Dr Bindu Sthalekar helps you look and feel beau­ti­ful!

Savvy - - Body Talk -

I’m get­ting mar­ried soon and I have tanned skin. Can you please sug­gest some reme­dies?

Arya Singh, Delhi

Use a broad spec­trum sun­screen with SPF 30+ daily be­fore step­ping out and a de­pig­ment­ing cream con­tain­ing ascor­bic acid/ ko­jic acid/ gly­colic acid and hyaluronic acid at bed­time. You can also ap­ply yo­ghurt and tomato juice. Ex­er­cise daily for at least an hour to im­prove blood flow to the skin and re­duce stress. Have an­tiox­i­dant rich food and stay hy­drated.

I am 40 years old and the skin on my cheeks has sagged. What can I do to re­store its elas­tic­ity?

Tia Jain, Mum­bai

Our ge­netic in­her­i­tance, weight pat­terns, nu­tri­tion and lifestyle also in­flu­ence the ag­ing process. Use retinol con­tain­ing creams to im­prove fine lines and tex­ture of the skin. But, if the prob­lem is of vol­ume loss, you may need to opt for der­ma­to­log­i­cal treat­ments like in­jectable fillers, threads and high in­ten­sity fo­cused ul­tra­sound to help re­store plump­ness.

I never leave my hair open, be­cause it is dry and dif­fi­cult to man­age. Also it doesn’t grow very long. Please sug­gest some nat­u­ral reme­dies.

Si­mone Me­htani, Delhi

What dry hair needs is con­di­tion­ing with nat­u­ral prod­ucts like egg yolk, honey, olive oil or al­mond oil. Yo­ghurt helps make hair soft and lus­trous. Honey left on hair for 30 min­utes makes it smooth and shiny. In ad­di­tion to these prod­ucts, fol­low a healthy diet full of vi­ta­mins, min­er­als and es­sen­tial amino acids. Avoid­ing wash­ing hair with very hot wa­ter and brush­ing wet hair goes a long way in get­ting health­ier, lus­trous hair.

Want to glow? Send your beauty queries to: ‘Body Talk’, ‘SAVVY’, Magna House, Old Prab­hadevi Road, Prab­hadevi, Mum­bai - 25; savvy@mag­na­m­ags.com

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