Skin

What type of Acne do you have? – The Health Look – Health Article

Acne originates from the Greek work “akme” which means a point or a spot. Acne is a very common skin condition affecting a mix of population including teens and adults. Though it is not lethal, having acne can lower one’s self esteem. It is generated when the sebaceous glands (oil producing glands) situated at the very end of the hair follicles are seen to be overactive. In very simple words, skin cells along with oil and hair clump up together.…

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To pop it or not?! – Health Article

Is it a crime against your skin to pop pimples?  The answer is – Hell yes! I know, even I have popped and squeezed those nasty little ones on my face, despite being advised not to do so. It surely is very tempting! For most of us, the answer to getting rid of that zit is to attack it with your non sterile pimple extractor or just with your bare hands. You feel  doing this would just be an immediate…

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Acne / Hydrocolloid Patches – The Health Look – Health Article

How do these patches work? These are small, adhesive patches that absorb pus and oil from  acne blemishes. Provide a healing, moist environment. Protect the area from bacterial contamination by lowering the pH levels thereby creating an acidic environment. Deliver active ingredients such as salicylic acid or tea tree oil, both of which are very effective in acne treatment. How to use? Cleanse your face and gently pat your face with a facial tissue / face towel. Apply the patch…

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Water of Youth! – The Health Look – Health Article

Chamomile flowers described by (Janmejai S et al.) as “A herb of the past with a bright future”  are flowers from a common family of daisy like plants called Asteraceae. Mainly grown in parts of Asia, Australia, Europe and Northern America, they are known for various health and beauty benefits. Chamomile also referred to as ‘Water of Youth’, have been used for various types of preparations, the most common being – Chamomile Tea! Chamomile Tea is typically an amalgamation of…

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