SKINCARE DURING MONSOON

After bearing that extreme heat of sun in summer days monsoon comes as sing of relief , little changes in the way you take care of your skin could have positive effects during monsoons.

  • Keep skin moist by using soap free cleansers.
  • Sunscreen lotion must be used even if sun is not visible.
  • Waterproof light make up will be a better choice.
  • Nails should be kept clean by regular manicure, pedicures.
  • Use luke warm water instead of cold water.
  • Fungal infections are more common so avoid keeping skin wet for long use antifungal soaps, powders.
  • Keep skin well hydrated by using good moisturiser depending upon individual skin type.

Visit  our clinics at  Malad,Juhu  and Bandra in Mumbai  for all skin,hair and nail ailments.Call 9004839333 for appointments.

 

 

SYMPTOMS OF SCABIES

The onset of symptoms of scabies varies depending on whether or not a person has previously been exposed to mites. The first time a person is exposed to the scabies mite, it can take upwards of 2-6weeks for symptoms to develop.

This timeframe is significantly shorter in subsequent infestations as the body’s immune system is quicker to react (typically in 1-4 days).

Signs and symptoms of scabies include:

  • Itching– this is often worse at night and can be severe and intense. Itching is one of the most common scabies symptoms.
  • Rash– when the mite burrows into the skin, it forms burrow tracks, or lines, which are most commonly found in skin folds, and resemble hives, bites, knots, pimples, or patches of scaly skin. Blisters may also be present.
  • Sores– these occur in infested areas where a person has scratched at the skin. Open sores can lead to impetigo, commonly caused by secondary infection with Staphylococcus aureus.
  • Thick crusts– crusted scabies, also known as Norwegian scabies, is a form of severe scabies in which hundreds to thousands of mites and mite eggs are harbored within skin crusts, causing severe skin symptoms.

Most often, those affected with crusted scabies exhibit widespread, gray, thick, crumbling crusts.Visit  our  clinics  at  Malad,Juhu and Bandra in Mumbai for all skin,hair and nail ailments.Call 9004839333 for appointments.

COMMON HAIR PROBLEMS IN MONSOON

  • The most common complaint in rainy season is hair fall. Hairfall during monsoon increases by about 30 per cent. While on a regular day you may find 50-60 strands of hair on your brush, but during rainy season this count may go up to 100.
  • Humidity robs the hair of its bounce leaving them limp and lifeless.
  • Dandruff worsens in rainy season as the fungus responsible for causing it flourishes in humid weather.
  • Non-specific itchiness of the scalp and irritationare also common. These contribute to increased hair loss.
  • Lice infestation is also common in the rains, as lice breed during this season.
  • Bacterial and fungal infection of scalpis also common during monsoons. Exposure to polluted rainwater and warm humid conditions encourage growth of Bacteria/ fungus on scalp. As a result, some people develop painful pus-filled boils or severe itchy flaking patches develop over scalp.

Visit our clinics at Malad,Juhu and Bandra for all skin,hair and nail ailments.Call 9004839333 for appointments.

FUNGAL INFECTION

Onychomycosis, also called tinea unguium, is a fungal infection that affects either the fingernails or toenails. Fungal infections normally develop over time, so any immediate difference in the way your nail looks or feels may be too subtle to notice at first.

Why Does It Develop?

A fungal nail infection occurs from the overgrowth of fungi in, under, or on the nail. Fungi thrive in warm, moist environments, so this type of environment can cause them to naturally overpopulate. The same fungi that cause jock itch, athlete’s foot, and ringworm can cause nail infections.

Fungi that are already present in or on your body can cause nail infections. If you have come in contact with someone else who has a fungal infection, it may have spread to you.Fungal infections affect toenails more commonly than fingernails because your toes are usually confined to your shoes, where they’re in a warm, moist environment.

If you get a manicure or pedicure at a nail salon, be sure to ask how the staff disinfects their tools and how often they do it. Tools, such as emery boards and nail clippers, can spread fungal infections from person-to-person if they’re not sanitized.For all skin,hair and nail ailments visit our clinics at Malad,Juhu and Bandra in Mumbai.

DO’S FOR LONG AND HEALTHY HAIR

Tips for long and healthy hair:

1.Trim your hair regularly

2.Deep conditioning with hot oil massages.

3.Drink plenty of water.

4.Brush your hair regularly

5.Avoid blow dry.

6.Space out hair washes.

7.Sleep well to maintain healthy hair.

8.Say no to stress to avoid hair fall

9.Eat healthy protein rich food.

For all skin,hair and nail ailments call 9004839333.Our clinics are located at Malad,Juhu and Bandra in Mumbai.

PIMPLES

What Are Pimples?

Pimples are one of the most common skin conditions that you will see in many people especially in teenagers. It is nothing but the inflammation of the skin caused by the attack of bacteria on the sebaceous glands (oil glands). The bacteria infect the skin and this makes the skin to swell up by forming a puss inside. The main reason for the occurrence of pimples is teenagers are due to the excess secretion of sebum by the oil glands during their puberty stage when they undergo a lot of hormonal changes. It normally is seen on the face, neck, back and shoulders. Pimples are not a critical problem at all but it makes you look very miserable and poor in appearance.

Causes Of Pimples

Some of the common causes of pimples are mentioned below:

  1. Pimples are generally caused during puberty and teenage years when there is an increase in the sex hormones and androgen.
  2. Too much consumption of oil and junk foods also causes pimples to easily appear in teenagers.
  3. Hereditary and dirt factors also cause pimples in men and women.
  4. Over use of cosmetic products on the face and inadequate cleansing of these products also causes pimples to appear on the face and neck.
  5. Pressure on the face due to use of helmet straps and so on can also cause pimples.
  6. Accumulation of dead skin cells and overgrowth of bacterial tissues in the body causes pimples.

Symptoms For Pimples

There are no specific symptoms that you will experience to predict that you are going to get pimples on your face or neck or back.

  1. Scaly red skin
  2. Scarring of the skin
  3. Reddish tiny bulbs on your face and neck
  4. Black heads and White heads
  5. Pimples might or might not contain fluid or puss inside

For treatment call 9004839333.Clinics at Malad,Juhu and Bandra in Mumbai.

DEALING WITH OILY SKIN

It is believed that oily skin ages slowly, with fewer wrinkles. Plus, managing oily skin is pretty easy. Here are a few lifestyle hacks for living with oily skin.

Be Gentle

You may be tempted to wash off all that excess oil repeatedly. But over-washing strips your face of the oils it needs, and only triggers more oil production! Stick to washing your face twice a day, with a gentle face wash.

Exfoliating too much will also push your skin to produce more oil. So, only exfoliate once or twice a week, with a mild cleanser.

Use only lukewarm water for washing, since hot water will irritate the skin further. Make sure your scrubs and towels are soft, too!

Use Makeup in Moderation

Using long-wear foundations, concealers, or heavy makeup can do more harm than good by clogging your pores. Try keeping your skin bare and free to breathe on some days. And always remember to remove your makeup before you sleep!

To reduce shine, try using blotting papers/tissues/paper towels to absorb oil. They work like a charm without clogging your pores!

Befriend Moisturisers

People with oily skin often shy away from moisturisers, fearing that their skin will become greasier. Bad idea! Moisturising your skin is essential if you want it to be healthy. Choose an oil-free moisturiser to keep your skin non-greasy and hydrated. For best results, apply moisturiser once or twice a day, within three minutes of washing your face.

Eat Healthy

Your diet can make or break your skin! Avoid saturated fats (oily, fried, junk food) and eat more of the good fats – omega-3 fatty acids – which is found in nuts, dry fruits, seeds, eggs, and fish. Sugary food (like that dessert after every meal) can also cause oily skin, so stay clear!

Choose the Right Products

Choosing gentle, oil-free, and non-comedogenic (meaning it won’t clog your pores) products is winning half the battle against oily skin. Avoid astringents, harsh soaps, and alcohol-based products because these can irritate the skin and cause breakouts. Always test a small sample of a product before including it in your skincare routine.

For all skin,hair and nail ailments call 9004839333.Visit our clinics at Malad,Juhu and Bandra in Mumbai.