May 26, 2020

Goodbye dehydrated skin

While they are misconstrued to be the same, dry and dehydrated skin are two completely different things. And so, it’s vital to know whether your skin is just dry, or if it’s dehydrated. What’s the difference? Dry skin typically refers to the skin feeling dry because of the weather, or a lack of moisture caused by certain products or treatments. Dehydrated skin on the other hand, is a condition which usually points to internal dehydration. So, how do you tell if your skin is dehydrated? Dry and parched looking skin Brittle and lustreless appearance of the skin Visible rough patches […]
March 7, 2020

Protect your skin & hair this Holi.

Protect your skin & hair this Holi. As fun as the festival of colours maybe it can play havoc with your skin and hair. As fun as the festival of colours maybe it can play havoc with your skin and hair. A simple case of prevention being better than cure. I recommend that before venturing out to the parties make sure that you take some basic precautions in place. Moisturizing your skin & lips is essential, as the moisturizer on the skin acts like a shield and prevents colours from absorbing and staining the skin. For your nails consider using […]
February 15, 2020

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow: When to & when not to worry about Hair Loss.

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow: When to & when not to worry about Hair Loss. I recently came across a movie ‘Bala’ in which the protagonist is a young proud man who starts losing hair prematurely and goes through various anecdotal adventures including mythical solutions, makeshift solutions and finally acceptance. Although the movie to me was a socially accurate interpretation of what happens with typical patients of premature hair loss, right from loss of confidence to outright fear. I believe it did not adequately cover what a good dermatologist can do to help you reduce and prevent hair loss. So here […]
February 4, 2020

Food for Skin

Food for thought…err…Food for Skin Myths – Half Truths – Absolute Truths   While I generally detest clichés, it is hard to not start this article with the phrase “You are what you eat.” While I would like to profess this about your skin too, I must admit that this is at best a half-truth. Over these years I have had a considerable number of patients who have come to me with a skin condition that does not remit even after them having sworn off meat, vegetables, dairy… you name it. It has always been an uphill battle for dermatologists […]