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Monthly Archives: September 2016

Tips for Treating Sun Spots

Being out in the warm sun feels incredible on our skin, however all that sun can inflict significant damage. Before long all that sun begins to do things to the skin. A portion of the issues that happen later on comes in numerous structures, for example, wrinkles, skin stains, and even skin disease.

There are various diverse trademark manifestations of sun harm. There are sun spots (which are the most straightforward to see), wrinkles, the skin seems to have a “rugged” surface, and skin staining. Skin stains are otherwise called sun spots, liver spots, or age spots. Sun spots ordinarily begin showing up when a man is around 40 years of age, in spite of the fact that they can begin prior if there has been a considerable measure of sun introduction.

Sun spots occur where the pigmentation of the skin is a different color (usually it’s darker) than that of the rest of the skin. When the sun spots start to appear they may, at first, look a lot like freckles. With time some of these sun spots can develop into skin cancer and should be watched carefully.

When it comes to treating sun spots the obvious thing would be to avoid them in the first place. This can be done by taking care of the skin, especially when spending time outdoors. Apply a really good sun screen to the skin every time that you spend time outdoors, along with wearing protective clothing like long sleeves and a hat.

Once you begin noticing sun spots starting to appear then it’s time to start treating them. There are several different ways to accomplish this.

# Laser Treatment

One of the ways of treating sun spots is through laser treatment or other light techniques. This is accomplished by a dermatologist using flashes of light from a laser beam or other high intensity full-spectrum xenon lamp. What happens is that the outer skin is basically vaporized. When it heals the skin is lighter, tighter, and smoother.

# Bleaching Agents

There are products that the dermatologist may prescribe that contain an ingredient called hydroquinone. This procedure isn’t as harsh on the skin as the other methods are, but it does take a longer time to see results. This is also one of the less expensive ways to deal with treating sun spots.

# Chemical Peels

This option for treating sun-damaged skin is used to strip away the dead skin cells by removing the outer layers of the skin, which stimulates the growth of new skin that is healthy. A dermatologist can prescribe products like Retin-A for this purpose.

Visit with a dermatologist and see what options are best for you. They have the knowledge and experience with what you can expect to happen and how long it will take for you to see the desired result.

Once you treat your sun spots you’ll want to be sure to wear sun screen or the problem will more than likely return.

Simple Ingredient for Dry Skin

ingredient-for-dry-skinAs our bodies age, our sebaceous glands naturally produce less oil. The result is dry itchy skin. If we live in arid climates there are several natural remedies that can be used to combat the irritation and discomfort of dry skin.

# Cucumbers. Cucumbers can be used to help restore the natural ph balance to skin. They can be a revitalizing part of a facial and reduce swelling around the eyes.

# Oatmeal. Add oatmeal to warm bath water. It acts as an anti-itch remedy for dry chapped skin.

# Mayonnaise and vinegar. Dry scalps can produce dandruff, sloughing off of dry skin. Use cup of regular mayonnaise massage it into the scalp, put on a cap, rinse after 30 minutes. Vinegar can also be used in the shower as a rinse to combat a dry scalp.

# Over ripe bananas and avocado. Smash an over ripe banana and avocado, rub into the scalp, cover head and leave for one hour. The oils from the avocado will moisturize the scalp and add sheen and luster to hair.

# Increase humidity. Keep a pot of water simmering on the stove. The water will add moisture to the air and make skin feel less tight.

# Diet. Increase fatty fish like salmon, tuna or sardines to your diet. The omega-3 oils will add luster to skin. Fresh fruit and green leafy vegetables will also have a positive affect on the health of skin. Reduce the intake of sugars, carbs, and soda. Drink at least 8 glasses of water each day. Limit alcohol consumption as it has a natural dehydrating affect on skin.

# Gloves. Use gloves when doing housework or gardening. Protecting hands from the elements can help retain moisture in the skin.

# Petroleum jelly. For rough, dry or cracked feet, use petroleum jelly at night. Slather on an ample amount of petroleum jelly, place feet in baggies and put on socks. Although it will feel slimy, the product will absorb into the skin over night producing softer feet.

# Table Salt. Salt is a natural exfoliant. While skin is still wet, rub salt into the skin in circular motions to remove dry flakey skin. Salt can also replace harsh abrasives for cleaning in the kitchen.

# Vegetable or olive oil. Perfumed skin care products often have drying agents in them. Vegetable or canola oil can be used as a natural skin softener. A couple of tablespoons can be added to a warm bath or it can be applied to skin following a warm shower.

# Baking soda. Baking soda can be used for dry itchy skin. Add cup to a warm bath and soak. It can also be used as a paste to bring relief to severely dry patches.

Sometimes the best remedy for treating dry skin is from the inside out. Eating a healthy diet, drinking lots of water and staying out of the sun can reverse the signs of dry skin. When additional help is needed, it doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg to treat dry skin symptoms.

Fast Skin Care Treatment Tips

In this world that is by all accounts going at additional quick speed, it appears as though we are continually searching for alternate routes or approaches to do things speedier. Dealing with our skin is the same. There are ways dealing with our skin can be expert in less time. Utilizing some of these little deceives you will be amazed by how much time you can spare.

Wash your face astutely by utilizing a cream chemical that can be expelled with a tissue. This works best for evening time cleaning. Cream chemicals are typically made with oil, which breaks down things like sunscreen, cosmetics, earth, dependable lipstick, and waterproof mascara—all in one go of the tissue. Another in addition to is that the cream chemicals have lotions in them which spare time by expelling the need to put lotion on during the evening. In the event that your skin tends to be sleek you can in any case utilize this trap, just in the morning apply a gel chemical rather than the cream.

In the morning try using a combination cream that streamlines the different types of creams that are used in the morning. There are combination creams that are considered “all-in-one” creams. Typically they include a moisturizer, foundation, sunscreen, and even an anti-oxidant in the cream. If you like the products that you are using and don’t want to switch to an all-in-one combination product, you can make your own. Place all of your creams into the palm of your hand and apply them together, instead of taking the time to apply each one individually. When you are running late or in a rush, this little time-saver can help get you out the door quicker.

One of the biggest time-stealers is putting on your face cream too thick. When this happens you can spend anywhere from ten to fifteen minutes waiting for your skin to absorb the cream before you can apply the rest of your make-up. Avoid doing this by applying just a small amount (about the size of a dime) on key places on your face such as your cheeks, nose, chin and forehead, then all you have to do is blend the cream together.

A great shortcut for exfoliating your skin when you are in a hurry is to place a lip balm or gloss onto your cheekbones; just a little dab will do. This helps to give a healthy glow to the skin.

Facials help improve the skin’s tone. A fast facial is to apply egg whites with just a little bit of flour and then with your fingers smooth it on your face. Let it dry; it should take less than ten minutes. This is only a temporary solution, but it will tighten your pores and help to give a fresh look to your face.