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Oily Skin: Treatment, Procedure, Cost and Side Effects

What is the treatment?

The condition of oily skin occurs when there is an accumulation of excess oil on the skin, especially the face. This happens when the hyperactive sebaceous glands lead to an overproduction of the oil. Although a particular amount of oil is necessary to maintain skin moisture, too much of oil production could lead to a perpetual state of greasiness and lead to uneasiness and also give rise to pimples, acne and blackheads due to clogging of pores.

Sebaceous glands secrete sebum, an oily substance that does the work of lubricating the skin. This lubrication prevents chances of drying or irritation. When your body is in the process of exercise, sweat is produced and oil secretes along with it. When the oil production is running normal then it can eliminate the dirt, dead skin cells and other pollutants from the skin. However, if there is an overproduction then the excess oil stays on the skin clogging the pores and making the skin look shiny and greasy.

The main factors of oily skin are hereditary, hormone levels, unhealthy diet comprising of an excess of caffeine and fats, stress and excessive use of cosmetic products. Puberty and pregnancy also wreck havoc with your hormone levels which could give rise to oily skin. There are a few ways that you can decipher if you have oily skin; these are- presence of blackheads and breakouts, if your skin is greasy all the time and if your makeup ceases to exist for more than a few minutes.

How is the treatment done?

Oily skin can be treated at home with the help of a few remedies and skin care routines. The skin care routine will require you to regularly cleanse, tone and moisturize the skin. Wash your face at least two-three times a day with a gentle, oil-based cleanser and hot water, especially in the morning and at night before going to bed to clear out the impurities. Next, tone your skin with a gentle, alcohol free toner in order to eliminate the extra oils.

Lastly, end with a light, non-oily, water-based moisturizer that is not comedogenic in nature, meaning it won’t lead to clogging of your pores.

For people with oily skin, scrubbing is absolutely necessary to remove the excess build-up of oil, dirt, dead skin cells and bacteria. Exfoliate your skin at least two to three times a week. People with oily skin should make it a point to apply a SPF to protect the skin from the harsh rays of the sun and prevent any chances of pimple development. Keep your skin clean and free from impurities, round the clock. However, take caution not to cleanse your face more than three times a day, as over-cleansing can remove all the oil leading the skin to manufacture more oil to make up for the loss. When buying skin care products try to look for ones that contain ingredients such as salicyclic acid, beta hydroxyl acid, glycolic acid or benzyl peroxide.

Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?)

Anyone suffering from oily skin problems should consider doing this skin care regime regularly to prevent breakout of pimples, acne and any other skin infection.

Who is not eligible for the treatment?

People with extremely sensitive skin or those suffering from any dermatological skin conditions are not eligible. These people should consult with their dermatologist and try to use special medicated skin care products.

Are there any side effects?

Not caring for your skin in the right way or using the wrong products, products that do not compliment your skin type can lead to skin breakouts such pimples, acne and cause life-long blemishes.

What are the post-treatment guidelines?

Always use a sunscreen when going out. Caring for your skin not only lies at the external level but also internally. Your diet plays a huge role in your skin as well as overall health. Keep yourself hydrated by drinking lots of water and fresh fruit juice throughout the course of the day. Have foods that are high in protein but low in salt, sugar Avoid fatty items such as pork or fried, oil, greasy items. Try to incorporate a lot of green leafy veggies and food that are high in vitamins because the slightest vitamin deficiency can lead to oily skin.

How long does it take to recover?

There is no particular time frame for treatment and healing as this is a continuous process; the skin care regime needs to be carried out daily in order to keep the excess oil production in control.

What is the price of the treatment in India?

The cost of face washes, scrubs and moisturizers vary from Rs. 50 to roughly about Rs. 3000 in India, depending upon the brand name.

Are the results of the treatment permanent?

The skin care routine for oil control needs to be carried out every day. It is not a one-time treatment session.

What are the alternatives to the treatment?

If you are not in favour of using cosmetic or medicated products then you can opt for certain home remedies as well as an alternative. These are natural and are equally effective. Applying a mixture of egg whites and lemon helps to tighten up the pores. Also, lemon is antibacterial and absorbs excess oil. Aloe vera gel is used by many people with oily skin as it has soothing properties. Tomatoes naturally contain salicyclic acid therefore, absorbs additional oil. Tomatoes also aide in the process of unclogging pores.

Safety: High Effectiveness: High Timeliness: Medium Relative Risk: Very Low Side Effects: Very Low Time For Recovery: Medium Price Range:

Rs. 50- Rs. 3,000

Popular Health Tips

How Good Is The Stem Cell Face Lift?

MCh - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, MBBS, MS - General Surgery, Fellowship Reconstructive Microsurgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Gurgaon
How Good Is The Stem Cell Face Lift?

The skin is constantly exposed to sun and multiple environmental pollutants, causing a lot of degeneration. The face, being the most exposed part, bears the brunt of this. A number of dark spots, wrinkles, sagging, fine lines, etc. appear as a result of ageing and become very prominent on the face. Not just are these cosmetic concerns, but they also affect the person’s morale.

Origin:
The body has millions of types of cells, but there are some known as stem cells which are totipotent the ability to transform into any type of cell (blood, bone, muscle, skin, etc.) These totipotent stem cells were used earlier in treating sports injuries to repair joints and ligaments. They are present in large numbers in fat and so the affected joint would be injected with fat, and the stem cells from here would help in regeneration of the joint. The same concept was extended by cosmetic surgeons to treat facial ageing problems. Fat extracted from an area (usually abdomen or inner thigh) is injected into predetermined areas on the face. These then act as fillers and help in skin rejuvenation and repair.

Procedure:

  1. Case selection with both the doctor and the patient.
  2. Setting realistic expectations is very important
  3. The area selected for fat extraction is injected with local anaesthesia
  4. The excess oil and blood from this extract is removed by blotting
  5. It is then mixed with growth factors, which are embedded in beads of hyaluronic acid, which allows for prolonged and constant release of growth factors
  6. After thorough mixing, this is then injected into specific areas on the face in multiple planes – usually three, from the innermost to the outermost layers of the skin
  7. The growth factors used for each of these layers also could differ. The second layer could have more of protein (collagen) as it helps in keeping the skin firm.
  8. The topmost layer could have more of blood cells as it is involved in vascular supply
  9. After this, a final resurfacing is done to ensure the fine lines and superficial skin damage is repaired
  10. The face may also be sculpted in specific areas to correct additional features, like the jawline
  11. Fat deposit correction (some addition, some removal) may also be done.

Advantages:

  1. No surgical incision required, only needle incisions to extract and infuse fat cells
  2. Faster healing
  3. Done as outpatient procedure
  4. No hospitalization
  5. No anaesthetic required
  6. No scar, as the fat is used from lesser visible areas like inner thighs
  7. Quicker and remarkable results
  8. Complete facial rejuvenation
  9. Can be done from patient’s own blood or from a donor

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

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Dry & Itchy Skin - 9 Most Important Tips You Must Follow!

MBBS, Diploma In Dermatology & Venerology & Leprosy (DDVL), DNB Dermatology
Dermatologist, Gurgaon
Dry & Itchy Skin - 9 Most Important Tips You Must Follow!

Are you suffering from dry, stretched, itchy or flaky skin? Remember dry skin look older than oily skin, as they show fine lines and wrinkles faster. They also flake, crack and bleed easily. Read on for 10 super easy steps recommended by dermatologists to soothe dry skin

Prevent hot baths and showers which dehydrate skin further. Do these instead for dry skin

  1. Use warm water
  2. Don’t shower for more than 5 minutes
  3. Wash with a gentle and fragrance-free soap
  4. Don’t apply too much soap so that it whips up a thick lather
  5. Don’t rub your skin dry with a towel

Post bath routine

  1. Slather on a rich moisturiser after drying your skin: Moisturisers trap extra moisture in your skin so the right time to use them is immediately after drying yourself with a towel. It’s better to use ointments and creams as these are more effective than lotions. Creams with olive and jojoba oil, Shea butter, lactic acid, urea, hyaluronic acid, dimethicone, glycerin, lanolin, mineral oil, and petrolatum jelly all are good. If the skin on your hand is extra dry and feels stretched then it’s a good idea to carry a non-greasy hand cream with you. Apply it to each washing hands immediately to relieve dry skin.
  2. Use only unscented skin care products: Shun harsh skin products which strip natural oils from skin like-

    • Deodorant soaps
    • Skin care products that contain fragrances, alcohol, retinoids, or alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA)
  3. Wear gloves when washing utensils: This will prevent dry skin on hands. All you have to do is wear latex gloves before you start washing clothes and utensils.
  4. Choose laundry detergent with care: Laundry detergents should be chosen with care as they can irritate skin. Go for detergents labelled “hypoallergenic”.
  5. Avoid toasting yourself by the fireplace or other heat sources in winters: Remember heat is drying. So limit your time in front of a hot stove or fireplace.
  6. Use humidifiers to add moisture to indoor air: Use of humidifier will help prevent excessive drying of skin.
  7. Use milk on skin: Milk is packed with anti-inflammatory and soothing properties that can fight dry and itchy skin. The lactic acid in milk also exfoliates dead skin cells and increases the capacity of your skin to retain moisture.
  8. Honey: Honey is one of the best natural moisturisers. It comes loaded with antioxidants and antimicrobials.
  9. Yogurt: Yogurt is a skin-hydrating agent par excellence. Its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties also help soothe dry and itchy skin.

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

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Teenage Acne - 6 Myths & Facts Busted!

MBBS, DVD
Dermatologist, Delhi
Teenage Acne - 6 Myths & Facts 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. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Dermatologist.

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Should I Use a Lotion or a Cream for Dry Skin?

PG Dip Dermatology (London), Fellow Aesthetic Medicine (Germany) , D.M.C.H, MBBS
Dermatologist, Delhi
Should I Use a Lotion or a Cream for Dry Skin?

Have you tried one product after another during the dry weather and are still left with dry and itchy skin. Then your skin care product is to be blamed. Creams, lotions and oils all essentially perform the same job of moisturizing your skin. The difference lies in just how they do it. There is a wide range of choices available in the market for all three products with individual variants in ingredients, including types of oils like coconut, lavender, jojoba etc., types of value proposition like 24-hour moisture lock, or intense hydrating care and flavours like rose, strawberry and even chocolate that leave you smelling great.

The main difference between cream and lotion: 

The main difference between the two, besides additives, is their oil to liquid ratio. Lotions and creams both contain oils and water. In lotions the proportion of water is more compared to oil. So it is more liquid in nature and easier to spread on the skin. Creams on the other hand are thicker because of their higher oil content. They can typically be lot greasy in nature because of their consistency.

Choosing between the two: 

Lotions and creams will both do the trick, but it will depend on what you need and when you use it. Give a good thought to your skin. Is it always dry or only during certain times of the year? If you skin dries easily and you can see a white line if you scratch the skin with your nail, you'll need a cream that absorbs more slowly and the benefits stay longer. Applying cream then creates a layer of oil that locks the moisture in your skin. The water does not evaporate, and your skin stays hydrated. Lotions are easy to spread on skin. If your skin is already soft and supple and you simply need a layer to keep the dryness at bay, a lotion is a good choice for you.

Use both lotion and cream:
 
Morning, before bed, after baths or repeatedly throughout the day? The time you plan on using a moisturizing product will play an important part in determining which type you choose. Creams are great to use right after a bath when the skin is soft after absorbing moisture. The cream then creates a protective layer of oil which allows the skin to stay hydrated for longer. Creams are also great to use during bed time when you don't have to worry about getting an oily look on your face or body. Lotions are best if you need to reapply during the day after, say, you wash your hands and face and need to dab on some quick moisturizer. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a dermatologist.

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Chapped Lips - Natural Remedies That Can Help Remedy It!

MBBS, MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Vadodara
Chapped Lips - Natural Remedies That Can Help Remedy It!

You can get rid of your chapped lips by using various natural remedies which are readily available at anyone's home. A number of reasons can make skin and lips dry. The dryness and cracks that are caused to the lips may be painful and cause bleeding too. There are many remedies which are suggested such as the application of lip balm or moisturiser. But, these descriptions are not enough to fight chapped lips.

Here are a few unique and proven remedies that can produce significant results when it comes to solving the problem of chapped lips.

  1. Curing chapped lips using oils: Almond oil, castor oil, coconut oil and olive oil can be used to cure chapped lips
    1. Almond oil: This oil is a natural moisturiser with vitamins in it. This oil is very gentle in nature and helps in preventing damage to the lips making them soft and supple. It is a good idea to heat up the oil before application. Warming it up will increase the rate of absorption, thus providing desired results.
    2. Castor oil: Castor oil has numerous medicinal benefits, one of which is the treatment of chapped lips. Use castor oil on the lips followed by petroleum jelly and you can get rid of dry lips in a few days.
    3. Olive oil: Olive oil has Omega-3 fatty acids, which help a great deal in the treatment of dry lips. Not only to the lips, this can also be used in other parts of the body where dry skin is evident.
    4. Coconut oil: Application of coconut oil for lips and other dry parts in the night can cure the dryness as it has antimicrobial properties that help in retention of moisture.
  2. Curing chapped lips using fruits and vegetables
    1. CucumberCucumber has water content of up to 90 percent approximately. Placing cucumber slices on chapped lips for 10 to 15 minutes, for several times can cure chapped lips.
    2. AvocadoRich in antioxidants, this natural remedy provides the required vitamins that produce elastin as well as collagen to cure dry lips. It can also be used as an anti-ageing remedy.
  3. Other natural remedies to cure chapped lips
    1. Aloe veraAloe vera has both antifungal and antiseptic properties. This can be used to repair chapped lips as it helps in the rejuvenation of the dry skin.
    2. Rose petals: Chapped lips can not only be treated using rose petals, but it also makes the lips smooth and soft. Soak a few rose petals in milk for some time and make a paste of it. Apply it on the lips for curing dryness and bleeding.
    3. Milk cream: Rich in fat, milk cream is one of the best moisturisers. Apply milk cream for ten minutes and rinse. This treatment can cure chapped lips in a few days.
    4. Ghee: Application of ghee is also another way to keep dry lips moisturised. Apply multiple times, till the dryness vanishes.

The above are a few natural remedies to get rid of chapped lips and also dry skin. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Dermatologist.

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Popular Questions & Answers

I am raji. Age 25. I have pimples and pimple marks. I have this problem from many years. Oily skin. Tried many and consulted dermatologist. Used medicines too. Problem reoccurred. From one year I'm using patanjali multani matti soap and aloevera gel. Problem of pimples slowly decreased but sometimes reoccur and pimple marks are not removed? Give me one better solution please.

MD, MBBS
Dermatologist, Chennai
Acne or pimples. Due to hormonal changes. Oily skin causes it. Common in adolescent age. May occur in adults also. Food like Oily foods, ice cream, chocolate and sweets increase it. Treatment depends on the grade of pimples or acne. So, please send photos by direct online consultation as it's a must to see which grade of pimples or acne for accurate diagnosis and treatment.
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My daughter is at present 13 years 7 months old. She had her first period 9 months back. Since 9 months she had only 3 periods. She has been diagnosed with PCOD. Other symptoms. 1) Continuously gaining weight 2) Severe acne on face 3) Oily skin 4) Hair fall 5) Facial hair, extra growth of hair on moustache 6) Pigmentation on face, Underarms etc 7) Missed periods 8) prediabetes 9) Follicular cysts of 8-9 mm in both right and left ovary 10) Frequent migraine Following tests done. HBAIC. 5.8 INSULIN FASTING. 23.24 INSULIN-PP (60 MINS. 242 INSULIN-PP (120 MINS. 197 FASTING GLUCOSE. NORMAL DHEAS SULPHATE. 272 LIPID PROFILE. NORMAL POOLED PROLACTIN. 7.19 LH. 1.44 testosterone. 32.51 FSH. 3.01 SEX HORMONE BINDING GLOBULIN. 26.6 At present, she is under Dr. Kocher's treatment (paediatric endocrinologist). She is taking Metformin (250 mg) thrice a day after meals, Aldactone 50 mg twice, Reeshape capsules once a day I want to stop all this allopathic medicines and start homeopathy treatment. please suggest some best medicine fr her so that the ovary cysts get dissolved, her menstrual cycle get regular, weight gain control, acne and facial hair growth control, Frequent migraines and also for insulin resistance.

MBBS, DGO, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Chennai
Dear Ms. lybrate-user, Thanks for your enquiry. This is the best treatment available with the good nutritious balance diet and exercise with good weight reduction and weight control. Your daughters problem will be solved, don’t stop these medicines. Kindly take these medicines.
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From two months I facing two of acne problem its feels like burning itching pus acne I tried mAny thing but nothing gonna help my face is very oily please helps out.

MD, MBBS
Dermatologist, Chennai
Acne or pimples. Due to hormonal changes. Oily skin causes it. Common in adolescent age. May occur in adults also. Food like Oily foods, ice cream, chocolate and sweets increase it. Treatment depends on the grade of pimples or acne. So, please send photos by direct online consultation as it's a must to see which grade of pimples or acne for accurate diagnosis and treatment.
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Can I apply serum to my hair if I have oily scalp and my skin type is oily and acne prone and if yes which serum to be used.

Master IN - Cosmetology
Cosmetic Physician, Trivandrum
Hello Lybrate user I am very happy to answer your question yes, you can use water based hair serum. Once in a day or thrice in a week. Always use a good mild shampoo for daily use 1) X-gain shampoo or Aqua silk everyday shampoo 2) Hairgro hair revetilising serum on scalp after the hair wash.
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Table of Content

What is the treatment?
How is the treatment done?
Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?)
Who is not eligible for the treatment?
Are there any side effects?
What are the post-treatment guidelines?
How long does it take to recover?
What is the price of the treatment in India?
Are the results of the treatment permanent?
What are the alternatives to the treatment?
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Oily Hair
There are so many and such varied factors that can cause oily hair. However there are few simple preventive measures one can taken to get rid of this problem as well.
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Skin Pigmentation Treatment
Hi, I am Dr Sangeeta Amladi and I am going to talk to you about Pigmentation.

What is pigmentation and how does it occur?

Pigmentation is a term we used to describe the dark spots or patches or even general darkening of the skin. In the upper layer of the skin, there are certain cells which are called pigment cells and these produce a certain pigment called melanin. This is evenly distributed in the skin and gives colour that we normally possess. We can get darkening of the skin due to many factors, both external and internal at any time of our lives. Most common cause of external pigmentation is ultraviolet radiations. And one of the commonest cause is a hormone, especially in women. Any of these factors can increase the pigment cells in the skin or actually activate the cell to produce more melanin.

What are the common types of Pigmentation?

There are many common types of pigmentation;

Freckles
Age spots
Melasma
Post inflammatory hyper pigmentation etc
These often cause cosmetic problems and hence require treatment.

Freckles are the common response to sunlight. And you can see them as light brown spots on the face and the exposed parts of the body. They are often seen on the fair skin individuals and from very young ages. They can be effectively prevented by good sun screening habits.

Age spots, also called Lentigines are darker spots. And these are often seen as we grow older, over the age of 40

Melasma is a kind of pigment which shows up most commonly on cheeks in the form of brownish or the greyish brown patches which are sharply defined. They can also come up on the forehead or the chin. Two main factors causing melasma are the sunlight and the hormones. And it is more common in women. Very often, melasma occurs either during or post pregnancy.

Often we find pigmentation being left behind after we develop boils, other infections, eczemas, other allergies, injuries etc on the skin and this is something we called as Post inflammatory hyper pigmentation. It is left behind due to the inflammation that is left behind in the skin. There are certain perfumes, cosmetics and other allergens which can on their own leave dark patches on the skin and we call this pigmented contact om titis.

Another common cause of patchy pigmentation is ageing itself and this is because of the effect of ultraviolet radiations and sunlight on the skin. We often see the unevenness tone or little patchy dark spots and an alteration in texture so the skin gets a bit rougher. This we can prevent to a large extent through good sun screening habits which we should adopt at a very young age in life.

Last but not the least, the dark circles. These are the dark patches which we see under our eyes. The problem of dark circles is that they make us look dull and tired.

What is the right approach to treat pigmentation?

If you suffer from pigmentation, then you should be looking for comprehensive and holistic solutions to this problem. There are many different kinds of products, tropically prescribed medication, and chemical peels which when combined together can help us get rid of the superficial pigmentation. Ideally, it should be customized for you by your dermatologist after the detailed evaluation of your specific skin concern and then decide the best possible way to address it. If we need something deeper then there is a specific laser which called the Q switched andiac laser which is very safe and effective and specifically targets the Melanin in the skin without affecting the neighbouring areas and leaves the skin clear and flawless.

What are the everyday essentials to take care of your skin?

The first mantra to really good skin care is to protect your skin using a sunscreen. You can use the sunscreen of SPF 15-30 or could be higher. However, the more important is how you apply it. A sunscreen must be applied to a thin film across the face and the exposed areas of the body and then left on for 15-20 minutes to settle it. If you tend to sweat a lot, you need to apply it after every 2-4 hours. And of course, you should apply a sunscreen when you are indoors because the ultraviolet radiations or even the visible light which is indoors can also affect your skin and cause pigmentation.
A good cleansing regime is very important to keep your skin clean. Choose a cleanser which is formulated for your skin type dry, oily or normal. You can use this twice or thrice daily. If your skin is oily, you can use a toner for deeper cleansing.
After cleansing your skin, you need to hydrate and this can be done using a moisturizer in the day time and sunscreen itself can be the moisturizer. At night, you can sue a night cream containing Vit- C and this will also help you to stay pigmentation free.
A balanced diet, good sleep and exercise is very important in keeping your skin healthy. Incorporate foods in a diet which are rich in Vit- C and sun protecting agents like Beta Keratins and anti oxidants. For example red and orange fruits like carrot, tomatoes and other vegetables such as cauliflower, broccoli, spinach etc and omega rich foods such as fish
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How to protect your skin from Sun Tan?

Hello everyone. I am Dr. Anupriya Goel from Berkowitz Hair And Skin Clinic. Today I am going to give you tips on how to take care of your skin during summers.

Now, the most common problem that people come to me with during summers is sun tan and pigmentation and my prevention for the same would be prevention than cure. Now, you must prevent your skin from the harmful radiation of from the sun which not only leads to sun tan and pigmentation but also leads to photo damage of your skin which leads to early signs of aging. So the main component which must be applied to prevent your skin from this skin damage is the application of a broad spectrum sunscreen. So, a sunscreen must be minimum SPF 30, UVA++, must be applied 15-20 minutes before going out in the sun, must be re-applied every 3 hours if you are in the sun continuously and should be applied in adequate quantities.

Now, a lot of people even though they apply sunscreen, as they do not apply in adequate quantity, is not very effective. So a minimum of 3 fingertips units must be applied on the face and the neck. Now, along with application of the sunscreen, application of a vitamin C serum is also very important. This is because, due to the exposure to UV radiations and due to environmental pollutants there is generation of free radicals or reactive oxygen species which not only damages your skin cells but it is also damages your melanin producing cells or melanocides. So, this can be prevented by intake of anti-oxidants in the form of citrus fruits, oral supplements and Vitamin C serum. Hence, I would advise that application of a Vitamin C serum and a sunscreen is a must every single day of your life especially in summers.

Now, at night time, the most important step before going to bed is cleansing your face. Many people undermine the importance of cleaning their face before going to bed. This step not only removes the excessive sebum and excessive production of sweat that is mainly produced during summers but it also removes the environmental pollutants. After cleansing your face, you must apply a topical agent containing alphahydroxy acid, containing glycolic acid, lactic acid or melanic acid at least twice a week. This step not only improves the top layer of your skin by decreasing the amount of sebum and removing the dead skin cells but it also acts on a deeper level of your skin producing increased collagen, and meuko polysaccharides which increases the thickness and quality of your skin.

On the other days of the week, you must also apply a moisturizing cream or a hydrating gel. The important properties of a good moisturizing cream are that it contains humectants which attracts water to the skin, maintains or traps water to your skin and emollients which smoothen up your skin. A good property of a moisturizing gel should be that it should leave your skin smooth and supple and not very sticky. Now, other than applying these moisturizing creams and hydrating gels, it is very important to take care of the hydration of your body by taking minimum 2-3 liters of water every single day. So, just to summarize it, during summers, during daytime, you must apply Vitamin C serum and a sunscreen and at night, you must apply a good moisturizing gel along with glycolic acid containing topical agents along with a healthy diet and cleansing your face.

If you do all these steps for a minimum of 3-6 months, you will definitely see a younger and brighter looking skin. Wish you all a very healthy and beautiful summer. Thank you.
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Skin Care Treatment
Few treatments for skin rejuvenation and hair regrowth
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Skin Aging
Hi, I am Dr Aman. I am practising aesthetic physician, in Delhi and Gurgaon. Today we will be taking the concept of skin ageing. The ageing related changes that we see on the face. So, it is very important to understand as to what are the changes which age gives us on the face and tackle them one by one. So it is not only important to take ageing changes externally, our concept is to take care of them in a 360-degree fashion. Whatever we can do externally and internally, so that becomes true anti ageing. So in this, whatever we do with the face externally should also reflect vice- versa. Internally also we have to do something to have the rejuvenation in the body to make the rejuvenating changes reflect on the face.

So, here we have with us a friend of ours who has gracefully been consented to be on the video today. So here we can see all the changes which age gives us. It gives the changes in colour and texture of the skin, it gives changes in lines, the fat changes on the face. The fat because of the gravity pulls down. So these are the changes which need correction, which when we correct show remarkable changes. It takes away our tired look and gives a much fresher look. All of this can be safely managed without over doing it. Sometimes there are some physicians or patients who cross the line. When you over do it, then things start to look strange.

If we have some face lifts from the sides. There are various techniques to lift the face which can make it look better. There are few pictures you can see as it is not advisable to post pictures online on a video profile. So you can see it on my website.

There are filling of the areas, improving the colour and texture of the face, goes a long way in the management of these changes. As far as skin colour and textures are concerned, that we can manage with simple basic things. Certain medicines, certain things to apply. A dermatologist and an aesthetic physician can give you lot of things which you can apply and it works very well.

Whereas the changes that we saw in the lines and wrinkles, the deep lines, the texture of the skin, the hollows on the face, all these need redressal by filling them up. So, for face lifting, we have many options. We have things like Xeomin or Botox which basically a type of protein which relaxes the muscles. We can use filling materials for which various brands are available. We can use fillers which are helpful in filling hollows of the skin and also helps in the lifting of the face.

Similarly, there are ways especially from the side of the face which help in the lifting of the sagging face.

Along with these treatments, there are many skin tightening treatments like Thermage, ul-therapy, fractional radio-frequency and thread lifts. All od these can be combined, depending on their skin type or depending on your age, as best recommended by your dermatologist.

Things like fillers, botulinum toxin, botox, they help in filling lifting. We can get V shape and a lifting kind of a look, we can get our hollows filled.

So, these are all the external treatments which we can give. So, the true inside face lifting, we will take up in the part-2.

So, now you can see the patient is ready. The procedure will hardly take few minutes. So it is just to demonstrate you that how the treatments work. After the treatment, the lines are relaxed, it will look more firmer.
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