Monsoon season skin treatment recommendations by Dr. (Capt.) Deepti Dhillon, celebrity cosmetic dermatologist, Appleskin clinic (New Delhi):
Since monsoon brings with it complains of oily skin, being prone to acne, blackheads and whiteheads, Dr. (Capt.) Deepti Dhillon, celebrity cosmetic dermatologist of Appleskin Clinic, highly recommends Appleskin’s favorite and the most renowned – Chloe Medifacial. The treatment starts with skin cleansing to kill bacteria and other pathogens on the skin, leaving it fresh and clean. A combination peel is then prepared according to one’s skin type and is applied to gently exfoliate the skin, helping newer and fresher cells to build up. Multi-vitamins and antioxidants loaded gel is then infused into the skin with a machine. The last step involves application of a medicated pack containing strong antioxidants and skin lightening agents of medical grade. This is left for 15 minutes allowing the body to relax completely. It’s the perfect pre-game beauty boost to get your skin looking radiant before an important event, party, wedding, etc.
After the hot summers, monsoon season demands hydration for the skin. The tanned skin from the summers and holidays is another reason for people visiting dermatologists for Oxy Medifacial. Everyone is familiar with the concept of oxygen to treat the skin. This Medifacial does many jobs at the same time. First step involves removing the upper layer of dead skin cells. Then, a concoction of some active-ingredients like antioxidants, hyaluronic acid, vitamins etc. are infused into the skin in the serum form. Thereafter, this Medifacial involves infusion of pure oxygen with pressure (with the help of a machine) into the skin resulting in better penetration of the active ingredients. This complete package helps to repair the damage right from within alongside removing the superficial tanning and aging effects. Celebs love this Medifacial because it gives you an instant glow like you wouldn’t believe.
Another major concern spotted by Dr. Dhillon in the monsoon season is the excessive amount of hair fall and increased dandruff. Everyone looses 100 hair strands each day so shedding a few strands shouldn’t be a concern. However, the wet season results in damp hair for most people resulting in dandruff and weakening of hair follicles. Do not allow your hair to remain wet for a long time. Leaving the scalp wet for a long time facilitates growth of dandruff. Use anti-dandruff shampoo containing zinc pyrithione as prescribed by your dermatologist at least once a week. While washing your hair, avoid the water from your hair dripping down your face as it may give birth to acne. In-clinic treatments to stop hair fall and to generate more growth in follicles consist of stem cell therapy, meso hair and scalp roller, which have outstanding results on people trying to maintain healthy, luscious locks in this season. Chemical procedures like hair coloring/dyeing, bleaching, straightening etc. are to be avoided at all times specially in the monsoons. Also a balanced diet is key to healthy hair, so consume proteins and food rich in iron, zinc, vitamins A, B complex, C, E, and Omega-3 fatty acids.