Wednesday, April 28, 2021

If you develop breakouts from wearing a mask, you are not alone!! - By Aura Skin & Hair Clinic, Daspalla Hills

 MASKNE



In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, wearing a face mask has become part of our daily routine and is unavoidable. It’s now required in all public places, such as restaurants and grocery stores, and almost at all times as a barrier against the new coronavirus that spreads through respiratory droplets.


If you develop breakouts from wearing a mask, you’re not alone. This condition, known as “maskne” (mask acne), is a common side effect of using a mask and wearing it for prolonged periods.

Maskne doesn’t simply cause pimples, though. It may also result in skin issues including redness, bumpiness, and irritation and chaffing.


If you’re concerned about maskne, this is definitely the article you should read. We’ll explore the potential causes, as well as ways to treat and prevent it.


Healthcare and other front-line workers are most at risk because their masks are tighter-fitting and they are wearing them longer. Doctors have reported an increase in acne flare-ups in people outside of healthcare as well.


What to know about maskne skin conditions

Generally, “maskne” is an umbrella term for several skin conditions that can be caused by wearing a face mask or covering. It can include:


  • Acne. Acne happens when your pores become clogged with oil, dead skin cells, and dirt. It can cause pimples, whiteheads, or blackheads.

  • Rosacea. If you have rosacea, wearing a mask may cause flare-ups. This can lead to pimples and redness.

  • Contact dermatitis. Contact dermatitis occurs when you’re allergic or sensitive to the material of your mask. It can result in a red rash, along with irritation and blisters.

  • Folliculitis. Folliculitis, or an infection of your hair follicles, causes bumps that look like an acne breakout. You might also experience itchiness or pain.


If you already have one of these conditions, you may be more prone to developing maskne.




How to treat maskne

It’s essential to keep wearing a face mask, even if you have maskne. Keeping your mouth and nose covered is one of the best ways to protect yourself and those around you from COVID-19.

There are several ways to treat maskne symptoms. Let’s take a closer look at each step.


Wash your face regularly


During the pandemic, continue following your regular skin care routine to keep your skin healthy.

This includes washing your face:

  • once in the morning

  • once at night, before going to bed

  • after sweating or wearing a mask

When washing your face, use lukewarm water. Pat your skin dry with a clean towel. Avoid rubbing your skin as this may cause irritation.


Use a gentle cleanser


A gentle cleanser can help remove excess oil, sweat, and bacteria. Avoid cleansers that contain alcohol or perfume. These ingredients can cause irritation and make it harder for your symptoms to heal.

If your maskne is more severe, try a medicated cleanser with benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid.

If you have sensitive skin, ask your doctor or dermatologist about the best type of medicated cleanser for your skin.


Use a noncomedogenic moisturizer


After washing your face, apply a moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated. Use a noncomedogenic product, which likely won’t block your pores.


Apply cortisone cream and moisturizer with ceramides


If your maskne mostly involves irritation and raw skin, you may want to apply a mild cortisone cream to the area together with a moisturiser that contains ceramides. This can help protect your skin and relieve itching and irritation.


Take a break from makeup


Skip the makeup while you’re treating maskne. Beauty products such as foundation, concealer, and blush can clog your pores and prolong healing.




Maskne prevention tips

Since you’ll likely need to continue wearing a face mask in public for the foreseeable future, it might help to follow these maskne prevention tips.

Wash fabric masks after every use

Never reuse a cloth mask without first washing it. Use unscented hypoallergenic laundry detergent, then let it dry completely.

Apply a topical antibiotic cream

It’s not uncommon for bacteria to build up under a mask, which can lead to acne. To prevent this, dermatologists often recommend applying a topical antibiotic cream or gel on your skin before putting on your face mask.

Toss disposable masks after each use

After wearing a disposable mask, throw it away. Consider keeping several face masks on hand in case you need a fresh one.

Remove your mask every 4 hours

The American Academy of Dermatology Association recommends removing your mask for 15 minutes every 4 hours. This will help give your skin a break.

You should remove your face mask only when you can practice physical distancing with people who aren’t in your household. It’s also important to wash your hands before taking a mask break. Please also make sure it is safe sound to remove your mask.

Apply a moisturiser before wearing a mask

If your skin tends to be dry, a mask may cause irritation. Applying a noncomedogenic moisturizer can help hydrate your skin. A moisturiser can also serve as a barrier between your skin and the mask.

Choose the right mask

To avoid skin issues, be mindful of the type of mask you wear.

Try to wear a face mask that:

  • fits snugly, but not too tight

  • has two or more layers of fabric

  • is made of natural, soft fabric (like cotton)

Avoid masks made of synthetic fabrics, such as nylon or rayon. These materials can irritate the skin.

Wash your face after wearing a mask

Once you’re back at home, wash your face with a gentle cleanser. Follow with a moisturizer to protect your skin. Washing your face is especially important after sweating while wearing a mask.


End note

Although maskne can be frustrating, it’s important to keep wearing face coverings during the COVID-19 pandemic. Regular face-washing, moisturizing, and wearing the right type of mask may help prevent skin problems.

If your maskne is more severe, or if it still persists after trying these recommendations, be sure to follow up with your dermatologist or healthcare provider.


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Thursday, April 22, 2021

A Cosmetic Procedure that is praised by women and men alike - By Aura Skin & Hair Clinic, Daspalla Hills

DIAMOND MICRODERMABRASION

One of the most popular cosmetic skin care treatments available is diamond microdermabrasion, a procedure that is praised by women and men alike. No chemicals or anesthesia are used in the procedure, which is known for being simple and pain-free. It is appropriate for most skin types because it is non-invasive and can effectively reduce or eliminate wrinkles, acne, age spots, stretch marks, and more.



Microdermabrasion treatments are done in medical offices and spas by dermatologists or people who specialize in skin care. You will see immediate results after the procedure, but to get the best effect, you will need as many as six to nine treatments.




Microdermabrasion works by removing a few of the top layers of the skin called the stratum corneum. Much like brushing your teeth, microdermabrasion helps to gently remove "plaque" and skin debris. Since human skin typically regenerates at approximately 30-day intervals, skin improvement with microdermabrasion is temporary and needs to be repeated at average intervals of two to four weeks for continued improvement. Multiple treatments in combination with sunscreen, sun avoidance, and other skin-care creams yield best results.

  • Microdermabrasion is safe for almost everyone, doesn't require anesthesia, and has shown promising results in clinical studies.
  • It reduces lines, wrinkles, and dull-looking skin.
  • It helps to treat age spots and uneven pigmentation.
  • Enlarged pores and blackheads are visibly diminished.
  • Helps treat acne and acne scars.
  • Fades stretch marks.

What ages are appropriate for microdermabrasion?

While there are no specific age or sex restrictions, typically children over age 15 up to adults age 65 can get microdermabrasion. While there is no age limit, mature skin over age 70 may have slightly higher risks of bruising and skin abrasions. Individuals younger than age 12 may sometimes also receive treatment under the care of a dermatologist.


Side effects of microdermabrasion

Common side effects of microdermabrasion include mild tenderness, swelling, and redness. These generally go away within a few hours after treatment.

You might be advised to use a moisturizer to minimize dry and flaky skin. Minor bruising may also occur. This is mostly caused by the suction process during the treatment.

What to expect after microdermabrasion?

There is little to no downtime after microdermabrasion. You should be able to resume your daily activities immediately.

Keep your skin hydrated and use gentle skin care products. Avoid using topical acne medications for at least one day after treatment. It’s extremely important to protect your skin with sunscreen. Your skin can be more sensitive to the sun in the few weeks after the treatment.

You can expect to see noticeable results immediately after the procedure. The number of microdermabrasion sessions needed will depend on the severity of your skin concerns as well as your expectations.

Your provider will likely design a plan for the initial number of sessions, as well as periodic maintenance treatments.





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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

8 Holi skin & hair care tips you must not miss - Dr. Sravani Sandhya, Aura Skin & Hair Clinic - Visakhapatnam

Holi is that one colorful day of the year that we all look forward to. With all the Parties,  Bollywood music, delicious food. It’s that time of the year when you play with colors that add joy to your life.

This holi is definitely going to be different, with the novel corona-virus / COVID-19 on high alert, so should you avoid playing holi completely, NO.

 

People cannot put their lives on hold, nor is it necessary. Celebrate Holi, but maybe you should not celebrate it with thousands of people. Celebrate with close family and friends, avoid big gatherings as far as possible.

 

As much as we love this awesome festival of colors, we just hate the aftermath.So, before you step out, make sure you have these checks in place. Here are a few tips that will help make your Holi a fun-filled, safe and colorful one.




1.) Use organic colors only:

Going the organic way is the new trend, and it’s time we stop using colors with chemicals. Organic colors are chemical-free, easy to wash off and so much gentler to your skin.

2.) Cover Up :

Always wear clothes that cover your body, to protect it from strong colors.

3.) Apply Coconut Oil:

Coconut oil is that one miracle product that’ll get you out of every kind of beauty dilemma.before you head out for the day, make sure to lather on your choice of coconut oil on your hair, as well as your body. It’ll make getting cleaned up twice as easy.

4.) Don’t wait for the colors to dry:

Once you’re home, don’t let the colors stay on for too long, take a shower immediately. Use a gentle shampoo to clean your hair, a soft face wash to wash your face and a non-alkaline cleanser to wash your body.It’ll leave your skin feeling clean and refreshed without over-drying it.

5.) Do not use abrasive scrubs or kerosene to wash colors off:

More often than not, it's not the color that much, but the chemicals used in washing away those colors that damage the skin more.Have patience. It's not bad to let it show that you had played Holi the previous day. The residual colors will slowly fade.

6.) Sunscreen is good for you:

Keep using the sunscreen for two more weeks after holi at frequent intervals. Your skin is likely to remain sensitive, especially for people who are known to have allergic conditions. If you develop a rash over the next couple of day, please visit your dermatologist as soon as possible.

7.) Stay Hydrated:

Dehydration causes skin to dry out and this, along with the added chemicals you’re dealing with on holi, can cause skin damage. As you will be spending most of the time outdoors in the sun, it’s always good to drink more water.

8.) Moisturize well:

Use a generous amount of moisturizer on your entire body after taking a shower. This will help get rid of roughness and make sure your skin stays glowing, all day long.


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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Party Prep for Christmas & New Year with these amazing treatments -- By Dr. Sravani Sandhya, Aura Skin and Hair Clinic, Vizag


Get “Festive party prep”

The run up to party season isn’t just about shopping and getting nails polished. It’s the time of the year to look your best in that little black dress you have been wanting to wear..well well !! we have some tips to look your best with an instant and long lasting glow for this Christmas, new year and pongal.

 




Party Prep Face Treatments

Festive Fillers: An instant fix to rejuvenate and plump the face.

Festive Facial: Gentle lasers, microdermabrasion and radiofrequency treatments will provide skin with an instant lift and glow, ready to look youthful and fresh at the forthcoming parties.

Party Peel: A selection of light peels to leave skin glowing.

Little black dress treatments

Party Legs: Skin toning, cellulite using fraxel and body wraps or peels for those sexy legs.


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Dr.Sravani Sandhya MBBS , M.D(DVL)

Aura Skin & Hair Clinic

50-49-43/4 TPT Colony,
Near SFS School Play Ground
Opp Hindu Press,
Seethammadhara
Visakhapatnam


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Thursday, August 29, 2019

7 Pro tips for your skin before you hit the gym - by Dr. Sravani Sandhya - Aura Skin & Hair Clinic, Visakhapatnam

It’s common knowledge to hydrate and stretch before you jump into a workout, but what skin care considerations should you keep in mind before your next sweat session?


  
1.) Sweating with make-up on can clog your pores and lead to unnecessary breakouts,As part of your pre-workout routine, always remove the make-up from your face before hitting the gym. It takes minutes to do and will save your skin from a lot of stress and discomfort down the road.”

2.) For outdoor workouts you can go for non comedogenic or gel based sunscreen to give you a little coverage without being too heavy.

3.) Keep your hair off your face ― it’s best to keep it pulled back and away from your face during a workout,this helps prevent oils or hair products from clogging

4.) Don’t touch your face!

5.) We already reminded you that gyms are full of germs and other people’s sweat so you don’t want to spread any bacteria onto your skin. So clean your hands.

6.) Always, always, always wash your face post-workout, a quick splash of cool water or a gentle cleanser like and then adding moisturizer or a moisturizer-sunscreen combo before reapplying any makeup.

7.) Pick the right gym towel.

“You don’t want a super plush towel but sort of medium thickness & doesn’t have as much of a plush to it as the fiber in it can hold on to bacteria.

Use ice to reduce post-workout redness.

If you’re someone who gets easily flushed after working up a sweat, grab some ice and suck on it. If you suck on a piece of ice, there’s a temperature receptor on the hard palate of the mouth and it almost resets all the flushing and blushing in your face.” 

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Visakhapatnam


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Monday, June 3, 2019

Dr Sravani Sandhya Explains How Skin Fasting Can Heal Your Skin during Ramadan - Aura Skin and Hair Clinic, Visakhapatnam

Is fasting good for health?

Ramadan fasting are mixed, probably because the length of the fast and the weather conditions experienced vary depending on the time of year and the country where the
fast is being observed.




Some of the benefits are

Decrease insulin levels which causes fat burning 

The blood levels of growth hormone may increase as much as 5-fold). 

Higher levels of this hormone facilitate fat burning and muscle gain, and have numerous other benefits

Short-term fasting actually increases your metabolic rate by 3.6-14%, helping you burn even more calories.

It Can Reduce Insulin Resistance, Lowering Your Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Can Reduce Oxidative Stress and Inflammation in The Body

When we fast, the cells in the body initiate a cellular waste removal process called autophagy, it may provide protection against several diseases, including cancer and Alzheimer's disease.

How do we eat our way to clean, glowing skin?

Healthy skin requires hydrating Omega 3 fatty acids, B vitamins for collagen and elastin production and trace minerals for repair, protection, and cell regeneration. So its important for them to incorporate leafy greens and fiber to help proliferate healthy gut bacteria and wild fish rich in omega 3s, vitamin D and B vitamins .

What are the best vitamin supplements to take during ramzan?

Skin supplements are usually a group of several vitamins and antioxidants that can enhance the wellbeing of the skin. Some of the most important antioxidants for the skin are vitamin C, E, A, selenium and zinc. Here we would like to suggest oral antioxidants and nutritional supplements to reduce the aging effects on skin and cellular function.

All of these antioxidants reduce the harmful effects of the sun and the process of releasing free radicals that usually harms skin cells. I recommend taking these supplements during ramzan, as you are able to get the benefits of these supplements during the fasting hours.

What is a go-to treatment for skin at Aura Skin and Hair Clinic that every individual should try during the month of Ramadan?

Mesotherapy treatment with microneedling, medifacials are one of the best treatments that can be used during Ramadan as it does not irritate the skin. On the contrary, it nourishes the skin with vitamins and amino acids. It is suitable for all skin types with almost no downtime.


What are the foods we need when we break the fast?

Break your fast slowly by drinking of fluids, choose fluid-rich foods to make sure you are well hydrated for the day ahead and go for starchy foods for energy, choosing high fibre or wholegrain varieties where possible as these can help keep you feeling fuller and can aid digestion, helping to prevent constipation. once the fast is broken, the body can rehydrate and gain energy from the foods and drinks consumed. 

Having not eaten for a long period, you may find it helpful to eat slowly when breaking the fast and to start with plenty of fluids and low-fat, fluid-rich foods, while iftar meals are often a time for celebration, with families and friends coming together to break their fasts, it’s important not to go overboard when eating during Ramadan. 

Consuming a lot of deep fried, creamy and sweet foods may actually cause you to gain weight during Ramadan. Ramadan can be a good time to make changes to improve the balance of your diet that you can sustain in the longer term, I encourage my patients to load up on what I call the Fab Four at every meal: protein, fat, fiber, and greens. 

Fab Four meals turn off hunger hormones, squelch inflammation, and provide the body with the perfect complete meal of essential nutrients. The Fab Four is the light structure for eating healthy without “eat" or "do not eat" lists. Simply look at your plate and ask yourself, "Do I have all four components?" Protein ups collagen, muscle tone, and metabolism; fat benefits hormones, skin, and cellular health; fiber promotes gut microbiome proliferation and detoxification; and greens (or veggies deep in color) provide cancer and antiinflammatory phytonutrients. 

This combination is a fail safe for my who are fasting or patients who are on diet they can stop fighting not to eat and instead mix their nutrients and easily go 4-6 hours without thinking of food .

Below are some examples:

Oats - these are whole grains and you could choose porridge, which will also provide fluids as it’s made with milk or water, muesli with milk or yogurt or overnight oats. You could experiment with fresh or dried fruit, nuts or seeds as toppings.

High fibre breakfast cereals – these provide plenty of fibre and are often fortified with vitamins and minerals, providing extra nutrients. Because they are consumed with milk, you also get fluid and nutrients like calcium, iodine and b vitamins from the milk.

Starchy foods like rice, or couscous – you could try rice pudding with fruit or experiment with couscous or other grains with dairy or fruit. If you go for savoury dishes at suhoor then it's a good idea make sure these are not too salty or they may make you very thirsty during
the fast.

Yogurt – this can be a good food to include at suhoor as it provides nutrients like protein, calcium, iodine and b vitamins and also contains fluid. You could combine it with cereal and fruit as in the examples above.

Breads – go for wholegrain options as these provide more fibre, for example wholemeal toast or chapattis.Avoid combining bread with salty foods like hard cheese, or preserved meats. You could try nut butters (without added salt), soft cheese, or banana. As bread is
fairly dry, make sure you drink plenty of water or other fluids alongside or you could have fluid-rich foods such as a lentil soup, which is a traditional food at ramzan in some countries.

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Opp Hindu Press,
Seethammadhara
Visakhapatnam


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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Now photoshop your skin to look flawless in real time with this skin care beauty wand by Opte - Aura Skin & Hair Clinic, Visakhapatnam

CES 2019 may have the answer to our biggest skin care problems with the Opté, a premium beauty device that treats your skin imperfections while covering them flawlessly.


Opte is a system based upon digital technology, and it works to create the most perfect skin possible. Its big advantage is that it works instantly, and will remove any imperfections in the skin and spots within seconds.

The system runs a scan of your skin, that locates every single imperfection. It then sets about correcting each detected imperfection with mineral applications that match the color of your skin exactly.


Check out this video below to see how it works in real time.




Watching the Opté apply makeup looks like magic, its like photoshop in real time, just removing all the spots and making skin look clear.

Opté analyses the photos to pinpoint imperfections, then, it custom-creates a serum designed to hide those imperfections. Finally, a printer with 120 inkjet nozzles, each thinner than a hair, covers the spot precisely with 1,000 picoliter droplets. It all happens nearly instantaneously as you wave the wand over your skin.


Opté is also easier to use than traditional products, which take time and artistry to apply. With the Opté you just scan the Precision Wand across your skin and walk out the door.


Everything comes at a price, Opté wand will be available for $599 by the end of 2019.



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