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Conditioning Before Shampoo Vs Post Shampoo – What’s Ideal?

Conditioning Before Shampoo Vs Post Shampoo

Conditioners and shampoos, you need both for an appropriate hair care regimen. Just like most other people, you might have the confusion about conditioner use – whether to use it before you shampoo your hair or when you’re done with shampooing.

Read on to find out what you should be doing.

1. Hair Type: A factor that determines your use of a conditioner before you shampoo or after it depends on your hair type. For individuals who have dry or thick hair, using a conditioner after you shampoo is the most apt, especially during the winter months when complaints of flyaway hairs are very common. Conditioning before you apply shampoo to your hair is ideal if you’ve fine hair as it provides your hair with much needed nourishment. Additionally, it allows the shampoo to distribute evenly all over your hair.

2. Greasy Hair: Applying a conditioner before you shampoo your hair is most apt for individuals whose hair is prone to oiliness. This is because it helps you in thoroughly washing away the grease that gets build up in your hair when it’s time to shampoo. The regimen of shampoo and conditioning afterwards doesn’t ensure a proper elimination of the problem.

3. The Problem of Residues: If you condition your hair before shampooing, you can rest assure that no residues get left behind on the scalp. This is not the case when you condition your hair afterwards. Many a time, if you don’t rinse properly residues of the conditioner used get left behind, thereby weighing down your hair.

Unless your hair is of normal texture, conditioning before shampooing can prove to be beneficial for your hair.

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Healthy Skin Naturally

How to Get Healthy Skin Naturally – For Pretty Skin, Try These Simple Tips

Dr. Nivedita Dadu, the founder of Skinology is one of the most trusted skin specialists in Delhi. Dr. Dadu not only believes in dermatological practices but also encourages her patients to maintain a healthy lifestyle to prevent any kind of skin disorders. So, here are a 7 home remedies that she swears by for a clear, beautiful & healthy skin.

Lemon is rich in Hydroxy acid which acts as an exfoliant, removes dead skin, reduces oil and avoids clogging of pores. Do we need say more? The hydroxyl acid present in lemon makes it the best home remedy for preventing pimples.

Aloe Vera can be used for a healthy skin in so many ways. It soothes sunburn, reduces acne and acts as a natural moisturiser for your skin.

Honey is an easily available ingredient at home but that doesn’t lessen its important. You must be already aware of how beneficial is consumption of honey for your overall health. Honey is another natural moisturiser which hydrates and prevents skin infections as it’s an antibacterial.

Turmeric is known for its antiseptic and skin lightening properties. Turmeric is a boon for reducing the scars at home and to reduce of skin allergies.

Baking Soda is a great home remedy for blackheads. It works as an antiseptic cream and balances pH levels to prevent as well as cure skin conditions like acne, spots, dead skin etc.

Cucumber has soothing properties as you may already know. Cucumber hydrates your skin and works as an agent to repair damaged skin cells resulting in a fresh and natural glowing skin.

Coconut Oil helps your skin and hair to look & healthy and shiny. It heals dry skin like no other ingredient. Apply coconut oil on your dry skin such as heels and elbows before sleeping and you’ll see the difference as your skin will be soft and smooth. Though coconut oil is a good moisturiser bt we don’t recommend using it on your face as it may result in clogging of pores if you have oily skin.

We recommend regular use of these natural products to get long term results and avoid spending a lot of money on various skin products. You should always consult your dermatologists before using a new skin product. These home remedies work best for the mild skin problems and if you are dealing with some kind of severe skin allergies or other disorders we suggest that you seek medical consultation and treatment.

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5 Rare Skin Conditions You Should Know About

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The biggest organ of the body, skin can also be plagued with diseases and problems unheard of apart from common skin conditions.

Here are some of the rare skin conditions that you must know of:

1. Argyria

This skin condition is characterized by blue or gray skin and develops due to ingestion or exposure to a large quantity of silver for a long period of time. This is a long term skin problem without any known cure as of now. Causes for it can range from working in a sliver mine, developing photographs to consumption of silver supplements for curing a range of health problems such as diabetes, arthritis and so on. Apart from the toxicity caused by the exposure or ingestion of the element, a very common side effect of silver is a change in the color of your skin.

2. Dermatographia

A rare skin condition, a person suffering from this tends to have skin that is exceedingly sensitive to light scratches and minor injuries. This happens due to the hypersensitivity of the body’s immune system, which reveals itself in the skin. As a consequence it brings about the release of huge quantity of histamine, leading to the dilation of capillaries and formation of swellings when the surface of the skin gets scratched.

3. Harlequin Ichthyosis

Affecting newborns the most, the skin condition sees babies being born with hard and thick plates of skin all over their body. The condition renders newborns with the inability to control fluid and water loss, causing instances of severe dehydration. Newborns with this condition also experience trouble breathing, moving, controlling their body temperature as well as warding off infections. Many experts consider it to be a genetic disorder brought on by the mutation of the abca12 gene, leading to the improper development of the epidermis (outer layers of skin cells).

4. Xeroderma Pigmentosum

Over here, the individual is said to be sensitive to uv light, which makes him or her avoid sunlight whether direct or indirect and even florescent illumination. In addition to blisters on the skin and sunburn, symptoms of the condition also include dark and light skin patches. It can also cause your skin to become thin, resulting in the appearance of blood vessels and spots. Development of skin cancer is the final outcome of this skin condition.

5. Stevens-Johnson Syndrome

This skin condition brings about the shedding and falling off of not only your skin but even the lining of your internal organs. The skin problem is closely associated with another form of skin disease called toxic epidermal necrolysis (ten). It is usually identified through blisters and painful rashes that develop on the skin surface.

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Keratosis Pilaris – Causes, Management and Treatment

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The skin has a protein called keratin that protects it from infections and other harmful toxins. For various reasons, mostly unknown, but likely genetic, there could be a build up of this keratin leading to small, light-colored, hard bumps under the skin that can feel like sandpaper. This condition is medically known as keratosis pilaris. These pillars of keratin block the hair follicles that open onto the surface of the skin, and when a number of follicles are blocked, it leads to dry, bumpy feeling. In common words, it is also referred to as chicken skin, chicken bumps, or goose bumps.

  1. Occurrence: The onset is usually in the first decade of life, continues to grow in number in teenagers, and slowly subsides as they grow older. People with dry skin are more likely to have these bumps than people with oily skin. The most commonly affected areas include upper arms, thighs, buttocks and very rarely on the face.
  2. Cause: This is a genetic disorder, and the bumps are due to excessive formation and buildup of keratin due to faulty genes. There could be surplus skin formation under these follicles or hair follicles trapped under these bumps. There could be a small area of inflammation and redness around the bumps.
  3. Weather Correlation: Keratosis pilaris is more common and evident during the winter months when the skin is normally drier than in summer months. Some people could have this condition lifelong, with only manifestation seen in winters and complete absence of bumps in the summer months.
  4. Symptoms: The condition is usually asymptomatic, except for the dryness, and does not cause itching or medical harm. The esthetic concern, especially if in upper arms, is the only concern. Some people could be affected by the hard, bumpy feeling of the skin. There are no long-term medical symptoms or harmful effects of this condition though.
  5. Treatment: No treatment is required; however, moisturizers may be required to prevent the bumps from drying up. In very severe cases, creams may be used to remove dead skin cells and to prevent plugged follicles. Alpha hydroxy acid, salicylic acid, or lactic acid containing creams can be used to remove the dead skin cells. These also help moisturize the skin and reduce dryness. Vitamin A containing creams can be used to unplug the hair follicles.
  6. A word of caution though: These creams can cause itching and redness. Since this condition is prevalent in children, these creams need to be used only if absolutely essential and with medical prescriptions. The condition is harmless and self-limiting, so no treatment is mandatory. Patient education is of utmost importance in these cases.
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