Waxing, shaving & threading are beautiful scary words! Beautiful because once you have taken a session of these at your favorite salon you add to your beauty quotient & scary because these methods of getting rid of unwanted body hair are painful, also you have to go through this painful experience once every 15-20 days. Well, there are still many people who prefer these old barbaric ways over latest & safe technologies to look and feel more polished but only because they are still unaware about the science behind laser hair reduction.
Acne also called as pimples/zits, is an inflammatory condition of the oil glands of the skin. The oil (sebaceous) glands get blocked due to excessive oil and keratin plug formation. These glands get infected by the bacteria called as P. Acnes, which releases chemical substances and causes state of inflammation locally giving rise to redness of the skin and pustule formation. These glands get infected by the bacteria called as P. Acnes, which releases chemical substances and causes state of inflammation locally giving rise to redness of the skin...
I guess this is not just a saying but the actual truth, though as a dermatologist I would like to make a correction to this saying by adding that the undereye area tell more than words could ever say.Many a times I have come across patients who are genuinely happy, not sleep deprived at all & certainly not on any drugs but still their undereye pigmentation or puffiness makes them look sad & depressed & chronically sleep deprived.
In recent times we have witnessed a rise in fungal infection (ringworm) cases in India, and the resistance it has developed to common antifungals is something to worry about! Well today I am not going to talk about the various medications that we prescribe to treat it but certain important lifestyle modifications that can prevent fungal infection of the skin.