The holiday season is fast approaching and what gifts are the best for you and your family.
Here are Dr. Shah’s recommendations:
Acne is typically a localized skin infection of the face. The infection can lead to redness, inflammation and sometimes scarring.
Acne is thought to occur because the oil in the skin, called sebum, feeds the bacteria that cause acne. The most common type of acne is from the bacteria, Propionibacterium acnes. More severe variants of acne, particularly pustular acne, can be caused by other types of acne, including Staphylococcus Aureus.
Snail serum has been on the marked for the last few years. This includes release of some products including Tensage. The slime has more recently been found in cosmetic products in Asia and Europe. The snail slime secretes proteins like collagen, glycolic acid and hyaluronic acid which can help rejuvenate the face. In some spas, snails are actually placed on clients faces to directly apply these helpful proteins. It would take some compelling data for most patients to allow snails to crawl on their faces.
Used in traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine, Gotu Kola is an herb used to treat skin conditions such as leprosy and psoriasis and also has the power to heal wounds and improve mental clarity. In China, legend has it that a Chinese herbalist lived for more than 200 years with the help of Gotu Kola, giving its nickname “the fountain of life.” This healing herb has been used to treat many things, but today in the States and Europe, Gotu Kola is commonly used to treat varicose veins and is also put in ointments to treat psoriasis as well as help heal wounds.