Acids in Skincare

We’ve all heard of acids such as glycolic acids, and if you’re acne prone- salicylic acid and the rest. These acids are used in skincare products as chemical exfoliants i.e they help to chemically detach cells in the upper most layer of the skin from one another, yielding a more youthful, smoother, brighter skin. What…

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Dark circles: More than meets the eye

Dark circles though very common, can be difficult to address. Many factors are involved in causing dark circles, such as ethnicity, bone structure, anatomy of the skin etc, and most times a cream or serum cannot address all the factors involved, thus resulting in failure of treatment. Let’s try to understand more about dark circles…

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Understanding oily skin

Oily skin medically done as a “Seborrhoea” is described for skin that feels greasy, looks shiny usually, have large open pores which is also prone to acne and though viewed as a cosmetic concern, what is skin can have a negative impact on one’s confidence and mental health. Oily skin is such a common concern…

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Dark spots post acne

Medically termed as “Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation” or PIH, these are dark brown to blue to black pigmentation that are left behind as a sequelae of the acne. PIH can cause more concerns for individuals with acne than the acne itself but the good news is that, PIH are lesser evils of all pigmentation issues that…

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How to store skincare products?

I got a few questions on how to store skincare products when one is living in a hot tropical country with summers of >35°C and when instructions on product labels read “store below 25°C or store sunscreen below 30°C? This is actually a great question and concern for consumers, I was so impressed at this…

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Vitamin B5 in skin care

Vitamin B5 is also called Panthothenic acid which comes from the greek word “Panthos” meaning everywhere which is quite the appropriate name as pantothenic acid functions as a Coenzyme A a co-factor of various biological processes in our body. It is also referred to as “anti stress vitamin” Vitamin B5: Pantothenic acid in Human body…

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An update on body acne (truncal acne)

I’ve written post on this a while ago, and not much data was available then regarding truncal acne. So here’s an update on another common issue : Truncal acne. Truncal acne refers to the acne involving the back and or chest. Around 50% of patients with facial acne also suffer from truncal acne while ~…

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Red scars or Post inflammatory erythema

Post acne erythema are also called post acne erythema or macular erythema. They are persistent pink to red marks that occurs in acne patients during the course of acne treatment and persists for sometime even after the acne subsides. They are more commonly seen in patients with lighter skin (FST I-III), but PIE can also…

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Cracked feet, Corns and Calluses

Be it cracked feet, corns or calluses, everyone of us has suffered from either of these conditions at least once in our lifetime. Corns and calluses Corns and calluses are common issues arising on the feet. They are keratotic skin lesions that occur as a results of repeated pressure and friction leading to thickening of…

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Atopic eczema: On the rise

Atopic dermatitis or eczema is a chronic inflammatory skin condition characterised by recurrent acute flares of erythematous (red) itchy skin rash with all without some oozing. Atopic eczema (AE) usually starts in infancy (< 1 year) or during childhood. Some children outgrow the disease while for maturity it may persist into adulthood. AE can also…

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