The skin on newborns is naturally smooth and silky. But because of its fragility, their skin is particularly prone to rashes and other skin conditions, especially in this climate. Since babies and toddlers spend the majority of their time indoors, parents frequently use careless items on their children's skin, endangering the condition of their skin as a whole.
However, in this humid and ever-changing climate, it is crucial to take care of your baby's skin. When choosing the appropriate skin-care products for their child, one must exercise extreme caution and only use items that have received clinical approval. Body lotion is the first item that springs to mind when discussing baby skincare items as a part of your baby's grooming routine.
Picking the "perfect" baby body lotion among the many options currently offered on the market, the "right-after bath" basics, is in fact a difficult chore. However, we've got you covered by outlining the top five characteristics of a baby body lotion recommended by Cetaphil Baby.
Compared to adult skin, a baby's fragile skin absorbs and loses moisture far more quickly. As a result, the chemicals administered to their skin are more likely to be absorbed by the skin. Baby products with parabens, chemicals, or alcohol can damage a baby's skin. Nobody would want to expose their little munchkin to harmful chemicals and that's where paraben-free lotions come into play.
At higher temperatures, skin loses its essential nutrients and moisture. Consequently, a baby's skin tends to develop patches, rashes and itching. A hydrating body lotion helps retain moisture and keep the skin healthy and soft.
Balanced PH Level
The natural acid layer that protects your baby's skin from external stress is supported by maintaining a pH balance of 5.5. It may become excessively dry and sensitive if that barrier is compromised, additionally environmental irritants in the monsoon can affect your baby's skin. We keep hearing the importance of maintaining a balanced pH level in all spheres of body, so why ignore the pH levels when it comes to your baby's skin? Having a balanced pH level is hence, the third must-have quality for your baby's body lotion.
Gone are the days when consumers were driven by surface factors like the colour and scent of skincare products. When it comes to their babies, safe and healthy products should be the priority of parents. Hypoallergenic body lotions are often colour or fragrance-free and fulfill all the functions of a lotion along with ensuring a 'no-chemical' exposure to the skin.
Enriched with Natural Ingredients
A good body lotion for your baby's skin comes equipped with the most nourishing natural ingredients as they offer the finest, purest care to your baby's skin. These ingredients range from Shea butter, Aloe Vera to almond oil and Calendula. For instance, Cetaphil Baby Daily Lotion with organic Calendula is rich in organic Calendula and natural oils that will soothe and nourish your baby's sensitive skin all day long.
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Ever wondered why we have a special name for a certain number of years in our life? That's because this period is truly unique. It is what we call the teenage years. While these are some of the best years of life before you hit adulthood, this time is also characterised by loads of stress. The stress could be related to examinations, friends circle, personal image or the changing physical self. All this takes a heavy toll on teenage skin, which calls for a dedicated regime to protect and nourish it.
Dr. Gagan Bhatia, founder of Uniqaya said, "Typically, teenage skin can encounter acne breakouts, excessive oil production, blemishes, whiteheads and blackheads, sunburns or even eczema. Teenage skin becomes sensitive due to changing hormonal structure of the body and thus requires extra attention".
Follow these few steps which to maintain excellent skin care and thus be confident and comfortable in your skin shared with Dr. Gagan:
It is important to first understand your skin type and use a good cleanser that complements it. You should always use a gentle circular motion while cleansing your skin as rubbing it too harshly would rob your skin of its moisture, leaving it dry and itchy. You should always avoid using soap and go for a mild cleanser instead.
Moisturising Your Skin
You should always apply a moisturiser at least twice a day to maintain the hydration levels of your skin. This is an important step to keep your skin soft and supple. You should invest in a good moisturiser that not only protects your skin but also repairs it from within.
Sunscreen protects your skin even inside the house and not just when you are out in the sun. Using a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30 should be a mandatory part of your skincare routine.
Exfoliation Once A Week
Hormonal changes usually cause your pores to clog due to excessive oil production. Exfoliation is a game-changer when it comes to unclogging them but one should be mindful not to overuse it. While there are plenty of exfoliators available in the market, there are some excellent homemade scrubs too.
Acne is the common teenage enemy. It is always a good idea to check with a skin specialist who can prescribe a chemical composition suitable to your skin type. There are some very famous anti-acne compositions available like salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide etc.
Do Not Sleep With The Makeup On
One cannot stress enough how important it is to wash your face before bed. It is a well-known fact how your skin repairs itself at night. Leaving makeup on or sleeping with all the accumulated dirt on your skin may prevent the skin to heal, thus causing more acne breakouts.
Avoid Touching Your Face Too Often
Be mindful of the fact that every time you touch your face, you are introducing more dirt and bacteria and spreading the oil. This simply means more chances of a breakout. It is also important to never pop your pimples. This increases inflammation and spreads infection on the skin.
Nighttime Skincare Routine
The skin repairs itself at night. Using the right products on the skin before bed can enhance the healing process. It is important to wash your face, apply a moisturiser, a lip balm and then hit your bed.
Eat A Balanced Diet
You should add loads of green vegetables to your diet. Consuming fried and oily food will only create more room for problematic skin and aggravate all existing skin troubles. A well-balanced diet is a key to good skin.
Follow A Healthy Lifestyle
Being responsible for your body as a teenager will not only bless your teens but also pave the way to good adulthood ahead. Your skin is what you eat and how you feel. It reflects your overall health. Following a healthy lifestyle enriched with a good diet, exercise and good sleep will show on your skin and make you glowing and radiant. (N. Lothungbeni Humtsoe)
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Soaking in a variety of colours and indulging in a lot of junk food and dessert during the festival, makes it important to take care of your skin post-Holi. Even if the colours are mild or harsh on your skin there are a few "Gharelu nuskhe" (home remedies) to keep your skin nourished and healthy.
Here are 5 kitchen ingredients that would do wonders to your skin post Holi for a healthy skincare by Neha Kant, Founder, Clovia.
Yoghurt has been the best for the gut and also for the skin. It comes packed with lactic acid that is known to help dissolve dead skin cells and make way for new cells.
It acts as a natural exfoliator that helps you get a natural glow by reducing acne and pimples along with blemishes. Apply yoghurt on your face and neck and massage in a circular motion. Let it stay for 10-15 minutes and wash off with lukewarm water. It gives you the perfect glow, and make your skin feel soft and fresh.
Aloe vera has always been considered a healing product and works wonders post holi celebrations. It is recommended to apply topically on the skin as it helps reduce conditions like pimples, blemishes, dry skin.
It keeps your skin hydrated and protected from harmful chemicals. Rashes and dryness are a common problem post playing with colours, aloe vera gel will further help to heal the skin gently.
It works as a great moisturiser and makes your skin feel soft and smooth. It has anti-inflammatory ingredients Auxin and Gibberellins which have healing properties that reduce skin inflammation and soothe sunburns. Aloe Vera is a great skin product and works majorly for all skin types.
Tomato is a rich fruit in terms of nutrition and skincare. Enriched in Vitamin A, C, K, and antioxidants lycopene helps make your skin look toned, radiant and youthful.
Tomatoes help in unclogging pores, soothe sunburn and reduce acne. A slice of tomato can work well on dry and irritated skin, post-playing with colours.
It makes skin brighter and radiant while reducing pigmentation, dullness, and dark spots. The rich vitamin content in tomatoes soothes skin sunburns by restoring the dead skin cells.
Potatoes are packed with healthful ingredients like vitamins B1, B3, B6, C, and minerals like potassium, iron, magnesium, and phosphorus. Potatoes can be tagged as an "all-rounder" for all skin issues.
It reverses skin tanning and problems like hyper-pigmentation, reduces fine lines and wrinkles, diminishes dark circles and puffy eyes, fights acne, lessens inflammation caused by rashes, ulcers, and other bruises, helps soothe inflamed skin cells, protects skin from environmental damage.
Suntan and dark circles are the most common problem faced during holi and with the presence of vitamin C, potassium and other brightening agents potatoes help in reducing these.
Rich in beta-carotene, Papaya is filled with powerful enzymes and phytochemicals that are great for your skin. A magic nutrient called papain is present in papaya that is said to have skin lightening properties.
Scars and pigmentation are the most common issues faced while playing with colours and papaya acts as a miracle ingredient that clears out the same. More than just a delicious fruit, papaya is a source of nutrients with a number of skin benefits. It reduces wrinkles, makes the skin soft and smooth, and helps in controlling acne.
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Women across the country are aware of how nutrition is closely associated with skin health. The food we eat is as important as the products for our skin, as healthy glowing skin is hard to achieve on a poor diet even with the strictest skincare regime.
It is evident in the survey that highlights a shift in consumers' preferences towards a healthy lifestyle and natural alternatives for daily diet.
According to a recent survey conducted between 7th to 22nd December by YouGov, a research consulting firm, 72 per cent of women in India find healthy dietary changes as an important step for beautiful looking skin.
Overall, the results indicate that majority of the females prefer to snack on healthy and nutritious food items such as almonds and fruits as they recognize the beauty benefits of fruits and almonds in particular.
Talking specifically in terms of maintaining a healthy diet, most women see a consequent benefit of achieving beautiful looking skin with home meals, a fibre-rich diet and snacking on nuts like almonds.
Almonds have emerged as a top choice amongst Indian women as they associate Vitamin E with better skin health. Besides, the survey highlights the fact that 59 percent of women consume almonds on a daily basis, mostly soaked or raw. This makes almonds the most regularly consumed nut.
Females of the age group 30-39 and Millennials rate almonds highly on aspects such as wrinkle reduction, skin glow and skin protection. Whereas Gen X highly associates the consumption of almonds with the reduction of wrinkles.
This assessment is reinforced by their personal experience as they report having observed positive effects on skin after eating almonds.
In fact, those who have been consuming almonds for over 6 months report positive impacts such as skin glow and younger-looking skin more than those who started consuming almonds lately.
Commenting on the results of the survey, Sheela Krishnaswamy, Nutrition and Wellness Consultant, said, "It is great to see survey results indicating stronger adoption of the idea that a healthy lifestyle, including healthy snacking, can elevate one's skin health.
For years now, I have been recommending almonds as a natural healthy snack for better skin health. Almonds are known to be a rich source of antioxidant vitamin E and deliver essential fatty acids and polyphenols, which make them a great choice.
A recent study suggests that almonds can help improve facial wrinkles and skin tone, a finding that supports the belief that almonds promote skin health among survey participants. I urge women to include them into their daily diet, to support healthier skin."
The quantitative survey by YouGov aimed to assess the correlation between beauty and snacking, and understand women's snacking patterns for beauty benefits.
The survey was conducted amongst a sample size of 3,959 women in cities like Delhi, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Jaipur, Indore, Kolkata, Bhubaneshwar, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Pune, Bangalore, Coimbatore, Hyderabad and Chennai. (N. Lothungbeni Humtsoe)
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When it comes to skincare, most men prefer to keep things as simple as possible. Men, on the other hand, are becoming more interested in self-care as time passes. Some simple changes are recommended that aren't taxing and produce long-term results.
Men's skin is typically oily and hard, and it is constantly exposed to external factors such as pollution and sunlight. It also faces difficulties as a result of poor sleep habits, stress, and a poor diet. Oily, dry, normal, sensitive, or combination skin all necessitate a unique set of products to address your concerns.
This is the most important requirement for combating pollution and oil leakage. The first step of the day is to cleanse your face with a cleanser. It's also simple to understand. Simply washing your face with a cleanser twice a day, once in the morning and once at night, helps to remove impurities.
Choosing the right cleanser for your skin type will assist you in unclogging your pores and preventing acne. AHA-BHA facewash is recommended for oily skin.
Men's skin takes a beating over time. This is caused by chemicals found in air pollution, cigarette smoke, and UV rays. It is then critical to hydrate your skin.
A serum with active ingredients, applied before a moisturiser, aids in skin repair. Instead of excessively moisturising, hydrate, minimise, and maintain the skin's protective barrier. The serum should be chosen based on the issue you are dealing with.
Sunscreen should be used as part of every morning skincare routine before going outside. It is the final step in skincare. Non-sticky gel-based sunscreens should be suitable for daily use.
The most important thing to remember here is that sunscreen should be applied even if we aren't going outside because it protects us from the UV rays emitted by our screens. If you are constantly exposed to the sun, you should apply sunscreen every three hours.
Men can also use an anti-oxidant serum or a pigmentation serum to address their concerns if they are constantly exposed to pollution, smoke, and so on. This should be done either before or after hydration, depending on the serum's consistency.
It is recommended that serum with a thinner consistency be used first. Aside from that, men should use a non-sticky, non-comedogenic moisturiser before applying sunscreen. Always be aware of your skin type and make purchases accordingly. The same steps can be followed, but the products will differ. (agency)
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Winter skincare and summer skincare regimens are poles apart. The products that work for summer certainly don't do the trick in winter, and how you use your products too is very different.
Here are the top swaps you need to introduce in your beauty regimen for the cold season:
Utilize Lukewarm Water
When the temperature drops, it's very tempting to take a hot shower. However, if you care about your skin, you should avoid them. Instead, shower and wash your face with lukewarm water. Hot showers quickly dry your skin, and if you don't moisturise it right away, your skin can develop cracks and winter eczema.
In the winter, whether inside or outside, the air is drier. As a result, water evaporates quickly from your body. So, you must keep your skin hydrated. You can also control the humidity in your home by installing a humidifier. This will undoubtedly keep your skin happy.
Choose Skin Care Products Carefully
What makes your skin happy in the summer can make it sad in the winter. As a result, you should adjust your skincare products accordingly. Using gentle skincare products is the key to healthy, glowing winter skin. To avoid stripping your skin's natural moisture barrier, use cleansers that contain moisturisers. If you have acne or breakouts, use ceramides, hyaluronic acid, hydration serums, and glycerin-containing products to help repair your skin's moisture barrier.
Avoid Exfoliating Very Regularly
Exfoliating the skin aids in the removal of dead cells. You must exercise caution during the winter months because your skin's barrier is already compromised due to the dry and cold weather. Exfoliating your skin once a week is sufficient; this aids in skin regeneration and product absorption. You should also exfoliate depending on your skin type. Exfoliate your skin lightly if you have very dry skin. Once a week is sufficient if you have a combination of oily skin.
Moisturize Often, Especially Your Hands
The pores and skin in your palms have fewer oil glands compared to the pores and skin on every other body component. That's why moisture escapes from your hands speedy, making them prone to cracks and itchiness. Follow a moisturizer before you leave home.
Take Care of Your Feet
Pick out glycerin-primarily based creams and petroleum jelly to moisturize your feet. Additionally, make sure you exfoliate the pores and skin of your feet every so often in order that it could soak up the moisturizer without problems.
Maintain A Daily Skin Care Routine
It doesn't have to be fancy. Right here's very simple and easy skincare recurring that all of us can comply with to preserve their skin happy all through the winter. Cleanse your skin once or twice a day, ideally within the morning and earlier than going to bed. After washing your face in the morning, follow a light day by day moisturizer to lock the moisture in. Use a heavy moisturiser or overnight cream at night. This should be executed on damp pores and skin due to the fact simply-washed pores and skin absorbs moisture better.
Wear Sunscreen Even on Cloudy Winter Days
Applying sunscreen in the harsh winter weather is just as important as it is in the summer. Don't be fooled by darker, dreary winter days, either. UV rays from the sun can penetrate clouds and cause damage. Apply a moisturising, broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher to all exposed areas of your body before going outside.
Balm For Your Lips
Rather than using lip colours that take away your lips' natural beauty, keep your pout pretty with moisturising lip balms that come in colour.
The Presence of Serum Versus The Absence of Serum
Serums are thinner in consistency and contain hyaluronic acid, making them one of the best winter skincare products. It does not give up easily and adheres to the surface of your skin to provide deep and long-lasting hydration. It is also anti-ageing and should be applied before moisturiser. (Karan Bhaskar Skincare & Makeup Expert, Clinique India)
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