Tag: Skin Care

What is Melasma?

Melasma is a chronic pigmentation disorder characterized by brown or gray patches on the skin. The pigmentation primarily occurs on the face, mainly in the upper lips, bridge of the nose, cheeks, and forehead, and is common across the forearms, neck, and shoulders. Melasma is likely due to the malfunction of melanocytes, pigment cells found […]

What are Stetchmarks?

Stretch marks are scars that appear as long, thin streaks on the skin. They’re caused by rapid changes in growth, and are hence common during puberty, pregnancy, weight training, as well as chronic diseases such as obesity, Marfan syndrome, and Cushing’s syndrome.   Structural proteins, collagen and elastin, play a role in the development of […]

How To Look And Feel Like Yourself During Chemotherapy

By Shyamali Singhal, MD Surgical Oncologist Founder of Hope & Beauty The Importance Of Body Care Routines While Receiving Cancer Treatment Leading A Normal Life During Chemotherapy For many cancer patients, being treated for cancer most of the time means receiving infusions at cancer centers or laying weak in bed. Everyone handles their treatment differently. None of […]

What’s in your makeup?

A mother’s makeup products playing a role in a baby’s genetic makeup, who would’ve thought? Well, studies show that the beauty products a mother uses can increase the baby’s likelihood of obesity. Paraben, a chemical present in many cosmetic products, has shown to be the cause behind this unlikely phenomenon. Parabens are preservatives that allow […]

Stay Away From These 3 Cancer-Causing Chemicals That Are Commonly Used In Cosmetic Products

By Shyamali Singhal, MD Surgical Oncologist Founder of Hope & Beauty   A Short Guide To Potentially Harmful Chemicals Found In Many Cosmetic Products The Laws And Regulations Regarding Harmful Chemicals The laws overseeing cosmetics and intimate care products are so limited that known cancer-causing chemicals, or carcinogens, are legally permitted in personal care products. Some carcinogens, […]

Self-care Rituals Are Important

By Shyamali Singhal, MD Surgical Oncologist Founder of Hope & Beauty Maintaining Self-care Rituals Can Help In Battling Cancer Don’t Neglect Self-Care Routines Rituals are a way to celebrate life and inspire our days with meaning. A routine is made up of those things we do every day. A ritual, however, is how we break up the […]

Rosacea–The Basics

Rosacea is a common, chronic skin disease. According to the U.S government, more than 14 million people currently live with rosacea, and is most frequent in individuals who are between 30-50 years of age, are fair-skinned, or have a family history of the disease.  To diagnose rosacea, dermatologists examine your skin and eyes for one […]

5 Skin Care Products Anyone Undergoing Chemotherapy Will Love

By Shyamali Singhal, MD Surgical Oncologist Founder of Hope & Beauty These skin-care products are recommended for anyone who is undergoing or underwent cancer treatment. While being diagnosed with cancer of any form is a serious crisis, for many cancer patients, it can also lead to an identity crisis. Depending on the type of cancer and the effects of […]