To de-fat the skin, wash your face at least three times a day. Meticulous cleansing is required.Updated: Jul 08, 2003 20:13 IST
Blackheads, small pustules with a tendency to develop deeper inflamed spots, are most common in puberty.
Wash at least three times a day with soap and water. Meticulous cleansing of the skin is required to de-fat the skin.
Use an anti-bacterial cleanser.
Obtain special medication from a doctor - do not use proprietary ones.
Brown patches on the skin, frequently on the face and neck.
Avoid direct sunlight.
Use sunscreen creams.
Eat food rich in Vitamin C.
Use cosmetic products containing glycolic acid and retinoic acid.
Chemical peeling using Alphahydroxy acids.
Moles are large collections of melanocytes in the skin. They may be flat or raised.
Remove by cosmetic surgery.
Visit a doctor immediately if the mole gets larger, itchy, inflamed, or swollen.
Vitiligo is the absence of pigmentation of the skin, usually seen as patches.
Protect from sunlight. Patches of vitiligo are very sensitive to sunlight and burn easily.
Consult a dermatologist.
Scars are formed usually as a result of injuries to the skin. They may be thick as in a keloid or may be depressed as in post acne or chicken pox.
Warts occur due to virus infection of the skin.
Visit a doctor for specific treatment.
Wrinkles appear due to thinning and folding of the skin, most commonly on the face. Around the eyes, it is called Crow's Feet and around the mouth, Laughter Lines. The tendency to develop wrinkles or to have a young-looking skin is inherited.
Creams and lotions containing alpha-hydroxy acids and retinoic acid
First Published: Jul 05, 2003 19:27 IST