Tips to help vitiligo patients care for their skin

Millions of people worldwide have vitiligo, a condition that causes the skin to lose its natural colour, resulting in patches of light skin. Although the white or light patches do not typically cause other symptoms, the condition can cause low self-esteem and depression in patients - of whom nearly half develop vitiligo before the age of 21

Tips to help vitiligo patients care for their skinAlthough there is no cure for vitiligo, dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology say there is a lot patients can do at home to make vitiligo less visible and help prevent the condition from spreading. “Many people with vitiligo do not have any other signs or symptoms and feel completely healthy,” says board-certified dermatologist […]

5 foods to consume for healthy and glowing skin

Aside from nutritional supplements, there are certain foods that are proven to make the skin healthy and glowing. We’ve chosen to cover five of the most beneficial ones below. If you want your skin to look younger, then you better consider these five foods

5 foods to consume for healthy and glowing skinEveryone is obsessed with getting younger looking skin these days, but not all are aware that some foods could actually readily provide this. Many people opt for skincare products, thinking that applying something on the skin is much better than ingesting anything that could potentially improve the skin’s state. Quinoa The low-fat Peruvian seed hosts […]

Allergies linked to higher junk food consumption, suggests new study

Many childhood food allergies could be due to eating junk food, according to a new study. Children with food allergies, and children who eat a lot of junk food, have increased body levels of molecules called advanced glycation end-products (AGEs)

Allergies linked to higher junk food consumption, suggests new studyAGEs are proteins or fats found in foods that react with sugars to become glycated. They are therefore abundant in processed foods that are packed with sugar and fat like bacon, cake, pizza and burgers. Microwaved foods, as well as barbecued or roasted meat, are also high in AGEs. A new study from researchers at […]

Even the best sunscreens can actually damage your skins, finds report

A recent report revealed that most of the best sunscreens in the market today are not as healthy as consumers think. All of them were found with oxybenzone, which is a toxic chemical that causes skin cancer

Even the best sunscreens can actually damage your skins, finds reportIn fact, one expert claimed that they continue to refuse recommendations of mineral sunblock products that are high in oxybenzone that even the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has opted for companies to disclose and regulate its presence in new products. According to Consumer Reports deputy editor of health and food Trisha Calvo, they […]

Here are 10 body care products that are harming your skin and body

Looks have been over emphasised and the demand for products to enhance these looks have increased over time. However, every story doesn’t have a happy ending; overuse and obsession of these products can be harmful to the skin

Here are 10 body care products that are harming your skin and bodyIn today’s day and age, beauty and perfection is being striven for like never before. Influenced by beauty influencers and photo shopped magazines, the trend is to be ‘flawless.’ The types of products being used extensively are as follows, here are their effects: Nylon brush, pufa, kathya or pumice stone is often use by people […]

Tattoo gone wrong? Here’s how you can deal with it

For tattoo removals, the options range from skin grafting to laser treatments. Laser treatments need to be done at three week intervals, with about five to six sittings which are generally safe

Tattoo gone wrong? Here’s how you can deal with itNowadays there is an increasing trend to get piercings and tattoos which are done in various areas of the body. Perceiving a certain body image for oneself has become a new trend. Here is a small guide on how to deal with tattoos gone wrong. It is common to get requests for piercing to be […]

A woman’s guide to breast cancer

Since, the month of October is the breast cancer awareness month, Dr Reshma J Palep, consultant general and breast cancer surgeon, Mumbai shares some vital tips. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women. So, women should go for regular check-ups after the age of 40, advises Dr Palep

A woman’s guide to breast cancerThis woman’s guide to breast cancer will empower them to take self care and spread this knowledge to others. Breast cancer starts when cells in the breast begin to grow out of control. These cells usually form a tumour that can often be seen on an x-ray or felt as a lump. The tumour is malignant […]

Fish slime could be a potential source of antibiotics, finds study

With the advent of multi-drug resistant bacteria and lack of new antibiotics, researchers have been on the lookout for new molecules that can fight these pathogens. A team of researchers have now identified a slimy mucous coating of young fish as a potential source for antibiotics that could fight resistant infections such as MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus)

Fish slime could be a potential source of antibiotics, finds studyThe results of the study were presented at the American Chemical Society (ACS) Spring 2019 National Meeting & Exposition. Lead researcher Sandra Loesgen from the Oregon State University, in a statement said, “We believe the microbes in the mucus add chemistry to the antiseptic power of the mucus and that new bioactive compounds might be […]

Tips to protect your skin and hair this summer!

The summer, apart from the incessant heat bring in its wake a host of skin and hair problems. With summer officially here, experts tell you how to protect your skin and take care of your tresses

Tips to protect your skin and hair this summer!Summer heralds the arrival of sweat, lack of energy, dehydration, seasonal diseases, harsh sunburns, deep tanning and myriad skin and hair problems. With blazing heat, the body’s first defense organ, the skin and hair takes the onslaught of the scorching sun-rays. Know how to keep our skin healthy and hair lustrous. Dr Apratim Goel, Dermatologist and […]

Skin and hair care tips to protect yourself this Holi

Holi is a festival brings a lot of happiness and joy. But, it can also invite a lot of skin and health problems. As there is the danger of having low-grade colours being put on you that may lead to itching, rashes and so on. Know how to take care of your skin and hair by following these simple steps

Skin and hair care tips to protect yourself this HoliHoli is a celebration that has been enjoyed by people since centuries ago. This festival is to commemorate the victory of good over evil and to mark the beginning of spring and is celebrated by playing with colours and water. Even though some groups have started producing organic powders, many of the ones that are […]
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