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3 Lifestyle Habits that can Cause Acne Breakouts
Your acne is coded in your genes and governed by your hormones. While these two factors are not in your control, your lifestyle which affects your skin equally, IS. Here are the most important lifestyle changes that you can make to reduce your acne breakouts... 1. Clean your mobile phone Your mobile phone is pressed against your cheeks while you chat away with friends. The bacteria from your skin gets transferred on to the screen and stays there till it gets pressed on your skin again. Besides this your phone may have food residue from the time that you were eating and texting and dust from lying on dirty surfaces. If you have acne prone skin, make sure you sanitize the surface of your mobile phone at least once every day. 2. Wash your face less often If you have oily skin which is prone to breakouts, chances are that you are washing your face more than twice daily. That, coupled with acne treatment AHA toners, salicylic acid serums and retinol night creams can over dry your skin. This leads your skin to produce even more oil which in turn feeds acne causing bacteria. Wash your face maximum 3 times a day. Once in the morning when you wake up and shower, once before sleeping at night and an additional time after a workout or outdoor exposure. 3. Reduce your carb intake Refined carbs such as bread, pasta and fried food have a high glycemic index. They increase blood sugar and cause a spike in the hormone Insulin. High glycemic foods are very inflammatory for the body and also disturb your gut bacteria. This in turn disturbs your skin microbiome. Increase your intake of fresh vegetables and salads instead. These are loaded with antioxidants which help your skin in healing faster. If you have been struggling with acne breakouts for a while, getting a little help from your dermatologist could go a long way in getting rid of your acne.
Everything You Need To Know About Breast Lift
Breast lift surgery is the process of lifting up a woman’s breast to reduce sagging and improve her appearance. If the nipple and areolae are pointing downward or drooping downwards, then this surgery helps to lift them up. People get confused between breast augmentation and breast lift. Let me tell you both are different and could be done together if needed by the patient. The consultation process before any surgery is extremely important. So choose your breast surgeon well and discuss the cost of breast lift, recovery process after the breast lift surgery and the things that you need to take care of before the surgery. Consider All These Things For Breast Lift Surgery How to prepare for lift surgery? Well, start with looking for the best cosmetic surgeon to consult with. Ask about the importance of surgery, whether or not you need only a breast lift or also breast augmentation. Many women opt for both surgeries inorder to achieve the best result. It’s not necessarily true that breast lift will increase your cup size. Do you need a breast lift? A woman’s chest may start drooping due to a lot of reasons. When your breasts are sagging and the nipples face downward, then you can consider a breast lift. The surgery also reduces the areolae size along with improving the shape of your breasts. Making it appear fuller and firm. You might consider mastopexy if: * Your breasts are flatter and longer due to stretching, so they start to sag. * When your chest is unsupported then the nipple might fall below the crease of breasts. * You have downward-pointing areolar and nipples. * Out of proportion of the areolae in comparison to the breasts. * Uneven breast, one is uneven and sags more than the other. Consultation With A Plastic Surgeon Talking and communicating with your plastic surgeon is the most important step for this process. Checking all the corners to see if you are compatible with the ongoing process. Past health: Your plastic surgeon will ask for a medical history, checking for any complications or risk beforehand. They will check for mammograms also called breast x-ray scans. Definitely check for cancer or any abnormalities that can affect during surgery. If you had any surgeries recently or a medical condition, share it with your surgeon. Physical tests: Depending on the position of the nipples and areolae, the surgeon will examine your chest area to determine the best procedure. Surgeons will measure your breast, skin tone and best lift height for your body type. They will also take photos for medical documentation. Talk about final results: Convey to your breast surgeon, what your end goal is from your perspective. Tell them why you need breast surgery, what your appearance should look like. Understand all the risks and complications of the surgery. Post Surgery Recovery The recovery process after a breast lift surgery will need 2 to 4 weeks, depending on how detailed the surgery was. A post-surgery bra will keep your breast firm for recovery. Depending on the stitches, you may have to appoint a follow-up, to remove the stitches. You cannot do any strenuous physical tasks during the recovery period of about a week. The operated area may be slightly bruised and swollen for up to 2 weeks. Numbness may last for 4 weeks, along with pain near the incisions. Nipples may feel sore and may appear pinker than usual. However, the surgeon will provide you pain medication for the first 2 weeks. What to do after a breast lift? * Take pain medication prescribed by your doctor. * Visit your surgeon for follow up exams. * Wear the surgical support bra, all the time for at least 2 weeks. * Keep yourself covered from harsh sunrays. What not to do after mammoplasty? * Avoid sexual activity for 2 weeks. * Avoid bending, lifting, and straining for 2 weeks. * Resume daily activities after asking your surgeon. Final conclusion As usual, talk with your surgeon, convey what you want as the end result. Make sure you follow instructions carefully. Take rest for 2 weeks before resuming work. In one month period, your breasts will start looking better in shape and appearance. Check back with your cosmetic surgeon for any post-surgery difficulties.
5 Ways to Get Rid of Hyperpigmentation
Skin pigmentation can be a cruel thing. It causes the appearance of irregular random dark spots on your skin. These dark spots can affect your physical appearance by a significant margin, especially when they appear on the face. Luckily, skin pigmentation is completely controlable, and best of all, you have multiple options to choose from. The issue with this choice is the fact that there is so much information floating around. Every method claiming to be the best and is chock full of misinformation and straight-up lies. That’s why we're here to provide you with pigmentation treatment options that actually work. Ointments and creams This might seem like an obvious option to some, but many are still not aware of the fact that the market is filled with skin-lightening creams and ointments that actually work. The only thing to keep in mind is to consult a good Dermatologist before purchasing one. They might all look the same to you, but there are many chemical and structural differences between the different brands of ointments. A dermatologist will examine your exact condition and recommend the one that will work the best for you. Vitamin C Vitamin C is the most underrated treatment for skin pigmentation. Yet it is one of the most effective ones. Vitamin C, by its very nature, is a melanin reductant which is the actual cause behind skin pigmentation. It also has the ability to reduce the melanin levels in only the affected areas and not lighten up the rest of your skin. To get started, all you have to do is to cleanse your skin and massage a few drops on a regular basis, preferably daily. Keep this up for a few days, and your skin is as good as new. Lasers The use of lasers for skin-related treatments is becoming more and more common as time passes. Laser skin pigmentation reduction is one of the many treatments done by lasers today. We are now at a point where laser treatment is accurate, reliable, and, most importantly, affordable. Just make sure that the clinic that you choose is reputable and has good patient reviews. Oral supplements Even though skin pigmentation appears to be an external issue, it is deep-rooted in our biology and the internal chemistry of our body. This is the reason why things like Tranexamic acid and Glutathione are so effective against the problem. These drugs fight the underlying cause of the skin issue and eliminate it from the inside. Chemical peel The term chemical peel sounds very ominous and scary, but it’s not. It’s just a fancy way of saying dead skin removal. Our skin accumulates a lot of dead cells on the uppermost layer of our body. This is also where the dark patched reside. So, what better way to cure a problem than outright removing it. Modern-day chemical peel solutions are extremely efficient and reliable. This leaves no need for crazy long treatments and weeks and visits. Just get the chemical peel solution, and the skin pigmentation issues are gone entirely.
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How Dairy gives You Acne
Everyone who's fighting acne, doubts this at some point in time. 'Does dairy make my acne worse?'. You may stop having dairy for a week, only to realize that it is too much trouble and you can't really tell the difference. Let's figure this out together... Research tells us that inflammatory skin problems such as psoriasis, eczema and acne are more common and more severe in those who consume a diet rich in dairy products. These skin problems are even more common in those who indulge in smoking, consume packaged food and are exposed to polluted air. Cow's milk, which is the largest consumed animal milk in the world, contains casein protein and whey protein. Both these are known to raise the levels of growth hormones in calves as well as humans. Growth hormones such as insulin-like growth factor - 1 or IGF-1 is strongly linked with increased sebum formation in our skin. After infancy our body increasingly loses its ability to digest lactose, a sugar found in milk. We know that more than 50% of the world's population is lactose intolerant. Milk and milk products trigger all sorts of allergies as well as acne. Besides this, cows and buffaloes are regularly injected with artificial hormones to increase their milk supply. When you consume dairy that is mass produced with such practices, it throws your hormones off balance. Dairy may also promote growth of unhealthy gut bacteria and cause gut inflammation. This alters the way your food is digested and absorbed, which in turn leads to vitamin deficiencies and dull skin. How to prevent dairy related skin problems? Reduce dairy intake and switch to high-fiber diet instead. Increase your intake of omega-3 rich food and supplements to achieve a blemish-free skin. Do not substitute dairy with packaged almond milk or soy milk. Consider switching to green tea or freshly brewed black coffee instead. Both of these have plenty of antioxidant benefits which boost your immunity and make your skin glow. If you plan to give a dairy-free lifestyle a try, avoid all dairy products completely for atleast 3 weeks to see the improvement. Any thing less than 2 weeks cannot give you an idea of whether dairy truly aggravates your acne. If your acne persists consider discussing diagnostic tests and acne treatment options with your dermatologist. *Dairy products include milk, yogurt, curd, buttermilk, cheese, paneer, whey protein shakes, cakes and other similar desserts.
5 Easy Tips to Prevent Mask Acne
You are doing your best to protect yourself and your loved ones from Covid-19 by wearing a mask everyday. But how do you protect your skin from the nasty acne breakouts that are caused by constant use of face masks? Here are some easy ways to keep your skin clear and blemish-free inspite of frequent mask use... 1. Wash fabric masks after every use Fabric masks absorb sweat, bacteria and skin care products from your skin. Always wash your fabric masks after each use. Use a non-scented, hypoallergenic detergent and let your mask dry completely before each use. 2. Wash your face regularly Continue washing your face three times a day as usual. Once in the morning, once at night and once after sweating or removing your mask. Use a gentle soap free cleanser that can remove sweat, oil and germs. Try an acne treatment salicylic acid cleanser if you already have acne. 3. Take a break from makeup Several makeup products contain silicones and other ingredients which can aggravate acne. Besides, warm air from your breath can cause makeup to melt and clog your pores. 4. Remove your mask every 4 hours In case you have long hours of mask use, then make sure you remove your mask for 15 minutes every 4 hours. Wash your hands and avoid touching your face. This would also be an ideal time to wash your face if necessary. 5. Apply an antibiotic acne cream It is common for bacteria to build up under your mask. This can lead to acne and folliculitis. You can apply an acne treatment gel containing dapsone on your skin once or twice every day. If acne persists even after these measures, then it is likely to be stress or hormone related acne. Consider talking to your dermatologist to revise your skin care routine and dietary habits.
4 Ways to Get Rid of Cystic Acne
Cystic acne is the kind of acne that leaves behind the worst type of scars. Not only is this acne painful, but it is also causes a lot of mental anguish. Here are a few easy pointers to help you deal with a cystic acne breakout... 1. Apply Ice Ice application causes your blood vessels to shrink for a short while and reduces the swelling and pain that cystic acne causes. Make some ice cubes by boiling and tehen freezing some drinking water. Rub a cube of ice over the acne prone area for 3 to 4 minutes at a time. Do this 3 to 4 times a day till the acne heals. 2. Take a Probiotic Cystic acne contains blood and pus from bacterial infection. While popping an antibiotic is the first thing that comes to the mind, probiotic pills are safer and may give better results at getting rid of severe acne breakouts. Probiotics balance your gut bacteria and help your body heal faster. They also reduce inflammation and help in the treatment of cystic acne. 3. Be Careful of what You Eat It is easy to get carried away with things to apply on a cystic acne. But what about the things you put in your body? Carbs and processed food is very inflammatory. Consider reducing your carb intake and try to give up packaged food completely. Also try going off dairy for 3 weeks to see if dairy affects your skin. There is a ton of research on how smoking damages your skin and slows down the healing of your body. In fact smokers may also cause have worse acne scars than non-smokers. 4. Decrease Your Stress Level Stress causes the release of the hormone cortisol. Cortisol has many negative effects on the body. Furthermore, stress can aggravate hormonal imbalances such as PCOS. Try yoga or meditation to center your mind and reduce stress levels. Read a good old fashioned paper book or take a bare foot walk in the park. Cystic acne can cause a lot of stress everytime you look in the mirror. Do speak to your dermatologist about hormonal testing and medical acne treatment.
Effective Ways to Lighten Pigmented Skin
Skin whitening or skin lightening refers to using cosmetic procedures or products to lighten the skin tone or provide an even skin complexion. Skin lightening can be achieved by decreasing the production of melanin in the skin. Younger and flawless-looking skin are what all people desire always. There are a couple of methods in getting lightening and clean skin. Most of us would like to have a glowing and even tone skin. However, many factors can damage your skin and make it darker and pigmented. To reverse your skin to its former health or improve the skin tone, we have a couple of verified solutions. Hope your hunt for skin-lightening treatment ends here. Ways to lighten your skin tone. AHA Skin Cleansers Consider upgrading your regular cleaning soap to skin whitening soap. Skin lightening best soaps that contain glutathione and kojic acid now not only assist in cleaning the skin. But the natural ingredients include skin lightening and exfoliating properties that will assist your result when used with lightening cream. Normal, Soap can dry your skin. Using skin lightning soaps or creams that contain glycolic acid to remove the damaged skin and allow the healthy skin to glow. Glycolic acid is an alpha-hydroxy acid and helps to remove dead skin. Moisturizer Use a skin-lightening moisturizer after the skin wash will help in maintaining the lightened skin. However, if you swap your regular moisturizer with a skin-lightening moisturizer, it can go away without feeling dry. Exfoliate You can remove dull dark skin by scrubbing with a granular exfoliator twice a week. Skin Lightening Products Your dermatologist will recommend skin-lightening gels, creams, pills, or a mixture of two to achieve a faster result. Sunscreen for Skin Lightening If you are using skin whitening products, it is most essential to use sunscreens to protect your skin from the solar rays. It is recommended to the use sunscreen with SPF 25 on your face and body, and this will now not simply save your skin from the ultraviolet rays. However, additionally helps the skin whitening routine to produce higher results. Apply sunscreen at least 20 minutess before you go out. Also, reapply every three to four hours. If you are sweating heavily, it is perfect to re-apply every two hours. If you are having oily skin, gel-based sunscreen, and dry skin, cream-based sunscreens go well. Chemical peels Chemical peels improve, smooth the texture of your good look skin, and it will remove the outmost layer of the skin to reveal the clean skin underneath and help in lightening. Consult your dermatologist to select the proper and safer peel for your skin. Lasers Q-switched ND-YAG Laser works excellent for whitening your skin; it is a nanosecond laser that goes deep into your skin and shatters the already present melanin pigment a result helps in whitening your skin.