New Delhi: During Navratri, due to the overuse of makeup and eating too many sweets, people are prone to breakouts due to clogged pores. A simple skincare cleansing routine should be followed to ensure good skin health during this time. This should include cleansing the skin, followed by a gentle cleanser like Micellar water for removing the makeup and sweat without drying the skin up. To prepare the skin for the next day, an overnight brightening home sheet mask like bubble mask can be used which generates micro-bubbles to boost circulation, whisk away blackhead grime and debris while promoting brighter and clearer skin.
Apart from a skincare routine, treatments for better skin can also be performed, especially during the festive season to look your best. Treatment which can be performed in dermatology clinic for instant brightness and glowing skin is the Q switched laser facials. This can help to improve and even out skin tone and texture. The Q switched light helps to stimulate collagen and help to reduce the pigmentation on the skin. At our clinic, our famous treatment Hollywood Laser Facial is a popular treatment to give instant glow and shine to the face.
The Jet facials are also very safe with no downtime that uses pressurised air to accelerate a jet of microdroplets which gently cleanse and exfoliate the skin. The jet is known to deliver moisture, vitamins and nutrients into your skin without touching the surface and without any needles. It helps to give the glow and remove the whiteheads gently. Safe and effective treatment is extraction of the acne and application of black peels which is made from black vinegar. This contains jasmonic acid, salicylic acid which cleans the clogged-up pores and reduced the bacteria.
During Navratri, women prefer to have a clean back, but waxing or bleaching the back can sometimes leave the skin with a bad rash or breakouts. Instead, opting for a Q switched laser toning can help the back to look bright and remove pigmentation. One can also opt for laser hair reduction to make the back hair-free. There are several safe peels like mandelic peels, lactic peels, ferrulac peel, tranexamic peels which can also give instant glow and shine to the back.
(Disclaimer: The author, Dr Batul Patel, Medical Director and Dermatologist at The Bombay Skin Clinic, is a guest contributor and a part of our medical expert panel. Views expressed are personal)