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Friday, July 23, 2021

Strategic skin and hair care routine this monsoon!! By Aura Skin & Hair Clinic, Visakhapatnam

MONSOON SKIN CARE



The rainy season is here and who doesn't love the cool relief we get after the scorching summer heat! We all wait for that alluring aroma of wet soil. Along with that hot cup of chai and pakodas we must also take care of our skin and hair. It also gives us that much needed respite from the sunburns, tans and sweaty days that have just gone by. However, the rainy season also invites humidity and dampness that invites several skin infections, fungus and allergies. We need a strategic skin care approach to deal with these issues and make our skin glow!



1.   Cleanliness is the most important step we must follow in the rainy season. Clean your face at least three times a day with a no soap cleanser to remove traces of grime. This will help maintain clean and healthy skin without stripping your skin off its essential oils.

2.   Exfoliating the skin once a week is necessary to get rid of the dead layers on your skin. Get a regular skin exfoliation treatment like microdermabrasion or a mild chemical peel to reduce the risk of falling prey to infection.

3.   Don’t skip the toner. In summer, we tend to sweat a lot and this can cause our skin pores to open up. Use a toner after cleansing to help shrink these pores. Invest in an alcohol-free toner with antioxidant ingredients like green tea and glycolic acid that help tighten enlarged pores. This also helps to control blemishes and acne, while removing dead cells.

4.   The humidity that is generated after rains can make your skin’s inner layer dry and brittle. Always use a nourishing moisturiser to make your skin moist, supple and healthy. Those who have oily skin should choose a water based moisturiser.

5.   Always go for minimal make-up and products with natural and organic ingredients. Let your pores breathe. Apply a lip balm that can moisturize the lips and keep it handy so that you can use it anytime.

6.   Just because it is cloudy do not avoid using sunscreen. The harmful UV rays can wreck havoc on your skin. Choosing the right sunscreen for the right complexion and skin type is extremely important. Use nothing below SPF 30. Apply generously where your skin gets exposed and reapply frequently or atleast every 2-3 hours.

7.   Make sure you hydrate with lots of water in the monsoon. The excess humidity in the air tends to make us sweat. This in turn can make the skin pale and lack luster. Please drink lots of water to maintain that youthful glow!

8.   It is also of utmost importance to look after our hair during the monsoon. In this season dirt and grime tends to get attracted to it. This can in turn cause a lot of frizz and hair fall. Wash your hair at least 2-3 times a week and use a sulphate and paraben free shampoo. Please make sure to use a conditioner.


 

Monsoon skin & hair concerns

#1: Fungal infections

“These are more common in the rainy season, mainly due to wet clothes and sweat. Armpits, groin, the skin under the breasts and the area between our toes are most commonly affected.”

Solution

“After bathing, dust some anti-fungal powder (clotrimazole dusting powder is available at all general chemists) on your feet, underarms, body folds and groin. Apply a clotrimazole or ketoconazole-based cream at bedtime.”

#2: Smelly feet

Wearing wet socks, shoes or any covered footwear through the day can create a damp atmosphere which breeds fungus, yeast and bacteria.

Solution

Wash your feet with soap and water if you've been exposed to puddles or rainwater. If your socks get wet on your way to work, change into dry socks when you get indoors. Apply anti-fungal dusting powder before you put your socks on. Dab a little anti-fungal ointment at night. If the condition doesn't improve, please consult a dermatologist.

#3: Acne

Humidity causes our skin to sweat and collect dirt and pollutants more easily. This attracts bacteria, leading to breakouts and boils.

Solution

When you step indoors, always clean your face to wash away the grime and dirt. To avoid accumulation of sweat and dust particles, use wet wipes or salyicylic acid wipes when outside for long hours. Apply an antiseptic cream at night, like Neosporin.

#4: Dandruff and dull hair

Normal and oily hair tends to get greasy in this season, while dry hair tends to frizz. The scalp is also likely to get itchy and flaky due to dandruff.

Solution

Use a shampoo containing two per cent ketoconazole and zinc pyrithione to combat dandruff. Wash and condition your hair regularly to regain its sheen. Use an anti-frizz serum if your hair tends to get frizzy.


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Aura Skin & Hair Clinic
G1 Jagan Krishna Apts,
Governor Bungalow Road,
Daspalla Hills,
Visakhapatnam 530002

Aura Skin & Hair Clinic
50-49-43/4 TPT Colony, 
Near SFS School Play Ground
Opp Hindu Press,
Seethammadhara 
Visakhapatnam

Website

Contact:
+91 9177799077

sravani@auraskinandhair.com

 

 

Sunday, June 27, 2021

Jade rollers - The Anti-Aging tool - By Dr Sravani, Aura Skin & Hair Clinic, Visakhapatnam

Jade Rollers

Jade facial roller has history of more than 1000s years. It is used from ancient dynasty era. In the past, only richest & most powerful women of their time can possess such a treasure price.It is used to enhance natural beauty. Chinese refers to jade stone as "Stone of Heaven" representing health, wealth, longevity & prosperity.In 2018, jade rollers were all the rage on Instagram, beloved by beauty bloggers across the globe.



The crystal isn't just aesthetically pleasing, but most of the benefits come from the fact that it's cold to the touch (and even more so if like some enthusiasts, you store it in the fridge). “The practice of applying a cold sensation and pressure to an area has been used for centuries because it works without fail,” “It’s simple: The cold restricts blood flow to a particular area, and pressure pushes fluid, known as lymph, to the lymph nodes, which process it and drain it out.”

The little gadget is most commonly made from jade or rose quartz. Some have two roller balls, and some look a bit like a tiny rolling pin (with rollers of varying sizes fixed to both ends of the handle).You can also find rollers made of rose quartz, amethyst, obsidian and metal however jade and rose quartz are relatively more popular.

They’re all said to offer major skin benefits.

So why exactly are people massaging their faces with a face roller? And is this trend here to stay? Let's find out……

A search of #jaderoller on Instagram pulls up more than 116,000 posts, because not only are jade rollers a hot topic of conversation, they’re also more photogenic than, say, tubes of prescription retinol.


How to use a facial roller

Apply a facial oil, serum, or moisturiser which is slippery. If you don’t have lubrication, the tool can pull or tug the skin, which may actually contribute to wrinkles.

Start at the neck and roll upward. For best results, roll up, not back and forth.

Roll from the jawline to the ear on both sides using gentle pressure. You can continue this motion all the way from the jaw to the cheekbone.

Roll from the forehead up toward the temples, only in the upward direction.

Roll flat over your eyebrows horizontally, which may feel especially relieving if you have a headache.

Roll outwards under the eye to reduce under eye bags.

You can use the smaller roller for the sides of the nose.


How to Clean a jade roller?


Remember to keep your jade roller clean with washcloth.use a gentle face wash or soap to kill bacteria and rinse thoroughly with room temperature water.

Avoid putting very hot water on your facial roller or soaking it in water.

It is a cheaper alternative to facials and can give you a few of the benefits if performed regularly at a fraction of the price. It makes us feel we are doing something for our skin at the end of a long and tiring day! We are yet to see how long this beauty craze lasts but until then why not give in to this INSTA trend for the sake of glowing skin!!


Come grab one from our clinic and get all that glow.





Now Book your appointments at Aura Skin & Hair Clinic online, Its quick and Easy. You can book appointments right from your phone on Facebook, Instagram or Google Maps.

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Call Us Now +91 91777 99077
Aura Skin & Hair Clinic
G1 Jagan Krishna Apts,
Governor Bungalow Road,
Daspalla Hills,
Visakhapatnam 530002

Aura Skin & Hair Clinic
50-49-43/4 TPT Colony, 
Near SFS School Play Ground
Opp Hindu Press,
Seethammadhara 
Visakhapatnam

Website

Contact:
+91 9177799077

sravani@auraskinandhair.com

 

 

 

 

 




Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Mangoes !! This summer fruit can be amazing for your skin ! - Dr.Sravani, Aura Skin & Hair Clinic, Visakhapatnam

"Give your skin a mango glow"



Come summers and the first thing that comes to mind are mangoes!! An integral part of India's culture, they were introduced by the Portuguese in the 15th Century. India is by far the largest producer of this fruit and accounts for about 40% of the entire production in the world. There are more than a 1000 varieties of mango grown in the country.

Emperors have lusted after it and poets have penned verses about its taste and virtues! Lets see how this much loved fruit is good for your skin!

One cup of mango contains 67 % of your daily vitamin C and more than 8 percent of your daily copper, folate, vitamin B6, vitamin A, and vitamin E.

Including mango in your diet is a great way to support your skin health. The high vitamin C content helps support your body’s natural collagen production. The high antioxidant content helps prevent sun damage and premature aging.

Mangoes may also be able to hydrate your skin when applied topically. Mango butter, extracts, and oils are becoming increasingly more popular in skin care products. Let’s look at some of thee benefits in detail.

AMAZING BENEFITS OF MANGO FOR SKIN

The nutritional values of mango are in abundance, 
from vitamins to minerals to antioxidants.
So, what’s so healthy about a mango?


Vitamin C – this important vitamin reduces the damage induced by the sun’s UV rays, although it’s not a sunscreen, it protects against free radicals. Administering vitamin C topically (through the skin) has a better effect for this than taking it orally. It can likewise reduce inflammation caused by acne and lighten the skin.

Vitamin A – also known as Retinol, diminishes fine lines by stimulating collagen production and lightening dark patches on the skin.

Vitamin B6 – a water-soluble vitamin that reduces sebum on the skin (oily skin).

Copper – reduces fine lines and wrinkles, lightens the skin and fights against damage from free radicals.

Potassium – keeps cells hydrated to moisturize the skin.

Magnesium – helps to reduce oily skin, acne, and rosacea.

Beta-carotene - boosts immunity and protects the skin against bacteria and toxins, and prevents premature aging.

Vitamin E – a fat-soluble vitamin that’s famous for hydrating the skin.

Vitamin K – a fat-soluble vitamin that helps to reduce stretch marks and spider veins.


HOW IS MANGO USED IN SKINCARE?

The mango pulp, extracts, butter, and even the skins, are used as natural skincare ingredients to protect, revitalize, and smooth your skin. Most often, you'll see mango extract and mango butter in products.


How mango can be used for skin health:


Along with eating fresh mango, you can consume mango oil or extract for a more concentrated dose of the key nutrients. You can also apply mango directly to your skin using mango butter or by adding mango to a face mask.

Benefits of mango Butter for skin:

Mango butter and cocoa butter have very similar fat profiles and physical properties. Applying mango butter to your skin has the potential to form a protective barrier that helps your skin retain moisture especially for Dry skin. It has a high potential to replenish moisture and soften skin when used in a foot cream.

Avoid mango butter on acne prone skin.

After using mango butter, the pulp from a mango, or a mango-containing moisturizer, you’ll notice your skin is clean and healthy with a distinct glow. Mango skin benefits include the AHA's and antioxidants.

Benefits of Mango oil and mango extract for the skin:

Mango oil and mango extract usually come from the kernel, skin, or leaves of mangoes. They’re often used in cosmetics and sunscreen for their high concentration of antioxidants, selenium, copper and zinc.So mangoes should definitely be incorporated into the diet for great looking skin!!

Note:

Mango contains a chemical called urushiol, people who are sensitive to this can develop Dermatitis and hives, so watch out for these if you are eating the fruit for the first time.




Now Book your appointments at Aura Skin & Hair Clinic online, Its quick and Easy. You can book appointments right from your phone on Facebook, Instagram or Google Maps.


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Aura Skin & Hair Clinic
G1 Jagan Krishna Apts,
Governor Bungalow Road,
Daspalla Hills,
Visakhapatnam 530002

Aura Skin & Hair Clinic
50-49-43/4 TPT Colony, 
Near SFS School Play Ground
Opp Hindu Press,
Seethammadhara 
Visakhapatnam

Website

Contact:
+91 9177799077

sravani@auraskinandhair.com


Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Toners! Do you really need them? - Dr.Sravani Sandhya, Chief Dermatologist, Aura Skin & Hair Clinic, Visakhapatnam

What is a toner?

A face toner is a quick, absorbing liquid that helps to remove excess dirt, traces of oil and makeup. It corrects and balances the pH of your skin. It is the step followed before moisturising and follows the cleansing routine.In other words, a facial toner thoroughly cleans the skin and helps remove built up surface dead skin cells. Toners help to clean and close pores.



Choosing a toner for your skin type:

First of all, it's important to always use an alcohol-free face toner. The other ingredients should be picked based on your skin type.

For acne-prone skin, choose an alcohol free toner with alpha hydroxy acid (AHA). This will leave your skin clean and glowing without flaking. A gentle tingle for a few seconds will let you know it has just the right pH level that is slightly acidic. This form of acid is gentle even for sensitive skin, unlike irritating ingredients like retinoids.Salicylic acid is often recommended in a facial toner for acne prone skin. However, this ingredient can be harsh and irritating, especially for sensitive skin.

For dry skin skin and for those who are in 30's and 40's ingredients may like coenzyme Q10, hyaluronic acid, glycerin and vitamin C are helpful.

Witch hazel, aloe vera, grapefruit seed extract, cucumber and vitamin E are some of the soothing ingredients if you have combination skin

If you have oily skin, sandalwood, willow bark, lavender, clary sage and tea tree are your best bet.

For sensitive skin, look for soothing ingredients like aloe vera and cucumbers.

Although essential oils and plant extracts are marketed to help give them a 'natural' and 'good for you' feel, these ingredients may result in skin irritations so it's best to avoid these.


How to use a face toner?
  • Start by cleaning your face with a gentle cleanser for sensitive skin or one that is suited for your skin type. 
  • Dampen a cotton ball with the alcohol-free toner, and apply it on your face.
  • Allow it to dry.
  • If you have combination or oily skin, you can use an alcohol-free toner at day and night. For dry skin, it's best to only use it once a day at night time.
  • Always follow with moisturiser for your skin type.


Side effects of using a toner

Toners do not have any adverse side effects, as long as you avoid alcohol-based ones which may irritate your skin. Overusing a toner (more than twice a day) can cause skin irritation. 

Can I Skip Toner?

You can skip using a toner in case your cleanser is already pH balanced and gives you a squeaky clean look. 





Now Book your appointments at Aura Skin & Hair Clinic online, Its quick and Easy. You can book appointments right from your phone on Facebook, Instagram or Google Maps.

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Call Us Now +91 91777 99077
Aura Skin & Hair Clinic
G1 Jagan Krishna Apts,
Governor Bungalow Road,
Daspalla Hills,
Visakhapatnam 530002

Aura Skin & Hair Clinic
50-49-43/4 TPT Colony, 
Near SFS School Play Ground
Opp Hindu Press,
Seethammadhara 
Visakhapatnam

Website

Contact:
+91 9177799077

sravani@auraskinandhair.com

Monday, May 24, 2021

Pro's & Con's of Gel Extensions and Acrylics - By Dr Sravani Sandhya, Aura Skin & Hair Clinic, Daspalla Hills, Vizag

Are ACRYLICS and GEL NAILS safe ?

Acrylic and gel nails are the flawless solution to chip-free, freshly polished nails that last for several weeks. In today’s blog, we will be explaining the advantages and disadvantages of these nails.




ACRYLIC NAILS

The application of acrylic nails involves filing down your natural nail to create a rough surface to place the glue on. When this step is completed, the acrylic powder and liquid are combined to create a mixture and a mould to glue onto your nails.The artificial nail mould is then shaped and buffed to make your nails appear longer to the custom length and shape you desire.



GEL NAILS

When gel nails appeared for the first time, the industry changed completely. Gel on nails became one of the best inventions that appeared in the field of manicure.Gel nails are basically extensions made using a hard gel product that is even more hardened under an ultraviolet or L.E.D. (light emitting diode) light. The gel is designed to imitate how natural nails look.

Are they safe?

Advantages

1. They last longer for about 3 to 4 weeks, which is awesome compared to a classic nail polish that usually lasts 3 to 4 days, no?
2. They dry instantly while you are still in the salon, no need to worry. So, no smearing, no chipping, no smudging or scratching off
3. Gel and acrylic nails allow the person to experiment fabulous nail designs
4. nails looks fresh all the time
5. The gel is the most close option to natural looking nails, even if you want a french manicure!

Disadvantages

1.Causes nail brittleness and nail thinning
2.Peeling and cracking of nails.
3.Increase risk of skin cancer and premature aging of skin on hands as hands are exposed to UVA chamber for curing of the Gel nails.
4.It takes 6 weeks for your nails to recover.
5.Removal of these nails is harmful as the nails have to be soaked in acetone for 30 mins which will dry the fingers and cause irritation.


Precautions to be taken


Use a broad spectrum sunscreen or UV sleeve on your hands before procedure, Moisturise your nails well between procedures and use cuticle oil to protect your cuticles.Give a good gap of at least one month between the procedures for your nails to rehydrate and repair.Lastly choose a professional saloon who are well trained in the same.if not done the right way it can be very damaging!!!


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Aura Skin & Hair Clinic
G1 Jagan Krishna Apts,
Governor Bungalow Road,
Daspalla Hills,
Visakhapatnam 530002

Aura Skin & Hair Clinic
50-49-43/4 TPT Colony,
Near SFS School Play Ground
Opp Hindu Press,
Seethammadhara
Visakhapatnam

 

Website

www.auraskinclinic.com


Contact:

+91 9177799077
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sravani@auraskinclinic.com