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how to get rid of blackheads

How to get rid of blackheads? Dr Kalpna Pindola explains. Blackheads are annoying right? They look like speckles of dust on the skin and look unsightly under bright bathroom lights. A clear complexion with flawless skin is a common skin goal, so blackheads can make us feel self conscious too. The good news is that everyone has faced this issue – and there are ways to get rid of blackheads, and to treat and prevent them.   What are blackheads? You have about 5 million hair follicles on your body, including thousands of them on your face. Each follicle contains…

To pop or not to pop that pimple?

The temptation to be a pimple popper is great, but Dr Kalpna Pindolia explains why it isn’t a good idea & what you should do if you can’t resist.   To all the pimple poppers out there – I get it!  Debating the pop as you wait for the ripening of the pimple? The temptation toward the pop? Then the big occasion, which feels so damn good!  The relief of the pop and whoa! Depending on how much is extracted and how far it shoots on the mirror…yuck…but whoa! The overall compulsion to pimple pop is powerful… What is a pimple? So…

Acne: what causes it and how to get rid of it.

No one likes spots but we all get them from time to time. Find out why and what you can do to get rid of them.  In order to get rid of spots, we need to know what we’re dealing with. So what is acne? Acne (Acne Vulgaris) is a common condition which causes spots or pimples to appear on the skin. They occur when the skin’s natural oil, sebum, blocks the skin’s pores – tiny holes out of which hairs grow. The spots usually occur on the face and neck, and sometimes on the back or chest. There are…

ten tips to treat acne

Looking for ways to banish breakouts? Look no further than Dr Hannah Sweilam’s 10 tips to treat acne. Some might surprise you.    Sterilise your mobile phone Mobile phones are usually host to a motley crew of bacteria, and when researchers at the London School of Hygiene swabbed 390 phones, they found bacteria on 92% of them. Holding a phone to your face transfers bacteria to your cheek and jawline. And not just bacteria, but dirt, oils and whichever weird and wonderful contaminants have accumulated on your phone.  This increases the likelihood of skin irritation, blocked pores and spots.  To help keep…

Adult acne: why now and what you can do

Just when you thought you were too old for spots – they make a come back. Heather Stephen looks at some of the reasons why and what you can do to get rid of them. Spots are an unwelcome but normal part of teenage life but sometimes they can carry on or even start for the first time in adulthood. According to the British College of Aesthetic Medicine acne starts during puberty because of a surge in the male hormone testosterone causing skin cells to become abnormally sticky and clog hair follicles. Spots occur as the body produces inflammation to…