Thursday, 20 April 2017

Need Healthy hair this summer?


During the summer season, hair turns so dull, frizzy, dry and lusterless and it loses all the sheen and shine on exposure to damaging rays of sun. Also excessive sweat makes the hair look a little too soppy and greasy. Along with that, pollution and dust clubs with sweat and tend to accumulate the scalp which results into hair problems and hair fall.


The summer season wreak havoc on your hair if you are not taking the right precautions.

Keep your hair happy and healthy all summer long using natural, chemical-free methods.

Here are few tips to protect your hair this summer:


Cover up

·  Cover your hair with scarf, hat, umbrella to avoid direct sun rays. This will prevent the moisture loss from hair.

Shampoo less often

Frequent washing with chemical shampoos strips your scalp of its natural oils, which in turn stimulates additional oil production and makes you feel the need to wash it even more.

Use natural products

·    Use a mild and herbal shampoo to avoid brittle and dry hair condition. Use shampoo with conditioning effect.



·   Use natural products such as herbal hair gels to moisturize and protect your hair.

·   Use oils for deep conditioning to protect your hair and to retain it smooth and shiny.



·   Take diet rich in minerals and vitamins. Drink plenty of water during summer season. This not only good for the body, but is good for the hair too.



·   Don’t use heat for styling hair like blowing, etc.


Friday, 14 April 2017

Keep away acne this summer

Sun exposure and excessive heat in summer causes more sweating, skin burns, inflammation, tanning and sebum secretion. This in turn will induce acne due to deposition of excess sebum on skin, blocking of skin pores, adhesion of acne causing microbes.

Follow the tips to protect your skin this summer:                       
  • Cover your skin as much as possible
  • Use umbrella and sunglasses that protect against UV rays.
  • Wear cotton dress and avoid tight dresses
  • Reduce sun exposure during the times when the sun is at its strongest
  • Select your sunscreen carefully. Choose a non-comedogenic, water-based, non-oily quality sun screeners
Apart from these, to keep acne away this summer, follow the below mentioned tips:

Maintain a healthy skin care regimen!

·         Cleanse your skin twice a day (morning and night) with cold water using a cleanser that is gentle and suited to your skin type. 
·         Avoid rubbing your skin when cleansing  and gently tap it dry with a soft towel.
  • Drink lots of water to keep your skin well-hydrated and healthy.
  • Eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables in the form of salads and fresh juices( Ideally without sugar)
  • Avoid eating oily and sugary foods which may cause build up of sebum in the skin

Don’t prick your pimple!

·         Pimples and blackheads shouldn’t be pricked, scratched or pierced. Popping a pimple leads to inflammation and the spread of germs on neighbouring skin.

·         Moreover, pricking pimples increases the risk of scarring.

Friday, 7 April 2017

Summer Skin and Hyperpigmentation

 Those first few days of sunny weather might be great news for your social calendar but not so much for your skin, especially if uneven pigmentation, dark spots, melasma or dry skin are already a concern. Hyper-pigmentation and skin dryness  worsen during the summer months.

Sun exposure triggers the production of skin pigment, melanin. Along with that, excessive heat  triggers skin dryness and inflammation. Therefore, your sunscreen may not be able to protect you fully and you need a moisturizer as well.

How to manage?

  • Wearing a high factor sun screen  lotion with high SPF (15 and more)
  • Using light water based moisturisers and  creams with in built sun protection
  • Covering your skin including face, arms and legs, when you are out
  • Incorporate a daily skincare routine that will leave your skin feeling healthy and rejuvenated.
  • Correct course of treatment from a specialist skin care clinic

Taking these simple steps can really help you go a long way in managing your skin pigmentation this summer.