Why Caffeine Is The No.1 Secret Weight Loss Ingredient in Tea

Drink Tea For Weight Loss Mumbai

Weight Loss Mumbai's Favourite Drink

Everyone and their mother knows that tea is good for you. Just think about when you were last ill. Did you say, “Can you get me a cup of coffee?”

No way! You said, “Can you get me a cup of tea?”

But only in the last ten years or so have scientists begun to turn their attention to the connection between drinking tea and losing weight. It turns out there are three incredible ingredients in tea that work synergistically to influence the metabolic and nervous systems to help take the weight off and keep it off. Each one of these ingredients taken alone has a degree of efficiency in helping the body to shed pounds. But it’s the combination — the mighty triumvirate I call “Tea3”—that gives tea its weight-loss wallop. And remember, these three ingredients are found naturally in the Camellia sinensis plant, not manufactured in a chemical plant. Tea is truly a miracle of nature — what I consider to be the most perfect plant ever created. I can’t help but get passionate when I speak about tea because I get so caught up in just how much nature
can provide for us, if we only let it.

And every day I get more and more excited about tea as one scientific study after another proves that my faith in Cami is justified, especially where tea and weight loss is concerned. There is hard science behind the tea – weight loss connection
that explains the synergy of the Tea3 powerful ingredients: caffeine, L-theanine, and epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG). The names may be tricky but the science isn’t, and in this article I will explain what Caffeine is and how they work together to increase your metabolism, keep you feeling satiated, and give you more energy without setting your nerves on edge.

Secret Weight Loss Ingredient # 1: Caffeine

It is difficult to separate Tea3’s ingredients in terms of each one’s influence on weight loss, since each has an effect on the other. But to help you understand how the overall process works, I’ll give it a try in simple nonscientific terms, because I need things made simple for me to understand them and then incorporate them into my life.

Let’s start with caffeine. Caffeine is a chemical found naturally in more than sixty species of plants, including coffee, tea, and cocoa. Mother Nature put caffeine in plants as a defense from insects consuming the leaves; caffeine is very bitter. Too much caffeine can be detrimental to your health. However, caffeine is not all bad. It is a natural stimulant that has been shown to boost the process known as thermogenesis, or the generation of heat in the body. This process is at the center of weight loss; it is the way in which fat molecules are “burned.” Thermal energy is divided into calories; the more energy that is expended, the more calories you will burn.

Numerous studies have shown that caffeine increases energy expenditure. A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in 1989 concluded that “caffeine at commonly consumed doses can have a significant influence on energy balance and may promote thermogenesis in the treatment of obesity.”

This is why you find caffeine in most of the over-the-counter diet supplements on supermarket and drugstore shelves today, many of which have extremely unhealthy side effects. In another study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, this one in 1999, scientists studying the use of green tea extracts concluded that tea not only promoted thermogenesis, but that unlike caffeine alone, which arouses your nervous system and speeds up your heartbeat, the use of green tea extract was “not accompanied by an increase in heart rate.” To summarize these two studies, the consumption of tea will increase the burning of calories and promote weight loss without increasing your heart rate.

About The Author

Dr. Leroy Rebello is a well established and internationally qualified anti-aging consultant and cosmetologist from Mumbai and a director in Eternesse – the best weight loss centers in Mumbai. He lectures in reputed Institutions such as AIIMS, JIPMER and other Medical Colleges around India. With over 10 Research Papers published in Indexed Journals, Dr. Rebello is continuously researching and developing new treatments and cures. 

 

Posted in Antioxidants, Blog, Weight Loss | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

What You Must Know About Metabolic Syndrome And Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes Treatment Clinic Mumbai

Insulin Resistance Diagram

One of the major risk factors of overweight is the development of metabolic syndrome. Medical researchers estimate that at least 100 million people in India alone have metabolic syndrome. People with metabolic syndrome have at least three of the following disorders:

● They are overweight or obese, and fat is located mainly in the abdominal area.

● They have high blood pressure.

● The level of triglycerides (a form of fat) in their blood is too high.

● Bad cholesterol levels in the blood are high, and good cholesterol levels are too low.

● They have insulin resistance.

All of the disorders of metabolic syndrome are indications that the metabolism is overworked and not functioning well. No one knows with certainty what causes metabolic syndrome, but abdominal fat is strongly correlated with it. Scientists also know that a weight reduction can reduce or reverse these disorders.

Cholesterol and triglycerides are lipids, or fats, metabolized from foods and carried throughout the body in the  bloodstream. Lipids are necessary for many organ functions, but when too much circulates in the blood, the vessels can become inflamed and clogged. This situation can increase the risk for arteriosclerosis — a narrowing and hardening of the blood vessels. If blood vessels become inflexible or are blocked by fatty deposits, heart disease and stroke can result, as blood flow is cut off to parts of the heart or brain. Reducing weight can reduce the lipids in the blood and significantly lower the risk of heart disease, stroke, and arteriosclerosis.

Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is a serious disease. People with this disease have high levels of glucose in their blood. This is caused by the failure of the overworked pancreas to produce enough insulin, cells that are highly resistant to insulin, or both. Enough glucose is not getting inside cells, so the cells are damaged and malnourished.

They can even “starve” to death if type 2 diabetes goes untreated. High blood glucose levels also are damaging to almost every organ in the body. Kidneys, which are overworked as they try to clean the excess glucose from the blood, can fail completely. Eyes are damaged and vision is lost. Nerve damage occurs, especially in the feet and legs. Sores and cuts are slow to heal. As people with diabetes lose feeling in their feet, they may be unaware of foot sores. Feet can become so damaged that they have to be amputated to save the person’s life. People with type 2 diabetes also die of heart disease up to four times more often than people without diabetes.

Fortunately, type 2 diabetes is treatable. People with the disease strive to lose weight, eat carefully controlled diets, and usually take one or more medications to increase their insulin levels or decrease their insulin resistance. However, the struggle to control diabetes and avoid its complications is lifelong and not always successful. Most scientists believe that prevention is preferable to treatment, especially because type 2 diabetes has become a global epidemic and is affecting people at younger ages. Many experts believe that the obesity epidemic is the primary reason for the diabetes epidemic in India. However, most overweight people do not have diabetes, and not all people with diabetes are overweight.

Finally you must remember: overweight and metabolic syndrome are difficult conditions to treat!

Insulin resistance

Insulin resistance can lead to severe physical damage, too. The pancreas makes insulin, the hormone that enables the body’s cells to use glucose. Insulin can be thought of as the key that unlocks the cell and allows the glucose inside. Glucose cannot get into the cells without it. Under normal circumstances, when more glucose circulates in the blood, the pancreas makes more insulin. This allows glucose to enter cells, and lowers the glucose levels in the blood. When someone has insulin resistance, their cells don’t respond to insulin as well. When glucose in the blood rises, the pancreas still makes insulin, but glucose doesn’t go into cells as easily as it used to. The glucose levels in the blood remain high. As time passes, the overworked pancreas may begin to fail, as the cells that produce insulin begin to die. Type 2 diabetes is often the eventual outcome.

Note: Feel free to republish this article on your own blog or website but please copy paste the below ‘Author Credits’ and include it at the bottom of your post or page. Thank you. 

Author Bio

best skin hair anti aging clinic mumbai andheriDr. Sunita Banerji received her MBBS degree from The Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, one of India’s leading Medical Institutes and received her DGO credentials in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1982. She started her successful Aesthetic Medicine practice in Lokhandwala, in 1989 after undergoing extensive training in London. She was far ahead of her time in starting this type of practice in India. Eternesse –  the Best Weight Treatment Clinic Mumbai – her brainchild helps treat major medical problems related to lifestyle, aging and cosmetic treatments and surgery.

 

 

Posted in Anti Aging, Blog, Obesity | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

10 Guidelines on Correct Healthy Eating

Healthy Eating Doctor MumbaiThe nutritional suggestions that follow are not meant to replace any other diet information you may be pursuing. In fact, if you’re interested in cleaning up your eating habits, I encourage you to speak with a well-trained nutritionist or health care professional. Another option is to read some of the more credible nutrition books out there.

When it comes to food, I know all too well how easy it is to read about the correct course to take but how hard it can be to shift your relationship with food  and change your daily eating habits. Like so many people, I work hard to maintain my appropriate weight and have a tendency toward compulsive eating. This shocks people, because they often assume that a life committed to weight loss removes one from the common pitfalls and challenges of being human. I assure you it doesn’t, and can prove it: My greatest adversaries are Doritos and Frito Lays!

Being a holistic medical doctor, I recommend that patients ask themselves a critical  question before every meal: “Is this what I would eat if my life depended on it?” Let me point out that it always does! With this advisory in mind, I offer the following guidelines for healthy eating:

1. Do not eat to the brim.

The Yoga approach for eating properly is to fill your stomach with half food, one quarter water, and one quarter air. This ensures you will leave the table satisfied but not too full, without that bloated feeling. (You should never have to loosen your belt to feel com fortable while or after eating.)

2. Eat in a relaxed, calm, and stress-free environment.

Avoid eating when you are upset, anxious, or rushed. Eliminate such distractions as TV, reading, and confrontational encounters.

3. Eat less.

As we get older, our metabolism tends to slow down, and we need fewer calories to maintain our health and weight. But learning to eat less cannot be accomplished by following the latest fad diet. It simply means that over time, you will benefit from slowly training yourself to choose smaller portions of healthier foods and to walk away when you’re not quite full.

4. Chew well.

Efficient digestion is crucial to overall good health, and the digestive process starts in the mouth.

5. Fast a little bit each day.

The ancient Yoga philosophy suggested fasting for several days on end, which is not practical for our modern-day lifestyles. However, refraining from eating for three to four hours before you sleep is a healthy way to avoid heartburn, which can be uncomfortable and damage your esophagus and throat. You could also concentrate on fasting between meals—skipping the snacks in between (unless your doctor recommends otherwise). You’ll receive hunger signals when your body genuinely needs more nutrients, along with messages from your body about what nutrients it really needs. This helps you get in tune with your body.

6. Eat regularly and don’t skip meals.

Eating a good healthy breakfast is a great way to start off your day, to enhance clear thinking and energize you for Yoga and other physical activities.

7. Go slowly.

After each bite or two, put your utensils down and ask your self: Am I still hungry?

8. Choose a wide variety of foods.

Have at least five servings of fruits or vegetables every day as recommended by most nutritionists.

9. Emphasize whole foods and avoid prepackaged foods.

Try to avoid processed meats (such as sausage, bacon, and ham) as well as foods with additives and artificial ingredients, which can be detrimental to your health.

10. Water 

Drink a lot of regular water – from the tap or filtered water free of impurities.

Just remember that with every step you take toward healthier eating habits, your life will be enhanced. Whatever relief you’re seeking, whatever physical, mental, and emotional changes you’re after — they are likely to become reality much sooner if your food choices are consistent with good health practices.

Note: Feel free to republish this article on your own blog or website but please copy paste the below ‘Author Credits’ and include it at the bottom of your post or page. Thank you. 

Author Bio

best skin hair anti aging clinic mumbai andheriDr. Sunita Banerji received her MBBS degree from The Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, one of India’s leading Medical Institutes and received her DGO credentials in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1982. She started her successful Aesthetic Medicine practice in Lokhandwala, in 1989 after undergoing extensive training in London. She was far ahead of her time in starting this type of practice in India. Eternesse –  the Best Hair Loss Clinic Mumbai – her brainchild helps treat major medical problems related to lifestyle, aging and cosmetic treatments and surgery.

Posted in Blog, Nutrition | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Natural Hair Loss Remedies

Best Natural Hair Loss Clinic Mumbai

Aloe Vera For Hair Loss

There is again no sure-fire way to prevent all hair loss; however, there are some methods that have been used that work on some people. In addition to the dietary improvements and suggestions already offered, there are some naturopathic remedy suggestions. Massage and aromatherapy have been used with some success. In minor cases of temporary hair loss, hair growth can be stimulated by massage, since blood and oxygen flow to the scalp must be healthy in order for hair to grow.

Massage and Aromatherapy For Hair Growth Stimulation

A blend of six drops each of lavender and bay essential oils in a base of four ounces of either almond, soybean or sesame oil massaged into the scalp and allowed to sit for 20 minutes has been used by aroma therapists to stimulate the scalp. Once the mixture is in the scalp for 20 minutes, wash your hair and scalp with your normal shampoo mixed with three drops of bay essential oil.

Massaging the scalp in general for a couple of minutes a day can stimulate blood flow to the hair follicles and in mild cases stimulate some hair growth. Of course, one must be careful to be gentle when massaging and not tug at the hair or use the fingernails when massaging the scalp. If one is concerned about fingernails getting in the way due to extra long fingernails, there are several options. One is a flat-handed massage, which while not as effective as the finger massage can provide some circulatory benefits and results. There are several electric massagers on the market that have an attachment for scalp massaging as well.

Oriental Techniques For Increasing Scalp Circulation

An oriental method called Qi Gong (pronounced Chi Kung) has been used to increase circulation to the scalp and face also. The fingers should be placed at the center of the skull base and then begin to tap approximately 30 times. Work your way outward toward the ears continuing to tap gently. After reaching the ears go back to the center of the skull a little higher up and work your way around to the ear region. Keep going up about eight levels, each time repeating the process.

Herbs For Hair Growth

As mentioned earlier, there is a definite connection between the prostate and hair loss for men, and therefore a connection between breakthroughs in BPH treatments developed and their effectiveness in restoring hair growth. There have been some herbalists that have experimented with the herb Saw Palmetto in order to block the production of DHT in treating BPH.

Saw Palmetto

Although most studies of Saw Palmetto have been for the treatment of prostatic disease, more recent studies have been conducted on its effectiveness in treating loss. The herb has been found to work in fighting benign prostatic disease by lowering levels of DHT, which is a known cause of androgenetic alopecia. Studies have shown Saw Palmetto extract is an effective anti-androgen and therefore there is promise for its effectiveness as an effective treatment for hair loss prevention. Women who take Saw Palmetto should cease doing so when taking oral contraceptives or hormone therapy.

Rosemary and Sage

Rosemary and sage are two herbs that have shown benefit traditionally when used externally. It is suggested that to promote a clean scalp, stimulation of the hair root, and thickening hair one should boil together in water rosemary, sage, peach leaf, nettle and burdock. Then strain the loose herbs from the liquid and use the liquid to wash the hair daily. Also recommended is steeping one ounce of ground rosemary, two ounces of ground sage, and a half ounce of ground nettles in one pint of ethyl alcohol for a week, straining the solution and adding one ounce of castor oil and one ounce of water to the liquid. This is said to make a great hair lotion to apply at night before bed or just before shampooing.

Jojoba

If one is predisposed to seborrhea, eczema, psoriasis, or dandruff, one might consider the use of jojoba  (pronounced ho-ho-ba) oil. Mexicans and southwestern Native American nations have used jojoba oil traditionally for centuries to promote hair growth and the control of dandruff. Jojoba oil is great for hypoallergenic skin by being a great moisturizer and mimicking the scalp’s own sebum. It absorbs readily into the scalp and helps remove deposits of sebum from the hair follicles, neutralizes acidity, and nourishes the scalp with all the B vitamins, vitamin E, silicon, copper, zinc, chromium, and iodine. 

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera has been used by Native Americans, Indians and many in the Caribbean to promote healthy hair and prevent hair loss. Aloe’s positive effects on the skin are well known, and likewise it can help the scalp by healing it and balancing the pH level of the scalp while cleansing the  pores. A common preparation of Aloe Vera gel with a small amount of wheat germ oil and coconut milk is used as a shampoo and has traditionally shown great benefit. Of  course, if you do not want to go through the trouble of concocting your own formulas, similar products or products containing these ingredients may be found in the health food store if one does some searching.

Henna

While Henna will not promote hair growth, henna is excellent for the maintenance of healthy hair. Henna is a natural clay conditioner that can help heal the hair shaft by repairing and sealing the cuticle, protecting hair against breakage and loss of shine. Henna comes in a variety of colors to safely color or highlight the hair temporarily, or one can obtain neutral henna if one does not desire color changes to the hair.

Note: Feel free to republish this article on your own blog or website but please copy paste the below ‘Author Credits’ and include it at the bottom of your post or page. Thank you. 

Author Bio

best skin hair anti aging clinic mumbai andheriDr. Sunita Banerji received her MBBS degree from The Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, one of India’s leading Medical Institutes and received her DGO credentials in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1982. She started her successful Aesthetic Medicine practice in Lokhandwala, in 1989 after undergoing extensive training in London. She was far ahead of her time in starting this type of practice in India. Eternesse –  the Best Hair Loss Clinic Mumbai – her brainchild helps treat major medical problems related to lifestyle, aging and cosmetic treatments and surgery.

Posted in Blog, Hair Care | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

How Omega 3 Helps Douse Inflammation

Nutritionist Doctor Mumbai Andheri Benefits of eating fish oilWhat do arthritis, heart attacks, cancer, asthma, and depression have in common? Inflammation! Yes, the same process that occurs when you stub your toe — swelling, pain, redness, and heat — is at the root of many of today’s chronic health problems.

Inflammation

Your body’s inner 911 is known as the inflammation response. Without it, a little injury such as a cut on your foot could be life threatening. Your body’s arsenal, from tiny cells to special chemicals, responds in a number of ways — such as forming blood clots to prevent blood loss or raising the temperature of your body—in an effort to destroy bacteria that may have entered your wound. This type of inflammatory response is essential for healing, but another kind of chronic low-grade inflammation promotes disease. Consequently, the healing blood clots that prevent bleeding to death can trigger a heart attack or stroke.

How Your Body’s Inner First-Aid Kit Became a Slow Weapon of Death

Your body’s inner first-aid kit depends on a wide array of tools that include a powerful class of chemicals called eicosanoids (pronounced eye-CO-suh-noids). These potentially healing compounds are made from fat. Eicosanoids made from omega-6 fats promote infl ammation. Omega-3-based eicosanoids have the opposite effect: dousing inflammation. It is a complicated contradiction — but in a way, no different from the opposing tools used for repairing a house. You might need a demolition ball to tear out a rotten wall and then a crane to deliver wood for building a new wall. Or you might need a scraper to remove paint and a thin, wispy brush to apply paint in delicate corners. Similarly, the infl ammation process uses eicosanoids that constrict or dilate blood vessels, prevent blood clots or trigger blood clots, and so forth. These seemingly opposite actions are necessary for maintaining your health.

Imagine, however, that while repairing your house, you received mainly tools for demolition. In a simplified manner, that is the dilemma that takes place in our bodies. Today, via the inflammation response from the food we eat, we have a preponderance of the tools that are destruction-oriented toward our bodies. If you eat too many omega-6 fats, your body makes too many pro-inflammation tools. This problem is amplified when you don’t eat enough of the counterbalancing omega-3 fats.

The proportion of omega-6 and omega-3 fats eaten will determine the type of fats holstered in your cells, which in turn determines the type of eicosanoids created and ultimately your inflammation status. Nearly 15 years ago, one researcher concluded that the typical American diet sets the biological stage for a near maximal inflammation response from eating a chronic excess of omega-6 fats and too few of the omega-3 fats.

Today inflammatory responses from excess omega-6 eicosanoids are at the root of many diseases, including diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, asthma, cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease. People are popping a record number of anti-inflammatory medications to block the problems caused by eating too many omega-6 fats.

The bottomline: Have more fish. Fish oil works like many of the medications used to fight pain and inflammation, without the side effects. Moreover, fish oil offers health benefits. Medications (and fish oil) that inhibit the COX and LOX enzymes halt the inflammation process.

Note: Feel free to republish this article on your own blog or website but please copy paste the below ‘Author Credits’ and include it at the bottom of your post or page. Thank you. 

About The Author

Dr. Leroy Rebello is a well established and internationally qualified anti-aging consultant and cosmetologist from Mumbai and a director in Eternesse – the best weight loss clinic in Mumbai. He lectures in reputed Institutions such as AIIMS, JIPMER and other Medical Colleges around India. With over 10 Research Papers published in Indexed Journals, Dr. Rebello is continuously researching and developing new treatments and cures. 

Posted in Antioxidants, Blog, Nutrition | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Causes of Hair Loss

Best hair loss clinic andheri mumbai hair doctor specialistHair loss has been noticed and studied throughout the ages, and some interesting discoveries were made in ancient times. For one it was noticed that eunuchs: those males without genitals-never went bald. Men who were  castrated as a result of accidents in battle also never went bald. This was the first indication that testosterone had something to do with hair loss. It has also been found that the more recessive the hair gene, the more propensity toward baldness one has. Blond-haired persons have a greater propensity toward hair loss than darker-haired people, and therefore Caucasian persons have a greater propensity toward hair loss than non-Caucasian people. Beyond the genetic propensity of certain people toward hair loss, there seems to be various dietary triggers that activate the process, a notion that is promising since this can be controlled.

What exactly are androgens

Androgens are sex hormones mainly produced by males, the main one of which is testosterone. Androgens are produced by the adrenal glands, which protect the body in stressful situations by also producing adrenaline so that the body may respond to situations it deems to be threatening. The stress of daily life in Western civilization has caused a state of alarm in people that has made the body unable to distinguish between everyday stressors and threatening  situations. Therefore the adrenal glands in most people in Western civilizations are overactive, constantly producing adrenaline and naturally producing testosterone along with it. Additionally, the over-consumption of red meat and high fat foods in Western society cause an overactive adrenal gland, perpetuating this situation.

There is a definite connection between the syndrome of Male Pattern Baldness (MPB) and the prostate gland. The prostate gland is actually a cluster of small glands in males surrounding the urethra, located just below the bladder. There is not a lot known about all the functions of the prostate, except that it serves to squeeze seminal fluid into and through the urethra during ejaculation.

Prostate problems

Prostate problems can cause serious problems with urination if it becomes enlarged, and sometimes the prostate becomes cancerous. The syndrome of non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate is known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). DHT is responsible for the division of cells in the prostate, and is normally expelled by the prostate. However, when the prostate fails to expel the DHT, it builds up and causes enlargement. It has been confirmed that typical North American and northern European diets lend to the perpetuation of BPH and prostate cancer, whereas these are uncommon phenomena in other lands and was even uncommon here in the past. This is significant because the overproduction of DHT is responsible for BPH and prostate cancer, and is also responsible for MPB or androgenetic alopecia. The findings in research for BPH cures have usually simultaneously produced benefits in hair growth.

Some common myths

Some common myths have arisen concerning hair loss. Because of medical advancements many of these myths are being addressed and corrected. For starters, although androgenetic alopecia or pattern baldness is genetic and therefore can be hereditary, it is not passed down through only your mother’s side of the family. Either side of the family can pass down the genetic disposition toward baldness. Also, contrary to old family tales, wearing hats does not cause baldness either.

Note: Feel free to republish this article on your own blog or website but please copy paste the below ‘Author Credits’ and include it at the bottom of your post or page. Thank you. 

Author Bio

best skin hair anti aging clinic mumbai andheriDr. Sunita Banerji received her MBBS degree from The Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, one of India’s leading Medical Institutes and received her DGO credentials in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1982. She started her successful Aesthetic Medicine practice in Lokhandwala, in 1989 after undergoing extensive training in London. She was far ahead of her time in starting this type of practice in India. Eternesse – The Best Hair Treatment Clinic in Mumbai – her brainchild helps treat major medical problems related to lifestyle, aging and cosmetic treatments and surgery.

Posted in Blog, Hair Care | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Closer Look at Sensitive Skin

Best Sensitive Skin Skin Care Clinic Mumbai

Sensitive Skin Has To Be Carefully Treated

Sensitive skin is simply skin that reacts easily to very common irritants, such as fragrances, dyes, oils, lanolin, soap, alcohol, propylene glycol, and preservatives. Sensitivity can affect any skin type. The signs include redness, itching, burning, or bumpiness that develop after product use. (Contrary to popular belief, foods rarely cause skin sensitivity.) Many Indian women have skin that becomes easily irritated and dry in reaction to various common over-the-counter products. For Brown-skinned women, having sensitive skin can be especially troubling because the irritation may lead to pigmentation problems or the development of dark or light marks.

The good news is that some women who think they have sensitive skin actually don’t. Your sensitivity may actually be explained by other skin conditions, such as eczema or seborrheic dermatitis, which can be treated. If you suspect you have sensitive skin or if you’re not sure, consult a dermatologist. If in fact you do have sensitive skin, you’ll have to be especially careful about what products you use on your skin and how you treat it. Here’s what to avoid or use on sensitive skin only under a doctor’s direction:

  • Toners or astringents containing alcohol
  • Products containing essential oils (concentrated oil extracts from plants)
  • Moisturizers containing fragrance, lanolin, dye, alcohol
  • Sunscreens containing fragrance, oil, PABA
  • Makeup containing oil
  • Retinol products (Retin-A)
  • Acne medications
  • Bleaching creams
  • Detergents and fabric softeners containing fragrance or preservatives

To protect your sensitive skin, shop for products and makeup with labels that say “alcohol-free,” “fragrance-free,” “hypoallergenic,” “sensitive skin,” or “noncomedogenic.”

Washing Regimen For Sensitive Skin

Wash once or twice a day with cleansers that are free of alcohol, lanolin, propylene glycol, and fragrance. Also avoid cleansers containing benzoyl peroxide. Use salicylic acid or glycolic acid with caution. Look for ultragentle products. Avoid soap altogether if it irritates your skin. Cleansers to try are Sensitive Skin DoveOlay Sensitive Skin, Neutrogena Extra Gentle Cleanser, and Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser. While washing your hair in the shower, tilt your head back to avoid getting potentially irritating shampoo or conditioner on your face. Don’t forget to wash your hands frequently throughout the day and try not to touch your face. Your hands will transmit to your face the residue of all types of irritating products.

Note: Feel free to republish this article on your own blog or website but please copy paste the below ‘Author Credits’ and include it at the bottom of your post or page. Thank you. 

Author Bio

best skin hair anti aging clinic mumbai andheriDr. Sunita Banerji received her MBBS degree from The Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, one of India’s leading Medical Institutes and received her DGO credentials in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1982. She started her successful Aesthetic Medicine practice in Lokhandwala, in 1989 after undergoing extensive training in London. She was far ahead of her time in starting this type of practice in India. Eternesse – The Best Skin Treatment Clinic in Mumbai – her brainchild helps treat major medical problems related to lifestyle, aging and cosmetic treatments and surgery.

 

Posted in Blog, Skin Care | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment