Let's face it, although we may love the winter months, a dip in the temperature also calls for a special skincare regime. During the cold winter months, the skin tends to look dry and dehydrated, and with the on-going wedding season in India, it's time to get our glow back!
Say hello to one of the most elegant women we know, Dr. Kiran Sethi. She charms us with her personality and makes us all glow to look our gorgeous best. Dr. Kiran is an extremely well-known Dermatologist in New Delhi who is successfully running Isya Derm in the national capital. Born & Brought up in New York, Dr. Kiran Lohia moved to Delhi a few years ago and within a short span of time, she has made her mark in the city. From loyal clients to a strong social media following, Dr. Sethi dons many hats.
Columbia University-educated skin specialist Dr. Kiran Lohia brings innovative solutions, therapies and programs tailor-made especially for your skin. We caught up with Dr. Kiran Sethi to decode the secret to glowing skin.
How did you begin your journey as a dermatologist? I always knew I wanted to be a doctor, but when I would do rounds, each field seemed disjointed from the rest. The only field that seemed to be the mirror to the whole body and to unify the entire system was the skin! It was the most challenging and the most satisfying to give people happiness and solace! So I chose dermatology in my medical training time!
Who inspires you?
My mom inspires me. She is a source of constant strength. She is a doctor herself and worked 80 hours a week and still pushed me to learn music, dance and be the best version of myself. She was at every class and every performance cheering me on. She is magic.
One thing you absolutely love about what you do? Giving people results and motivating them to take agency for their own happiness!
What motivates you to keep going every day?
Knowing that I am supporting men and women in their goals, giving them joy and supporting people who work for me and giving them a livelihood. Also, my job is my passion. I love learning and growing.
What are the challenges you faced while making it big? When I started out a lot of people didn’t take me seriously because I look young. But then I told them that no I’m just good at my job.
What does beauty mean to you?
Beauty is feeling comfortable in your own skin.
The best beauty regime to follow on a daily basis? Use a good cleanser based on skin type
A vitamin C cream or fluid
Ensure to use a sunblock before you step out. Antioxidant or antiaging serum
Last but most importantly a moisturiser Tell us your secret to glowing skin? I always moisturise and use a vitamin C and ferulic acid serum or cream no matter what. I do a brightening facial or silklove, and a laser facial monthly like focus toning, neo or clear lift.
Skincare treatments a bride should consider? Bliss facial- oxygen based glow with collagen boosting for instant results.
NY facial 4D that helps to bring back you glow while fighting pigmentation, uneven skin texture and fine lines.
PowerFacial 4D: An all-inclusive luxury facial that will give you lasting results for months. Power Facial and Power Facial 4D both use MDA, LED, peel, and tightening technology. Power Facial uses AFT and Power Facial 4D uses ClearLift 4D for a more customized approach. It fights dullness, fine lines, uneven complexion, anti-aging, glam. You should avoid this if you have an event in 3-4 days. Some results can be seen immediately but, full results can be seen within 1 week.
The best way to cure a zit? A sulfur based or benzoyl peroxide based cream- tiny amount once a day. Don't go overboard or you will burn your skin.
The best diet for healthy skin? Your diet should compromise of 80% fruits, nuts and seeds. Having 8 glasses of water a day is a must. You should also add lemon, ginger, turmeric and black pepper to your water twice a day.
Things to eliminate from your diet for good skin? No dairy
Pros and cons of laser hair removal?
Its all pro, no cons!
Describe your personal style?
Elegant with a dash of charm and personal panache.
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