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Brittle Nails – Reasons and Treatment

Just the way your skin can tell a lot about your internal health, in the same way your nails too are a window into the status of your wellbeing. They are also good at telling your age as babies and elderly people have differing types. Nails are made up of layers of a protein called… Read more »

Are Chemical Peels Harmful for the Skin?

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For one reason or the other, everyone seems to be looking for a new face, or more correctly, a newer, younger-looking skin on their face, a skin that is even-toned, free from scars, wrinkles and imperfections, in fact, a skin that glows with youthfulness! However, all these come at the price of a chemical peel…. Read more »

Skin care tips for rosacea

Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory skin condition characterized by flushing of face, redness and spots. It often affects the face particularly nose, chin, cheeks and forehead. Other symptoms like eye-irritation, sensitivity to sunlight and acne-like bumps may also occur in some people. Those who develop rosacea must avoid use of harsh facial cleansers and cosmetics… Read more »

Nailcare and hygiene

The presence of nails distinguishes humans (primates) from other mammals. Nails serve many purposes such as protection of fingers/toes from trauma or help in simple daily activities like picking up things, opening a bottle or scratching. Sometimes a change in nail colour or texture helps to identify various health issues such as psoriasis and malnutrition. Hence… Read more »

Food allergy

Food allergies cause various symptoms in human body ranging from mild to severe.  Food allergy is caused when the immune system treats a specific food protein (allergen) as a threat and attacks it. An antibody called immunoglobulin E (IgE) is released to neutralize the allergic food substance (allergen). If the allergen is further detected in… Read more »

Common skin rashes in babies

Appearance of strange rashes on your baby’s rosy supple skin can be alarming. Most of you many get distressed at the mere sight of these skin issues. The rashes on baby skin can develop due to infections (viral, bacterial or fungal) or allergies (food or medication). If the baby shows severe symptoms or display other… Read more »

Common skin irritants

Skin acts as the primary medium of defense against foreign bodies. Every day the skin is exposed to various types of irritants which may cause itching, irritation, swelling and breakouts. Skin irritation can be triggered by various factors like seasonal changes, allergies and chemicals. Diseases that are characterized by skin inflammation, redness, itching and rash… Read more »

5 types of skin fungi

Fungal skin infections can be irritating and embarrassing too. Fungi thrive in moist areas of the body such as arm pits, genital area, between the toes and under the breasts. These fungi live only on the epidermis, the topmost layer of the skin. Dermatophytes, the fungi causing skin infection feast on the skin protein Keratin…. Read more »

Best Anti Ageing Foods

Although ageing cannot be reversed, certain foods can help to minimize the unwelcomed changes that occur with progression of age. A few additions on daily diet can mediate overall health improvement and prevention of age-related diseases. Following is a list of food items that shows evident anti-ageing properties: 1.Green Tea The antioxidants (polyphenols) in green… Read more »

Keratosis pilaris

Keratosis pilaris is a common, harmless skin condition characterized by small painless bumps on skin forming dry, rough patches. This condition usually affects the upper arms, thighs, cheeks or buttocks and rarely occurs on the face also. Although it is more common in children, it can occur at any age. In most cases the condition… Read more »