Posts Tagged ‘skin care’

Aftercare Tips For A Vibrant Tattoo

Monday, May 20th, 2013

skin care,tattooTattoos have become a rage among the people especially youngsters. People, who get a tattoo done, consider it as a medium of expressing themselves. You might take special time to select a perfect design for the tattoo and also use the services a professional tattoo artist. But is that enough to get a vibrant tattoo? No it is not. After you get your tattoo done, it is very essential that you take proper care of it. This article will guide you on how to take care of your tattoo so that it can look original and vibrant always.

First rule would be to leave the bandage over the tattoo. The artist will cover up the tattoo with a protective bandage so that the bacteria do not invade it because a tattoo is actually a wound. After may be two hours you can remove the bandage. Clean the tattoo and the area around it with lukewarm water and some liquid antibacterial mild soap. Then gently pat that area dry using a soft towel. Then apply an antimicrobial ointment on the tattoo.

Do not forget to apply the antibacterial ointment on the tattoo at least two times a day for a few weeks. You can take a shower with the new tattoo but do not allow it to saturate. Do not soak the tattoo in a hot tub or a bathtub. Avoid swimming for about 2 to 3 weeks. When the tattoo itches do not scratch or pick at it. Protect your tattoo from the harsh sun rays even after it is healed completely.

Tattoo Aftercare – Precautions You Should Take

Sunday, February 17th, 2013

tattoo aftercare, tattooTattoos are open wounds and they are very sensitive. They are susceptible to various kinds of infections. You must stay very careful as soon as you have got a new tattoo. You must keep the tattoo as clean as possible so that no infection builds on it. Each one’s body is different and the healing time of each individual is also different. The process of drying and the time taken depends on the skin type and the technique used by the tattoo artist. Some of the aftercare precautions are-

When you leave the studio after doing the tattoo put a bandage around it so that there is no outside contact with the tattoo. After 2-3 hours remove the bandage which you had put. As the tattoo is like an open wound it may bleed for the first 24 hours.

When handling the tattoo like removing the tattoo clean your hand thoroughly with warm water and antiseptic soaps. Use clean towel to dry. When you remove the bandage do it slowly and be gentle. Clean the tattoo with antiseptic lotions. Do not scrub it or rub it. Allow the tattoo to dry. It helps in faster and better healing.

Follow it by applying emu oil. The oil has fatty acids and which increases the circulation in the affected area. It also does not block the pores as the other oils do. It also helps in keeping the tattoo moisturized. The oil helps getting rid of the discomfort and the redness. Use the oil twice or thrice a day.

With proper care from the beginning you will be able to enjoy the tattoo lifetime.

Skin care for a new born

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

skin care tips, Skin care for new bornThe newborn baby was in their mother’s womb for the period of nine months in amniotic acid. Their skin is more sensitive, when they come out to the world in the different environmental temperature. Their sweat glands are not active fully. So it takes time to adapt to the outer environmental temperature. Their skin is soft and tender. Touching them is a pleasurable moment in life. Their skin will easily get irritated, it results in rashes and allergies. Due to the inactive sweat glands, their skin is dry. Take care of their skin is more important. Here are some ways to take of the newborn’s skin.

  • Cover them properly, because the outer temperature is new to them. In winter, cover the feet and hands with glove to protect them. In summer, you can use a humidifier to retain the temperature in the room. This may protect the baby from sunburns.
  • Newborns no need of bathing regularly. Bath them twice or thrice in a week. The water should be warm and not hot. Use moisturizer baby soap. Do not use adult soap, which contain chemicals. Some wiper may make the rashes on the baby’s skin. So watch them carefully for rashes. If it occurs please do not use the unnamed wipers.
  • Do not use baby powders after bathing. It will close the pores of the baby’s skin. This will cause rashes on their skin.
  • Use moisturizer cream after bathing. This will retain the moisture on the baby’s skin.
  • Breastfeed them regularly to keep them hydrated.

Causes and cure of crow’s feet

Friday, January 11th, 2013

crow’s feet, skin careCrow’s feet are usually the first wrinkles that you can notice when you near your mid life. These wrinkles appear on the corner of your eyes when you contract your face muscles. These dynamic wrinkles are extremely noticeable with actions like a smile or a squint.

Causes

There are many causes for the occurrence of these aging signals. The reasons include sun exposure, menopause, smoking, squinting and many more. Generally people with lighter skin are more prone to crow’s feet than persons with dark skin. The UV ray tends to damage collagen and elastin which leads to lax skin. Years of consistent squinting can gradually form almost permanent wrinkles. The habit of squinting adds naturally to crow’s feet. Smokers are also prone to early crow’s feet because smoking also reduces the collagen and elastin fibers. Presence of estrogen in females prevents crow’s feet; this is why women after menopause develop finer lines of these dynamic wrinkles.

Cure

If an experienced and qualified doctor exercises caution while administering the injection of a prescription drug called Botox. Proper Botox injections work on and can cure crow’s feet. Botox injections are very costly but do not provide a permanent solution. But what it promises is instant affect. This treatment for crow’s feet if adopted should be adopted on a regular basis depending upon the response of a person’s skin which varies from one person to another. Another reliable option is anti-aging creams that contain phytessence Wakame. These boost the skin with collagen and elastin which stops the popping of these wrinkles.

 

Effective solution for dark knees and underarms

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

dark knees cure, dark underarms cure, white underarms, white kneesDark knees and underarms is a serious handicap to wearing the stylish sleeveless and short attires. Are you too down because of your dark underarms and knees? Well, nothing to worry about as there are a number of easy steps that can help you to get a fairer appearance so that you can confidently turn up in to your trendy spaghetti top or the coveted LBD. Here are the tips.

Tips for dark knees

  • Make a scrub with honey, lemon juice and brown sugar. Scrubbing the skin would help to remove the dead skin layer, one of the main reasons for your dark knee. However, don’t use the scrub on dry skin directly and make sure to wet it up before applying the scrub.
  • Glycolic acids would be good as well. Glycolic acid obtained from sugar cane is capable of replacing the damaged skin getting you whiter and younger skin.

Tips for dark underarms

  • Lemon is really helpful in removing the dead cells from the underarm area leaving you with a fresh surface. Take a slice of lemon and rub the slice gently on the underarm area.
  • Make a pack with cucumber juice & turmeric powder. Add on lime juice to it as well for a better fight against the dead cells. Apply the mixture on the underarm region and leave it for nearly an hour. Wash it off properly for a glowing look.
  • Vitamin E enriched body oil would also help in whitening the underarms.

Getting Rid Of Dark Spots And Skin Blemishes

Tuesday, December 25th, 2012

Dark Spots, Skin BlemishesWhat causes dark spots in the skin? Melanin is a skin pigment that gives the color to skin. If the skin produces more melanin, then it causes uneven colored patches and dark spots. An enzyme called tyrosinase causes over production of melanin. Skin discoloration can be caused by Melasma, spots due to age, hyper pigmentation, Linea Fusca, Reihl’s Melanosis and due to some insect bites. More importantly, over exposure to the sun creates dark patches and dark spots. Some diseases and body conditions such as pregnancy, liver disease, Hemachromatosis, can also cause skin dark spots. Some medications can also cause dark spots such as Estrogens, Phenytoin, Tetracycline and Sulfonamides. To treat skin patches and dark spots, there are effective chemicals and some natural alternatives as well.

Here Are Some Great Tips For Getting Rid Of The Skin Dark Spots And Blemishes:

  • Lemon is a great and simple cure for dark spots, apply lemon to the spot daily and leave on with Honey or vinegar applied on top of it.
  • Papaya contains a skin essential enzyme called papain. The daily application of raw papaya can remove the dark spots.
  • Onion juice along vinegar can act as great and slow cure for age created dark spots or Melasma.
  • Aloe Vera juice is a great natural treatment for removing dark spots. This daily treatment can remove the spots in a month’s time.
  • Avoid direct sun exposure, if needed applies sunscreen cream or lotion in order to avoid dark spots due to sun UV exposure.

All the skin care treatments are slow in response, be patient and continue the routine to have a fresh and healthy skin.

Pros and Cons of Chemical Skin Peeling

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Chemical Skin Peeling, Chemical Peeling of skinThese days there are many chemically induced beauty treatments which people are going for to enhance their looks. Out of the many treatments, women go for chemical peeling a lot. Chemical skin peeling is a process which is done by professionals in a sterile condition in order to get rid of pimple marks and acne marks or any kind of skin patches or sunspots.

  • How Is Chemical Peeling Done?

Some natural or synthetic ingredients are used in the peel in order to loosen and take off the skin’s glue material which holds the old cells together. Then the method is carried on with precision to peel off the old skin. It can be said that it’s kind of a polishing job to reveal younger skin beneath by getting rid of the old cells.

  • Advantages Of Chemical Peeling

If this is done, skin looks visibly younger and old marks and patches can be removed to reveal glowing, smooth skin. This is a safer and faster method to get rid of wrinkles and age spots as compared to face lifts and Botox shots, respectively. However it’s not a substitute for deep set wrinkles and severe burn marks.

  • Disadvantages Of Chemical Skin Peeling

They are expensive as compared to normal facials and skin peel creams or face packs. If you have a serious medical condition for your skin, this chemical peeling might not work. Also if someone undergoes chemical skin peeling very regularly, the skin might tend to get loose and it can also lead to permanent scarring and irritations.

Dealing With Excessive Oily Skin

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

dealing with Oily Skin, skin careOne of the most common which people face with their skin is the oiliness and this results in irritation and discomfort. It makes the face greasy and it is also the cause of accumulation of soil membrane and dust on the face. Although it is tough to maintain an oily skin but it is not impossible. Even though you tend to wipe the oil after every few minutes it is generally irritating to do that every now and then.

Tips To Deal With Excessive Oily Skin

It is not always possible to get rid of the oily skin overnight. You would have to wait and follow some of the following tips in order to control the amount of oil secretion from your skin:

  • One of the best and the most common way of dealing with an oily skin is by using mild detergent to wash the face and body. But one thing that you have to remember is that the detergent must not contain high percentage of fatty substances. The detergent helps in the removal of excess sebum that is caused after the accumulation of dust and dirt. It also prevents the formation of acne and pimples on the skin and the best part is it does not have any kind of side effects.
  • Astringents that are herbal based can also be used to remove the excess oil from your skin. It is one of the most effective treatments and many doctors recommend this to their patients.

Why wheat germ oil is good for you

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

wheat germ oil, skin careIn most of the oil massages you will see wheat germ used in high percentages. This germ is based on wheat kernel and the unrefined part is the one that is used in the oil. The wheat germ is rich in Vitamin A and Vitamin D and also holds large amount of Vitamin E too. The reason why wheat germ is used in massage oil is because it helps in convenient massaging. It not only makes the skin smooth but also improves the overall health of the skin. You will also find wheat germ as the ingredient of many beauty products. There are many benefits of using wheat germ oil on the skin. Some of those advantages are given below:

Helps In Improving The Skin Condition– since wheat germ oil has high percentage of Vitamin E in it the skin remain soft all the while. With all the properties of wheat germ oil the skin is rejuvenated and revitalized after the massage therapy. If your skin has got a cut or bruise applying of wheat germ oil can improve the skin’s condition.

Helps In Improving The Blood Circulation– after a massage therapy with wheat germ oil the circulation of blood in the skin improves a lot. The oil plays a big role during the massage therapy and keeps the skin tight. Apart from all this it also helps in regenerating the cells of the skin after it gets damaged due to change in climate.

Step by step winter skin care tips

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

The chilly winds have started to blow once again and it is time you start to protect your skin before it dries up. When the winter season comes the skin tends to become dull, tight and dry and if you neglect it then there are chances that the skin will start aging prematurely. There are people who even have eczema and flaking skin during this time. So here are some of the tips that you can follow to take care of your skin during the winter season:

  • You must have noticed that the sun’s heat is not that effective during winter but the action of the UV rays can be very dangerous. So it is better you use a sunscreen lotion before going out. This will not only protect the skin from the harmful UV rays but will also keep the skin oily for some time. One thing that you must remember about the sun screen is that it should be a broad spectrum sunscreen. You must apply it on the areas that would remain exposed to the sun.
  • Since winter is a dry season it is important that the skin gets enough moisture. This problem can be solved if you use moisturizers for your skin. You can also choose non clogging oils for the same purpose but the oil has to be of sandal wood or mineral oil or of avocado. They contain substances such a sorbitol, glycerine and alpha hydroxyl acids that helps in keeping the skin hydrated.

Is bleaching harmful to your skin

Sunday, November 18th, 2012

bleaching on skin, skin careA very common question doing the rounds in the scene of skin care is that whether bleaching creams or pills would be harmful for the skin.  Bleaching, a common form of skin whitening process might make your complexion lighter for the time being but it’s extremely dangerous in the long run leading to severe skin issues. Why so and how? Well, the post here is all set to discus about the bad effects of bleaching on skin and the reasons behind it.

Bad Effects Of Skin Bleach

Regular bleaching would lead to an increased thinning of skin layer that in turn produces stretch marks early leaving you with an unsightly appearance at a young age. Then, since the beaching pills contain toxic properties these could cause damage in internal body organs like liver and kidney. Besides, skin bleaching would make your skin rougher, spotty and blotchy. It can also cause problems in the adrenal gland. Household bleaches, at times have been found to cause severe burns on the face. What more, as skin bleach contains carcinogenic properties, it can even lead to skin cancer as well.

Why Is Bleaching Dangerous?

Well, bleaching products are composed of hydroquinone & mercury that helps in changing the skin color. Hydroquinone is highly harmful toxic & a severely strong chemical involved in the photo processing sessions, rubber manufacturing & hair dyes. Mercury again is a toxic product and contains carcinogenic substances when used in bleaching creams in the form of Ammoniated Mercury which leads to cancerous issues in the body.

How to deal with a bad sun tan

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Sun tan, skin careExcess sun tanning can be very bad for your skin. It can dry your skin up beyond repair and that can cause the skin to age much faster. Another problem that you can face because of excessive sun tanning is hyper pigmentation of the skin. There will be a ununiformity of skin shade which is one of the most annoying effects of sun tanning. The UVB rays can cause Melanoma which is a kind of skin cancer and it can even result in death. Therefore, it is very important that you take care of your skin in the best way possible if you have a bad sun tan.

Scrubbing is the most important thing that you will have to do in order to take care of your sun burnt skin. There are a few things that you will need to and a few things that you will need and they are discussed as follows:

• Getting the face exfoliated by scrubbing
• You will also need an exfoliate scrub for the entire body.
• You will require a pumic stone and a loofah
• A bleaching agent like hydrogen peroxide or half table spoon of washing powder for your body.
• A toning and cleaning face pack that suits the skin. You should not go for facials if your skin is oily.
• You should also go for body lotion and moisturizing cream.

These are some of the things that you will have to consider when you are trying to deal with a bad sun tan.

How to care for burnt skin

Sunday, November 4th, 2012

skin burn careThe first thing that you have to figure out is the degree of your burn. There are three degrees of burn and the treatment will be different in these three cases.

  • A First Degree Burn

These are the mildest types of burns. Generally, a first degree burn will affect only the surface of your skin. They can be very painful and the skin may swell and turn red. In case of a first degree burn, you have to get the area soaked in cool water and keep it like that for about ten minutes. You should get the area washed gently with warm water. You should also keep the area protected with a clean bandage.

  • Second Degree Burn

Such burns will be painful and they will make blisters on your skin. They skin can swell and the area may start to look splotchy. Same as in the case of a first degree burn, you start by keeping the area soaked in cool water. Then, you should take good care of the area with antibiotic creams and keep the area covered with dry clean and a non sticky bandage. If you find that the burn is becoming redder, getting swelled or causing more pain and forming pus, it is advised that you call for a doctor right away.

  • Third Degree Burn

This is the worst case scenario and they cannot be taken care of at home. It is very important that you call 911 for immediate help if there is such an accident that would cause a third degree burn.

How to keep your skin hydrated during winters

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

hydrated skin, skin careWith the winter season just around the corner it is time to keep your skin hydrated because many people tend to have a dry skin during this time. The people who have this tendency get affected in the whole body and also on the face. The dryness in the air often results in dull and blotchy skin and also cracks the skin to a certain extent. The hydration of the skin begins when the inside of the skin gets proper amount of moisture. One of the best ways to keep the skin hydrated during the winter season is by watering it. That does not mean you will have to bath twice or thrice. Rather if you drink 8 to 10 glasses of water it will help to keep your skin hydrated. Following are some of more ways of how you can keep your ski hydrated during the winter season:

  • Exfoliation is one way of keeping the skin hydrated during winter. When you go for exfoliation the flaky and dry layers of the skin are removed and you are left with a more hydrated skin than what it was earlier.
  • Using of moisturizers that has naturals oils such as avocado and jojoba will be a good way to protect the skin from getting dehydrated. The reason for that is because they will help to form a layer over the skin that will protect it from getting dried up and will also keep the moisture intact and will not allow it to escape.

Causes of flaky skin

Saturday, October 27th, 2012

flaky skin, skin careThe main cause of flakiness of the skin is because of excessive dryness. Now the question is why the dryness occurs. Doctors have suggested some of the following reasons why it happens:

  • Facial cleansers– people often have the habit of using facial cleansers to wash their face but sometimes they are really harmful especially if the cleanser has sodium laurel sulfate in it. They make the skin dry and if you use warm water with it then it is more harmful.
  • Showering– this is done by people almost daily and different people have different ways of getting the water while bathing. Some use taps while some use bathtubs. However it has been proved that people who use taps get a dry skin and ultimately it results to flaky skin. The reasons behind that are the water strips which harm the natural oil of the skin.
  • Chlorine– swimming is something that may people practice and in every pool there is chlorine to keep the water pollution free. This chlorine is harmful if it is used in excess in the water. They make the skin dry and also results in pimples in the skin and face. That is many swimmers are forced to treat them with benzoyl peroxide.
  • Dehydration– poor hydration often results in flaky skin. If a person has the habit of drinking too much of alcohol then the same effect will be seen on his skin after a certain period of time. So you should always drink more water and less of alcohol.