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Hiranandani Hospital - Powai

Dietitian/Nutritionist Clinic

Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital, Hill Side Avenue,Olympia, Powai,Landmark:Hiranandani Gardens, Mumbai Mumbai
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Hiranandani Hospital - Powai is known for housing experienced Dietitian/Nutritionists. Dt. Mrs.Prithima A.Tiwari, a well-reputed Dietitian/Nutritionist, practices in Mumbai. Visit this medical health centre for Dietitian/Nutritionists recommended by 70 patients.

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I am 27 year old. I am very fat. I am trying to loss my wait. Now I controlling my food but no result. Now I am 90 kg. What I do?

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I am 27 year old. I am very fat. I am trying to loss my wait. Now I controlling my food but no result. Now I am 90 kg...
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I have desk job since many years and I work hours ina seat and my weight increased 45to55 kg please help me to reduce my weight doctor and I.

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I have desk job since many years and I work hours ina seat and my weight increased 45to55 kg please help me to reduce...
I will recommend you for weight reduction exercise is must along with diet plan, and dieting is not the right way to reduce weight rather than plan your diet properly. So here is Some tips, a diet chat, and yoga for you. Tips: Avoid single large meals and start small frequent meals 4-5 times in a day. Avoid consuming food at late night. Take fiber rich diet like vegetables and fruits Avoid: Do not eat sugar sweets chocolates ice cream cold drinks sweet biscuits jam cake white bread cheese butter noodles milk and milk product. Diet Chart: You can also follow this chart (1200 calories) 1. EARLY MORNING upama/ poha/oats/ daliya 1 soup bowl or tea without sugar/green tea/black tea with 2 marie biscuits or plane roti 2 small size with 1 small bowl of green vegetable 2.MID MORNING 1 fruit Guava/ orange/apple 3.LUNCH salad 1 medium bowl dal 1 soup bowl green veg 1 small bowl pulka 2 without ghee 4.EVENING tea without sugar/green tea/black tea/lemon water roasted chana /muri 5. DINNER salad 1 medium bowl dal 1 soup bowl green veg 1 small bowl pulka 2 without ghee 6. LATE NIGHT 1 glass of skim milk without sugar and you could add horlicks. Yoga: 1. Anulaom vilom 2. Kapal bharti 3.Suryanamaskar.If you wants some homeopathic medicine for weight reduction then contact me again.
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I just want to know that is weight is the main reason for not getting pregnant. And how much weight is required for to plan for pregnancy.

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Heena (Mehndi) benefits in Hindi - हिना (मेहंदी) के फायदे

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Heena (Mehndi) benefits in Hindi - हिना (मेहंदी) के फायदे

वैज्ञानिक नाम लॉसोनिया इनर्मिस वाले मेहंदी के फायदे से हम काफी हद तक परिचित हैं. खासकरके मेहंदी के पत्तों को पीसकरके बालों और हाथ पैर में लगाने की जानकारी तो सबको होगी. मेहंदी भारत, अरब देश, पूर्वी द्वीप समूह और उत्तरी अमेरिका में उगाया जाता है. मेहंदी के छोटे सफ़ेद या गुलाबी फुलों की खुशबु भी काफी अच्छी होती है.
मेहंदी के औषधीय फायदे मुख्यतः के लिए इसके तेल, छाल और बीज का सर्वाधिक इस्तेममाल किया जाता है. मेहंदी के पौधे में पोषक तत्वों और रसायन की प्रचुरता होती है. इसमें कई प्रकार के प्रभाव जैसे कि एंटीइन्फ्लेमेटरी, एंटीबैक्टीरियल, एंटीवायरल और कसैलापन आदि देखने को मिलते हैं. इसके फायदों को ठीक से समझने के लिए निम्लिखित बिन्दुओं को पढ़ें.

1. खून की सफाई में
मेहंदी का प्रयोग खून की सफाई में भी किया जाता है. खून साफ़ करने के लिए आयुर्वेदिक औषधि के रूप में इसका इस्तेमाल किया जाता है. इसके लिए रात को सोते समय साफ़ पानी में मेहंदी के पत्ते भिगोकर रख दें सुबह पत्तों कू छानकर अलग कर दें पानी को पी जाएँ. इससे खुन की सफाई हो जाती है.
2. गठिया में
जोड़ों के दर्द या गठिया के उपचार में भी मेहंदी की भूमिका देखि गई है. घुटनों या जोड़ों में दर्द की समस्या होने पर ये फायदा पहुंचाता है. इसके लिए मेहंदी और अरंडी के पत्तों को को एक समान मात्रा में मिलाकर इसके मिश्रण को हल्का गर्म करके घुटनों पर लेप करें.
3. माइग्रेन में
सर में किसी प्रकार का दर्द या माइग्रेन की परेशानी में भी मेहंदी का सकारात्मक प्रभाव देखा गया है. ठन्डे तासीर वाली मेहंदी को पीसकर सर पर पट्टी करने से तुरंत राहत मिलता है. इससे किसी भी प्रकार के सरदर्द में आपको राहत मिलती है.
4. जलने पर
शरीर के किसी हिस्से में जलने पर भी मेहंदी अपना असर दिखाता है. शरीर के जिस हिस्से या अंग में जला है वहां पर पीसे हुए मेहंदी के छाल या पत्ते को लगाएं. इससे तुरंत राहत मिलती है. खासकरके जब मेहंदी की पत्तियां हरी और ताज़ी हों.
5. बालों के लिए
बालों में मेहंदी लगाने के फायदे तो सभी लोग जानते ही हैं. दरअसल अब तो इसके कई और मिश्रण बाजार में आ गए हैं. बालाओं में दही, आंवला और मेथी पाउडर का घोल तैयार करके इसे अपने बालों में लगाएं. ऐसा करने से आपके बाल काले, घने और चमकदार बनेंगे.
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6. गर्मी को कम करने में
घर-घर में प्रचलित मेहंदी महिलाओं के लिए एक तरह से ज्वैलरी का भी काम करता है. इसके साथ ही इसका उपयोग अब मरीज को अतिरिक्त ठण्ड की आवश्यकताअनुसार मेहंदी को हाथ-पैर और तलवों में लगाने से शरीर की गर्मी कम होती है.
7. कब्ज को ठीक करने में
काब्ज को ठीक करने के लिए 5-10 ग्राम हिना के पत्ते और 5-10 ग्राम किशमिश को मिक्स करके इसका एक बारीक पेस्ट बना लें. रात को खाना खाने के बाद इसका 10 से 20 ग्राम लेंने से कब्ज में राहत मिलती है.
8. पीलिया से बचाव में        
एक मुट्ठी मेहंदी और एक मुट्ठी आंवला को 10 ग्राम के साथ मिलायें इसके बाद इस मिश्रण से निकले रस को छान करके 1 से 15 मिली के की खुराक में सुबह खाली पेट मीठे छाछ के साथ लेने से पीलिया दूर होता है.
 

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Durva (Doob) Grass Benefits in Hindi - दूब घास के फायदे

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri
Durva (Doob) Grass Benefits in Hindi - दूब घास के फायदे

वैज्ञानिक नाम साइनोडान डेक्टीलान वाली दूब घास के फायदों को देखते हुए ही इसे आयुर्वेद में महाऔषधि कहा गया है. जाहिर है हमारे धार्मिक मान्यताओं और पूजा-पाठ में भी इसका उपयोग प्राचीन काल से होता आ रहा है. दूब घास को दूर्वा के नाम से भी जाना जाता है. यदि इसमें पाए जाने वाले तत्वों की बात करें तो इसमें फाइबर, प्रोटीन, फास्फोरस, पोटेशियम और कैल्शियम प्रचुरता से पाया जाता है. आइए अब बात इससे होने वाले फायदों की करते हैं.

1. दिल को स्वस्थ रखने में
आपको ये जानकार हैरानी होगी कि दूब घास का नियमित सेवन हमारे रक्त में कोलेस्ट्राल का स्तर घटाने के साथ-साथ दिल के क्रियाकलापों में भी सुधार करती है. इस तरह से दूब हमारे दिल का ख्याल भी रखती है.
2. पाचन और उल्टी में सहायक
दूब घास एक डिटॉक्सिफायर के रूप में काम करती है जिससे शरीर से विषाक्त पदार्थों को नष्ट करने और अम्लता को कम करने में मदद मिलती है. इसके परिणामस्वरूप पाचन ठीक से हो पाता है. इसके अलावा जिसे उलटी हो रही है उसे दूब घास का रस देने से उसे आराम मिलता है.
3. शुगर में
दूब घास के फायदे आपको शुगर में भी लाभान्वित करते हैं. कई शोधों में इसके ग्लाईसेमिक क्षमता को सही पाया गया है. दूब घास का अर्क शुगर के मरीजों पर हाइपोग्लिसिमिक प्रभाव छोड़ता है.
4. तरोताजा रखने में
दूब घास को नींद न आने की बीमारी और थकान में एक प्राकृतिक उपाय के रूप में इस्तेमाल किया जाता है. इसका नियमित सेवन तंत्रिका तंत्र को मबुत बनाता है आपके शरीर में सक्रियता बनाए रखता है.
5. एनीमिया में
किसी भी प्रकार के रक्त स्त्राव जैसे कि पीरियड्स के दौरान, चोट, या नाक से निकलने वाले अत्यधिक रक्त स्त्राव में ये बेहद प्रभावी है. ये लाल रक्तकोशिकाओं में वृद्धि करके हिमोग्लोबिन का स्तर भी बढ़ाता है जिससे कि एनीमिया जैसे बिमारियों में फायदा पहुँचता है.
6. प्रतिरोधक क्षमता बढ़ाने में
आपके स्वास्थ्य के हमेशा बेहतर रखने की जिम्मेदारी प्रतिरक्षा तंत्र पर होती है. दूब घास में प्रोटीन भी भरपूर होता है इसलिए इससे इम्यूनोमॉड्यूलेटरी गतिविधि को अनुकूलित करने में मदद मिलती है. इसके अलावा ये एंटीवायरल और एंटी-माइक्रोबियल गतिविधि से भी युक्त होती है. जिससे कि ये रोगों से ज्यादा मजबूती से लड़ पाती है.
7. अल्सर में
दूब घास में पाए जाने वाले तमाम तत्वों में एक होता है फ्लेवोनोइड. ये एंटीअल्सर गतिविधि को अंजाम देता है. इसके अलावा ये कोल्ड और मसूड़ों से होने वाले रक्तस्त्राव को कम करने में मदद करती है. ये सांसों से बदबू भी कम करती है.
8. महिलाओं की समस्याओं में
पेशाब में इन्फेक्शन की संभावना पुरुषों की तुलना में महिलाओं में ज्यादा होती है. महिलाओं के लिए बवासीर और योनी स एसफेद स्त्राव की अवस्था में यदि उन्हें दही के साथ दूब घास दिया जाए तो काफी लाभकारी साबित होती है. स्तनपान में वृद्धि के लिए इसमें प्रोलैक्टिन हार्मोन का उत्पादन बढ़ाने की क्षमता होती है.
9. सरदर्द में
सरदर्द में दूब घास का फायदा लेने के लिए इसे बेसन के साथ पीसकर इसका पेस्ट तैयार करें और इसका माथे पर लेप लगाएं. आप देखेंगे कि इससे राहत मिलती है.
10. त्वचा को स्वस्थ रखने में
त्वचा संबंधी विकारों में भी दूब घास के फायदे मददगार साबित होते हैं. ऐसा इसमें पाए जाने वाले एंटीसेप्टिक और एंटी-इन्फ्लेमेटरी एजेंट होने के कारण होता है. इससे ये खुजली, एक्जीमा, स्किन रशेज और अन्य कई समस्याओं के इलाज में उपयोगी है. हल्दी पाउडर के साथ इसे मिलाकर पेस्ट बनाएं और इसे तवचा पर लगायें.
11. मिर्गी के उपचार में
मिर्गी के मरीजों के लिए भी आसानी से उपलब्ध दूब काफी फायदेमंद साबित होता है. दूब घास के अर्क में चन्दन का चूर्ण मिलाकर मिर्गी के मरीजों को देने से काफी लाभ मिलता है.
 

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General Physician, Patna
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Nutrients and Anti Nutrients

Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics, Diploma in Diet and Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Nutrients and Anti Nutrients

Anti -nutrients

  • Everyone of you must known to nutrients but you people must not be aware of anti - nutrients
  • As nutrients maintain life, the anti nutrients are harmful to life. 

What is anti nutrient?

  • It is any substance that stops the beneficial nutrients being absorbed and used by the body like alcohol, cigarettes, man-made chemicals, pesticides, antibiotics and synthetic hormone residues can all be described as anti-nutrients.
  • Tap water in some areas may be described as an anti-nutrient. Tap water may contain nitrates, lead or aluminium, all are anti-nutrients.
  • Fried food, foods cooked on a barbecue and burnt food can all be classified as anti nutrient because they cause free radical damage to ourcells.
     
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Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
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  • A dehydrated body cannot burn fat or gain muscle! 
  • Thirst is a late indicator of water. Hydrate yourself every 1- 1.5 hours!
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Enjoy Safe Diwali With Following Tips!

MD- Ayurvedic Pathology
Ayurveda, Amritsar
Enjoy Safe Diwali With Following Tips!

Diwali is a great time for family reunion. Festivities, fun and frolic rule the atmosphere. Amidst all kinds of pujas and other rituals, bursting crackers happens to be an integral part of it. This not only pollutes the atmosphere, but also affects the health of the people. Bursting crackers leads to the release of heavy metals like potassium chlorate, arsenic sulphite, sulphur, aluminium and copper into the air. This results in the deposition of high levels of residual particulate matter or rpm and suspended particulate matter or spm. These things emanating from the crackers are responsible for allergies. Many problems in the skin may start occurring and may even result in medical hazards.

In order to take care of your skin and avoid any kind of serious allergy or skin problem, follow these steps:

Crackers and fireworks should always be handled with care. They have many chemical components like charcoal, sulphur and potassium nitrate present in them. Also, they have substances which emits bright and colorful light. Those who are vulnerable to allergies such as running nose, skin rashes and itching skin allergy due to crackers, the situation may worsen if tight clothes are worn. They can further aggravate the rashes. A cool compress or a shower is the best way to get relief from a rash, which is itching or burning like fire. Then it has to be patted dry and moisturized. Aloevera can bring great relief for inflammation. In case of any burn or any itching or any reaction on skin alovera will work very effextively, so it should always be kept handy. In case the symptoms are too severe, and a doctor is not available immediately damp dressing is the best solution. A soft cotton piece of cloth should be soaked in raw milk. It should be then wrung out little and used to cover the affected area or the whole body.

All the above-mentioned methods are good ways to take care of skin allergies during diwali. However, there might be some skin problems which do not go on their own. In those cases, the help of a doctor is the ultimate solution. Consult our experts  get answers to your questions!


 

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Good morning doctor, I am Asif .from kerala I wish to know how to loss fat from body within 2 weeks .is it possible to anyone. And am very interested to make body fit. Can you help me to suggest dieting methods. I hope a reply from you. Thanks. Doctor have a nice day.

Diploma in Hospital Administration, Post Graduate Diploma in Healthcare Management (P.G.D.H.M), Diploma in Herbal Beauty Therapy & Cosmotology, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
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I am Asif .from kerala I wish to know how to loss fat from body within 2 weeks .is it possible t...
Hello lybrate-user, You can definitely lose weight in a healthy manner if you follow a good diet and exercise regime. Some of the tips for losing weight: 1. Have food in small portions 2. Cut down on sugar and fatty food 3. Add more of fibres, eat fresh fruits and vegetables 4. Have green tea instead of coffee and tea 5. Exercise daily 6. Keep yourself hydrated 7. You can opt for Dr. Vaidya's weight reduction health pack as well to help in reducing weight.
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Protect Your Eyes In This Diwali

MS - Ophthalmology, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Faridabad
Protect Your Eyes In This Diwali

1) Always keep distance from firecrackers
2) Splash water if anything goes in eyes
3) Use dark glasses to protect your eyes while using lighthings and bombs
4) Wash your hands properly after making rangoli
5) Contact nearby eye specialist if the irritation persists even after washing eyes.
6) Avoid using old medicines inspite just use water.

Know More About Vitamin D

Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics, Diploma in Diet and Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Know More About Vitamin D

Vitamin D improves mood, cognition and pain tolerance.

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Abdominoplasty: All You Need To Know About Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

MCh - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, DNB (Plastic Surgery)
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Aurangabad
Abdominoplasty: All You Need To Know About Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

Tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure wherein excess fat and skin are removed to flatten the abdomen. In most of the cases, this surgery is performed to bring back weakened or separated muscles creating a smooth and firm abdomen. When diet and exercise fail to help an individual get the abdominal profile he or she may be looking for, the surgery is performed. 

What causes fat and skin buildup around your abdominal region? 

Irrespective of the body proportion or body weight you may have, you can still develop an abdomen that sticks out or is loose and flabby. Aging, pregnancy, heredity, changes in weight and surgery are a few of the common causes of the buildup of excess fat and skin around this area. 

Who can opt for this surgery? 

  1. The procedure is suitable for both men and women. - If you are a woman who has had several pregnancies, the surgery can help to reduce the extra skin that gets formed as well as tighten your abdominal muscles. 
  2. - The procedure can help both men and women who have extra flab to get rid of the fat deposits that get settled around the belly region. Even loose skin can be corrected through this procedure. 

Types of Tummy Tuck 

A tummy tuck surgery is of 2 types: 

  1. Complete tummy tuck- In this classical form of tummy tuck, the abdomen is cut from the hipbone to hipbone before the skin, tissue or muscle is contoured as needed. During this surgery, the belly button is moved and drainage tubes are placed under your skin. 
  2. Partial tummy tuck- This form of mini tummy tuck is usually performed on individuals whose fat deposits are present below the belly button. Usually lasting about 2 hours and unlike complete tummy tuck, it does not involve surgically moving the belly button. 

Benefits can you expect: 

Regarding benefits, the procedure is known to offer the following: 

  1. Tightened abdominal muscles for a flat abdomen. 
  2. Improved body contour, especially of the abdomen. 
  3. Improved confidence of the person.
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I was born prematurely for 7 months and also hadn't been put in an incubator. I am not able to increase my weight. Being lean is very disgusting. I need to know whether I can increase my muscle mass. According to the health chart I should be around 70-75 in weight. But now I am just 55. in addition I have both smoking n drinking habits since 4 years. I am 21 now. If you could please help me I would be very thankful.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Sindhudurg
I was born prematurely for 7 months and also hadn't been put in an incubator. I am not able to increase my weight. Be...
first of all leave the habits of smoking and drinking indirectly it is affecting the digestive system and which is not taking proper digestion. in such situation whatever u take it can't digest properly. follow diet chart which is very helpful to maintain weight.
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I am 22 year old. I faint if I stand for long time, especially early morning. Can I eat more salt per day or should I have more sugar? Which one should I eat more?

MBBS
General Physician, Jaipur
I am 22 year old. I faint if I stand for long time, especially early morning. Can I eat more salt per day or should I...
Fainting on standing may be ent problem get examined ear, blood pressure in all postures blood sugar fasting and share reports. So called nimbu shikanjee sweet with pinch of salt may be good if bp normal you need detailed conversation and history of illness along with test results.
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Hello doctor I wanna know some suggestions to increase my strength .I have bought a bike bt I can't handle it .to do back to go uparside Nd move here and there without a start I can not do dat .not even I can do full stand .my weight is 43 I know it's very less bt there r some girls and boy who have lesser weight than mine bt they do all things .even my legs r also weak it's core strength is nil typ so please suggest to increase strength please it's highly needed.

MBBS
General Physician, Greater Noida
Hi ,to increase your weight: 1. Add fruits and aanwla to your diet to increase vit c which will increase your appetite 2. Rice and potatoes increase weight but recommended for short term only 3. Take some multivitamin 4. Keep walking in morning as regular exercise AND 1.Don't drink water before meals. This can fill your stomach and make it harder to get in enough calories. 2.Eat egg, 3.Drink milk. 4.Try weight gainer shakes. 5.Use bigger plates. 6.Add cream to your food. 7.Take almonds 5-10 daily 8.Get quality sleep. 9.VIDEO consultation with us for whey protein and mass gainers.
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I want to loose my weight but I am not able to do so. I practice exercises regularly but no results.

Bsc Food & Nutrition, Msc Food & Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
I want to loose my weight but I am not able to do so. I practice exercises regularly but no results.
Good nutrition is an important part of leading a healthy lifestyle. Combined with physical activity, your diet can help you to reach and maintain a healthy weight, reduce your risk of chronic diseases (like heart disease and cancer), and promote your overall health. So start with a balanced diet and in terms of your workout introduce periodisation. It can be done in several ways. You can either increase the weights or reduce the rest periods in between sets. In either of the ways you need to change your exercise routine slightly because maybe the body has gotten used to a particular pattern. Take the help of a professional trainer who can make a workout chart for you.
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Festive Skin Care - Let Your Skin Do The Talking This Festive Season!

MBBS, MD - Dermatology, FAAD(USA)
Dermatologist, Delhi
Festive Skin Care - Let Your Skin Do The Talking This Festive Season!

Festive season is a time of fun, beauty and indulgence. There is always an excitement when Diwali is around the corner. It is all about fun, mingling with your family and friends, and eating sweets and snacks. But during this mood of elation and celebration, one forgets that what goes inside also shows up externally. There are the endless parties for which you would dress up and style. So there will be the blow drying, ironing, styling, make-up, late nights, and to top it all, the alcohol and cigarettes. This, coupled with the excess smoke and pollution affects the skin and hair to a large extent. 

Here are few tips on how can you keep your skin glowing and hair healthy during the festive season. To start with, let me explain what damages your skin and hair and how.

  1. SugarSugar suppresses the activity of our white blood cells and thus makes us more susceptible to infections. It also worsens allergies and causes damage because of the breaking down of good proteins, leading to the formation of Advanced Glycation End-products (AGE). AGE makes the proteins in the collagen and hair stiff and hard; thus speeding up the process of skin ageing and making the hair brittle. One of the main reasons for wrinkles, deep lines, and sagging skin is AGE. So gorging high sugar foods during festivals can lead to fine lines and excessive dryness. So please be mindful of what you are eating during this time.
  2. Smoke – Smoke and pollution damage hair and skin. It makes the skin dry and scalp irritated or even itchy. Too much exposure can lead to boils/ folliculitis, skin rash, and acne exacerbation. To prevent this, you should wash your hair and body thoroughly the day after the festival to counteract the damage caused by smoke and ash.
  3. Excessive make-up and styling – You need to dress up and look pretty on festival days. This means excessive make-up and hair styling products, blow drying, and ironing. Not all this is harmful, but what worsens the situation is when you ignore or forget to remove them all off after the party is over. Always remember to follow your night-time skincare regime and cleanse your hair of all the styling products.
  4. Alcohol and cigarettes – These worsen the condition of your hair and skin. Alcohol makes the skin flushed and dehydrated with broken capillaries. And cigarettes compromise the blood supply to your skin. So cut down on cigarettes and alcohol as much as possible.

Do’s and Don’ts

  • Be on a healthy diet always, especially a month before the festivals start.
  • Avoid too many sweets.
  • Drink plenty of fluids like water, coconut water, and buttermilk.
  • Try to cut down on your alcohol intake and cigarettes.
  • Apply an anti-oxidant cream which contains vitamin A, C, E or Q10 during the day, underneath your sunscreen.
  • Remove every trace of make-up and apply a good nourishing night cream.
  • Start oiling your hair with light oils like the ones which are coconut-based.
  • Do not use mousse on hair. If you do, then wash it off at night or the next morning.
  • Blow drying with low heat is better than ironing. Ironing can lead to hair breakage.
  • Avoid harsh surface chemical treatments during the Diwali month – be it for skin or hair.
  • Include some cardio exercises in your daily routine.

So, follow these simple steps to look gorgeous and feel gorgeous during this festive season!

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