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Search found 104 matches
by Dr Anjali Mahto
Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Acne
Topic: What products should I be looking for?
Replies: 1
Views: 307

Re: What products should I be looking for?

Dear Belinda, Many thanks for taking the time to post a question and i understand your frustration at the lack of reliable and consistent advice around skincare. Good acne skincare is more about the ingredients than the products. Good skincare need not be expensive. I would aim to look for cleansers...
by Dr Anjali Mahto
Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Acne
Topic: Adult Acne - Overnight Treatments?
Replies: 2
Views: 304

Re: Adult Acne - Overnight Treatments?

Thank you for your question, Tigermom and some very helpful advice from Lilicauk. I agree that using a green tinted primer or concealer can help neutralise redness. Overnight treatments containing tea tree oil or salicylic acid can be helpful in reducing inflammation and aiding recovery. If you wish...
by Dr Anjali Mahto
Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Acne
Topic: Acne
Replies: 1
Views: 220

Re: Acne

Many thanks for taking the time to post a question about blackheads. I posted a reply to a similar question in the recent past in how to manage these and I hope you don't mind but I am recommending the same advice here: Even if blackheads are removed by a variety of procedural methods, they have a t...
by Dr Anjali Mahto
Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Acne
Topic: What can you do against acne scars?
Replies: 1
Views: 368

Re: What can you do against acne scars?

Many thanks for your question. The answer to this depends very much on the type of scarring one has - the below is from an acne scar piece i have previously written for this site and hopefully answers your question: Acne is one of the most common skin conditions that can affect up to 80% of the popu...
by Dr Anjali Mahto
Mon Jun 12, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Acne
Topic: Teenage spots and potential bullying
Replies: 2
Views: 286

Re: Teenage spots and potential bullying

Dear Jenny, Many thanks for your question. This is a bit of a tricky situation and I am unable to gauge whether your daughter herself is troubled by her skin or not. What I would suggest, however, is that maybe worthwhile having a chat with her and explaining your concerns about her skin and also th...
by Dr Anjali Mahto
Mon Jun 12, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Acne
Topic: Spots starting to appear now I'm in my 50's
Replies: 1
Views: 325

Re: Spots starting to appear now I'm in my 50's

Dear Helen, Many thanks for taking the time to leave a question for us. I posted this in last year's acne clinic but i think the answer remains as relevant: Acne during perimenopause (the phase leading into the menopause) is quite common and a well-recognised phenomenon. During this time, female hor...
by Dr Anjali Mahto
Mon Jun 12, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Acne
Topic: What can I do?
Replies: 1
Views: 326

Re: What can I do?

Dear Andrew, Thanks for taking the time to post a question, your skin sounds like it is giving you a really hard time and affecting your confidence. If you have tried various over the counter skincare products already and are still regularly breaking out then I strongly advise that the time has come...
by Dr Anjali Mahto
Mon Jun 12, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Acne
Topic: How many times should you wash your face?
Replies: 1
Views: 290

Re: How many times should you wash your face?

Dear Chloe, Many thanks for taking the time to post a question. Generally speaking, those with acne or blemish prone skin find their skin get shiny or feel oily - particularly by mid-afternoon as the day goes on. Many also choose to cover their spots with foundation, concealer or other make-up. I th...
by Dr Anjali Mahto
Mon Jun 12, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Acne
Topic: A link between spots and menstrual cycle
Replies: 1
Views: 328

Re: A link between spots and menstrual cycle

Dear Sarah, Many thanks for taking the time to post a question. Rather annoyingly, a break out of acne or spots is very common in women on a monthly basis. This occurs in very close synchrony with the menstrual cycle and often spots start to get worse 7-10 days before the start of your period. It ca...
by Dr Anjali Mahto
Tue May 09, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Sun Awareness & Skin Cancer
Topic: Fair skin and the sun
Replies: 1
Views: 1356

Re: Fair skin and the sun

Dear Jane, Many thanks for taking the time to post a question. Your skin type is at risk for burning and developing problems due to the sun over time so sunprotection is very important for you. You should aim to use SPF 30-50, which provides broad spectrum cover against both UVA and UVB rays. Ideall...
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