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How to Improve Your Health!

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Sexologist, Faridabad
How to Improve Your Health!

Eat a balanced diet of foods that are high-fiber, healthy fats, low-sugar, and low-salt. A healthy diet gives you more energy and improves your outlook and moods. High-fiber diets help keep you regular, and lower your risk for stroke, heart disease, and diabetes, while excess salt can increase your risk for these complications. Sugar causes short energy spikes that can lead to a crash later. It has also been linked to depression and diabetes.

  • Healthy fats can be found in foods such as fish, nuts, and avocados.

  • Eat lots of leafy green vegetables. Kale, broccoli, cabbage and other leafy greens are packed full of essential vitamins and nutrients.
  • Whole foods such as fruit and vegetables have more than enough sugar to give your body what it needs.
  • Limit your fruit intake. While fruit does contain essential nutrients, it is also very high in sugar. Eating too much fruit can be just as bad as eating a cookie.

Start your day with a high-protein, high-fiber breakfast. Eating breakfast every day is a must. Waking up and eating a filling breakfast helps you maintain concentration during the day, enhances strength and endurance during physical activity, and can lower cholesterol levels. Eating a breakfast high in protein and fiber will keep you full throughout the morning and help you avoid snacking. Fiber is also digested slower and helps you feel full longer.

  • Eat lean protein such as eggs or a slice of salmon.
  • Whole grain, high-fiber cereals can also keep you full through the morning.
  • A hearty breakfast can also keep you from snacking before lunch. While snacking is not necessarily a bad thing, you want to snack smart. Eat a handful of roasted nuts or a small piece of fruit.

Keep a food log of everything you eat each day. Just the act of writing down what you’ve eaten can keep you from eating that extra candy bar. Keeping a log of everything you eat makes you aware of gaps in your diet or unhealthy foods you may be consuming too much of. Assess the foods you eat on a regular basis (every one to two weeks) and alter your diet as necessary.

  • Find a logger that works best for you. Some may want to use plain old pencil and paper while others might find a website or phone app works better.
  • Keep your diary nearby so you don’t have to go out of your way to log the foods you eat.
  • Some food log apps include nutritional information that can also assist you in your logging.
  • Be honest with your tracker. This food log is for you, so cheating only hurts you.

Read the nutrition labels on packaging. Foods containing hydrogenated oils and high fructose corn syrup are not going to be good for you. Taking a second to read the ingredients list and nutrition facts will make you more aware of what you’re eating. Foods high in sugar and sodium should also be avoided.

  • When reading the labels, note the serving size.  At first glance, a food item might not seem that bad until you realize there are three servings in the package.


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How To Understand Asexual People?

Sexologist Clinic
Sexologist, Faridabad
How To Understand Asexual People?

Learn what it means to be asexual. 

Asexuality is a sexual orientation that means a person feels no sexual attraction to people of any gender. However, a person who identifies as asexual can still choose to have sex, can still love, can still be involved with a romantic partner or get married, and can still engage in normal relationships. Asexuality doesn’t describe what a person chooses to do, but rather how a person feels. Asexual people have emotional needs, feel attraction to others, and can even feel arousal; they just don’t feel sexual attraction.

  • Many asexual people still identify as lesbian, gay, straight, bisexual, or pansexual (attracted to people of any gender or sexual orientation) as well.

  • Asexuality is not the same as having a low libido, which can be caused by medical or health issues, nor is it the same as repressing one’s sexual desires.

Understand the asexuality umbrella. 

As with any sexual orientation, the label asexual is a generalization that doesn’t explain or represent everyone who identifies that way. All humans are unique and individual, and sexual orientation exists on a spectrum of needs, desires, interests, and attractions. Think of asexuality as an umbrella term that describes people who identify as asexual, gray-asexual, and demisexual.

  • Gray-asexual means that a person experiences sexual attraction, but either not very often or only to a minimal extent. This is also just called Gray-A/Gray-Ace.
  • Demisexual describes a person who only feels sexual attraction to people with whom a close emotional bond has been formed. This is colloquially called "demi".

Differentiate asexuality from abstinence and celibacy. Abstinence is the deliberate choice to refrain from sexual activity, while celibacy is the deliberate choice to refrain from sexual activity and marriage (or marriage-like relationships). These choices may be made for religious, philosophical, moral, or other reasons. Asexuality is a lack of sexual attraction, but not necessarily a lack of sexual appetite (libido). This means asexual people can be:

  • Abstinent or celibate.
  • Sexually active through masturbation.
  • Sexually active with partners.

Learn what asexuality isn’t. Asexuality is a sexual orientation that’s distinct from heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality, pansexuality, and other orientations. However, asexuality also has nothing to do with biological sex, gender identity, or gender expression. And being asexual doesn’t mean you are aromantic, which means a person feels no romantic attraction to others.

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How To Make Sex Better

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Sexologist, Faridabad
How To Make Sex Better

Use safer sex practices. It can be easier to relax and enjoy yourself if you feel confident that you are practicing safer sex. With this in mind, make a plan to make your sex life as safe as possible. If you can, before you have sex, get to know your partner, and talk openly about your sexual histories. Use a condom or dental dam every time you have sex, and for the complete act.

  • Only latex and polyurethane condoms protect against STIs and HIV. Polyurethane condoms may break more easily than latex. Use a condom any time you have vaginal, anal, or oral sex.

  • A dental dam is a latex barrier that you can use when performing oral sex with a female partner. It can help prevent the spread of STIs and HIV. You can also cut open a condom and use it as a barrier.
  • Women should also consider getting the HPV vaccine to help prevent problems like genital warts and cervical cancer. HPV vaccines may cause fainting or allergic reactions in some people, so talk with your doctor about whether the vaccine is right for you.

Love the body you're in. Feeling self-conscious or embarrassed of your body can make sex needlessly uncomfortable. If you struggle with body image issues that are negatively affecting your sex life, then make it a priority to rectify what you can and accept what you cannot. Accepting your body is key to a happy self and the first step to better sex life.

  • Try looking at yourself in the mirror and make it a point to find a new positive about yourself each day.
  • You can also make it a point to get to know your own body in a sexual way. Women who masturbate have significantly more sexual satisfaction than those who do not  Knowing what feels good for yourself will help you communicate your needs to your partner.

Communicate openly with your partner. Communication with your partner will improve your sexual satisfaction and help with your intimacy.

It can be hard to establish and maintain open communication with your partner, especially if you aren't comfortable with sex and what you want. Think about what you can say and still feel comfortable and safe.

  • No matter how well you think you may know each other, your partner isn't a mind reader. If there is something you want to change about your sex life, then it's important to talk about it. If your partner is really committed to you, then he or she will be willing to listen and respect your needs.
  • Communicating your sexual needs can even be a good bonding experience for you and your partner.

Reveal what you like. You need to be open with your partner about your attitudes and feelings toward sex. You should also make a point of asking your partner what s/he wants and what s/he likes. Being shy or coy will only make your partner feel self-conscious, which can make the experience worse for both of you. Let yourself enjoy the experience and allow yourself to let your partner see that you're enjoying it too.

  • Don't judge your partner for what he or she likes. It can be scary for both of you to divulge that kind of information, so listen to them without interrupting. If your partner likes something that you are not comfortable with, let them know that you are not interested in it without making him or her feel weird or bad about his or her desires.
  • Avoid using euphemisms when possible. These are not clear, and can make it harder for your partner to understand you. Use language that you're comfortable with, but remember that sex is not "wrong" or "dirty," and using terminology that is clear and communicative is helpful.

Let your partner know what isn't working. There are times when something you try in the bedroom isn't working. Instead of placing the blame on anyone, use "I" statements to express what is unsatisfying about the experience for you. If you are more honest about the things you don't like, you can fix them. This can only make the sex better.

  • For example, tell your partner, "I feel as if the sex is too rushed. What can we do to fix this?" This statement communicates the problem you are having with the sex but doesn't place the blame on anyone. Instead, it shows that it is something that you can work on together.
  • Frame things positively when possible, such as "I really enjoy when you do ____ and would like that to happen more often" or "Such-and-such really works better for me than so-and-so -- can we try that instead?"
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How To Increase Sex Drive In Men Naturally?

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Sexologist, Faridabad
How To Increase Sex Drive In Men Naturally?

Your sex drive is tied to physical, psychological, and emotional factors. If you’re looking to boost your sex drive, there are natural ways to influence all of these factors. A healthy diet can be easily supplemented with some natural aphrodisiacs, like figs and dark chocolate, as well as a variety of herbal supplements. Staying active and managing stress will help control the psychological factors that can lead to a loss of sex drive. Finally, if you’re in a relationship, communicating openly with your partner can also reduce the problem.

Start taking yohimbe to improve sexual performance. This herb (also marketed as yohimbine) is an FDA-approved supplement that has been called the "herbal Viagra." It can increase sexual performance and drive by stimulating blood flow to improve erectile function, and by boosting your stamina. Look for yohimbe at a health store.

  • Follow the dosing instructions included with the supplement. Studies have shown benefits from taking a 20 mg dose when needed, but different brands may suggest alternative dose amounts.
  • While taking yohimbe, avoid cheese, red wine, and liver. These foods are high in a substance called tyramine which can cause high blood pressure when combined with yohimbe.
  • If you are taking antidepressant medications, talk to a doctor before taking yohimbe.

Take Safed musli for a testosterone-like effect. Safed musli is an herb traditionally used to treat sexual problems. Studies have shown that it has a tesosterone-like effect in rats, increasing their sexual performance and activity rate. You should be able to find safe musli supplements online or at many health stores.

  • Studies of the effects of safed musli on rats used dosages of about 200mg per kg (2.2 lbs) of body weight. Check your supplement's instructions for exact human dosing recommendations.
  • Keep in mind that safed musli's effects in humans haven't been fully researched. The supplement may or may not be as effective for humans. safed musli may interact with other medications you are taking, or impact other medical conditions, so it is important to talk to your doctor before taking it.

Use ginseng to improve blood flow. Ginseng is another herb that has traditionally been used to treat sexual problems. Studies of its effects in animals suggest that there may be some truth to these traditional recommendations. Ginseng contains antioxidants and can improve cardiovascular (heart) function. This effect can increase blood flow and erectile function, stimulating your sex drive overall.

  • Ginseng is a very common supplement. You should be able to find it wherever dietary supplements are found.
  • Make sure to follow the daily dosing instructions provided with your supplement. Doses will vary based on the type of ginseng, but you may need to take it several times a day.
  • Ginseng impacts blood flow and heart function. This means it's important to talk to your doctor before using the supplement if you have any heart issues or take heart/blood medications.

Take a saffron supplement to potentially improve erectile function. Saffron has long been used as a natural way to treat erectile dysfunction and other sexual problems. Studies show that saffron may be effective in rats, but it is not clear that it has these effects in humans. Look for saffron wherever herbal supplements are sold. Try the daily dose (generally 30mg, divided in two) recommended by the supplement's instructions, and see if it helps improve your sexual performance or drive.

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, avoiding using saffron, since consuming amounts more than what is normally used in food (5g) can cause contractions. Other side effects of saffron are unknown.
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Depression: Yes, It Can Spoil Your Sexual Life!

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Sexologist, Faridabad
Depression: Yes, It Can Spoil Your Sexual Life!

Depression is one of those experiences when one may feel sad, lonely, dejected and discouraged. Doubt, anxiety and uncertainty crawl in so much so that they may lead to problems in decision making. A depressed person feels devoid of energy and the motivation to do anything at all seems to have disappeared.

Depression and some antidepressants curb sexual drive. This has a negative effect on the depression as sex releases 'happy hormones'. Thus, depression and your sex life share a cyclic relationship. The effect of depression on your sex life is a result of both brain functioning and physical changes in the body.

So if depression is badly ruining your sex life, doing these will help big time:

  1. Depression often makes a person withdraw from others and cease to enjoy any experience. This becomes a thought pattern that cannot be cured with medication. Talking to a counselor can help unlearn these thought patterns and help people form new social bonds. As part of the treatment, the patient will need to find and explore new ways of enjoying sex that can strengthen strained relationships.
  2. Having an open conversation with your partner is key to improving relationships and one's sex life. Talk about your sexual needs and help your partner understand your mental barriers to sex. Find forms of foreplay that appeal to both of you. It is also important for you and your partner to understand that there is no 'standard' to how often you should have sex or how you should feel after it.
  3. Ask your doctor to adjust medication In cases where the antidepressant curbs libido, lowering or adjusting the drug dosage can be a solution to treat the depression without curbing sexual desire. Do not attempt to adjust your medication on your own. Your doctor may also change the drug to another that does not affect your sex drive.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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How To Get Tested For STDs

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Sexologist, Faridabad
How To Get Tested For STDs

Scared or ashamed about a recent change "down there?" Trying to get a handle on your sexual health? Don't worry — STD tests are quick, easy, and common. While not every change in your genitals is caused by an STD, knowing how to get tested will give you peace of mind (and, if needed, help you get the proper treatment as quickly as possible).

Make an appointment with your family doctor. One great "first stop" for STD treatment is your ordinary doctor that you see for your regular checkups. Your doctor should be more than willing to help you get the tests you need. Doctors are not allowed to judge you or tease you about your issues. If you are older than 13, most doctors will also agree to treat you without telling your parents the real reason for your visit. However, this depends on which state you live in.

  • This can be a subject that is difficult to talk to others about. Luckily, you do not need to explain a single thing on the phone. If the receptionist asks, you can just say that you are not feeling well or that you want a routine physical exam. Then, once you are in the privacy of the examination room, you can explain your situation.
  • You can also give your parents the same excuse if you are worried about them having an angry reaction.

Take the opportunity to talk to your doctor about your concerns. Don't be afraid to open up to your doctor about the reasons for your visit. It's your doctor's job to help you — she or he will want to get you your test results as quickly as possible. If you do have an STD, your doctor will help you get rid of it. Remember, your doctor is your friend, so there's no question you shouldn't feel comfortable asking.

  • Doctors will also be happy to direct you to other people who can help you. For instance, she or he should be willing to connect you with agencies that supply condoms and birth control for cheap or free.


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How To Stop A Masturbation Addiction

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Sexologist, Faridabad
How To Stop A Masturbation Addiction

Masturbation happens in every culture, across every period of history, and it's the way most adolescents discover what they enjoy before embarking on adult sexual relationships. Masturbation is a healthy and natural part of human sexuality and development. However, if you are unable to control your urge to masturbate or if frequent masturbation is interfering with your school, work, or social life, then it's possible to gain control.

Know when to seek help. Masturbation is a natural and healthy behavior. Even if you masturbate often, you may not have an addiction. If you cannot control your thoughts or urges or if masturbation is preventing you from participating in school or work, it may be time to reach out for help. Don't feel ashamed, and remember that many people have similar problems. Seeking help is a brave action, and most people you ask will see it as such.

Make an appointment with a medical professional. Counselors, psychologists and psychiatrists are all trained to help people with varying levels of addiction. Start by seeing a therapist in your area, who can assess your addiction and refer you to more specialized help if necessary.

Discuss how masturbation affects your life with the therapist. Some people may use masturbation as a way to distract them from other feelings, emotions, and problems. Try to be open with your therapist as you discuss the impact that masturbation has on your life.

  • It may take a few sessions for you to feel comfortable with your therapist. This is natural. Take the time you need.
  • If you feel empty, sad, or angry before or after masturbation, share these details with your therapist. They can help you determine the source of your feelings.

Discuss your treatment options. Masturbation addiction is considered by some to be a form of sex addiction. Your therapist may recommend a combination of medication and cognitive behavioral therapy to help you work through it.


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How To Support Your Asexual Partner

D.E.H.M, B.E.M.S, M.D.(E.H)
Sexologist, Faridabad
How To Support Your Asexual Partner

Talking with Your Partner - Have a discussion. Your partner may tell you they are asexual, or you may figure it out on your own in the relationship. If you’re upset with the level of sexual intimacy or affection in your relationship, it’s best to talk about it together and have a clear understanding of each other’s needs and desires.

  • It can be difficult to start this kind of conversation. You can say, “I’ve noticed that we approach sex and affection differently, and it would be helpful to talk about it. It seems like I desire sex more than you do. What do you think?”

  • Be gentle in your approach without making accusations or casting blame. Say, “This is something I know is affecting both of us, which is why it feels important to discuss.”

  • If you don't know anything about asexuality, that's fine! Explain to your partner in a kind way that you want to genuinely try to understand more.

Speak supportively and non-judgmentally. You may feel frustrated and express your frustration to your partner. However, don’t say things that paint asexuality as a negative thing. Your partner may internalize these statements and feel bad about asexuality.

  • Assure your partner that you care and want to understand them. Say things that support your partner and let them know you do not see asexuality as bad.

  • Say, “This can be frustrating to me, but I hope you know that I care about you and want to understand you better. I want to support you.” You can also say, “There is nothing wrong with you. I care about you and that’s enough.”

  • Avoid saying things like, “Don’t worry, you’ll want to one day” or “It’s just a phase.” Instead, say “I love you the way you are. You don’t need to change for me.”

Listen. Let your partner be the expert on their feelings. Listen and ask questions in a supportive way. Let your partner talk and express himself or herself without you interrupting. While the discussion may begin from a place of anger or frustration, do your best to better understand your partner. Be respectful and challenge any assumptions you may have.

  • Practice your active listening skills by restating or summarizing what was said and reflecting the emotions. For example, say, “I hear you saying that you experience sexuality differently from me, and this causes you to feel confused and sometimes a bit sad.”

  • Instead of saying, “Why aren’t you attracted to me?” say, “I’d like to know how asexuality affects your feelings toward me.”

  • Communicate with each other and make agreements as to how your relationship is going to work.

Express your feelings. While it’s important to listen and hear your partner out, it’s also important for you to express your thoughts, feelings, desires, and needs. Even if your feelings differ from your partner’s, it’s okay to express them. Letting your partner know how you feel is just as important as you listening to your partner discuss how they feel. However, don’t make your partner responsible for your emotions.

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How To Control Vaginal Discharge?

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Sexologist, Faridabad
How To Control Vaginal Discharge?

Any bodily discharge can be embarrassing. If you don't know how to hygienically cope with vaginal discharge, you may have issues with odor and/or staining that can lead to additional embarrassment. While many discharges are normal and help keep the pH balance of your vagina intact, other discharges can be the sign of real issues that need to be addressed either with over-the-counter medication or by seeing a qualified doctor.

See if your discharge is normal. Normal vaginal secretions will be clear or milky in appearance. This natural lubricant helps clean your vagina, keeping it free from unhealthy germs. Normal secretions are odor-free. Secretions may be thin, stringy or have white spots. If this sounds like your discharge, leave it alone. Natural discharge is very important in keeping your vagina healthy.

Learn the types of vaginal discharge. There are several different types of vaginal discharge. These types are categorized based on their color and consistency. Some are normal, while others may indicate an underlying condition that requires treatment.

  • Thick, white, cheesy discharge – This is usually a sign of a yeast infection. May also be accompanied itching or swelling around the vulva.
  • White, yellow or grey discharge – Especially if accompanied by a fishy odor, this type of discharge is likely a sign of bacterial vaginosis. May also be accompanied by itching and swelling.
  • Yellow or green discharge – A yellow or green discharge, especially when it is thick, chunky, or accompanied by a bad smell, is not normal. This type of discharge may be a sign of the infection trichomoniasis, which is commonly spread through sexual intercourse.
  • Brown or bloody discharge – Brown or bloody discharge may be a product of irregular menstruation, but can also be a sign of more serious illness such as cervical cancer if accompanied by pelvic pain or vaginal bleeding.
  • Cloudy yellow discharge – This type of discharge, especially if accompanied by pelvic pain, may be a sign of gonorrhea.

Consider the state of your body. Factors that affect vaginal discharge include what you eat, your menstrual cycle, whether or not you're on the pill, if you are breast-feeding, what medications you are taking, whether or not you are pregnant, and whether or not you are under stress.

  • You can also be at risk of throwing off your vagina's natural pH balance if you are on antibiotics or if you use vaginal douches, feminine hygiene products or perfumed soaps. While anti-biotics cannot be avoided, douching and scented feminine products should always be avoided as these are bad for your body.
  • Other things that can put you at risk include pregnancy, diabetes or other infections that are near or around that area of the body.

Look for foreign objects. Leaving in a tampon for too long can cause unusual discharge. Some women forget they even had a tampon up there! You can also end up with other objects in your vagina which can cause a discharge (as your body tries to expel it). A common example is a piece of a broken condom.

Know the difference between colors and odors of vaginal discharge. Off-color or foul odors in the vaginal region can be the sign of a pelvic infection after you've had a surgery, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), vaginal atrophy during menopause, trichomoniasis or vaginitis, and several other vaginal infections, all of which should be diagnosed by a doctor and treated as advised by your doctor.

  • Vaginal discharge with bacterial vaginosis will be gray, white or yellow. It will also have a fishy odor.
  • If you have gonorrhea, you might have a cloudy or yellow discharge.
  • Yeast infections can be apparent if you have a thick, white discharge. This discharge is often described as having a cottage cheese consistency. Cottage cheese discharge is also characteristic of chlamydia, a common STI.
  • If you have an irregular period or endometrial or cervical cancer, you may notice a bloody or brown discharge.
  • If you have trichomoniasis, yellow/green frothy discharge that has a bad odor may affect you.
  • If you don't have health insurance, there are clinics (like Planned Parenthood) which offer gynecological exams and treatment that are inexpensive or free.
  • Avoid taking medication until you know what the cause is. There is medication for things like yeast infections, but you should not self-diagnose a yeast infection if this is your first time getting one. Taking yeast infection medication without a yeast infection can lead to future problems.

How To Clear Your Skin?

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Sexologist, Faridabad
How To Clear Your Skin?

Everyone dreams of clear skin free of breakouts, inflammation, and dark spots. Whether you've always suffered from acne and large pores, or can't seem to conquer the redness of rosacea, these steps will lead you to smooth and supple skin. From methods for you to try yourself at home, to issues that need professional attention, these steps will get you on the path of healthy looking skin.

Cleansing your skin accurately is one of the most surefire methods to receive a clear, radiant tone. However, if you aren’t doing this correctly, you could be doing more harm than good. For instance, lukewarm water, rather than hot, is sufficient for entering the pore and rinsing away dirt and oil. Scrubbing too hard can exacerbate oil production and break down collagen, leaving you with an oily face and fine lines. Make sure to take your skin type into account when choosing a cleanser. If you are acne prone, choose a soap that is alcohol-free and has an acne fighting ingredient like salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide.

  • For those suffering from rosacea, non-soap cleansers like Cetaphil work best, especially if they have a neutral PH level close to that of your skin.

  • Nothing triggers eczema more than scented, harsh soaps. Natural, soothing products are best for those who suffer from eczema. You can even try a baby soap.

  • Washing your skin more than twice a day is unnecessary as it strips your face of natural oils and can be drying. This could lead to premature ageing.

  • Not rinsing thoroughly after cleansing can lead to a buildup of residue, clogging pores and causing acne.

  • Use your towel to pat your face dry, rather than rubbing.

Moisturizing is important for all skin types. Proper hydration can soothe dry skin, help reduce the appearance of scars, and is essential to restoring moisture after cleansing. A good rule of thumb is to moisturize no longer than a minute after washing your face. This is to replenish your pores of the hydration they've lost after washing. Leaving your skin just a little damp after you wash it will help lock in moisture.

  • If you have scarring on your face, a treatment such as Scarguard or Mederma can be applied after moisturizing to help diminish the appearance of the scar over time. Treatments with collagen and a moisturizing agent work best to reduce scarring.

  • An oil-free moisturizer is best for acne-prone skin so your pores don’t become increasingly clogged.

  • For those with eczema or rosacea, the idea is to put hydration, or water, back into the skin to soothe it. Soak your skin nightly and moisturize with an ointment right after to improve its protective barrier.

  1. Exfoliating will help you achieve an even skin tone, and clear out your pores by removing dead skin cells. The best methods for exfoliation include scrubs and face brushes. How often you do this, depends on your skin type. If you suffer from dry skin, even if you have acne, you won’t want to exfoliate more than once or twice a week. Those with oilier skin can exfoliate lightly every day if needed.

    • Especially if you’re acne prone, exfoliation is needed to rid your pores of dead skin cells that build up, causing pimples and blackheads.

    • You should avoid exfoliation if you have rosacea, as it can be too rough.

    • If you’re considering exfoliating and you have eczema, make sure you do it gently with a washcloth, and not very often.

    • If you are hoping to remove light scars with exfoliation, use glycolic or lactic acid in a lotion or cream.

Maintaining habits for clear skin are important for lasting results. Aside from cleansing, there are everyday steps you can take towards clearer skin. Two of the most important habits to adapt are using constant sun protection and watching what you eat. Wearing a broad spectrum SPF is vital for protecting skin against UVA and UVB rays. These cause premature ageing and sunspots. Eating processed foods can contribute to a dull complexion. Make sure your diet consists of whole foods, especially berries and nuts, for a radiant face.

  • Regularly wash your makeup brush with soap and warm water to keep from spreading around dirt and oil.

  • Keep your hair out of your face so that hair products and oil don't come into contact with your skin.



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