WHAT CAUSES SUNTAN AND SUN BURN?

Any time your skin is not protected by sunscreen or clothes and gets too much sun, it can burn or tan. But why do some people get a sunburn and others get a suntan?

You have something called melanin in your skin. It’s the stuff that gives your skin its color. People who have dark skin have more melanin. People who have light skin have less.

Here’s how melanin makes your skin burn or tan:

  • Your body normally makes melanin to try to protect the deeper layers of your skin from damage.
  • When your skin gets damaged by the sun’s rays, it makes even more melanin to try to protect your skin from being damaged even more. That causes the skin to change color:
    • Dark-skinned people usually turn darker brown, or tan, when they go in the sun.
    • Light-skinned people usually turn more red, or burn, when they go in the sun.

Besides tanning or burning, a lot of people also get uneven patches of color, or freckles.

Even if you have naturally dark skin or never burn and always tan, that still means the sun is damaging your skin. And you can still get skin cancer and wrinkles some day.For all skin,hair and nail solutions visit our clinics at Malad,Juhu and Bandra in Mumbai.Call 9004839333 for appointments.

HOW TO PREVENT HEAT?

  • Wear light-weight, loose-fitting cotton clothes.
  • Exercise outdoors during the coolest parts of the day.
  • Try to keep your skin cool by cool showers.
  • Keep skin as dry as possible, remove all traces of perspiration, especially from the folds of the skin
  • Avoid  heavy creams or ointments that might block sweat ducts
  • Avoid harsh soaps during the hot season.
  • Wear loose clothing while sleeping and ensure your bedroom is well-ventilated.

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PIMPLES

What Are Pimples?

Pimples are one of the most common skin conditions that you will see in many people especially in teenagers. It is nothing but the inflammation of the skin caused by the attack of bacteria on the sebaceous glands (oil glands). The bacteria infect the skin and this makes the skin to swell up by forming a puss inside. The main reason for the occurrence of pimples is teenagers are due to the excess secretion of sebum by the oil glands during their puberty stage when they undergo a lot of hormonal changes. It normally is seen on the face, neck, back and shoulders. Pimples are not a critical problem at all but it makes you look very miserable and poor in appearance.

Causes Of Pimples

Some of the common causes of pimples are mentioned below:

  1. Pimples are generally caused during puberty and teenage years when there is an increase in the sex hormones and androgen.
  2. Too much consumption of oil and junk foods also causes pimples to easily appear in teenagers.
  3. Hereditary and dirt factors also cause pimples in men and women.
  4. Over use of cosmetic products on the face and inadequate cleansing of these products also causes pimples to appear on the face and neck.
  5. Pressure on the face due to use of helmet straps and so on can also cause pimples.
  6. Accumulation of dead skin cells and overgrowth of bacterial tissues in the body causes pimples.

Symptoms For Pimples

There are no specific symptoms that you will experience to predict that you are going to get pimples on your face or neck or back.

  1. Scaly red skin
  2. Scarring of the skin
  3. Reddish tiny bulbs on your face and neck
  4. Black heads and White heads
  5. Pimples might or might not contain fluid or puss inside

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DEALING WITH OILY SKIN

It is believed that oily skin ages slowly, with fewer wrinkles. Plus, managing oily skin is pretty easy. Here are a few lifestyle hacks for living with oily skin.

Be Gentle

You may be tempted to wash off all that excess oil repeatedly. But over-washing strips your face of the oils it needs, and only triggers more oil production! Stick to washing your face twice a day, with a gentle face wash.

Exfoliating too much will also push your skin to produce more oil. So, only exfoliate once or twice a week, with a mild cleanser.

Use only lukewarm water for washing, since hot water will irritate the skin further. Make sure your scrubs and towels are soft, too!

Use Makeup in Moderation

Using long-wear foundations, concealers, or heavy makeup can do more harm than good by clogging your pores. Try keeping your skin bare and free to breathe on some days. And always remember to remove your makeup before you sleep!

To reduce shine, try using blotting papers/tissues/paper towels to absorb oil. They work like a charm without clogging your pores!

Befriend Moisturisers

People with oily skin often shy away from moisturisers, fearing that their skin will become greasier. Bad idea! Moisturising your skin is essential if you want it to be healthy. Choose an oil-free moisturiser to keep your skin non-greasy and hydrated. For best results, apply moisturiser once or twice a day, within three minutes of washing your face.

Eat Healthy

Your diet can make or break your skin! Avoid saturated fats (oily, fried, junk food) and eat more of the good fats – omega-3 fatty acids – which is found in nuts, dry fruits, seeds, eggs, and fish. Sugary food (like that dessert after every meal) can also cause oily skin, so stay clear!

Choose the Right Products

Choosing gentle, oil-free, and non-comedogenic (meaning it won’t clog your pores) products is winning half the battle against oily skin. Avoid astringents, harsh soaps, and alcohol-based products because these can irritate the skin and cause breakouts. Always test a small sample of a product before including it in your skincare routine.

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CAUSES OF OILY SKIN

Dealing with oily skin is a slippery slope. Here’s how to handle oily skin flawlessly.

Gorgeous in the morning, and greasy in the afternoon – sounds familiar? You’re not alone! Tons of people share the oily skin type – which means the sebaceous (oil-producing) glands of your skin are overactive. Our skin needs a small amount of oil to stay soft and moisturised. But when the sebaceous glands produce more oil than required, the end result is shiny, greasy skin.

Usually, your hormones decide how much oil these glands will produce (which is why most people have to deal with oily skin in their teenage years)!

Other than that, your skin may also get oily because of:

  • Your menstrual cycle – also related to hormones
  • Genetic factors
  • Physical or emotional stress
  • Warm or humid weather
  • Using too much makeup or harsh products
  • Touching your face a lot
  • Eating too many sugary foods.

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HERPES

The herpes simplex virus is a contagious virus that can be passed from person to person through direct contact. Children will often contract HSV-1 from early contact with an infected adult. They then carry the virus with them for the rest of their lives.

HSV-1

Infection with HSV-1 can happen from general interactions such as:

  • eating from the same utensils
  • sharing lip balm
  • kissing

The virus spreads more quickly when an infected person is experiencing an outbreak. Anywhere from 30 to 95 percent of adults are seropositive for HSV-1, though they may never experience an outbreak. It’s also possible to get genital herpes from HSV-1 if someone who performed oral sex had cold sores during that time.

HSV-2

HSV-2 is contracted through forms of sexual contact with a person who has HSV-2. It is estimated that around 20 percent of sexually active adults are infected with HSV-2. While HSV-2 infections are spread through contact with a herpes sore, it is assumed that most people get HSV-1 from an infected person who is asymptomatic, or does not have sores.Call 9004839333 for appointments.Visit our clinics at Malad,Juhu and Bandra in Mumbai.

WHAT IS ALOPECIA?

Alopecia areata is “a common condition of undetermined etiology characterized by circumscribed, nonscarring, usually asymmetric areas of baldness on the scalp, eyebrows, and bearded portion of the face.”

In the majority of cases, hair falls out in small patches around the size of a quarter. For most people, the hair loss is nothing more than a few patches, though in some cases it can be more extreme.

Sometimes, it can lead to the complete loss of hair on the scalp (alopecia totalis ) or, in extreme cases, the entire body (alopecia universalis).

Alopecia areata is considered to be an autoimmune disease, where the immune system mistakenly attacks the body’s own cells instead of harmful foreign invaders.

In the case of alopecia areata, the immune system attacks the hair follicles causing inflammation, which leads to hair loss.For appointments call 9004839333,Clinics at Malad,Juhu and Bandra in Mumbai.