Protect your skin from Mumbai’s scorching heat

As the temperature is soaring in the city, the heat and humidity is becoming unbearable, and while you’ve trained your body to combat the scorching heat, the same is needed for your skin and hair too. Heat and humidity can aggravate annoying skin and hair problems like acne, dandruff and so on. Here, the city dermatologists give you tips to tackle them

Protect your skin from Mumbai’s scorching heat

Mumbai’s tryst with heat and humidity is worrisome. And In spite of your best efforts you may land up with skin problems that arise due to the warm weather and spending your days outdoor. According to the dermatologists, hair fall, dull skin, pigmentation, greasy face, acne and dandruff are the most common problems which can occur and people should follow a good skin and hair care regimen.

Dr Apratim Goel, dermatologist and laser surgeon of Cutis Skin Studio said, “Heat and humidity can cause body odour, smelly feet and underarms. Those you spend time outdoors can get affected with fungal infections. Miliaria also known as prickly heat is commonly seen.”

She added, “Use thermal spring water which is known as face mist or spray as it gives immediate hydration and relief and is very soothing. Make your own spray by putting chamomile oil. Timely, exfoliate and scrub timely. Use a body wash instead of soap. Wear light clothing. “

According to DR Soma Sarkar, Medical Director and Dermatologist, Skin Inn, people should not neglect their skin and hair problems and take an expert advice. “Use a good cleanser and face wash which have oil controlling and cooling properties. Use a broad spectrum sunscreen. Wash your hair daily with a mild shampoo. Carry umbrella, scarfs, hat or caps to combat heat.”

She further said, “Avoid using chemical products and blow drying your hair. Avoid heavy makeup. Hydrate yourself enough and follow a healthy diet.”

Dr Abhay Talathi, dermatologist, SkinSpace clinic, Mumbai said, “Wear loose clothes preferably cotton and light water based moisturisers and hair serums for hair nourishment. People experiencing extra sweating and prickly heats should visit dermatologist to calm their skin. Tanning resulting after exposure to heat can be treated with de-tanning peels and lasers.”

Tips to tackle your skin and hair woes:

  • Use a good cleanser, sunscreen, face wash and face spray
  •  Carry umbrella, scarfs, hat or caps
  • Hydrate yourself enough and follow a healthy diet
  • Exfoliate and scrub
  • Use a body wash instead of soap
  • Wear light clothing
  • Avoid using chemical products, heavy makeup and blow drying your hair