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I have dark patches on side of my nose for 7 to 8 years. It is disturbing. How to reduce it naturally or with any cream?

Dr.Karuna Chawla 97% (119424ratings)
BHMS
Homeopathy Doctor, Noida
I have dark patches on side of my nose for 7 to 8 years. It is disturbing. How to reduce it naturally or with any cream?
You can apply aloe vera juice/gel from its leaf (fresh, not from readymade gels available in market) on your face. Remove skin of an aloe vera leaf. Take/scoop out gel. Apply this gel to your face skin. Wash with plain water after an hour.
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I have mesalma with brown dark patches I using melacare cream past 8 months now I stop the cream but dark patches increase in my face pls suggest remove mesalma.

Dr.Rupesh Kumar Gang 92% (245ratings)
BScMLT, DCA, BPH bachelor of science in public health, MBA (Healthcare), Post graduate diploma in skin disease, Post Graduate Diploma in Asthetic & Cosmetic Dentistry (ENCODE), DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Dermatologist, Ghaziabad
I have mesalma with brown dark patches I using melacare cream past 8 months now I stop the cream but dark patches inc...
Cream alfaglow day use full face cream origlo-h night use only pigmented area facewash cutiaglow local apply 3-4 time cap medmune daily night.
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Natural Exfoliants

Dr.Ajay 85% (24ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD
Ayurvedic Doctor, Noida
Natural Exfoliants

Exfoliation is the term given to the process of cleansing your skin with a product in order to achieve a smooth and clear complexion. Exfoliants, which are basically the products that a person applies to their skin, work by removing dead skin cells—chemically or physically—from the topmost layer of your skin.

Chemical exfoliants, which essentially contain alpha-hydroxy acids, come into action to break down or exfoliate dead skin on a molecular level. On the other hand, physical exfoliants are meant to physically abrade dead cells and dirt.

Exfoliating your skin is one of the easiest and most effective ways to help remove dead skin and debris from your skin. This will help to improve your skin's quality and bless you with a youthful and glowing complexion.

In other words, exfoliating your skin on a regular basis can help to moisturize dry and damaged skin, as well as promote new cell growth. This, in turn, will make your complexion clear and glowing. So, if you are also looking for some effective and simple ways to exfoliate your skin, this article is just for you!

What Are Natural Exfoliants?

There's no need to spend a lot of money on an exfoliant; many inexpensive, natural products can be just as effective for your skin. You might already have most of these natural ingredients available in your kitchen!

Exfoliation is important, but most man-made exfoliants contain plastic microbeads that could cause significant damage to your skin. These microbeads can create micro-abrasions or small tears in the skin, which can lead to inflammation and other skin problems. To avoid this, choose an exfoliant that is made with natural ingredients and will be gentle on your skin.

If you want to save some money and make your own natural exfoliating scrub without any harsh chemicals, look no further than your kitchen cabinets! There are many natural and edible ingredients you can find there that can be used to make a variety of different exfoliating scrubs right at home. Some of those ingredients are:

Honey

Honey is not just a delicious and healthy treat—it's great for your skin, too! Honey has antimicrobial properties that help promote healing, humectant properties that help keep your skin hydrated, and it even has medicinal applications.

Honey is a natural remedy that has been used for centuries to help treat skin disorders such as psoriasis and dermatitis. If you have been looking for an effective and safe way to improve your skin's health, honey can be a great option for you!

Raw honey is packed with enzymes, vitamins, and minerals. Not only is it great to consume, but it is also a great topical application that can be used to exfoliate the skin.

In fact, people have been using honey as a natural skin exfoliant for many decades. It not only helps get rid of dead skin cells, but it is also gentle on the skin. All in all, honey can be an ideal addition to your daily skincare routine, and it can help improve the tone and appearance of your skin.

To exfoliate your skin with honey, start by squirting a dime-size dollop of honey into your hands. Apply it to your face with your fingers, using small, circular motions. Rinse the honey off your face with warm water when you're finished.

Yogurt

Being that yogurt contains lactic acid, which is an alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA), it has the ability to help dissolve and remove dead skin cells as well as stimulate new growth, giving you a more even complexion in the process of exfoliation.

Yogurt has a pH of around 4.5, which is not adequate for it to be an exfoliant. However, according to SELF magazine, it only has 0.9% available acid after fermentation, which is pretty much less than traditional over-the-counter exfoliants that have AHAs between 5 and 10%. Buttermilk, if compared, has lactic acid between three and four percent, but it is way messier and more troublesome to apply.

All things considered, we can say that yogurt is quite a gentle and subtle exfoliant. However, it can still be effective and make your skin glow.

So, if you are tired of physical skin exfoliation methods and want something a bit gentler and more natural, you can use yogurt as a skin exfoliant. Yogurt on its own is moisturizing, and it has probiotics that make it a great exfoliant for every skin type.

Lemon Juice

You might have heard of lemon juice being used on your face and body to remove dead skin cells and unclog your pores. Lemon is predominantly known for its citric acid content, and it's also an excellent natural chemical exfoliant.

Lemon juice not only helps get rid of dead skin cells, but it can also help improve your skin's overall appearance by making it appear plumper and brighter. Whether you use it in a homemade facial scrub or apply it directly to your skin, lemon juice is a great way to achieve brighter, healthier-looking skin.

Apart from that, it can also be used to get rid of those nasty, stubborn acne spots or smooth out rough elbows and knees. In fact, lemon juice can be used on any part of your skin to improve its texture and appearance.

Papaya

Papaya is a great fruit that is rich in certain vitamins as well as antioxidants. At the same time, it can be an excellent ingredient that can be used to exfoliate your skin. Papain, an enzyme found in papaya, is what makes it an effective exfoliant.

This enzyme dissolves the keratin in dead skin cells, revealing supple and smooth skin from underneath. Apart from that, papaya can also help promote blood circulation and elasticity, giving your face a healthy glow.

You can simply cut it in half and use the inside of the papaya to remove any dead skin from the surface of any part of your skin. You will find it a convenient and inexpensive way to exfoliate your skin on a regular basis.

Conclusion

There are many ways to exfoliate skin and many products that can be used for this purpose. However, it is important to choose products that are good for your skin and will not cause any kind of irritation. It is also important to use exfoliants that are natural and will not harm the skin.

In this article, we discussed some of the best natural ways to exfoliate skin and some great natural exfoliants that can potentially work wonders for your skin. In the end, we hope that you learned something new and that you can use these tips to improve the way you exfoliate your skin.

I live in a place with temperature around 35-40°c is it ok to use klm klin face wash?

Dr.S.K. Tandon 97% (52474ratings)
M.D. Consultant Pathologist, CCEBDM Diabetes, PGDS Sexology USA, CCMTD Thyroid, ACDMC Heart Disease, CCMH Hypertension, ECG, CCCS ( CARDIOLOGY & STROKE), CCIGC ( GERIATRIC CARE )
Sexologist, Sri Ganganagar
I live in a place with temperature around 35-40°c is it ok to use klm klin face wash?
Klm klin face wash acts as a peeling agent that helps to shed of the top layer of skin to open up follicles that are clogged and are causing acne.
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Hello docto, i'm 24 year old girl. I'm suffered from less sebum produce in body and dehydrated skin. Consequently my skin and hair very dry and rough. Suggest us.

Dr.Jayvirsinh Chauhan 97% (34988ratings)
MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopathy Doctor,
Hello docto,  i'm 24 year old girl. I'm suffered from less sebum produce in body and dehydrated skin. Consequently my...
Hello Pooja... The symptoms mentioned are most commonly found in some hormonal diseases like hypothyroidism. It is better not to take over the counter suggestions blindly and take proper homoeopathic treatment. You can consult me online.
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I used betnovate s cream for 3 years if I stop the cream it will cause side effects. Any replacement cream is there.

Dr.Sumit Bhattacharjee 91% (418ratings)
DVDL, MBBS, Gold Medalist
Dermatologist, Ranchi
I used betnovate s cream for 3 years if I stop the cream it will cause side effects. Any replacement cream is there.
Hi .yes sudden stopage of steroid cream like betnovate wil flare up the condition. Stop it and use low potent steroid like dosetil cream for few days and den do gradual tapering and stop .use intense moisturizer along with it like biosilk/ hydronic/ aquasoft fc cream 3 times daily. Must consult nearst dermatologist asap.
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Doc has asked to use below medicine after checking my face. Please let me know how n at what time to use below cream. 1. Sunscreen sper spf 40 2. Olesoft cream.

Dermatologist, Thane
Doc has asked to use below medicine after checking my face. Please let me know how n at what time to use below cream....
Hi lybrate-user sper is a sunscreen- apply it during daytime 30 mins before stepping out. Reapply every 3-4 hours olesoft is a moisturiser. Can apply it before sunscreen.
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Top 10 Dermatologist In Pune

MBBS, DVD
Dermatologist, Jabalpur

1. Dr. Pradeep Kumari

M.B.B.S., MD in Dermatology, F.C.P.S. (Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprosy), DVD, D.N.B.

20 Years of Experience ·  ₹500 at the Clinic

In Viman Nagar, Dr. Pradeep Kumari practices as a dermatologist, dermatologic surgeon, and hair transplant surgeon. She has 20 years of experience in specialties. Dr. Pradeep Kumari sees patients at the Skin and Surgery International and Asia Institute of Hair Transplant in Kothrud, Pune. She has earned her D.N.B., M.B.B.S., and M.D. in dermatology.

Additional medical specialties that Dr. Pradeep practices include dermatology, pediatric dermatology, trichology, and dermatologic surgery. She has previous experience working as a consultant at Kaya Skin Clinic, Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital, Kaulgud Polyclinic, and Orchid Speciality Clinic. She is presently working in that capacity at Radiant Skin Clinic.She is a member of both the I.A.D.V.L.and the I.M.A.

2. Dr. Vijay Nagdev

MD-General Medicine, Diploma in Dermatology, Diploma in Medical Cosmetology

14 Years of Experience ·  ₹500 at the clinic ·  ₹400 online

Dermatology is his area of expertise. He has worked in cosmetic or plastic surgery for more than fourteen years. He first earned his M.B.B.S. degree and then gained his M.D. in general medicine. 

Dr. Vijay Nagdev also practices as a dermatologist, trichologist, laser specialist, pediatric dermatologist, liposuction specialist, breast lift/augmentation/reduction specialist, rhinoplasty specialist, and chemical peel specialist. He belongs to both the AHRS and the A.C.S.I. organizations.

3. Dr. Sarita Tippannawar

M.B.B.S.,Dip. in Dermatology

28 Years of Experience ·  ₹400 at the Clinic

Her area of expertise is dermatology. Dr. Sarita Tippannawar, M.B.B.S Dermatology Diploma, is a prominent dermatologist in Pune. She has 28 years of extensive knowledge and has treated many people with skin, nail, and hair issues. 

Dermatologists address conditions affecting the skin, hair, and nails. They employ both therapeutic and surgical methods to offer patients comfort. Dermatologists are professionals who deal with keeping aseptic conditions in the outer layer of the body, also called the dermis, in a world where it is more challenging to take care of ourselves owing to our busy lifestyles. In addition to I.M.A., I.A.D.V.L., and C.D.S.I.

4. Dr. Hetal Jobanputra

F.C.P.S. (Dermatology), M.B.B.S. (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery), D.D.V. 

22 years of experience·  ₹600 at the clinic·  ₹500 online

In her specialty, Dr. Hetal Jobanputra is a reputed dermatologist in Pune. She is an expert in dermatology by F.C.P.S (Dermatology) and D.D.V. She is currently associated with Radiant Clinic. 

Other treatment areas of Dr. Hetal are dermatology, pediatric dermatology, trichology, and dermatology surgery. She has worked as a consultant at Kaya Skin Clinic, Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital, Kaulgud Polyclinic, and Orchid Specialty Clinic, and is currently a consultant at the Radiant Skin Clinic. She is a member of I.A.D.V.L. and I.M.A.

5. Dr. Narendra Patwardhan

M.B.B.S., D.D.V., MD-Skin, VD & Leprosy

37 Years Of Experience ·  ₹ 800 at the clinic  ·  ₹300 online

His area of expertise is dermatology. Dr. Narendra G. Patwardhan is a well-known dermatologist in the Deccan area of Pune. In his 37 years of work as a dermatologist, he has had many satisfied patients. He has an M.D. (Skin), DV, and DVD certifications. 

Dr. Narendra G. Patwardhan may be found in the evenings at Shreeyash Hospital on Deccan, opposite Chitale Bandhu Mithaiwale in Pune-4, or in the mornings at Kelkar Nursing Home on Prabhat Road, Lane No. 1, near Sahyadri Hospital in Pune. His additional areas of expertise include dermatology (cosmetology) and hair transplant surgery. He is an I.A.D.V.L. member.

6. Dr. Ashwini Ingle Salunke

M.B.B.S., Diploma in Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, MBCS

11 Years Experience  ·  ₹400 at clinic  ·  ₹400 online

Her expertise is dermatology. Dr. Ashwini Ingle Salunke is an esteemed dermatologist in Pune. She has worked as a dermatologist for over five years. She has finished D.D.V. and M.B.B.S. You may see Dr. Salunke at the DermaTouch clinic in Pune. 

She is also a member of the Association of Cutaneous Surgeons of India (A.C.S.I.) and the Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists, and Leprologists (I.A.D.V.L.).

7. Dr. K.R. Chandvania

MD-Dermatology

34 Years Of Experience ·  ₹800 at the clinic ·  ₹900 online

K.R. Chandvania is a famous name that appeared as a dermatologist in Pune city. He has had a lot of satisfied patients in his 34 years of practice as a dermatologist. 

He has completed his M.D. in Dermatology. You can meet Dr. Chandvania personally at Skin Square in Pune. Treatment areas provided by him are medical cosmetology and laser surgery. She is a member of AAD, CDSI, EADV, IAAD, IADVL, IACD, and ISDS.

8. Dr. Arshi Rahul

B.H.M.S., Certificate Course in Skin & Venereal Disease.

11 Years of Experience 

Her primary area of expertise is dermatology, and she also treats patients in the fields of homeopathy, cosmetology, dermatology, and nutrition. She has completed a Certificate Course in Skin and Venereal Disease at B.I.M.T. Paramedical College and a Diploma in Skin Aesthetics from the Gold Coast Clinic Academy, B.H.M.S., and M.U.H.S.

She has also worked at Perfect Image Cosmetic And Laser Clinic as a dermo-cosmetologist and won awards from the India Business Awards for Best Skin and Hair Consultant and Aesthetic Medicine. She also belongs to the Indian Academy of Aesthetic Dermatology (I.A.A.D.).

9. Dr. Amey Kelkar

MD-Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprosy, M.B.B.S.

17 Years of Experience ·  ₹400 at the Clinic ·  ₹400 online

His specialty is dermatology. Dr. Amey Kelkar is an esteemed dermatologist in Pune. He has been treated with dermatology for two decades. He studied and completed his M.D. in Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprosy. Right now, he resides at Derma Solutions in Kothrud, Pune. 

Other treatment areas of Dr. Amey Kelkar are dermatology (or cosmetology), plastic surgery, and trichology. She has experience working as a dermatologist at Derma Solutions and as a member of I.A.D.V.L.

10. Dr. Nitin Jain

M.B.B.S., Diploma in Venerology & Dermatology (DVD), D.D.V., MD-Dermatology, Venerology

27 Years of Experience ·  ₹500 at the clinic ·  ₹600 online

His area of expertise is dermatology. Dr. Nitin Jain is a dermatologic surgeon with extensive experience in hair transplant and hair restoration procedures who have received worldwide training.

Dr. Nitin Jain has been in practice for more than six years after earning his medical and post-graduate degrees. He decided to leave his substantial general dermatology practice to fully perform hair restoration and hair transplant surgery.

He did this to provide his patient access to his exemplary expertise in hair transplant procedures and his in-depth grasp of the dynamics of hair physiology. He received recognition for founding the Asia Institute of Hair Transplant and for being a member of the Cutaneous Surgeons of India, the Asian Association of Hair Restoration Society, and the Indian Association of Dermatology. She is a member of the Indian Hair Transplant Society and the Asian Hair Restoration Society.

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14 Beneficial Tips For Your Dry Skin During Summer

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Dermatologist, Bangalore
14 Beneficial Tips For Your Dry Skin During Summer

Summer is one of the most loved and popular seasons, as well as the hottest one of all the four seasons of the year. Summers are the times when we enjoy the breeze, sun, hot weather, and so on. All these things make us happy, and, ultimately, we feel fresh and energetic. But summer can be awfully bad for our skin.

Everybody wants to spend the summer in a fun-filled way. This is because during the summer season, you can have a great time and enjoy a lot of things and activities. There are a number of interesting things that can make you feel good by providing you with complete relaxation. While it is crucial to spend your summer in a fun-filled way, you should also ensure that you protect yourself from the harmful UV rays of the sun. UV rays have the potential to harm you in a number of ways. They can make your skin as dry as a bone and can also harm it in many other ways.

The outside temperature may be rising, but you can still keep your skin moisturized. The following are some excellent and well-grounded tips that can help you keep your skin wholesome and smooth during the summertime:

  1. How to treat dry skin is a question we must all have asked ourselves at some point of time or the other, but it remains unanswered most of the time. However, fortunately, there exists a concept called CTM, which stands for Cleanse, Treat, and Moisturize. It helps in treating skin with the right products and the right creams. You can also call it a complete skincare regimen that includes skin toning, cleansing, and moisturizing. The CTM process ensures you a natural and perfect glow on your skin, even during the summertime.

  2. During the summer, we tend to expose our body to more sun than usual, and this can damage the skin. The primary cause is UV rays, due to which the skin loses its moisture and cracks. The sun's rays can also damage the skin from the inside. This causes the skin to age prematurely. However, the Aloe Vera gel, with its cooling and soothing properties, is a good treatment for dry skin, irritation, and rashes. The gel has nourishing properties as well and can be used as a daily moisturizer, especially during the summer season.

  3. During the summer season, who doesn’t look for some light, cool, and refreshing food? The search for cool drinks, smoothies, and fruits is always at the top of the list. During the summer season, the hot temperatures and dry air tend to dry out the skin a lot. This can result in various skin problems and allergies. People tend to experience itchy skin, cracks, and redness on their skin. In order to avoid such skin problems, you can try some vitamin-rich foods as they contain essential nutrients that help in replenishing the skin's natural moisture.

  4. We suffer from dry skin during the summer due to dehydration, hot winds, and the sun. Lack of hydration leads to water loss from the body, which makes the skin dry, rough, and flaky. However, waterlogging can be a great way to treat dry skin during the summer. Doctors have advised that people suffering from dry skin should enrich their diet with watercress and cucumbers, which are rich in antioxidants. Such foods can keep your skin from aging, save it from sun damage, and hydrate it thoroughly.

  5. Glycerin has been used for a long time as a skin protectant, and it does an excellent job of keeping the skin smooth, healthy, as well as supple. When the skin is dry, it becomes dehydrated. What happens is that the water present in your skin evaporates during the summer, and your skin becomes even drier. That is why glycerin is a great remedy. It restores the lost moisture and can help you treat your dry skin in summer like nothing else.

  6. Coconut oil is well known for being antifungal, antioxidant, antibacterial, as well as antimicrobial. It is a great natural moisturizing factor (NMF), causing a rise in skin hydration. Moreover, you must know that coconut oil can be used in a variety of ways, which range from cooking to body care. So, if you are fed up with your super dry skin during the summer season, you should try to apply some coconut oil to it at least once.

  7. Sometimes in the summer, the weather can be unpredictable, and sometimes you may even have rain showers. So how does all this really matter? Well, it matters if you have dry skin, which can be particularly problematic during the summer. Of course, what we have to do is to maintain good skin hygiene and use appropriate soap. But what soap should you use? You must seek an answer to the previous question from your personal dermatologist or skin specialist.

  8. From deep down, our skin needs moisture. We need to keep it hydrated at all times. What many people don't know is that there are some products or remedies that can help our skin stay hydrated in the summer, like steam. But, if we expose our skin to steam for too long, or take a hot shower for that matter, we can dry it out and cause more damage than good. So, you should never try to get steam in a hot shower in order to treat dry skin during the summer season.

  9. Sunscreen is one of the best ways to keep your skin moisturized. Sunscreen helps our skin by absorbing the UV rays. To avoid sunburns and keep your skin from drying out, apply sunscreen before going out in the sun. You can use sunscreen lotion, sunscreen creams, or sunscreen sprays to protect your skin. You can also wear a hat and long gloves to protect your skin from the damaging UV rays.

  10. With summer approaching, the harsh weather can take its toll on our skin and our general health. To combat this, we should keep our skin hydrated to keep it healthy and to improve the appearance of our skin. Who does not know that drinking water is just for our skin during the scorching summer? However, what we might not know is that drinking water alone may not be enough to combat the dry skin caused by the harsh summer sun. So, we need to use a face pack to keep our skin hydrated.

  11. Summers can be very harsh on our dried out skin, which is why exfoliation is another important step in your summer skin care regimen. You can use exfoliation in order to maximize your summer skin care. Let us tell you that exfoliation is a process of removing the top layer of dry, dead skin cells using a variety of techniques like scrubbing, peeling, or using vitamin A or alpha hydroxy acid. Summer is a time when your skin needs exfoliation more than anything else, especially when you are dealing with dry or flaky skin. The scorching sun and chlorine can take a toll on your skin during the summer season. Also, your skin is exposed to a lot of damage when you swim, at the beach or on a day out in the sun. Hence, you should never shy away from getting your skin exfoliated.

  12. Always keep in mind to use a great fragrance-free cleanser for your dry skin during the summer. Dry skin tends to feel tighter than normal skin, and it is also rougher in texture. In fact, dry skin feels so tight that it is uncomfortable to even wear clothes on it. It's also prone to flaky skin that can even bleed when you scratch it. A good cleanser made from harmless and natural ingredients can conveniently treat or cure both of the previously mentioned conditions.

  13. The weather in summer might be kind, but the hot sun, high humidity, and sweat can be really harsh on your skin. Many face problems such as rashes, itchy skin, irritation and dry skin during this season. Razor bumps, nicks, and razor burns can also be a problem. To prevent this, you should always shave safely, especially when you think you have dry skin.

  14. If you are prone to dry skin during the scorching summer season, we strongly suggest you try an oatmeal moisturizer. In the market, you can find different products that help treat your dry skin during summer, but you don't always get the results you want. However, a good or high-quality oatmeal moisturizer is nothing like one of those products. In fact, it can be one of the best treatments for your dry skin. It is also safe, healthy, and inexpensive, and the best part is that it can be prepared at home as well.

Conclusion:

Dry skin is a common problem during the summer and fall seasons. There are many things you can do to prevent dry skin, as well as things you can do to treat dry skin. We know that having dry skin can be quite irritating and uncomfortable, and it can even cause serious skin problems such as eczema, which is why we have put together the above tips and suggestions to help you treat your dry skin during the summer season. Hopefully, those were of some help to you!

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