Dull skin is due to poor circulation: Dr. Meha Mhatre

Dr. Meha Mhatre is a certified Trichologist from the International Association of Trichologists (I.A.T), Australia.

Dr. Meha set up Tressez in 2008 to provide effective and safe solutions for skin and hair concerns and to educate clients about the healthy and rightful approach towards a good skin and hair care regime for their overall well-being.

Dr. Meha has also created a range of products that are free from synthetic fragrances and perfumes making them safe and gentle for all skin types.

Dr. Meha took time off her busy schedule to answer Sify readers’ queries and shared tips to get flawless skin and lustrous hair. Read the chat transcript here.

Will job related stress cause skin problems ?
Yes it does… bcoz stress constricts your blood circulation…

What should be done to prevent skin of face and neck from becoming dark? Continuous exposure to computer monitor has anything to do with it?
No I don’t think so… usually dark skin is due to dehydration and exposure to sunlight or bright lights or heat… darker skin around the neck is due to obesity as well….

Madam, I am 41 years old i have alot of marks on face due to pimple. now recently from past 3 months i stopped getting pimples. please advise to remove the scars. and there is a lot of hairfall also . no shine in the hair, it looks very dull.
For scars you can use vitamin A based creams and if you have a oily skin rub a lemon on the scars..however a professional treatment is advisable.. you can use a peel which is made up of fruits acits taken once in 15 days…

can u pl suggest tips to handle frizzy hair?
You can use argan oil which is easily available now days and apply it to towel dry hair… opt for keratin treatments under the guidance of a professional…

I drive my 2 wheeler in city’s dusty roads. How to protect my hair ?
Cover your hair in some way..may be a bandana or a scalf help…

Which is better for glowing skin – Vegetarian food or Non Vegetarian food ?
Vegetarian food…

I am dark, I use fairness cream for 6 years. I have used all the best brand. I find No change in my skin tone. Should I continue ?
I think you should be blessed with a dark skin bcoz people with dark skin are less prone to skin diseases due to the exposure to sunlight… try to maintain your skin tone by appreciating yourself and eating right…try to protect your skin from further darkening… do not waste money on fairness creams…

guide me to avoid pimples please
Maintain skin hygiene and indulge in a professional treatment like a clean up suitable for your skin type under a professional and also maintain a clean bowel system…eat less processed foods…

is it better to avoid coffee and tea and have milk for glowing skin ?
Anything in excess is not good… 2 cups of tea is decent..

I use, Ponds talcum powder everyday. My wife feels this is bad for my skin. As a Doctor what do you suggest. Without the talcum powder, my face is not bright.
Well its more of psychology anyways..you can continue using it but it no ways helps in brightening up your skin…

Is body spray bad for skin ?
When used excessively..Yes!!

Does summer bring in more hair fall than in winter ?
No

Why is India, skin care is considered more for women than men ? All my 3 sons take no care for skin. Any suggestion ?
The trend is changing now..there is whole lot of products for men today.. Ask your sons to keep their skin clean and even use a good moisturizer…

Which is better – ground water or Chennai Metro Water for better and strong hair ?
The ground water is high in minerals so obviously not good for hair wash… so stick to chennai metro water.

due to more heat in this summer my skin becomes dark wen compare to before pls giv me good solution for this….do i want to go for any facial…?
You must opt for a facial once a month or grate a raw papaya and rub it on your skin… leave it for 20-25 mins and wash it with warm water…

am a sports player how can i remove tan from my neck hands and face…
Use a sunscreen to prevent it further… you can use a sugar scrub in almond/olive oil and scrub it on the tan … you can use a pack of chickpea flour, curd, honey and turmeric.. apply it as a pack and leave it for 20-25 mins…

my sister is 10 year old her hair is very thin and curly and its not growing also so please sugesst what to do…………
She is too young to be concerned.. pls let her follow a good diet plan…

plz suggest a good hair dye &hair care for post menopause aged women.
Use hair colours low on ammonia ..eat nutritious food..take supplements rich in iron, B complex and multi minerals…

She also has lot of hair on her face , any solution would be welcomed.
She needs to do certain blood test to detect whether she is not suffering from certain hormonal imbalances…

My 12 yr daugh has oily skin.She keeps getting lots of pimples.Have tried diff face washes all branded and pimple cream but no results. she still gets lot of small small pimples all over her face. Any solution you recommend?
You need to see a professional ..as she must be breaking out due to puberty… needs personal supervision..

Hair is curly,good for a sumtim after bath but later it turn dry and frizzy.skin is oily in certain areas and dry in some,I get pimples and the skin has a lot of spores.suggest somethin natural to stop pimples,fill in the spores,and hair as well?
You can opt for teatree oil on active pimples, face wash rich in brahmi, neem, teatree, witch hazel.. these will help in controlling your skin type and have antiseptic effects..you must opt for specific clean ups… and for frizzy hair use the argan oil on towel dried hair…

how we can treat psoriasis
Psoriasis is an autoimmune problem wherein your body’s fighter cells attack your body cells instead of fighting the external infections.. you can use salicylic acid and coaltar based creams which has anti inflammatory properties and moisturize the psoriatic patches so that they do not itch… and also reducing the stress levels, excessive spicy food, alcohol, smoking will reduce the inflammations

I have pimples scar left on both my cheeks. The scars are few months and some are few years back. Very occasionally i get pimples now a days.How can i get rid of my scars?
You need to take professional care as it needs a personal supervision… you can opt for a treatment called skin polishing which helps to lighten the scars…

I have got suddenly black patched on my forehead. I colour my hair frequently. What should I do ?
Is the darkening caused due to colouring… wait till the colour to fade out.. try rubbing a lemon on the patches..if at all the pigmentation is due to the hormonal changes take an expert’s advice… you can use a sunscreen with SPF 40 and above…

Hello Madam, Hair fall has been severe for me from almost a year, can you plz tell me what shampoos can be used, tips to reduce the hair fall. also let me know about the diet intake. thank u
Shampoos do not prevent hair loss..have a diet rich in iron, copper, zinc..to understand the cause of your hairloss see a trichologist who would be able to guide you better…or write to me at info@tressez.com.

how i will going to remove tanned skin?
I have already answered this question earlier..pls refer..

Madam tell me how to clear and even colour face like you ?
Thank you so much for the compliment..I think I am blessed to be born in family blessed with healthy glowing skin.. but I do maintain it with a good nutritious plan and also maintain skin hygeine externally… )

I don’t have even colour i my face.i have dark circle,and looks black colour in below my lower lips,2 sides of fore head and cheeks.Could u tell which kindly of bleaching or facial i suit to get even and fair face?.
The way you have described it seems to malasma that can only be lightened …do not opt for bleach but skin treatments with fruit acits, sugarcane extracts and skin polishing…

How to get rid of black marks on face due to sun allergy
Needs a professional supervision as it is a sensitive problem…

How to get rid of facial hairs?? Is lazer recommended or not??
Yes but if the hair is too soft..laser will not work..

can you please advice on what should i be doing for the black ,post acne spots on my face ??
You can opt for skin polishing or skin peel treatments …

Hello Dr My hair is normal and fall every day and suffer black heads problems,so plz guide me .and my husband problems is dark circle and so much mussa on the body and face.
You need to get rid of blackheads by a professional expert… Excessive hairfall everyday needs to be monitored.. and if you husband’s dark circles are black and patchy then he needs some skin lightening creams containing kojic acid and he also needs to go for blood tests to detect whether there are some internal health concerns… and regarding the mussa..it needs to be quaterized…

Male 45. My skin tone of face and neck has become dark over a period of time. Computer work for 10 hrs a day. Any solutions?
You need to indulge in physical exercise and avoid excessive intake of tea, coffee and processed foods and also indulge in a skin treatment apt for your skin from a professional atleast once a month..

I have lost lot of hair already, its in our family heredity. I have tried things but nothing has worked to stop hair fall and regrowth of hair. However i have tried remedies from kitchen selves and few ayurvedic treatments not allopathy. Please advice if there is anything an be done to stop hair fall and regrowth of hair?
Your hairloss is hereditary and due to the hormonal activity and it can only be controlled..be realistic with your expectations… see an expert Trichologist and see what can be done since it needs both internal and external care..

I have dark circles, my sleep is not sound at times. please advise some tips to reduce the dark circles and any changes in diet.
Well get  a good night sleep first of all.. it could be due to the malfunctioning of the kidneys or even due to a deficiency. Please see a specialist for the right personal guidance.

I have combination skin, oily and dry. In teenage days i had lot of pimples, excessive sweating and hence my face was and is always looks dull and dirty. And my skin reacts very soon to climatical changes. Due to pimples i had in past, there are scars or marks left behind, is there is way i can fill them? Please advise what i can do keep my skin flawless.
You can surely fill them …Dull skin is due to poor circulation and dehydration ..eat less amount of processed foods, drink lots of water and indulge in some kind of physical exercise that brings about some kind of physical and mental stability…For more details you could log in to www.tressez.com

mere face some pimple sign h what i do
Aap please kisi specialist se personally mil lijiye.. personal supervision jaroori hai apke case mein…

Skin of my face is hyper pigmented & there are too dark circles under my eye….. I am regularly consulting a dermatologist but didnt get good results….tahnks
You need to check yourself internally.. could be an acute illness related to your kidneys…

I would like to know the nutrients details for healthy hair
A diet rich in proteins, iron, B complex, omega 3, omega 6, zinc to name a few…

I am 38 yrs old woman. I had a very fair and flawless skin. Recently i have been developing acnes all over my face. My face has become too oily and dull. Big acnes have left scars all over my face. Why am i getting acne at this age?Kindly help.
What you are going through is called is adult acne which is pretty normal..it is due to a sudden change in your hormonal balance which have been caused due to stress related factors…

how can we reduce the lines/wrinkles on our fingers
Yes you can reduce them ..but we need to know the reason for this…

hello madam my sister is 29 years old her hair are very thin and her doughter age is 11 years even her hairs are very thin and curly and its not growing so plz sugesst me ……..thank u
I think thats their tendency so nothing could be done… all you can do is maintaining the growth and volume with a right diet and also improving circulations to the scalp by right kind of oil blends and massage techniques…

Hello mam..I am 34….how to treat pigmentation… and how to control hair fall and also how to make hairs thick and dense????

You are born with a set no. of follicles so you can thicken them if at all they have thinned out… Use a skin lightening creams with kojic acid and raw milk extracts…

Helle Dr. My wife is Pregnant and also got acne vulgaris, we live in Australia and at this stage the doctors here are not recommended to use any antibiotics, any natural remedies would be great help for us
Very true! Do not take any antibiotics.. Stick to teatree oil mixed with some amount of almond or jojoba oil and apply it to the active pimples and try to keep the skin clean…

Dear Meha, i m 30 yrs.. i i am normal color. after my second delivery my face is looking very dark. every body was asking.. u put on more weight and looking very dark. this problem is for my second delivery
You do have post partum pigmentation during pregnancy that can be corrected under a professional guidance…

Hi Dr. Meha, My underarms and pubic skin are very dark. Otherwise I am fair. Is it because of harmonal changes or using razor? How can I correct it?
Those areas are dark due to friction and also not maintaining the hygiene or due to obesity.. Razor does not contribute to darkness of skin…

How to reduce dark circles under d eyes, let me know if there are any creams and also the diet intake. thank u
You need have a diet rich in Vitamin K, iron and reduce the stress to your eyes..there are treatments to improve the circulation under the eyes and also lighten the under eye dark circles.. Pls opt for them…

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