Speaker 1: Hello. Hello, how are you all? Miss me. May belittle your host Dasha, the coolest trusted adult in town from the amazing bilingual website Fourteen's teen book dot in. So welcome back to a brand new episode of the teen book podcast. You know today I'm really, really, really happy that I just had to come and talk to you and not be in front of the camera and show my face. You want to know why?
Speaker 1: Because something really, really, really nasty made it's grand appearance on my face today, pimple bro and that to a big and ugly one. I had to go to my friend's birthday party today and this unwanted guest doesn't seem to be leaving anytime soon. It's sitting right here on my cheap in all its glory will have to cover my face for every bit channel and guess what? It's not new to me, Pimples have been a part and parcel of my school life and growing up
Speaker 1: I did everything and anything that someone would tell me to do drink water. The Shah, you are dehydrated, stop eating chocolates and jungle your face would become clear. I tried this also, it was super muscular. Some people would say put mud packs, there were friends who told me to even put toothpaste on my pimples to make them magically disappear overnight, but nothing worked, pimples and I seem to be really good friends, maybe even soul mates.
Speaker 1: So today when I was answering queries from you guys on our team books in Steinberg's, I realize you all are sailing in the same boat. Pimples and acne are so common to all teens, but no one knows how to get rid of them. I don't wish you guys to suffer the same way I did and I'm still doing so, let's get some real help. So in this episode of a podcast, we spoke to skin specialist, Dr Jack Nasha and dr Latisha about pimples and acne.
Speaker 1: So let's get started. I first asked them what pimples are and why do they occur?
Speaker 2: It's due to the puberty and the hormonal changes that happens in them. You know, Again, out here also, there are several causes for acne, but there are internal causes, there are external causes. It's important to find out, but still you don't find out. Again, there's no point now, internal causes of acne could be hormonal, it could be stress, diet, you know, sleep because nowadays the teenagers, obviously the sleep is all here bio, it's also genetic to some extent when it
Speaker 2: for external causes. Um, you know, these kids nowadays, they use a lot of makeup and the unclean makeup brushes. Then the phones, for example, your phones are so dirty when they're constantly like on the phone and you will see that only one side of the cheek most of the times is affected with acne. You don't eat pillow covers when your hands are constantly touching the face, then pollution for that matter or you're using certain creams which do not suit your skin type because nowadays, you know, everything is a
Speaker 2: online it's like crazy when you open in style Googling there's so many creams available like everybody wants to try everything so the there are so many causes. So again it's important to find out the acne cause.
Speaker 1: Tell you now that we know what these monsters are. Let's ask our dear doctors how we can get rid of them
Speaker 2: as far as treatment is concerned. Obviously there are certain old medicines like there are antibiotics, there are certain vitamin A. Tablets which help in um controlling your acne. But again that they have to be comfortable taking all medicines because few of them have their own side effects even if they are least with them. But otherwise um you know
Speaker 2: if they are you feel if the doctor feels that it's related to some hormonal issues then again doing some tests would be best to rule out certain hormonal issues.
Speaker 2: Um So unfortunately there is not no one stop or permanent solution to acne especially if one has a tendency to break out. Or if one has hormonal issues. If it's just a one or thing if one person has just got after one particular cream or official, you know then of course it's just a one time thing where we can give some creams and it will settle.
Speaker 2: But otherwise uh if a person is constantly getting honor then will be to look deeper into it. There are hormonal issues generally it's again one of the major causes P. C. O. D. As I said P. C. O. D. Is a lifestyle disorder. So you have to obviously get your lifestyle in order when lifestyle means sleep, diet, stress, exercise you know everything comes into play. Um
Speaker 2: There are various different different types of hormones in our body. We have to get yourself checked. As for you know whatever the doctor feels best they would know which hormones you have to get checked. But if you ask me I think changing your lifestyle is the best for um
Speaker 2: you know improving your home old shoes because if there are external factors then obviously applause the patient to be away from these these things and uh then you can see a change in their activity you know in a couple of weeks or so. But if it's internal it's coming like you know on off on off throughout especially before periods or something. Then you need to dig a little deeper.
Speaker 1: This episode really has my heart. I mean I really didn't know that one of the main causes of pimples can be P. C. O. D. And they can be controlled through various lifestyle changes. I am definitely going to visit a skin doctor dermatologist very very soon to get more information on why my pimples won't leave me alone till that time. I'm going to get another glass of water and stop the urge to touch them or indulge in any self treatment.
Speaker 1: So here's hoping for clear skin in 2023. I hope this episode was as helpful to you as it was to me see you next week with a new episode. We will bring you a bill cornea, answer to a teenage mystery. Until then, bye.