This monsoon, some troubles are skin deep
- PM Narendra Modi calls meeting to review 'Most Favoured Nation' status to Pakistan
- BK Bansal, senior bureaucrat, commits suicide along with son at his Delhi residence
- US presidential debate: Trump, Hillary Clinton deny their own words
- Nine out of ten people in world breathing polluted air: WHO
- Behind the voices at Maratha rallies, an anti-Dalit tone
The season to sail paper boats and get soaking wet has finally come, but all is not as rosy as it seems, especially for your hair and skin. Dr Bobby Bajaj, a renowned city-based dermatologist, said, "Major skin irritants in monsoon are fungi infections and scabies. Fungi thrive in humidity. If you notice itchy, reddish, circular and flaking patches, especially in areas where skin rubs against each other, it can be an infection."
She said, "Medicated powders like Mycoderm should be used. Children and even adults should take a bath with clean, hot water and soap, and add three caps of disinfectant Betadine to avoid skin problems, after getting drenched in rain."
Talking about scabies, she said, "It is caused due to mite infestation. Major symptoms are body itching at night, red bumps and rash. In case of such symptoms, one should immediately rush to a dermatologist, because scabies is highly contagious."
Shalini Rajput from Lakme beauty salon said, "Monsoon is problematic for people with oily skin, as moisture content increases manifold. Fruits with high water content like papaya, cucumber and water melon should be crushed and applied on skin for 10-15 minutes to balance the moisture level."
On being asked about the people who need to wear heavy make-up in monsoon, she said, "Scrubbing should be done to let the skin exfoliate. Then calamine lotion should be used as the base instead of heavy moisturisers in rainy season." Giving tips for proper hair care Sharandeep Singh, senior hair specialist, Lakme beauty salon, said, "Problems like stickiness, dandruff and greasiness are very common in this season. Moisture makes the hair look flat and dull. Rain water is highly chlorinated, which can bleach and damage hair. So if you want to enjoy the rain, try and cover up your hair."
- Power struggle within weakens Samajwadi Party already undergoing an identity crisis in UP
- Preventive detention is being routinised as an instrument of state repression
- The challenge of garbage is set to grow, solid waste management plans need to be implemented
- After Uri, a replay of a 2001 predicament
- Any response to Uri must factor in Pakistani state’s relationship with non-state actors
- It is assumed that Blacks will vote 93 per cent for Clinton, seven per cent for Trump