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Thursday, 28 November 2013

Pimples beyond teens!

The incidence of pimples is increasing beyond 25 years of age especially in females; is this due to increase in stress levels or because more and more females are now becoming more conscious about their looks or due to more sedentary lifestyle? All of these factors are implicated in increase incidence of Adult onset acne. In this article we would be discussing the reason behind getting pimples beyond teens along with treatment options available with dermatologist.


  • What is Adult acne?
  • How does Adult acne present
  • What cause acne to appear at later age?
  • Does diet rich in fat really increase pimples?
  • When should I visit my Dermatologist?
  • Which treatment is prescribed for Adult onset acne?

Find answers to above questions, by clicking here:


Pimples beyond teens! @ Dermatocare.com 




Disclaimer- The content of this page is meant for information purpose only and not not meant for medical use.As everybody skin behaves differently so the author is not responsible for any damage or losses or side effects arising from the use or following the information provided on this page. Also certain topics in this page are still controversial so the author is sharing her views based on her experience and knowledge. Any wrong content or discrepancies in thought are invited for discussions and if needed can be corrected based on the facts. The results expected with skin care products are not universally applicable as each individuals skin behaves differently. The author is not responsible for any adverse event that arises out of following my opinion, however such negative and positive feedback will help me improve. Kindly seek dermatologist advice for skin care, acne, redness, irritation, dark patches or any other skin problem. Kindly note for medico-legal reasons I have not listed prescribed skin care products which are specially formulated according to skin types and are cost effective too. Also, the author has no monetary association with above listed brands, there are thousands of skin care products in the market I have chosen few of them to start with. Kindly note all the photographs in this blog are taken from Google images.
 

Your invaluable comments, queries and Facebook likes will help me in my effort of Dermato-awareness- working towards healthy, radiant and flawless skin. 
Dr Surbhi, MD (Skin)

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Toner- skin care on the go!


Your skin is already exposed to hundreds of cosmetic ingredients, dust, dirt, pollutants, wind, sun etc; do you think it needs a toner to add to the list? Why are we treating our skin as guinea pig in quest of looking beautiful?  Don’t you think your skin needs a time of rest battling away the harmful ingredients and letting the good ones to seep in?




  • What is toner?
  • What are the ingredients in toner and how they help?
  • How do I recognize the toner is alcohol based or not?
  • Is toner a necessary step in skin care regime?
  • How do I choose a right kind of toner for my skin types?
  • How often should I use my toner?


Find answers to above question by clicking here:

Read full article on Toners @ Dermatocare.com



Disclaimer- The content of this page is meant for information purpose only and not not meant for medical use.As everybody skin behaves differently so the author is not responsible for any damage or losses or side effects arising from the use or following the information provided on this page. Also certain topics in this page are still controversial so the author is sharing her views based on her experience and knowledge. Any wrong content or discrepancies in thought are invited for discussions and if needed can be corrected based on the facts. The results expected with skin care products are not universally applicable as each individuals skin behaves differently. The author is not responsible for any adverse event that arises out of following my opinion, however such negative and positive feedback will help me improve. Kindly seek dermatologist advice for skin care, acne, redness, irritation, dark patches or any other skin problem. Kindly note for medico-legal reasons I have not listed prescribed skin care products which are specially formulated according to skin types and are cost effective too. Also, the author has no monetary association with above listed brands, there are thousands of skin care products in the market I have chosen few of them to start with. Kindly note all the photographs in this blog are taken from Google images.
 

Your invaluable comments, queries and Facebook likes will help me in my effort of Dermato-awareness- working towards healthy, radiant and flawless skin. 
Dr Surbhi, MD (Skin)

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Face pack-how to, which one and when?


Face packs as the name suggests packs your skin with lot of useful ingredients. In contrast moisturizers, prolonged contact time and larger amount provides an opportunity for the ingredients to seep into the skin deeper and act more efficiently. But this is the very reason a wrong face pack can cause disaster just before the most important day of your life. A right type of face pack can make or break your date!




  1. How does face pack works?
  2. How do I choose right kind of face pack for my skin type?
  3. How often can I apply face pack?
  4. When should I avoid face pack?
  5. What is correct method of applying the face pack?

Find answers to these questions, by clicking:












Disclaimer- The content of this page is meant for information purpose only and not not meant for medical use.As everybody skin behaves differently so the author is not responsible for any damage or losses or side effects arising from the use or following the information provided on this page. Also certain topics in this page are still controversial so the author is sharing her views based on her experience and knowledge. Any wrong content or discrepancies in thought are invited for discussions and if needed can be corrected based on the facts. The results expected with skin care products are not universally applicable as each individuals skin behaves differently. The author is not responsible for any adverse event that arises out of following my opinion, however such negative and positive feedback will help me improve. Kindly seek dermatologist advice for skin care, acne, redness, irritation, dark patches or any other skin problem. Kindly note for medico-legal reasons I have not listed prescribed skin care products which are specially formulated according to skin types and are cost effective too. Also, the author has no monetary association with above listed brands, there are thousands of skin care products in the market I have chosen few of them to start with. Kindly note all the photographs in this blog are taken from Google images.
 

Your invaluable comments, queries and Facebook likes will help me in my effort of Dermato-awareness- working towards healthy, radiant and flawless skin. 
Dr Surbhi, MD (Skin)

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Exfoliate- your dead skin away!


Scrubbing is essential step for wholesome skin care because this not only sheds the dead cells but also improves penetration of other creams and face packs. There is no debate on whether scrubbing is important; but choosing the right kind of scrub at right time and using it in right way is what matters!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
                     
                                                                                                                          


  1. Our skin renews itself every month then why do we need to scrub?
  2. What are the different methods of exfoliation?
  3. How should I choose my scrub?
  4. How often should I scrub my face?
  5. What is the right method of scrubbing the face?
  6. When should I avoid scrubbing?

For answers, click here:





Disclaimer- The content of this page is meant for information purpose only and not not meant for medical use.As everybody skin behaves differently so the author is not responsible for any damage or losses or side effects arising from the use or following the information provided on this page. Also certain topics in this page are still controversial so the author is sharing her views based on her experience and knowledge. Any wrong content or discrepancies in thought are invited for discussions and if needed can be corrected based on the facts. The results expected with skin care products are not universally applicable as each individuals skin behaves differently. The author is not responsible for any adverse event that arises out of following my opinion, however such negative and positive feedback will help me improve. Kindly seek dermatologist advice for skin care, acne, redness, irritation, dark patches or any other skin problem. Kindly note for medico-legal reasons I have not listed prescribed skin care products which are specially formulated according to skin types and are cost effective too. Also, the author has no monetary association with above listed brands, there are thousands of skin care products in the market I have chosen few of them to start with. Kindly note all the photographs in this blog are taken from Google images.
 

Your invaluable comments, queries and Facebook likes will help me in my effort of Dermato-awareness- working towards healthy, radiant and flawless skin. 
Dr Surbhi, MD (Skin)

Face wash- how to choose?

Amazon sells around 3,00,000 types of face wash and cleansers. Do we really need so many choices? Can face wash help in washing away your wrinkles, dull skin or dark spots? How do I spot which face wash is best for oily, dry or combination skin type? If you are looking for answers to these questions, then you are at the right place. Here we go!




  • How does face wash works?
  • How do I spot a right kind of cleanser for my dry skin?
  • How do I spot a right kind of cleanser for my oily skin?
  • My face is dry in some areas and oily in other areas, how do I choose my face wash?
  • My skin is sensitive and most of the face wash irritates my face?
  • Can cleanser wash away my dark spots, pimples, wrinkles or dull skin?
  • Can I use soap on my face?
  • How should I wash my face?
For answers, click:






Disclaimer- The content of this page is meant for information purpose only and not not meant for medical use.As everybody skin behaves differently so the author is not responsible for any damage or losses or side effects arising from the use or following the information provided on this page. Also certain topics in this page are still controversial so the author is sharing her views based on her experience and knowledge. Any wrong content or discrepancies in thought are invited for discussions and if needed can be corrected based on the facts. The results expected with skin care products are not universally applicable as each individuals skin behaves differently. The author is not responsible for any adverse event that arises out of following my opinion, however such negative and positive feedback will help me improve. Kindly seek dermatologist advice for skin care, acne, redness, irritation, dark patches or any other skin problem. Kindly note for medico-legal reasons I have not listed prescribed skin care products which are specially formulated according to skin types and are cost effective too. Also, the author has no monetary association with above listed brands, there are thousands of skin care products in the market I have chosen few of them to start with. Kindly note all the photographs in this blog are taken from Google images.
 Your invaluable comments, queries and Facebook likes will help me in my effort of Dermato-awareness- working towards healthy, radiant and flawless skin. 
Dr Surbhi, MD (Skin)

Monday, 11 November 2013

Night cream– how to choose?




Night is the time when your skin can imbibe maximum benefit of moisturizer without exposure to make-up, water, sun, pollution or dust.  This also reinforces cleaning your face just before sleep followed by moisturizing.

 




  • Should I use serum, cream or lotions at night?
  • How do I choose my night cream?



For answers, click here,

  

        Disclaimer- The content of this page is meant for information purpose only and not not meant for medical use.As everybody skin behaves differently so the author is not responsible for any damage or losses or side effects arising from the use or following the information provided on this page. Also certain topics in this page are still controversial so the author is sharing her views based on her experience and knowledge. Any wrong content or discrepancies in thought are invited for discussions and if needed can be corrected based on the facts. The results expected with skin care products are not universally applicable as each individuals skin behaves differently. The author is not responsible for any adverse event that arises out of following my opinion, however such negative and positive feedback will help me improve. Kindly seek dermatologist advice for skin care, acne, redness, irritation, dark patches or any other skin problem. Kindly note for medico-legal reasons I have not listed prescribed skin care products which are specially formulated according to skin types and are cost effective too. Also, the author has no monetary association with above listed brands, there are thousands of skin care products in the market I have chosen few of them to start with. Kindly note all the photographs in this blog are taken from Google images.

 


Your invaluable comments, queries and Facebook likes will help me in my effort of Dermato-awareness- working towards healthy, radiant and flawless skin.  Dr Surbhi, MD (Skin)



 

Moisturizers- understanding the basics




Moisturizer is any substance that hydrates your skin and/or prevents the loss of oils from skin. Oils, creams, lotions, serums, gels etc all are different formulations of moisturizer available in the market. Moisturizer that primarily contains ingredients that protect from sun is called sunscreens, the one with skin lightening ingredients is called as fairness creams, one with anti-ageing ingredients is called anti-wrinkle creams and so on.





  • What are benefits of applying moisturiser?
  • Which ingredients are labeled as moisturisers?
  • What are the different types of formulations of Moisturizers available in the market?



Read FULL blog On Moisturisers @ Dermatocare.com



Disclaimer- The content of this page is meant for information purpose only and not not meant for medical use.As everybody skin behaves differently so the author is not responsible for any damage or losses or side effects arising from the use or following the information provided on this page. Also certain topics in this page are still controversial so the author is sharing her views based on her experience and knowledge. Any wrong content or discrepancies in thought are invited for discussions and if needed can be corrected based on the facts. The results expected with skin care products are not universally applicable as each individuals skin behaves differently. The author is not responsible for any adverse event that arises out of following my opinion, however such negative and positive feedback will help me improve. Kindly seek dermatologist advice for skin care, acne, redness, irritation, dark patches or any other skin problem. Kindly note for medico-legal reasons I have not listed prescribed skin care products which are specially formulated according to skin types and are cost effective too. Also, the author has no monetary association with above listed brands, there are thousands of skin care products in the market I have chosen few of them to start with. Kindly note all the photographs in this blog are taken from Google images

Monday, 28 October 2013

Management of Dandruff - Anti-dandruff shampoos & Home remedies!


I have tried almost all the brands of anti-dandruff shampoo, but dandruff still comes back. What should I do?
Photograph taken from Google images
Anti-dandruff shampoo might help dandruff but not sebbhoreic dermatits, for the later dermatologist prescription is recommended. To know the difference between the two and what is the reason behind your dandruff, read Dandruff - understanding the basics!


How can I manage dandruff at home?
Management of dandruff involves regular use of anti-dandruff shampoos available in the market; switching of brands might be helpful (no scientific evidence). If this is not working anymore, shift to medicated anti-dandruff shampoo available at the chemist. If dandruff still refuses to say goodbye, you might be having sebbhoreic dermatitis; for the management of later Dermatologist visit is recommended. Kindly note dandruff is usually associated with oily hair; management of flaky scalp associated with dry hair is different because chemicals in anti-dandruff shampoo will aggravate your problem.


How does anti-dandruff shampoo works?
Anti-dandruff shampoos act by stopping the growth of fungus with the help of following active ingredients-
  • ZPTO or Zinc pyrithione is the active agent in most anti-dandruff shampoos available in the market like Head & Shoulders. Besides anti-fungal action, it reduces oil production and normalizes skin turnover.
  • Nutrium 10 is present in Clear shampoo. The manufacturer claim that Nutrium 10 is innovative technology that treats dandruff at the root; nourishes the scalp to eliminate flakes, soothes dryness and repairs the scalp barrier to strengthen its natural resistance and has the benefits of pro-vitamins, minerals and sunflower oils. (Source- Clear website).
  • Selenium sulphide- available as Selsun shampoo at Chemist.
  • Salicylic acid- loosens adhesion between skin cells and thus reduces dandruff.
  • Anti-fungal drugs like Ketaconazole (Nizral shampoo), Cyclopiroxolamine, Climbazole are usually available under prescription.


How should I use anti-dandruff shampoo?
Dandruff is usually associated with oily hair; you should wash your hair daily or as soon as your hair gets greasy. Leave ZPTO containing anti-dandruff shampoo on your scalp for 5-10 minutes before rinsing. Since these shampoos are drying, conditioner should be applied but only on the strands of hair starting at the level of your ears. Conditioning the scalp or oiling is not recommended.
If OTC anti-dandruff shampoos are not working, you will need medicated anti-dandruff shampoos, which should be used twice a week only. Here are the steps in details:

STEP 1-
 Thoroughly clean scalp with ZPTO based anti-dandruff shampoo. 
STEP 2-
 Apply medicated anti-dandruff shampoo on scalp and not on hair length. Keep the lather for 5-10 minutes followed by rinsing. 
STEP 3- Since these shampoos are drying, conditioner should be applied on strands of hair starting at the level of your ears.
STEP 4-You might need a drop or two of serum to settle fizzy and dry hair because most of the medicated shampoos are drying.
 


Are there any home remedies for Dandruff?
 
The list of home remedies is huge but I am listing the one with some scientific evidence:
  1. Aloe vera: diluted with water can be applied on scalp and rinsed off after an hour; alternatively aloe-vera based shampoos can be used.
  2. Neem: Neem leaves have anti-fungal action and can be used after boiling them in water.
  3. Tea tree oil- Tea tree oil is anti-septic and can be can be applied on scalp either alone or with other home remedies.
  4. Lemon juice or vinegar- Either of these can be used after dilution in water or oil.
Discontinue these remedies if theyb irritate burn or reden your scalp and see your dermatologist.

Disclaimer- The content of this page is meant for information purpose only and not not meant for medical use.As everybody skin behaves differently so the author is not responsible for any damage or losses or side effects arising from the use or following the information provided on this page. Also certain topics in this page are still controversial so the author is sharing her views based on her experience and knowledge. Any wrong content or discrepancies in thought are invited for discussions and if needed can be corrected based on the facts. The results expected with skin care products are not universally applicable as each individuals skin behaves differently. The author is not responsible for any adverse event that arises out of following my opinion, however such negative and positive feedback will help me improve. Kindly seek dermatologist advice for skin care, acne, redness, irritation, dark patches or any other skin problem. Kindly note for medico-legal reasons I have not listed prescribed skin care products which are specially formulated according to skin types and are cost effective too. Also, the author has no monetary association with above listed brands, there are thousands of skin care products in the market I have chosen few of them to start with. Kindly note all the photographs in this blog are taken from Google images.

 Your invaluable comments, queries and Facebook likes will help me in my effort of Dermato-awareness- working towards healthy, radiant and flawless skin. 
 Dr Surbhi, MD (Skin)


Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Hair straightening with hot iron- guidelines of care!

Application of hot iron can straighten unruly curls that too without expensive saloon visits. We have addressed the common questions regarding the use of hot iron in this article.


  • How does hot iron works in straightening of my hair?
  • Does use of hot iron damages my hair
  • How can I minimise the damage caused by use of hot iron?
  • How do I choose my hot iron?


For full article, click here:


Disclaimer- The content of this page is meant for information pupose only and not not meant for medical use.As everybody skin behaves differently so the author is not responsible for any damage or losses or side effects arising from the use or following the information provided on this page. Also certain topics in this page are still controversial so the author is sharing her views based on her experience and knowledge. Any wrong content or discrepancies in thought are invited for discussions and if needed can be corrected based on the facts. The results expected with skin care products are not universally applicable as each individuals skin behaves differently. The author is not responsible for any adverse event that arises out of following my opinion, however such negative and positive feedback will help me improve. Kindly seek dermatologist advice for skin care, acne, redness, irritation, dark patches or any other skin problem. Kindly note for medico-legal reasons I have not listed prescribed skin care products which are specially formulated according to skin types and are cost effective too. Also, the author has no monetary association with above listed brands, there are thousands of skin care products in the market I have chosen few of them to start with. Kindly note all the photographs in this blog are taken from Google images.

 Your invaluable comments, queries and Facebook likes will help me in my effort of Dermato-awareness- working towards healthy, radiant and flawless skin. 
 Dr Surbhi, MD (Skin)

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Hair removal methods- let us compare them!

There is vast information regarding hair removal on Internet, but we at Dermatocare felt the need of compiling it into a table that helps you to decide which method suit your requirements in terms of how much pain you can bear, money and time you want to invest and how clean you want to look.





For full article, click here:

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Disclaimer- The content of this page is meant for information purpose only and not not meant for medical use.As everybody skin behaves differently so the author is not responsible for any damage or losses or side effects arising from the use or following the information provided on this page. Also certain topics in this page are still controversial so the author is sharing her views based on her experience and knowledge. Any wrong content or discrepancies in thought are invited for discussions and if needed can be corrected based on the facts. The results expected with skin care products are not universally applicable as each individuals skin behaves differently. The author is not responsible for any adverse event that arises out of following my opinion, however such negative and positive feedback will help me improve. Kindly seek dermatologist advice for skin care, acne, redness, irritation, dark patches or any other skin problem. Kindly note for medico-legal reasons I have not listed prescribed skin care products which are specially formulated according to skin types and are cost effective too. Also, the author has no monetary association with above listed brands, there are thousands of skin care products in the market I have chosen few of them to start with. Kindly note all the photographs in this blog are taken from Google images.

 Your invaluable comments, queries and Facebook likes will help me in my effort of Dermato-awareness- working towards healthy, radiant and flawless skin. Dr Surbhi, MD (Skin)

Friday, 4 October 2013

Men's talk!

Taking care down there is not a hercules job in case of men; all they need to do is avoid overdoing.



  • Understanding the genital anatomy
  • Is it normal to have discharge underneath my foreskin?
  • How do I clean “down there”?
  • Is it important to remove hair in my pubic area?
  • When should I visit the doctor?




For full article, click here:


Disclaimer- The content of this page is meant for information purpose only and not not meant for medical use.As everybody skin behaves differently so the author is not responsible for any damage or losses or side effects arising from the use or following the information provided on this page. Also certain topics in this page are still controversial so the author is sharing her views based on her experience and knowledge. Any wrong content or discrepancies in thought are invited for discussions and if needed can be corrected based on the facts. The results expected with skin care products are not universally applicable as each individuals skin behaves differently. The author is not responsible for any adverse event that arises out of following my opinion, however such negative and positive feedback will help me improve. Kindly seek dermatologist advice for skin care, acne, redness, irritation, dark patches or any other skin problem. Kindly note for medico-legal reasons I have not listed prescribed skin care products which are specially formulated according to skin types and are cost effective too. Also, the author has no monetary association with above listed brands, there are thousands of skin care products in the market I have chosen few of them to start with. Kindly note all the photographs in this blog are taken form Google images.

Your invaluable comments, queries and Facebook likes will help me in my effort of Dermato-awareness- working towards healthy, radiant and flawless skin.
 Dr Surbhi, MD (Skin)