Posts Tagged ‘scar’

DIY ANTI-ACNE ANTI-SCARRING MASK

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

Here’s what you need to know. Manuka honey is created by bees who feed on the nectar of the Manuka flower, found in New Zealand. The ingestible and topical qualities and benefits have been renowned for many years. My friends and I can not stop talking about it. I did a personal experiment for two weeks, using this mask every other night, and can’t begin to tell you about the transformation in my skin. I don’t have a single blemish, I no longer have a dry chapped chin and my skin is mega-moisturized and plump. Almost like my fine lines shrunk! It’s almost weird. I might start doing it every night to see what miracles happen then! Anyway, I’m dying for you guys to try it and tell me if you have the same findings too. I’ve read about crash victims using it and healing everything with no scars too. Here’s how, just make sure you test a small area of your skin first to make sure you’re not allergic:

TOOLS:

  • A Jar of Manuka Honey — Make sure it’s 100% raw with a Bio Active 12+ or higher and it’s cold-pressed, which makes it anti-bacterial. I love this one used on Chloe below as well as this one.
  • A Muslin Cloth (or wash cloth) — this three-pack is my favorite. I’m going to do a tutorial dedicated specifically to why you have to switch from splashing your face to using a muslin cloth to wipe it clean. It gently exfoliates while it wipes and will change the texture of your skin for the better.

tbd manukaSTEPS

If you’re not a DIY kind of gal, start looking for products with Manuka Honey in them, if only for the intense moisture it provides! There’s this Manuka Mask Single ($4), this face mask and this moisturizer.

**Disclaimer: I am not a doctor and skincare is not one-size-fits-all. As with all products that you put on your skin, be your own advocate, talk to your dermatologist, do a patch test and decide for yourself what is right for you.

THE ONLY WAY TO POP!

post + photos by amy nadine, graphic design by eunice chun

I tell my clients this so much, I feel like a broken record. If you squeeze a whitehead:

  • you inflame it and the tissue around it
  • it bleeds and scabs over, making it harder to cover up
  • it ends up lasting a week instead of a few days
  • you might even damage the skin, leaving you with a scar.

But I get it. You wake up and there’s an unsightly whitehead on your chin. You can’t go to work or class and subject your peers to it. They’ll lose their appetites! But that doesn’t mean you should annihilate your face either and walk in with a scab. Here’s what you can do instead: (more…)

I THOUGHT YOU SHOULD KNOW…

photo: weheartit.com  post designed by lauren conrad

Dark spots, premature aging, and wrinkles- oh my!! ‬Summer is quickly
approaching which means long days spent in the sunshine. Today we shudder
at our mother’s stories of applying baby oil to their skin before
tanning. Today we are much more aware of the drastic side effects of
too many hours in the sun. But is it possible that we have become too
cautious about that shining sphere in the sky? So we ask, how much sun
is too much sun? Well listen up ladies because here’s the scoop…

The good stuff:

One of the biggest benefits of sunshine is that it provides your body
with Vitamin D. This helps your body protect itself against internal
cancers, as well as various neurological, cardiovascular, immune and bone
diseases, osteoporosis, depression, breast cancer, and even affects diabetes and obesity (just to name a few). What’s that you say? Sunshine can help prevent cancer? That’s right kids!

The not so good stuff:

It’s a well known fact the too much sun exposure can cause skin damage
such as benign tumors, wrinkles, freckles and skin discoloration.  But
a scarier threat is the big C. UV radiation from the sun is the
number one cause of skin cancer today. Also caused by over exposure to
the sun are Pre-cancerous skin lesions which are less threatening, but
must be surgically removed by a doctor. I am speaking from experience.
I have two scars on my back and I only have my failure to properly apply
sunscreen to blame.

But what does this all mean??

The sun both causes cancer and prevents it?? Then what do I do? I think
the lesson to take away here is that the sun is a wonderful thing.
It’s beneficial to our health and if enjoyed responsibly it’s nothing
to be afraid of.  So here are a few tips…

-Hats and sunglasses aren’t just accessories.  They can provide
protection to both your face and eyes. So bring them along on your
adventures in the sun.

– SPF 30 is most recommended.  Try a spray-on brand. They only take a
moment to apply.

– If possible avoid direct sunlight between the hours of noon and 3pm
because this is when the sun is at its strongest.

resources: http://www.oasisadvancedwellness.com/ http://www.webmd.com