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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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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Do pimple patches work?

Do you often get your breakouts just before one event? Have you ever used Pimple patches? What is these patches made of? Do they even work? Can they work for all types of pimples? What are pimple patches? These patches are hydrocolloid dressings which were traditionally used for treating acute or chronic wounds. They’ve also…

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Azaelic acid for your skin care

Azaelic acid is one of the most underrated active skin care ingredient which is found naturally in our skin, and is helpful in the treatment acne,rosacea and as part for your skin care routine for a blemish free skin. Azaelic acid (AA) is a dicarboxylic acid that is naturally found in wheat, rye and barley.…

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Retinoid for fighting pigmentation, acne and ageing skin.

As part of the series for active ingredients for pigmentation and as a continuation to my blog post on “vitamins and skin”, let’s dive in the details of another vitamin, that is – Vitamin A, also known as Retinoid. Retinoid was a term first used to describe the active form of vitamin A. It comes…

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How to deal with Truncal Acne?

Acne, also known as acne vulgaris, is one of the commonest reason for a patient to visit a dermatologist. Truncal acne is when acne develops in the back or the chest. Most of the data and scientific studies available are concentrated facial acne, while less emphasis has been placed on truncal acne. It has been…

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