The major misconception is that drying and scrubbing acne prone, oily skin will clear up acne and blackheads. The opposite is true. When skin becomes overly dry from scrubbing and over-applying drying products such as benzyoil peroxide, it creates an environment in which the skin is signaled that it is too dry and produces more oil. Also, blackhead or comedones are further inflames from excessive scrubbing. Products that help dissolve sebum are the most effective. Use drying products sparingly and look to lightly moisturize oily skin. The goal is to keep the skin balanced.
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A mild sunburn treatment can be had at home with a few simple ingredients.
– Cool cloths are the best sunburn treatment and will help remedy swelling and inflamed skin. Steep chamomile tea and cool. Soak a cloth in it for a medicinal compress offering pain relief.
– Aloe Vera in a lotion or a topical steroid cream helps soothe redness and protects the skin.
– Headaches and fevers can be a result, so make aspirin and fluids part of your sunburn treatment kit.
Peeling skin is part of the healing process, but using lotion can help it along and prevent cracks and scarring.
If you have been considering a microdermabrasion procedure to purge your skin of fine lines, wrinkles, or age spots, or just freshen up; there is a new innovative technique that is gaining quickly in popularity. This newest skin resurfacing technique, the Dermafile Facial, offers everything the previous microdermabrasion techniques could do for you- but is quicker and has long lasting results. The application tool used for a Dermafile Facial is encased in finely crushed genuine diamonds, which serve to micro-polish and reveal a youthful new glow in a very short time.
Can the Dermafile Facial treatment be tailored to me?
The Dermafile procedure has advantages over other microdermabrasion processes. The diamond treatment serves to gently and carefully remove the outermost layer of skin, with less damage and aftercare than many popular applications on the market (that can use coarse materials akin to sandpaper or sand blasting). The diamond wand is used to gently slough as it passed over your skin to ensure the area being treated is removed of damaged or discolored layers of unwanted skin, and to guarantee that this is done in a way that leaves your skin smooth and evenly surfaced. Your technician can individually focus on hotspots of your skin particularly heavy in pigmentation or deeper wrinkles for a customized Dermafile Facial treatment.
This treatment differs over others in that it polishes the skin as it is administered, leaving skin extremely soft and velvety by the end of the custom session. Your technician is in complete control of how much skin is to be removed, and of the size of the diamond grit being used. Differences in size can be chosen based on what your unique skin treatment procedure requires, and often the larger choices are only used on the rougher areas of your skin (such as your elbows and knees).
How long is a Dermafile Facial treatment?
The entire Dermafile Facial procedure should take no more than an hour to perform, and is relatively painless. Often there is no need for topical anesthetics to be administered prior to a session. Patients can combine the Dermafile facial with other treatments for optimum results. Technicians may administer a chemical peel after your treatment to further enhance the results, as this peel will have a fresh layer of skin to be placed on.
This treatment is ideal for anyone who has a trouble area of skin they would like to be smoother, and works well for those looking to eliminate unwanted facial lines, age spots, wrinkles, or scarring. There are no known side effects and no prolonged downtime after the treatment. There is a small window of heightened skin sensitivity after your treatment, typically lasting no longer than 48 hours. The Dermafile Facial provides immediate results in a very quick window of time, and is able to be used on anyone who wants to rejuvenate their skin in a procedure shorter than the average lunch break.
Misconception: The higher the skin protection factor (SPF) sunscreen rating, the better it protects your skin.
FACT: The higher SPF sunscreen rating Factor does not provide a SIGNIFICANTLY higher sun protection.
SPF sunscreen ratings, which are soon to be revised by the FDA, only address the protection that a particular sunscreen offers from UVB rays, however, the best sunscreens offer both chemical and physical blockers, as well as antioxidants. A higher SPF sunscreen rating offers its users a false sense of security, while simultaneously, introducing a significantly higher level of toxins and harmful chemicals into the body.
For example, SPF 30 only has a 2 percent better protection rate than SPF 15, and SPF 40 only offer a 1 Percent better protection rate than a sunscreen with a Sunscreen rating of SPF 30.
Sunscreen, however, is very important as an added layer of protection from damaging sun rays which cause wrinkling, premature skin aging, and pigmentation. In order to most effectively enjoy the benefits of sunscreen, it is important to apply it every few hours throughout the day to keep your skin safe.