Common skin problems in monsoon!!

Monsoon brings a sigh of relief after the scorching summer heat. Monsoon means long drive with our loved ones or sitting by the window with our favorite book and a cup of hot cappuccino.  Whether it’s a light drizzle or heavy rainfall, monsoon makes up happy. But good things also come with side effects. The humidity in monsoon is the cause for various skin problems.  The humidity in air creates an ideal temperature for various bacterial and fungal infections. Apart from this, poor hygiene is another reason. Many of us skip regular showers in monsoon, wear clothes that are damp or wear clothes that do not allow the skin to breathe. Below mentioned is a list of common skin problems in monsoon and ways to prevent them:

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  • Allergies: Allergies can occur due to multiple reasons. Allergies can affect any part of the body. They usually occur as tiny eruptions and are itchy. Allergies are generally cured through Antihistamines; however it is necessary to find out the underlying cause for proper treatment.  It is necessary to shower regularly and wear cotton clothes to avoid further irritation.
  • Psoriasis: A long lasting autoimmune disease often characterized by red scaly skin. It causes painful skin lesions. Contact a dermatologist as soon as you see the symptoms to undergo psoriasis therapy. Make sure to keep your skin dry and avoid moisture build up in skin folds.
  • Infections: Bacterial and fungal infections are very common in monsoon. The humid weather provides the perfect temperature for these microorganisms to thrive. Taking regular showers, using clean and dry clothes and maintaining proper hygiene is necessary in order to prevent infections.  Severe fungal or bacterial infections can lead to rise in body temperature which can be cured with proper medications

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  • Patchy skin: Monsoon causes a lot of skin problems like dry and patchy skin. Skin dryness can lead to uneven complexion. It is necessary to keep skin moisturized and drink a lot of water. Contact a dermatologist and undergo skin rejuvenation treatments, for dark spots and uneven tone, laser surgery and laser skin resurfacing can be very helpful.
  •  Excessive sweating: Excessive sweating is a common skin problem that can occur in monsoon. To avoid excessive sweating use a good antiperspirant.  Shower regularly and wear light weight clothes. Avoid sweat build up and try to remain fresh all the time.

Follow these simple remedies to keep skin problems at bay during monsoon. Consult a doctor if you see any kind of skin problems occurring.

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Push Away Pigmentation- Face Care For The Miss India In You!!

This is an article in response to the ongoing Face Care for the Miss India in You Contest powered by Neutrogena, conducted by Purplle.com  for the upcoming Miss India 2014 Pageant.

Hello everyone, how are you all doing? I wonder, how our face has to”face” so many problems each day. Skin problems like sun tans, acne and pigmentation keep annoying us often. For me, pigmentation is the biggest problem which I have been dealing for years. People whose skin tends to tan a lot usually face pigmentation problems later. Pigmentation is basically dark patches of skin in the cheeks or forehead or the corners of the lips and chin caused due to imbalances in melanin formation of the skin.

 

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Too much of melanin in skin can cause hyperpigmentation and too less leads to hypopigmentation. Hormonal imbalances, pregnancy, stress, excessive exposure to UV rays are some of the main causes of skin pigmentation. In this post, I have discussed few ways following which can help you to keep pigmentation problems away. Have a look at them below:

1. Cleansing

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Cleansing is the first step to get rid of pigmented skin. Use a mild and effective cleanser to clean your face twice daily. Regular cleansing prevents accumulation of dirt and oil on face and helps to keep skin problems at bay. Since pigmentation darkens skin, it is recommended to use a gentle cleanser which can provide a clear skin along with removing skin impurities.

2. Scrubbing

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Scrubbing is very essential step to banish pigmentation. Scrubbers are essential to remove impurities that cannot be removed by cleansers. These impurities clog skin pores and gives rise to different skin problems. If they are not removed properly, they may cause various skin infections. Scrubs contains tiny granules which can work effectively on these pore clogging impurities and helps you to get a clear and dirt free skin. Scrubbing skin in every 3 days helps you to achieve a spotless skin in no time.

3. Toning

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Next step includes toning the skin. Toners must be applied after using a cleanser to shrink skin pores and prevent dirt or impurities to enter the skin. Toners must be free of alcohol so that they provide a soothing effect to the skin. Toners refreshes and tightens skin and leaves behind a cooling sensation on application. Using a fairness toner works apt for skin pigmentation.

4. Moisturizing

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Moisturizing skin is very essential to maintain skin’s natural elasticity and glow. Moisture less skin looks dull and tired. This is why you should always apply moisturizer after cleansing and toning the face. Moisturizers penetrates into skin cells and provide them moisture to maintain skin’s texture. Fairness moisturizers helps to brighten skin tone along with proving skin moisture if used daily.

5. Serums

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Skin serums are essential as they can penetrate deep within the skin and work in a much effective way. Skin serums must be applied at night before going to bed so that they work overnight on pigmented skin and provide an even toned problem free skin. Serums are specially formulated and can control the melanin formation on skin. Once the melanin production is controlled, pigmentation will reduce over time and you can get a uniform skin tone.

6.General Tips

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  • Along with a regular skin care routine, it is recommended to drink plenty of water,
  • Avoid using too much of cosmetics and always remove makeup before going to bed at night
  • Do not bleach your skin too much
  • Natural ingredients like lemon, honey, aloevera, sandalwood and rose water can also work on skin pigmentation
  • Always use sunscreens when you go out in the sun
  • Intake of Vitamin E enriched food can keep pigmentation problem at bay.

I hope this article was helpful and informative.What do you think? Do share your comments below!

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