Dr. Jamuna Pai - Pioneer of Cosmetology in India
Skincare expert to Miss Diva India 2013
Dr. Jamuna Pai, a renowned name in cosmetology in India and an eminent aesthetic physician, was the skincare expert for the Miss Diva 2013 pageant. “I firmly believe that fitness and beauty are inter-connected. Fitness of the body and of the mind both make a person look and feel beautiful inside and this is reflected on the outside too,” says the beauty expert, under whose guidance the 14 finalists of the pageant attained healthy, glowing skin.
Dr. Pai, who has an eye for detail and is a perfectionist by nature, ensured that she spent enough time with each contestant to understand their problems, requirements and what their current skincare routine was. After deliberating on all factors, she tailor-made skincare routines for each girl. “I understand the rigmarole of hectic schedules, stress, constant training under the experts and shoots that all our girls have to undergo in the last few days before one of them gets the crown. Hence, I try to keep the regime simple and easy to adhere to,” she says.
Easy susceptibility to zits and pimples and a skin that is oily one day and dry as a bone the next, were some of the most common problems she addressed. Besides these, problem areas such as dark circles were some of the other issues that needed to be dealt with. Under her supervision, her team of doctors and dermal therapists treated the girls.
Dr. Pai is among the most sought after cosmetic physicians in the country with four clinics in Mumbai and Pune. She is a columnist for leading national and international publications and has been grooming girls for the Miss India beauty pageant for 17 years. Her foresight and vision have led her to be a part of the advisory board of various companies. Recently, a daily newspaper listed her among one of the 50 most influential people who impact Mumbai.
She has made a difference through her field of expertise to thousands of women while at the same time inspiring many others to enter this field, which has contributed towards their economic growth, social development and empowerment. Educating and empowering people, especially women, is of utmost importance to her. Recently, she was bestowed with the Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award for her contribution to the field of skincare. Selected by an elite panel of politicians and social workers, the recipient of this award is chosen on the basis of their outstanding services, achievements and contributions to their particular profession. Talking about her treatment plan for the contestants Dr. Pai says, “I, along with my team of doctors, always work towards giving the contestants a healthy glowing skin. Some of the tips I give the girls include
- Apply a mud-pack once a week to absorb excess sebum
- A clear gut avoids constipation and acidity
- Eat green vegetables and fruits regularly
- Drink plenty of water
- Take supplements of Vitamin A, zinc and antioxidants
- Do not squeeze or ‘pluck’ a pimple
- Feel free to use makeup as long as you cleanse your skin well before retiring for the day."
At the end of their session, Blush Clinics gifted a range of its own homecare products to each girl.
For more info, visit www.missdiva.com
|Publication: The Times Of India Mumbai;||Date: Sep 24, 2013;||Section: Bombay Times;||Page: 27|