As the monsoon is just around the corner, acne is a major skin concern.
Excessive humidity in rainy season causes the pores to clog and results in
increased sebaceous activity.
Other reason for the acne is due to change in hormones. Chin and jawline
acne are often hormonal, that means a disruption with your endocrine system.
Its typically a result of excess androgens, which overstimulate the oil glands
and clog pores.
How to manage acne?
Treating various forms of acne is a relatively simple task that involves in office
treatment and a good home care.
In office treatments:
Chemical peels like salicylic acid, jessners peel, black peel containing
black acetic acid are used as a treatment modality accompanied with
extractions of the white heads and blackheads are especially customized
for the treatment of mild, moderate and severe acne
Acne medifacials – we at Aesthetic Solutions, do various customized
medifacials as per the severity of the acne with the active ingredients like
sulphur mask, zinc gluconate that cleans the pores inside out.
Altering your diet to include high protein, low carbs and healthy fats are
a great start to getting clearer skin
Along with the diet, adding supplements that contain antioxidants, fatty
acids and key vitamins such as vitamin C, alpha lipoic acid and omega
Topical skin care treatments:
Most common topical prescription medications for acne are:
Retinoids and retinoid like drugs: usually come as creams, gels and
Antibiotics-work by killing excess skin bacteria and reducing redness
Salicylic acid and azelaic acid
Why is isotretinoin a boon when comes to treating acne?
Isotretinoin is an oral retinoid that can be a game changer in treating an acne
patient that doesn’t respond to anything. Well it is an oral retinoid which is
even more effective than topical retinol as it shuts down the sebaceous
Isotretinoin is especially good for cystic acne in women and body acne in
However, there are certain side effects associated with the use of
isotretinoin.it makes the skin super dry and sensitive that means it’s important
to keep moisturizers and lip balm nearby while you’re on the treatment. Since
isotretinoin can cause birth defects, women who are planning to conceive are
reluctant to come on this therapy.
Just like acne on your face, acne on the body are also relatively common in
monsoon season. They can appear as blackheads, whiteheads or pus
What causes it?
Sweat soaked clothing
Getting wet on a rainy day
Proteins in very high quantity
How can we avoid it?
Change out of sweaty clothes and take a shower
Take shower and change clothes as soon as you reach home to get rid
of all the bacteria from the rainy water
Exfoliate with salicylic acid
Avoid comedogenic products-use clean towel and bed sheets
Use a ketoconazole shampoo
Avoid oil massages
Avoid hair oil overnight