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There is no denying the fact that your hair is an intrinsic part of your personality and identity. A good hair day is sure to make you feel more upbeat, confident, and good about yourself. While everyone appreciates the beauty of healthy, long tresses it is key to realize the importance of having a hair care routine that you can and should follow every day. Just like skincare, the significance of hair care cannot be undermined for our hair is exposed to various kinds of pollutants, heat, and chemicals. Mechanical processes and hair treatments can leave your hair distressed, dull, and lackluster.
A good hair regime protects and strengthens the hair leaving it nourished and rejuvenated. Diet and lifestyle are also crucial factors that influence hair health. So along with a robust hair care plan make sure you pay attention to these aspects too and you are good to go!
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With a passion for hair, Schwarzkopf Professional is committed to offering the best of hair care to customers all across the world. Whether it is services or products, Schwarzkopf Professional's commitment and focus to deliver the best-in-class experience remains universal. And when it comes to hair care routine, we realize that there is more to it than just using good products. A good hair care regime involves several aspects like cleansing, treating, protecting, rebalancing, and nourishing, all of which help manage and maintain healthy hair. So, if you are looking for a comprehensive daily regime that gives you all this and much more, read on to find out more.
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The morning hair care routine involves a round of cleansing, conditioning, and protection. The BC Bonacure shampoo from the house of Schwarzkopf Professional is the perfect cleanser that leaves the hair refreshed and nourished. Replete with Micellar Technology, this shampoo has excellent, yet gentle cleansing properties which cleanse the hair without depleting it of its inherent moisture.
Leverage the benefits of the shampoo with the BC Bonacure conditioner which has a Peptide Repair Rescue formula that improves elasticity leaving the hair smooth, manageable, and less frizzy. Finish the routine with Nutri shield serum that is an intensive leave-in fluid that protects the hair resulting in visibly transformed, supple, and shiny tresses.
It is key to note that Oil Ultime which is a luxurious product from Schwarzkopf Professional that nourishes, strengthens, and protects your hair should be an integral part of your hair care routine. Specially curated with the goodness of argan and barbary fig oil, this one is lightweight, non-greasy, and leaves your hair beautiful inside, out.
Retain smooth, silky hair during the mid-day with the BC Bonacure Hyaluronic Moisture Kick Spray Conditioner from Schwarzkopf Professional. Just a few sprays and adds moisture to the hair leaving it soft, bouncy, and easier to comb. The product which does not have to be rinsed gives a moisture kick, without being heavy or sticky on the hair.
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A healthy scalp is the foundation for healthy hair growth and hence a formula to detox and rebalance the scalp is of immense value. The BC Scalp Genesis offers a complete range of silicon-free products that protects and repairs sensitive and flaky scalp thereby reducing hair loss and problems like irritation and dandruff. In case you have no scalp issues, an application of the rejuvenating Oil Ultime at the end of the day is ideal to conclude your hair care routine.
Adopting a hair care routine may take a few days, if not a few weeks. But once it's sorted, you're well on the way to getting the hair you deserve. (IANS/JC)
Dr. Soham Bhattacharyya MBBS, MD, DFM, IAT, and Consultant Dermatologist at Kaya Clinic, Salt Lake, Kolkata, has some skincare suggestions to be followed for healthy and glowing skin:
- Regular skincare is very important especially during the monsoon, in humid weather.
- Start the CTM routine, you may use cleansers and face washes that are soap-free, contain ingredients that are gentle on your skin. Follow it up with alcohol-free toners. For the monsoons, one can use a moisturizer containing jojoba oil.
- Never forget your sunscreen with SPF ranging from 15 to 50 as per your skin type. Sunscreen is always to be applied 20 minutes before outdoor or light exposure.
- At night after cleansing and toning for this season always apply a serum with Vit C formula followed by a light night cream.
- Always pay special attention to the under-eye area and keep it hydrated and nourished at night with brightening and firming eye serum which contains active soy and rice peptides. As most of us tend to sweat a little more during this season, try to keep our skin and body hydrated. Consume foods rich in antioxidants, salads, fruits, vegetable juices. Maintain a healthy workout regime. Wear comfortable clothing preferably cotton or linen.
Debabani Guha, National Trainer at L'Occitane India suggests:
- Exfoliation is the key! ï¿½ Exfoliate at least twice a week followed up with a Gel-based mask. My preference is always to use the scrub and masks at night as then the skin is resting and the effect is fabulous in the morning after that!
- Also not to forget to use the skincare regimen twice a day.
- Use a natural face oil that nourishes the skin cells and helps the cells to be plump for a softer glowing look. (IANS/JC)
The past year has brought anomalous changes to ones' life; the morbid waves of Covid and the quarantine which came alongside it. Although people have been extremely cautious about their surroundings, there are other issues that crop up. Skin is the uppermost layer of a person's body and is exposed to many things on a day-to-day basis. The modifications that the pandemic has produced enable a person to wear masks and go through stress-generating experiences.
Although hair fall has nothing to do with Covid symptoms, the physical and emotional stress that accompanies a case of Covid-19 could be an explanation. Telogen Effluvium (TE) is a reversible condition caused by stress that occurs after a few months of an initial trigger of stress. These triggers include emotional distress, major surgery, high fever, an acute illness (like Covid-19), or even stress-related to quarantining.
When a person's body is under emotional or physical stress, it goes into survival mode. The body only focuses on the essential parts needed for survival. Hair, being a non-essential part of the body, doesn't get as much nutrition, and this leads to hair loss. The best treatment for this state is the correction of the underlying cause, focusing on managing stress and leading a healthy lifestyle.
If one is a smoker, considering quitting the cigarette is a great step towards a healthy way of life. When a person experiences hair loss that: comes on suddenly, causes hair to fall out in clumps, leads to bald patches, and is accompanied by scalp itching or pain; they must consult a dermatologist and get the reason for their hair fall diagnosed.
Maskne is a common occurrence with Covid and it stays put after. Acne caused or multiplied by wearing masks comes under Maskne. There are various types of Maskne, the most common ones that appear are 'acne mechanica', caused by the friction and precipitation trapped underneath the mask, leading to pore clogging and bacterial growth resulting in pimples. Regular acne treatments help in this; however, acne creams dry out the skin and one must use a moisturizer to keep the skin barrier intact.
Rosacea is a skin issue that could flare up with masks usage. Wearing a cotton mask underneath the regular mask is always advised to avoid unnecessary friction. Fragrance-free moisturizers and sunscreen are recommended to avoid irritation due to the presence of alcohol. For people with sensitive skin, the material of the mask is important, allergy towards the material can lead to dermatitis. While dermatologists prescribe a steroid cream to calm the inflammation, the cotton mask underneath the regular mask could be useful. In the case of Folliculitis where the mask disturbs facial hair follicles, antibiotic creams work well.
When taking care of these issues, the face should be washed thrice a day with lukewarm water after which the skin must be dried by patting the face. A non-comedogenic moisturizer should be selected to avoid pore-clogging. An oil-free and water-based, gel moisturizer should be used by individuals with oily to combination skin. Those with dry skin should use a cream moisturizer with ingredients such as ceramides.
People with normal skin can use a lotion-based moisturizer. Wearing sunscreen is the final step to complete morning skincare. It's necessary to choose sunscreens carefully as masks provide only SPF 7 while Indian skin needs at least an SPF 30 in the daytime. Those with oily to combination skin could use a matte finish sunscreen that includes gel or silicone-based. A lotion-based sunscreen for normal skin works well, and for those with dry skin, moisturizing sunscreens that are again lotion or cream-based are advised.
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Makeup products that are non-comedogenic and hypoallergenic must be preferred if avoiding makeup is not probable. It is significant to wash the mask with a gentle detergent or toss it if disposable after each use. Wearing a face mask that fits comfortably, but isn't too tight and has three layers of fabric is necessary; if the mask is not correct, touching the face more often to fix the mask leads to increased chances of contamination. Masks made of synthetic fabrics, such as nylon or rayon should be avoided as these materials can irritate the skin. For those with sensitive skin, masks made of natural, soft fabric (like cotton) should be worn under a regular mask.
The American Academy of Dermatology Association reports that after every four hours of non-stop wearing a mask, a 15-minute break for the skin while maintaining social distancing helps. Although it's imperative to wash hands before taking a mask break. A person can't avoid social contact entirely due to innumerable reasons, even though quarantine is the best way out of such a situation, here masks and sanitizers play a very crucial role to help flatten the curve and to stay protected. The best way to protect oneself and those around Covid-19 is by keeping the mouth and nose covered. If stress causes hair fall and skin issues, which in turn causes more stress, visit the dermatologist who could solve all the problems. (IANS/JC)
Whether you are a skincare fanatic or have just started your journey towards creating your own beauty regime, you would have come across a multiplicity of ingredients on skincare product labels that often leave you wondering what's a good fit for you. The most versatile yet tricky amongst those is Vitamin C. Most people get a fair dose of this vitamin from the food, fruits, and vegetables they eat. It is a legendary supplement required to keep our immune system robust and fortify our bodies against diseases. It has also played a crucial part in our fight against Covid-19.
With countless benefits internally, the vitamin has equal, if not more, dermatological advantages. Arushi Thapar, Senior Marketing Manager, Plum, PurePlay Skin Sciences Pvt Ltd. shares more on the new 'in' natural additive. C the advantage! : Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that can neutralize free radicals, but what does that mean for your skin? Vitamin C is known to be a difficult ingredient to develop and work with owing to its fragility and photosensitivity. With advancements in research, we know that the potent L- Ascorbic acid or also known as the most stable form of Vitamin C which can effectively reduce dark spots, protect from sun damage & treat dull skin.
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With age and due to sun exposure, collagen synthesis in the skin decreases, leading to wrinkles- once again Vitamin C is the only antioxidant proven to stimulate the synthesis of collagen, minimize fine lines, scars, and wrinkles. Therefore, it's important to understand the make of such a potent concoction with multifold benefits. Many skin care products on the market today, deep dive into the skincare science and highlight the vitamin C derivatives, which is an important part for consumers to understand and choose the right Vitamin C serum. Products with the right concentration, formulation, and other mixes of ingredients like Japanese Mandarin and Kakadu plum that boost the performance of Vitamin C, are important factors to take into consideration before purchasing a Vitamin C serum.
Why Plum Mandarin & Vitamin C serum should be your holy grail: Make sure your Vitamin C serum checks these boxes before purchasing or using them. Greater absorption of skin is possible with the use of vitamin C in serum-based formulations. The concentration should be between 10-20% with the sweet spot at 15%- any higher nullifies the benefits and could damage your skin. Another important aspect to pay attention to is the pH value. Human skin tends to have a pH value between 4-5 hence, the serum should have a similar value to be effective. Other factors to consider while adding Vitamin C to your beauty shelf include packaging, color, and smell.
As mentioned before, Vitamin C is photosensitive; i.e its properties change with exposure to light. It is, therefore, important for the serum to be packaged in a dark or amber-colored bottle. Store away from sunlight and in a dry environment. Be mindful of the color and smell- ideally, any skin care product should be free of artificial colors & fragrances. A change into a yellow, orange, or brown color means it has oxidized; a sour or rancid smell means the product has lost stability and its use must be discontinued.
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Once you have the ideal Vitamin C infused serum you can mix it up with your existing AM/PM regime- As a base alongside sunscreen is basic but an absolute must-have for glowing skin. It can also be used with Hyaluronic acid for hydration; combined with peptides making it a specialist for mature skin, or mixed with Vitamin E for ultimate nourishment for your skin! Ingredients such as niacinamide, chemical exfoliants, and retinol should not be applied together. Vitamin C with Niacinamide could be potent, with exfoliants causing destabilization, and combined with retinol becomes too much for the skin to handle at one time.
Now that you know all there is to know about Vitamin C, add one to your cart that suits your skin the best. Go ahead, #CtheGlow for yourself! (IANS/JC)