Saturday July 20, 2019

Here’s How You Can Keep Your Baby’s Skin Soft and Supple This Summer

Keeping your baby comfortable during summer is key to enjoying the season

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Summer is here, which means that your babys skin requires extra care and nourishment. As a new parent, it is natural to be confused about how to take care of your babys skin during summer as the weather can bring about several skin problems. While these can cause discomfort, you can minimise them by incorporating a routine-led skin care regimen for your baby.

“The soaring temperature often causes irritation and discomfort to babies. Some common problems during summer are heat rashes, diaper rashes, dry skin and prickly heat. As a baby’s skin is thin and delicate, sweat can lead to clogged pores, further resulting in these problems. To reduce any kind of discomfort and to keep your baby cool, use doctor recommended products that are enriched with natural ingredients and keep the skin well-hydrated, moisturised, and nourished always,” says Dr. Subhashini. N.S., Ayurveda Expert, R&D, The Himalaya Drug Company.

Here are a few skin care tips to ensure your baby’s skin remains healthy throughout summer.

* Refresh the skin with a bath: Bathing is the best way to remove sweat and keep the skin clean. Use lukewarm water and avoid hot water. You can also opt for a refreshing baby wash and soap infused with herb extracts like Neem, which helps protect baby’s skin, and Watermelon which helps keep baby’s skin cool and fresh

* Soothe the skin with a lotion: You can opt for a calamine-based lotion with natural ingredients like Aloe Vera, Nutgrass Oil, and Mustard Oil. Aloe Vera helps moisturize the skin, Nutgrass Oil helps soothe rashes, and Mustard Oil helps reduce itching.

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* Keep prickly heat at bay: To relieve your baby of prickly heat, it is advisable to use a prickly heat baby powder. It helps in soothing the skin and keeping it dry. A slight dab of prickly heat powder with natural ingredients like Neem helps relieve itching and soothes the skin, and Vetiver helps cool your baby’s skin

* Use a diaper rash cream: Changing the diaper frequently during summer helps keep the skin fresh and avoid diaper rashes. Additionally, choose a diaper rash cream containing Almond Oil and Yashada Bhasma. Almond Oil works as a moisturiser and Yashada Bhasma helps reduce skin inflammation and heals rashes.

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* Use baby wipes for a quick cleanup: Baby wipes are ideal to freshen up baby anywhere and anytime. You can opt for extra-large wipes with Indian Lotus and Aloe Vera, which are convenient to cleanse baby’s skin. Indian Lotus helps keep the skin supple and Aloe Vera moisturises the skin.

Keeping your baby comfortable during summer is key to enjoying the season. Choose light cotton and linen fabrics to dress your baby and pick a diaper of the right size to prevent diaper rashes. Overall, use natural products that are free from parabens, phthalates, alcohol, and mineral oils, which are safe and gentle on baby’s skin. (IANS)

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Here’s How You Can Step up Your Summer Fashion Game

Tushar Ved, President Major Brands India Pvt. Ltd, for Charles & Keith, shares fashion tips for different occasions

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Step up your summer fashion game by experimenting with comfortable and stylish ensembles in white, pink, red, pastels and blue.

Tushar Ved, President Major Brands India Pvt. Ltd, for Charles & Keith, shares fashion tips for different occasions.

* Brunch look: A summer brunch calls for an outfit that makes you look fresh and classy. You can choose to wear comfortable shoes for the brunch. Pastel colours and white shoes with the jeans and T-shirt are the perfect combo for a brunch outing.

* Dinner heels: Racing against deadlines and rushing for a dinner party or date, you can wear high heels or wedges, or fashionable flats or stilettos paired with the knee length dress. One can also wear pencil heels, teamed with a peplum top. Up you fashion game by opting for black or red colour and heels.

Packing your bags for a summer vacation? Give way to the fashion diva in you by flaunting pumps, sliders, cross body bag, tote bag and keep your style quotient high.

Are you an adventure junkie and want to stay stylish? Lay your hands on comfortable blue or pink sneakers or white sports shoes paired with shorts, T-shirt, backpack and sunglasses to complete the sporty and chic look.

Worried about the body odour? Abdulla Ajmal, Consulting Perfumer at Ajmal Perfumes, tells how to keep the smell away.

“Summer perfumes usually are citrus-based that cool the skin and envelope the wearer in fresh uplifting aroma. The summer sun can agitate the fragrance, causing it to evaporate faster rather than sticking to your skin. Thus, it’s ideal to carry your summer fragrance in your bag and keep reapplying throughout the day.

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“Mostly, men prefer citrus scents and in the summer months women tend to lean that way as well. Bear in mind, the best citrus-based fragrance choices are the ones that are reinforced with woody, floral and fruity notes to make the fragrance stay on you for longer.

“Choose fragrances that are a hallmark of freshness to get the best contrast with the hot weather,” Abdulla said.

Umashan Naidoo, StudioWest Buying Head at StudioWest, shared how can one make the fragrance last longer in summer.

* Fragrances become robust and begin to pop as the body heats up and if it’s sprayed in areas that are warmer, like the sides, elbows and chest.

* Always make sure your skin is fresh before spraying.

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* It’s a good idea to layer and look out for brands that sell the body lotion, deodorant, EDT and miniatures. Post-shower use the body lotion and deodorant, then target warm spots and pulse areas with EDT and carry the miniature in your bag for a backup spritz.

* It’s important to recognise what scents suit your PH. What may smell great on a friend may not work for you. Before purchasing, spray the scent you love on the wrist of your left hand and elbow of your right hand. Let it settle for 20 minutes as the top note settles and the true nature of the fragrance is revealed. (IANS)