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Monday, November 26, 2012

Expert Speak-Skin care tips for Indian skin



The question that vexed Sigmund Freud till the age of 83 was "What do women really want?
The question that vexes all us Women instead is "what does our skin really want?"
I mean we have all had those days when our skin just refused to make up its mind and acted up really bad, being oily and yet flaky at the same time!!
So today we have Dr. Kiran Lohia, a trained M.D, specializing in Dermatology walk us through the special Skin care tips for our Indian skin.
"Indian skin needs specialized care. As a dermatologist, I have seen all different skin types. However, in my experience, Indian skin suffers the most from its environment. India has very strong sunlight, weather fluctuations and an excess amount of pollution, leading to pigmented, dull and often sensitive skin."

To prevent these skin woes, follow the below skin care tips for Indian skin!
1 – Avoid the Sun!
The sun in India is very strong. It even penetrates the windows in your car and your home. The more sun exposure you have, the greater the risk of pigmentation disorders and the more aging your skin suffers from! So, try to avoid the sun if possible, particularly during the hours of 10am-3pm when the sun is the strongest.
2 – Use Sun Block!
Unfortunately, the sun cannot be avoided entirely. So, always remember to apply sun block of at least SPF 30++ where there is both UVB and UVA protection. UVB protection will help prevent tanning, while UVA protection will help prevent both pigmentation and aging. Remember to apply it 30 minutes before sun exposure and repeat every 3-4 hours so the effect does not wears off.
3 – Omega Fatty Acids Help Protect Your Skin!
Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids are increasingly being shown to have a beneficial effect on the skin and the heart. Data has shown that it helps prevent and protect against UV light induced injury while also strengthening the epidermal barrier! Try to eat these super powered macronutrients daily by consuming nuts, flaxseed and fresh fish. If you cannot get them in your diet, then start supplements! 

4–Eat a Proper Diet!
It is very important to be healthy on the inside as well as the outside. In fact, proper nutrition can help you get the skin you want! Remember to eat lots of leafy vegetables and colorful fruits to ensure you get the minerals, vitamins and antioxidants you need. This will feed your skin the nutrients it needs while preventing oxidative damage.
5 – Hydrate!
Without proper hydration, the skin can appear sallow and without a glow. Drinking 8-10 glasses of water a day will help keep the body and the skin moisturized. You can even include fresh juices, green tea and coconut water in your water requirement!
6 - Avoid Allergies
Indian environmental conditions makes the skin more sensitive. It is important to use products that are “Hypoallergenic” meaning that they have a low risk of allergy. Products that are hypoallergenic have had their ingredients examined by a physician to ensure that they have a low risk of allergy. So look for this certification on the product!
About the Author-Dr. Kiran Lohia, MD

Dr. Kiran Lohia is a Columbia University graduate and a United States trained M.D, specializing in Dermatology. She is also American Board Certified with a further degree in Aesthetic Medicine. Dr. Lohia is a member of the American Medical Association, American College of Physicians, European Society of Cosmetic and Aesthetic Dermatology, International Academy of Cosmetic Dermatology among others. Having additionally completed a Diploma course in Cosmetic Science through the U.K. Society of Cosmetic Scientists, Dr. Lohia has the distinction of being the first physician with both advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Chemistry knowledge.
Based on her specialized knowledge, Dr. Lohia undertook the challenge to create dermatologically efficacious and irritation-free skin therapies. She formed her own Research and Development Department and a Scientific Advisory Team. She collaborated with Dermatology Research Laboratories in France, Italy, Spain and the USA to develop the most cutting-edge skin technology. After years of research and testing, Cosmedic was born. It is the first brand with revolutionary products that are formulated, tested and approved by dermatologists. For proper ethical standards, Cosmedic has also ensured that each and every skin solution is Vegan and has not been tested on or used any animal products. In fact, Cosmedic is the first in India to be certified by both PETA and the Vegetarian Society, UK.  Please see www.cosmedic.in for more details.
Dr. Kiran Lohia also practices in Vasant Kunj by appointment only.  
Contact Information:
Future Skin
Building No. 1249, Opposite Fortis Hospital,
Kishangarh, Vasant Kunj,
New Delhi, INDIA -110070
Phone:  011-30152550
customerservice@futureskin.in


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6 comments:

  1. Nice post...am quite eager now to try out the cosmedic range.

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    1. Me too, even I've been thinking about moving from over the counter over priced skincare to Dermatologist approved stuff which actually has genuine Clinical research behind it

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    1. yes iI didn't realize the benefits of omega fatty acids for skin,till I read this article, as I don't take fish and flaxseed I really need to start the supplements.Listening to a Doctor helps :)

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  3. It was such a great opportunity to visit this site,you can gain new interesting topics.I want to stick on this one so that I can update more details about this one.
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  4. Most of the skin infections that we have are caused by Skinlastin and viruses. We also need to build our immune system and take adequate amounts of vitamins.

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