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The dermatologist says the common problem with henna is allergic reaction

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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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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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Beauty regime To Be Followed During Night-time

Aanchal Budhiraja, Beauty Trainer at Innisfree India and Anuj Mishra, Education Manager at Kiehl's India, have shared the night-time beauty regime to follow:

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The skin repairs itself from the day’s stress during the night, so it is necessary to give your skin equal attention before you go to bed so that it looks rejuvenated the next morning.

Aanchal Budhiraja, Beauty Trainer at Innisfree India and Anuj Mishra, Education Manager at Kiehl’s India, have shared the night-time beauty regime to follow:

* Double cleansing: This is highly recommended. Double cleansing consists of first cleaning with a cleanser such as cleansing oil or cleansing cream. This cleanses oil-based impurities such as make-up and pollutants. Also, follow it up with a cleansing foam to remove any left over impurities before sleeping. The motive here is deep cleansing while being gentle on the skin.

* Exfoliate: Exfoliate with scrub or gommage peel or a clay mask, depending on the skin type, 2 to 3 times to get rid of dead cells. Exfoliating your skin can really help in rejuvenating your skin. Exfoliate skin at least twice a week using the appropriate products according to the skin type.

* Toning: Use a gentle hydrating toner according to skin type to refine pores and restore PH level. Always use a good toner as it is a very important step and prepares your skin for the next step of your regimen by minimising pores to the normal size.

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A blend of essential and botanical oils can help skin restorative night treatment. Pixabay

* Sheet mask: At night, applying sheet mask on cleansed skin can be very relaxing and takes away the stress from your skin. They provide essential nutrients deep within the skin.

* Treatment and repair: At night your skin is naturally regenerating, repairing and restoring itself. Rejuvenation is at its peak as cell turnover increases at night. Use of repairing serum such as salicylic acid for trouble or Vitamin C for brightening and reducing pigmentation and peptides with AHA salt, for peeling and increasing firmness should be applied at night as it is best to avoid these ingredients in sun rays and they work best during night time.

A blend of essential and botanical oils can help skin restorative night treatment, and helps addressing customers of every age who are interested in natural repair and rejuvenation of the skin after the damaging effects of the day.

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* Intense cream: Use a hydrating and repairing night cream to nourish and seal all the essential nutrients from previous steps. A cream should be applied to strengthen moisture barrier. Use a good but gentle eye cream for the hydration around your eye. One should never ignore this step as your eyes skin is the thinnest skin on your body, which needs special attention. Lock all the nourishment from the above products by applying a good moisturizer according to your skin type and needs

* Sleeping mask: Sleeping masks are applied preferably 3 to 4 times in a week. It is applied at the last stage or the cream stage of the night routine. Sleeping masks are generally gel or cream based, and they should be massaged into the skin until absorbed and washed away with water next morning. It provides intense nourishment and dewy, hydrated skin in the morning. (Bollywood Country)

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