryness on or around the white patches). This fungal infection is not contagious and can be treated easily with over-the-counter medications. Please tell me other symptoms like about sensation on the area, since how long do you have this patch, any family history of white patch, etc. In the mean time you can take cal phos 6x, 4 tabs twice daily. Do send me a clear photo of the affected area.
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I am experiencing alot of pain while passing stool. There is sometimes blood also after stool is passed. It pains when I sit as well. It's happening for past 10 days.

FACRSI, FMAS, Fellowship in hepatobiliary & pancreatic surgery, MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Bhopal
I am experiencing alot of pain while passing stool. There is sometimes blood also after stool is passed. It pains whe...
Looks like a fissure in ano. Fissures may be caused by constipation, passing of large, hard stools, by prolonged diarrhea etc. It has been seen that fissures are associated with increased resting anal pressure due to spasm of internal sphincter muscle of anal canal. You need a surgical consultation for evaluation & treatment.
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My lips cracking since last two yrs. Even I cant smile bcoz lips start bleeding And my bmi is 18.50. & I m under weight & my fat level 9 & verseral fat is 1.4 %. please help me. I m very slim & my digestion system is very low.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
My lips cracking since last two yrs. Even I cant smile bcoz lips start bleeding And my bmi is 18.50. & I m under weig...
Chapped or dry lips are a common problem that can be painful and unattractive. Common symptoms are dryness, redness, cracking, flaking, and tender or sore lips.Some of the main causes are vitamin deficiency, allergic reaction, dehydration, smoking, excessive licking of lips, sun exposure and harsh weather. Castor oil is good treatment for dry and chapped lips. • Simply apply castor oil to your lips several times a day. • You can also make a soothing treatment using one teaspoon of castor oil, one teaspoon of glycerin and a few drops of fresh lemon juice. Mix it well and apply it on your lips before going to bed. In the morning, wash it off with a cotton ball dipped in lukewarm water. Repeat this daily until your lips are healed. • Homoeopathic LIP BALM ( BAKSON LAB) Apply twice daily
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I am 21years old and I m having dark circles under my both eyes so kindly suggest me some solution or tips regarding of my this problem.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
I am 21years old and I m having dark circles under my both eyes so kindly suggest me some solution or tips regarding ...
Follow these methods to clear dark circles fastly : • Take 6 to 8 hrs sleep regularly . • Do yogasana specially SINHASANA & Bhramari Pranayam . • Apply piece of cucumber on your both eyes . • Apply almond oil or you can apply capsule of vitamin E mix it in mosturiser or cream you have daily around the eye in night and massage it lightly daily . • Take a piece of potato and make it's juice by crush it apply its juice for 15 min daily . • • Take 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric ( haldi ) with one teaspoon of besan mix it with water and make paste apply it around eyes for 10 minutes and make it dry remove it . • Eat green leafy vegetables daily and fruits daily . Drink a glass of milk daily . You can consult me privately for your doubts & detailed treatment.
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Hello sir/madam My Self Akshay. I have so many marks & dots on my face. I tried so many face washes but they didn't worked. So please suggest me How to Clear all marks.

DNB, MD - Dermatology, MBBS
Dermatologist, Delhi
Hello sir/madam My Self Akshay. I have so many marks & dots on my face. I tried so many face washes but they didn't w...
You should use sunprotection such as good sunscreen and covering the face while out in sun. Also, procedures such as chemical peels and lasers help in clearing the marks.
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Hello sir I am 23 year old male. Please tell me how to remove pimples and dag spots from the face. I am very upset. I facing this problem to many years. I used many treatment like facewash cream, aloe Vera neem, pandrum cream, And etc. But its no use. please tell me how to completely remove.

BHMS
Homeopath,
Hello sir I am 23 year old male.
Please tell me how to remove pimples and dag spots from the face. I am very upset. I...
Dear lybrate user, pimples/ acne vulgaris is a chronic inflammatory skin disease & develops due to blockages in the skin's hair follicles. These blockages are thought to occur as a result of the following four abnormal processes: a higher than normal amount of sebum production (influenced by androgens), excessive deposition of the protein keratin leading to comedone formation, colonization of the follicle by propionibacterium acnes (p. Acnes) bacteria, and the local release of pro-inflammatory chemicals in the skin. Neither can you stop the over-production of androgen or keratin protein nor can you stop the release of pro-inflammatory chemicals because all these processes takes place internally in your skin. However you can stop the accumulation of p. Acnes bacteria on your skin by preventing your skin from getting oily. Always keep a handkercheif with you whenever you go outside. You should wipe the slightest sweat from your face as soon as you perspire. When you enter your room from outside wash your face with an oil-free, non-moisturizing facewash. Take a less carbohydrate rich diet. Do some exercise daily. Along with maintaing the aforesaid rules you can also take homoeopathic calcarea phos 200, 5 drops, thrice daily, in empty stomach.
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Face is going dull day by day and pimples are increases face look very horrible due to pimples pores and inside the pores and pimples their is pus. Face colour is dull and oily.

Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine, MBBS
Cosmetic Physician, Delhi
Face is going dull day by day and pimples are increases face look very horrible due to pimples pores and inside the p...
Hi lybrate-user, acne requires a proper medical treatment and post acne care for dark spots/scares which are commonly associated with acne. Apart from medical treatment which includes ointments for local application and oral medications if required, for long term benefits advanced treatments available these are, peels, rf and enriched oxygen therapy. These are highly recommended. These help both conditions acne and spots. I would be happy to help you. Please consult me privately so that I can understand your problem in detail and help you. You can book a private in-person/text/audio/video appointment for further discussion and personalized advice.
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Im+28+years+old. I lost+all+fairness on+my+face skin became dark. I+tried using of all+creams. But+i+did+not+get+any+result. Give me a good suggestion.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Im+28+years+old. I lost+all+fairness on+my+face skin became dark. I+tried using of all+creams. But+i+did+not+get+any+...
Hello,Firstly start taking a full nutritious diet . A good diet is a nutritional lifestyle that promotes good health. A good diet must include several food groups because one single group cannot provide everything a human needs for good health.And what ever we are eating that reflects on our body and skin. 1. Homoeopathic medicine for fair skin is Berberis Aquafolium mother tincture.take 5 drops of it mix with water , twice a day. 2. Apply this tincture in diluted form on your face with cotton once a day . 3. wash your face with besan and curd , mix a pinch of turmeric also. 4. Apply Bio valley's skin lightening cream 5. Apply rose water to your face at night. 6. Apply cucumber juice+ lemon juice+ tomato juice on your back and neck. 7.Apply Multani mitti pack on the face,wash it off after it dries.
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Flaky Skin - Why You Should Moisturize it Daily?

MBBS, M.Med.Sci Cosmetology, Ph.D Cosmetology(prel)
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Chennai
Flaky Skin - Why You Should Moisturize it Daily?

When the natural moisture content of your skin begins to dry up, you experience dry skin. Although it is a temporary skin condition which occurs mainly during the winter or in a generally dry climate, for some people, it could be a problem for a lifetime.

Naturally dry skin tendencies v/s drying of other skin types
Naturally, the water content of a healthy skin is around 10 to 20 percent. This natural moisture level can dwindle due to many factors and the skin may show signs of drying. Thus you may end up getting dry, flaky, itchy and lifeless skin. People with naturally dry skin experience 75 percent more water loss than normal skin. Since the skin loses water and sebum (the oil secretion from the sebaceous glands within the skin), the topmost layer of the skin begins to dry. As a result, the top layer starts peeling away. These skin peels are called flakes.

Causes

  1. You can experience dry skin due to excessively cold weather, which in most cases is accompanied by a lack of humidity.
  2. Again, if your skin is exposed to too much heat or skin drying conditions like sauna baths or prolonged hot showers, you experience dry skin.
  3. Applying skin cleansing materials or chemicals can also make the skin dry.
  4. Some internal disorders like illness or infection can make your skin dry.

Treatment
When you have a perennially dry skin, you should moisturize it daily to keep it hydrated. You should consult a dermatologist for picking out the right skin cream for your skin. The appropriate moisturizer, if you have very dry skin should be oil or petroleum based. When you purchase the prescribed moisturizer or lotion, make sure you buy something which contains vitamin E, Shea Butter and Avocado Oil. Since these moisturizing agents aren’t water based , they can lock in the skin moisturizer effectively.

Advantages of moisturising regularly

  1. Dry skin is prone to wrinkle formation – When you moisturize daily, the collagen levels of your skin are restored, which can then effectively fight wrinkling and aging of your skin.
  2. Prevents flakiness – Since the upper layer of your skin starts peeling off, your skin may appear dull, lifeless and flaky. The condition worsens when there is a cold weather outside. Moisturizing your skin daily will make your skin get a natural glow and stop flaking form occurring in the first place.
  3. Reduces itchiness: Moreover, daily moisturizing will make your skin less itchy.
  4. Moisturising reduces the negative effects of makeup: Not moisturizing dry skin will make it look less hydrated. Applying makeup on your dry skin directly is the worst thing you can do. This may spoil your makeup and make it look creasy and broken. Thus, you should keep your skin hydrated by applying moisturiser regularly.
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I have oily skin can you recommend me some facewash and lotion to stop acne growth on my face.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
I have oily skin can you recommend me some facewash and lotion to stop acne growth on my face.
Hi lybrate-user For oily skin use a facewash which has tea tree in it. A lot of brands have facewash with tea tree. As it has antimicrobial properties and is good for oily skin. Also use a day cream which is gel based not creme based. Use multani mitti face pack on your skin once or twice a week. For acne problem take homoeopathic treatment for it. Takecare.
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Hi, My skin s very sensitive and dry, can you pls tel me the ways to keep my skin moisture and how to get rid of white patches caused during winter season? And also ways to get rid of pimple and black spots Thanks.

MD(EH)/AM/Accupressure
Acupressurist, Chandigarh
Hi,
My skin s very sensitive and dry, can you pls tel me the ways to keep my skin moisture and how to get rid of whit...
You should take Sulf. 30 five drops daily empty stomach for three days. Apply coconut oil daily at night on your face. In the morning apply lemon juice on your face for 20 minute daily for 15 days. Take plenty of water. Do not apply any product on your face.
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Hi, I actually want. To know that I got marks of mosquito bites on feet and hands. How can I get rid of this pink bite marks and see my skin clear. Please help.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
Hi, I actually want. To know that I got marks of mosquito bites on feet and hands. How can I get rid of this pink bit...
The best tips to lightens and remove the mark. 1. Take fuller, s earth (multani mitti) and sandalwood powder (chandan powder) mixed in same quantity mixed in water and apply on the mark in night and wash it after 1 hour. It will slowly removes the dark spot. 2. Take a piece of aloe vera. Apply gel of leaves on mark daily. Wash it after 30 minutes. 3. Crush one tomato and apply the paste on mark. It will lightens the mark definitly. 4. Soak cotton gauze in rose water and clean the dark spots 2-3 times daily. 4. Take carotene rich vegetable suchas carrots, beetroot and fruits- mango, pineapple, strawberry regularly. 5. Avoid oily food and high salt contained foods like chips, chinese food and non veg. * take proper sleep. Minimum 6-8 hours sleep for glowing of skin. 6. Try to reduce your stess level by doing meditation like pranayam in morning, or take long breathing on closed eyes while listening soft music.
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I'll have clear skin in the morning but later I'll get small bums on my cheeks forehead what can I do to get rid of this. I don't use any creams and others I only use saslic dc foaming face wash twice.

M.D. (Ayurveda )
Ayurveda, Patiala
I'll have clear skin in the morning but later I'll get small bums on my cheeks forehead what can I do to get rid of t...
take gandhaka rasyana tabs, 3 tabs twice a day after meals. Avoid tea, coffee, spicy food, fast food, bakery products in your routine. Take 4 to 5 liters of water daily. Take wheat grass juice, 40 ml twice a day, empty stomach. Continue the regime for 1 month. good luck.
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Actually i'm suffering from skin problems. i.e pimple in face an near to chest I have consulted many doctors so far kindly suggest what should I do?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Actually i'm suffering from skin problems. i.e pimple in face an near to chest I have consulted many doctors so far k...
Hello. Do you have dandruff on the scalp as falling of dandruff on the body also causes pimple-type eruptions. What was the diagnosis made by the doctors? Can you share a clear photo of the affected area? There are four main factors which causes acne: Oil production Dead skin cells Clogged pores Bacteria Factors that may worsen the acne: Androgen hormones, certain medications (drugs containing corticosteroids, androgens or lithium can worsen acne), dietary factors, including dairy products and carbohydrate-rich foods — such as bread, bagels and chips — may trigger acne and Stress can make acne worse. Management: Wash your face with Bakson's Facewash (wash your face with warm water only) and followed by CTMP, i.e., cleansing, toning, moisturising and protection (apply liberally Sunscreen Gel with SPF-30) after washing your face daily. Home-made remedies: - Take 1 tbsp of fuller's earth (multani mitti) + a dash of lime + bit of rosewater – apply this on your face till it gets dried up, then rinse it off. - Take 1 tsp of Alum (or fitkari), make it slightly wet with water and apply this on your wet face, spread it well; let it dry and rinse it off. Alum remove your excessive moisture or oil and it also tightens the skin's tonicity. Medication: You can take homoeopathic medicines – Berberis Aquefolium Q/ 10 drops in 1/2 cup of water/ thrice a day (and for local application as well) and Kali Brom. 200/ thrice a day – for 20 days.
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Hello Dr. my name asif Sir my face is black. please increasing white colour. please I am wi8 4 you r msge. Pls solve my prblm. Any medicine for prblm solve.

BHMS
Homeopath, Solan
Hello Dr. my name asif Sir my face is black. please increasing white colour. please I am wi8 4 you r msge. Pls solve ...
Hi, please take homeopathic medicine berbaquifolium q 10 drops in few luke water and apply curd daily to your face and drink lots of water and drink daily milk.
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Hi sir/mam, I am 22 years old boy. My skin type is oily I am suffering from acne vulgaris. So I wanna know that how to remove acne and acne scars from my face and how to control oil.

BAMS, MD - Medicine
Ayurveda, Bareilly
Hi sir/mam, I am 22 years old boy. My skin type is oily I am suffering from acne vulgaris. So I wanna know that how t...
Not take oily diet, use tissue papers to wipe the face time by time, take steam bath over face two times in a day. You can use acne n pimples cream of himalaya.
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I am M, 34 years old. I have fungal infection on my left leg (only finger area ). The nails never grow.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I am M, 34 years old. I have fungal infection on my left leg (only finger area ). The nails never grow.
Hello, tk, homoeopathic medicines: @ Rhus toxic 200-6 pills, thrice. Clean the affected part twice a day with some disinfectant. Tk care.
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