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Bar Soap vs. Body Wash: Which is Better for You?

Dr. Dhananjay Chavan 88% (91 ratings)
MD - Dermatology, MBBS, DDV
Dermatologist, Pune  •  31 years experience
Bar Soap vs. Body Wash: Which is Better for You?

The most important part of skincare is keeping your skin cleansed and fresh. But before that, it is imperative to find the right product for the same. Skin type varies from person to person, and hence finding skincare goods most suited to your skin makes all the difference.

Bathing habits directly affect the quality of your skin, which involves picking the appropriate cleanse; i. E. Choosing between a body soap and body wash. Each has a different set of characteristics and comes with its own set of advantages and disadvantages. Let's find out which one is better for your skin.

Why you should choose bathing soap bar:

  •  it is more effective in removing dirt through deep cleansing
  •  it is suited to skin that is excessively oily in nature as it contains ingredients that are highly effective in stripping off excess oil from the skin


Why you should not choose bathing soap bar:

  •  it tends to strip the skin of its natural oils and moisture, making it dry and flaky
  •  it is unhygienic in case of sharing between individuals as soaps tend to accumulate the dirt from your skin due to direct body contact

Reasons to pick a body wash:

  •  it has a very mild and gentle effect on the skin in comparison to soaps
  •  it keeps the skin moisturized by preserving natural oils
  •  it is more hygienic than bar soaps in case of interpersonal sharing
  •  it is the most suitable option for dry skin

Reasons to ditch a body wash:

  •  it contains a large amount of artificial additives and preservatives that can do more harm to your skin than good, giving rise to allergic reactions in some cases

So, who's the winner of the two?

You must certainly base the choice on what's best for your skin type. Body soap is more compatible with oily skin while dry skin is better suited for body wash. A body wash, however, is much more gentle on your skin. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Dermatologist.

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6 Tips To Prevent Silent Heart Attack!

Dr. Anil Dhall 86% (10 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Medicine, DM - Cardiology
Cardiologist, Gurgaon  •  35 years experience
6 Tips To Prevent Silent Heart Attack!

A heart attack does not always have obvious symptoms, such as pain in your chest, shortness of breath and cold sweats. In fact, a heart attack can actually happen without a person knowing it. This condition is known as a ‘silent heart attack’, medically known as ‘silent ischemia’, occurring due to the shortage of oxygen supply to the heart muscle. The causes of a silent heart attack are similar to that of a heart attack. 

They include- 

  1. Conditions like: 
  2. Lack of exercise 
  3. Age, usually above 65 
  4. Consumption of tobacco or smoking 
  5. High consumption of alcohol 

A silent cardiac arrest makes one more vulnerable to another heart attack that could be fatal. Diagnosis: The only method to diagnose if you had a silent heart attack is through imaging tests, such as echocardiogram, electrocardiogram, Holter Monitoring or others. These tests can show certain changes which might be indicative of a heart attack. An analysis of one’s overall health and the symptoms can aid in deciding whether few more tests are required. 

How would you prevent a silent heart attack? 
1.    Get your cholesterol and blood pressure count tested regularly. 
2.    Refrain from smoking. 
3.    Get your VO2 max checked regularly. 
4.    Live a healthy lifestyle: Refrain from smoking and excessive alcohol consumption; exercise daily, eat healthy. 
5.    Control high blood pressure, cholesterol, and diabetes 
6.    Be aware of your body and call on a doctor if you feel there’s anything which is bothering you. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Cardiologist.

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Best Way to Handle Oily Skin in Summers!

Dr. Himanshu Singhal 87% (10 ratings)
MD - Skin,VD & Lepxsy, MBBS
Dermatologist, Rewari  •  16 years experience
Best Way to Handle Oily Skin in Summers!

Oily skin is a condition that can be characterized by shine on the skin and a large number of pores. The oil in question is a result of overactive sebaceous glands that produce excessive sebum. This can result in acne and blackheads. Summer is a time of the year where skin problems due to oily skin are worsened by factors such as sweat and dust. So proper skin care is necessary in order to negate the effects of oily skin.

There are multiple ways to handle this condition in summers:

1. Using cleansers - Proper cleaning of skin is a very important step in lessening the effects of oily skin. Harsh cleansers have an opposing effect as they facilitate secretion of oil, so a mild cleanser is usually the best option. Some cleansers may contain ingredients that irritate the skin, so care is advised in selecting a proper one.

2. Hydration and food - Keeping the body well hydrated in summers combined with a diet free of greasy, oily food and less fats can help in reducing the effects of oily skin.

3. Using masks to clear the face - Masks such as clay masks, yogurt, and baking soda can help in cleansing the skin by clearing the oil. It should be noted that these treatments should not be overdone as they can cause the skin to dry up too much and over secrete oil.

4. Skin moisturizers - People often have this notion that oily skin does not require moisturizer application. Selecting a moisturizer that is fit for oily skin and using it will help moisturize the skin and keep it healthy.

5. Sunscreen - Sunscreen is a necessity during summers, and the sunscreen you choose should be specifically for oily skin in order for it to work effectively. Application of sunscreen can help prevent the UV rays of the sun from penetrating the skin and cause complications.

6. Dermatological treatment - In case of severe oiliness, treatments such as chemical peels and creams laced with tretinoin can help. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Dermatologist.

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Hair Care - Things You Must Know!

Anti Aging Medicine, Diploma in Dermatology, Training Certificate in Hair Transplant
Trichologist, Mumbai  •  3 years experience
Hair Care - Things You Must Know!
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Hi I have one problem I am 28 year old boy unmarried now I am suffering from pre ejaculate problem wit in 30 second it will discharge so is their any treatment for this problem is this curable ?what type of food can I take please answer me.

MBBS, FASM (ANDROLOGY AND SEXUAL MEDICINE), DCE (EMBRYOLOGY), PHD ( REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE)
Sexologist, Chennai  •  11 years experience
Hi I have one problem I am 28 year old boy unmarried now I am suffering from pre ejaculate problem wit in 30 second i...
Eat healthy food rich in fruits and vegetables and trying exercising everyday for 30 mins and you will see a change in ejaculation time.
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Sir I am facing lot of stress, memory loss, tension, less confidence. please tell me how to over common these problems.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore  •  46 years experience
Sir I am facing lot of stress, memory loss, tension, less confidence. please tell me how to over common these problems.
Your memory loss, tension and perhaps low confidence is all related to the stress that you are experiencing. First of all, the intensity of stress is in the perception. Change your perception, there is no stress: it’s like looking at a glass half full or half empty. Apart from that, all your emotions need to be dealt with by expression i.e. You need to talk about the feelings. Then you need to exercise regularly, eat fiber foods (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), sleep at least 8 hours every day, learn Yoga and meditation, learn stress management, and do a personality development course. Because you are into studies, follow a tight schedule, with good breaks and study habits. If group study helps you, do it with the right people. If tutoring is required, arrange for the same. These should see you through successfully without the stress.
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I have asthma. I have problem in my lungs. My lungs are hyperinflated and also my bronchovascular marking are increased .please help me and suggest me how can I prevent this problem. Is inhalers are best to use everyday? Is that levolin inhaler steroid? Is there any side effect of steroid?

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Pulmonologist, Faridabad  •  41 years experience
I have asthma. I have problem in my lungs. My lungs are hyperinflated and also my bronchovascular marking are increas...
Levolin not steroid. Inhalar best to use. Use asthma preventor medicine by inhalation with spacer regularly.
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Psychological Disorders

Post Graduate Diploma in Pyschology
Psychologist, noida  •  12 years experience
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Hi My daughter having d3 deficiency. Her D3 is 5.9 ng. Her hair is thinning and and not growing well. Before she had nice thick and healthy hairs. Is it due to d3 deficiency and she is gaining her weight also. Pl suggest how to increase her d3 and loose weight as well as healthy hairs she is 13 years old.

MD - Dermatology, MBBS
Dermatologist, Vadodara  •  36 years experience
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My daughter having d3 deficiency. Her D3 is 5.9 ng. Her hair is thinning and and not growing well. Before she had ...
Ask her to take some sun exposure on body in early morning. Also vitamin D tabs and injections are available. For weight consult a gynecologist and then an endocrinologist. Ask her to run or skip and stop sugars, white flour and milk products totally.
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Hair fall from five years. I masturbate weekly thrice. But my friends told that masturbating results in hair loss.

MBBS, MD - Dermatology, venereology & Leprology
Dermatologist, Kota  •  6 years experience
Hair fall from five years. I masturbate weekly thrice. But my friends told that masturbating results in hair loss.
Dear lybrate-user. Both are not exactly related to each other. But thrice a week masturbation is harmful for the body.
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Hey. I am 24 years old .my height is 5'7 and weight 62 and I want to loose weight upto 5 kgs. I am vegetarian. How would I manage my diet? How much protien n carbs should I take daily? So that I can also keep my skin glow and healthy. My skin is also so dull. And I am getting married by the end of this year.

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Dietitian/Nutritionist, kolhapur
Hey. I am 24 years old .my height is 5'7 and weight 62 and I want to loose weight upto 5 kgs. I am vegetarian. How wo...
Your BMI shown you are at normal range of healthy weight .In my Opinion You Need to get diet for lean Bulk with gym which makes You asthetic and help you to get good physique.
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Doctor im underweight im trying to gain weight naturally but it's not possible due to my life style please can you tell me protein supplement powder and tips. Thanks in advance.

M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai  •  12 years experience
Doctor im underweight im trying to gain weight naturally but it's not possible due to my life style please can you te...
Take high protein diet. Take small and frequent meals at regular intervals of 2-3 hrs. Avoid outside food completely. Ask me directly for customized diet plan for you.
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Weight Loss - Ayurvedic Tips For It!

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Kaithal  •  27 years experience
Weight Loss - Ayurvedic Tips For It!

Nothing is more disappointing than a failed attempt to lose weight and the constant struggle to shed the flab. Sometimes, best results can be achieved by making simple changes to your lifestyle, including your eating habits without being emotionally and physically stressed. If you have to lose weight, you might as well enjoy the process and do it in a healthier way. Following are ayurvedic tips for a healthier and systematic weight loss:

1. Hot water

Hot water combined with lemon juice and ginger or herbal teas acts as a natural detox. Sip on hot water throughout the day to cleanse your entire internal system from impurities and blockages. It helps to improve digestion and staves off hunger in between meals. It is one of the easiest ways to lose weight and stay healthy at the same time. It is advisable to drink boiled water as it is considered to be more effective than hot water.

2. Eat warm and cooked foods for lunch

Your lunch should consist of warm and cooked foods as they are easily digestible and provide the right amount of nutrients for your body. You can include a variety of cooked food in your lunch because the body metabolism gets adequate time to process the food. Eating cold food has a reverse effect on your body as they lead to weight gain. Avoid a diet consisting of only carbohydrates and proteins as they do not nourish your body but simply make you crave for food in between meals. Instead go for green vegetable and lean protein.

3. Light evening meal

The body metabolism and digestion slows down as you reach the end of the day so it's recommended to have light evening meals. Heavy meals in the evening are often poorly digested and accumulate as excess fat. All your efforts of weight maintenance throughout the day goes in vain if you eat a meal of processed foods or foods rich in refined carbohydrates. It is recommended to eat a vegetarian meal or a meal consisting of complex grains like brown rice. Avoid binging on leftovers and high calorie desserts.
 
4. Exercise

It goes without saying that exercise is a key to a healthy mind and body. Do away with a sedentary lifestyle as that is one of the primary causes of weight gain. If you don't have time to workout it will help even if you take a walk daily. Exercise will not only help you to lose the extra kilos but will keep your energy up and increase your body's metabolism. It also improves bone and muscle health.