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A good hair regime protects and strengthens the hair leaving it nourished and rejuvenated

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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Sunscreen is always to be applied 20 minutes before outdoor or light exposure.

While the rainy season may bring long spells of rain, it also brings along high humidity levels that can be a nightmare for skin health. Basic cleansing toning and moisturizing are sometimes not enough specially in this weather as humidity also engulfs and dullness adds to our woes.

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:

Skincare Regular skincare is very important especially during the monsoon Photo by kevin laminto on Unsplash

  1. Regular skincare is very important especially during the monsoon, in humid weather.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. At night after cleansing and toning for this season always apply a serum with Vit C formula followed by a light night cream.
  5. 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.

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Telogen Effluvium (TE) is a reversible condition caused by stress that occurs after a few months of an initial trigger of stress.

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.

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Human skin tends to have a pH value between 4-5 hence, the serum should have a similar value to be effective.

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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