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Top 5 Causes of Dark Circles

Having dark circles is one of the most dreaded yet common skin concern. Almost everyone has them to some extent. Even some of the major celebrities often have to resort to concealers and make-up to hide their dark circles. We have to understand that some people just naturally have dark circles because they are genetically …

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Understanding Reactions to Skincare Products

Let’s begin with a misconception: “A genuine skincare product will never cause a reaction”. That is simply and completely false. There are many factors that can contribute to skin reactions and sensitivities. These may be present in genuine products, natural skincare products, or even products “certified” to be gentle on the skin. MerryDerma always recommends …

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Why We Prefer Mineral / Physical Sunscreens

What is a Physical / Mineral Sunscreen? Physical sunscreens protect the skin from UV rays by forming a physical barrier on the skin (like a shield). They are often made of minerals such as zinc oxide or titanium dioxide (thus, are often also interchangeably called mineral sunscreens) They are different from chemical sunscreens, which are …

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Sunscreen – A Skin Care Essential

Whether the outdoors are sunny or cloudy, the sun rays are always present and you’re exposed to them in more ways than you’d expect. The harmful UV rays can penetrate through clouds, and can even pass through windows of cars and buildings; they’ll be milder, but nevertheless still damaging. Previously the importance of sunscreen was …

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Summers and Eczema

Eczema is mostly associated with dry cold winter weather, as the humidity that provides moisture in the air decreases. The dry air often results in dry skin, which can worsen eczema. But in few cases it is quite the opposite. Some people experience worse eczema during the summer months… Hot temperatures can aggravate eczema in …

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Turmeric – The Ultimate Healing Spice

It’s very natural to assume that most people have this specific spice always available in their desi households – that spice being turmeric. We use them in our everyday cooking, as no desi dish is complete without a pinch of turmeric aka ‘haldi‘ in it. Since childhood, we’ve always heard our elderly telling us about …

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Spring Allergies and Eczema

For some people spring season is all about blossom, buds, green grass, flowers and their splendor. But for many others it’s about coughing, sneezing, having watery eyes, skin rashes and breathing issues. My family comes in the latter category. My husband and I just have the standard symptoms and we associate spring with sniffling mostly; …

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Back to Full Time School

COVID schooling has been a very different experience for the students as well as the parents. But as humans, we adapt really quickly; whatever comes our way. So this virtual schooling system, difficult at first, later became a new normal. Now the irony is, sending our kids back to 5 days a week face to …

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