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I want my beauty back! – Reader Query

“Hi, I have a highly sensitive skin and often gets red patches on my cheeks (which is now permanent). Can you suggest some good cosmetics to keep my skin radiant and copletly clean without getting red patches and white/black heads. I m very worried now. Its been two years I moved to Bangalore from Delhi and since then I had bad hairfall and all skin problems. Would be great if you can suggest something for my hair too. I want my beauty back :( Please help!”

– Nutan
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Hi Nutan. I’ve sensitive skin too so I totally get what you mean.

1. To keep your skin clean, first of all take a look at your cleanser. The Bangalore temperature must be harsh in summers so try to use a good herbal face wash. I recommend Lotus Herbals Tea Tree face wash, it has never harmed my skin. But right now in winters, you probably don’t need a heavy cleanser, so I suggest you use Cetaphil Cleansing lotion. My dermo recommended it and I’m hooked since then.
2. For black/white heads, use a good quality scrub every 2-3 days. I suggest St.Ives.
3. Aloe vera soothes skin so that solves your red patches problem. If you can get the plant at home, brilliant. If not, use Patanjali Aloe Vera gel as a moisturizer.
4. For your hair, oil once a week with extra virgin oil. Stop blow drying. Use a wide tooth comb. Switch your shampoo and conditioner. I was suffering from a severe hair fall from a few months, Pantene helped me. Eat a healthy protein rich diet. If it doesn’t stops even after a fortnight of following this routine, consult a doctor soon.
For a complete list of my skin care and hair care favorites, you can check the Best of 2011 Awards.