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Am in my early 30s. I have issues regarding sun exposure n dust. Soo I must have to cover up my face whenever I go out. Another issue is my facial skin is chemical porn, Its been 7 years I had not used a single face wash even. Am cleansing my face with natural honey n neem mask. Still my face is dull n having little acne issue. Now what to do? Please advise

Dr. Jatin Soni 96% (25952 ratings)
MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Am in my early 30s. I have issues regarding sun exposure n dust. Soo I must have to cover up my face whenever I go ou...
For a healthy skin Few diet tips - Not to eat fried food items and Can eat All green vegetables, moong , chana , Dal , rice etc And to apply ghee over chappati and don’t apply oil over chappati And to drink milk mixed with turmeric powder twice a day And If possible eat eggs on alternate days And If possible in breakfast eat atleast one bajra ka rotla And Eat seasonal fruit and I will suggest you to apply aloevera gel twice a day for six months over the face and follow up on completion
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Teenage Acne - 6 Myths Busted!

Dr. Deepak Sharma 90% (79 ratings)
Diploma in Dermatologist, Venereologist and Laparoscopy , MBBS
Dermatologist, Rewari
Teenage Acne - 6 Myths Busted!

You may have heard a lot about teen acne and things related to it, especially its nature and solutions to cure this skin condition. However, there are several misconceptions about acne. Many facts regarding the cause and remedy for acne, which are commonly talked about, are incorrect. Here are some myths and facts about teen acne you should know about:

  1. Tanning clears the skin: A tan may act as a temporary mask to prevent acne. However, the sun dries up the skin and irritates it. This may further lead to acne breakout. There is no link between exposure to the sun and acne prevention, and the rays of the sun can cause damage to the skin. You should always use a sunscreen while going out in the sun.
  2. Wash your face to prevent acne breakouts: Washing your face helps in removing the dirt and oil from the pores of the skin. However, too much washing may cause dryness and irritation, triggering more acne breakout. You should not scrub your face and use a mild soap or a facewash to wash your face.
  3. Popping pimples will help in faster elimination: Popping pimples makes them less noticeable for some time, but it causes the pimples to last longer. When you squeeze a pimple, you push bacteria, dead skin cells and oil back into the skin. This causes increased swelling and reddening. It might also cause a red or brown scar, which takes a lot of time to disappear. Some of these scars last forever.
  4. Stress leads to acne: The normal daily stress a teenager faces does not lead to acne. However, in the case of stressful periods, such as dealing with the death of a loved one or facing parent’s divorce, the skin produces extra oil or sebum. This does not always mean that you will get more zits and pimples.
  5. Acne is curable: Acne is not curable. It is chronic in nature and may last for a very long time. It is like a continuous situation which keeps on recurring on the skin. It may come and go several times and in case you are prone to acne, you will face a hard time dealing with it.
  6. Pimples occur overnight: Another common misconception regarding acne is that pimples occur overnight. The truth is that a pimple takes weeks to develop but it may surface while you are asleep. The process of acne development is a complicated one and involves four steps.

Many people think that applying cold water closes pores and hot water opens pores. This is not true as the pores present all over your face do not have muscles. They cannot open and close.

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Suggest me a natural & homemade scrub for my face because I have acne prone skin..

Dr. Sajeev Kumar 86% (22285 ratings)
C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
Suggest me a natural & homemade scrub for my face because I have acne prone skin..
Oatmeal is ideal in the use of a homemade scrub because it is not drying or harsh like some other acne scrubs. It is simple to make and leaves skin smooth. Not only will this exfoliate skin, but it will rid the pores of excess oil as well. Combine warm water, oatmeal and honey. Mix in a blender until smooth. Scrub skin gently and rinse. Store the remainder of scrub in an air tight container.
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Boils - When To Consult A Doctor?

Dr. Jatin Sharma 86% (16 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Dermatology, Fellowship In Dermatosurgery
Dermatologist, Zirakpur
Boils - When To Consult A Doctor?

Boils are a bacterial infection that inflames the hair follicles. They are usually painful and filled with pus. Boils appear as red lumps and quickly fill with pus as days go by. They eventually rupture and drain. A cluster of boils at the same place or in patches is known as a carbuncle. In case a single boil makes an appearance in any part of the body, it should not rupture as it can quickly spread the infection in other parts of the body as well.

Symptoms:

Boils mainly occur in areas such as armpits, thighs, face, neck and buttocks. Their appearance mainly occurs in places covered with hair and tends to sweat a lot. Some of the common symptoms include red bump the size of a pea, reddish appearance of the skin near the bump, increase in size of the structure and eventually rupturing.

When to consult a doctor?

A doctor must be visited when there is more than one boil in a particular area. Some other areas of concern include:

  1. If the size of a boil is more than 5 centimetres.

  2. If the boil causes fever.

  3. If the boil doesn’t heal in more than a couple of weeks.

  4. If the boils increase in size and become extremely painful.

  5. If the boil appears on the face.

Risk Factors of Boils:

Boils are caused by a bacterium known as Staphylococcus aureus. They get entry to the skin where it is broken. Some of the common risk factors of this infection include diabetes, long-term infection, weakened immune system and other skin infection such as eczema, and acne.

Diagnosis:

A doctor is likely to diagnose boils just by having a look at it. In the case of any confusion, he might send the sample to a pathology lab for the purpose of testing. It is most likely to happen when the boil isn’t responding to any treatment. In case the boil becomes resistant to standard treatment, a doctor might take a different course of action.

Treatment:

Boils can be treated at home itself with a warm compressor. It not only relieves pain but helps in natural damage. If the boil doesn’t go away, a dermatologist must be consulted. On consultation, the dermatologist can make an incision in the infected area in order to drain the pus. For deep infections, the pus is drained with the help of sterile gauze. In case the boil is severe in nature, a doctor prescribes antibiotics to heal the infected area. For prevention, it should be ensured that the hand is washed frequently and especially so before a meal. The wound should be covered at all times and personal belongings should not be shared.

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I have very small acne around my whole face I.e white heads. How to cure it. Help.

Dr. Sreepada Kameswara 92% (12462 ratings)
DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Hyderabad
I have very small acne around my whole face I.e white heads. How to cure it. Help.
The eruption of pimples, acne, black heads, black spots, scars, pores and oily face are due to excessive sebum secreted by sebaceous glands and hair follicles especially on the face. Precautions- * Don't scratch or pinch your pimples. This will cause more damage---causes scars, pores and black spots. * Avoid fried and oily foods. * Prefer fruits and green vegetables. * When you apply any cream, sun screen and the like, clean your face at the earliest, so that there will be no adverse action of the chemicals on the delicate skin of face. *For your information, many skin creams (mostly fairness cream brands) are considered harmful and banned by Central Govt, Health ministry during March, 2016. The Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists (IADVL) supported the ban. *Your skin ‘breaths’ through its pores which are not to be closed for long. Blocking pores by creams may cause more pimples. HOMOEOPATHIC medicines are taken internally. Hence, NO DIRECT CONTACT with your delicate and sensitive skin, thereby no problem of skin allergy .Homoeopathy has good treatment for your problem without causing adverse effects. The medicines work internally, tackle the root cause of the problem unlike face cream which is a surface treatment. Take Antim crd 200—once daily in the morning. For further treatment, consult privately
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I am suffering with acne. And my skin 8s too dry. So how can I remove acne. And get a healthy skin.

Dr. Jatin Soni 96% (25952 ratings)
MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am suffering with acne. And my skin 8s too dry. So how can I remove acne. And get a healthy skin.
I will suggest you to apply aloevera gel twice a day for six months over the lesion and follow up on completion and for a healthy skin Few diet tips - Not to eat fried food items and Can eat All green vegetables, moong , chana , Dal , rice etc And to apply ghee over chappati and don’t apply oil over chappati And to drink milk mixed with turmeric powder twice a day And If possible eat eggs on alternate days And If possible in breakfast eat atleast one bajra ka rotla And Eat seasonal fruit
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I am suffering from acne and black spots black head I'm very much interested in cricket I want too.

Dr. Dharamvir Singh 89% (1095 ratings)
MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS
Dermatologist, Delhi
I am suffering from acne and black spots black head I'm very much interested in cricket I want too.
You should avoid oily and spicy food avoid creams, sunscreens apply alovera gel, you can go for chemical peeling and consult your trusted dermatologist for further prescriptions.
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Acne Risk Factors: What Raises Risk of Acne?

Dr. Mohna Chauhan 89% (10 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Noida
Acne Risk Factors: What Raises Risk of Acne?

Among one of the most common skin conditions that affect many people all over the world is Acne. It is not a harmful or a dangerous condition, but is usually a cosmetic problem and may also sometimes be a symptom of underlying conditions.

What is Acne and what are its causes?

Human skin has follicles or pores in them through which hair comes out. The accumulation of a substance known as sebum within the pores of the human skin can sometimes clog these pores. When this accumulates, dead skin cells also get stuck in it and results in a swelling, which takes the form of a pimple like a crest due to bacterial infections. This condition is most prevalent among adolescents due to rapid hormonal changes in the body, although many adults and pre-adolescents have also reported this problem.

Here are some common issues and lifestyle factors which make you prone to acne.  

  1. Hormonal imbalance– This is probably the most common reason cited for acne as adolescents tend to be afflicted by this problem. In many cases acne goes away on its own after sometimes although in other cases it does stay. In adults, especially women it has been noticed that certain hormonal changes in the body may act as acne triggers. Some of the examples of hormonal imbalances may be:

    • PMS or period related triggers in adults and adolescent women

    • High testosterone levels in women

    • Excessive androgen in men and women

    • Hormonal problems due to PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) and others

    • Taking medicines or steroids that may cause hormonal changes

  2. External factors such as using too much makeup – Excessive use of cosmetic products can cause issues within the skin by blocking the pores within the skin may induce acne, even if you  do not have sebum related problems.

  3. DietResearch has proved that excessive oil consumption as well as having foods rich in fat can cause acne problems. Moreover, if you consume iodine in large quantities or for a long time, it results in irritation of the skin pores giving rise to acne.

  4. Certain medications and drugs - Consumption of specific over the counter medicines like the ones containing bromide and use of recreational drugs like marijuana and cocaine can lead to the occurrence of acne as side effects.

  5. Genetics - Certain genetic factors may also be responsible for someone being more prone to acne than others.

  6. Diet - Consumption of high glycemic index food (food items which release glucose rapidly in blood) also aggravates acne.

  7. Medications - Use of over the counter creams/ointments containing topical corticosteroids may also result in acne.

If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a dermatologist.

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I have pimple problem on my face since one year and I had takes many treatment for this but its not done.

Dr. Shreyas Bansal 93% (740 ratings)
MD Hom., Certificate in Food and Nutrition, BHMS, Diploma In Yoga, PGDM
Homeopath, Indore
I have pimple problem on my face since one year and I had takes many treatment for this but its not done.
You need to have certain modifications in diet like avoid spicy and oily food, add nutritious food like salads and sprouts, be hydrate, take proper sleep and be stress free. Best Home Remedies to get rid of Acne, Pimples- 1. Iced Green Tea- Take a glass of warm water and steep a green tea bag into it. Remove the tea bag and pour the contents into the tray. Place the tray into freezer and allow it to form ice cubes Take one ice-cube and rub all over the face. Green tea contains a high amount of antioxidants that fight free radicals that damages your skin. It has antiseptic properties that killed germs that causes acne and pimples and keep your skin beautiful and healthy. 2. Baking Soda and Lemon Juice Mask- Take a bowl add 2 tablespoon of baking soda and add 1/4 cup of lemon juice to it. Mix it properly to make a thick paste. Apply the paste to the affected area. Let it dry for 5 -10 minutes. Once it dries take some water on your hand and slowly scrub the affected area on your face. Wash your face using luke warm water and pat dry. If your face becomes too dry then apply some antiseptic lotion or moisturiser. Baking soda helps to keep the skin pores clean by removing bacteria and excess oil that causes pimples. Lemon acts as a natural bleach that lightens the skin and remove dark spots. It helps to remove the dead skin and gives a fairer complexion 3. Green Coconut Water- Take a cotton dip it in the coconut water and wipe all over the face. Then wash your face using luke warm water. Wash your face with coconut water continuously every day to get best results. Coconut water has cytokinins and antioxidants that helps to eliminate acne, sagging skin and help deep scar recovery. Drinking Coconut water keeps your skin healthy, smooth and younger looking. 4. Fenugreek (Methi) and Rosewater Mask- Soak a handful of fenugreek (methi) seeds in a bowl of water. Leave them to soak for atleast 5 hours. Grind them in a mixer and make a fine paste. Add few drops of rosewater to it. Apply the paste on your face. Before applying the paste wash your face with warm water so that the pores get opened. Let the pack dry for 15 minutes. Once it completely dries rinse with cold water. Fenugreek has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties that stops and reduce growth of pimples, blackheads and other skin infections. It helps in nourishing and rejuvenating the skin. Prevent oily skin 5. Fresh Aloevera Gel- Take the aloevera gel and apply to the face. Keep massaging until the gel started to dry. Once the gel gets completely absorbed wash your face with luke warm water and pat dry. Aloevera contains medicinal and healing properties that helps to heal pimples, rashes and scars. It prevents skin discoloartion that is caused after acne heals. It makes your skin clear and smooth. It kills bacteria that causes skin infection. 6. Sandalwood, Tulsi and Rosewater Mask- Take about 2 tbsp of sandalwood powder in a bowl. Add few crushed Tulsi (Basil) leaves to it. Then mix it properly using few drops of rose water. Make a thin paste. Apply this paste evenly on the face. Rinse your face with cold water and pat dry. Sandalwood helps in tightening the pores, removing impurities, excess oil and reduction in the redness of pimples try above things, I hope this will help you. For more queries contact us.
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