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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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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Paraben in skincare and cosmetics

Parabens have been been used since the 1920s safely as preservatives in skin care products, cosmetics and various other toiletries items used in our every day life. Parabens are also present in certain food such as blueberries, strawberries, grapes, barley etc though in small quantities. Parabens are also used in pharmaceutical companies in various medications.…

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Do we need to fear the sun?

There is nothing like a bright sunny summer day to lighten up your mood. The sun is an essential component in the process of vitamin D synthesis in our skin, required for normal development and functioning of the bones. Yet exposure to the sun is not without any consequences. Before talking about the risks associated…

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Do you know your Skin Type?

Dermatologist used a scale called Fitzpatrick scale or Fitzpatrick skin type (FST) to classify the various types of skin tone based on the response of the skin to ultra-violet radiation (UVR). According to this scale there are 6 skin types. What determines your skin type? The skin is composed of several layers of cells. The…

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