This is Zits! A simple guide to Pimple Treatment

Girl before and after having pimple on her face illustration

Since teenage years acne is a part of growing up in almost everyone’s life. Given the poor surrounding conditions, the pollution, the dust, humidity, and the unbearable heat of our country it is difficult to maintain pimple free skin. Here we present a simple guide to pimple treatment for you.

Types of acne on the skin or pimples illustration (Designed by brgfx / Freepik)

Pimples occur due to 4 main reasons:

  • Increased skin turnover.
  • Increased Oil production.
  • Infection.
  • Inflammation.

Here are some basic tips to prevent and treat acne.

1. Cleansing: Pimples are a result of excess sebum production. Sebum is an oily substance produced by some glands present in the skin. Washing away sebum with a mild cleanser 2-3 times a day will help prevent acne and control present condition. Do not use tough soaps, these may damage the protective barrier and cause more harm than good. Salicylic acid containing cleansers work very well against acne.

2. Keep your hands away: Not touching your face not only reduces your risk of deadly corona virus, it also helps prevent acne. Surprized!!!! Our hands carry dust and germs which accidentally gets deposited on our face in the pores. This increases the chances of inflammation resulting in pimples.

3. Choose your cosmetics wisely: Select your makeup according to your skin type and surroundings you stay in all day. Do not buy on celebrity advertisements only. Take professional help if you have trouble finding the right products.

4. Basic self-treatment: Mild acne usually settles with a good salicylic acid / benzoyl peroxide face wash. Local clindamycin application also lessens pimples. However, do not make a habit of popping pimples it may increase the inflammation and make the condition worse leaving scars.

5. When to see the doctor: Frequent multiple episodes of acne needs specialized treatment. You may need to be assessed for certain other hormonal conditions such as PCOS, hyperandrogenism etc. In case these conditions are present they need to be treated along with acne.

Colored skin acne anatomy composition with types of acne pimples before and after vector illustration (Designed by brgfx / Freepik)

A word of Advise

A word on acne marks…. Pimples seem to pose a problem even after they have gone. Acne marks ruin the most beautiful of faces. Fortunately, now we have state of the art LASER therapies and top-notch skin treatments to say goodbye to them.

It is best not to indulge in certain local ointments such as those containing retinoids, and over the counter antibiotics, without the guidance of a specialist. We believe these simple steps can guide pimple prevention and treatment at home in most cases.

Also read our blog on skin care by Dr Vaishali Srivastava

Stay safe, stay healthy, stay beautiful!

Girl before and after having pimple on her face illustration(Designed by brgfx / Freepik)

Dr Vaishali Srivastava (MBBS, MS, Mch Plastic surgery)

email us at essencecosmeticsurgery.com or call us at 9968539463/9711707831

Skin care Overview: A simple guide to gorgeous face

Face Skin care : the elusive “perfect skin”

Beautiful Skin Needs regular care

I am a Plastic surgeon practicing in Delhi NCR. Often in my Opd, as I begin to wrap up at day’s end young staff girls at the hospital come for quick face skin care queries. They are no different from the patients I have just finished seeing. Women and men alike today are misled by bombardment of advertisements on Television and internet.

Yet after spending so much money on small bottles with big brands , the fair and lovely look of face is still trapped inside the television. To add to it the lucky few who are blessed with good skin have also joined the acne prone or cracked skin group because of hours in the sun, traveling in dust and harsh climate in Delhi NCR, and living on diet sodas.

The skin specially your face skin is an essential part of one’s personality, it’s how the world knows you and relates to you.

Healthy glowing skin adds to your charisma ,improves your confidence , it’s not something limited to the starlit world, it’s the right and need of every human being.

So , what can one do to get it right.

Plastic surgeons or Skin care doctors like me in Delhi NCR will tell you that the correct choice of products depends wholly and solely on your skin type of face.Whether it’s oily, dry , mixed, acne prone, dandruff prone , scaly , itchy, sensitive.

If there are episodes of rashes and allergy after using common products, do not indulge in over the counter creams, get a proper consultation and use specific products only.

It surprised me to see people using steroid based creams for months,just because it’s easily available over the counter and claims are sky high.

Steroids results in thinning and worsening of skin,often observed a little too late by the user. DO NOT USE STEROID CREAMS BLINDLY. Refrain from such lucrative but harmful ideas.

Sunscreen

Sunscreen protects your Skin

The use of sunscreen in this country cannot be overemphasised , SPF 30 is what you should be looking for on the label. Sunscreens are available depending on skin type.

Spf 50 suits Indian climate

In Case you are unable to use screen cause it looks like you are melting , it’s time to change not stop the sunscreen.

Diet and creams among other things

A good Face care regimen that the skin care doctors especially in Delhi NCR will prescribe you involves taking care of yourself throughout the day. Skin Care is not just in terms of putting stuff on your face but also your diet, your stress levels, your hormonal profile .

Staying hydrated, and consuming fruits and natural vegetables will keep the skin healthy. Often people are unable to chalk out a proper diet.

Taking expert help will go a long way and is an easier way rather than struggling with Calorie and protein contents.

We now have products available like never before, they give appreciable results. We have UV cameras that can detect skin damage at an early stage.

Creams like Retinoids in acne, Hydroxy acids and Vitamin C in skin whitening and anti-ageing are available. When used in right manner skin lightening agents can do wonders.

Vitamin C does wonders for your Skin

When to use , how to use and when to stop are the questions whose answers are different for every individual.

The point to understand is that Your face is not an experimental playground. Choosing the right products and following in a proper manner will give you much better cost effective results. It’s time to get that image out of the TV set into real life!

Dr Vaishali Srivastava (MBBS, MS, Mch plastic surgery)

Get in touch with us at essencecosmeticsurgery.com or call us at 9711707831, 9968539463. You can also Email us : essencecosmeticsurgery@gmail.com

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