Friday, July 18, 2014

Beauty Hacks This Monsoon

Here comes the rainy season pouring the little drops, subsiding the dust and bringing more ecstasy of the nature. The arrival of monsoon is indeed a harbinger of relief from the broiling and scorching heat,but with this you have to take care of your skin as well. When monsoon arrives, your skin starts behaving gruesomely. The sudden eruption of pimples and blackheads; skin turning dry and oily at the same time leaves you totally wrecked up. Your skin does not experience the same enthusiasm and instead, suffers from dehydration brought by monsoon.

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As your skin behaves differently in monsoon, it becomes important to take special care of it. While everything around you is sparkling and alluring, the increasing stickiness in the atmosphere does not allow your skin to breathe properly.
Here are some skin care tips for this monsoon season that will save you from the misery of your skin:
1. Escape fungal infections: Fungal infection is the most common disease during the rainy season. Never keep your skin wet for long time. Taking a bath with lukewarm water and using anti-fungal creams, soaps and talcs should be taken in for combating fungal invasion. Some of the common infections are: athlete’s foot, ringworm, or itching caused by wet moist clothing.
2. Sanitize your skin: You should clean your skin at least 3-4 times a day with non-soapy face wash. The non-soapy face washes will help you remove excessive oil and dirt from the skin and will clean the pores helping it breathe.
3. The radical part of skin toning: You should prefer using non-alcoholic and natural skin toners twice a day to tone your skin. This helps in balancing the skin’s pH value. The act of toning revives the skin and gives it an unblemished glint.

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4. Moisturizing your dry skin: If your skin appears to get dry, damp it with a good moisturiser. You can apply rose water, glycerine or almond oil before retreating off to sleep. This makes the skin bracing and healthy.

5. Maintain your oily skin: People having dry skin should take care of the visible white heads or blackheads. You should try to minimise oil secretion from the skin by using water based moisturisers, cleansers and citrus face packs (containing vitamin C). Moreover, drinking a lot of water also helps in reducing oil prolongation.

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Permanent Hair Reduction is Becoming Progressively Popular

Permanent hair reduction is becoming progressively popular, and the timeworn hair removal businesses are cropping up as fast as the hairs themselves. There are plenty of gadgets, machines and treatments promising permanent hair removal. These companies are outright lying or twisting the term 'permanent' when you read their fine print. Some laser centers make it sound that you'll never have to be reunited with your hair again, just by getting the right amount of visits with their machine. As to date, there is no laser equipment that has been approved by the FDA for permanent hair removal.

However, the FDA has approved laser hair removal machines with permanent hair reduction because it can rid hair on the right candidates for long periods of time, with multiple treatments. Clinic Dermatech, the leading chain of skin care clinic in Delhi NCR provides customized treatments as per individual’s needs using a combination of three technologies- IPL (Intense Pulsed light), ND: Yag Laser and Diode Lasers.
Hair growing back at some point is still possible, whether it's a reduced amount, finer version, or combination of both. According to Clinic Dermatech, lasers can reduce hair counts 40% to 80%.

How laser works:

Lasers and IPL (intense pulsed light) devices, (which are not technically lasers but work on a similar principal), can be used for hair reduction and skin treatments such as removing spider veins, improving skin tone and to remove tattoos.

 - Permanent hair reduction involves the use of either a single wavelength of light (laser) or a flash of light          containing hundreds of wavelengths (IPL or broadband light BBL).

 - Melanin within the hair follicles is targeted, heating and damaging the follicles in an active growth cycle.

 - Only hairs that have colour can be treated, so white and grey hairs won’t respond.

In the past, laser and IPL hair removal was primarily the domain of dermatologists and doctors and was expensive. These days, you will be offered a better and upgraded treatment at Clinic Dermatech for significantly less.

Here are some tips to help you make a decision:
  • Ask questions:  what kind of training and qualifications do the staff have? Who will be doing the treatment? The ideal clinic will have medically trained staff, and a Doctor, Cosmetic surgeon or Dermatologist overseeing the treatments.
  • Consultation and medication:  The operator should conduct a full consultation assessing your skin type and hair colour. They should also check your medical history and if you are on any medication that may affect the treatment and outcome.
  • Number of treatments may be 6-8. Hormonal imbalance, pregnancy, and menopause may stimulate additional hair growth, in which case additional treatments may be necessary.
  • Hair should not be plucked or waxed before treatment.
  • Lotions, Cosmetics, and other skin preparations should be avoided on the day of the treatment.
  • Redness may occur but will go away 30 minutes after the treatment.
  • Limited exposure to the sun before and after treatment is advisable.
  • This treatment may not be performed during pregnancy.
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