Mild obsession with acne is normal during teenage years. It is the age where teenagers want to look their best and have a clear, flawless skin. However skipping college, becoming depressed and spending hours in front of the mirror picking at acne could be indications of a medical condition called Acne Dysmorphia. With acne dysmorphia the person becomes fixated or obsessed about having a clear complexion. They are often found gazing at the mirror for hours checking on their condition and obsessively checking for flaws. Even if the acne is mild, the person may think of them as awful and horrible and may desperately try to pick or squeeze out the acne, not realizing that it is causing harm to the skin. Mild cases of Acne dysmorphia can be treated with counseling or behavioral therapy.  Severe cases may need medication.

Oily skin makes a very good breeding ground for bacterial, viral and fungal infections. Therefore diseases like Acne, Fungal infection and Boils are commonly found in people with this skin type. Keeping the skin fresh, well ventilated and with minimal usage of cosmetics is very important. Use talcum powders liberally especially in all folds of the skin. Wear only cotton clothes. Use an anti-bacterial soap. Avoid oily creams like fairness creams or foundations which may unnecessarily clog pores. Healing foods like nutritional yeast, wheat germ, aloe vera, black beans are good for oily skin.

 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.