Posts Tagged ‘Skin’

Enjoy the festival of colours without worrying about your skin!

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

holi_01_240x240_mar13As you get ready to enjoy the festival of colours, make sure your skin is ready for all the fun and frolic. Colours are an important part of Holi, however when they come in contact with your skin, it can be extremely harmful. A little bit of care can go a long way to make you ready for this riot of colors.

Dr. Sangeeta Amladi- Head Medical Services, Kaya Skin Clinic shares some easy steps to keep your skin and hair healthy during and post holi.

For your Skin:
The hazardous chemicals can cause severe skin allergy or irritation, to prevent this we suggest:

Before Holi:

  • Wear clothes that covers maximum parts of your body
  • Apply waterproof sunscreen or coconut oil on all exposed body parts
  • Trim your nail properly. Apply a thick coat of nail polish and put petroleum jelly under the nail edges

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Omega-3 may have wider range of benefits

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

463193083_240x240_27jan13A new study has revealed that omega-3 fatty acids, especially DHA may have an even wider range of biological impacts than previously thought, suggesting that they could be of significant value in the prevention of fatty liver disease.

The research by scientists at Oregon State University and several other institutions, was one of the first of its type to use “metabolomics,” an analysis of metabolites that reflect the many biological effects of omega-3 fatty acids on the liver.

It also explored the challenges this organ faces from the “Western diet” that increasingly is linked to liver inflammation, fibrosis, cirrhosis and sometimes liver failure.

Supplements of DHA, used at levels that are sometimes prescribed to reduce blood triglycerides, appeared to have many unanticipated effects. There were observable changes in vitamin and carbohydrate metabolism, protein and amino acid function, as well as lipid metabolism.

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Sunlight exposure helps reduce BP

Friday, January 24th, 2014

Elders-walking_240x240A new study has revealed that exposing skin to sunlight may help to reduce blood pressure and thus cut the risk of heart attack and stroke.

Research carried out at the Universities of Southampton and Edinburgh showed that sunlight alters levels of the small messenger molecule, nitric oxide (NO) in the skin and blood, reducing blood pressure.

Martin Feelisch, Professor of Experimental Medicine and Integrative Biology at the University of Southampton, said: “NO along with its breakdown products, known to be abundant in skin, is involved in the regulation of blood pressure. When exposed to sunlight, small amounts of NO are transferred from the skin to the circulation, lowering blood vessel tone; as blood pressure drops, so does the risk of heart attack and stroke.”

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Store makeup in a cool, dry place: Ruhee M. Bindra

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

doc_03_240x240_jan16Ruhee M. Bindra is a Celebrity Make-Up and Hair Designer. She has worked with all the ace production houses and celebrities in the Indian film and television industry. Her forte is make up and hair designing for features, reality shows, brand endorsement TVCs, fashion magazine covers, red carpet events and fashion shows.

She has been honoured and nominated at the IIFA Awards for designing make-up and hair for Yash Raj award winning prestigious films like ‘Chak De India’ and ‘Rocket Singh’.

Her client list includes Gauhar Khan, R Madhavan, Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni, Zaheer Khan, Harbhajan Singh, Sidhu, Shazahn Padamsee, Tabu, Shraddha Kapoor, Genelia D’Souza, Nisha Rawal, Saina Nehwal, Amy Jackson, Karan Mehra, Tarana Raja and Claudia Ciesla.

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Get healthy flawless skin this New Year!

Friday, January 10th, 2014

SkincareMaintain a basic skin care regime: It is said that beauty comes from within but it only comes when you take care of it. As part of your everyday skin care plan, a proper cleansing routine is very essential for the skin. Use a mild cleanser for your face, preferably a moisturizing cleanser every morning and night before going to sleep. After cleansing your face always apply a good moisturizer soon after.

Exfoliate regularly: As you grow older, adult skin takes longer to replenish itself. Dead skin cells on your face make you look dull and tired; lacking a glow. Exfoliating your skin with a mild scrub atleast twice a week helps to remove these dead cells, and speed up the skin replenishment process. It also offers benefits such as clearing your pores, improving the skin texture, clearing out acne and blackheads, better absorption for your beauty creams and serums, and adding to that natural glow on your face. Exfoliation can be drying to the skin, so don’t forget to lather on some moisturizer after exfoliation.

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Ayurveda Q&A: Detoxification therapies for diabetes

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

DrGowthaman240111Dr Gowthaman, Founder and Medical Director, rVita Ayurveda and Yoga Centers and www.rvita.com, answers readers’ questions on Ayurveda.

Get your doubts cleared and see them featured on our FAQ page every Tuesday.

My mother is suffering from sleeplessness stress and anxiety. She is being treated for this with ayurvedic medicines. She has been prescribed following medicines
A.B rasa
Dadimastaka choorna
Panchamrita PRT
Pravala bhasma DDP
Sarpaganda churna
Shankapushpi churna
Gokshura churna
But the problem is she is facing dysentery, shivering and weakness. Please recommend the remedy for this.

Hi, All these above medicines are good for dysentery and diarrhoea related problems. She is suffering for mal absorption syndrome; please stop all the medications except the Dadimashtaka choornam. This powder please give 3 gm mixed with warm water or Diluted buttermilk, thrice daily 30 minutes after food.

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Dermatology Q&A: Vitamin supplements help reduce hairfall

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

Dr. Shefali Trasi is a M.B.B.S., MD (dermatology, leprology and venerology). She has 3 years of PG training in dermatology, venerology and leprology. She practices at Dr. Trasi’s Clinic. She is also attached to Ramakrishna mission hospital, Khar and B.C.J General hospital, Santacruz West. She is a member of the European Academy Of Dermatology and American Academy Of Dermatology.

Get your doubts cleared and see them featured on our FAQ page every fortnight.

I am Usha, aged 24 suffering from Skin discoloration on upper lip and jaws and I have very dark under eye circles. My Face looks like I have moustache and beard. Its very embarrassing. I am applying Potato every night since 2 1/2 months but still no result. Please suggest why am unable to get rid of this Pigmentation. Is this due to hormonal balance? I take every protection when I go out. I wear sunglasses and protect my face with a scarf but I donno why this Pigmentation still exists (totally Black)
Thanks,
Usha

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Apply and consume Aloe vera for good skin: Dr. Goyal

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

Dr Nilesh N Goyal is a Consultant Cosmetic Dermatologist and Hair Specialist at Bombay Hospital, Lilavati Hospital & Juvenis clinic (Mumbai). He was the first Indian to become a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.

He offers Lipobodysculpting with this safe and highly effective technique and Hair Transplantation from his clinic. He was awarded the MRCP UK from the Royal College of Physicians, London.

Dr. Goyal answered Sify readers’ queries related to the above in an exclusive chat. Read the transcript below.

What is the Remedy for black mark on the face or chins ?? please advise
USe a good sunscreen regularly and see a dermatologist to ascertain the cause of your pigmentation. Treatments can include depigmenting creams, lasers and chemical peels.

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Dermatology Q&A: Lip licking can cause skin darkening

Monday, August 26th, 2013

Dr. Shefali Trasi is a M.B.B.S., MD ( dermatology, leprology and venerology). She has 3 years of PG training in dermatology, venerology and leprology. She practices at Dr. Trasi’s Clinic. She is also attached to Ramakrishna mission hospital, Khar and B.C.J General hospital, Santacruz West. She is a member of the European Academy Of Dermatology and American Academy Of Dermatology.

Get your doubts cleared and see them featured on our FAQ page every fortnight.

Dr Madam
I am age about 53 year , Since last three month i am suffering from Lichen planus pl advice
treatment and reason.
Thanks.
Sharma

Hi Ms Sharma, Lichen Planus is an Autoimmune condition. Most of the time reason is not known. But in few patients an association of past history with viral hepatitis is noted.

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Dr. Geetanjali Shetty on the best treatment for acne and more

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

Dr. Geetanjali Shetty (MD, FCPS, DDV) is a consultant dermatologist and cosmetologist based in Mumbai.

Trained nationally and internationally, she has expertise in fields like Botox, lasers and pigmentation.

Her special field of interest are anti-aging therapies, acne and hair loss treatments.

A regular counselor, she has made appearances in Marie Claire, Vogue and Women’s Era as a columnist. She has also been the dermatology consultant for Johnson and Johnson, Neutrogena.

Dr. Geetanjali Shetty answered Sify readers’ queries related to the above in an exclusive chat. Read the transcript below.

Hello maam, I have recently developed some freckle like spots on my face. As i am a working lady, i have to be out in the field. i apply sunscreen and use home made packs like banab, tomato juice and lemon but it is not dimisihing

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