Secret Tips for Flawless Skin

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Secret Tips for Flawless Skin

Sunday, 30 October 2022 | HEALTH PIONEER

Secret Tips for Flawless Skin

Anybody can have great skin. Just like anybody can have bad skin. And anybody can have bad skin days, just like bad hair days. Only, bad skin days last longer. Sometimes for weeks, which seem with no ending?

A few problems are related to the weather. Let’s understand them and deal accordingly!

 

ACNE

It is an inflammatory condition of the skin partially caused by increased sebum production and an abnormality of the bacteria found normally on the skin. The result can be red and enlarged patches on the skin, whiteheads or blackheads in monsoon. The oily activity on skin is more and can produce rash and pimples. Use some homemade facepacks to remove excessive oils from the surface and keep face glowing and smooth: fuller earth based packs with curd shall be best for oily and combinations skin types. Also, applying antibacterial creams like Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5%-5% , Nadifloxacin etc shall also help. But avoidg the condition with a few tips like washing the face 4-5 times a day with a gentle soap free cleanser, drinking 3-4 Liters of water during monsoons will definitely help. Also, switch to a non comedogenic, gel-based sunscreen during this season to maintain your flawless beauty. A mild face wash is good for the face. You can also opt for some home remedy like a mixture of gram flour, rose water and milk. Apply evenly on the face and wash off after 15 -20 minutes. Always follow your cleansing, toning and moisturizing routine to keep your skin youthful and bright. Cleansing should be followed by toning using an alcohol-free toner. This is helpful since increased humidity could open up your pores.

 

HAIR CARE

Never let your hair get wet in the rain. Pollution, suspended particles in the air especially few dangerous acids which are suspected to be there in the rain now at certain times can settle on your scalp. Hence, the itchy feeling, after getting wet in the rain.  Always cover your hair with cheerful and colourful umbrellas or raincoats. Combined effect of sun heats and humidity can damage your hair. Keep your hairstyles simple and easy. Elaborate hairstyles are more difficult to manage. Using bangs and layered hairstyles are best. Using an Anti Dandruff shampoo once a week will also help. Do not comb wet hair. Also do not tie your hair tightly as it may lead to breakage.

 

FUNGAL INFECTIONS

A fungus thrives in humidity -- wet skin folds rubbing against each other get macerated easily, providing easy entry to fungi and yeast. As a result, you develop itchy, circular, reddish, flaking patches on the body, especially in skin folds at the groin (Jock Itch), underarms and around the breast in women.

Fungal infections can also affect your feet, especially if closed shoes are worn all day. Staying dry is the best way to avoid them. Carry a set of dry clothes and footwear to the office and change immediately if you've gotten drenched on your way.

Once you are at your desk, take your shoes and socks off to allow air circulation around your feet. Wear sandals or floaters as far as possible. Use plenty of dusting talc to prevent accumulation of sweat and moisture in skin folds. Those prone to repeated fungal infections can use medicated powders like Absorb, Tyza,Mycoderm C, Candid, etc.

Athlete's Foot is a combined bacterial and fungal infection. Starting from the toes, the skin turns whitish or greenish itches terribly and there may even be a foul-smelling discharge or pus seeing the state of our city with exposure to a lot of grime and muck Athlete’s foot is quite common. Prevent this by keeping feet as dry as possible. If the water is dirty, it's advisable to soak your feet for a few minutes in a tub of warm water with three or four cups-full of betadine solution in it. Also a visit to a dermatologist is required as an antibiotic is needed.

 

THERE’S MORE

l               From hot cup in the morning, switch to a cool, mint based green-tea.

l               Flavor your food with green herbs and tomatoes instead of garlic, onions and red chilli.

l               Switch to loads of salads and greens in your diet. Drink lots of water even in the winters.

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