Eat Your Way to Glowing Skin

Eat Your Way to Glowing Skin

While putting on a fantastic face cream or smoothing a hair serum works wonders, but for beauty that’s more than skin deep eating fruits and veggies rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals is the answer. There’s a direct connect to the condition of your skin to the kind of foods you eat. Skin is our largest organ and what you put in your mouth, shows up on your skin.

Foods that hurt your skin

If your diet has too much of salt, sugar or alcohol, you skin will look patchy, dry, puffy and old.These tend to constrict the blood vessels which in turn impact the cellular structure of the skin.

Excess sugar in your diet can actually break down the elastin and collagen structure of your skin, leading to fine line and wrinkles.

A that bag chips or extra sprinkling of salt on your salad might be tickle the taste buds, but they do something nasty to the skin – puffiness under the skin.

Deep fried foods can aggravate excess sebum production in your skin. The equation in this case is simple: deep fried food can raise the acidity levels in your gut, which in turn hurts the good bacteria in there leading toxicity. Your body is unable to flush out the toxins leading to excess sebum production and acne breakout.

Coffee is an excellent pick me up, but restrict it to two cups a day. Excess coffee dehydrates your skin like no other. Alcohol is its other partner. Both are great at pulling out water from your body leaving the skin cells dehydrated. Skin looks dry and is prone to early aging.

Foods that restore radiance to your skin

Eating right is very important for your overall health, and when you fill yourself up with the right kind of fruits and vegetables it shows up on your skin. For great skin and hair, you must remember to add the following food essentials including proteins, essential fatty acids (EFA), vitamins A,B,C,D,E, copper, zinc, selenium, iron, folic acid, and most important of all water. Eat foods that have high water content, it naturally provides the skin cells with the necessary moisture, which gives the top layer of your skin the right hydration.

Foods that cure skin woes

Worry: Dehydrated skin that feels taut even after external moisturisation.

Cause: Moisture imbalance in the skin cells.

Beauty food: Cucumber, watermelon, aloe vera juice

How it cures: These water rich foodshave a thirst quenching and anti-inflammatory properties which provide the skin cells with hydration. Cucumber is a rich source of vitamin B, and is 95% water and rehydrates the body. On the other hand watermelon has 92% water content and is a rich source of lycopene. Both vitamin B and lycopene are important actives for sustaining healthy skin cells.

Worry: Dry, flaky skin

Cause: No emollient on the skin, lack of natural sebum

Beauty food: Tea spoon of olive or coconut oil, handful of almonds and walnuts

How it cures: We need essential fatty acids like Omega 3 and Omega 6 to ensure our skin cells are plump, and body produces natural sebum which forms a protective layer over skin. A handful of walnuts and almonds provide your body with vitamin E, an essential antioxidant that protects the ski from free radicals as well.

Worry: Fine lines that starts as soon as you hit the 30s

Cause: Natural aging process, loss of collagen under the skin

Beauty food: Red grapes, strawberries, pomegranates

How it cures: These three red fruits are rich sources of vitamin A, antioxidants and AHA which all help in slowing down collagen degeneration, fighting cell damaging free radicals, and faster skin cell renewal.

Worry: Patchy skin due to excessive sun exposure

Cause: uneven melanin production, lack of vitamin C in the body

Beauty foods: Amla( Indian gooseberry), tomatoes, kiwi fruits, dark chocolate

How it cures: Amla is one of the most stable sources of vitamin C which is important for balancing out melanin production and has skin lightening properties.Kiwi is also rich in vitamin C and helps fight wrinkles caused by sun damage. Tomatoes are rich in lycopene, an important antioxidant that prevent cellular damage from free radicals. Both tomatoes and amla help in preventing photo damage to the skin caused by sun exposure.

Worry: Acne breakout

Cause: Stress, overactive oil glands, toxin build-up in the body

Beauty food: Chirata, Ginger root, neem, apple cider vinegar, pumpkin seeds

How it cures: Both chirata or Indian gentian, and ginger root help in removing toxins from the body. Soak chirata sticks in water overnight and drink it in the morning daily to detox your body. Neem is a natural antiseptic that prevents bacterial infection on the skin. A teaspoon or two of neem leaf juice might be bitter but very beneficial for clearing out blemishes. Dilute a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water and sip through the day – it has a good amount of probiotics that detoxify the body. Add a dash of toasted pumpkin seeds to your salad to get your dose of zinc which helps in drying out pruritic acne.

 

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Skin Protection in Summers with these food

Most of us lead lives where we are inconspicuously sucked into a food routine and are desperately trying to claw our way out of it. Sensible diet can make your summer more pleasant and cool. During summer, there is an abundance of fresh, delicious and healthy choices of food with secret health benefits!So this is the time to change your food habits for the better.

 

1. Corn

Nothing says summer like fresh sweet corn. And did you know that two antioxidants—lutein and zeaxanthin—in corn may act like natural sunglasses, helping to form pigment that filters out some of the sun’s damaging rays. Yellow corn is a rich source of beta-carotene, which forms vitamin A that is vital for the maintenance of a healthy skin. Vitamin C and lycopene are potent antioxidants that prevent the UV generated free radicals from damaging the skin and increase the production of collagen that assists in the maintenance of smooth skin. Besides being eaten, corn can also be applied topically as corn oil, which is a rich source of linoleic acid.

 

2.Tomatoes

There’s no question that sunscreen should be your first line of defense against the blazing summer sun. But eating tomatoes could give you a little extra protection. It’s all about the lycopene in the tomato! Consuming more lycopene—the carotenoid that makes tomatoes red—may protect your skin from sunburn. Tomatoes and tomato products enable your skin to take in oxygen, delaying aging and wrinkling.

 

3.Bottle Gourd / Lauki

This might not be your favorite vegetable, but is rich in calcium, magnesium, Vitamin A, C and folate. This superhero vegetable works well on high blood pressure, keeps the heart healthy and is considered an excellent blood purifier.With powerhouse nutrients such as vitamin C and zinc, bottle gourd helps in tackling pre-mature ageing. The juice helps slow down cell ageing and prevents wrinkles to appear on the face.

 

4.Watermelon

In addition to delivering skin-protecting lycopene, watermelon is 92 percent water. So it keeps you hydrated. When your body is hydrated, the production of collagen is promoted and you get a firm and young-looking skin.Watermelon is an excellent source of anti-oxidants. Thus, it aids to fight the free radicals which are considered responsible for the occurrence of age-spots, fine lines and wrinkles. Watermelon is efficient in preventing your skin from these damages.

 

5.Strawberries

Strawberries are rich in ellagic acid which is an antioxidant, thus helps to minimize the wrinkles and also prevents the destruction of collagen which is responsible for the skin tightness. It also protects the skin against the harmful UVA and UVB rays.Vitamin C in strawberries makes natural skin bleach which gently improves the skin color by controlling the melanin production that causes darkness. Vitamin C also makes the skin smoother and tones it.

 

Lastly, increase water intake regardless of your food intake. Don’t forget that water is a key ingredient in keeping the body cool. With high humidity levels, sweat will not evaporate quickly. This prevents the body from releasing heat in an efficient manner. This is why it is necessary to hydrate and drink water, even when you are not thirsty.

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Summer heat

3 skin issues due to summer heat

The temperature is rising, which means, we’re showing a lot more skin.We all love summer. It’s time to soak up the sun, stay outdoors, and spend time on the beach. What we don’t love, though, are the skin problems that arise due to warm weather and spending time outdoors.
In this blog, I would like to cover three main skin issues my patients most commonly face during the summer season.
  • Sun burns
  • PMLE
  • Miliaria
SUN BURN:
If you stay in the sun for too long without any protection, you may get sunburn. Sunburn is the skin’s response to extreme ultraviolet (UV) exposure and indicates severe damage. The body protects itself from this harmful radiation by accelerating the production of melanin, the dark pigment that gives skin its normal color. Unfortunately, melanin can only protect the body from a certain amount of UV light. Eventually, if someone is continually exposed to it, UV radiation will cause their skin to burn in as little as 10 minutes of exposure!
Typical sunburn involves itching, redness, and peeling. Severe sunburns may also be accompanied by small blisters that may lead to infection. Symptoms of sun poisoning also tend to include nausea, fever, headache, and dizziness and may also be accompanied by fluid loss and electrolyte imbalance.
Precautions & Treatment
  • Get out of the sun.
  • Take a cool (not too cold) shower or bath or apply cold compresses.
  • Drink extra fluids for a few days.
  • Take ibuprofen or acetaminophen to relieve pain.
  • Use aloe gel or a moisturizer.
  • Completely cover sunburned areas when going outside.
PMLE:
Polymorphous light eruption, also known as polymorphic light eruption, is an itchy rash caused by sun exposure in people who have developed a sensitivity to sunlight (photosensitivity). The rash usually appears as red, tiny bumps or slightly raised patches of skin.
Polymorphic light eruption (PMLE) is the second most common sun-related skin problem seen by doctors, after common sunburn.It is not the same as sunburn. PMLE is not harmful, but can be itchy and embarrassing. PMLE often occurs in spring or on a sunny holiday, when the skin is not used to sunshine.
Treatment:
Treatment of polymorphous light eruption usually isn’t necessary because the rash typically goes away on its own within 10 days. If your symptoms are severe, your doctor may prescribe anti-itch medicine.
Your doctor may suggest phototherapy to prevent seasonal episodes of polymorphous light eruption in people who have experienced disabling signs and symptoms. Phototherapy exposes your skin to small doses of UVA or UVB light, which helps your skin be less sensitive to light.
MILIARIA:
Another common type of the skin rash common in the summer called miliaria is sometimes referred to as prickly heat, or a heat rash, or a sweat rash. Miliaria occurs in some people when they sweat a lot. It can be very itchy. It is due to a blockage of the sweat ducts which causes sweat to seep into the skin cells. The main treatment is to keep cool as much as possible.It is not usually serious, but it can be itchy and uncomfortable.
Prickly heat (miliaria) can develop inanyone at any age. However, it is most common in children and babies, as their immature sweat glands are more prone to becoming blocked.
Treatments:
  • If possible, avoid heat and humidity.
  • Avoid further sweating. Even if this is possible for just a few hours each day, it can make a big difference. A cool bath or shower can also be soothing and help to avoid sweating.
  • Simple creams like calamine lotion may cool and soothe the skin.
  • Wear loose cotton clothing or clothing that has breathable fabric.
  • Using an antibacterial soap or antiseptic wash may help to keep the number of germs (bacteria) on your skin down.
  • A steroid cream may soothe the irritation whilst you are waiting for the condition to clear. A mild steroid cream such as hydrocortisone 1% work by reducing inflammation. You should not use it on your face. Follow the instructions and use it sparingly.
If you feel generally unwell, you may be developing heat exhaustion or heat stroke. If this occurs, seek medical attention.
Make sure you drink plenty of water and wear sun protection ( minimum of 30 SPF) not just in summer but all round the year.
 
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Blepharoplasty (Eye Lid) Surgery in Bangalore

Blepharoplasty or Eye Surgery is the surgical treatment to correct either of droopy eyelids or puffy under eye areas.

If we talk of the specifics which eye surgery or blepharoplasty can help us with, the uses would be the following:

  • Contouring and tightening the sagging skin, usually of the upper eyelid
  • Removal of the fatty deposits in the under eye region which result in puffiness
  • Eye bags which are there but devoid of any fat
  • Drooping lower eyelids which give a bulging appearance to the eyes
  • Fine lines and wrinkles in the under eye region

A total non-risk, less downtime procedure, some people do experience an initial swelling or bruising or slightly dry eyes. Medicines are usually prescribed for these conditions in order to soothe the eyes.

The average period over which this discomfort can be experienced is about two weeks. Should the discomfort continues beyond this duration, it is strongly advised to get in touch with your cosmetologist immediately?

There is no bar on who can go for an eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty. It is however not advised for pregnant women or those who have high blood pressure issues because of the complications that might result.

Like all surgeries it is important in the case of blepharoplasty as well that one is sure of the cosmetologist/surgeon they have chosen for the procedure. Also, as much importance is assigned to the fact that the person concerned should not hide anything about their medical history from the doctor.

That being said, eyelid surgery is the procedure you can go for to have your eyes perfected

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Neck Region Treatment

Long slender necks have always been a rage. Be it the extreme trends of the giraffe women who wore neck-pieces to elongate their necks or the multiple exercises to remove the double chin and slender up the neck, the desire to have the allegedly perfect neck has always been in existence.
Now, not all of us are lucky enough to have such necks naturally. While for some the double chin is a default facial structure, for others the fat around the shoulders is enough to make the neck look short. Both of these factors are the major contributors for most of us not having out perfect necks.

At Kosmoderma, we understand these concerns and hence have over time developed procedures to solve this issue. Enlisting a few below:

●  Kosmosculpt: A fat removal procedure which not just removes the stubborn fat pockets but also tightens up the tissues to give the desired body contour.
●  Ultherapy: A tissue tightening and rejuvenation procedure which tightens up the loose skin in the target areas in order to contour them.
●  HiFu: Similar to ultherapy but done with a different machine, the underlying principle, however, remains the same.
●  Thread Lifts: Depending on the requirements, threads are inserted into the areas to lift up the muscles in order to contour the shape.
●  Face Lifts: A broader domain which includes thread lifts as well. Face-lifts can be done both surgically and non surgically by either usage of lasers or radio frequencies or by making incisions to lift up the muscles and removing excess skin and fat.
Other than the aforementioned, procedures are in place for removal of fine lines or wrinkles that occur in the neck region.
The most important thing here as well- make sure you know your cosmetologist well and they know and understand all your medical concerns. Also, make sure that your expectations are not unrealistic or you might have to face disappointment.
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Key things you need to know about Micro ageing

Here’s some news young ladies. Just because you are in your 20’s does not mean your skin is safe from the ravages of time.While it may not be visible, by the time you hit your 25th year your skin’s natural aging process gets takes on little speed. The signs of decline start to show up there after. This is called micro-ageing.

Micro Ageing

What happens in micro-ageing?

Micro-ageing is when you start to notice the first signs of ageing when the skin starts to thin, and gets drier. The collagen structure starts to weaken and there is water loss from the skin’s surface. You also start noticing our pores — that is they get enlarged. In fact, you find your skin acting up. It may even experience a see saw effect — getting dry on some days and getting oily on others. Skin also starts to lose its natural lustre.

Why does this happen?

Our mothers had it better. Their skin was definitely showed signs of aging much later than what we do today. That was because of the cleaner, less polluted and less stressed lifestyle they led. Our skin is exposed to more skin stressors than their generation. Whether it is pollution, smoke, alcohol, UV rays, the exposure is as bad as it can get. These impact the skin on two levels — first weakens the skin’s natural barrier, and second starts depleting the collagen structure.

How do you deal with micro-ageing?

Your main goal should be preserve and protect your skin. You have to ensure that your skin is never dehydrated. The natural building blocks which are supported by essential fatty acid are sustained with the right care.

  1. Keep your skin healthy by taking in fruits and vegetables along with foods that have essential fatty acids like ghee, nuts, fish, and healthy oils.
  2. Keep skin hydrated at all times. Drink enough water and use moisturizing products on your skin.
  3. Creamy cleansers should be your first step to keep the skin clean. It should be non-drying. A good cleanser will never leave your skin feeling taut after washing off.
  4. Avoid a toner, instead use a serum. Serums have higher concentration of skin saving actives. Use a vitamin C infused product to fight sun damage on the skin.
  5. Use a moisturizer without fail. If your skin is oily, then use a gel-based moisturizer to maintain the hydration barrier.
  6. Sunscreen is a must over your moisturizer. You can also use a sunscreen-based moisturizer.
  7. Use a gentle scrub once a week to remove the skin-dulling dead skin layer.
  8. You can also opt for a weekly hydrating mask to tone up the skin, and minimize enlarged pores.
  9. Night time moisturization is a must too. At night your skin actually repairs itself, so help with that by using moisturizer with cell rejuvenators.

 

 

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