Month: November 2015

Remove Your Pimple Blemishes Naturally

poEvery person faces “a pimple” plight at some point of time. However, there are a very few people who are blessed with scar free and flawless skin. Pimples mostly erupt on the face, back, shoulders and neck. They are a swelled development on the skin filled with pus and bacteria. When the sebaceous gland secretes excess sebum, it results in the outburst of pimples.

Acne treatment is a very common cause of a visit to dermatologists these days as pimples and their ugly marks can be removed easily with some ointment and topical applications. However, these all come with chances of side effects.

Any day, natural and home remedies are the best to treat these marks effectively.

Here are some pocket-friendly methods of removing age spots, pimple marks and other blemishes on the skin.

    • Sugar Scrub – A very simple and easy to apply method is sugar scrub to erase the pimple marks – sugar scrub also lightens skin colour making you look more radiant and glowing. You can make this scrub at home by taking three tablespoons of sugar, one tablespoon of honey, and one tablespoon of milk powder; mix them all together and scrub this on your face for few minutes and rinse it off after it has dried for about 15 minutes.

 

    • Egg Whites – This is an old technique to lighten the pimple marks and the pimple scars. Eggs are readily available at homes; you just need to break a fresh egg and separate the egg white from the egg yolk. Only take the egg white and apply it on the pimple marks. Keep it for around 15 minutes and then wash off with cold water. This egg white is loaded with protein and vitamins that help to regenerate new skin cells and fade out blemishes.

 

    • Baking Soda – This is yet another very useful element used for skin care. You need to mix a few drops of water to a teaspoon of baking soda and apply this mixture to the marks. Baking soda is an agent that promotes microdermabrasion on the skin helping to clean out pimple mark. Keep the paste on your skin for about 10 minutes and rinse with cold water.

 

    • Tomatoes – Loaded with Vitamin A and Lycopene, tomatoes are helpful to your skin in numerous ways. They nourish, rejuvenate and even heal the skin by removing the scars. Apply the freshly prepared pulp of a tomato on the pimple marks or rather your entire face and keep it there for about twenty minutes and then wash off with water. See how your skin glows spotlessly. Avocados and cucumbers can also be mixed with the pulp.

 

  • Coffee Scrub – The coffee grounds that you get at home after filtering the coffee in the cup can be the best exfoliating agent for your skin. It removes pimple marks, enhances blood circulation, fade out wrinkles and even stretch marks. Just take those grounded coffee remains and mix with your cleansing gel to apply it on your face. Coffee scrubs are widely available in the market as well in cosmetic packages. You need to choose the right brand to get effective results. The effects of caffeine are considered as injurious to human health, but this product has almost contrasting effects on the health of the skin. The coffee scrub is one of the best caffeine filled natural scrubs that can assay you with flawless skin.

The methods mentioned above are very easy to apply, and the results are proven. You just need some time to see the results as they are not as fast acting as the cosmetic products on the market.

When Is the Right Time to Choose an Acne Specialist

weDermatologists and Physicians are the logical first choice for the acne sufferer. When you have a bump or several it is only natural to want to see your doctor for their advice and diagnosis.

It is great to get a diagnosis to be sure that you indeed have acne and not something else. As there are many disorders of the skin that look like acne, but do need to be treated by a physician. If you are unsure if you have acne, then definitely have it checked out by a physician.

If you have already been to your physician or dermatologist and know that you have acne and haven’t been satisfied with the results then an Acne Specialist should be the next step for you. Most physicians don’t have the time to spend educating their patients on the root cause of their acne, and prescribe oral antibiotics, topical antibiotics, topical retinoids and sometimes benzoyl peroxide to try. Usually these are at strong strengths, since they are prescriptions, which result in dry, red, flaky, irritated skin. Which will usually lead to the patient abandoning their routine of care due to the side effects. As well as the level of difficulty communicating with the physician’s office for a quick question.

What an Acne Specialist can do for you…

We will analyze your skin type and your acne type, testing your skin for sensitivities as well. We will take the time to teach you the root cause of your acne, Retention Hyperkeratosis; and exactly what that means for you. We will go over your lifestyle/diet, medications, and comedogenic ingredients in makeup and skincare products that can exacerbate acne.

We will take the time to investigate your situation, and look at it from all angles to determine the culprits that are contributing to your acne. We develop a plan of action specifically for you and your situation, and this is why it is so successful. We teach you the pieces that you are missing, knowledge wise about your acne.

The rest of the program is to use specific homecare products designed for your skin and acne type, all without the redness, irritation, or dryness. As well as doing in office sessions to speed the healing of your acne lesions. These sessions can include: deep pore cleansing, extractions, chemical peels, enzyme exfoliations, light therapy, and hydrating healing masks.

The best part is that your Acne Specialist is there for you every step of the way. There is no extra cost for exceptional support. Once you are in the program, you have a direct line of communication with your Acne Specialist and get prompt responses to all your questions.

 

A Guide for Micro Needling Treatment Users

scScars from acne or chicken pox are hard to get rid of. Many therapies have been developed to treat such scars; however, none has been as successful as newly developed micro needling. Only in 1995, the idea came into existence; Orentreich et al described subcision or dermal needling for scars. Camirand and Doucet further pushed the treatment in 1997. In their procedure, dermabrasion was done using a tattoo pistol to treat scars. The therapy achieved its full potential in 2006, when Fernandes developed percutaneous collagen induction therapy.

The procedure, being simple, can be done at home. However, dermatologists advice against it, as there is risk of infection and scarring.

Devices used for Micro-needling

In the procedure, the skin is punctured using fine needles; those needles can either be on a roller, which has wheels of needles, or pens, having a cluster of needles at the tip. The models used by doctors may vary; it can be motorized, which allows control of the needle depth. There are other models, which uses micro-needles, as well as radio-frequency energy. The radio- frequency is used to produce heat, which according to some publications helps grow collagen. However, radio-frequency procedure is quite expensive than micro-needle treatment alone.

How treatment works

The injury-very minute-inflicted by needles stimulates the growth of collagen, a protein, which acts as the scaffolding under the skin. The treatment ingeniously uses deliberate injury to collagen to treat scar, which improves its appearance. The technique is more effective for sunken areas caused by acne. However, more deep or narrow scars the procedure does not work. With four to six treatments, you can have 60% to 70% improvement in the broad acne scars. The procedure is also effective in smoothing wrinkles around the eyes and on upper-lip.

Cost and immediate effects of treatment

The costs of treatment vary from $250 to $1,000 based on the dermatologist or a medical-grade device. The procedure may lead to light bleeding. A patient’s face may look pink and puffy after the therapy. It is suggested to patients to put ice on the treatment area after the therapy. The patient recuperates a lot faster than other skin-beautification procedure, such as laser resurfacing, which may take a week or more. It takes only a day or two, if you had a procedure on Friday, you can be presentable, even having makeup, on Sunday.

Precautions to be followed if done at home

Rollers of different models are readily available online, which cost from $20 to $125. It is recommended by dermatologists to consult physicians before doing procedure at home. Also, use needles shorter than a quarter-to-a-half millimeter, since longer needles increase the risk of infection or scarring and hurt more.

Acne Sucks! Get Rid of It Forever

as55Acne can lead to anxiety, low self-esteem and depression. To get rid of acne, you have to take the right supplements, avoid the wrong foods, and use the right products on your skin.

Zinc

Hormone imbalances can lead to acne. Zinc regulates the hormones in your body. There have been many studies done that show that zinc levels in people with acne are lower than people with clear skin. Taking zinc can reduce acne by up to 50%. Zinc reduces the production of (DHT) dihydrotestosterone. DHT is one of the androgens that contribute to the hormonal cause of acne. Zinc effectively stops the root cause of acne breakouts.

Probiotics

Many studies have shown that patients with moderate acne that took probiotics had significant improvement in their acne. Probiotics improved acne by reducing sebum content and decreasing skin inflammation due to its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory activities. If you take probiotics, you will see a significant improvement in your skin. Do not take any probiotics that include dairy like yogurt since dairy products have been linked to acne. I recommend that you take probiotics in pill form. I also take the probiotic drink Kevita, which is sold in grocery stores.

MSM

Taking the supplement MSM will soften the skin, improve the permeability of the skin and help clear pores. MSM contains sulfur, also known as the “beauty mineral.” MSM helps prevent the breakout of acne by controlling the rate of keratin production and inhibiting the effect of androgens, such as DHT. MSM is very effective in treating acne.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D activates macrophages, a kind of white blood cell. Macrophages attack acne bacteria head on, helping to eliminate any trace of acne. If you can’t get enough Vitamin D from sunshine, I recommend that you take 1000 IU of Vitamin D3.

Lecithin and Garlic

I take the supplement Kyolic that contains both lecithin and garlic. Lecithin nourishes the skin and attacks acne, whiteheads and blackheads. The antibacterial and antioxidant properties of garlic help prevent and get rid of acne. All of the Kyolic products contain both of these acne fighting properties.

Foods not to eat

Stay far away from dairy! There is a direct link between acne and dairy. If you have acne prone skin, avoid all dairy. Dairy contains hormones that increase sebum production. Dairy is one of the most inflammatory foods you can consume. Additional foods that you should stay away from include eggs, chocolate and nuts. Try to avoid sugar, grains, processed foods, vegetable oils, caffeine and alcohol. Vegetables you should avoid include broccoli and mushrooms.

Skincare products

According to research, five of the most common skin bacteria responsible for acne can’t survive when you apply jojoba oil to your skin. Jojoba oil is very effective at healing acne and inflamed skin. Jojoba oil easily absorbs deep into the skin without clogging pores or making the skin feel greasy. Jojoba oil is anti bacterial, so it kills the bacterial infection that causes acne. Jojoba oil is a popular acne remedy to get rid of acne on facial skin.

Eat healthy, follow these tips and you will see your acne clear up. You can look forward to beautiful clear skin!