May 27th, 2015

10 Ways to Heal Prickly Heat Naturally

Summer has its share of skin woes. One of the commonest skin problems happening in this weatheris prickly heat, which is a burning sensation and an uncontrollable urge to scratch the tiny, red, bumpy rashes on the surface of the skin. Prickly heat begins from neck but can affect other body parts too. Scientifically, its called miliaria rubra. It can happen to anyone but usually children are more prone to get it. Thankfully, Dr Preeti Chabbra Consultant Ayurveda at Ganga ram Hospital Delhi shares numerous home remedies for prickly heat rash that you can try your hand at. It is advisable to use two or three remedies simultaneously for quicker and more effective healing. Aloe Vera Gel: The

May 23rd, 2013

How to Protect Your Eyes in Summers

As mercury starts rising, the intense heat of summer instigates a range of summer-related ailments and allergies. The most commonly affected part of body during this season is the eyes. The scorching heat of sun poses great danger to the eyes. Therefore, on arrival of summer taking extra care of eyes is must, Informs Director, Ophthalmology, Fortis Healthcare, Dr. Sanjay Dhawan. Read further what does the expert suggest to protect your eyes in summer. Summer is the time of dealing with lots of heat, dust and excessive strong sun light. Just as we use sunscreen to keep the sun’s UV rays from harming our skin, we should also  blocks those same rays from damaging our eyes. There are

May 23rd, 2013

Facials That Soothe Your Skin In Summer

If the scorching heat has snatched your peachy complexion and dulled your skin, worry not. Here’s our guide to some trendy rejuvenating facial treatments to get your skin glowing and feeling as fresh as a flower.  Yes, facials are the best way to improve the quality of skin and promote blood circulation. They tighten up face muscles, detoxify and tone up the skin while removing dead cells and providing life and nourishment to the skin. Check out some exclusive facials that help you shine in the summer…. AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) facials AHA acids are derived from fruits and flowers and are best taken for their anti-aging effects and properties. Creams formulated with AHAs, which help

May 23rd, 2013

Choose Sunscreen as Per Your Skin Type

Burning rays of scorching sun takes away the glow and shine and leaves our skin damaged with tanning and pigmentation during summer. Though we all take certain precautionary measure to the best of our knowledge but very few of us actually aware of using effective sunscreen in right way to protect our skin from harsh and heating sun. Therefore to guide our readers about proper technique of using sunscreen we get in talking with Dr. Anup Dhir, Chief Cosmetic Surgeon, Indraprastha Apollo Hospital. “You must grab the perfect sunscreen cosmetics according to your skin type that can prevent your skin from damage. Sunscreen cosmetics not only prevent your skin from damage but also give your

April 12th, 2012

Sunblock vs. Sunscreen

    Dr Sheilly Kapoor, Consultant Dermatology at Medanta The Medicity explains the funda of sunblock and sunscreen.  Start reading to make a right selection.   Sunblocks (physical sunscreens) are opaque formulations which absorb, reflect and scatter up to 99% of both UV and visible light. Because they are messy and may stain clothing, sunblocks are often used on such sun-sensitive areas as the nose, lips, ears and shoulders. Examples of ingredients in sunblocks are zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. Sunscreens (chemical sunscreens) absorb specific wavelengths (range of 200-400 nm) and are classified as drugs by the FDA because they are “…intended to protect the

April 12th, 2012

How Sun Harms Your Skin

Sunscreen is one beauty staple that you can’t do without in any season and for any reason. Still, most of us wear it diligently in summer and get lazy about it in winter. And you better not ask about the cloudy days. The laziness results in the ageing of the skin. Yes, you heard me right. Sun damage is one of the topmost causes of the ageing of the skin. Dr Sheilly Kapoor, Consultant Dermatology at Medanta The Medicity informs more. ABC of Ultra Violet Rays UVA rays penetrate deepest into the skin and are often referred to as the ‘ageing rays’. In high doses, these rays damage the underlying collagen causing darkening, pigmentation and acceleration of the ageing process. Skin

April 6th, 2011

What’s Your Sunscreen Quotient

Sunscreen, in the words of derma experts, is the cream or lotion that contains a chemical PABA (Para-amino-benzoic acid, an organic compound) which is highly effective to absorb the sun’s ultraviolet rays. And, in a layman’s language, it is the most essential beauty item which must be bought to protect the skin from sunburn. Now, what else you must know about ‘sunscreen’? Do you know what components or features you should emphasise on while selecting a sunscreen for your skin? Raise your sunscreen quotient with Priya Singh, and also get to know how to choose the appropriate one? What is sunscreen? The name itself explains the half story of this must have product for

April 14th, 2010

Baked in the Sun

 Sun has become  hot and merciless. Venture in the sun unprepared (read without wearing sunscreen) and you come back baked and burnt. Your skin turns red, stings and is tender to touch owing to the excessive exposure to the sun’s ultra-violet rays. Dr Sajal Halder, consultant, Cosmetic Surgery at Moolchand explains, “Sunburn is an inflammatory reaction of the skin following excessive exposure of the skin to ultraviolet radiation (UVR). UVR exposure can come from a variety of sources, including sun, phototherapy lamps, arc lamp, etc. It is similar to first degree burn. It occurs after sun exposure or any outdoor activity. Redness appears after 3-4 hours and peaks later and may

November 17th, 2009

Summer of Beauty

The sun is no longer mellow, rather fierce and is going to stay so for months to come with dogged determination. With the rise in temperature you need to tweak your skin care regime to avoid beauty bloopers like suntan, rashes and prickly heat. Summer is also the time for increased skin-show; after all we drop our cover-all garbs. Hence, all the more need for satin-finish glowing skin. Keep reading to learn simple beauty tips, which will do the needful. The biggest enemy of your skin is the sun. Dermatologists all over the world concur that almost all skin problems—leathery skin, freckles and wrinkles have sun damage as the root cause.  Dr. Charulata Bose, cosmetic dermatologist with

September 5th, 2009

Glow in the Scorching Summer

If the scorching heat has snatched your peachy complexion and dulled your skin, worry not. Here’s our guide to some trendy rejuvenating facial treatments to get your skin glowing and feeling as fresh as a flower. Being natural and beautiful doesn’t come easy as no body can defy Mother Nature. But with the latest facials, using the best of science and nature, one can easily stimulate, revive, and treat the skin thereby feeling smooth, hydrated and radiant. Facials are the best way to improve the quality of skin and promote blood circulation. They tighten up face muscles, detoxify and tone up the skin while removing dead cells and providing life and nourishment to the skin. Check

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