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The dermatologist says the common problem with henna is allergic reaction

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Apply henna with care. Pixabay

The festive season gives a reason to women to beautify themselves. Makeup, new clothes and jewellery are undoubtedly part of their check-list — and so is mehndi to decorate their palms. An expert says to be cautious while using chemical-based henna.

Abhay Talati, dermatologist, Skin Space, Mumbai says pure henna picked directly from the plant is safe to use. But, today we hardly use natural henna.

“To make it more effective and long-lasting, henna leaves are processed, often chemicals are added. The henna picked directly from the plant will not give the dark colour that the henna cones (with chemicals) give today,” Talati told IANS.

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Representational image. Pixabay

The dermatologist says the common problem with henna is allergic reaction.

“Itching of hand and scalp, redness, swelling, burning sensation and in some rare case it can spread to your body or you may face difficulty in breathing,” he said.

To prevent reaction, he suggests to test it on a small part of the skin before you use it.

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“Whatever brand you have bought, first apply it on a small patch of skin like your arm or at the back of your ear. Leave it for some time, if it causes irritation, do not use it. If everything remains fine, go ahead,” said Talati. (Bollywood Country)

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Follow these Tips For a Glowing Winter Skin

Get that perfect winter glow by following these beauty tips

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Everyone wants a winter glow and if you want to get the perfect winter skin, then follow these easy beauty tips. Pixabay

Come winter, and our skin demands different care. Adopt these simple tips for naturally-glowing winter skin.

Mohit Narang, Skincare expert at Avon gives you tips on how to face the cold weather and retain that glow.

1. Follow your skincare routine diligently

One should follow a very basic and simple skincare routine to keep the skin happy during winters. Cleanse your skin twice a day i.e every morning and before going to bed. Follow the cleansing process with a light daily moisturiser to lock the moisture in and opt for a heavy moisturiser or overnight cream in the night. This should be done on softly damp skin because just-washed skin absorbs moisture better.

2. Do not overly exfoliate

Skin exfoliation is done to get rid of dead skin cells. You should be extra careful in winters because the skin is already compromised due to dry and cold weather. You should exfoliate your skin only once in a week to help in boosting skin regeneration and better product absorption. Men should also be careful while exfoliating depending on their skin types.

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To get a glowing winter skin, you need to moisturize your skin properly. Pixabay

3. Moisture crucial after hot showers

People tend to have hot showers in winters but taking hot showers and not moisturising after can create cracks and an uneven skin surface. If the skin is not immediately moisturised, the cracks in the skin let the nerves get exposed to air, resulting in eczema or winter’s itch. Always apply moisturiser immediately after a hot shower.

4. Use a sunscreen

Never skimp on sunscreen during winters. It is a lifesaver when you step out into the winter sun. Not only does it protect your skin from damage because of pollutants and harsh ultraviolet rays, it also helps prevent premature ageing.

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5. Invest in a sleeping mask

Korean beauty products have become quite a rage recently and rightly so. The sleeping sheet masks can be worn over a moisturiser at night to pack in all your serums and cream helping the skin absorb these nutrients more easily. (IANS)