Can lip balm make your chapped lips worse?

You need your lips to talk, take duck-face selfies and kiss your loved ones. That's why dry, chapped lips can not only be itchy and painful; they can sometimes be downright embarrassing. But repeatedly applying lip balms and products may not help your case

Can lip balm make your chapped lips worse?Lip balms provide only temporary comfort, and some types can make scaly lips even drier. That’s because, in part, when the thin film of moisture from the lip balm evaporates, it dehydrates your lips even more. “It starts a vicious cycle,” Dr Leah Jacob, an assistant professor of dermatology at Tulane University, told Live Science. […]

Can fasting be beneficial for our skin?

A recent study by the University of Graz in Austria looked into the huge impact of intermittent fasting on promoting overall good health. It has caught the attention of doctors and dietitians, who are also contemplating the effects of fasting on the body’s largest organ, the skin

Can fasting be beneficial for our skin?Inflammation can lead to acne and eczema, which can be reduced by fighting bad gut bacteria. In an article for The Telegraph, Dr David Jack, a renowned aesthetic doctor based in London, said that by just regulating blood glucose levels and insulin sensitivity, damage of collagen on the skin and elastin proteins found on the […]

Easy and effective ways to get rid of pimples

Natural remedies such as fish oil and fruits get rid of pimples overnight and reduce the risks of acquiring prolonged acne

Easy and effective ways to get rid of pimplesPimples show up when you suffer from a severe case of acne. In most cases, it takes a longer time to get rid of pimples especially when skin is exposed to dirt and other substances that worsen the condition. Luckily, there are five effective ways to get rid of pimples for people with sensitive skin. […]

Simple and effective five minute fixes for better health

Taking on a new health regimen can be daunting. Accomplishing smaller tasks that contribute to health may be easier to achieve

Simple and effective five minute fixes for better healthRather than identifying big ways to improve your health, and then procrastinating, focus on small tasks that won’t overwhelm you. Try a quick fix once in a while, or all the time if it applies. The more you do, the better you’ll feel. Exercise more If scheduling a big workout is daunting, put a simple […]

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 […]

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 […]

Here’s what you need to know about different types of skin rashes

Rashes are unattractive skin abnormalities that indicate a severe medical condition, allergies or infections. Almost everyone experiences rashes in their lifetimes and sometimes, they go away with simple medication while others require immediate medical attention

Here’s what you need to know about different types of skin rashesHere are the common causes, symptoms and appropriate treatments for each. Dermatitis Atopic: Often referred to as eczema, this skin condition develops during childhood and is an itchy rash. It commonly appears on elbows, at the back of the knees, wrists, neck, ankles and your cheeks. Those who suffer from hay fever and asthma experience […]

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 […]

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 […]

These common habits can be damaging to your skin

You’ve been eating the right kind of foods, maintaining a good sleep schedule, and even wearing sunscreen on a daily basis. So if your skin still showing some signs of damage, one or more of these common habits might be to blame

These common habits can be damaging to your skinSleeping on your front or your side Going to bed in the prone position (i.e. sleeping on your stomach) could affect the quality of skin in certain individuals. As this position requires placing our face directly on the pillow, it exposes us to a whole night of direct friction as well as the dirt and […]
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