Does Dermarolling Work?

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The Derma Roller is the go-to beauty treatment for fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scarring. The quest for younger-looking skin is a never-ending challenge.

Can I Improve My Skin?

We’ll try anything – invest in all the anti-aging goods the world has to offer in an attempt to reverse the tell-tale signs! We will try and drink three liters of water a day to keep our skin moisturized – why is it so easy to drink wine but so difficult to drink the recommended amount of water?

We’ll take the healthiest skin supplements in the belief they will improve the appearance of our fine lines and crow’s feet.

But, if the results are not exactly what we were hoping for, what is everyone turning to now? Introducing the ‘Derma roller.’

Derma Roller

The Derma Roller is the go-to beauty treatment for fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scarring.

What Exactly Is It?

The Derma Roller is still a relatively new addition in the field of beauty that originated in China. It is used to help you treat your skin and works by ‘activating’ the outer surface of the body, this allows your favorite cosmetics to penetrate deep into the skin, meaning that skincare products are able to filter further down into the skin where they’re needed.

Can Dermarolling Reverse Skin Aging?

Micro-needling is an effective treatment for reducing fine lines, wrinkles, and pore size, the collagen stimulation gained improves skin texture, as well as improving the appearance of acne scars.

The skin consists of two main layers. The epidermis and the dermis.

The epidermal cells turn over quickly, they are continually being produced below the epidermis, they move their way up and are eventually shed from the surface of the skin. It takes approximately twenty days for the cells to get from the base of the epidermis to the skin surface.

This continual process slows down as we age, but it is still extremely rapid when compared to the turnover of the dermis.

The dermis has a remarkably slow turnover. The half-life of dermal collagen is roughly fifteen years! So, what does this mean?

You are born with a specific amount of collagen in the dermis.

When you are 15 years old, only 50% of the original collagen remains, the rest has been replaced.

When you are 30 years old, only 25% of the original collagen remains in your skin.

When you are 45 years old, only 12.5% of the original collagen is still in your skin.

When you are 60 years old, you only have 6.25% of the original collagen in your skin.

skin profile

So, for example, you are 60 years old, some of the original collagen you had as a newborn is still in your skin. But, this collagen has had to deal with a lot over the 60 years, the sun creating most of the problems! It is not surprising over the years we get wrinkles and sun-damaged skin!

When collagen gets damaged, the body instantly repairs it but sadly, as we age, the repairs turn out to be sub-standard, and to make matters worse – we’re faced with decreasing collagen levels.

Does Dermarolling Work?

applying derma roller to cheek

The big deal with dermarolling is that you can deceive the body, and so trigger collagen and elastin much earlier than the natural rate of turnover.

Dermarolling with needles that reach the dermis causes small micro-injuries in the skin, and the body sees it as a high priority to correct them. These micro-injuries will trigger new collagen, but regrettably, the skin will never be as flawless as when you were young.

Alternative methods, such as acid peels or lasers can’t be used to reach the dermis due to the risk of scarring and hypopigmentation. But a derma roller can comfortably go that deep because it does not erode the skin, it only pierces it. As the areas that have been penetrated are surrounded by untreated skin, the regeneration happens very quickly.

Dermarolling will speed up the renewal of dermal proteins, collagen, and elastin in the dermis, and this can help to slow down, but not stop the signs of skin aging.

It takes a bit of time to achieve results because every time you roll, you only prick small fractions of the surface. Be patient and repeat the micro-needling procedure on yourself as often and as long as it takes, following the instructions you are given.

Dermarolling acne scars – perseverance rewarded:

You will need to have patience and persistence for long-term derma-rolling, but you are destined for good results. Significant improvement of acne scars is the most popular feedback I have seen.

Dermarolling sun-damaged skin:

You can expect great results in renewing the sun-damaged skin of the face, neck, and to a lesser extent the forearms and the back of the hands.

What Is Dermarolling?


You can never be sure how people are going to react when you announce to the world that you can benefit from rolling needles into your face.

The Microneedle Roller is a tiny, single manual cylinder device (similar to the electric roller probe you see used in beauty salons but quite a bit smaller) it has micro-needles that are made of stainless steel or titanium.

It is these tiny needles that penetrate the pores of the upper layer of the skin as you carefully roll the Derma-roller across the skin surface so as to penetrate but not cause any damage to your delicate skin.

About an hour after using the derma-roller, the skin pores begin to close again, but it is during this period the skin is able to absorb serums and creams that you apply a lot easier. The redness brought on by the treatment disappears after a few hours.

Derma rollers come in two varieties — stainless steel or titanium needles. There is a lot of confusion about which is better. Basically, it comes down to two things – durability and hygiene.

Titanium is a lot more durable because it’s a stronger alloy than stainless steel. This means the Titanium needles will last longer and remain sharp and won’t become blunt as fast as the stainless steel needles. However, titanium is not as sterile as stainless steel and requires more cleaning and aftercare.

Stainless steel, on the other hand, needles are sharper and more sterile but become blunts more quickly. My personal preference is stainless steel. It’s what medical professionals, tattoo artists, and acupuncturists use. But if you can’t find them, it’s really not that important what type you use.

These needles start at lengths of 0.25, 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0 and 2.5 mm. The length of the needle you use has to do with the part of the body where the roller will be used, and the problem you wish to resolve. If for example, we want to treat the face we use size 0.25 – 1.5 mm, and if you are going to treat the buttocks, or cellulite you use the size 2.0 – 2.5 for home treatment.

At Home Dermarolling V’s In-Clinic Dermarolling:

The main difference between at home and in-clinic is the needle length used. Although the method of treatment for skincare and professional needling techniques is similar, the course of action provides a remarkably different result.

Micro-needling performed in clinic utilizes a significantly longer needle, this creates a micro-channel for effective product penetration, the goal is to induce trauma. This trauma, deep inside the skin, kick-starts the wound-healing process, leading to stimulation of the fibroblast and increased production of collagen, hyaluronic acid, and elastin. This is in contrast to home treatments where the main benefit is to increase product penetration.

At-home derma roller needles tend not to be longer than 2.5mm, whereas those in a specialist clinic can go up to 5 or 6mm.

Is Dermarolling Painful?

This is entirely dependent on the length of the needles on the derma roller. At-home derma roller needles are short, so they don’t pierce the skin deep enough to cause too much pain. However, the use of anything over 1.5mm can be painful, specialist clinics will tend to apply numbing cream on your face about an hour before your treatments. With the use of longer needles, these might draw blood, but nothing to be frightened of, and with the use of an antiseptic solution this should prevent any infection.

Basic Advice – Using A Derma Roller:

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As everyone’s skin is different and we all tolerate treatments differently, common sense is required and alter any treatment according to how your skin is reacting. Do not increase any treatment believing this will speed up results, in fact, you are probably doing more damage and slowing down the rate of improvement.

To begin with, disinfect your derma roller by letting it soak in 70% isopropyl alcohol for approximately 5-10 minutes. Do this every time you use your roller.

Next, thoroughly cleanse your face using a gentle pH-balanced cleanser.

Very Important, if you are going to use a derma roller with needles over 0.5mm, you should wipe your face with 70% isopropyl alcohol before you start the rolling process.

Depending on how well you cope with pain, you might need to apply an anesthetic cream, most people deal with needles up to 1.0mm without it; however, you will want to use some numbing cream for anything above 1.0 mm, since that needle length will draw a tiny speckle of blood via the pinpoint.

If you use numbing cream, carefully follow the instructions that come with the cream and make sure to wipe it off BEFORE you start rolling thoroughly!

Avoid rolling to close to the orbit (eye sockets).

dermarolling forehead

You should roll in one direction 8 to 10 times (depending on your skin tolerance and sensitivity) making sure to lift the roller after each pass.

Roll in one direction. Lift up. Repeat – this is very important!

Lifting the derma roller after each pass will prevent the dreaded ‘track marks.’

After you roll the same place for 8 to 10 times, move the derma roller over slightly to a new ‘track’ and repeat. Do this until you’ve covered the whole section of skin you are treating.

After this step, you go back over the area you just rolled and repeat the process but in the ‘perpendicular’ direction. So, for example, if you finished rolling across your forehead vertically, you would now go back and redo that entire process, but horizontally.

By the end of the procedure, you should have rolled over each area 16 -20 times (8-10 horizontally, 8-10 vertically). One significant point I would like to make, we do not need to roll diagonally across the face. Doing so creates an uneven pattern configuration with far too much stress on the center area.

Despite pointing this out, some people still fancy rolling diagonally anyway, if you decide you want to do this, please take care not to overdo the rolling and cause an unwanted reaction to your skin.

After you’re done micro needling, rinse your face with WATER ONLY.

Clean your derma roller with dishwasher detergent. Create a soapy water mix in a container, then swish the roller purposefully making sure you don’t hit the sides and damage the needles.

The reason we use detergents like washing up liquid directly after rolling is that alcohol does not destroy the proteins found in skin and blood.

Disinfect your derma roller again by allowing it to soak in 70% isopropyl alcohol for 10 minutes. After washing, I always like to give the roller a dry using my hair drying on ‘cool’ setting, this is to make sure no water is sitting on it when it is stored away, we don’t want to risk any rust appearing on the needles. Put it back in its case, and store it somewhere safe.

Follow up with your basic skin care routine. Avoid comedogenic ingredients; preservatives like BHA; parabens such as benzoic acid; other acids such as glycolic, salicylic, trichloroacetic, alpha and beta hydroxy acids; and artificial fragrances that break down into dangerous compounds within the body.

Apply your serums and moisturizers that are going to be better absorbed deep into the skin. If you want to apply something like Tretinoin (Retin-A) allow a few healing days to pass after rolling then apply.

Wait until your skin is entirely recovered before considering another session! Rebuilding collagen is a slow process and requires patience. Remember that the skin takes approximately 28 days to renew itself.

Often, you won’t begin to see the full results of a micro-needling session until approximately 6 weeks have passed. Keep that in mind when you’re getting the urge to roll again impulsively. Doing it too much, too soon, can result in severe damage. More is not necessarily better here!

What Size Needle Should I Use?

needle depths into skin

On your face begin using a 0.25 – 0.5mm needle, you would typically use the 0.25mm twice per week, but ONLY if after a few goes and you find your skin is tolerating the derma-roller. The 0.5mm generally is used two times per month, but you could increase to weekly use if your skin tolerates it.

When increasing the needle size on the face 0.75 to1.00mm use every four to six weeks, this can be increased to every two weeks ONLY if your skin is tolerating the treatment, but never use it more than every two weeks.

As stated before patience really is the key to successful Derma-Rolling.

I would not recommend using any needle over 1.0mm on your face at home, if misused this could be harmful to your skin. If you are thinking to use anything over 1.0mm, you really should consider going to a specialist clinic.

0.25mm Needle:

This isn’t really going to rapidly improve fine lines or wrinkles. A Derma Roller with needles of this size is more beneficial as a means to get better absorption of topical skin creams. You could if you find your skin tolerates it use this size needle 2 or 3 times per week to improve the effectiveness of skin care serum/cream. You should experience minimal pain, and should not see any bleeding with this size needle.

0.5mm Needle:

This size needle on your Derma-Roller will treat fine lines, shallow scars, sun damage, and hyperpigmentation. It should produce collagen growth but at a slightly slower rate than if using larger size needles. It will also boost the absorption of skin care serum/cream.

This size needle should be used once or twice per month but can be increased to once a week if your skin is able to tolerate it. NEVER use more than once a week with a 0.5mm needle contrary to what is said else where on the net! You may experience mild pain but should not require any numbing cream, you may see minimal bleeding with this size needle. Skin redness and peeling should generally clear within a few days.

0.75 – 1.0mm Needle:

This size needle is perfect for treating wrinkles, scars, sun damage, and stretch marks and will induce collagen growth at a faster rate than the 0.5mm needle. It will increase skin absorption of skin care serum/creams.

As it is penetrating deeper into the skin, recovery time could be 3 to 7 days, and you will see moderate bleeding. Depending on how well you tolerate pain, you may require the use of numbing cream.

It is recommended to use this size needle every four to six weeks, never use this size needle more than twice a month as this will ultimately slow down collagen production increase side effects.

As I stated earlier, if you are considering using anything over 1.0mm needle on your face I would recommend going to a specialist clinic for this treatment.

Never Share Your Roller:

You should never share your roller with another person. This can transfer disease and infection from one person to another. It is for your sole use only. NEVER SHARE YOUR DERMA ROLLER!

I hope you found this post resourceful and helpful. Be safe, be smart, and be successful with your Dermarolling adventures!

Have you tried Dermarolling, have you found it helpful for your skin problems? Does Dermarolling Work? I would love to hear from you. Please leave any comments or questions below, and I will be happy to discuss them with you.

jo@yourskincarehelp.com

Best Lip Balm For Dry Chapped Lips

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Lip balms are purse essentials for relieving the pain of dryness and guarding your most delicate and susceptible skin from the elements.

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Why Do My Lips Get Chapped?

If your body is lacking in iron, Vitamin B and fatty acids this can play a role in lip’s scaling and cracking.

It is vital that you take a multivitamin/mineral supplement every day to protect against deficiencies that may be causing your chapped lip, and you can improve your ‘good fats’ by eating oily fish and nuts.

I know this is not an easy habit to break but, you must stop licking your lips. Saliva carries digestive enzymes that break down the lipid barrier and cause further aggravation to you dry lips, leading to soreness and inflammation.

Lip Balm Essential Ingredients:

Beeswax, shea butter, and petrolatum are the right ingredients to look for as they help to seal water inside the lips, helping to stop and repair chapping. Coconut, jojoba and almond oils are good moisturizers. Ideally opt for items that are free of flavor, fragrance, and parabens, you should also avoid anything that stings or tingles after you apply, such as menthol, as it can aggravate.

Protect, guard, shield! Here is probably the most important thing you can do for your lips. Lips are sensitive to sunburn since they don’t have melanin, the pigment that helps to protect skin from the sun. Lip cancers are becoming all too common, so it makes sense that your balm or lipstick contains an SPF in it, and this is for summer and winter use.

Matte lipsticks can be very drying on lips, so use them sparingly when you have sore, chapped lips. Use a lipstick which doubles as a balm instead.

So, which lip balm will be your lip savior this Year?

 


Ameliorate Intensive Lip TreatmentAmeliorate lip balm

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Description:

Plump your pout with liquid nourishment using this Intensive Lip Treatment from AMELIORATE.

This lip balm is a hydrating formula that gives immediate relief and comfort to dry, chapped lips. Non-greasy and quickly absorbed, this unique treatment comprises optimum levels of potent ingredients, which collectively with a blend of Ceramide-like Amino Acids and Oat Lipids added to the brand’s unique LaH6 Skin Hydration Complex, replaces moisture, enhances the protecting skin barrier and vastly improves elasticity. Lips are left feeling smoother, softer and healthier-looking.

AMELIORATE Intensive Lip treatment progressively hydrates, refines and improves Lip texture, providing instant comfort and long-term relief to very dry, chapped lips. This non-greasy, easily absorbed Lip cream reduces the appearance of dry, red lips and helps build a protective shield against dehydration around the delicate Lip area.

Size – 15ml

How To Use:

For the best results apply liberally at night, this will allow the treatment to work while you sleep. After that, gently massage all over your lips daily, re‐applying as often as needed. Can be used alone as a sheer, moisturizing lip cream or under any lipstick for a silky‐smooth application.

WARNING: If irritation occurs discontinue use immediately. Avoid contact with eyes. If the product gets into eyes, immediately rinse eyes thoroughly with warm water. Do not swallow this product.

Key Ingredients:

Phyto‐milk ‐ provides a layer of protection that helps to reduce water loss and improve the appearance of lips.

LaH6 – our unique skin hydration complex, intensely hydrates

Amino Acid Therapy ‐ helps the skin to recover its ability to retain moisture and improve the feeling of elasticity.

Oat Lipid Extract ‐ rich in oleic and linoleic fatty acids which moisturize.

Ingredients:

Aqua/Water/Eau, Lanolin, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Squalane, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG‐100 Stearate, C10‐30 Cholesterol/Lanosterol Esters, PEG‐8 Beeswax, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Aroma (Flavor), Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Oil, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Oil, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Phytosteryl/Octyldodecyl Lauroyl Glutamate, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Sodium Benzoate, Phospholipids, Potassium Sorbate, Pentylene Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Calcium PCA, Hydrolyzed Milk Protein, Stearic Acid, Disodium EDTA, Lactic Acid, Serine, Sodium Lactate, Sorbitol, Urea, Saccharin, Palmitic Acid, Sucrose Stearate, BHT, Phenethyl Alcohol, Sodium Anisate, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Levulinate, Citric Acid, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf (Aloe Vera) Juice Powder, Glyceryl Caprylate, Nigella Sativa (Blackseed) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Allantoin, P‐Anisic Acid.

Amazing Results:

This lip balm restores healthy looking lips and intensely hydrates. It forms a protective layer of moisture on your lips, softens, soothes, and conditions. The one draw back with this lip balm is that is doesn’t have any SPF, that being said, due to how good it is at replacing moisture and making lips feel great again I get around that by using another lip balm with SPF when I go out, and I have no regrets, my lips stay in perfect condition.

I think this lip balm is incredible! It moisturizes so well and acts as an excellent primer for lipstick. Usually, I would need to remove my lipstick at some point during the day, add another coat of lip balm and then re-apply but that is something I didn’t have to with this. I think this lip balm is incredible and I would recommend it!

 


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Dermatologists and skin clinic nurses recognize Uvistat Sun Creams as one of the most relevant products for delicate skin such as lupus, eczema, PLE (Polymorphic Light Eruption), acne and psoriasis. Uvistat provides equal UVA/UVB sun protection, is fragrance-free and specially formulated not to irritate the skin making it suitable for most skin types.

 

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Uvistat Lip Screen:

Uvistat SPF50 is the only Lipscreen that contains Vitamin E and Tea Tree Oil. It helps prevent common conditions such as cold sores and dry, chapped lips. The moisturizing balm helps to prevent lips from becoming dry and chapped. Because the lips are the area of the body with the least layers of skin, extra care has to be taken all year round.

Anti-Aging

Suitable For Most Skin Types

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UVA & UVB Protection

Contains Vitamin E & Tea Tree Oil

Protect Against Cold Sores

Protect Against Chapped Lips

Ingredients:

Octyldodecanol, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Synthetic Wax, Bis-diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Bis-ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Octocrylene, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Pentaerythrityl Tetracaprylate/Tetracaprate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Cera Microcristallina, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Bis-diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-1, Titanium Dioxide (Nano), Silica, Paraffin, Persea Gratissima Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf Oil, BHT.

Uvistat Kids SPF50 Lip Screen – New Product:

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New Uvistat Kids SPF50 Lipscreen is orange flavored and orange colored. It is designed specially to protect children’s lips from elements. The moisturizing balm helps prevent lips from becoming dry and chapped. Uvistat allows the kids to have fun and be protected!

Why I Buy Uvistat Lip Screen SPF50:

I first bought Uvistat SPF50 lip sunscreen because I really needed extra protection for my lips. I was getting cold sores summer and winter, and every holiday was being ruined because my lips would flare up. Someone suggested I give Uvistat a try, and for the first time in many years, I have been cold sore free both summer and winter, I will never go away without this product again.

Protect Your Lips:

Many things can cause your lips to become dry, flaking and chapped, not only the weather, but also cosmetic products such as retinol, and licking lips constantly, etc…

But, with careful lip/skin management, it is possible to protect lips and have them looking healthy and beautiful all year around, and a good quality lip balm needs be part of your lip care.

Do you suffer from lips that are always chapped, and cracking, what is your preferred lip balm? Please leave any comments or questions below, and I will be happy to discuss them with you.

jo@yourskincarehelp.com



How To Cure Dry Cracked Lips

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Many people suffer from the discomfort of dry lips. Our lips are covered with a delicate thin layer of skin that is very sensitive to the elements, and this can ultimately lead to them cracking and becoming very sore. This shows that many of us could do with some extra help to keep our lips smooth and prevent dehydration.

The Main Causes Of Chapped Lips:

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Lips don’t have oil glands like other parts of the skin, this means they are more prone to drying out and becoming cracked. Lips lose their moisture between four to ten times faster than other parts of the face or body.

The Main Causes Of Chapped Lips:

Environmental chapping due to severe weather and wind.

Irritation caused by excessive lip licking.

Strong – severe substances in skin care products such as anti-aging skin products or acne products that transfer to the lips.

Allergic reaction to foods, beverages, lip balms, and dental products that come into contact with your lips.

Are Your Lips Chapped Due To The Weather?

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When there is a lack of moisture, this leaves lips vulnerable during the cold winter months when the air can be dry, and there is little humidity. Freezing temperatures and wind draw moisture out of your skin, and lips.

As the body temperature drops and the blood vessels in the lips close, this reduces the oxygen supply that goes to the lips, this is known to cause dry, chapped lips.

Another of the more significant reasons for dry lips is frequent sun exposure during the summer months. But, a word of caution, even when the sun is not shining brightly, and there is cloud cover, lips still need protection against damaging UV rays.

Hot, dry weather and constant exposure to the sun will very quickly dry lips out and burn the very delicate skin, lips need a lip balm with a high sun protection factor during the summer months.

Spending too much time in heated or air-conditioned rooms can strip your lips of moisture as well.

Is Constant Lip Licking Causing Your Cracked Lips

is a bit of a puzzle; do you lick your lips because they are dry, or is licking your lips really causing the dryness? If you touch and lick your lips frequently, try keeping your lips covered with the Natural Lip Balm to alleviate dryness instead of licking your lips. You should begin to see a significant improvement in a matter of weeks.

Are Your Skin Care Products The Problem?

cosmetics that irritate

If you are someone who regularly suffers from dry, cracked lips, maybe you should examine other circumstances that might be causing your problems.

Alcohol and Skin Care Products

If you are using anti-aging, acne treatment or exfoliating products, they may be transferred to your lips and causing dryness.

Apply a Natural Lip Balm to your lips before you apply these skin care products to your face. It is important to keep these products away from your lips and use a wet cotton washcloth to clear any of the product that goes onto your lips. Throughout the day, re-apply the Natural Lip Balm to help form a protective barrier so that drying product ingredients don’t go on to the lip surface.

Take care that other personal-care cosmetics are not causing the problems, such as matt or long-lasting lipsticks, lip balms that contain irritating ingredients like perfume or mint.

Could your lip problems be from side effects of the medication you are taking? Certain medicines can cause dry or cracked lips as a side effect. If your condition coincides with the beginning of a new prescription, consult your doctor about this possibility.

Do You Have An Allergy?

If your lips don’t heal with regular use of a good quality lip balm, it might be that you are allergic to particular types of food or the lip care products you are using. People try many chapped lip remedies without any improvement due to the fact various ingredients in lip balms could be causing the allergic reaction.

The most frequent causes of allergic lip chapping are:

Citrus – Even small quantities of citrus can have a massive impact on your lips. This can be from the twist of lemon in your beverage, drinking orange juice, eating an orange, etc.

It is not so easy to avoid citrus if you are a fruit lover, but you can reduce the chapping by applying a fresh coat of good quality Lip Balm just before you eat or drink citrus, and using a straw if you’re drinking anything with citrus, and wash your lips soon after. This might not entirely prevent a reaction, but it lessens the chances.

Mint – Mint is an ingredient found in many products including gum, fresh breath mints, dental products, mint tea, etc.

Cinnamon – Cinnamon in products are not as common, but there is cinnamon in some dental products, teas, and beverages. The careful reading of product labels should help you to avoid it if it causes a reaction.

Lip balms – Many ‘healing’ lip balms designed to treat chapped lips actually contain well-intended healing ingredients that are also allergens!

The most common allergen ingredients include eucalyptus, mint, lanolin, non-mineral sunscreen components and the fragrance and flavors in the lip care products.

If your chapped lips are due to an allergy, they will become sore within a few hours, and chapped within a couple days after exposure to the allergen, but can take a few weeks or sometimes longer to heal.

Could It Be Cheilitis?

The lip chapping that appears from an allergic reaction is called allergic cheilitis (cheilitis means an inflammation of the lip skin). The answer is finding the allergen that causes your lips to dry and chap.

cheilitis

If you see that your lips are red or dark pink, chapped, scaling, and itchy, it could be an indication of a condition called Cheilitis. This can be caused by an infection, identified by cracked skin at the corners of the lips and the mouth cavity may also be affected. A dermatologist can decide whether your dry lips are chapped or if you have cheilitis.

Symptoms Of Cheilitis:

Cheilitis may cause itching, stinging, a burning sensation and discomfort. The soreness associated with Cheilitis spreads a bit further around the mouth creating a ‘red rash’ like effect to the skin.
It can be down to a number of circumstances, both internal and external. The most common causes are eczema, constant sun exposure, and infection.

Cheilitis is usually connected to infections and inflammatory diseases, such as Crohn’s disease. Dental injury and excessive salivating may also turn a typical case of chapped lips into cheilitis. It is also known for Bacteria to enter through the cracks and cause infection.

Eczematous cheilitis is swelling of the lips giving redness with dryness and scaling. It may also be called lip dermatitis. This may be caused by skin diseases such as atopic dermatitis or by coming into contact with allergic or irritant materials. In both situations, you may have outbreaks elsewhere on your body.

Possible causes for getting Eczematous cheilitis range from irritants such as lip licking, which is one of the significant contributors of this type of condition. Other frequent causes of irritant cheilitis may include foods, fragrances, cosmetics, and environmental factors.

Allergic contact cheilitis – a related allergic reaction is identified in at least one-quarter of cases of eczematous cheilitis. Typical sources of allergens include lipsticks and other lip care products, toothpaste and dental materials, foods, medications and nail varnish.

Treatment Of Eczematous Cheilitis:

So that you can determine the type of eczematous cheilitis you may have, there will be an assessment of atopic disease, a complete history that reviews one’s exposure to irritants or allergens and patch testing is invaluable.

Patch testing is required for allergic contact cheilitis. To find out the likely allergens, suspected items from the patient can be tested, along with the general set of allergens available at specialized dermatology centers.

Treatment will depend on the cause. Where an exogenous – refers to an agent or factor from outside the body, has been found, once the reason is found this should be avoided, this should resolve the problem.

If this does not result in change, consider other factors such as a second allergen, irritant or endogenous – refers to an agent or element from inside the body, as possible reasons.

Topical moisturizers and anti-inflammatory creams can relieve the inflammation. Your doctor may decide to prescribe a steroid cream, antibiotics or anti-fungal treatment to help with healing.

How To Cure Dry Cracked Lips:

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Chapped lips can usually be treated without a visit to your GP, and with good personal care, prevented in the future. The first step is to make sure that your lips have enough moisture. This can be achieved by using lip balms.

Keep Lips Moist:

Use a good quality, soothing lip balm, lip gloss or lipstick with an SPF30 minimum each day. Sun filters titanium dioxide, zinc oxide or avobenzone (butylmethoxydibenzoylmethane) are crucial as part of your daycare. If you spend a lot of time outdoors, re-apply the product every two hours. In the evening apply a calming lip balm to keep the moisture content in your lips.

Best Lip Balm For Dry Chapped Lips

Look for a lip balm that includes almond oil, beeswax, coconut butter, shea butter, or other natural moisturizers – and try to avoid an extra-long list of ingredients that are more likely to aggravate your lips than help them!

Rubbing some natural nut oils and seed butter on your lips can also provide significant relief for cracked and chapped lips.

Avoid using lipstick as a way to moisturize your lips. Lipstick can be dehydrating – you need a protective balm underneath.

Don’t continually lick or pick at your lips when your lips are chapped, and avoid the temptation to keep touching them. Constant picking at the skin on your lips may cause them to bleed, and you risk infection, or a cold sore developing.

These two habits will significantly make the condition worse. Licking your lips may bring short relief, but as the saliva on your lips dissolves, it dries out your lips.

Avoid excessive use of popular skin treatments as they can dry out your skin. Be sure always to read the label, looking for perfumes or fragrances listed in the ingredients. These can burn or agitate your skin, possibly making your lips worse.

Try to use fluoride-free toothpaste. Some people are sensitive to fluoride that not only affects their lips but can also cause additional soreness in the mouth. Switch your toothpaste and see if you notice any improvement.

Change to a toothpaste that doesn’t have sodium lauryl sulfate. Sodium lauryl sulfate is the foaming agent you find in most brands of toothpaste; it can also aggravate ulcers, mouth sores, and chapped lips.

Prevention is always better than a cure. Lip balm helps to prevent dry lips.

Breathing Through Your Mouth:

Try to avoid sleeping or breathing with your mouth open. When you wake in the morning, and you have dry, cracked lips, it is because your mouth was open while you slept. The air that flows in and out of your mouth throughout the night can dry your lips. Try to change your sleeping position to see if it helps.

If your nose is blocked, you will breathe through your mouth to alleviate this, remember to apply a good quality lip treatment – especially before bed to prevent lips from drying out through the night.

Dehydrated Lips And Dehydration:

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Dry lips could be a sign that your hydration levels are low. Dehydration upsets the healthy balance of minerals in your body and causes havoc on your skin.

It is so important to stay hydrated by drinking the necessary amount of water and eating fresh fruit and vegetables like cucumbers, tomatoes, beans, and watermelons.

Benefits Of Drinking Water For Your Skin

You need to be drinking about 8-10 glasses of water per day. When your body is dehydrated, one of the first places that it shows is your lips. The more water, the better!

Soothing Oils:

For an ultra-moisturizing lip treatment, you should rub a little oil on to your lips. It will help to soothe and moisturize your lips while also protecting them from further damage.

Here are some examples:

Coconut oil

Almond oil

Jojoba oil

Olive oil

Cocoa or shea butter

Rosehip oil

Vitamin Deficiency:

Make sure you are getting the correct amount of the following vitamins to avoid cracked lips. Certain vitamins are crucial to maintaining healthy skin and lips. These include Vitamins A, B, C, B2 (Riboflavin deficiency) B1, B6, and E.

Cheilitis may occur as a symptom of iron deficiency according to the Dermatological Society. Iron dietary supplements can help to improve the problem and in turn, alleviate the itching and dryness.

Get A Humidifier:

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If you live or work in an air-conditioned environment, use a humidifier. Heating indoor spaces in the winter will cause the air to dry out. Humidifiers can help to put moisture back in the air, and this will definitely help with the problem of dry lips.

 

Do you suffer from sore, painful lips, what is your secret on how to cure dry cracked lips? Please leave any comments or questions below, and I will be happy to discuss them with you.

jo@yourskincarehelp.com



 

Intensive Hand Cream Reviews – Maintaining Healthy Skin

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Our hands often betray our age much more freely than our complexion because we are not giving them a daily shot of serums, oils, and moisturizers with scrubs and masks thrown in for good measure. But you can soon fix that with everyday use of a good quality Intensive Hand Cream.

Use throughout the day especially if you have severely dry hands – ensuring you leave a tube by the washbasin, so you always use after washing up or hand washing, and keep a tube in your desk drawer at work or handbag for regular application.

If you do not like the feel of lush, rich cream, go for a lotion instead – these tend to be lighter and thinner and absorbed easier. And always apply a good quality cream at bedtime and wear cotton ‘beauty’ gloves, so your skin gets a massive boost of nourishment overnight.


Neutrogena Hand Creams

Norwegian Formula – Visibly Renew Elasti-Boost Hand Cream SPF20:

This innovative daily hand cream not only gives exceptional hydration but also helps re-establish skin’s suppleness and limit the occurrence of brown spots. It blends Norwegian Formula moisture with active minerals, which help promote skin’s own collagen production. For a visibly smoother and more supple skin, with a fast-absorbing texture that leaves a delicately scented and soft after-feel. Available in 75ml.

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Ingredients:

[PR-015233] Aqua, Glycerin, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Homosalate, Dimethicone, Buthyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Octocrylene, Steareth-2, Butylene Glycol, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter, Squalane, Sorbitan Stearate, Steareth-21, Leontopodium Alpinum Extract, Magnesium Aspartate, Zinc Gluconate, Copper Gluconate, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Linseed Acid, Behenyl Alcohol, Caprylyl Glycol, Isohexadecane, Sucrose Cocoate, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Sodium Dodecylbenzenesulfonate, PEG-8 Laurate, Polysorbate 60, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Xanthan Gum, Acrylates Copolymer, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Alcohol, Disodium EDTA, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol, Parfum.

Finally, A Hand Cream with SPF that I love!

If you are a person who has to work outside or who is out and about a lot during the day, then this is probably the best option day cream for your hands as it has SPF 20 included. I’ve been trying Neutrogena Visibly Renew SPF Hand Cream for the last month and found that it prevents my hands from drying out. The other thing that I like about this product is how quickly it absorbs into the skin, leaving hands feeling soft and moisturized without any greasy effect. I keep my hand cream in my bag – this has got me into a reliable routine of using hand cream throughout the day, and I have to say what a difference it has made to my skin.


Norwegian Formula Fast Absorbing Hand Cream:

The Neutrogena Norwegian Formula® Fast Absorbing Hand Cream keeps hands hydrated and comforted with its instantly absorbed formula. The light, non-greasy texture is immediately merged into the skin for an instant feeling of comfort and moisturization, leaving no stickiness or residue. Available in two sizes: 75ml and 150ml.

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Ingredients:

Aqua, Glycerin, Isononyl Isononanoate, Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane,Cetearyl Alcohol, Cyclohexasiloxane, Cetyl Alcohol, Paraffinum Liquidum, Behenyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Panthenol, Xylitylglucoside, Anhydroxylitol, Xylitol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ceteth-20, PEG-75 Stearate, Steareth-20, Cetearyl Glucoside, Paraffin, Cera Microcristallina, PV/Hexadecene Copolymer, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Methylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, Propylparaben, Parfum.

One of the best ever hand creams:

I suffer from very sore dry, chapped hands, but having found this cream made my hands feel protected again. This product is perfect, and so reliable. Now, every time I wash my hands I always use this cream, it absorbs very quickly and is non-greasy. I love what it does for my hands, I have a tube by my kitchen sink & one in the bathroom at all times! Because it’s fast absorbing, I don’t have to worry about what I touch after applying to my hands.


Norwegian Formula Hand & Nail Cream:

The Neutrogena Norwegian Formula® Hand & Nail Cream is a luxuriously rich hand cream that melts into your hands and contains panthenol for complete hand and nail care. Its innovative formula makes nails twice as strong and helps soften cuticles as well as intensively moisturizing and nourishing the skin. Available in 75ml.

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Ingredients:

Aqua, Glycerin, Isononyl Isononanoate, Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane,Cetearyl Alcohol, Behenyl Alcohol, Panthenol, Cyclohexasiloxane, Paraffinum Liquidum, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Phytantriol, Xylitol, Anhydroxylitol, Xylitylglucoside, Allantoin, Bisabolol, Trisiloxane, Cetearyl Glucoside, Paraffin, Cera Microcristallina, Ceteth-20, Steareth-20, PEG-75 Stearate, Xanthan Gum, VP/Hexadecene Copolymer, Tocopheryl Acetate, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Parfum.

Softer Hands – Stronger Nails:

I was looking for an intense hand cream that wasn’t solely mineral oil based. This cream has higher levels of glycerin (the “Norwegian Formula”) making it very moisturizing, and the addition of panthenol has made a vast improvement to my brittle nails, they now look shiny, healthy and strong. A small amount can be used throughout the day to really keep my nails in perfect condition. I use it liberally at night, and also I wear cotton gloves to lock in moisture and really feel the benefits in the morning.


Clarins Hand and Nail Treatment Cream:

Originated in1979, this hand cream has been a best-selling product for more than 30 years. Clarin’s offering is simply one of the most luxurious and nourishing creams that we tried, but it also absorbs almost immediately upon application and with no greasy residue.

There are very few creams that deliver on nourishment and absorption so efficiently – this one can even keep mild eczema at bay. The moisturizing base of sesame oil and shea butter is boosted by Japanese mulberry extract to work on minimizing age spots, while myrrh extract is used to strengthen the nails.

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A moisturizer that softens Protects, Hydrates and Strengthens nails and condition cuticles to give a naturally clean, soft and youthful-look to your hand

Almost like an invisible protective glove that cares for the hand and the nails to shield them from the elements, keeping skin soft and silky and reducing the signs of aging.

Hands can become damaged and painful when exposed to the aggressiveness of our daily life, such as the weather, harsh water, and the everyday tasks we perform with them. So take time to care for your hands with Clarins professional, emollient-rich moisturizing hand cream – with soothing Sesame Oil and fortifying Japanese Mulberry.

Performance:

Softens the skin and hydrates.

Protects from environmental damage (the cold, the sun, hard water, and chapping).

Diminishes dark spots.

Regenerates and strengthens the nails.

This non-sticky cream spreads quickly, and the skin absorbs instantly.

To apply, massage gently into your hands, from the fingertips up to the wrist, giving careful attention to the cuticles to ensure the cream is completely absorbed.

Ingredients:

Aqua/Water/Eau, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Glyceryl Myristate, Butylene Glycol, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides, Pentylene Glycol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Stearyl Heptanoate, Glycerin, Cetearyl Glucoside, Polysorbate 20, Parfum/Fragrance, Allantoin, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter Unsaponifiables, Tetrasodium Edta, Limonene, Commiphora Myrrha Resin Extract, Lecithin, Sodium PCA, Tapioca Starch, Dehydroacetic Acid, Palmitoyl Myristyl Serinate, Linalool, Caramel, Disodium Edta, Morus Alba Root Extract, Citronellol, Benzyl Salicylate, Benzyl Benzoate, Citral, Geraniol, Eugenol, Tocopherol, BHT, [C1473F]

Clarin’s Class:

When put to the test, Clarin’s products always perform, and this trusted hand cream is no exception, it delivers above and beyond expectations, yes it is slightly more expensive, but you won’t be disappointed with the results.


La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Baume Hands:

This is, without doubt, one of the best value hand creams, this isn’t a luxurious beauty treat, but instead, it’s indispensable for anyone who has irritated, over-worked hands in need of some affectionate TLC. A cream that is so insanely efficient you may wonder how you ever got by without as it soothes and restores the skin’s protective barrier.

Another plus point with this cream is it is so easy to use throughout your day time activities as it isn’t oily or sticky, it’s transparent and fast-absorbing, which is quite rare for a barrier cream. Also, it stays on your hand when in water, better than a lot of other hand creams, and there is much less skin dryness after washing up and hand washing.

 

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It contains no parabens, no perfume, it’s non-comedogenic, 100 percent hypoallergenic and has been tested on sensitive skin. It also has an anti-histamine effect thanks to 4 percent niacinamide, which reduces inflammation and prevents cracked skin. If you have irritated, red, sore skin you will find this cream gives considerable relief.

Apply to clean hands throughout the day as required.

Available in 50 ml

Ingredients:

Aqua / Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Niacinamide, Glyceryl Stearate, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter / Shea Butter, Dimethicone, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Sodium Polyacrylate, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol.

Great Value – Quality Product:

I have sensitive skin, and all through the winter months my hands get dry, sore and crack and sometimes even bleed. This hand cream is very soothing, non-greasy with no stinging, as it is not perfumed.

It soaks in quickly and thoroughly and doesn’t have an overpowering smell, making it ideal for everyday and nighttime use.


The verdict On Hand Creams:

For hands prone to chapping and eczema use La Roche Posay. Need sun protection anti-aging protection go with the Neutrogena range.

But Clarins is a cult classic; it’s been sustaining skin, strengthening nails and minimizing age spots for the last 30 years, and shows no signs of stopping.

Have you used any of these hand creams? How did you find it worked for your hands? Please leave any comments or questions below, and I will be happy to discuss them with you.

jo@yourskincarehelp.com



 

Magic Saksak Silicone Dishwashing Brush Gloves Review

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Magic Saksak Silicone Dishwashing Brush Gloves are the perfect cleaning assistant in your life. These gloves are much more comfortable to use and clean with than standard rubber gloves.

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Dishwashing Gloves:

No more stripping natural oils from your hands at the kitchen sink ever again. Each glove has extended bristles on the palms and fingers that develops a rich lather making them perfect for washing the dishes.

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You can now replace your old style scourer/brush and improve kitchen hygiene while protecting your skin.

Multiple Applications:

The Magic Gloves are ideal for use all around the home:

In the Kitchen/Bathroom

Heat Resistant – Move items from the hotplate

Washing Dishes

Cleaning Fruit & Vegetables

Pet Hair Care – Ideal for washing your pets

Car Washing – Ideal for hand washing the car

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and all general household chores.

 

Heat Resistant:

Up to 160 degrees heat-resistant make these gloves suitable to move hot dishes or to remove oven dishes. The Non-Slip textured surface ensures you get a safer grip and control of all kitchen utensils.

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To prevent things from slipping through the gloves, we have added non-slip lines between the thumb and forefinger.

They are durable and tear resistant yet light on the hands easy to wear and use.

Super Easy To Clean:

When you have finished using them, you just rinse with hot water or for a deeper cleansing they can be sterilized in boiled water, or put into the dishwasher.

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The gloves are quick drying and hold no residue, anti-bacterial, and no losing shape, they are refreshed and ready to use.

Warranty:

Made with high-quality silicone. The gloves come with a 1-year warranty. They are strong and durable even after one year of use they retain a perfect shape and will outperform all standard kitchen gloves.

Specification:

Material: Silicone rubber

Colour: multiple colours to choose from.



 

Dry Cracked Hands Treatment – Maintaining Healthy Skin

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The bitterly cold winters wreak havoc with my hands, and they always end wintertime looking like something out of a freak show!

TLC and Moisturiser:

My skin reacts terribly to the cold air and severe winds of the British winter, finding my once smooth skin has vanished before my eyes.

Winter seems to take sadistic pleasure in slowly stripping the natural oils from my feeble hands.

All of my positive efforts for better-looking hands undone in the cruel, harsh winter months, leaving them dry, cracked and crying out for TLC and moisturizer!

There are a lot more options other than your standard hand lotion in the cosmetic department these days. The newest generation of hand creams contains a mixture of occlusives, such as petrolatum, that stops moisture from escaping from your skin; humectants, such as hyaluronic acid, which helps your skin retain water; and emollients, such as oils that can do both of these.

And hand creams these days also contain barrier repair ingredients like ceramides, without the proper proportion of ceramides the skin’s barrier can become compromised, that leads to dryness, itching, and irritation. They also have specialized salts to cover the surface like a glove, which prevents vulnerability from the environment like water and other elements the winter likes to put upon them.

Sensitive Winter Skin:

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Almost everyone experiences sensitive winter skin at least once in their lifetime, and as the hands are the most exposed and overworked member of our body, they are often unintentionally abused. It’s generally at night that the results from a long day are felt, hands become red, chapped, even swollen, the surface breaks and cracks and they might even bleed.

This is extremely painful, and if left without proper care and attention can result in infection from this damaged skin. What starts as an oversight on our part through lack of hand moisturizer can quickly become a medical condition.

Remember, winter skin is dry skin no matter what part of the body it is on! Our hard-working hands become dehydrated twice as fast in winter.

Yes, to keep drinking plenty of water in winter is a good idea, but, it can not replace the lost moisture in the hand tissue when it has become so dehydrated, in this situation prevention really is better than cure!

Washing Your Hands:

Dry winter hand conditions are often agitated even more by the mere act of washing your hands. Of course, we have to wash our hands, hygiene dictates we wash hands numerous times each day; however, do not wash them in hot water, warm water is more than sufficient, and do not let your hands stay wet too long.

Another way to prevent water getting onto your hands is to do all the dishwashing, household chores, washing the car, and pet cleaning, can and should be done while wearing protective rubber gloves, and do remember moisturize your hands after each job to prevent dry, irritated skin from developing. Do this each time your hands are touched by water.

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Avoid all the alcohol-based cleansing gels, as these gels are particularly hard on protective oils that are trying to prevent damage to your hands. If you want beautiful, soft and smooth hands, take care of them and look after them the same way you treat your face or neck.

Dry Cracked Hands Treatment:

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 Intensive Hand Cream Reviews

Your choice of hand creams include balms, lotions, butter, creams, and oils, your decision should be based on what extent your hands are suffering, and on your skin type.

If your hands go from being dry with slightly rough skin to developing minor splits and cracks that are tender or bleeding, then it’s time to move on to more therapeutic moisturizers.

Petroleum jelly is a solid option, or   alternatively, you could pick a thick, creamy moisturizer with a formula that contains denser ingredients such as dimethicone, cocoa, beeswax or shea butter.

You don’t have to keep to one product, you may find something more suitable to keep re-applying throughout the day and use a ‘heavier’ moisturizer at night, the important thing is to get that moisture into your hands daily.

On The Outside:

If you are someone that stays outside most of your day, either due to work or leisure you may have to find additional ways to keep your hands hydrated.

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When preparing to go out, apply your moisturizer, then slide hands into a pair of white cotton gloves, by doing this it will help to keep the moisture in your skin, then put on a second pair of protective winter gloves over the first cotton pair. Your hands will soften while driving, walking, even jogging, etc. and you can keep a jar or tube of moisturizer in your car’s glove box to ‘top up’ throughout the day.

If you are unfortunate to suffer from severe dry hands during the winter months by doing this with the moisturizer and white cotton gloves going to bed, and leaving on overnight, it will bring great relief to your hands, and they will feel amazing again by the morning.

Exfoliate Your Hands:

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The exfoliation process will help remove those dry, flaky dead skin cells and encourage the growth of new smooth skin.

Immediately after exfoliating, your hands will feel smooth and soft again, but you have to apply moisturizer, or you risk your hands starting to dry out all over again.

Treat Your Hands To A Manicure:

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Largely, the hands are the most hardworking part of the human body and warrant being well looked after.

A manicure may be considered a ‘beauty treatment’ but trimming the nails, removing cuticles, exfoliating and moisturizing the skin during a manicure will all help to make your hands look and feel good at any stage of the year, not just the winter months.

So treat your hands once in a while, they deserve it.

If in doubt – see a specialist!

If you are in constant pain due to painful, dry, cracked or bleeding hands and they are not responding to the advice mentioned above, you should arrange to see a dermatologist.

Do you suffer from dry hands in the winter, how do care and look after them? Do you have any other tips for caring for your hands in winter? Please leave any comments or questions below, and I will be happy to discuss them with you.

jo@yourskincarehelp.com


 

Elemis Cellutox Active Body Oil and Body Brushing Programme Review – Maintaining Healthy Skin

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Looking for a Cellulite Reducer + Help You Immune System? Try Dry Skin Brushing:

Elemis Cellutox

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Elemis Cellutox is technically an oil rather than a cream, but it’s so good that it has quite rightly earned the reputation for being one of the best cellulite treatments around.

As with many Elemis products, its enhanced with essential oils for what can only be labeled as that ‘spa retreat’ scent, containing sea fennel, sea buckthorn, lemon, and juniper.

These work to increase your circulation, this, in turn, is known to help break down cellulite.

Some of the Benefits of Dry Brushing:

Reduce Cellulite

Remove Dead Skin Cells

Increasing Blood Circulation and Lymphatic Drainage

Enhance Radiant Skin

stimulating the nervous system

Developing Muscle Tone

Cleans Out Pores

Body Brushing Cellulite Programme:

 

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This is a 2-step program for tackling cellulite through exfoliating, stimulating, detoxifying and smoothing the body. Firstly use the Body Detox Skin Brush, this helps to Stimulate, Cleanse and Tone the skin. This body brush increases circulation and helps lymphatic drainage to flush away impurities as well as softening the skin and shedding dead skin cells.

Cellutox Active Body Oil:

Step two is to apply the Cellulite and body cleansing oil that Nourishes, Detoxifies, and Stimulates. This powerful blend of Sea Buckthorn, Sea Fennel, Lemon, and Juniper essential oils is the ideal body detox. Perfect when used as part of an anti-cellulite and body cleansing programme. Suitable for all skin types.

Application Steps:

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Do This Daily – To begin with, Dry brush the skin before showering or bathing either in the morning or evening. By having the body dry makes it easier to brush and sweep away the dead skin cells. The bristles can also get a better purchase on the skin to pump and draw away the fluid in the lymphatic system that lies just beneath the skin’s layers. It’s important to remember ‘be gentle.’

Regardless of the texture of the bristles, you need only apply very soft pressure. You don’t want to harm your skin by brushing too hard, and too much pressure isn’t very effective for the lymphatic system.

Start at the soles of the feet and work with long sweeping movements up the legs towards the thighs and buttocks and gently over the abdomen, all the time moving towards the heart, paying extra attention to areas that are prone to cellulite.

Gently complete brushing the remaining areas, the arms, chest, back, and neck.

The Correct Direction of Brushing:

As one of the main benefits is to promote the lymph flow, it’s best to brush in the direction of the flow.

dry brushing directions

The photo above shows the direction of flow heading to the primary lymph nodes. Don’t get too confounded with remembering it, but when in doubt, aim for and brush up towards the joint areas, particularly the armpit and the hip/groin creases. When you are get used to dry skin brushing it only takes about 5 minutes to do the whole body.

You can now Indulge in a warm, powerful shower or bath to open the pores.

Dry pat your skin, then pour a small measure of the oil into the palms and gently massage into the body, paying particular attention to those problem areas, especially the thighs, buttocks, and abdomen.

Follow this programme daily to help stimulate and release toxins which can help to improve the appearance of cellulite.

Healthy Tip:

Keeping a healthy lifestyle while coping with a busy routine can be a massive test in today’s environment. The demands and pressure of everyday life can hinder good intentions and lead to a build-up of toxins in the body.

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Choosing simple detox regimes such as drinking a glass of warm water with added lemon or ginger, as well as exfoliating regularly will help cleanse the body, stimulate circulation and remove toxins.

Ingredients of Cellutox Active Body Oil:

Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Limonene, Juniperus Communis Oil, Citral, Tocopherol, Linalool, Geraniol, Citronellol, Farnesol, Crithmum Maritimum Extract, Hippophae Rhamnoides Fruit Extract.


Active Ingredients:
Juniper, Lemon, Sea Fennel, Sea Buckthorn.

Conclusion:

I have to admit I was a little skeptical about dry skin brushing, but there was sufficient evidence to support its effectiveness and the fact that I could purchase the correct brush to use along with the body oil was a huge bonus.

Using the brush took a couple of goes to get used to, but i now body brush before my shower each morning, and it is something I thoroughly enjoy. It makes me feel wide awake and gets my day off to a good start. (Remember – Don’t wet the brush).
Following my shower I use the body oil: It only takes a couple of minutes to apply but is well worth the effort, and I can still feel a difference in the softness of my skin throughout the day and into the evening.
The fragrance of the oil is lovely; subtle and refreshing. I do see an improvement in my cellulite, and my skin complexion is definitely looking healthier. I can definitely recommend this product.

Further Reading: Best Cellulite Removal Treatment

Have you tried Elemis Cellutox or Dry Skin Brushing? Did find it beneficial to your overall health, and did it help to reduce your Cellulite?

I would like to hear your story. Please leave any comments or questions below, and I will be happy to discuss them with you.

jo@yourskincarehelp.com

Sisley Cellulinov Intensive Anti-Cellulite Body Care Review

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Sisley is a family-owned French luxury beauty label, conceived by Hubert d’Ornano who was one of the first to use botanical extracts and fragrances in cosmetics.

Sisley Quality Products:

The company produces the highest quality skincare and make-up products, blending the best of nature and science. The brand is notable for its anti-aging range, face masks, and award-winning sun care. It is also well-known for its fine perfumes which are created in the tradition of the French ‘haute parfumerie.’

And the great minds at Sisley Research have been working vigorously to produce the latest cellulite-busting cream. Caffeine-enriched and crammed with essential oils, red algae, and longan seed extract to help even the skin’s exterior and roll over dimples, moisturizing, firming, and skin perfecting.

Innovative and comprehensive body care that you expect from Sisley:

A hefty price, yes, but it’s got high-quality results to go with it.

CELLULINOV – Intensive Anti-Cellulite Body Care

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Cellulinov is an intensive anti-cellulite* cream which targets the appearance of cellulite thanks to an exceptional blend of vital plant-based ingredients and essential oils, emanating from the latest advances from Sisley Research Labs. Longan Seed, Indian Lotus, and Red Algae extracts are mixed with Caffeine and Cedrol to produce targeted action on the appearance of cellulite. Its creamy, velvety texture makes it ideal for prolonged massage into affected areas.

After four weeks’ you should find that Dimples are reduced, orange peel look on your skin is smoothed, the cellulite is visibly reduced (visually and upon pinching), and the silhouette reshaped. Skin is looking more beautiful: firmer, and feels incredibly soft, as if like new.

* Refers to the appearance of cellulite*

Active Ingredients:

Longan Seed: contouring active ingredient

Indian Lotus extract: contouring active ingredient

Red Algae: contouring active ingredient

*Caffeine,* Cedrol: contouring active ingredients

Soy: promotes collagen synthesis

Alkekengi Calyx: promotes collagen synthesis, anti-free radicals action

Ginkgo biloba Leaf extract: tones

Shea butter: nourishes, soothes, repairs, softens and protects

Sunflower and Rapeseed oils: nourish the skin

*Caffeine is favored in cosmetic products because it effectively enters the skin much more easily than similar compounds. According to research written by the US National Center for Biotechnology information, topical treatment creams containing 3% caffeine in their formulation had a definite effect in reducing cellulite, primarily by preventing excessive increase of fat in cells.

How To Use:

Apply to areas of concern morning and evening, massage until the cream has been completely absorbed.

For Best Results:

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Using on the thighs and buttocks – use both hands to encompass the thighs and apply firm pressure from the bottom of the thigh moving up to the top to encourage drainage. You can then use closed fists or a roller to vigorously massage the affected areas on the thighs and buttocks, using circular strokes.

Using on the stomach: unblock built-up tissue by gently pinching the skin across the surface of the stomach. Then engage the abdominal muscles and, using the palms of the hands, smooth the skin outwards from the navel. Finish with circular movements upon the hips.

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Have you tried any Sisley Paris Products? Did any of them help to reduce your Cellulite? I would like to hear your story. Please leave any comments or questions below, and I will be happy to discuss them with you.

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Best Cellulite Home Treatments – Maintaining Healthy Skin

home machine cellulite

Many women are embarrassed by cellulite and the consequences of aging on their skin. Creams and lotions alone do not help to alleviate these problems, and plastic surgery is just one step too far for many of us. So what should we do? Give up? No! – The answer to your problems is Home Massagers:

 

Silk’n Silhouette Body Shaping Device – Cellulite Treatment

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It is effortless to handle thanks to the lightweight and ergonomic design, with a Flexible handle grip it’s the most significant innovation in the field of cellulite treatment and streamlined body contours through HT™ technology.

A global leader in aesthetic machines for home use, Silk’n is the brand behind the Silhouette, one of the Best Cellulite Home Treatments available. This is excellent news for anyone who is not a fan of the vacuum and roller suction mechanism – this one operates using three energy sources.

Using HT (Home Tightening) Technology:

This is a combination of bipolar radio-frequency energy, this will help to firm the deeper layers, as much as 10mm down, and LED light energy to reinvigorate the skin, and infrared Heat Technology to enhance the texture of the skin.

silkn device on front thigh+gel

Apply the ‘slider gel’ that is supplied, it is imperative that you apply a layer of gel to your skin before you start the treatment. Using the gel ensures that Silk’n Silhouette effortlessly glides over your skin and prevents your skin from reddening or becoming too hot. In addition to its hydrating capacity, this water-based gel also acts as a conductor.

After applying the gel, you need to move the device over the part of the body you are treating for about 20 minutes during which time you will feel your skin getting warmer. You will find the warming sensation is truly relaxing.

You can do all this and more from the comfort of your own home. Order your Silk’n Silhouette now and begin your journey to firmer, younger and more beautiful skin.

 

*Silk’n Silhouette Slider Gel can be purchased separately*

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A bottle of this slider gel is supplied with your Silk’n Silhouette, if you require more these can be ordered separately. The gel has been specifically designed to help the device glide effortlessly over your skin while preventing too much heat getting onto the skin. The gel is water based and acts as a conductor for the contouring device; furthermore, it provides hydrating properties for the skin.

  • Slider Gel for Silk’n Silhouette
  • Waterbased, transparent gel
  • Acts as a conductor
  • With Hyaluronic Acid
  • Does not contain sulphates, perfume, silicones and parabens

Multi-Settings On Device:

There are three heat settings to chose from – Low, Medium and High.

Opt for the setting feel most comfortable using. Do not worry about burning the skin, the device is fitted with a thermal sensor, and if it measures the temperature over 41 degrees, it will stop emitting heat.

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Silhouette is based on HT™ technology that unites three energy sources: Bi-Polar RF Energy – LED Light Energy and IR Heat Energy. The three energy sources combine forces, penetrating and heating all layers of the skin, from the epidermis to the sub-dermal fat. This causes fibers in the skin complex to contract. Silhouette tackles the cellulite problem from the inside out. You will notice your skin become visibly smoother and tighter, looks younger and feels rejuvenated.

Silk’n Silhouette Offers:


Revolutionary HT™ Technology.

Firms the deeper layers of the Skin.

Reduces Cellulite.

Tightens loose Skin.

Streamlines Body Contours.

Reduces Body Circumferences.

Improves Skin Texture & Elasticity.

Restores Skin’s Balance & Promotes Rejuvenation.

This Device is suitable to use on all parts of the Body – buttocks, upper arms, hips, inner and outer thighs.

Conclusion:

This device has really helped with my noticeable cellulite. I have used it in two places – thighs and buttocks, letting it sit for the recommended 20 minutes at a time about four weeks, and I am very happy now these problem areas have become distinctly smaller, my skin feels tighter, and I am convinced it will get even better in time.

It’s great that I can use it sitting watching the television, even lying down you can also work with it on more areas. I love what I have seen so far and can’t wait to see how much better it will get! I didn’t believe that this technology would be quite this good!

The results I am seeing now allows me to show my legs without the embarrassment that I used to feel.

Have you suffered from Cellulite? Have you tried any home massage treatments? Did any of them help to reduce your Cellulite? I would like to hear your story. Please leave any comments or questions below, and I will be happy to discuss them with you.

jo@yourskincarehelp.com


Best Cellulite Removal Treatment – Maintaining Healthy Skin

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It is the one thing that ladies constantly worry about appearing on their bodies, the sight of the dreaded Cellulite! Everyone hates it, and physician’s the world over are on a quest to eradicate the dimpled nuisance that plagues thighs, buttocks, and bellies. Unsurprisingly, misinformation about it is just as common as the condition!

Cellulite For Everyone!

cellulite on thigh

Cellulite – The name for lumpy, pit speckled flesh, also known as ‘orange-peel’ skin due to the uncanny resemblance! Nearly 90% of women will experience cellulite at some point during their lifetime, some women develop cellulite after puberty, although It’s more prevalent in adult women.

Although not a severe medical condition, your cellulite might leave you feeling upset and even leave you too embarrassed to show certain parts of your body which can be a huge problem especially in the heat of the summer!

All women are susceptible to cellulite, the most common causes are believed to be aging, as the skin loses’ elasticity, also, inactive lifestyle and gaining weight have been linked to the dimples and depressions appearing on the surface of the skin.

If you have only ‘mild’ cellulite, you will see it if you pinch your skin in an area that is receptive to cellulite, such as your thighs. More-severe cellulite will be noticeable without pinching and makes the skin look uneven and bumpy with areas of peaks and valleys.

Cellulite is considerably more common in women than in men due to the different way fat cells, muscle, and connective tissue are spread in men and women’s skin.

In women areas of fat deposits build up and become distorted and force up the connective tissues beneath the skin, all the time strong fibrous cords that hold skin to deep-lying muscles are pulling down thus causing the appearance of the characteristic ‘cottage cheese’ look that changes the appearance to the surface of the skin. Doctors refer to cellulite as Edematous Fibrosclerotic Panniculopathy (EFP).

*Note – Cellulite is completely unrelated to the condition known as Cellulitis, which is a bacterial infection that spreads, and/or inflammation of the skin and tissues beneath.

What Causes It?

cellulite back thighs

As previously mentioned between 80 and 90 percent of women will probably experience some degree of cellulite. So, why do some people get it?

There are a number of possibilities, one being that it is heredity, specific genes are required for the development of cellulite, gender, metabolism, skin thickness, ethnicity, research seems to show that it’s more common in white Europeans.

We also need to dispel the ‘myth’ that only ‘fat’ or ‘heavy’ people get it, the fact is you can have it whether you are overweight or skinny!

Things that may bring it on are:

Poor diet

Fad dieting

Slow metabolism

Lack of physical activity

Hormone changes

Dehydration

Total body fat

The thickness and color of your skin

It can be harder to detect on darker skin if you do have alight skin tone try a self-tanner, it may help to hide the bumps and dimples and make them harder to detect.

Hormonal factors and age:

It’s likely hormones play a certain role in the development of cellulite.

One opinion is that as estrogen levels in women decrease as they approach the menopause, this causes the blood flow to the connective tissue under the skin to also decrease.

Estrogen regulates the body’s production of collagen when estrogen levels eventually begin to waver and drop during menopause, collagen production also declines.

With limited available collagen means weaker connective tissues and thinner skin, creating near-perfect conditions for cellulite to appear. This is why for a lot of women they first see cellulite’s telltale ‘cottage cheese’ skin as they enter the menopause.

Although female hormones can play a role in adding to this pattern of fat distribution, cellulite is not treatable by hormone therapy.

What Can Be Done About It?

cellulite free

So, what is the Best Cellulite Removal Treatment? The difficulty concerning cellulite is that even the experts don’t always agree on treatments, remedies, and causes, making it even more challenging to separate the facts from the myths.

Firstly, Cellulite isn’t a serious medical condition, it is a cosmetic problem and treatment isn’t an urgent requirement, many doctors just consider cellulite to be a ‘normal’ occurrence.

There are no diagnostic tests for cellulite, the visible appearance of cellulite is sufficient to confirm that the condition is present.

If you have serious worries about the appearance of your skin, speak to your doctor, dermatologist or plastic surgeon, they may offer treatments and recommend what options are available to you for cellulite.

Treatments Available For Cellulite:

cellulite treatment

Sad to say that many places that offer cellulite treatments are only too willing to advertise ‘remarkable’ results. It’s fair to say that most of these treatments do not live up to their lofty claims. Do your research thoroughly if you are considering any treatment or procedure for Cellulite.

No single treatment for cellulite is going to eradicate it completely. The following procedures might improve the appearance of cellulite, some only temporarily!

Although it has been said that weight isn’t a critical factor with regard to cellulite, it is worth bearing in mind that weight loss and exercise can have some effect since the muscles and skin will tighten up as you tone up your body. More defined muscles and a thinner fat layer will make your skin smoother and less puckered!

But, the results and benefits will vary from person to person, your own results depend on how hard and consistently you train, and a change of diet if you are overweight.

Cellulite Diets:

So-called ‘cellulite diets’ that claim to be beneficial in treating cellulite: Promoters of these diets claim that the combination of ‘special’ foods recommended in them can reduce inflammation and increase the circulation in affected areas and so reduce cellulite.

Despite these claims, no studies published in the medical literature have supported these diets. Physicians have reasoned that eating a healthy diet can decrease fluid retention and improve the overall appearance of the skin, but specific diets intended to target cellulite are of no value.

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Laser Treatment and Radiofrequency Systems:

Possibly the most promising medical therapy to combat Cellulite is one that uses both lasers and radiofrequency systems.

The U.S. FDA has approved specific light-therapy devices, these combine suction or massage with light therapy, this will give a decrease to the appearance of cellulite.

TriActive:

One of these treatments is known as ‘TriActive’-this is a procedure that mixes suction and manipulation of the skin to improve circulation and lymphatic drainage with low-level laser treatment to boost collagen, and cooling to break up the fat nodules and cool tissues.

This treatment is over a series of ten to fifteen sessions.

Velashape:

Velashape

Another laser treatment is known as ‘Velashape’ and said to be pretty effective, this works by combining laser and massage therapy. A handheld device is pressed on the surface of the skin that uses infrared light to remold the body and diminish layers of fat improve lymphatic drainage and smooth out dimples.

You should begin to see improvement after roughly four treatments. It’s effective on the thighs – front and back, buttocks, abdomen, and love handles.

This procedure requires multiple treatment sessions and maintenance procedures to sustain the improved appearance. This is a non-invasive treatment.

Cellulaze:

A popular and minimally invasive laser treatment that is called Cellulaze. The doctor injects the numbing solution into the area being treated.

He then inserts a laser under your skin, the laser shoots heat in three directions breaking up the uneven fat deposits. This procedure helps to thicken the skin and stimulate collagen production and improve the skin’s elasticity. The thickened skin should lessen the appearance of the cellulite below. You can expect to see a 75% improvement in your cellulite, and this should last for around one year.

Cryolipolysis:

This non-invasive treatment freezes and kills fat cells. Once they are dead, your body easily removes them. This procedure is usually used for body shaping, but any fat removal can improve cellulite. It can take up to three treatments and 3 – 4 months for you to start seeing results.

Cellfina:

cellfina before after

The use of Cellfina was cleared by the FDA-as recent as 2015, it is classed as minimally invasive treatment.

It is a ‘one off’ procedure and the best option for longer-term dimple-free skin and can last for approx’ two years.

Health care professionals perform subcision using a device known as Cellfina. The treatment uses a handheld device to insert a microblade under the skin, the needle-sized device to treat the fibrous tissues that hold your body’s fat together to smooth out dimpling.

It is vacuum-assisted for total control of the depth and area to be improved. Approx’ 20 to 30 individual cellulite dimples are treated during an average 1-hour session. You will begin to see improvement in about 3 days. You’ll have some temporary bruising and soreness to contend with.

The downside: It doesn’t come cheap, you are looking at the cost of some $4K+

Endermologie (or lipomassage or endermology) – Massage treatments:

Various types of machines are available that massage the areas affected by cellulite. The devices use rolling cylinders to gather pockets of skin and apply a vigorous massage inside a chamber to increase blood flow, remove toxins, and reduce any excess fluid.

One such example of massage treatments is Endermologie, a French technique used for cellulite treatment since the mid-1990s. This technique uses an electrically powered handheld device that uses suction, pulls, and squeezes affected areas.

Treatment time typically lasts for 30-45 minutes, and 10-12 treatments are usually required before results can be seen. You will find there is a temporary decrease in the appearance of cellulite, the technique only appears to redistribute the fat rather than permanently alter its form beneath the skin, and studies have shown differing results regarding the effectiveness of this therapy. You will need regular maintenance treatments after achieving the initial result, or the cellulite will return.

At-Home Cellulite Solutions:

girl sitting legs

Actually, there is a solution that can minimize the appearance of cellulite for a few weeks. A 30 to 60-minute deep tissue massage can knead the surface of the skin just enough to break up fibrous connective tissue that contributes to skin puckering.

If you don’t have a masseuse, you can mimic the technique at home by frequently using a firm foam roller. Use firm pressure to improve your circulation and plump the skin, which should result in a smoother look.

Alternatively, you can purchase an electric handheld machine to massage the affected area. Massagers can do wonders, massagers will speed up circulation, which will improve the appearance of the skin. There are many kinds of electronic massage machines depending on your preference and budget.

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Another home treatment you can try is ‘Dry Body Brushing.’ This is very beneficial for the largest organ of your body – the skin. It may help to diminish the appearance of cellulite, promote toned and supple skin while assisting in removing toxins from the body.

Elemis brush

Dry Body Brushing encourages better blood flow, this is said to have a plumping effect on the skin which really helps lessen the appearance of cellulite.
It is best to do this before a bath or shower, it will promote your lymph, helping your body metabolize toxins more efficiently, discouraging fluid retention and cellulite (the two are related to each other).

Chose a medium-firm brush, one that’s about the size of your palm, try to make sure it has natural bristles, avoiding synthetic ones.

Start your brush massage with the soles of your feet. Using a dynamic, circular motion. Apply short, fast upward strokes as you guide the brush over your feet and legs. Proceed to brush upwards as you get to the buttocks, waist, stomach and breast areas.

Use a circular motion on the palms of your hands, then short upward strokes as you brush your hands and arms. When you get to the neck, begin using downward strokes, out to your shoulders, and down your back, then down your breasts, stroking toward your heart. Avoid brushing your face.

The most important groups of lymph nodes are in your neck, armpits, and groin. So, if you are short on time and cannot do the whole body, do a few short brush strokes over those areas,
You should try to spend about five minutes a day on dry brushing and look to do it between two to five times a week.

Topical Treatment:

Cellulite Creams and Serums that contain a variety of ingredients, such as vitamins, minerals, herbal extracts, caffeine, seaweed, and antioxidants, are quite often marketed as the cure for cellulite.

Because cellulite forms below the skin’s surface, it’s difficult to treat topically with over-the-counter creams.

While most store-bought creams may not provide the beautiful results you’re looking for, search for creams that contain caffeine and retinol – Retinol creams that have 0.3% retinol may have the best impact on cellulite as they could help stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, making your skin look tighter, and thicker so reducing the signs of cellulite when applied.

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It will take several months to see any signs of improvement, and these creams do not come cheap.

Retinol treatments are available to buy online. Do read and follow the instructions carefully.

Treatments to Avoid or Consider Carefully!

A procedure is often called ‘Mesotherapy.’ whereby doctors inject chemicals into the fat layer below the skin to help breakdown the fat to make cellulite less noticeable.

The chemicals used in this procedure include phosphatidylcholine, aminophylline, hormones, herbal extracts, vitamins, and minerals. There is little proof these treatments do very much for cellulite.

Most doctors don’t recommend the procedure as there is a risk of infection, swelling, rashes, and lumpy skin.

The Decision:

cellulite firmnessEven though there’s no simple answer for unblemished skin yet, that doesn’t mean you can’t be positive and more confident in your body, cellulite or not.

The important thing to understand from all of this is that living a healthy, well-balanced lifestyle will encourage you to look and feel better about yourself.

It’s amazing that every medical condition can be improved by decreasing stress, eating well and exercising regularly, making cellulite less noticeable is an added bonus.

If you are considering treatment for yourself, talk to a qualified/registered dermatologist or plastic surgeon, find out all that you possibly can from them about the whole procedure, and still do your own research online before making a decision on the best cellulite removal treatment you will use.

Have you suffered from Cellulite? Have you tried any of the treatments mentioned or have you tried any other procedures? Did anything help to reduce your Cellulite? I would like to hear your story. Please leave any comments or questions below, and I will be happy to discuss them with you.

jo@yourskincarehelp.com