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Make note of these top 5 beauty mantras that every woman must know about

The world of beauty is inundated with skin and hair care products, but how do you know what’s right for you? That’s why we are here to help you. Read on to know more.
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There are beauty mantras for every person. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Dr Charu Sharma Updated: 19 Jun 2021, 01:27 pm IST
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When it comes to skin and hair care, there is a whole world of information on the internet. Everyone has a different opinion about everything. Therefore, it is hard to tell which remedies and new trends are actually good for your skin. That’s why we have for you advice from dermatologists about the top things every woman should know about, when it comes to their skin and hair care.

1. Know your skin and hair type

According to us, knowledge is key. Before you do anything else, your first step towards keeping yourself healthy is to know what skin type you have. You could have dry skin, oily skin, acne-prone skin or a combination too! When you know your skin type, it becomes easier to address the exact need for it. Similarly, for your hair, you can have curly, straight or wavy hair. It can also be thin, thick or dense. Every hair and skin type requires a different approach to its care. Using the wrong products or methods can result in damage and more problems.

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It’s very important to know your skin type. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
2. We cannot stress enough about the importance of moisture and hydration

No matter what your skin type, you should never skip on a moisturiser. Now, the kind of moisturiser you use might vary according to your skin’s needs. For example, you will opt for a heavier and more hydrating cream if you have dry skin. On the other hand, oily skin will require a light, non-comedogenic or water-based moisturiser. While for sensitive skin, light creams which are fragrance-free and have fewer ingredients are best. It is similar when it comes to your hair. Regardless of your hair type, it is essential to give your hair the hydration it requires after a wash. The use of conditioners, deep conditioning and hair masks are very beneficial in fixing damage and keeping your hair healthy.

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3. Sun protection is more important than you realise

We all know we should use sunscreen in the summer season or when we go out, but what we don’t realise is that your skin is exposed to the sun and its UV rays even when you are indoors. Sun exposure can cause various problems beginning with skin cancer, sunburn, dryness, rashes, spots, patches and even premature ageing. So, you should wear sunscreen even when you are indoors. It should be a permanent part of your morning skincare regime. When it comes to your hair, the sun is very damaging too. Sun protecting serums are one way that you can protect your hair against UV rays. You can also wrap your hair in a scarf or wear a hat and limit the amount of time you spend exposed.

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Never forget to apply a good sunscreen. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
4. Know what you put in your body

With the increase in consumerism and awareness, there is more information today that you have access to. Therefore, it is very vital to know what you are putting on your skin or hair. Always read the ingredients label on your product, before you use it. Never forget to conduct a patch test to be aware of any components that cause a reaction on your skin. But most importantly, if you are in any doubt about what is good for your skin or hair, never hesitate to speak to a dermatologist.

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5. The inside contributes to the outside

Regardless of how much care you take of your skin, it won’t make a difference if you do not treat your insides well. What you eat and drink directly affects your skin and hair. Drinking an ample amount of water is very important for the health of your body as well as your beauty. A well-hydrated body is more prone to have soft, supple and hydrated skin. Eating a large quantity of green leafy vegetables oozing with nutrients can go a long way for your skin and hair. The right intake of fruits and vegetables rich in vitamin C and E are excellent boosters for a bright and healthy body.

These mantras are not just for women but for men too. Everybody deserves healthy bodies. Our beauty is only one small part of it!

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