Dr. Batraâ€™sâ„¢ helps you beat the monsoon blues
The monsoons evoke mixed feelings ranging from mischief, playfulness, fun and romance to misery, gloominess, filthiness, and irritation. In fact, getting caught in the rain showers without any protection can convert even the most perfect makeovers into a complete disaster. Constant care is, therefore, required to keep your hair lustrous and skin glowing.
Here are a few tips that could help you to sail through those bleak and dreary days:
Have you noticed how , your skin tends to wrinkle up, shrink and develop acne during the monsoon? Here are a few simple tips to get around all these problems. Follow the cardinal rule of cleansing, toning and moisturising your skin, because if proper care is not taken, clogging of the skin pores could make them more prone to acne, fungal infections and allergies. Dr. BatraÃ¢â‚¬â„¢sÃ¢â€žÂ¢ - 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 two tablets of Silicea 6X - a homeopathic remedy - twice daily has often been useful in treating acne.
- Five pills of Chrysarobic acid 6C twice daily can help to treat generalised fungal infections.
- Five pills of Mercurius Sol 30C twice daily are recommended for fungal infection in the groins.
Fungal infections of the nails and in between 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 every day 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 ponytail is a favourable solution as hair tangles easily in the wet season.
- A therapeutic and rejuvenating hair massage can help to revitalise 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. 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 with a conditioner to keep the scalp free from 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 six to eight 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.)