Gwalior, 4 January 2015: Winter is a rough time for skin. A proportionate balance in temperature and humidity is essential for glowing, healthy skin. Low humidity, drop in temperature and col winds play havoc on skin in this season. As additional threats, there may also be episodes of itches and dermatitis on sensitive skin. To offer some useful tips and guidance to the people of Gwalior – especially girls and women – the Indian Menopause Society and Club 40 Plus organized a symposium on ‘Skin Care’ recently.
The event was sponsored by Olyai Hospital in which Dr. Khojema Saifi – a noted dermatologist, allergy and cosmetic specialist of the city – advised the audience t take special care of their skin in winter by using the right type of moisturiser and sunscreen while he also emphasized on regular yoga and pranayam as holistic approach to keep the skin healthy. He also addressed a number of myths and fantasies regarding skincare. Even when our skin looks oily, it does not necessarily indicate that our skin is actually oily and needs no moisturiser.
Dr. Roza Olyai, Coordinator of ‘Club 40 Plus’, focused on cosmetic problems associated with elderly women. She said that in 40+ women skincare assumes special significance because their skin passes through a phase of ‘dermal transition’ necessitating a proportionate change in diet and lifestyle. “Periodic consultation with a beautician and a dermatologist is a wise step”, exhorted Dr. Roza. Treasurer of Indian Menopause Society, Dr. Nayson Olyai, highlighted the importance of living an orderly and stress-free life to shun metabolic disorders and relevant maladies like diabetes and blood pressure.
Shedding light on the objectives of the Indian Menopause Society, the Join Secretary Daisy Bapuna, said that the Society, in collaboration with Olyai Hospital, is dedicated to educating women on varied health issues and guiding them towards healthy life as a part of women’s empowerment program. The symposium was attended by over 200 women of Gwalior from different walks of life including Dr. Maria Saifi, N.D. Vaishya, Sangeeta Gupta, Sonia Koka, Manjula Kothari, Mohini Khurana, Anita Thirani and Smita Jhavar.
News Credit: Suniti Chandra Mishra