Overuse of fairness and beauty creams is the root cause for acne and may lead to thinning of the skin, a leading dermatologist said.
“The obvious side-effect of using beauty creams on face is thinning of the skin. Daily use of these creams leads to growth of acne besides skin losing its tightness and becoming thinner in return,” said Rohit Batra, a skin doctor, at Acne India Summit held at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital here.
The one-day programme was aimed at providing education and refreshing knowledge of practising dermatologists regarding acne. A quiz contest and workshop to impart procedural skills to students and private practitioners were also conducted on the occasion.
“A growing percentage of population aged 15 to 44 suffer from severe acne. Every patient wants a cure as no one wants to live with scars on their face,” Batra said.
He added that dermatologists are now equipped with state-of-the-art technologies to help patients regain their confidence.
“Contrary to what we are led to believe, acne is not just a concern for adolescents, and the market reflects that. With cutting edge methods like lasers, chemical peels, thermal and non-thermal light sources, one can easily get rid of acne and acne scars,” said Batra, who was also the organising secretary of the summit.
It is the beginning of another year and the time when most of us make a resolution that we would like to achieve for both physical and emotional well-being. As a mother, it is natural to want the best for your little one. There is nothing more important than ensuring overall wellness for both you and your little one. This New Year, celebrate motherhood with a few simple tips thatll help you adopt a safe and gentle skin care regimen.
Say yes to products with botanical ingredients
It is time to go in for products with botanical ingredients. Products infused with the goodness of herbs remain the best and safest option for you and your little ones’ skin, especially during the initial months of childbirth and post-pregnancy. Moms can opt for products with the goodness of aloe vera, country mallow, winter cherry, khus grass, Indian madder, sesame, almond, coconut and the like that can help cleanse yet maintain soft and supple skin.
Moisturisation is key
Regardless of the weather, it is important to moisturise the skin. Adequate amount of moisturiser will provide the required nourishment and protect the skin from dryness/irritation. You can opt for a baby lotion with almond oil and licorice (Yashtimadhu) that help keep the skin soft and supple.
For yourself, opting for a body butter enriched with cocoa butter and glycerin will help retain the skin’s moisture. When the moisturiser comes with invigorating fragrance of rose, lavender or jasmine, it also helps relax the mind.
Massage enhances the well-being of mother and baby
For healthy and radiant skin, massage plays a key role. Regular massage with an oil enriched with sesame oil, country mallow and winter cherry helps strengthen your muscles and leaves you feeling rejuvenated.
A massage is also the best way to bond with your little one. You should look for an oil that is specially formulated for babies and enriched with olive oil and winter cherry that helps in baby’s overall growth and development.
Gentle cleansing goes a long way
Gentle bath cleansers infused with herbal actives keep baby’s skin clean and hydrated. Baby products infused with chickpea, fenugreek and green gram act as an excellent cleanser.
To maintain soft and supple skin, choose a soap-free formula for a gentle and mild bath from the very beginning for your baby.
Pregnancy also triggers skin rashes for new moms, so your skin also needs care. Use a cream that contains yashada bhasma, aloe vera, almond oil and manjistha for soothing effect.
Just like you, your baby is also prone to minor rashes, especially diaper rashes. Regular application of a diaper rash cream infused with the goodness of yashada bhasma, almond oil, aloe vera, and five-leaved chaste tree around the diaper area soothes the irritated skin.
Kickstart the New Year by making the right skin care choices for yourself as well as your little bundle of joy! (IANS)