Tips to help vitiligo patients care for their skin

Millions of people worldwide have vitiligo, a condition that causes the skin to lose its natural colour, resulting in patches of light skin. Although the white or light patches do not typically cause other symptoms, the condition can cause low self-esteem and depression in patients - of whom nearly half develop vitiligo before the age of 21

Tips to help vitiligo patients care for their skinAlthough there is no cure for vitiligo, dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology say there is a lot patients can do at home to make vitiligo less visible and help prevent the condition from spreading. “Many people with vitiligo do not have any other signs or symptoms and feel completely healthy,” says board-certified dermatologist […]

Does your skin have tiny white bumps? Leave them alone

If you have tiny white bumps on your nose, chin or cheeks, resist the urge to try removing them. The common condition will go away on its own in a few weeks

Does your skin have tiny white bumps? Leave them aloneYou likely have milia, a skin condition that’s common among newborns – so common, in fact, that up to half of all babies develop milia. Mila happens when dead skin cells get trapped beneath the skin’s surface and form small, hard cysts. Milia is common in babies because their skin is still learning to exfoliate, […]

Here are 10 body care products that are harming your skin and body

Looks have been over emphasised and the demand for products to enhance these looks have increased over time. However, every story doesn’t have a happy ending; overuse and obsession of these products can be harmful to the skin

Here are 10 body care products that are harming your skin and bodyIn today’s day and age, beauty and perfection is being striven for like never before. Influenced by beauty influencers and photo shopped magazines, the trend is to be ‘flawless.’ The types of products being used extensively are as follows, here are their effects: Nylon brush, pufa, kathya or pumice stone is often use by people […]

Study reveals: Not just diet, stress is also linked to high acne risk

Along with diet and hormones, stress levels have also been linked to acne risk. Those with "high" or "very high" stress levels faced three times the risk of acne compared to women who were less stressed

Study reveals: Not just diet, stress is also linked to high acne riskAcne is a common nuisance that plagued many of us during our teenage years. By the time we reached our 20s, our skin became clean and clear as pimple breakouts lessened. However, for some adults, specifically women, acne is still a very real problem, and a new study in the Journal of the American Academy […]

Ask these five important questions regarding your health before getting inked

Getting a tattoo may seem to be in trend or be a way of self-expression, but you should also know how it affects your health

Ask these five important questions regarding your health before getting inkedMost of us have contemplated getting a tattoo — from the design we want to the ink colour — as a means to highlight our self-expression. The decision to ink ourselves is difficult, and riddled with potential tattoo regret. Although we might’ve weighed a tattoo’s artistic and social merits, chances are we haven’t given the […]

Coconut oil can be beneficial to relieve eczema symptoms

The main symptoms of eczema are patches of dry, itchy, and scaly skin that may crack and bleed. A key aim of treatment is to keep the skin hydrated. Some medications can irritate sensitive skin, prompting many people with eczema to search for effective natural treatments, such as coconut oil

Coconut oil can be beneficial to relieve eczema symptomsCoconut oil is a natural moisturiser. Many people with eczema find that it soothes the skin and relieves symptoms such as dryness and itchiness. How does coconut oil counter eczema? Coconut oil is rich in lauric acid, a healthful fatty acid that is also in breast milk. Lauric acid is an ingredient in natural remedies […]

Exposing your skin to heat during winters can give you bizarre skin condition

Being near heat sources will not only leave your skin drier than usual, but they can also come with a more dangerous downside

Exposing your skin to heat during winters can give you bizarre skin conditionYour beloved electric blanket or space heater never fails to keep you cozy on cold, drafty days. And while you might already know that hanging out near (or under) these heat sources could leave your skin drier than usual, they can also come with a more dangerous downside. Turns out, they can actually burn you. […]

World Vitiligo Day: Sassoon Hospital spreads awareness through a walkathon

Vitiligo is an autoimmune condition that often causes skin pigmentation. Discrimination and social stigma are often attached to it. In order to dispel myths surrounding it, Sassoon General Hospital (SGH), Pune, for the first time has organised a walkathon and awareness lectures on the occasion of World Vitiligo Day on Monday

World Vitiligo Day: Sassoon Hospital spreads awareness through a walkathonVitiligo is a genetic condition with the most visible manifestation. While it does not cause any major physical harm, it causes a lot of psychological stress. The condition is stigmatised and has many myths surround it. Experts say that a lot needs to be done to sensitise people about this condition. “Vitiligo – educating the […]

How vitamin D is crucial in dealing with psoriasis?

There is a complex relationship between vitamin D and psoriasis. Research suggests that if the body does not process vitamin D normally, psoriasis symptoms may become worse

How vitamin D is crucial in dealing with psoriasis?Psoriasis is a common, chronic autoimmune inflammatory disease that causes raised, scaly patches, known as plaques, to appear on the skin These scaly patches appear most often on the knees, scalp, and the outside of the elbows, and are the result of skin cells growing abnormally quickly. People with psoriasis often experience itchiness, and burning […]

Here’s what you need to know about psoriasis, its symptoms and treatments

Psoriasis usually occurs on the scalp, joints, hands and feet. However, psoriasis can appear almost anywhere on the body, including the face and eyelids. About 10 percent of people with psoriasis have eyelid involvement

Here’s what you need to know about psoriasis, its symptoms and treatmentsWhat is psoriasis? Psoriasis is a lifelong skin disease. The symptoms may be better at some times and worse at others. The exact prevalence of psoriasis isn’t exactly known, but about 1 to 2 people out of every 100 have the condition. There are several different types of psoriasis. Plaque psoriasis, which is the type […]