Showing posts with label Advanced Skin Center. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Advanced Skin Center. Show all posts

Friday, February 11, 2022

Niacinamide: Benefits & Usage! Reviewed by Dr. Sravani Sandhya

Niacinamide is a common term we hear these days in several skin products and serums!it offers a wide range of well documented topical skin benefits! From acne, eczema to antiageing, you name it and it can help in their treatment. Niacinamide is particularly important to our body, as we cannot produce the vitamin on our own. The vitamin itself is water-soluble, which means that we must either eat it or apply it topically to reap its benefits. Niacinamide also goes by the names “vitamin B3” and “nicotinamide,” a nonacid form of B3.

The benefits of vitamin B3 are as follows…..

  • It helps with acne, rosacea and other skin conditions.

  • It keeps the skin hydrated.

  • Helps treat fine lines and wrinkles 

  • It can help prevent skin cancer

  • It repairs skin damage.

  • It is compatible with most other skin products.


AM Routine

  1. Wash your face with a gentle cleanser

  2. Apply your toner

  3. Niacinamide serum

  4. Moisturiser/Primer

  5. Sunscreen

PM Routine

  1. Take your makeup off.

  2. Wash your face with a gentle cleanser

  3. Apply your toner

  4. Apply Retinol (20 minutes after the toner)

  5. Moisturise with Niacinamide or an Overnight Mask.

Side effects of topical use of Niacinamide creams include redness, burning and mild itching. It is always advisable to consult your dermatologist before taking niacinamide orally or using it topically especially if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or if you have diabetes, liver disease, gout or gall bladder issues. Using retinol serum alsong with niacinamide serum may increase the chances of skin irritation.

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Sunday, November 7, 2021

AHA's Vs BHA's! Which one should you choose?? by Dr.Sravani Sandhya, Aura Skin & Hair Clinic, Visakhapatnam

AHA's and BHA's. What they are and how you should choose which one is right for you !

We hear the words AHAs and BHAs commonly these days. These are nothing but types of hydroxy acids. AHA stands for alpha hydroxy acid whereas BHA stands for beta hydroxy acid.

AHAs are water-soluble acids made from sugary fruits, they help peel away the surface of your skin so that new, more evenly pigmented skin cells may generate and take their place. After using them you will likely notice that your skin is smoother to the touch.

On the other hand, BHAs are oil-soluble acids. Unlike AHAs, BHAs can get deeper into the pores to remove dead skin cells and excess sebum and exfoliate the skin from within.Which Acid should you choose?

AHAs are primarily used for:

     mild hyperpigmentation like age spots, melasma, and scars

     enlarged pores

     fine lines and surface wrinkles

    uneven skin tone

Although AHAs are often marketed as safe for all skin types, you’ll want to take care if you have extremely dry and sensitive skin. You may need to gradually work up to daily use to avoid irritating your skin.

BHAs, on the other hand, are primarily used for acne and sun damage. These products go deep into your hair follicles to dry out excess oils and dead skin cells to unclog your pores. Because of these effects, BHAs are most suitable for combination to oily skin. Lower concentrations may be used to help calm sensitive skin. You may also have more success with BHAs if you want to reduce rosacea-related redness.

The purpose of both AHAs and BHAs is to exfoliate the skin.Still, neither type of hydroxy acid is “better” than the other. Both are highly effective methods of deep exfoliation. The differences lie in their uses. Lets look at some of their uses in detail.

Benefits of AHAs in Skin Care

1.AHAs Treat and Prevent Acne

Dead skin cells play a huge role in the formation of acne. These dead skin cells accumulate and buildup over time, eventually mixing with oil and sebum and causes a breakout. Using a chemical exfoliator busts those dead skin cells and loosens the bond they have with the hardened sebum.

2.AHAs Reduce Hyper pigmentation

Both at-home and salon treatments using AHAs can help reduce the appearance of hyper pigmentation in skin. Hyper pigmentation usually occurs when there is an excess production of melanin (a pigment that causes darkness), inflammation, sun damage or other skin injuries. The excess melanin gives the appearance of discolouration, unevenness, and hyper pigmentation. AHAs can be an effective treatment to reduce hyper pigmentation because they remove the cells in the epidermis that have darkened with melanin.

3.AHAs Improve Damage Caused by Sun

Similar to the benefits of reducing hyper pigmentation, AHAs improve discolouration associated with sun damage. AHAs have long been studied for their positive effects on photo aged skin. 

4.AHAs Prevent Dehydration

Here is the key reason why AHAs are recommended for dehydrated skin. AHAs increase the rate of skin cell renewal, which encourages lipids to move faster as well. This allows the epidermis to hold onto moisture for longer and reduces the risk of Transepidermal Water Loss.

5.AHAs Result in Smoother Skin

The chemical exfoliation process of AHAs improves rough textures and reveals smoother, softer skin. In people with dry, flaky skin, these results can be noticed quickly.

Benefits of BHAs in Skin Care

BHAs travel deeper in the skin and are not as gentle as AHAs. However, oily and acne-prone skin types may need the tough love that BHAs provide.

While AHAs loosen the bonds between dead skin cells and sebum, BHAs penetrate into the pores and extract impurities. BHAs are great exfoliators to remove dead skin cells and the buildup of dirt on skin, but it’s oil soluble properties yield other great benefits.

1.BHAs for Oily Skin

Scientists commonly refer to BHAs as lipophilic, which means oil loving. BHAs love oils, making them incredible agents at balancing the oil levels in your skin. They draw out the excess oils in your skin, so when you wash away the BHAs with water, they take the oils with them.

For oily skin types, BHAs like salicylic acid are a game changer at putting a stop to excessive oil production and regulating the moisture balance in skin. Plus, BHAs actually penetrate pores, unclog them, and make them appear smaller.

2.BHAs Fight Acne

Similar to AHAs, BHAs help treat and prevent acne. However, BHAs may be a more effective treatment because they penetrate deeper. BHAs are also anti-inflammatory and antiseptic, which helps them to relieve acne.

The ability of BHAs to dissolve oil in pores makes them comedolytic, a scientific term that means BHAs can dissolve comedones. BHAs suppress the bacteria that causes acne and travels deep enough to unclog pores, making them an effective treatment to fight breakouts.

3.BHAs Reduce Hyperpigmentation

BHAs encourage basal cell layer stimulation and remove surface cells, which can help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and hyper pigmentation. With BHAs, skin cells that are affected by hyper pigmentation or excess melanin are removed and replaced with new skin cells that aren’t discoloured.

4.BHAs Encourage Anti-Aging

Many of the benefits of BHAs are related to anti-aging. Since BHAs improve rough textures, they can also improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. They’re also effective at reducing hyper pigmentation due to photo aging as well as dark sunspots.

The chemical exfoliation properties of BHAs stimulate cell renewal by sloughing away dead skin cells and making room for new ones. 


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Friday, July 23, 2021

Strategic skin and hair care routine this monsoon!! By Aura Skin & Hair Clinic, Visakhapatnam


The rainy season is here and who doesn't love the cool relief we get after the scorching summer heat! We all wait for that alluring aroma of wet soil. Along with that hot cup of chai and pakodas we must also take care of our skin and hair. It also gives us that much needed respite from the sunburns, tans and sweaty days that have just gone by. However, the rainy season also invites humidity and dampness that invites several skin infections, fungus and allergies. We need a strategic skin care approach to deal with these issues and make our skin glow!

1.   Cleanliness is the most important step we must follow in the rainy season. Clean your face at least three times a day with a no soap cleanser to remove traces of grime. This will help maintain clean and healthy skin without stripping your skin off its essential oils.

2.   Exfoliating the skin once a week is necessary to get rid of the dead layers on your skin. Get a regular skin exfoliation treatment like microdermabrasion or a mild chemical peel to reduce the risk of falling prey to infection.

3.   Don’t skip the toner. In summer, we tend to sweat a lot and this can cause our skin pores to open up. Use a toner after cleansing to help shrink these pores. Invest in an alcohol-free toner with antioxidant ingredients like green tea and glycolic acid that help tighten enlarged pores. This also helps to control blemishes and acne, while removing dead cells.

4.   The humidity that is generated after rains can make your skin’s inner layer dry and brittle. Always use a nourishing moisturiser to make your skin moist, supple and healthy. Those who have oily skin should choose a water based moisturiser.

5.   Always go for minimal make-up and products with natural and organic ingredients. Let your pores breathe. Apply a lip balm that can moisturize the lips and keep it handy so that you can use it anytime.

6.   Just because it is cloudy do not avoid using sunscreen. The harmful UV rays can wreck havoc on your skin. Choosing the right sunscreen for the right complexion and skin type is extremely important. Use nothing below SPF 30. Apply generously where your skin gets exposed and reapply frequently or atleast every 2-3 hours.

7.   Make sure you hydrate with lots of water in the monsoon. The excess humidity in the air tends to make us sweat. This in turn can make the skin pale and lack luster. Please drink lots of water to maintain that youthful glow!

8.   It is also of utmost importance to look after our hair during the monsoon. In this season dirt and grime tends to get attracted to it. This can in turn cause a lot of frizz and hair fall. Wash your hair at least 2-3 times a week and use a sulphate and paraben free shampoo. Please make sure to use a conditioner.


Monsoon skin & hair concerns

#1: Fungal infections

“These are more common in the rainy season, mainly due to wet clothes and sweat. Armpits, groin, the skin under the breasts and the area between our toes are most commonly affected.”


“After bathing, dust some anti-fungal powder (clotrimazole dusting powder is available at all general chemists) on your feet, underarms, body folds and groin. Apply a clotrimazole or ketoconazole-based cream at bedtime.”

#2: Smelly feet

Wearing wet socks, shoes or any covered footwear through the day can create a damp atmosphere which breeds fungus, yeast and bacteria.


Wash your feet with soap and water if you've been exposed to puddles or rainwater. If your socks get wet on your way to work, change into dry socks when you get indoors. Apply anti-fungal dusting powder before you put your socks on. Dab a little anti-fungal ointment at night. If the condition doesn't improve, please consult a dermatologist.

#3: Acne

Humidity causes our skin to sweat and collect dirt and pollutants more easily. This attracts bacteria, leading to breakouts and boils.


When you step indoors, always clean your face to wash away the grime and dirt. To avoid accumulation of sweat and dust particles, use wet wipes or salyicylic acid wipes when outside for long hours. Apply an antiseptic cream at night, like Neosporin.

#4: Dandruff and dull hair

Normal and oily hair tends to get greasy in this season, while dry hair tends to frizz. The scalp is also likely to get itchy and flaky due to dandruff.


Use a shampoo containing two per cent ketoconazole and zinc pyrithione to combat dandruff. Wash and condition your hair regularly to regain its sheen. Use an anti-frizz serum if your hair tends to get frizzy.

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