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Tips For Caring For Skin After Hair Removal Treatment

Posted by on Jun 22, 2015 in Uncategorized |

If your first laser hair removal treatment is looming, you might be wondering about what the days afterward are going to bring. Luckily, laser hair removal is a fairly easy process, as is the recovery period afterward. When you know what you need to do to protect your skin, you can help improve the condition of your skin after laser hair removal treatment. Exfoliating and Shedding Loose Hair In the weeks following your laser treatment, the skin in the affected area is going to develop what appears to be blackheads. This is a normal reaction, as it is your skin’s response to the shedding of hair follicles. If you want to speed the process along, you can exfoliate your skin gently with a loofah. Just remember not to use anything that’s too abrasive, because your skin may remain sensitive for a few days after the treatment. Dealing with Irritation and Itch The first few days that follow a laser hair removal treatment are often plagued with some itching and mild irritation. You might find your skin to be abnormally itchy, sensitive or red. Your dermatologist may suggest using an aloe cream or hydrocortisone lotion to help soothe it. Avoiding Damage from the Sun Your skin may become more sensitive to the sun’s ultraviolet rays in the days or weeks after laser hair removal. The best thing you can do for your skin in this case is to use a quality sunscreen product. Don’t dismiss this as unimportant – a sunburn on skin that’s recently been treated for hair removal can be painful. You’ll also want to skip the tanning bed for a couple of days after treatment, just to be safe. Addressing New Hair Growth After a laser treatment, once the skin recovers, you’re likely to see some new hair growth. Don’t touch the tweezers, no matter how tempting they may be. You can use a depilatory product or a razor, but if you tweeze it, you’ll pull the follicle out. Leaving the follicle in place is key to making sure that subsequent treatments eliminate any residual hair. Laser treatments for hair removal can make an otherwise persistent problem much easier to deal with. Unfortunately, if you don’t know how to properly care for your skin afterward, it can be increasingly difficult. With the tips presented here, you’ll be able to face your first treatment with confidence, because you’ll know how to care for your skin afterward to help ensure success. If you have specific questions about laser hair removal, talk with a doctor at a place like Drs. Young & Wouters Calgary Vein &...

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A Busy Mom’s Guide To Pampering Yourself For Wellness

Posted by on Mar 5, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

As a busy mother, you have so many things to do and so many people to take care of. It can be easy to put yourself last, but your mental and emotional well-being is important! Stress feels awful, but did you know it’s actually physically bad for you? In fact, the American Psychological Association states that chronic stress can increase your risk of heart problems and depression. Taking care of yourself truly is an investment in your health and your family’s future.  Here are three tips to help you relax and pamper yourself as a busy woman: 1. Take a bubble bath. A bubble bath is a simple way to pamper yourself that costs almost nothing and takes no time at all. You can do it from the comfort of your own home. Ask your partner and kids (if they’re old enough to understand) to please not disturb you; then luxuriate in a deliciously hot bubble bath. For a little extra “adult” fun, pour yourself a glass of your favorite wine and grab some easy reading. Essential oils can make a lovely addition to your bathwater. Lavender, in particular, is a soothing choice that can quiet even the most restless mind. 2. Buy yourself a present. Do you remember how exciting it was to get a present as a kid? Recapture that feeling of joy and spoil yourself just a little! Your present doesn’t have to break the bank. Indulge yourself with a simple, sensual gift. If you’re a chocolate lover, buy yourself a box of high-quality truffles. A good bottle of wine is an excellent choice if you are a wine aficionado, and if you’re an avid reader, why not get yourself a hardcover novel that catches your eye? 3. Plan a “staycation” day. Taking a vacation doesn’t have to mean leaving town. Give yourself a break by taking the day off and having some local fun. First, ask your partner to watch the kids for the day or if that isn’t an option, hire a babysitter. Then pay a visit to a local spa where you can get pampered like a princess. Many spas have package deals that offer discounts when you purchase multiple services. Try getting a package that includes a sauna, massage, and facial. You’ll leave feeling relaxed and beautiful: like a whole new woman! Being a mother is a full-time job. You’re the home teacher, chef, and designated snuggle-giver. On top of that, you’ve got a household to run and perhaps a job outside of the home. You’re up for the job, but sometimes you need a little time to recharge. These three tips will help you pamper yourself in an affordable and accessible way. Go to...

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