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Acne Vulgaris: Pathogenesis, Causes, Treatment

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Azelaic Acid Benefits For Skin

Hey Hope you are doing wellIn this blog post I'll discuss all about the benefits of azelaic acid in skincare.
What is azelaic acid ?
Azelaic acid is a dicarboxylic acid which can be obtained from wheat rye, barley. It is also produced by the yeast that is naturally present on our skin.Azelaic acid is a common skincare ingredient that is prescribed as topical medications by dermatologists for treating hyperpigmentation, melasma, acne marks, uneven skin tone.Usually the medical prescriptions of azelaic acid are 15%- 20% depending on the severity of the skin condition and treatment required. Over the counter creams that are available in the drugstore are usually of lower concentration, most commonly 10%.

In what forms azelaic acid can be used in skincare?
Azelaic acid is prescribed in the forms of creams, lotions, bars.As it takes some time to work on the skin, azelaic acid is not the fist choice of treatment for acne, but it definitely gives relief to melasma, hyperpigmentation at a high…

Salicylic Acid For Skin

When it comes to acne salicylic acid is at the top of the list. It is easily available and helps in drying out that zit effectively as you see it invading your face. Let’s know why salicylic acid is a popular choice among acne-prone skin concerns.What Is Salicylic Acid?Salicylic acid is a Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA) that has been known for its beneficial effects in treating clogged pores and acne. Salicylic acid acts as an exfoliator that helps in dissolving the dead skin layer and keeps the pores clear. It has been used widely in the skincare industry and works very good on mild acne, blackheads and whiteheads. They also help in preventing future breakouts by clearing out the pores and dissolving dead skin and oil debris. People often confuse BHA’S with AHA’s but alpha hydroxy acids are totally different groups of agents and have different sets of actions. Popular AHA’s are glycolic acid, lactic acid, mandelic acid.Salicylic can be derived from willow bark extracts, the structure is impo…

A Brief Understanding of Telepathology

With the increasing demand of technology worldwide, Telepathology has been progressing into various ways. From social media images to high definition electronically transmitted images, telepathology is taking a new turn connecting various specialists all around the world.
So, what is telepathology? What are its various types? Is telepathology is as good as the conventional microscopic examination by the pathologist itself?
What are the drawbacks?
I’ll try to explain all these questions in this blog post.Ronald S Weinstein coined the term telepathology in 1986.Telepathology is a process in which pathologists provides diagnosis and suggestions by viewing the electronically transmitted images rather than examining the slides under the microscope. Now these images can be transmitted through various sources such as mobiles, high speed digital lines, satellites etc. most commonly and easily used way is through the internet. With availability of high speed internet and various social media opti…

How Sugar Affects Your Skin: Sugar and Skin Health | Acne | Inflammation

Hey!!Thank you for stopping by ☺Hope you are doing great.In this blog post I will be discussing about how sugar affects the skin health.When going to a sweet shop, my senses becomes all aggravated by the smell, texture and the aesthetic appearance of the items. There is no denying that I am myself a big sweet tooth and loves indulging in various kinds of desserts from time to time. The sweet stuff definitely tastes absolutely delicious which results in more cravings but can cause a lot of problems in our body including our skin health.
For me sugar was playing a huge role in the inflammation going on in my body leading to acne. I’ve suffered from both acne and rosacea. I still get hormonal breakouts from time to time but limiting sugar in my diet has drastically affected my skin health. I have noticed that whenever I overindulge in my favorite sweets my acne is aggravated and my skin becomes oilier.Sugar is an inflammatory food; hence it results in the inflammation inside the body. The…

Puffy Eyes: Causes and Treatment

There are various reasons for puffiness around the eyes and different ways to treat them as well. In this post I’ll cover up the various causes of puffy eyes and how are they treated.What causes puffiness around the eyes?There are various reasons for puffiness around the eyes-Genetics- if you have genetically puffy/baggy eyes no serum/cream is going to help remove that. Just consult your physician for appropriate measurements.Fat protrusion- sometimes the fat gets accumulated and causes a bulge in the under eye area. Mostly seen in persons above 50 years of age.Inflammation/irritation- certain cosmetics/ skincare products have ingredients which lead to inflammation resulting in swelling around the eyes.Allergies- allergens such as dust, hay fever, certain foods etc can cause swelling around the eyes.Lymph accumulation- lymph is a fluid that is present in the body. There are multiple lymph nodes in our body as well. It helps in eliminating toxins from the body. When this lymph becomes …