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Aug 17, 2022

How to treat adult acne.

Pimples arise due to blockage, infection and inflammation of oil glands in the skin. One popular treatment for treating acne is through dermal peels. Depending on the severity of the problem, a dermatologist will offer you the best peel to treat your acne.

The right skin care will go a long way in successful management of acne. It is important that you keep the skin and hair (scalp) clean, to control oiliness and prevent excessive dryness. This is possible through a balanced skin care routine of cleansing, toning and moisturizing and judicious use of skin care products.

Some of the peels that can be used to treat adult acne are - Tri-Active Acne Treatment with Black Peel, Salicylic peel, Lactic peel etc.
Apr 12, 2022

Kaya Safe

It’s no secret that we’ve been living in very strange, uncertain times. This is probably also a sentence you’ve heard on repeat over the last 2 years (yeah, I know, even we can’t believe it’s been that long already *sigh*), accompanied by the words “new normal”, “social distancing”, “wear your mask”, “sanitise your hands”, and lest we forget the most different one of them all, “wash your hands to the count of the song ‘happy birthday’.”

 

We all remember when it first happened — we’re talking about none other than “he who shall not be named”. Just kidding, maybe if we took Covid’s name enough, just maybe, even he’d get tired of it.

 

It’s something none of us could ever imagine happening in our lifetime. It’s something none of us had ever experienced or known before — the confusion and hope, all at the same time, that it would go away soon *cough*, the franticness with which we would pull out the sanitiser everytime anything made its way home from the outside, the looks of horror shot our way if we accidentally and innocently sneezed/coughed in public, and really just how surreal the whole thing was.

 

Ah, the nostalgia. This is not to live in denial and say that we’re past the difficulties. The pandemic is still very real and out there. But one thing has changed for sure. We’re all better prepared this time. 

 

And at every Kaya skin clinic, we want to make the “new normal” feel like the “old normal” where we free you of all your worries by making your safety, along with that of our staff, our first priority.

 

The entire staff at every Kaya skin clinic is 100% certified on all safety procedures and leave no stone unturned when it comes to implementing and adhering to these measures. 

 

Let’s walk you through some of the 60+ WHO compliant safety protocols we follow diligently at each Kaya skin clinic: 

 

 

Pre-Booked Appointments and Client Self-Declaration 

 

At Kaya, we would only accept pre-booked, limited number of appointments given the current scenario, until the situation improved. We also encourage our clients to fill up a self-declaration form that provides us with necessary information on their health status to ensure everybody’s safety.

 

Socially Distant Seating in Every Lounge

 

While you wait for your appointment, we’re mindful that this needs to be a comfortable and safe space too. All seating arrangements are placed at a safe distance as per social distancing norms.

 

Temperature Checks 

 

Temperature monitoring is a routine check that we conduct for both, our clients and staff, so as to avoid putting anyone at risk.

 

UVC Sanitisation 

 

Each and every skin clinic, each and every room within the clinic is sanitised thoroughly using UVC radiation which is highly effective as a disinfecting agent. Rooms are also sanitised before and after every individual session.

 

SITRA Certified PPE Kits for Staff 

 

Our staff is geared with SITRA certified PPE kits to bring you a contactless and safe experience.

 

Disposable Clothing for Clients 

 

For our clients, hygiene and safety is guaranteed by offering fresh, clean clothing during service that is disposed off right after treatment.

 

Digitised Billing and Payment 

 

Gone are the days when we relied more on cash. All clinics are mandated to make your bills and method of payment digital to make this a contactless and seamless experience as well.

 

 

If we promise you a luxury skin clinic and overall service, then we’re also promising you the best of Kaya safety. While we slowly move into the beginning of the end - and yes, we will get there - we will continue to work together in making that a reality sooner rather than later.

Apr 12, 2022

#MyLoveMyWay: The Unabashedly Selfish Definition of Love

Love is a strong word. A difficult word. A confusing word. A word that’s easier said than done. 

But it is also a compassionate word. A joyful word. An exhilarating word. And above all, a word that brings people closer together. 

For as long as the existence of time, we have made it a point to make everyone else’s business, our business. It’s almost as if humans were gifted with the instinct to sense when someone is about to make a choice that brings them happiness, and then make it their mission to “put you on the right path” with their unsolicited opinions. Yeah, those aren’t welcome either. 

And the instance we most commonly see this happening with is the choices you make for your own body and what makes you feel beautiful. When an individual - be it across gender or sex - decides to undergo any kind of cosmetic treatment, the first reaction is to criticise and ridicule, without a second’s thought to what it means for the individual themselves. 

But this is a story about love. This is when love is easier said than done — when you know what it means to love yourself and what it means to feel beautiful in your own skin, but to have to fight that societal battle to stand your ground. 

Let’s not forget, though, we also did say that love is something that brings people closer together. It’s because of the same love that today we see a hopeful shift towards more inclusive beauty — where we slowly but steadily grow to appreciate and admire beauty in all its forms, in all its genders. 

The Kaya Life is your forever Cupid, not just on the occasion of Valentine’s Day, but every day. We are your partners in giving life to the thought that #BeautifulIsYou — both inside out. 

To work its magic on the inside, our special team of 100+ expert dermatologists and skin care specialists curate treatments from over 60+ luxury skin care products, having 18 years of understanding Indian skin unlike any other. 

And for the outside, Kaya skin care clinics have 600+ customised services to offer for your every need. 

We also understand that sometimes you may need some help to feel more like yourself through cosmetics that aren’t “natural” in its form — Botox and Fillers being some examples. But love is about acceptance in every form and we’re bringing to the forefront a few pampering skincare treatments and products for you to embrace without judgement. #MyLoveMyWay is the belief that will take you all the way!

Treatments for Young, Firm, and Glowing Skin: Profhilo, Botox, and Fillers

  • Profhilo: Made from Hyaluronic Acid (HA), these are injections that stimulate collagen production to build new cells and give you younger, firmer, and more hydrated skin
  • Botox: A protein that stems from Botulinum toxin, Botox injections are used to visibly reduce signs of ageing such as wrinkles. The effects typically last 3-4 months 
  • Fillers: Dermal fillers or soft tissue fillers are composed of a few compounds including Hyaluronic Acid to fill up areas of the skin to make them look more plump and reduce fine lines

Anti Aging Products to Reduce Signs of Ageing: RetinoBoost Serum and Antox Vit C Serum

  • RetinoBoost: A combination of Retinol, Niacinamide, and Matrixyl 3000 to reverse early signs of aging. Retinoids help produce more collagen to visibly reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Matrixyl 3000 and Niacinamide work in similar ways and also help keep moisture intact. It’s a great over-the-counter face treatment for glowing skin
  • Antox Vit-C Serum: One of Kaya's best sellers in skin serums, it is rich in the goodness of vitamin C that helps fight free radicals. These free-flowing molecules result in oxidative stress which can alter and cause damage to your skin cells. Oxidative stress can be a cause of prolonged exposure to the sun and its UV rays, which can make your skin age faster to develop fine lines and wrinkles. Vitamin C acts as a powerful antioxidant that can significantly protect against UV damage to keep your skin feeling fresh and youthful 

Treatment for Smooth, Hairless Skin: Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal or laser hair reduction works using heat from a laser light that destroys hair follicles under the skin. Destroying hair from its follicles ensures that hair grows back much slower and when it does, that it grows as fine as “baby hair” — as Cupid, you know we can really appreciate this one. The results are long-term to leave your skin feeling smooth perpetually.

Of all the kinds of love, self love is the most powerful. Self love is unabashedly selfish and we love self love! It’s when you start to take care of yourself and glow on the inside that it automatically shines on the outside. It’s when others start to see your light and soak it in to appreciate you for your true self. So, be selfish and love yourself for a change. Because to love yourself in your skin is is to mean that #BeautifulIsYou. 

And if you ever need Cupid, we’re just a click away. Book an appointment online here to treat yourself with the best self-care beauty products and skincare treatments. #MyLoveMyWay is your mantra today and everyday!

References: 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3583886/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6489637/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26578346/

https://www.nccih.nih.gov/health/antioxidants-in-depth https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3673383/

Apr 12, 2022

Kaya’s Magic Potions: Casting a Beautiful Spell on Your Skin

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. And when life gives you skin concerns, turn it around into something beautiful. There are some things that we cannot control like when your boss finally decides to be happy with you or when your skin decides to act up on its own schedule, but there are certain things that are within control like doing your best anyway. 

It’s when you start to believe in the magic of turning things around that there’s a change for the better. In the instance of skin concerns, we call it Kaya’s “Magic Potions” — a world class range of skin serums that are curated and crafted by  100+ expert dermats to bring to life the truth of “Beautiful Is You.” 

Here’s what these magic potions are and how they cast a beautiful spell on your skin.

The AHA BHA Serum Range: Kaya’s Skin Crew

Popularly referred to as  Kaya’s “Skin Crew”, this is an AHA BHA serum range, in which AHA BHA are types of hydroxy acids that remove dead skin cells to exfoliate and cleanse the skin. It has three skin potions under the category: 

Sia: Acne Corrector 

Sia works her charm as one of the very popular BHA exfoliating serums that’s made with Salicylic Acid, Zinc, Tea Tree, and Chamomile Oil to unclog your pores and give your skin a calming, soothing effect. It’s meant to heal acne, whiteheads, and blackheads, and also prevents future breakouts. Find this magic potion here.

Nia: Dark Spot Corrector 

Nia is an illuminating balance of Niacinamide & Azeloglicina with drizzles of Grape Seed Oil and Licorice to fight pigmentation and give you brighter, more radiant looking skin. It makes for a great choice of a face serum for glowing skin. We’re shining a light on this skin serum here.

Gia: Texture Corrector 

Gia is a polished combination of Glycolic Acid and Polyglutamic Acid enriched with the sweetness of honey for enhanced hydration, exfoliation, and improved skin texture for a fresh glow. You can smoothly make your way to this range of skin serums here.

RetinoBoost Serum: A Dermatologist’s Super Favorite Trick!

An anti-aging face serum, the RetinoBoost encompasses Retinol, Niacinamide, and Matrixyl 3000 that are all dominant compounds used to reverse the early signs of aging. Retinol for anti-aging is perhaps the most common of them all. Retinoids facilitate your skin to produce more collagen that helps visibly reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Matrixyl 3000 and Niacinamide work in similar ways and also help keep moisture intact to give you glowing skin.

Antox Vit-C Serum: Our Clients Love this Magic!

One of Kaya's best sellers in skin serums, the Antox Vit-C Serum is rich in the goodness of vitamin C that helps fight free radicals. These are free-flowing molecules that can result in oxidative stress, too much of which can alter and cause damage to your skin cells. Oxidative stress can also be a cause of prolonged exposure to the sun and its UV rays, which can make your skin age faster to develop fine lines and wrinkles. Vitamin C acts as a powerful antioxidant that can significantly protect against UV damage to keep your skin feeling fresh and youthful. A few drops of this Vitamin C magic potion a day, goes a long way! 

Brightening Day Under Eye Serum: The Ultimate Lifting Spell!

This Brightening & Firming Eye Serum works as an under eye serum that wards off puffiness and boosts firmness around the eyes. A fusion of soy and rice peptides with seaweed extracts aids water retention, removes accumulated toxins, and heals inflammation to give you even-toned and hydrated skin. This potion does wonders for your under eye by tackling fine lines, wrinkles, and under eye bags, owing to its divine botanical extracts to amaze you with radiance that will have you spellbound. 

While we continue to learn about these magic potions, we all need help from time to time on how to cast the right spell. When left wondering about “how to choose the right serum for your skin”, be sure to always consult a dermatological expert, or shall we say “wizard”, to understand which course of action is best suited for your skin. Now go on and Reparo-Skin-Problemos by trying your own magic here!

References: 

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/50851403_Applications_of_hydroxy_acids_Classification_mechanisms_and_photoactivity

https://www.nccih.nih.gov/health/antioxidants-in-depth

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3673383/ 

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26578346/

Apr 12, 2022

Dark Spots on Face: A Little Unlike Unwanted Company

Oh, the darkness! No, it’s not a bad thing. A lot of us have been conditioned to believe (mostly owing to the category of folks who would preach more than they practice) that having dark spots on your face means the end of the world. One may also wrongly be of the impression that dark spots on face are permanent and just like people who force you to watch ten minutes worth of footage of their babies doing absolutely nothing, that there is no way to escape them.

However, the reality of the situation is quite different. It might be harder to get out of watching that video than it may be to find a solve for your dark spots. Dark spots are not your nemesis. It is a fairly common occurrence and most people will have to face them at some point of time in their lives. 

Often also referred to as pigmentation on face or sunspots on face, let’s learn a little more about its causes, prevention, and treatment.

Causes of Dark Spots on Face

Pigmentation on face stems from a biological compound produced by our body known as melanin. Melanin is responsible for producing and providing pigment that gives colour to your skin, hair, and eyes along with serving as a protective barrier from harmful UV radiation that damages our cells, through absorption of this radiation. 

Now, when the skin produces an excessive amount of melanin, that can lead to hyperpigmentation which in turn results in dark spots. Hyperpigmentation can be caused by several factors such as: 

  • Repeated sun exposure 
  • Scarring 
  • Hormonal changes 
  • Ageing 

However, it is important to note that not every dark spot may be pigmentation or sunspots, which is why it is always best to first consult with your doctor before starting any preventive measures or treatment.

How to Prevent Dark Spots 

You don’t have to wait for dark spots to make themselves known to your skin before you wake up to them out of nowhere one fine day. There are preventive measures you can take early on to reduce, if not completely avoid their chances of coming into your life uninvited. 

A few simple yet effective steps you can take to keep hyperpigmentation at bay are: 

  • Don’t step into the sun without wearing sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher 
  • Wear protective gear such as sunglasses, a hat, covered clothing to protect skin from UV damage 
  • Treat skin inflammation at the earliest 
  • Wash face thoroughly and clean hands before touching your face 
  • Hydrate regularly to flush out toxins

How to Treat Dark Spots 

In the instance that these little guys are relentless and manage to nudge their way through — a lot like the unwanted guest who can’t seem to grasp the most obvious of hints (read: “I have a doctor’s appointment” to which they respond with “I’ll see you after”) — it’s not a lost battle. There are ways in which you can do some damage control. 

Here are some hyperpigmentation treatments you can consider: 

Self Remedies 

This is a good option for less stubborn visitors.

  • There are some organic ingredients that are naturally rich in properties to help reduce pigmentation and you can use them to prepare masks at home. These include apple cider vinegar, aloe vera, green tea extract, licorice extract, coconut milk, to name a few.
  • Additionally, store bought alternatives in the form of retinol creams or AHA acids can also be useful. You can try Kaya’s Dark Spot Corrector made of Niacinamide & Azeloglicina with a touch of Grape Seed Oil and Licorice or the Kaya Pigmentation Reducing Complex Cream with Zelaic Acid and Phytic Acid that inhibit tyrosinase to reduce spots and further darkening of existing marks.

Professional Treatments

In case of more permanent guests, you might have to consider professional help. How to remove black spots from face can include these skin treatments offered by our clinics at Kaya: 

  • Chemical Peel for Pigmentation or Intense Clarity Peel: A highly effective, combination peel that makes use of derma peels and botanical actives, with natural skin lightening and depigmentation properties, to leave your skin healthier and with a more even skin tone.
  • Laser Treatment for Pigmentation or Insta Clarity Laser Action: This service uses a Q-Switch laser that penetrates your skin to target only the pigmented spots, leaving other areas unaffected. It is effective on both superficial and deeper pigmentation.

Read more about these services in detail here. Join the Kaya Life with 100+ skin care specialists who curate products especially for you. Being around for 18 years, we understand Indian skin (and sentiments) better than anyone. Book an appointment online today. Remember, it’s never too late to tell unwanted company goodbye! 

References: 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK459156/

Apr 12, 2022

Vitamin C: C for Can We Be Your Skincare Therapist?

As if we didn’t already feel like all of the world’s problems come and rest on our shoulders, there’s a whole bunch of other worries thrown our way — yes, we’re looking at you, skin concerns. 

It can all feel like too much, trying to juggle between life and self-care. 

However, a solution is always in near sight. You would probably deal with your life problems by talking to your best friend who acts as your unofficial, self-appointed therapist, or you would make the choice to see a professional therapist for guidance and to improve your overall wellbeing. 

Similarly for your skin, there is one saviour of an ingredient that helps you through a lot of your skincare worries — Vitamin C, the therapist for your skin. It understands everything your skin goes through on a daily basis and much like therapy (with your friend or a professional), it is well-versed with every nitty-gritty of your life (in this case, skin), empathises with it, and knows how to uplift you instantly!

From sun exposure to wrinkles and fine lines, let’s go on to see why Vitamin C serum is used and some of the areas of expertise our skincare therapist specialises in. 

Sun Exposure and Ageing

We all have busy lives to lead and this sometimes can inevitably mean increased and consistent exposure to the sun. However, when skin is exposed to the sun for too long, it can cause visible photo damage owing to ultraviolet or UV rays. These rays can result in what is known as “oxidative stress” that occurs within your skin, and it attacks healthy skin cells to modify their structure. As a result, your skin ages faster to develop fine lines and wrinkles. 

Vitamin C is an antioxidant that fights oxidative stress and therefore, adding any Vitamin C serum for face to your daily skincare routine can significantly help protect against UV damage.

Sun Exposure and Pigmentation

Not only do UV rays contribute to ageing but they also interfere with melanin production that induces skin pigmentation. Pigmentation is when your skin starts to form dark spots and this commonly occurs with repeated exposure to the sun. 

Vitamin C for pigmentation has proven to be effective in combating the process by inhibiting the tyrosinase enzyme that is responsible for producing melanin. 

To prevent the effects of UV damage such as wrinkles and pigmentation, you can try the Kaya Antox Vit C Formula face serum.

Inflammation and Acne

The cause of acne is attributed to blocked pores that when left untreated, can result in inflammation, swelling, and redness. It’s a rather unpleasant experience, as we all have encountered at some point in time in our lives. 

Vitamin C serum benefits also include anti-inflammatory properties that reduce redness and soothes the skin, which in turn means it also improves the appearance of acne scars — you know the thing that relentlessly decides to overstay its welcome.

Collagen Boost and Hydration 

If you ever wished for that one secret magic potion for your skin, in this case let’s call it a “skin glowing vitamin”, it’s this. Another reason why Vitamin C serum is used is to boost collagen production which is one of the main building blocks of the body. It promotes strengthening and hydration of the skin — both of which are important to give you younger, finer looking skin.

However, just like therapy in real life, skincare too takes work and consistency until you eventually see results. It is also important to consult your dermatologist before the use of topical treatments to ensure the best results and avoid any potential side effects. Book an appointment with your ultimate skincare therapist here!

At Kaya, we also have a special team of 100+ skin therapists (dermatologists) who guide you by curating products and treatments meant specifically for your skin type. With 18 years of understanding Indian skin, we strive to make you believe that the only truth is that “Beautiful Is You”!

References: 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3673383/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7802860/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6835901/

Apr 12, 2022

Kaya Skin Crew: Super Food for Your Skin

The song that goes “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend” is now old news. A girl’s new best friend is literally her best friend - the human kind. A diamond may add some sparkle to your attire but it’s not the same kind of sparkle that lights up your eyes when you know that your best friend knows exactly what you’re about to say without you having to actually say it (read: cute guy approaching). 

Your girl crew becomes your support system — they feed you with positivity and upliftment and nourish your life with happiness. Today, we introduce you to a unique fantastic crew that you’re absolutely going to fall in love with. They’re a group of three vibrant yet calming charmers who are sure to literally get under your skin in the most fun way and make you look fab inside out!

At Kaya, we lovingly call them the “Skin Crew” — the kind that acts as super food for your skin, just as your girl gang feeds you with tools needed to live your best life, our skin crew has the super power to help you create your best beautiful!

Without much ado ?:

Meet The Skin Crew: The AHA BHA Range of Serums 

The Skin Crew is Kaya’s new range of AHA BHA Serums. AHA BHA are types of hydroxy acids that exfoliate and cleanse the skin by removing dead cells. AHA BHA uses for skin problems are plenty, such as inflammation or acne, uneven skin tone, and improving skin texture. 

AHA is an abbreviation for Alpha Hydroxy Acid. These are organic acids that typically peel away your skin to give way for new skin cells to take their place. BHA, on the other hand, stands for Beta Hydroxy Acid and these are oil-based compounds that can penetrate the skin deeper to remove excess oil and clear dead skin cells and your pores.

Meet Sia: Acne Corrector

Sia is the girl to count on if you’re ever feeling stuck and need a quick solution that has long-term effects. Kind of like when you aren’t making any progress with your crush and that one text she writes on your behalf magically sends you off on your first date with them.

Sia is a BHA exfoliant with a fine blend of Salicylic Acid, Zinc, Tea Tree, and Chamomile Oil to unclog your pores and leave your skin feeling soothed. It not only works on acne, whiteheads, and blackhead, but also prevents future breakouts. Meet her in person here.

Meet Nia: Dark Spot Corrector

Nia is that friend who lights up any room she walks into. She’s the life of the party and her personality is all rainbows and sunshine. Even if she ate the last slice of your pizza, you can try but you probably won’t be able to stay mad at her because of how annoyingly (we’re just jealous) vibrant she is. 

Nia is composed of Niacinamide & Azeloglicina with a touch of Grape Seed Oil and Licorice to help pigmentation and give you brighter, more radiant looking skin. Can’t wait any longer? Say hello to her here.

Meet Gia: Texture Corrector

Gia is your go-to who will smoothly convince your parents that you’ve been safe with them all along (you know, when you’re actually out dancing the night away), after you receive a hundred missed calls from mom. You feel comforted just being in her presence on a rough day. 

Gia packs within her a combination of Glycolic Acid and Polyglutamic Acid enriched with the sweetness of honey so your skin remains exfoliated for improved texture and hydrated for a fresh glow, both at the same time. You can find her here.

If these ladies don’t convince you that the BHA and AHA benefits for skin are unmatched, then we frankly don’t know what will. Our Skin Crew also includes personalised services of 100+ expert dermatologists to curate a special experience that will lead you to flawless skin. 

Treat your skin to the super food it deserves and get your old friends to join your new ones to become one big, happy Skin Crew! Bring your girlfriends home today. Don’t know where to start? Book an appointment online and we'll help you out.

References: 

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/50851403_Applications_of_hydroxy_acids_Classification_mechanisms_and_photoactivity

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6017965/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3941867/

Apr 12, 2022

Salicylic Acid & Acne: A Brewing Rivalry

Ah! The horrors that come with just a few little marks on your skin. And somehow, it just magically so happens to be a universal phenomenon that these tiny spots create havoc of monstrous proportions right before an important life event (it’s almost always a date, right?) It’s like they just know. Sigh.

If you haven’t guessed yet, the little gang of demons we’re referring to is acne. Yes, that old “friend” of ours that we’ve all crossed paths with at some point of time in our lives. While for some, it’s only a temporary visit, others might have to bear with their not-so-pleasant company for a while longer. 

But don’t worry. It’s why we’re here right now. We’re going to use a little bit of a clever tactic to help distract them. We’re going to slyly introduce acne to their new foe, so they forget all about you while you go on to live your best life. 

So, what’s the strategy? This plot twist comes with the cameo entry of someone that goes by the name of “Salicylic Acid”. We won’t keep anyone waiting any longer and jump straight into introductions.

The Entry

Who is this new entry in our lives? Salicylic acid is derived from beta hydroxy acid, an organic compound that is found in plants and has healing properties. Salicylic acid contains anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial superpowers that do wonders for your skin. Salicylic acid use is also very common as an exfoliant to scrub out dead skin cells. 

We can agree it’s hard not to want to be curious about them, don't we?

The Plan of Action

Now that the introductions are complete, it’s time to officially welcome them into the story. The cause of acne is attributed to excess oil and dead skin cells that block the skin’s pores. When this happens, bacteria starts to form inside the clogged pores which then leads to inflammation and the pus-filled acne bumps that you see on the surface of the skin. 

Salicylic acid for skin works by unclogging these pores. Basically, this is when they start to confront and challenge your acne (kind of like when you get caught cheating on an exam and your professor becomes perpetually suspicious of you, thinking “this is never happening on my watch again”). 

As a BHA exfoliant, it breaks down dead skin cells and also lowers sebum (oil) production - all contributors of acne.

Any Collateral Damage?

You might wonder if they are too good to be true. While they definitely have more positives, every skin type is different and could react to substances differently. Some minor side effects of beta hydroxy acid or salicylic acid use could include: 

  • Mild irritation or burning 
  • Peeling of skin 
  • Dry skin 

In most cases, however, it’s nothing to worry about and can be easily treated with topical creams or serums, depending on what your dermatologist recommends.

The Face-Off

Mission “Face-Off” is in full force and the time has arrived when acne forgets all about you. Salicylic acid for skin takes many different forms and there are a variety of products you can purchase - from face cleansers to body lotions to toners. If you’re looking for something that’s easy on the skin and has soothing properties, try Kaya’s complete Advanced Acne Care Kit.

It’s just a matter of finding the product, or shall we say “hero”, that can fight your personal villain the best. Always consult a dermatologist to find the right fit for you. At Kaya’s clinics, you’ll find a cluster of superheroes who have successfully fought off the bad guys together, to give you the acne-free life you’ve always wanted. Try it yourself by booking an appointment today.

References: 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3047947/

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/salicylic-acid-for-acne#definition

Mar 20, 2022

Kaya’s Holi Therapy 2022

It’s the most colourful time of the year with the celebrations of Holi right around the corner! We all love the splash of gulaal, the friendly attacks of water guns and balloons, the collective giggles when you transform into someone unrecognisable in the aftermath. 

However, there is one truth that weighs heavy on us when all of this is over — how do we get our skin healthy and back to normal? 

Kaya brings to you the most efficient solution for post-Holi skincare — #TheHoliTherapy with the Ultimate Skin Reclaim Package. 

This package consists of some tried and tested Holi skincare tips and helps detox, exfoliate, hydrate, and rejuvenate the skin with the best post-Holi skincare services to tackle every skin concern step-by-step. Here’s what you can expect: 

Step 1: Detox and Hydrate with an Aqua Facial

To begin, we detox and hydrate the skin using advanced Aqua therapy. This is a face smoothing treatment that utilises high-grade water jet technology infused with salicylic peel that seeps deep into the skin to cleanse, exfoliate, hydrate, and even fight acne with excellent capabilities.

Step 2: Q-Switch Laser Tan Removal

Now that we’ve worked to detox and hydrate our skin, we aim at getting rid of the tan and pigmentation. 

Kaya’s Q-Switch is a superior technology that targets all types of pigmentation of varying intensity - from superficial to deep rooted such as uneven skin tone, patchy skin, and dark spots. 

It works by using a beam of light that penetrates the melanin or brown pigment in the skin. 

The surrounding skin remains unaffected. The procedure is absolutely safe, pain free, requires minimal time with no downtime, and results are achieved within just 6-8 sessions. It is advised to use sunscreen regularly in order to avoid further pigmentation.

Step 3: Nourish and Restore with a Curated Skincare Range

The final step is to nurture your skin and keep it that way on a daily basis with these essential products:

  • Sensitive Cleanser: Start by routinely washing your face when you wake up and before you go to bed. Kaya’s Face Cleanser for Sensitive Skin is specially formulated to be gentle on the skin without causing dryness or irritation. It contains natural fatty acids and proteins that help balance the pH of your skin, leaving it soft, supple, and hydrated. 
  • Toner: Using a toner on your skin has multiple benefits such as cleaning and reducing the appearance of pores and blemishes, intercepting pigmentation, and tightening/firming the skin. The Kaya Acne-Free Purifying Toner is a delicate blend of calming botanicals such as cucumber and witch hazel. A touch of Niacinamide formulation evens out the skin tone and minimises pores, while cucumber and witch hazel rid you of impurities and give your skin a radiant glow. Mandelic Acid, a mild AHA, helps exfoliate dead cells from the surface of the skin and helps reveal brighter and smoother skin.
  • Moisturiser: Kaya’s Super Hydrator is built to create a moisture lock on your skin that gives you a hydration boost of up to 80% that lasts all day long. It keeps your skin soft, supple, and healthy and strengthens your skin by enhancing its barriers. 
  • Sunscreen: It’s important to protect the skin from UV damage caused by sun rays. The Kaya Youth Protect Sunscreen SPF 50 serves a dual role of UV protection and hydration. With a high SPF of 50 and non-greasy texture, it creates a protective layer against sun damage to prevent premature ageing while boosting cell regeneration and oxygenation.
  • Hydraboost Night SerumMask: When everything is done, call it a day with the Intense Hydra Boost Night Serum that gives you brighter, tighter, and softer skin. Infused with Rose extracts, Glycerin, and Hyaluronic Acid, this serum acts like natural collagen by forming a protective layer and helps make the skin tight. Deep moisturisation contributes to improved skin texture, making it soft and supple. It acts like your own personal, face smoothing treatment at home.

Don’t hold back on your celebrations when you have the best skincare package to look after your post-Holi skincare.To know more about these services, book an appointment for consultation online. We can’t wait to see you at our clinics for the Ultimate Holi After-Party!

 

Mar 08, 2022

What Women Want

If there’s one thing we can all universally relate to as women, it’s that we’ve always been told what we want. Never has society once thought to ask us about our own wishes and desires. 

The instances are countless. From your entire neighbourhood becoming “kundli” experts thinking they have a say in who/when you should marry, to the whole public deeming themselves your personal stylist having an opinion on your outfits, to your fitness trainer telling you what you can and cannot eat (okay, this last one’s obviously a joke). 

Ps. But yeah, on my cheat days, I do want to stuff my face with some greasy fries and juicy burgers instead of grazing on some leaves. Duh. 

People always seem to think they know what’s best for us but this Women’s Day and every day hereon, we’re reclaiming our narrative, our way. 

While they may think that all of our life goals are restricted to perfecting those round rotis in the kitchen (you know, the roundness of the rotis is directly proportional to your chances at finding a husband) and then feeding those rotis to your family, our desires are a little more “out of the box”. 

We take pleasure in the simple joys of life. A basic self-care day - whether it’s a quick tutorial on “how to take care of skin” or whether it’s lying perched on the couch bingeing on your favourite show, can do wonders for our happiness more than finding a husband ever could. 

Then, there are also battles that we have to fight in terms of beauty standards. Many common beauty stereotypes that revolve around your weight, skin, and general appearance. Why must this be another thing that is pre-decided for us? That society assumes there is only a singular idea of what it means to be beautiful? 

What women want is really, to be honest. If getting a beauty treatment that helps you feel like your best self is what you want, then that’s what you should get. If staying in bed all day and snacking on carbs is what you want, then let no one tell you otherwise. To be yourself is beautiful. And beautiful is you.

If you’re looking to treat yourself and your skin to celebrate yourself, there’s no other place to be than here. Kaya offers 600+ customised services that are guided by 100+ world class dermatologists and skin care specialists, to bring you 60+ expert, state of the art luxury skin care products, and 18 years of understanding Indian skin like no one else. From laser treatment for hair removal to anti-aging treatment, we have something for all of your individual beauty needs.
For some special Women’s Day skincare and TLC, all you have to do is walk through the doors of one of our skin care clinics. We don’t believe in telling you what you want. Instead, we let you tell us what ‘you’ really want and we only work towards making it a reality! This is your world. We’re just here to celebrate you. We’re here to celebrate women. Book an online appointment with us today.

Dec 30, 2021

Quick Skin Treatments: A New Year Miracle

You know, the funny thing about the holidays is that it tingles you with a weird sense of nostalgia and cheerful spirit, but it can also be accompanied by a feeling of being overwhelmed.  The truth is there’s planning, and then there’s pre-planning for the plan. Now, your plan would probably include buying presents for your loved ones, a special outfit for New Year’s, supplies for that house party you’re about to throw for your friends, who let’s be honest, are in all likelihood going to turn a blind eye to noticing the cute little star-studded vase you swapped for an old one that originally had a cat print on it. It’s all for the big day.  But your pre-planning starts much ahead of time. And it all starts right inside your mind. The little things like saving pictures of decor and outfit inspirations, figuring if you want to go big or keep it small this time around, and as is almost always the case — wondering how in the world you’re going to get your skin to glow in so little time. You probably might even set up a calendar schedule to align everything.  While we can’t promise that your friends are going to notice your new vase this year, we can promise to help make your skin glow just in time for the New Year!  Here are some skin and body treatments that are a must try ahead of the big day:

Party Peels

Party peel treatment is a type of chemical peel for the face that is typically done keeping in mind a reduced recovery time before an event.  Party peels are usually milder, which means post-treatment scarring or redness is minimal, and its effects may last for a shorter period of time, as compared to more intense chemical peels. However, this is precisely the job they are meant to do —  get you party-ready in just one sitting.  Party peels work almost as an exfoliating mask that is applied on the face to get rid of dead skin cells on the surface to leave your skin soft, glowing, and rejuvenated. 

Vampire Facials

A vampire facial, sometimes also known as a “vampire facelift” or “PRP facial”,  might sound intimidating but it does come with its benefits.  How it works is through the use of Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) that is found in one’s blood. In this procedure, blood is drawn from the person opting for the treatment. The blood is then put through a centrifuge machine which separates the PRPs from it, which once exposed to air, start generating individual growth hormones of their own. The platelets are then injected back into the necessary areas of the body/face through PRP facial injections to work their magic.  The benefits of a vampire facial are many — increased collagen production to regenerate skin cells, improved skin tone, texture, visibly reduced fine lines, wrinkles, and signs of ageing to give you younger and smoother looking skin.

Laser Hair Removal

Nobody wants to deal with constant visits to the parlour where your parlour lady never fails to remind you how much your hair has grown since you last saw her.  Laser hair removal, also known as laser hair reduction, is a long-term fix to rid you of all unwanted hair woes (and your parlour lady’s innocent taunts).  This treatment works using heat from a laser light that destroys hair follicles under the skin. Destroying hair from its follicles ensures that hair grows back much slower and when it does, that it grows as fine as “baby hair”.

Glow-Up At Home 

If all of this seems like it requires too much of your time that hasn’t found its way into your calendar, you can always opt for quick, at-home treatments.

  • Kaya’s Blueberry and Vitamin C Peel Off Mask comes with Blueberry that contains antioxidant properties to do away with dead skin cells and brighten your skin, along with the benefits of Vitamin C that helps even out skin tone to leave you glowing. 
  • Kaya Charcoal & Tea Tree Mattifying Peel-Off Mask is packed with activated charcoal and tea tree oil that rids your pores of excessive oil and deep cleans them, giving your skin a fresh, matte feel. It also works as an effective preventive mask to fight off acne.

Whatever your preference, at Kaya’s clinics, we offer safe, personalised treatment for every skin type, and our in-house expert dermatologists are here to give life to your resolutions by gifting you with the glowing skin you desire this festive season! Book an appointment today.

Nov 05, 2020

How to Take Care Of Your Sensitive Skin

Every individual has a typical skin type. This skin type is predominantly determined by the amount of natural oil that your skin produces. This natural oil, known as sebum, lubricates your skin and keeps it moist in dry weather. Most have a balanced production of natural oil, typified by a normal skin type. Some have oily skin, some have dry, while some have a combination of both, that is patches of skin which are oily and others parts of skin which are dry or normal. Apart from the production of skin oil, a distinct type of skin is determined by the integrity of the outer layer of skin. In certain individuals, this outer layer is fragile and easily damaged. Once the outer layer of skin is damaged, it provides easy ingress to germs and chemicals, including those present in the atmosphere and in products used daily like soaps, perfumes, creams etc. This leads to repeated skin infections, pustules, boils, rashes and allergic reactions. Such skin is labelled as sensitive skin.

As we age, the skin layers become naturally fragile, leading to sensitive skin. In other cases, sensitive skin runs in families. Some individuals have a sensitive skin from birth while others develop sensitivity later in life. Whatever the reason, we are not always able to predict who will develop a sensitive skin or when it will manifest.

How do you determine if you have a sensitive skin? One can look for tell-tale signs that can warn us that we have this condition. A lustreless skin, appearing dry and dull is one of the indicators that a person may have sensitive skin. If your skin is frequently becoming irritated, causing burning and itching, and becoming red in patches, then you should consult the experts at Kaya to determine if you have a sensitive skin. If not detected in time, repeated exposure to sensitizing chemicals leads to the skin developing a dry, cracked appearance and losing its elasticity, causing a sensation of tightness. If one has experienced any of the above conditions, one needs to consult a dermatologist. Our panel of certified dermatologists will examine you thoroughly and, if needed, test your skin.

Certain basic precautions can keep you free from problems even if you do have a dry skin. This consists of using mild soaps while washing. Avoid excessive scrubbing to prevent redness and rawness. Use products that are developed by dermatologists, which are mild and certified to be hypo-allergenic. In general, fragrances are to be avoided. Before using any product, apply it to a small patch of your skin for a period of time to determine whether it causes any reaction. Develop a habit of reading the contents of the product on its package or insert before adopting it for regular use. Substances containing dyes, fragrances, alcohol as preservative or sulphates are known to cause problems for people with sensitive skin.

Products that keep your skin moist, like those containing glycerine or hyaluronic acid may be beneficial. At Kaya, we have a range of products for your sensitive skin made with dermatological expertise.

A gentle cleansing is essential for the sensitive skin. The cleansing agent should be mild, free from soap and fragrances. Kaya’s Sensitive Face Cleanser is formulated by expert dermatologists just for this particular need. Use it regularly for washing your face to keep it glowing and bright. Our Gentle Micellar Foaming Cleanser is devoid of any substances known to irritate sensitive skin, like parabens, sulphates or fragrances. It contains aloe vera, cucumber and rose extracts that restores the balance of the skin pH in a gentle and natural way.

When you need to go outdoors, use Kaya’s Soothing Light Day Moisturizer to protect your sensitive skin from the damaging effect of the sunrays. Apart from having an SPF of 25 to protect from UVA and UVB rays, it moisturizes the skin and keeps it looking fresh.

To give an extra boost of moisturizing, which is so essential for the sensitive skin, use Kaya’s Intense Hydra Boost Night Serum. It is engineered for sensitive skin by keeping it free of paraben, sulphates and fragrances. It has Hyaluronic Acid and rose extracts that intensely hydrates and moisturizes the skin and keeps it supple and elastic.

Thus, we at Kaya, the skin experts, recognize the distinct requirements of your sensitive skin. We have dermatologically formulated products for all your needs to keep your skin glowing, supple and smooth.

Nov 04, 2020

How To Reduce Pigmentation Spots From Face?

Facial Pigmentation is something we all dread. It makes us self-conscious and can lead to low self-esteem and lack of confidence. Yet, it can be easily prevented and ameliorated by a simple regimen of skin care and using the array of specialized skin care products from Kaya. Pigmentation spots are any abnormality of the colour, texture or surface of the skin. Patchy pigmentation spots can be as a result of facial radicals, hormonal changes, and exposure to the sun. Let us look at some of the ways to prevent and treat pigmentation spots.  

Adopting a regular facial skin care regime is very important in helping to prevent the occurrence of pigmentation. You have to develop your skin care regime depending on your skin type. Your first step is to determine your skin type and the type of your pigmentation.  

 

Types of Pigmentation  

  1. Age Spots and Dark Patches - The pigmentation is deposited close to the skin's surface, and it shows as age spots or freckles. This type of pigmentation appears if your skin is exposed to the sun, without adequate protection.
  2. Hyperpigmentation - Hyperpigmentation appears in the deeper layers of the skin, and up to the dermal layers. Therefore, the treatment required for hyperpigmentation also has to affect the deep layers of skin. This can be a result of ageing or sun exposure.
  3. Melasma – This type of pigmentation is a skin condition where brown patches appear on the skin, and this is especially seen in women during pregnancy or those women who are on birth control pills or undergoing hormone replacement therapy medication.

At Kaya, we believe a holistic approach is crucial and necessary to treat and further control your pigmentation. So how do we go about it? First, we understand your skin. Our clinical dermatologist does a thorough skin analysis, and then you start your journey. Basis of the analysis, the correct pigment reduction system is advised to you protect and enhance your beauty, right home care products are suggested.  

At Kaya, we care for your skin. Whatever the type of pigmentation, we have got the perfect solution for you. For a skin care regime, you will have to choose your products carefully. Kaya’s specialized product range gives you the optimum skin care formulations, whether you have normal skin, oily skin, dry skin, sensitive skin, or a combination of some of these types.    

 

Kaya’s Intense Clarity System  

This regime reduces dark spots and improves the skin tone. Kaya Intense Clarity System is a three-step regime that helps to fight pigmentation, to give you brighter, clearer skin. These products are created with a researched formula developed by dermatologists. This regime includes the Kaya Brightening Beads Cleanser, it refreshes the skin by gently removing the impurities. The brightening beads help to exfoliate dead skin cells, without leaving your skin dry. Pigmentation Reducing Complex is a light textured cream that helps reduce dark spots, age spots, tanning and pigmentation marks. It helps to reduce pigmentation spots and prevent further darkening of the skin. Dermatologically tested to be hypo-allergenic. Brightening Day Cream has a unique and potent whitening active, Azelaic Acid that works to give you notably lighter and brighter skin. Anti-Oxidant Vit-C helps fight free radicals and improve skin texture. UV protection system protects the skin against the harmful effects of UV rays.  

Hyperpigmentation requires treatment that affects the layers of the skin. Using the array of Kaya’s specialized products, designed with researched formula, developed by dermatologists and blended to match your skin type, one can maintain that youthful glow. Despite following an optimum skin care regime, one may still face problems that could lead to facial pigmentation. The solution to treat hyper-pigmentation at Kaya is the Insta Clarity Laser.                         

 

Insta Clarity Laser (Q Switched Laser)  

It is the latest technology to treat uneven skin tone and hyper-pigmentation. The Q-Switched laser is safe for Indian skin. This laser creates an invisible beam of light that precisely targets the melanin present in the dark spots without affecting the surrounding skin. The laser reaches hard to reach deeper areas where products or peels etc. do not reach. The pigment absorbs the laser energy and gets fragmented within the skin's tissues. This results in giving you smooth and even skin tone. It usually takes about 6-8 sessions for the service to work effectively. It's a no down-time service, and you may return to work or play immediately after. Insta Clarity Laser when combined with Kaya’s skin care products, lightens, stimulates and protects your skin, to give you smooth, an uneven complexion that you've always desired.  

At Kaya, we ensure that every individual finds a customized solution to their skin problems. The personalized solution is planned with the expertise of dermatologists to give you effective and visible results. Our services are carried out with the supervision of skin care experts for safety and precision

Nov 04, 2020

How to Distinguish Between Different Types of Acne

There is no worse feeling than waking up one morning and dealing with an inexplicable bout of acne. There are no warning signs, no schedule - it comes as it pleases, an uninvited guest! Now you seem to have a lot more to worry about than your already packed day. You have to cover it up, deal with the pain and see which loud outfit can take the attention away from your face. We believe that you are more equipped to deal with it if you can understand your acne. So, let’s start at the basics.

What Is Acne?

Acne is the condition when your hair follicle gets plugged with dead skin cells, bacteria and oil. It can erupt as blackheads, whiteheads or the most dreaded - pimples. The most common places of a breakout are the face, shoulders, chest and the back. Usually, people going through puberty are more prone to acne, but it does make the occasional visit to adults.

What Causes Acne?

There are many reasons why you may suddenly be experiencing a breakout on your face. Acne can be caused due to excess oil production, medication reaction, use of various cosmetics, or it can be hereditary.

Types Of Acne

 

  1. Blackheads - Blackheads are the result of clogged pores. One side of the pore is open and the other is blocked, leading to the appearance of black spots on the skin. It is usually caused when the pores are clogged by oil and dead skin cells.
  2. Whiteheads - Similar to blackheads, they are clogged pores due to oil and skin cells. However, whiteheads have a layer of skin covering the pore, leading to white or skin colored bumps. Whiteheads and blackheads can be categorized as a mild form of acne. An effective skincare routine can often help bring them under control.
  3. Papules - Acne papules are more inflamed compared to blackheads and whiteheads. These are red bumps on your skin caused when the walls of the follicles are ruptured, allowing bacterial penetration deep into your skin.
  4. Pustules - Acne Pustules are one dreaded step up from the papules. It occurs when the papules get infected. These are pimples with a pus-filled head. These are more painful and are harder to cover up with makeup.
  5. Nodules - These are the painful version of papules, where they start deep within the skin. While papules and pustules are on the skin, nodules have their roots much deeper. They are harder to the feel and more painful to touch.
  6. Cysts - The pus-filled cousin of nodules can be categorized as severe acne. They are softer to touch because of the pus but are equally painful. They are formed the same as Nodules but they are filled with pus and blood, leading to scarring.

How To Treat Acne?

The expert dermatologists at Kaya recommend a skin care regime that includes the Kaya Advanced Acne Care products to treat acne effectively. Kaya’s products are made with formula researched and developed by dermatologists.The four step regime includes Kaya Purifying Cleanser that gently cleanses your pores, and removes excess oil, dirt and impurities. Using it twice a day will ensure best results and will help to keep your skin hydrated.

The next product is Kaya Purifying Toner, created with Mandelic Acid that gently exfoliates the skin, helps unclog pores and restores the skin’s pH balance. This toner is made with a non-alcoholic formula, and skin soothing agents that helps to control excess sebum which leaves the skin refreshed. The third step to this skin care routine is the Kaya Purifying Nourisher, enriched with Aloe Vera, Almond oil and Rose extract that soothes and hydrates your skin making it soft and supple.

Well, the last product on our list is the Kaya Purifying Sport Corrector - It helps to dry the acne and clear the acne marks for uneven skin tone. This fast-acting spot corrector for active acne, comes with an easy applicator and it is created with formula researched and developed by dermatologists.  

Moderate to severe acne often requires a formula researched and developed by dermatologists, who excel in a holistic approach rather than temporary medication. Kaya ‘s Rapid 360° Acne Clear Service is holistic approach to treating and clearing acne. Our expert dermatologists begin with a thorough skin and health analysis to find out the cause of your acne. After the analysis the dermatologist will customize a unique service which will be a combination of peels, services and medication to treat and control your acne. This personalized service will be based on severity level of your acne type.  

Those who suffer from breakouts can benefit significantly from products that are made to soothe acne-prone skin. Frequent cleansing of the pores and a moisturizer that can soothe the skin can help prevent further breakouts.  

Persistent acne that cannot be controlled through skincare routines needs to be checked by a licensed dermatologist. Rather than asking for medication meant for acne suppression, ask them to take a more holistic view. Take a look at your diet, hormonal changes, stress levels and so on. The answer to your breakouts can very well be in your control. Sometimes, all it takes is some self-love, patience and a sympathetic ear. You will be able to find your answers at Kaya with the help of dermat expertise.

Oct 09, 2020

How To Keep Acne Under Control?

Acne, often believed to be a teenage-trouble, in reality affects people of all ages. According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), about 80 percent of people between the ages of 11 and 30 are affected by acne. While it may not be a serious health condition, several studies confirm that acne affects a person’s emotional well-being adversely. Their self-esteem shrinks and so does their social circle. Therefore, it is important to understand acne, its causes and opt for an acne treatment that is a blend of the right products, skin care regime and lifestyle choices.

What is Acne?

Acne is a chronic, inflammatory skin condition that can be caused due to bacterial infection, hormonal fluctuations or clogged pores. It commonly occurs on the face, neck, shoulders, upper arms, chest, and back. Sebaceous glands, found near the surface of your skin, begin to produce excess sebum. This extra sebum merges with dead skin cells and the result is clogged hair follicles or pores. Whiteheads and/or blackheads are the first mild forms of acne. And, if bacteria (already present on the skin) happen to contaminate the clogged follicles, they cause moderate to severe acne in the form of papules, pustules, nodules or cysts.

Causes of Acne:

In order to control acne, it is important to first discover the causes of acne. The main causes are:

Hormonal changes: A stark rise in androgens in both - boys and girls at the time of puberty causes the sebaceous glands to enlarge and produce excess sebum resulting in acne. Also hormonal changes in women, especially during menstruation, pregnancy or a condition called PCOS can cause acne.

Certain medicines: Drugs that contain corticosteroids, testosterone or lithium have been observed to cause acne.

Diet: Foods rich in carbohydrates or sugar such as white bread, rice, chips, and soda can cause acne.

Stress: Stress itself does not cause acne, but it can worsen it.

Smoking: Research suggests 42% of smokers are affected by acne as against just one in ten non-smokers.

How to Keep Acne under Control?

Treatment of acne depends on the severity of the acne. Nevertheless, all acne treatments whether it is an acne cream or serum, aim at reducing the production of excess sebum, preventing inflammation and limiting the number of breakouts. Expert dermatologists at Kaya suggest the following steps to ensure your acne treatment is effective:

1. Keep your face clean:

The skin on the face is most exposed to excess heat, light and impurities. Therefore, it needs a good cleanser that gently cleanses pores, and removes excess oil, dirt and impurities. We recommend using Kaya Purifying Cleanser twice a day as it contains Salicylic acid that helps prevent acne and future breakouts. It also contains unique skin conditioners to ensure that your skin doesn’t feel stretched and dry.

2. Tone your skin:

Immediately after cleansing, what your skin needs is a toner. We recommend Kaya Purifying Toner, an alcohol-free formula enriched with Mandelic Acid that gently exfoliates the skin, helps unclog pores and restores the skin’s pH balance. It contains skin soothing agents that help control excess sebum, leaving your skin feeling comfortable and refreshed. All Kaya products are researched and developed by dermatologists.

3. Moisturize your skin:

A good acne treatment remains incomplete without a gentle, non-comedogenic moisturizer that gets easily absorbed into the skin. We recommend Kaya Purifying Nourisher, a light, gel-based formula enriched with Aloe Vera, Almond oil and Rose extract that soothes and hydrates your skin making it soft and supple.

4. Eat healthy:

You are what you eat. Ensure that you eat foods rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants and dietary fibre. Also, maintain a food diary to help identify foods that cause or worsen your acne.

5. Sleep well:

Maintain regular sleeping habits and ensure you change your bed sheet and pillow cover at least once a week.

6. Live hands-free: Millions of bacteria get transferred from your fingers to your face every time you touch your face. Resist the urge to touch your face.

7. Use oil-free makeup:

Choose products that are non-greasy, non-comedogenic, hypoallergenic, non-irritating and oil-free. Ingredients like glycerin and hyaluronic acid are preferred as they hold the moisture within your skin.

So, whether you have mild to moderate or severe acne, our daily regime for oily skin of Kaya Purifying Cleanser, Kaya Purifying Toner, and Kaya Purifying Nourisher can provide the tender, loving care and nourishment that your skin needs. So what are you waiting for, reclaim that perfect, acne-free skin you desire with Kaya!  

Jul 21, 2020

Signs & Solutions of Sensitive Skin

“Sensitive Skin” is a phrase that is present all-over the skincare world. Even amateurs are not averse to this phrase as it is extensively used in beauty headlines, product labels, advertisements or in general conversations about skincare troubles.

Commonly circulated questions about sensitive skin are - Is it something you’re born with? How do you know if you have it? And how should you be taking care of it? Is it genetic?  Will it last forever? Is there a diagnosis? Should one not exfoliate? It is caused due to allergies? Can you be sensitive only to a particular ingredient? Is it related to one’s lifestyle? And the list goes on.

Did the above questions leave you lost, confused or perplexed? Our dermatologists at Kaya have provided their unfeigned expertise to dispel all myths related to sensitive skin.

Kaya dermatologists have identified seven signs of sensitive skin- dryness, dullness, redness, roughness, dehydration lines, tightness and irritation. Sensitive skin typically means that the skin is easily affected by environmental factors like sun, wind, topical products like lotions or fragrances, and lifestyle patterns to name a few.

Skin sensitivity has to do with the skin barrier or outer layer of your skin. In people with sensitive skin, this barrier is typically weaker, thinner, and more easily damaged, making it easier for irritants to penetrate the skin and cause inflammation. But all of us see that barrier breaks down as we age, which can cause increased sensitivity over time.

So how does one choose the right products for sensitive skin? With a wide range of products available in the market, one should stick with products that are gentle, hypoallergenic, and fragrance-free.  Common irritants like sulphates, dyes, preservatives, alcohols and fragrances must be avoided. Stay away from abrasive scrubs and exfoliants like micro beads and walnut shell powder, which can cause tiny tears in your skin’s barrier.

Now that you know what to avoid, let’s talk about ingredients you should look for. Ingredients that retain moisture like glycerin and hyaluronic acid help to replenish the lipid barrier. It all boils down to trapping water and creating a protective layer. Lastly, patch tests should be a staple of your routine before adapting to any new product.

Owing to India’s adverse environmental and living patterns, this skin type is especially common among Indian skin. Kaya understands this unique need and has created special formulations to form a dermatologically tested Sensitive Skincare Range. The range consists of Kaya Gentle Micellar Foaming Cleanser, Kaya Soothing Day Light Moisturizer SPF 25 and Kaya Intense Hydra Boost Night Serum. We also have the Sensitive Face Cleanser & Sensitive Sunscreen. This range will put all your sensitive skin troubles at bay and render healthy, hydrated and gorgeous looking skin always!

Mar 06, 2020

Pamper Yourself This Woman's Day With These Relaxing Facials

Between maintaining your social life, making your mark on the world career-wise, and keeping up with basic day-to-day household activities, being a woman isn’t easy.

This woman's day, why not participate in an act of self-love and pamper yourself with one of the facials mentioned below:

1. Add A Little Brightness To Your Day With Kaya's Gold Riche Face Therapy

Gold has always been the centre of attention with humankind. It is not only adored for its intrinsic value but is a sort after ingredient within the beauty industry. Gold is known for its antioxidant properties which work towards slowing down the depletion of collagen from the skin. It also reduces inflammation and reverses the damage done to the skin through the process of oxidation. With this knowledge, Kaya's Gold Riche Face Therapy was designed to bring back some much-needed brightness to the skin. This is a four-step facial that starts with a gentle cleansing and exfoliation of the skin and is followed by the application of Kaya's Antox Vit C formula to fight the free radicals present in the skin and help maintain the skin's youthful appearance. A massage is then given to the skin, using a rich massage cream containing ingredients like Omega 3, Omega 6, Fatty Acids and Vitamins A and E. These ingredients help rejuvenate the skin and fight the tan that occurs due to the skin's exposure to the sun. A luxuriant pure gold based mask is then applied to the face to give it the shine that it deserves.

2. Indulge In The Active Marine Ultra Lumiere Facial

Created especially for normal and dry skin types, Kaya's new Active Marine Ultra Lumiere Facial will definitely leave you with a sense of calm, while also providing you with radiant, rejuvenated skin. This is a sinfully indulgent facial that works on the principle of biological exfoliation which removes the blemished layers of your skin, leaving it feeling smooth and healthy. This facial has established its premium status due to the use of Thalgo's products - a household name in the marine beauty industry. The expertise of the facial, combined with the use of premium products will ensure that your skin gets the maximum benefit.

3. Add A Little Luxury To Your Day With The Luxe Deep Sea Youth Boost Ritual

The Luxe Deep Sea Youth Boost Ritual is an amazing youth revealing facial that will have you feeling pampered by the end of the session. The facial combines the use of biotechnological technology with an exceptional youth massage to strip away the dullness from your skin and reveal the flawless skin underneath. It is a 90-minute facial that firms up your facial muscles and provide it with a radiant glow.

Being a woman in today's world can be very stressful at the time. Take some time out this Woman's Day to appreciate yourself with the facials mentioned above.

Unsure of the benefits of beauty facials? Check out Do Beauty Facials Really Work?

Mar 06, 2020

Prep Your Skin For Holi The Right Way With These Skin Care Tips

Holi is the festival of fun and colour. Unfortunately for many of us, this festival also harms our skin. The colours used during this festival contain several toxic chemicals that dry out the skin, leaving it looking dull and lifeless.

Mentioned below is a skin prep that is sure to have your skin thanking you post your Holi celebration.

1. Cover As Much As Possible

When it comes to fighting off the hazardous effects of the chemicals present in the colours, avoidance is better than cure. While we understand that it is impossible to completely avoid colour during the Holi celebration, wearing a long sleeve t-shirt and applying lotion to your skin is a great way to add barriers between your skin and the harmful effect of the colours. For those with sensitive skin, we recommend Kaya's Soothing Light Day Moisturizer with SPF 25. This is a colour and fragrance free moisturizer that is very light on the skin and provides it with a matte finish. This product does not clog the pores and gives one a calm, soothing sensation. It also protects the skin from the harmful UVA and UVB rays of the sun while simultaneously removing the tan and brightening the skin. For women with dry and normal skin types, we suggest using Kaya's White Protect Body Lotion. This product is enriched with Niacinamide, a potent whitening active and Imperata Cylindrica Extract to ensure that your skin maintains an even skin tone and long-lasting hydration. This is a light-weight, non-sticky, fast-absorbing product, that contains SPF 13 and protects your skin from the harmful UVA and UVB rays of the sun.

2. Do Not Forget The Sunscreen

While playing Holi may seem like all fun and games, staying out in the sun for a long period of time could eventually cause you to get a tan. To avoid this, apply some sunscreen to your skin just before you leave the house. The Daily Use Sunscreen SPF 30, is a great everyday product to use for those who have an oily or combination skin type. In addition to containing SPF 30, the Daily Use Sunscreen SPF 30, also contains Niacinamide which is an ingredient that is known for brightening one's skin. This is a lightweight, non-greasy broad-spectrum sunscreen that protects the skin from the harmful UVA and UVB rays of the sun. If you are someone who has sensitive skin, we suggest going with the Sunscreen For Sensitive Skin. Specially formulated for dry and sensitive skin, this is a perfume free, lightweight, non-greasy cream that easily spreads on your skin. It protects your skin from the harmful UVA and UVB rays of the sun while also preventing skin ageing due to extreme exposure to the sun. Kaya's Youth Protect Sunscreen SPF 50 is a broad spectrum sunscreen that can be used by all skin types. This sunscreen contains geranium, an anti-oxidant which improves the elasticity of the skin and prevents the photoaging of the skin.

3. Lip Care Is As Important As Skin Care

When it comes to prepping your skin for Holi, it is important to ensure that your lips are well taken care of. Kaya has a range of lip balms that are sure to suit your every mood. This is a range of nourishing lip balms that are known to moisturize dry and chapped lips. Additionally, these lip balms contain SPF  which protect your lips from the harmful UVA and UVB rays of the sun.

Holi is a fantastic festival to celebrate and with the skin prep mentioned above, you are sure to have all the fun and none of the drama when it comes to Holi.

Want the perfect post-Holi skincare routine? Check out 3 Post-Holi Skin Care Tips That Will Definitely Have Your Skin Thanking You.

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