July 5, 2020

Don’t be in the dark with dark circles

Don’t be in the dark with dark circles Dark circles are the most commonly experienced skin condition and the reasons for it can be both physiological or environmental. Why do I have dark circles? Here is a quick look at some of the dominant reasons for under eye dark circles: Genetic or hereditary: Dark circles tend to run in the family and can have a genetic basis. Sometimes because of constant rubbing or scratching during a bout of eczema or rashes or allergies around the eye area, pigmentation around the eye area can increase. Age reduces natural fat and collagen, […]
July 5, 2020

Online Skin & Hair Consultation 101

Online Skin & Hair Consultation 101 Does it Work? How to choose a good doctor for online consultation? Are there advantages to online consultation?   Since we started online consultations with The Personal Touch, we have had a few patients call in and ask us questions like: Will I benefit from consulting a cosmetologist online for my skin and hair issues?  Does online consultation for hair growth, other hair issues and skin concerns work?  Is online skin care consultation as effective as physical consultation?   After having consulted patients online for the past 3 months, I can confidently say that […]
July 5, 2020

Controlling Hair Fall In these stressful times

It’s an open secret that stress is your health’s number 1 enemy. And in what is the most stressful time for most, a vicious circle begins to form. The stress causes health issues, which in turn increases stress. And one of the first victims of stress? Your hair. But before we get into the what and how of controlling hair fall, it would be appropriate to get a better understanding of hair loss in general:   What qualifies as hair loss? Like all things biological, hair has a growth cycle which includes: Growing phase Resting phase Falling phase At any […]
June 19, 2020

The rain-care diaries

Summer’s on its way out, making way for cooler winds, greener trees and the much-needed monsoon showers. While the monsoons bring relief from the scorching summer heat, it also brings with it a plethora of skin and hair ailments. Come rain, come problems The monsoon humidity and dampness create the perfect environment for infections to thrive and conditions to flare up. Here are some of the most common things that can occur: Ringworms (jock itch, athlete’s foot) Scabies Folliculitis (red, painful bumps on the body) Eczema Acne (caused by increased humidity) Pigmentation (because of sun exposure, yes it happens in […]