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Clear Skin 101-Dos and Don'ts for Effective Acne Management


Acne is a skin condition characterized by clogged pores due to a combination of oil, dirt, and bacteria. The manifestation varies, appearing as blackheads (open pores), whiteheads (closed pores), papules (pimples), or pus-filled nodules. In its most severe form, acne can lead to deep-rooted skin lesions, causing considerable discomfort.

Why Does it Happen?

Several factors contribute to acne, including hormonal changes, stress, consumption of oily and greasy foods, exposure to pollution, and excessive oil production by sebaceous glands. UV ray exposure can also play a role in triggering acne.

Dos and Don'ts for Acne

  • Gentle Cleansing: Wash your face twice a day with a mild face wash.
  • Avoid Scrubbing: Refrain from scrubbing your face vigorously.
  • Oil-Free Products: Do not use oil-based creams or moisturizers.
  • Use Specialized Creams: Opt for creams containing retinol or salicylic acid.
  • Hands Off: Resist the urge to pop or squeeze pimples to prevent scarring.
  • Healthy Diet: Maintain a balanced and healthy diet.
  • Hydration: Stay well-hydrated for overall skin health.
  • Sun Protection: Use sunscreen to protect your skin from UV damage.
  • Makeup Removal: Always remove makeup before bedtime.
  • Professional Help: Consult a dermatologist for proper acne treatment.

What Makes Acne Worse?

Aggravating factors include harsh scrubbing, excessive exfoliation, an unhealthy diet, exposure to pollution, stress, and the use of harsh chemical products, all of which can exacerbate acne symptoms.

Can Dermatologists Help?

Dermatologists play a crucial role in diagnosing acne and prescribing appropriate treatments. Management strategies may involve medications such as antibiotics, hormonal therapy, and isotretinoin for severe cases. Therapies like chemical peels, light therapy, extractions, and corticosteroids can also aid in managing acne effectively.

While acne may not have a complete cure, proper management under the guidance of a dermatologist is essential. Timely intervention not only addresses the skin condition but also prevents the emotional toll it can take on self-esteem and confidence. Avoid experimenting with home remedies, as they may worsen the condition and lead to lasting scars. Embrace a holistic approach to skincare, and consult with a professional for the best results in your journey to clearer and healthier skin.

Unlock the secrets to clear, radiant skin with Dr. Sanchit Talwar, your trusted skincare expert. Whether in Chandigarh or Ludhiana, visit Talwar Skin Clinic or Skin Rejuv for personalized acne management. Say goodbye to acne woes and hello to a flawless complexion. Book your consultation with Dr. Sanchit Talwar today!

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1104, Sector 34C Rd,

Sector 34C, Sector 34,

Chandigarh, 160022

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Monday to Saturday

10:30 am to 7:00 pm

Sunday - Closed.

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Opening Hours

Monday to Saturday

10:00 am to 7:00 pm

Sunday - Closed.