Dr. Thrower's Blog
Determining Your Skin Condition
In order to understand why acne happens, we have to begin at the source: the oil glands. These glands produce the oil that may cause skin to breakout. The excess oil clogs the follicle and creates an impaction. In response to the large amount of oil and chemical reactions, the pore closes with the debris inside. This is commonly called a whitehead. A pore that doesn’t close, but has debris that is in contact with the air is called a blackhead. Pores that become infected are called pustules.
Smooth Skin Shaving Tips for Women
For many women, shaving can be a worrisome, but necessary grooming, and hygiene nightmare.
For many ethnic women getting ingrown hairs after shaving too close with a razor can be hard to deal with.
The consequences are usually unsightly shaving rash, bumps, and dark spots.
Men's Shaving Tips
For many ethnic men, a condition called Pseudofolliculitis Barbae (PFB) can be hard to deal with. It’s when you get ingrown hairs after shaving too close with a razor.
As a solution, some men just grow out their beards. PFB is a “splinter” reaction in the skin. This condition is caused because ethnic hair is coarse and usually grows curly. When shaved too closed the hair is cut below the skin and instead of growing straight out of the hair follicle, the curly hair begins to coil and grow into neighboring skin. The skin reacts to the invading hair by becoming irritated and bumpy, which results in dark spots and skin discoloration.