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Facial Scrubs: Too Much of A Good Thing!

Dr.Nitin Jain 88% (280ratings)
MBBS, Diploma in Venerology & Dermatology (DVD), DDV, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Pune
Facial Scrubs: Too Much of A Good Thing!

The market is replete with various facial scrubs that are favoured by men and women of all ages. These are especially helpful if you are facing dust and pollution every day, or are exposed to the sun for prolonged hours. Using facial scrubs is a form of exfoliation that helps in rubbing the granules into the skin so as to remove dead cells and give the skin a more supple tone. Yet, too much use of facial scrubs can also lead to a variety of skin troubles. So, how can you tell if you are overdoing our facial scrubbing routine? 

  1. Redness and Peeling of the Skin: When you over exfoliate or use facial scrubs too often, you may find redness on your skin due to the constant abrasive action. Also, you may experience too much of skin peeling and flaking due to the same reason, instead of a mere clean up of the dead skin cells. In such cases, you will need to halt your process of constant buffing.
  2. Products with Green Tea Extracts: Using tea tree oil or green extracts can help in better exfoliation with a gentle action on your skin. This can soothe the skin and even prevent skin cancer, as per a variety of scientific and medical studies. Licorice root extract as well as cucumber based scrubs can also help in making the skin softer. 
  3. Inflammation: Inflammation is another sign that you may be overdoing your facial scrubbing routine. You can use a scrub with bisabobol which usually comes from Chamomile. This can help in reducing inflammation due to constant exfoliation and facial scrubbing. 
  4. Scrubbing Gear: Using a washcloth to clear away those dead skin cells or a scrubber or brush can turn out to be too harsh for your soft facial skin to handle. You must restrict the use of these tools to about once a week so that your skin does not get too dehydrated or wear a scrubbed look which does not have a glow.
  5. Testing a New Product: Test a new scrub over a small patch of your skin before using it to watch out for tell tale signs like rashes or other eruptions. Also, when you are using a seed or dry fruits based scrub, you must limit the use and not rub it around the delicate areas of the eyes and mouth so that the skin does not get rubbed too much, which can leave it loose.

Using facial scrubs should be limited and used only when you feel like there is too much build up of dirt and grime.
 

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Chemical Peel - How To Administer Yourself After It?

Dr.Chinmoy Raj 87% (10ratings)
Dermatologist, Bhubaneswar
Chemical Peel - How To Administer Yourself After It?

As winters have started, the demand for improving the skin texture and natural glow has also increased. This leads to an increase in the need for the utilization of the chemical peel treatment in recent times. It is one of the recommended ways of treating dead cells of the skin as well as exfoliating the skin in the best way. You know that after every skin treatment, our skin needs rest and proper care to recover successfully to showcase the best results of the respective treatment. The same is in the case of the chemical peel treatment.

Here are some of the most effective tips to care for your skin after a chemical peel treatment:

  1. Avoid any other skin treatment: This is the first and foremost tip to ensure that your chemical peel treatment proves to be advantageous for improving your skin tone and quality. If you opt for some other skin treatment just after the chemical peel treatment, then it might lead to allergies or undesired results on the skin of the individual.
  2. Wear makeup after a break: If you have just got yourself a chemical peel treatment, then make sure that you don’t put on makeup for at least 4-5 hours after the procedure. This will help you to prevent the formation of clogged pores after the treatment. It will help you to keep your skin fresh and sound. Also, you will no longer face any skin problems due to the application of makeup.
  3. Cleanse well: Yes! Wash your wash thoroughly after the chemical peel treatment. Not only your skin will get cleaner, but you will also feel fresh right after washing your face. Just make sure not to use any harsh or chemical-based products for the cleansing of the face.
  4. Stop pricking your skin: Keep your hands away from your skin. Let it breathe. Avoid touching your skin again and again.
  5. Stay away from direct sunlight: Make sure that you do not expose your skin to direct sunlight. Take precautions with the help of sunscreen lotions on a regular basis. Always consult your doctor before applying any product after the treatment.
  6. Avoid swimming for a day or two: Yes, you heard that right! If you have just undergone a chemical peel treatment, then you need to take care of avoiding your swimming sessions for a day or two. This will help you to avoid coming into contact with the chlorine present in the water. The chlorine when comes in direct contact with the treated skin leads to irritation of the sensitive skin.
  7. Stay away from moisturizer: You will feel that your skin has become dry after your skin is treated with the chemical peel procedure. But don’t try to apply moisturizer on the skin to cure dryness. Just leave your skin in an open atmosphere.
  8. Avoid steam bath: Make sure you do not go for steam baths after the treatment. This will prevent any possible sensitivity of your skin.
  9. Avoid excessive exercise: For a few days, avoid rigorous workout at the gym and let your skin rest.
  10. Take care of your skin based on the type of chemical peel: There are different types of chemical peels available in today’s time. So, ask your doctor regarding the one used in your treatment and take precautions with care accordingly.
     
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Chemical Peel - Know Forms Of It!

MBBS, FCPS - Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy, DVD, DDV
Dermatologist, Mumbai
Chemical Peel - Know Forms Of It!

Chemical peel in a procedure of applying a chemical solution to your face to remove impurities and the outer layers of your skin to make your face look younger and more radiant. The amount of skin removed depends on the type of peel and the period of time it is left on your skin for.

There are three different types of chemical peels: superficial, medium and deep. Depending upon the skin problems you are experiencing and recovery time required after the peel, you can opt for any one:

  1. Superficial Peel: This treatment is an entry-level or a basic chemical peel which uses hydroxyl acid. It is called a superficial peel because it doesn’t remove too many layers of skin from your face. This treatment is opted for by people who have dry or damaged skin. This peel is a quick one as the seating requires only ten minutes. It also helps in getting rid of the superficial skin problems such as sun damage, dark spots, discolouration and hormonal damage. You need very little recovery time after getting this peel done.
  2. Medium Depth Peels: The trichloroacetic acid used in this chemical peel makes it more effective than the superficial one. This is because the acid penetrates deep into the skin to get rid of graver problems such as age lines, wrinkles and to reverse the effect of damaged skin from within. However, this chemical peel demands a longer recovery period as your skin can look sunburnt for about a week depending upon how fast your skin heals. Also, the side effects of this kind of peel are high as you might experience stinging and itching sensation during the recovery period.
  3. Deep Peels: They are the strongest and most effective type of chemical peel available as they help in getting rid of skin which is entirely damaged, deep wrinkles, scarring and deep lines. The acid used in this peel is usually carbolic acid or concentrated trichloroacetic acid which penetrates deep into your skin to eradicate all skin issues. However, the deep peel is very painful and your skin will take very long to recover from it. Usually, the recovery period ranges from 2-4 weeks but in some cases, people complain of burnt, red skin for months. Swelling, itchiness, scarring and scabs are common side effects of the deep peel.
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Scrubbing Mistakes That Are Sabotaging Your Skin!

MBBS, Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine, Diploma in Sexual & Reproductive Health
Cosmetology, Panchkula
Scrubbing Mistakes That Are Sabotaging Your Skin!

The market is replete with various facial scrubs that are favoured by men and women of all ages. These are especially helpful if you are facing dust and pollution every day, or are exposed to the sun for prolonged hours. Using facial scrubs is a form of exfoliation that helps in rubbing the granules into the skin so as to remove dead cells and give the skin a more supple tone. Yet, too much use of facial scrubs can also lead to a variety of skin troubles. So, how can you tell if you are overdoing our facial scrubbing routine? 

- Redness and Peeling of the Skin: When you over exfoliate or use facial scrubs too often, you may find redness on your skin due to the constant abrasive action. Also, you may experience too much of skin peeling and flaking due to the same reason, instead of a mere clean up of the dead skin cells. In such cases, you will need to halt your process of constant buffing.

- Products with Green Tea Extracts: Using tea tree oil or green extracts can help in better exfoliation with a gentle action on your skin. This can soothe the skin and even prevent skin cancer, as per a variety of scientific and medical studies. Liquorice root extract, as well as cucumber based scrubs, can also help in making the skin softer. 

- Inflammation: Inflammation is another sign that you may be overdoing your facial scrubbing routine. You can use a scrub with bisabobol which usually comes from Chamomile. This can help in reducing inflammation due to constant exfoliation and facial scrubbing. 

- Scrubbing Gear: Using a washcloth to clear away those dead skin cells or a scrubber or brush can turn out to be too harsh for your soft facial skin to handle. You must restrict the use of these tools to about once a week so that your skin does not get too dehydrated or wear a scrubbed look which does not have a glow.

-  Testing a New Product: Test a new scrub over a small patch of your skin before using it to watch out for telltale signs like rashes or other eruptions. Also, when you are using a seed or dry fruits based scrub, you must limit the use and not rub it around the delicate areas of the eyes and mouth so that the skin does not get rubbed too much, which can leave it loose.

Using facial scrubs should be limited and used only when you feel like there is too much build up of dirt and grime.

3273 people found this helpful

Facial Scrub - Are You Overdoing It?

Dr.Abhigyan Mukherjee 91% (193ratings)
MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprosy (DDVL), Fellowship in Aesthetic and Cosmetic Surgery
Dermatologist, Pune
Facial Scrub - Are You Overdoing It?

The market is replete with various facial scrubs that are favoured by men and women of all ages. These are especially helpful if you are facing dust and pollution every day, or are exposed to the sun for prolonged hours. Using facial scrubs is a form of exfoliation that helps in rubbing the granules into the skin so as to remove dead cells and give the skin a more supple tone. Yet, too much use of facial scrubs can also lead to a variety of skin troubles.

So, how can you tell if you are overdoing your facial scrubbing routine? 

-  Redness and Peeling of the Skin

When you over-exfoliate or use facial scrubs too often, you may find redness on your skin due to the constant abrasive action. Also, you may experience too much of skin peeling and flaking due to the same reason, instead of a mere clean up of the dead skin cells. In such cases, you will need to halt your process of constant buffing.

-  Products with Green Tea Extracts

Using tea tree oil or green extracts can help in better exfoliation with a gentle action on your skin. This can soothe the skin and even prevent skin cancer, as per a variety of scientific and medical studies. Licorice root extract, as well as cucumber based scrubs, can also help in making the skin softer. 

-  Inflammation

Inflammation is another sign that you may be overdoing your facial scrubbing routine. You can use a scrub with bisabobol which usually comes from Chamomile. This can help in reducing inflammation due to constant exfoliation and facial scrubbing. 

-  Scrubbing Gear

Using a washcloth to clear away those dead skin cells or a scrubber or brush can turn out to be too harsh for your soft facial skin to handle. You must restrict the use of these tools to about once a week so that your skin does not get too dehydrated or wear a scrubbed look which does not have a glow.

-  Testing a New Product

Test a new scrub over a small patch of your skin before using it to watch out for telltale signs like rashes or other eruptions. Also, when you are using a seed or dry fruits based scrub, you must limit the use and not rub it around the delicate areas of the eyes and mouth so that the skin does not get rubbed too much, which can leave it loose.

Using facial scrubs should be limited and used only when you feel like there is too much build-up of dirt and grime.

2151 people found this helpful

Chemical Peel - When Is It Required?

Dermatologist, Jammu
Chemical Peel - When Is It Required?

A chemical peel is a technique used in dermatology to improve the appearance of the skin on the face, neck or even on the hands. An acid solution is used to remove the damaged outer layers of the skin by applying it on the skin, thereby causing it to shed from the skin’s surface and finally get peeled off. The newer, regenerated skin becomes smoother and happens to have less wrinkles than the old skin. On a temporary basis, the newly reformed skin becomes more sensitive to the sun.

Types of Chemical Peels
There are basically three types of chemical peels:

  1. Lunchtime or Superficial Peel: In this type of chemical peel, alpha-hydroxy acid or any other mild acid is used to seep through only the outer layer of the skin to gently shed it from the outer surface. This treatment helps to improve the appearance in coming out of mild skin discolouration and rough skin. It also assists in refreshing the face along with other body parts like neck, chest and hands.
  2. Medium peel: Medium peel treatment involves use of glycolic or trichloroacetic acid, which gets applied to penetrate through the outer as well as the middle layers of the skin, hence lead to the removal of damaged skin cells. The treatment helps to improve spots because of aging, fine lines and other problems like wrinkles, freckles and moderate skin discolouration.
  3. Deep peel: During this type of chemical peel treatment, tricholoracetic acid or phenol gets applied deeply, in order to penetrate the middle layer of the skin for removing the damaged cells of the skin. This form of treatment helps to remove moderate lines, spots which emerge due to aging, freckles and scars. Patients can realize a drastic improvement in the appearance of their skin after going through this treatment.

When Can Chemical Peel Treatment Be Used?

Chemical peels are used to treat a number of candidates suffering different kinds of problems including:

  1. Scars from Acne: An acne chemical peel can treat some patients’ deep acne scars in an effective manner. Phenol chemical peel helps in resurfacing the treated skin to eliminate the acne scars from appearing. Still, no single treatment can be termed as best for everyone as skin texture and extent of the problem vary from person to person.
  2. Aging Skin: Vitalized chemical peel is an ideal way to treat and improve the effects of aging skin. With age, it tends to develop fine lines, wrinkles, and melasma. Chemical peel helps to get relief from all these problems.
  3. Skin Damaged From Exposure to Sun: This chemical peel treatment helps to give relief from skin damaged due to exposure to the sun. Sensitive skin may break up from getting exposed to sunlight but the cleaning of skin followed by application of chemical solutions help protect the skin from sunlight.
  4. Sagging Skin: Sagging skin is a natural part of the aging process which occurs at the lower face and neck. Chemical peels help to improve the appearance of sagging skin in the face and neck by using a chemical solution to remove the outer layer of old skin.
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Chemical Peel - Know Forms Of It!

Dr.Amanjot A Khokhar 90% (21ratings)
MBBS, MD - Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy, DNB - Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Panchkula
Chemical Peel - Know Forms Of It!

Chemical peel in a procedure of applying a chemical solution to your face to remove impurities and the outer layers of your skin to make your face look younger and more radiant. The amount of skin removed depends on the type of peel and the period of time it is left on your skin for.

There are three different types of chemical peels: superficial, medium and deep. Depending upon the skin problems you are experiencing and recovery time required after the peel, you can opt for anyone:

  1. Superficial Peel: This treatment is an entry-level or a basic chemical peel which uses hydroxyl acid. It is called a superficial peel because it doesn’t remove too many layers of skin from your face. This treatment is opted for by people who have dry or damaged skin. This peel is a quick one as the seating requires only ten minutes. It also helps in getting rid of the superficial skin problems such as sun damage, dark spots, discolouration and hormonal damage. You need very little recovery time after getting this peel done.
  2. Medium Depth Peels: The trichloroacetic acid used in this chemical peel makes it more effective than the superficial one. This is because the acid penetrates deep into the skin to get rid of graver problems such as age lines, wrinkles and to reverse the effect of damaged skin from within. However, this chemical peel demands a longer recovery period as your skin can look sunburnt for about a week depending upon how fast your skin heals. Also, the side effects of this kind of peel are high as you might experience stinging and itching sensation during the recovery period.
  3. Deep Peels: They are the strongest and most effective type of chemical peel available as they help in getting rid of skin which is entirely damaged, deep wrinkles, scarring and deep lines. The acid used in this peel is usually carbolic acid or concentrated trichloroacetic acid which penetrates deep into your skin to eradicate all skin issues. However, the deep peel is very painful and your skin will take very long to recover from it. Usually, the recovery period ranges from 2-4 weeks but in some cases, people complain of burnt, red skin for months. Swelling, itchiness, scarring and scabs are common side effects of the deep peel.
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Carbon Peel Treatment - Know More About It!

Dermatologist, Jammu
Carbon Peel Treatment - Know More About It!

Carbon Peel treatment is majorly used to treat acne and improve oily skin.  It works to restore the natural glow and freshness of the skin. It is also known as “China doll Peel” because it gives the skin a doll-like finish. It is resurfacing facial treatment to treat the dead or infected skin with the help of laser beam light. It regenerates skin, improves the appearance of the skin, reduces scars, acne marks, or spots, etc.

Carbon Peel Treatment is beneficial in treating congested skin, uneven skin toned, or pigmentation caused by hormonal changes, sunburn, acne, reactions, or allergies. It is one of the latest innovations to deliver effective and long-lasting results.

How Does It Work?

Under the process of Carbon Peel, a layer of carbon liquid is applied to the skin, and it is left there to be absorbed in the skin properly in the various skin layers. When it is finally absorbed, a layer is focused onto the carbon particles, which ends up destroying any debris blocking of the pores, leaving the skin smooth, healthy, and unaffected by the laser.

What Does the Carbon Peel Treat?

Results are immediate after the Carbon Peel. These are a few changes that can be noticed:

  1. Reduced Acne

  2. Radiant Skin

  3. Reduced Pore Size

  4. Increased Skin Renewal

  5. Even Skin Tone and Texture

Patients rarely experience redness on their skin, which is settled in a couple of hours. This treatment does not have any kind of side effects.

There are a few more benefits of this treatment:

  1. Reduced Blackheads

  2. Reduced Excessive Pigmentation

  3. Reduced Dullness

  4. Removed Fine Lines

Does It Hurt?

There is little to no pain experienced during the Carbon Peel Treatment. Patients may experience a slight warmth due to the laser and tingling on their skin, which is totally normal during this procedure.

Benefits of Carbon Peel Treatment

There are several benefits of Carbon Peel Treatment. Some of them are:

  1. Cleansing: Carbon absorbs oil from the deep pores of the skin. The laser beam targets the affected area to destroy the carbon particles. This helps to take off the absorbed material with it.

  2. Rejuvenating: Carbon Peel also helps to stimulate collagen production under a deep layer of the skin, which produces plumper skin, reduces wrinkles, and leaves it tighter and glowing.

  3. Exfoliating: Since the carbon is passed by a laser, it clears the dead skin cells, blackheads, and drastically exfoliates the skin. The results leave the skin softer, radiant with significantly reduced pore size.

  4. Oil Reduction and Acne: The heat released by laser has two additional benefits. It reduces the bacteria that are responsible for acne, helping to improve the skin condition by better management of pimples and outbreaks, it also shrinks the size of oil-producing glands, which helps in controlling acne.

Conclusion:

Carbon Peel Treatment is amazing for every skin type, but it does wonders for oily skin. Oily skin is significantly more prone to acne as it generates more sebum as compared to any other skin type. Carbon Peel Treatment and daily high-spectrum sunscreen improve skin conditions manifold. Although noticeable results can be seen after a single treatment, for maximum results, regular treatment is recommended.

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Chemical Peel - Why Is It So Popular?

Dr.Swetha T 93% (144ratings)
MD - Dermatology, FMC (Fellow In Med.Cosmetology)
Dermatologist, Coimbatore
Chemical Peel - Why Is It So Popular?

As the years pass, they tend to take a toll on your body as well as your skin. One of the most prominent areas, where the skin starts showing signs of wear is your face. There are many ways you can manage to stop that wear and tear and look younger for longer. One of these methods is the usage of chemical peels

How chemical peels work?

Chemical peels are basically very light acids which are formulated into a peel with other chemicals. It works by dissolving away the dead cells and the topmost layer of the skin on your face. This procedure results in a new layer to be revealed, which is newer, tighter and thus younger looking. Some of the basic acids used in chemical peels are: 
Salicylic acid
Glycolic acid
Lactic acid
trichloroacetic acid (in the case of specialized peels administered by dermatologists) 


The popularity of chemical peels

Among non-surgical methods chemicals peel is the most popular method of not just looking younger but of also giving the skin a good tone and tightness. It clears dead cells making you look brighter in general. Peels can be found in many forms, including the ones you would buy over the counter form a shop to very specialized ones only applied by a dermatologist. Let's look at some of them.

Standard chemical peels found at spas and beauty treatment centers - The peels are generally soft to medium in intensity. The intensity, however, can vary in the type of treatment you choose. The quality will also depend on the price as expensive options tend to get you the best peels. These will be very good to straighten slight wrinkles and scarring on your skin.

Chemical peels used by dermatologists and plastic surgeons - Although these can vary in strength as well, certain peels are only found with registered practitioners as these are considered deep peels and have a more drastic effect than the ones normally found in the market or in a spa. These, however, can be applied by specialists and can make you look significantly younger.

Peels you would buy over the counter for home use - These peels aren't specialist tools like the ones you would get at a spa or at the dermatologists' and are much lighter in composition. They won't make you look significantly younger, but if you do them regularly, then it will help you keep a younger and fresher looking skin between specialist treatments.
 

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Cuticle Skin Peeling - How To Resolve It?

Dr.Rachna 87% (31ratings)
Master in Dermatology
Dermatologist, Noida
Cuticle Skin Peeling - How To Resolve It?

Your hand is an integral part of your persona, which is why you need to keep them clean and presentable. However, conditions such as cuticle skin peeling can take away the beauty of your hands. Cuticle skin peeling can also irritate your hand throughout the day when the cuts are exposed to external elements, such as food or dirt. You could also infect your fingers in the process, if the cuticles are not treated properly.

Causes of Cuticle skin peeling:

  1. Allergic reaction: Bacteria may cause allergies and stimulate cuticle peeling problem. Detergents and other chemical product can also cause irritation.
  2. Bad habit: If you have a habit of biting nails or picking nails, then also you can be infected. Moreover, if you rip off your hanging nails instead of chipping them properly then it can result in a skin infection.
  3. Lack of minerals: Calcium and vitamin deficiency can also be a reason for cuticle skin peeling around your fingernails. The skin gets dry and flaky resulting in breaks and chips which may, in turn, lead to cuticles.
  4. Skin diseases: If you have any skin problems such as eczema, psoriasis etc then you are likely to develop skin cuticle peeling problem.

Some treatments for cuticle peeling problems

  1. Warm lemon water: Rinse your hand every day with warm lemon water to clean the nooks and crannies of the fingers where dirt may be stored. After washing hour hands to ensure, you are moisturising them to keep it supple which will prevent the development of cuticles.
  2. Cucumber: You can also rub cucumber slices gently on your skin to reduce the inflammation form cuticles and sooth any wounds on the fingers.
  3. Aloe vera: You can also use the aloe vera gel for its cooling and soothing factors. Using aloe vera multiple times a day will help to get rid of cuticle-peeling by naturally moisturising and disinfecting the skin areas at the same time.
  4. Honey: Use honey on your hands and then wash it with lukewarm water to get soft and smooth skin.
  5. Balanced dietMaintaining a proper diet containing which has healthy fats, dietary fibre, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and protein will nourish all areas of your skin properly and prevent the problems of cuticle peeling occurring in the first place.
  6. Antibiotics: You may also need to take anti-infection drugs to reduce the problem if you have already had an infection in your fingers within the cuticles.
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