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28/Dec/2021

How to prevent and treat dandruff in winters?

Dandruff or flakes is undoubtedly the most annoying and embarrassing hair problem in cold weather. And, the worse part is, this pesky, flaky situation gets even more out of control in winters. Winters are here and so is dandruff too. It’s time to start following some hair care tips to combat this situation. We are on a mission to keep it at bay with some effective home remedies and hair care tips from Skinssence.

Dandruff is one of the main causes of hair loss too. Due to the cold weather and hot showers, flakiness is increased significantly. So, hair becomes weak from the root, and hair fall increases. Everyone loves beautiful and healthy-looking hair. Dandruff makes your hair dry and dull. To avoid dandruff, you must use the right hair care products. The natural ingredients can help soothe the scalp and keep the hair moisturized. You might also need to change your lifestyle to some extent that includes a healthy balanced diet and physical exercises. You will need to take care of both your body as well as your mental health as stress also causes flakiness.

Can certain food items cause dandruff?

Yes, bad fats, sugary items, and fried foods can cause your scalp to produce more oil and thus exacerbate dandruff. Also, deficiency of vitamin B complex can cause flakiness.

Dandruff causes flakiness and dries out hair roots completely. You must provide your hair with the moisture it requires during this winter season. Infrequent hair brushing, overheated showers, cold air, and no moisture are the main reasons for flakiness. Preventing dandruff in winters is easy if you follow a good hair care routine and stick to it as a routine.

Some recommendations you can follow to get rid of dandruff at home

Changing in diet: A good number of vitamins and minerals in your diet will help you to effectively prevent this issue. For example, vitamin B, zinc, and omega 3 fatty acids are great nutrients to fight against it. Foods that you can include in your diet are spinach, bananas, fruits, and salads.
reducing sugar intake-sugar is not only harmful to your body but is also harmful to your skin and hair as well. A high level of sugar in the blood causes a high number of oily flakes so increasing the amount of flakiness. by substituting sugar with honey and jaggery you can reduce the total intake of sugar.
Skinssence best DIY hair mask for Dandruff in winter is coconut oil with lime juice.
The moisturizing properties of coconut oil and the acidic pH of lime juice are the perfect combinations for winter dandruff. Lime juice cleanses the scalp and contains citric acid that adjusts the pH of the scalp. This prevents the dandruff fungus (Malassezia globosa) from growing and thriving. Coconut oil hydrates the scalp and hair roots and keeps the hair healthy and shiny.

De-stress Your Mind

Stress increases the level of cortisol in your body, which affects skin and scalp health. Set aside time to de-stress yourself. You may work out, take a walk, listen to music, run, read, write, or meditate.

Tip to avoid dandruff

Avoid hot showers. Use warm to lukewarm water to wash your hair in the winter season.

In case home remedies are not working choose the right anti-dandruff shampoo for quick results. Look for ingredients like ketoconazole, zinc pyrithione, selenium sulfide in your shampoos. in case of severe dandruff condition keratolytic agents like coal tar and salicylic acid-base shampoo can be used with the recommendation of a dermatologist. This will help to dislodge the flakiness from the skin and help to remove it further. Always read the label carefully and follow the given instructions correctly. If this does not work consult a dermatologist as it might look like dandruff, but can be something else as seborrheic dermatitis or psoriasis.
dandruff is a very common and well-known problem many of us face. You can easily manage it at home with a proper diet plan, some recommended DIY, and a proper hair care routine. Please feel to our best skincare expert in Kota at Skinssence clinic for the right diagnosis and treatment.

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29/Nov/2021

Skincare in PCOS

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder that affects females of childbearing age. People with PCOS often have imbalances in the levels of reproductive hormones such as FSH, LH, estrogen, and progesterone as well as increased levels of androgens (male hormones in our bodies). This imbalance contributes to various skin changes.

PCOS can cause the following skin problems:

Hormonal Acne

You may have hormonal pimples on the lower face – jaw, chin, lips, and upper neck. Acne can occur in the form of pustules and blackheads. It can also be nodular or cystic acne, a serious form of acne that is very painful.

Hirsutism

Hirsutism means excessive hair growth on different parts of your body. You can improve the hair on the lower part of your faces such as the upper lip and chin. The length and strength of your sidelocks can increase. Apart from this, you may notice hair growth on your body, especially in the chest, back, or navel.

Color change

High levels of insulin in the body can lead to acanthosis nigricans which means the skin has hyperpigmentation. In this case, your skin will be darker and darker or it will be harder to texture. It can occur in the nape of your neck, armpits, and inner thighs.

Hair loss

As PCOS leads to a hyperandrogenic state so it can cause androgenetic alopecia, i.e., hormonal hair loss. You will see baldness in the middle, that is, your hair will be thin.

What treatments are available for skin problems?

PCOS treatment and PCOS-related skin disorders are compatible. Therefore, visit a gynecologist and dermatologist. Your PCOS treatment plan will depend on the source of your condition. However, to manage skin problems, your dermatologist will recommend a combination of medications, lifestyle changes, and daily skincare procedures that you should follow.

What are the lifestyle changes for skin problems due to PCOS?

You can not only rely on treating your skin problems. Getting used to important lifestyle changes will also help your treatment process.

Remove the excess pressure

PCOS can cause severe physical and mental stress. You may suffer from general mood swings that can affect the quality of your daily life. Frequent stress can lead to cracking of your face and hair as well. Therefore, manage stress to prevent its effects on your skin and hair. There are many techniques available that can help you calm your senses like meditation and yoga to name a few. Take your time every day to practice what you love.

Eat healthily

Eating healthy and nutritious food will make a big difference. What you eat is important. Following these simple dietary guidelines will make a life-changing difference if you suffer from PCOS.

  • Eat clean, fresh, and home-cooked food.
  • Avoid refined flour products.
  • Eat at least three healthy foods at a time.
  • Avoid sugary foods.
  • Do not take junk food.
  • Avoid using animal milk. You can have dairy products like cheese, curd, etc. If you wish to have dairy products such as tea or coffee, use plant-based milk such as almond milk or soy milk.

    Home remedies

  • Take two leaves of saffron and boil them in one cup of water for 15 minutes. Drink it on an empty stomach every day.
  • Get enough sleep. For at least 7-8 hours of uninterrupted sleep, sound sleep is essential if you have PCOS-related skin problems. When we sleep, our body gets enough time to recover. We will feel younger and less stressed the next day. We should sleep at least 11 PM every night.

    Exercise

    70% of women with PCOS have weight gain problems. Therefore, if you exercise regularly to control your weight, it may help to manage some of the symptoms of PCOS. Experts recommend doing 20 minutes of strenuous exercise, cardio exercise, or strength yoga daily.

Skincare routine

Skincare must be a part of our daily routine. You should have a separate day and night skincare routine to manage your skin issues. Incorporating these small changes would make a lot of difference to your skin.

  • Wash your face twice a day. You can wash it up to three times.
  • The whole procedure of facewash should be completed within 30 seconds. Overwashing can take off natural oils and make your face dry and irritated.
  • After each workout, wash your hair and face post-workout.
  • Apply sunscreen twice a day- in the morning and in the afternoon but not at night.
  • If you apply makeup, don’t forget to remove it before going to sleep.
  • Keep your makeup tools clean at all times.
  • Change your pillowcases after every two days because they are a hub for dust and oil secretion.
  • Sanitize your phone regularly as it is in constant contact with your face if you do not use headphones.
  • Make a habit to drink at least 2 liters of water every day. Maintaining good hydration detoxifies yourself and reduces acne.

Following are a few recommendations to help you choose the right products:

• If you have oily skin, start using a salicylic acid-based face wash.
• If you have acne, go to a dermatologist who will prescribe you medicines. You can even use benzoyl peroxide 2.5% gel to treat acne.
• Use a medicated sunscreen that has at least SPF 30 or above with PA++, PA+++ or PA++++.
• If you are not suffering from acne, you can use a retinol night cream and Vitamin C in your day-care along with your sunscreen.
Following are a few don’ts to remember if you have skin concerns.
• Do not self-diagnose; always consult a dermatologist.
• Do not keep changing the products, be patient.

With PCOS how to choose the right makeup products?

The kind of makeup products will depend on your skin type. If you have oily skin Opt for fluid or gel-based products.
• Always select a foundation that is silicone-free, dry touch, and produces less oil. You can do a tissue paper test to check if the new product has oil or not. For that, apply the new product on tissue paper and leave it for about half an hour. If it has oil, it will transfer on the tissue paper.
• Do not apply a thick layer of foundation over the face. It can clog the pores.
• For daily makeup, use tinted creams or tinted sunscreen.
• Buy makeup products that are dry on touch, non-comedogenic, and hypoallergenic.
If you have dry skin
• Opt for hydration products that have a milky or creamy consistency.
Apart from these points, remember to apply for your acne medicines before doing makeup. Do not do heavy layering of makeup; always keep it light.

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