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Burn Scar Prevention With Lavender Essential Oil

file6311331753644Lavender Helps Burn Pain and Scar Appearance Improvement

Several years ago, I had never heard of essential oils. One day, I took a plate of manicotti out of the microwave, and while carrying the plate, with cheese and sauce so hot it was bubbling still, I tripped and spilled the entire plate against my bare chest. The resulting burn was so bad that when I wiped the sauce and cheese from my chest with a towel, it pulled skin off with it, leaving me with second- and third-degree burns.

A quick visit to the ER later, and I was sent home with some cooling gel and antibiotics as well as pain medication, narcotics. While the narcotic pain medication did help reduce the pain and allow me to sleep some at night, during the day, in the heat of West Texas where I lived, it did little to alleviate the pain and made my head fuzzy and concentration was difficult.

A friend of mine mailed me something she swore would be a magic cure for my pain. I was skeptical. It seems whenever you let people know there’s something wrong, everyone has their own ‘home remedy’ to ‘cure’ your condition. Well, this time, she was right. What she sent me was lavender essential oil, a 15ml bottle. Read the rest of this entry »

Alternative Ear Wax Removal Home Remedies

Keep Ears Healthy and Clean by Removing Earwax

Particularly during the spring months, when it’s warm enough for ear wax to flow, but cool enough it gets congealed in your ear, knowing how to safely remove ear wax is important. It’s not the most pleasant topic to talk about, but removing ear wax can help you hear better, and help keep your ears safer by helping to prevent infection. My son has had frequent ear infections as a child, so I have learned over the years, both from our pediatrician and personal experience, how to properly clean ears and remove earwax without damaging the ear. Read the rest of this entry »

At-Home Dry Skin Care Treatments and Tips

Treat Dry Skin and Prevent it from Coming Back

Dry skin doesn’t have to be a fact of life. In fact, soft, supple, smooth skin can absolutely be had, with only a little bit of time and effort, and without spending a fortune. While you can purchase over-the-counter products, it’s not necessary to spend a lot of money to treat dry skin.

Dry Skin Isn’t Normal Read the rest of this entry »

Tatooed or Permanent Makeup: Pros and Cons of Tatooed or Permanent Cosmetics

To Never Have to Apply Eyeliner Again?

While the idea sounds convenient, it’s important to realize the decision to get permanent makeup is a big one and it should treated as such. Permanent makeup is a form of tattooing and there are dangers and consequences from tattoos that must be considered. Additionally, ‘permanent’ makeup means just that: permanent.

Let’s start with the pros, the good reasons why someone might want to consider permanent makeup. Read the rest of this entry »

The Truth About Acne and Acne Treatments for Teens

Acne Might Be a Symptom or a Medical Condition

One myth about acne is that all acne is the same, all acne comes from the same causes, and all acne can be treated the same. Adult acne and teen acne are often quite different, and even with teens, acne can be caused by many different things.

Another common misconception about acne is that it’s caused by being unclean or not taking proper care of the skin, particularly for those with acne on their faces. The truth is, the opposite is sometimes true: washing the face too frequently can cause acne flares! Read the rest of this entry »

Why Mineral Makeup is a Good Choice

Oil Based Vs. Mineral Based Cosmetics

My daughter sells Mary Kay cosmetics and products. A fellow writer friend sells Avon products. Both Avon and Mary Kay offer mineral powder foundation, concealer, blush, eye shadow and more. I’ve never been one to wear much makeup, but I did like to put on a little powder before going out, to cover the redness and dryness that is caused by the medical conditions with which I struggle. Read the rest of this entry »

How to Choose a Perfume or Cologne to Attract a Partner

Why Humans Wear Perfume: Pheromones and Fragrances

All human beings secrete pheromones, which are chemical scents that our bodies produce, specifically for attracting other humans. All animals, humans included, produce these scents that attract members of their same species. Generally, the scents are to attract the opposite gender, in order to facilitate procreation and thus ensure the survival of the species.

Therefore, it makes sense that scent is directly, biologically, chemically ingrained as part of the mating ritual. Factor that out to the social aspect of dating, mating, marrying, etc., and you get perfumes and colognes meant to entice the opposite gender by making the male or female smell ‘more’ male or female. The point: to be more sexually exciting or interesting to members of the opposite sex. Read the rest of this entry »

Why and How to Exfoliate Skin

Learn the Reasons to and How to Exfoliate Skin Without Causing Damage

It’s likely you’ve heard the word ‘exfoliate’, but you might not know what it means or how or why you should do it. Exfoliating skin simply means that you’re removing the dry and flakey skin, dead skin, toxins, pollution and build up from the skin so that it’s stimulated, clean and prepared to make new skin that is radiant, clean and fresh.

Skin doesn’t last forever. Our skin cells are constantly being created to replace existing skin, and that skin eventually sloughs off and the new skin comes to the surface. Sometimes, the old skin sticks around and doesn’t flake off completely, and this can cause cracks, lines, itchiness, blotchiness, blemishes and more on the surface of the skin. When this dead skin doesn’t completely fall off, it can also clog pores, which can eventually lead to breakouts and acne that can be quite unsightly or uncomfortable. Read the rest of this entry »

Benefits of Skin Exfoliation

For Beautiful, Healthy, Youthful Skin

Exfoliation can help make skin radiant and blemish-free for everyone, including men, women, teens and children.

Skin exfoliation is a simply the process of cleansing the skin and removing dead skin, dry skin flakes and other debris that accumulates in the pores and on the surface of the skin. Regular exfoliation has many skin and appearance benefits and is an easy task to add to a beauty or bathing routine. There are many benefits to skin exfoliation and below are a few of the most prominent.

Skin Exfoliation Removes Dead Skin Read the rest of this entry »

Exercises to Firm Up Sagging Breasts Naturally Without Surgery

Perky Breasts Without Costly and Dangerous Surgery

Let’s face it, ladies: our breasts aren’t the same as they were when we were younger. It doesn’t matter what age you are, that statement is still always going to be true. For some of us, though, after having children, gaining and losing weight (sometimes repeatedly), breastfeeding and simply getting older, our breasts lose the perkiness of youth and begin to sag.

Fortunately, there is a solution to help firm up and undroop those sagging breasts, naturally and without surgery. Granted, these techniques won’t work as well as surgery, and nothing you do, even expensive surgery, will ever give you back the breasts you had when you were 18, but these proven exercises can help give your confidence and your breasts a boost.

Push ups Help Firm up Sagging Breasts Naturally Read the rest of this entry »

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