Acne Acne is the most common skin condition, It affects people of all ages, races, socioeconomic statuses and genders at some point during their lifetimes. According to statistics, over 50% of adults are prone to acne, while around 90% of individuals aged 12 to 24 are susceptible. It is not life-threatening, but most people experiencing severe acne will agree that it significantly alters their lives and self-esteem. It can leave scars on the surface of the skin, as well as invisible emotional scars. Hormones and acne are typically lumped together, but that is the extent of most people’s acne information

Sites of Acne: It occurs in Face, Chest, Back & Shoulders because these areas contains the highest number of sebaceous oil glands

Types of Acne: Non-Inflammatory: consists of white heads or black heads with no inflammation. Inflammatory: consists of inflammatory pimples which causes irritation & inflammation of these lesions forming papules, pustules, nodules & finally cysts.

Advices:
  • Be gentle when you wash your skin, Do not rub or scrub your skin with a washcloth & Do not use hot water, Gently pat your skin dry with a clean towel or cloth.
    It is recommend to use Clearogen Foaming Cleanser
  • Be careful with the medicines you are taking because Certain medicines may trigger an acne flare-up.
  • Do not squeeze, pop, or pick your pimples because This may damage your skin and cause infection or scarring
  • Protect your skin from the sun through using an effective sun screen
  • Use water-based, oil-free , non-comedogenic makeup & skin care products
  • Avoid eating meals rich in fats
  • It is recommended to use Clearogen Acne Lotion, Clearogen Foaming Cleanser for Acne treatment through consulting the Dermatology specialist.

Skin Aging

Young skin is smooth, plump and supported from the inside by a matrix of collagen and elastin that gives the skin its firmness and elasticity. Young skin also has an abundance of growth factors that signal the fibroblast cells to produce and maintain this matrix.

Causes of Skin Aging: With Age these growth factors become less plentiful, causing the fibroblasts to get sluggish. As the production of collagen- and elastin-producing fibroblasts slow down, enzymes in the skin begin to destroy the supportive matrix faster than it can be replenished, and that’s when fine lines, wrinkles, dullness and other signs of aging become apparent.

Instructions:
  • Apply sunblock before heading out into the sun. Sunlight is possibly the most damaging element when it comes to your skin showing age , the ultraviolet rays zap the skin of moisture and nutrients, including collagen. Even sun exposure at young ages can accelerate the rate at which your skin starts to lose its health and go into aging decline. Sunscreen will guard against the damage incurred by these rays while also moisturizing your skin.
  • Stop smoking, or don't start. Smoking narrows blood vessels in your skin and decreases the flow of blood to your skin cells, depriving them of nutrients and accelerating the aging process, smoking also depletes the collagen and elastin content in your skin, weakening it and making the skin less elastic.
  • Drink plenty of water throughout the day at least eight glasses daily. Hydrating your body will also hydrate your skin, keeping it healthy and less susceptible to damage.
  • Eat a diet rich in fiber, antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids. According to DailyGlow.com, consuming these nutrients can protect the skin cells from damage by forces both internal -- such as free radicals and consumed toxins -- and external, such as the sun's rays. Consume plenty of fruits and vegetables throughout the day. MayoClinic.com also recommends consuming foods high in vitamin C, which can promote younger looking skin -- this nutrient can be found in many fortified fruit juices, as well as oranges, strawberries and cantaloupe.
  • Cleanse your skin gently, avoiding hot, scalding water and harsh chemical cleansers. Use warm water and gentle skin cleansers, and limit your bath time , long periods of soaking can strip your skin of oils that keep it healthy.
  • It is recommended to use Rejuve MD eye contour to eliminate aging signs of skin surrounding eyes.

Advices for Dry Skin

When you have flaky, itchy, dry skin, you want fast relief. Easing your dry skin isn't just about what you put on it. It also depends on how you clean your skin, the air around you, and even your clothes.

  1. Warm Yes, Hot No.
    A steamy shower feels good, but that hot water is not a good idea for your dry skin, says dermatologist Andrea Lynn Cambio, MD.
    The problem is that hot showers strip your body of its natural oil barrier, and you need that barrier to help trap moisture and keep your skin smooth and moist.
    So dial down the temperature and don't linger too long. Skin care experts recommend short, warm showers or baths that last no longer than 5 to 10 minutes.
    Afterward, gently pat dry and moisturize your body.
  2. Cleanse Gently.
    Wash with a soapless cleanser when you shower. Cambio says gentle soaps that are free of fragrance are a great option. Products with deodorant or antibacterial additives can be harsh on skin.
    Go easy on toners, peels, and other astringents made with alcohol, which is drying. When you exfoliate, don't scrub too much or too hard, Jacob says. It can irritate and thicken skin.
  3. Shave Smartly.
    Shaving can irritate dry skin. As you shave unwanted hair, you're also scraping off natural oils.
    The best time to shave is after you shower, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. Hairs are softer and more pliable after bathing, making shaving easier.
    Always use a shaving cream or gel, and shave in the direction the hair is growing to protect your skin.
    Make sure the razor is sharp. A dull razor blade can cause additional irritation. Change your razor blades often. If you are using a blade you've used before, soak it in rubbing alcohol to clean it.
  4. Cover Up.
    Sun damage is one of the main causes behind dry skin, wrinkles, and roughness. You can help prevent that damage by wearing a broad-spectrum SPF 50 sunscreen year-round and dressing right.
    In cool weather, Cambio says, be sure to "dress in layers to prevent overheating and perspiring excessively; both can irritate the skin." To prevent dry, chapped lips in winter, use a lip balm with SPF 30 sunscreen, and cover your lips with a scarf or a hat with a mask.
    In summer, wear light, loose, long-sleeved shirts when out in the sun, and wear a 2-inch wide-brimmed hat to shade your neck, ears, and eyes.
  5. Follow the Rules of Moisturizing.
    The simplest moisturizing products can soothe dry skin. "Petroleum jelly makes a great moisturizer," dermatologist Sonia Badreshia-Bansal, MD, says. Or you can use mineral oil, a favorite cream, or lotion.
    If you like a very rich moisturizer, look for one with shea butter, ceramides, stearic acid, or glycerin, Leslie Baumann, MD, director of the Cosmetic Medicine and Research Institute at the University of Miami, says. "All are rich moisturizers that will help you replenish your skin barrier," Baumann writes in her online article Winter Skin, where she also says she particularly loves glycerin.
    Jacobs says that whichever product you choose, a consistent, smart moisturizing routine helps.
    • Wash with a non-soap liquid cleanser, preferably one with ceramides to replenish the skin's outer layer.
    • Pat skin dry for less than 20 seconds.
    • Apply a thick moisturizer to slightly damp skin within minutes of bathing to trap in moisture.
    • Moisturize your hands every time you wash them so that evaporating water doesn't draw even more moisture from your dry skin.
    • Finally, look for a cream with sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher to get the added benefit of sun protection. You can find moisturizing sunscreens as ointments, creams, gels, even sprays. The AAD suggests creams as your best bet for helping to combat dry skin
  6. Humidify in winter.
    Cold, dry air is a common cause of dry, irritated skin. Heating your house keeps you warm, but it also removes moisture from the air, which can make dry skin even more parched.
    To replenish that missing moisture quickly and easily, use a humidifier in your bedroom, Cambio says. You can track humidity easily with an inexpensive humidity meter, called a hygrometer. Aim for indoor humidity of about 50%.
What to Look for in a Moisturizer

You don't have to pay a fortune for a good, rich moisturizer. Read the label. Ingredients that may be helpful for dry skin include:

  • Dimethicone and glycerin. These draw water to the skin and keep it there.
  • mineral oil, and petroleum jelly (petrolatum). These help skin hold on to water absorbed during bathing.
    Be sure to apply sunscreen to areas of your body that are exposed to the sun during the day. Look for a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or more that says "broad spectrum" on the label.
  • 5 Lifestyle Tips for Relieving Dry Skin
    These strategies can also help make your skin supple and smooth:
    • Plug in a humidifier at home to help keep skin hydrated during winter months when indoor air is dry.
    • Wear cotton and other natural fibers. Wool, synthetics, or other fabrics can be scratchy and irritating.
    • Drink plenty of water.
    • Eat omega-3 foods. Essential fatty acids can help fortify the skin’s natural oil-retaining barriers. Foods rich in omega-3 include cold-water fish (salmon, halibut, sardines), flax, walnuts, and safflower oil.
    • For redness or inflammation, apply a cool compress or an over-the-counter zinc oxide cream on the area for a week. If these don’t provide relief, talk to your doctor.

Danger of sun rays In fact, sun exposure causes many of the skin changes that we think of as a normal part of aging. Over time, the sun's ultraviolet (UV) light damages the fibers in the skin called elastin. When these fibers break down, the skin begins to sag, stretch, and lose its ability to go back into place. The skin also bruises and tears more easily -- taking longer to heal. So while sun damage to the skin may not be apparent when you're young, it will definitely show later in life.
How Does the Sun Change Skin?
Exposure to the sun causes:
Pre-cancerous (actinic keratosis) and cancerous (basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma) skin lesions
Benign tumors
Fine and coarse wrinkles
Freckles
Discolored areas of the skin, called mottled pigmentation
A yellow discoloration of the skin
The dilation of small blood vessels under the skin

Advice to protect against sun danger

Nothing can completely undo sun damage, although the skin can sometimes repair itself. So, it's never too late to begin protecting yourself from the sun. Follow these tips to help prevent sun-related skin problems:
Apply sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 50 at least 15-30 minutes before sun exposure and then according to its time of water resistance, reapplicate .
Select cosmetic products and contact lenses that offer UV protection
Wear sunglasses with total UV protection
Wear wide-brimmed hats, long sleeved shirts, and pants
Avoid direct sun exposure as much as possible during peak UV radiation hours between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Perform skin self-exams regularly to become familiar with existing growths and to notice any changes or new growths
Eighty percent of a person's lifetime sun exposure is acquired before age 18. As a parent, be a good role model and foster skin cancer prevention habits in your child Avoid tanning beds

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