Constipation is a well-known acne trigger. This is because a sluggish digestive system cannot eliminate toxins correctly and therefore finds an outlet through the skin causing acne. Severe cases of constipation may require medication. However as medicines can be habit forming, it is best to treat mild to moderate cases of constipation through a fiber rich diet. Fiber can be found in fruits like apple, bananas, pears and prunes and in vegetables like spinach, corn and beans. Eating a bran cereal every morning is the best way to keep constipation under control.

Blackheads and whiteheads are forms of acne. They are caused due to excess accumulation of oil and dead skin cells in the oil glands. Squeezing blackheads might seem very tempting, but it can cause infections and even scarring of the skin with tiny pits. Invasive methods of using sharp objects to scoop them out or repeated scrubbing of the skin should also be strictly avoided. The key for preventing blackheads is regular cleansing. A regular cleansing routine prevents the blackheads from hardening and makes them glide out easily. Choose products as per your skin type and stick to a routine. Avoid oil based make-up. Stubborn blackheads may need medication which works by increasing the cell turnover and reduces the stickiness of the clogged material. This helps to expel the blackhead returning the pore to normal. Follow-up is then done with appropriate skin care.

Dr. Pranjal Shamsher is the first Skin Doctor in Bangalore to offer natural, non-surgical and non-invasive treatments for skin disorders. With over 25 years of experience in the field Dermatology, she has devised a unique Multi-Therapy approach to treat the most stubborn, obstinate and long-standing skin disorders with a skin-friendly and 100% side-effect free results. Her integrated and Multi-Therapy approach has helped many chronic disease sufferers to recover safely without any side-effects.

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Dr. Shahid Shamsher is one of India’s first certified Trichologist practicing in the field of Trichology for 27 years and is recognized as one of the Best Hair Doctor in Bangalore. He is the only Trichologist in India to be simultaneously certified from the U.K, Australia, and India.