Don’t ignore your skin this monsoon!

Dr Smriti Naswa Singh, a Consultant Dermatologist & Cosmetic Dermatologist, Fortis Hospital, Mulund, shares her insights on different types of skin and tips to prevent the skin from getting damaged during monsoon

Don’t ignore your skin this monsoon!Monsoon season brings a sigh of relief after the scorching heat in summers. It, however, comes with its share of problems; skin, for example, needs utmost care and nurturing in this season. A multitude of myths and misconceptions prevail, which make us treat our skin with harsh chemicals, detergents, resort to aggressive methods like overzealous […]

Dry skin or psoriasis? Here’s how you spot the difference

Among the many challenges that accompany winter, dry skin is a common problem. Due to a drop in humidity levels, you are simply more prone to dried, irritated skin which can include signs like redness and flakes. But when is your dry skin a sign of a chronic condition known as psoriasis?

Dry skin or psoriasis? Here’s how you spot the differenceUnlike the wintertime scenario mentioned above, psoriasis is not seasonal in nature. It is regarded as an inflammatory disease since the problem is related to the immune system. While stress, obesity, infections, and habits like smoking can increase one’s risk, family history is believed to be the biggest risk factor as it is often passed […]

Simple ways to save your skin and hair from air pollution

Air pollution takes a toll on the skin and hair. While most people know that outdoor air pollutants can be harmful to health, not everyone realises that even indoor pollutants can cause skin problems. Experts tell you, how to protect your skin and hair from the harmful effects of air pollution

Simple ways to save your skin and hair from air pollutionAs if the threat that pollution brings to the planet wasn’t bad enough, it also puts your skin and hair’s health in danger said experts. Dr Apratim Goel, Dermatologist and laser surgeon of Cutis Skin Studio, said, “Apart from sun damage,  damage is also done by the tiny air particles. As, they get into skin […]

Soon: State govt to start a burns centre in Mumbai

The burns victims are treated in BMC hospitals or the government medical colleges. Or, they are admitted at the National Burns Centre, Airoli, as there is no special burns centre in Mumbai. Owing to which, the state government will start a new burns centre, consisting of 30 beds in Malad, Mumbai

Soon: State govt to start a burns centre in MumbaiRight in the beginning of the New Year, the health department takes an important decision. As per the information received by My Medical Mantra: The burns centre will be started at Malad, Mumbai It will consist of 30 beds The government will fund it Hospital will have a skin bank Awareness would be created regarding […]

Winter: Banish your skin and hair woes

Winter weather is not fun for skin. Cold weather and low humidity levels result in dry air, which then steals moisture away from the skin every second of every day. Without immediate care, dry skin can lead to cracking and bleeding, and harsh winter wind makes the problem worse. Also, you can’t ignore the fact that the dry and dreary weather can wreak havoc on your hair if the right precautions aren’t taken. To tackle this, experts list out essential skin and hair care tips

Winter: Banish your skin and hair woesJust as you would ‘winterise’ your wardrobe, you should also ‘winterise’ your skin and hair. As the cold and dry air can really play havoc with your skin and hair, say experts. Dr Abhay Talathi, dermatologist, SkinSpace clinic, Mumbai said, “Use right quality and quantity of moisturiser depending upon your skin type and dryness the […]