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Worried about acne? Your beauty cream is to blame, say experts

Contrary to popular belief, beauty creams have a big role to play in our fight against acne. Too much use of fairness creams often lead to acne and thinning of skin, say experts.

health and fitness Updated: Feb 22, 2016 12:35 IST
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Daily use of fairness and beauty creams leads to growth of acne besides skin losing its tightness and becoming thinner in return.(Shutterstock)

Excessive use of fairness and beauty creams is the main reason for acne and could lead to thinning of the skin, said a leading dermatologist on Sunday at the Acne India Summit, a one-day event held at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in Delhi.

“The obvious side-effect of using beauty creams on face is thinning of the skin. Daily use of these creams leads to growth of acne besides skin losing its tightness and becoming thinner in return,” said Dr Rohit Batra.

Read: Fairness and anti-ageing creams are hampering your health

The programme was aimed at providing education and refreshing knowledge of practising dermatologists regarding acne. A quiz contest and workshop to impart procedural skills to students and private practitioners were also conducted on the occasion.

“A growing percentage of population aged 15 to 44 suffer from severe acne. Every patient wants a cure as no one wants to live with scars on their face,” Batra said.

Read: Indian skin creams contain high levels of steroids

He added that dermatologists are now equipped with state-of-the-art technologies to help patients regain their confidence.

“Contrary to what we are led to believe, acne is not just a concern for adolescents, and the market reflects that. With cutting edge methods like lasers, chemical peels, thermal and non-thermal light sources, one can easily get rid of acne and acne scars,” said Batra, who was also the organising secretary of the summit.

Around 250 dermatologists, students, faculty members and delegates from across the country participated in the event.

First Published: Feb 22, 2016 12:35 IST