Remember the last time where a break out
/zit/acne/ pimple ruined that perfect skin
on your face? Here are few things you could
do to take care of your skin to make it acne
and blemish free.
Understanding Acne It is the most common skin condition which is actually a malfunctioning of sebaceous or oil producing glands of the back, chest, shoulders and most predominantly on face. Depending on its severity, persistent acne can cause emotional distress, lack of confidence and scaring of skin. However effective treatments are available; earlier you start addressing the issue, lowers your risk of such problems.
Teenage acne is more common one which is majorly due to lack of skin hygiene, surge of hormones, certain skin whitening products, and bacteria.Adult acne tends to be associated with conditions like hypothyroidism, Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) or excess androgen production as its root cause.
Four main factors that cause acne are
Acne is a disease of hair follicles which get plugged by the excess sebum (oil) generated by the attached sebaceous (oil producing) glands. This appears as a whitehead when it is covered by a layer of skin. Once the white head gets oxidized on interaction with air, it turns in to blackhead. These both contribute towards the incidence of non-inflammatory acne. Regular clean up, micro-exfoliation of skin and removal of excess hair by laser can bring down their occurrence to a greater level. An untreated blackhead/whitehead can release its exudates to the skin surface and heal, or ensue to inflammatory acne if the follicle wall ruptures.
Simple home remedies
and management with
etc could reduce the
needs an expert
Basic skin care routine
advice includes a
cleansing – toning –
which suits your skin
type and condition.
To avoid constant
touching your face, eat
healthier and maintain a
healthy lifestyle are
basics of having a
healthy skin. Stress and
lack of sleep may not
directly cause a
breakout, but could
cause hormonal imbalance
and an episode of acne
secondary to it.
Heavy make ups could
clog the pores and
aggravate acne. Always
ensure to wash off your
hair oil and conditioner
properly in the head
wash, else might cause
face, back acne.
Use a broad spectrum sunscreen and ice your skin after a long day’s sun exposure to prevent acne break outs. Many DIY acne treatments are very popular such as steaming, ice flushing, some prescribed face masks, curd, and honey and tomato paste. it can be used as at home remedy for quick fixes for a very mild break outs , not to be done to manage an inflamed acne condition which may worsen and cause post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) and scaring of face if left untreated. And it’s more expensive and time consuming to get rid of the PIH and acne scars.
Best way to maintain acne free skin is to go for medi-facials that is customized for your skin type and recommended by your doctor, every 4-6 weeks. These facials helps in removing the damaged skin and reduce the sebaceous load on your skin and unclogs the pores thus helping the skin to breath better and improves skin’s innate immunity in general.
We offer an array of peels, hydrafacial, and FDA approved lasers for acne treatment. Each treatment lasts for 4-6 months with a combination of medications and maintenance therapies.
Though acne is very common due to hormonal surges during puberty, adult acne is increasingly predominant and in most cases very stubborn causing a lot of PIH and scaring of skin
Diet controversy is an ongoing topic of interest. The idea that chocolate and caffeine cause acne has never really panned out. Some studies have corroborated role of milk or diary product with occurrence of acne, because of the presence of hormones and bacteria in milk.
Some studies have shown increased stress could cause surge of hormones like Corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH), which is seen in active acne conditions. It may not cause acne but may exacerbate the condition.
Well, sunscreen 101! You just have to pick the right sunscreen. There are two categories of sunscreen: Chemical sunscreen (eg, oxybenzone and avobenzone etc) and physical sunscreen, which physically reflect UV rays (eg, titanium dioxide and zinc oxide) while some chemical sunscreens can irritate the skin, causing breakouts , physical sunscreens may be of actual help . Also look out for non comedogenic , perfume free sunscreens. Zinc oxide, a common active ingredient in physical sunscreens may kill acne-causing bacteria. Mineral sunscreens are also quite popular for its repairing and antioxidant effects apart from deflecting UV rays away from skin. So no more SPF excuses!
Recent studies on teens show that washing your face twice daily is more effective than just once daily. But excessive washing of the face could rip off the essential natural oils and moisturizing factors from the skin and may dry out your skin. Mild cleansers are advised. Leave on products like vitamin a derivatives are more efficacious
Well it's a myth! Acne usually worsens on its own. Even untreated benign black head or white head could lead to becoming an inflammatory one which would lead to infection, hyper pigmentation and scarring. Over the counter benzoyl peroxide treatment could be used for a mild acne, but for severe cases consult your doctor immediately at our clinic.
Some makeup can definitely exacerbate acne, especially the thicker liquid foundations that clogs your pore. Lighter and looser powder foundations, like mineral powder aren’t nearly as occlusive and aggravating to your skin.
Acne could have lasting consequences on how you feel about yourself. If left untreated , it can make your skin less healthier. Improperly managed acnes could cause blemishes and leave permanent scars.
Well, though it may get rid of the pus filled red pimple, it may leave behind acne marks and scars if it doesn't push the pus in to deeper planes and make it more deeper acne. Sometimes the pus that comes out thus further spreads acne to nearby pores.