When you become a mother, you tend to forget about your own needs because you are so focused on your child. With the baby keeping you busy all day and night, your skincare takes a backseat. It's not always changing in skin texture and looks post-pregnancy are a bad thing, but not taking care of your skin may lead to acne, melasma, stretch marks, puffy eyes, and even dark circles.
Here we are sharing simple and easy tips for you to follow, to get a glowing post-pregnancy.
As you sleep, your skin goes through a renewal cycle, by dispensing toxins and debris. So you only need a light-textured cleanser to wash your face with a face wash that is suitable for your skin type.
Take steam for 2-3 days a week, it will help you to open up your clogged pores.
Scrub & Face Pack
Use a face scrub, to remove the dead skin cells, scrub your face for like 5 minutes and wash it with normal tap water. It will help you to make your skin softer and radiant, leave the mask until it dries off.
Toner & Moisturizer
Apply toner to your face, look for clarifying toners that rebalance your pH to maintain the pH value of your skin. In the end, you only have to moisturize your face, to give hydration.
Steal Baby Products
Baby products are always mild in nature so that the baby's sensitive skin doesn't have to compromise. They are created to lock moisture in babies skin. So, you can also use them. Whether it's a body oil, lotion or cream, apply some on your skin every time you're applying them on your baby. If you do this, you can flaunt your skin, this way, you don't have to dedicate a specific time every day for your skincare.
Keep All Skincare Needs in One Place
Organize all your skincare products in one place, this organization will help you way much better than anything. Make use of your "me time" and devote it properly to pamper yourself.
Streaming Your Routine
Make a proper timetable, for your week how many days you are going to deep cleanse your skin in a week. If we talk about the baby skincare routine this is important too. As the baby's skin is too sensitive and they are interacting with such a harsh environment pollution, high temperature etc. Don't worry there are some simple and easy enough tips. Here, what you should know, with regards to bath, diapering, selecting items and that's just the beginning.
Babies need two to three baths a week in warm, not hot water to stay clean. The initial step to an extraordinary child shower is to track down the ideal temperature. Tip: Fill the bath without any more than 2 to 3 creeps of water. To keep your child from getting cold while you wash them, routinely pour cupfuls of water over their shoulders.
There are a lot of things you'll have to do for your little one when they're an infant, like changing your baby's diaper regularly, cleaning tenderly however completely each time with child wipes. Make the surface saturated yet dry simultaneously as well. There are countless myths around diaper rashes that it is caused because of the usage of diapers. But no, it is due to a lack of attention and knowledge about the correct time to change the diaper. Else it will get worse for your child.
Awareness of Products
Always read the product label before purchasing products for your infant. It's ideal to avoid chemical and alcohol-based products. Use products that are made explicitly for infants.
Newborn babies are so delicate, requiring a lot of care and attention. A single mistake or slip of mind can make things worse. Keep your infant's skin saturated, as well, so consistently have a stockpile of moisturizers around. But excessive oil can cause cradle caps, and dryness can create painful scenarios. If your child is facing such issues you need to consult a certified dermatologist.
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The Union Minister of AYUSH and Ports, Shipping & Waterways Shri Sarbananda Sonowal said that the northeastern region possess the greatest potential for the next phase of economic growth of the country. The diversity of flora in the region along with the rich heritage of traditional medicine will act as a catalyst for the development of AYUSH based industries in the region. The Union government is committed to elevate the economic proposition of the Northeast and provide the launch pad for India’s next economic growth.
The Minister was attending the review meeting of the North Eastern Institute of Ayurveda & Homeopathy held at Umiam in the Ri Bhoi district, Meghalaya. While speaking to the media person, the minister stressed about the need for best quality education for students of the region. The best education in Ayurveda nursing and pharmacy as well as professional short-term courses in Panchkarma Therapy so that students from Northeast and from other parts of the country can avail it. The minister stressed on training world class manpower who will be able to drive the economic growth.
The Union Minister said that the government remains committed to make northeast the growth engine of India. In this regard, he highlighted the rich & dynamic flora that nature has bestowed on us. There is a major opportunity for AYUSH based industries to look at northeast as the next destination for their new units. The world class professionals trained at NEIAH and other important training centers under Ministry of AYUSH will complement with the availability of the flora in the region to accelerate growth in the region.
The Union Minister stated that the Govt is committed to develop modern infra in NEIAH. He announced that the Govt will take steps to start PG courses at the institute and stipend for Homoeopathy interns will be increased at par with Ayurveda.
During the review meeting with the top officials of his ministry, the union minister took stock of the steps taken by the government to build capacity in the AYUSH led initiatives. He advised a few course corrections so that results from these initiatives can reach to the end users and people sooner than later.
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Covid-19 has altered the way we view health and wellness. Today, focusing on the right food, nutrition and boosting immunity no longer remains an afterthought. The pandemic has forced us to pause, rethink and have a holistic approach when it comes to our overall well-being.
While we pay attention to our health by eating healthy, it's also important to be mindful of what we eat from and ensure our cooking, consumption and storage utensils are safe, sustainable and eco-friendly.
While consumer behaviour is changing to support sustainable brands and eco-friendly practices, plastic still finds dominance in most homes. In fact, our kitchens are replete with plastic jars, containers, utensils, garbage bags etc. and their usage is increasing at an alarming rate. A recent survey states that India generates 6,000 tonnes of plastic every day, nearly 10,000 tonnes of which goes uncollected. Adding to environmental pollution, plastic also has a detrimental effect on our health.
Priyanka Kheruka, Brand Head, Borosil Ltd, said, "When food is heated in plastic, it releases phthalates from the plasticisers and as much as 95 per cent of the chemicals are migrated into our food. Fatty foods like meats and cheese are more prone to leaching and when these are microwaved in a plastic container, the phthalates released can directly affect the lungs, kidneys and liver. BPA on the other hand is linked to heart disease and type 2 diabetes."
"Unlike plastic, glass is free of toxic chemicals and also retains the natural flavour on heating. It's also environmentally friendly and can be easily decomposed without emitting toxic chemicals. Using airtight glass containers for storage cuts down on the usage of cling wrap to ensure cut fruits and vegetables and leftover food does not rot or absorb the chemicals from harmful materials used for wrapping. Having steel utensils to cook food can also have a positive impact on health.
Steel does not erode or leach harmful chemicals during cooking. It's durable, sustainable, helps in retaining the original flavour and is easy to clean, like glass. Replace plastic bottles with stainless steel ones. There are myriad styles and options available in the market today which come in beautiful designs. There are many brands that offer bottles that are 100 percent food grade and rust-proof and which help in maintaining the temperature of your drink," she added.
"Copper utensils are ideal conductors of heat and are hygienic and corrosion-resistant. The advantages of storing water in copper vessels and bottles are many, having a direct impact on the skin while also having a therapeutic effect. There are plenty of materials and metals to choose from when it comes to incorporating healthy cooking habits."
Being mindful and conscientious of how we utilize our daily utensils in the kitchen can go a long way in boosting good health for the family, community and society at large while also leaving a positive footprint on the environment.
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London- A team of researchers has discovered that the more severely a mother is infected with Covid-19, the more likely she is to experience preterm birth.
The researchers reported that the rate of preterm birth in nearly 1,000 pregnant women, who tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, was a function of the severity of infection.
"The more severe the SARS-CoV-2 infection, the greater the risk of preterm birth," said researcher Roberto Romero from the Wayne State University School of Medicine in the US.
"There was a dose-dependent relationship between the severity of SARS-CoV-2 infection and the risk of prematurity," Romero added.
For the study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the team included data from 14 National Health Service (NHS) maternity hospitals in the UK to assess the effects of SARS-CoV-2 infection in pregnancy.
The excess rate of premature birth, they report, is largely due to medically-induced preterm birth brought about by concerns for health of the mother, such as preeclampsia.
Preterm birth, the leading cause of perinatal morbidity and mortality worldwide, is defined as one that occurs before 37 weeks of gestation.
Two-thirds of preterm births are due to the spontaneous onset of preterm labour. The remaining third is due to medical conditions that affect either the mother or the unborn baby that necessitate delivery.
The more severe the Covid-19 infection, the greater the risk of preeclampsia, a sudden increase in blood pressure after the 20th week of pregnancy.
The condition is responsible for 76,000 maternal deaths and more than 5,00,000 infant deaths every year.
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London- Researchers have identified an anti-viral gene that impacts the risk of both Alzheimer's disease and severe Covid-19.
A team from the University College London (UCL) estimated that one genetic variant of the OAS1 gene increases the risk of Alzheimer's disease by about 3-6 per cent in the population as a whole, while related variants on the same gene increase the likelihood of severe Covid-19 outcomes.
"While Alzheimer's is primarily characterised by harmful build-up of amyloid protein and tangles in the brain, there is also extensive inflammation in the brain that highlights the importance of the immune system in Alzheimer's. We have found that some of the same immune system changes can occur in both Alzheimer's disease and Covid-19," said lead author Dr Dervis Salih, from UCL's Queen Square Institute of Neurology and UK Dementia Research Institute.
"In patients with severe Covid-19 infection, there can also be inflammatory changes in the brain. Here we have identified a gene that can contribute to an exaggerated immune response to increase risks of both Alzheimer's and Covid-19," Salih added, in the paper published in the journal Brain.
To understand the gene's link to Alzheimer's, the team sequenced genetic data from 2,547 people, half of whom had the brain disorder.
They found that people with a particular variation, called rs1131454, of the OAS1 gene were more likely to have Alzheimer's disease, increasing carriers' baseline risk of Alzheimer's by an estimated 11-22 per cent.
The new variant identified is common, and it has a bigger impact on Alzheimer's risk than several known risk genes, the researchers said.
Further, the researchers investigated four variants on the OAS1 gene, all of which dampen its expression (activity).
They found that the variants increasing the risk of Alzheimer's are linked (inherited together) with OAS1 variants recently found to increase the baseline risk of needing intensive care for Covid-19 by as much as 20 per cent.
That is, the microglia cells where OAS1 gene was expressed more weakly had an exaggerated response to tissue damage, unleashing what they call a 'cytokine storm,' which leads to an autoimmune state where the body attacks itself, the team said.
OAS1 activity changes with age, so further research into the genetic network could help to understand why older people are more vulnerable to Alzheimer's, Covid-19, and other related diseases, they added.
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आयुष मंत्रालय ने भारत की पारंपरिक चिकित्सा प्रणालियों, विशेष रूप से आयुर्वेद के क्षेत्र में दोनों देशों के बीच अकादमिक सहयोग का मार्ग प्रशस्त करते हुए क्रोएशिया के साथ एक समझौता किया।
समझौता ज्ञापन पर अखिल भारतीय आयुर्वेद संस्थान (एआईआईए) और क्रोएशिया के क्वार्नर हेल्थ टूरिज्म क्लस्टर के बीच हस्ताक्षर किए गए। आयुष मंत्रालय के तहत एआईआईए एक स्वायत्त संस्थान है।
क्रोएशिया के साथ समझौता ज्ञापन अन्य देशों के साथ भारत के संबंधों को मजबूत करने और शैक्षणिक अनुसंधान, नैदानिक और शैक्षिक गतिविधियों, चिकित्सा शिक्षा, प्रशिक्षण और दक्षता निर्माण को बढ़ावा देने की दिशा में एक महत्वपूर्ण कदम है।
आयुष मंत्रालय के आयुर्वेद सलाहकार डॉ. मनोज नेसारी ने विशेष सचिव (आयुष) श्री प्रमोद कुमार पाठक और क्रोएशिया में भारत के राजदूत श्री राज श्रीवास्तव की उपस्थिति में एआईआईए की ओर से समझौता ज्ञापन पर हस्ताक्षर किए।
क्रोएशियाई पक्ष से, क्लस्टर के अध्यक्ष सहायक प्रोफेसर व्लादिमीर मोजेटिक, क्लस्टर के प्रबंधन बोर्ड के अध्यक्ष इरेना पेर्सिसिवाडिनोव और प्रबंधन बोर्ड के सदस्य प्रो. सैंड्रा जानकोविच, सैंड्रा मार्टिनिक और अन्ना मारिया लिब्रिक ने इस कार्यक्रम में भाग लिया।
विशेष सचिव (आयुष) श्री प्रमोद कुमार पाठक के नेतृत्व में छह सदस्यीय प्रतिनिधिमंडल इस सप्ताह की शुरुआत में पहले अंतर्राष्ट्रीय योग और आयुर्वेद सम्मेलन में भाग लेने के लिए क्रोएशिया की यात्रा पर गया था।
दोनों पक्ष चयनित संस्थानों के सहयोग से आयुर्वेद के क्षेत्र में अकादमिक गतिविधियां संचालित करेंगे। अनुसंधान पर निकट सहयोग और समन्वय होगा, जिसमें अध्ययन डिजाइन और निष्पादन, आयुर्वेदिक सिद्धांतों और परंपराओं को आधुनिक चिकित्सा के साथ एकीकृत करने के लिए साक्ष्य-आधारित दिशा-निर्देश विकसित करना, व्याख्यान, कार्यशालाएं, सेमिनार और सम्मेलन आयोजित करना तथा आयुर्वेद पर ऐसी अन्य गतिविधियां शामिल हैं।
दोनों पक्ष संस्थान, अंतिम उपयोगकर्ताओं तथा हितधारकों की जरूरतों के अनुसार शैक्षणिक मानकों और पाठ्यक्रमों का विकास करेंगे और क्रोएशिया में आयुर्वेद की शिक्षा के लिए आयुर्वेदिक चिकित्सा शिक्षा दिशा-निर्देश तैयार करेंगे।
आयुष मंत्रालय के आयुर्वेद सलाहकार डॉ. मनोज नेसारी ने कहा, ‘‘यह अकादमिक अनुसंधान, नैदानिक और शैक्षिक गतिविधियों, चिकित्सा शिक्षा, प्रशिक्षण और दक्षता निर्माण को बढ़ावा देगा।’’
डॉ. व्लादिमीर मोजेटिक ने कहा, ‘‘यह देखते हुए कि क्लस्टर के लक्ष्यों में से एक स्वास्थ्य एवं पर्यटन उत्पादों की अधिक व्यापक पेशकश के लिए अंतर्राष्ट्रीय भागीदारों के साथ सदस्यों को जोड़ने के साथ-साथ एसोसिएशन के सदस्यों को शिक्षित करना भी है, हम मानते हैं कि भारतीय मंत्रालय के साथ इस व्यापार सहयोग से हमारे 32 सदस्यों को भारत के संभावित भागीदारों के साथ जोड़ने का एक नया अवसर मिलता है। क्वार्नर में स्वास्थ्य एवं पर्यटन की पेशकश में सुधार के अलावा, इस तरह हम शिक्षा, प्रशिक्षण तथा निर्माण और दक्षताओं को मजबूत करने पर नए भागीदारों के साथ काम करेंगे।’’
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