The monsoons evoke mixed feelings ranging from mischief, playfulness, fun and romance to misery, gloominess, filthiness and irritation. In fact, getting caught in rain showers unprotected can convert even the most perfect makeovers into a complete disaster. Constant care is therefore required to keep your hair lustrous and your skin glowing.
Here are a few tips that could help you to sail through those bleak and dreary days:
Have you noticed how during the rains, your skin tends to wrinkle up, shrink, and develop acne? Here are a few simple tips to get around all these problems. Follow the cardinal rule of cleansing, toning and moisturizing your skin, because if proper care is not taken, clogging of the skin pores could make it more prone to acne, fungal infections and allergies. Dr. Batra’s, with its immense experience of over 27 years and having treated nearly half a million patients of which 45,000 are skin patients, has observed that homeopathic remedies produce better and more long lasting results in skin complaints as compared to conventional medications.
- Taking 2 tablets of Silicea 6X, a homeopathic remedy, twice daily has been found to be useful in treating acne.
- Chrysarobic acid 6C, 5 pills twice daily can help to treat generalized fungal infections.
- Mercurius Sol 30C, 5 pills twice daily is recommended for fungal infection in the groins.
Fungal infections of the nails and in between the toes are common in the monsoons; so keeping them clean is important. Avoid heavy makeup. Preferably use water-resistant products.
Dandruff and hair fall are quite common in this season. A little care everyday could keep hair-raising troubles at bay! It may seem like a pointless ritual to set, style and reinvent hairstyles during the rains.
- To avoid a flat, damp or frizzy look, conditioning and neatly tying a pony tail is a favorable solution as the hair tangles easily in the wet season.
- A therapeutic and rejuvenating hair massage can help to revitalize those damp roots.
- Use a scarf to protect your hair from winds and adverse weather conditions.
- Oiling and washing your hair at least thrice a week with lukewarm water is advisable. Use only mild shampoos or herbal-based shampoos rather than lathering shampoos as the latter tend to dry and roughen your hair and preferably dry your hair with thin towels.
- Avoid getting wet as high humidity can damage your hair and lead to hair fall. If you get drenched in the rain, wash your hair immediately with a mild shampoo and follow it up by a conditioner to keep the scalp free of germs. If you tend to have dandruff and fungal infections, use an antidandruff shampoo.
- Allow your hair to dry naturally. If you must use a hair dryer, hold it 6-8 inches away from the scalp. Do not use styling gels and brush your hair with a wide toothed comb.
Article by Dr. Mukesh Batra
L.C.E.H., F.H.M.A. (U.K.), F.R.S.H. (Med) P.(Lon), M.D.H. (U.S.A.), F.B.I.H.(U.K.)