Stretch marks are perfectly natural, but not everyone wants them. Whether they appeared after giving birth, a change in weight or just puberty, the quest on how to get rid of stretch marks remains the same. There are a few ways to do this, though stretch marks can't really be banished fully. Whether you're a man or woman the methods are the same. Here's what causes them and how to get rid of stretch marks. 1. Carboxytherapy This is when doctors inject small amounts of carbon dioxide gas (CO2) into the stretch marks with a needle. It makes your skin 'think' there's an oxygen deficit and it sends blood to the area, increasing blood flow and regenerating the area. it improves elasticity but again won't get rid of the marks fully. 2. Supplements Zinc is for the regeneration of cells. You can eat foods rich in zinc to help get rid of stretch marks, but you can also take supplements. 3. Creams There are so many out there, you have to look around for one that works. There are collagen … [Read more...] about How to get rid of stretch marks
Get rid of dry skin on face
WITH temperatures soaring across Britain, there may be more than a few red-faces - and sunburns. From how to get rid of sunburn, to treating the itch and the pain, to how long it takes to heal, we've got the lowdown you need to know. How do you get rid of sunburn? Prevention is the best protection, so always apply an in-date sunscreen with an appropriate SPF when you're in the sun, staying indoors between peak hours. Damage to the skin caused by UV rays and greatly increases your risk of skin cancer. Failing that, there are a number of ways to treat and get rid of sunburn. First, cool the skin by applying a cool wet facecloth to your skin or running cool - but not ice cold - water over the skin. Once your skin is cool, you can then apply a soothing Aloe Vera gel to rehydrate the skin and boost skin renewal, or put on after sun cream to cool the burn. Applying alternative methods such as natural yoghurt or Vitamin E cream - an antioxidant which helps decrease inflammation - can also … [Read more...] about How to get rid of sunburn, how to treat the pain and itch and how long does it take to heal?
Unless you lead an almost improbably charmed life, you'll be familiar with what having a spot or two is like. Maybe you've struggled with problem skin for years. Perhaps you only get the odd zit. Unfortunately, when it comes to break-outs, these aren't solely confined to our hormonal teenage years. Many adults still suffer from spots . This doesn't mean that you're powerless against them, however. Spots, zits, pimples, blemishes - they're all caused by inflammation from bacteria getting clogged in our pores. Acne is a bit more complex, as it's caused by a hormonal imbalance, and if you're affected by it, you should consult your doctor. If it's just the odd spot (or two or three), however, then there are some things you can do to help How to get rid of spots overnight 1. Put down the toothpaste In fact, ignore most "DIY remedies" - these do more harm than good. Toothpaste has evolved since this urban myth began telling us how it can dry pesky spots out. Many brands now contain … [Read more...] about How to get rid of spots overnight
We all stress over it, but most of us are plagued with it - if you're covering up because of your cellulite we've got some tips and tricks to reduce it. Before you pack up that bikini, try some of our suggestions, from workouts to food and diet changes, to products you can use to reduce the look. There's plenty of products to try if you're going for a quicker fix, or diet plans and workouts to maintain the look. Just remember 87% of women in the UK are in the same boat as you - as well as men suffering from the same issue. Here's a look at what you can do to banish it. What is cellulite? Cellulite is a term used to describe the dimpled and uneven appearance of skin caused by fat deposits that are just below the skin. Scientists don't actually know what causes cellulite, but it's believed to be related to the body's inability to get rid of toxin, fat and fluid. It becomes trapped under the skin and causes fibrous tissue to become hard, that is the dimpling effect we see. How do you get … [Read more...] about How to get rid of cellulite
If you suffer from dry skin, winter is never going to be your friend. Bitterly cold temperatures, central heating and blustering winds - the seasonal challenges for the face can seem relentless. If you’re like me, you’ve probably tried everything under the (non-existent) sun to rebalance your skin’s hydration levels and banish the likes of tightness, itching and flaking. You've probably piled on obscure snail-infused Korean creams and double cleansed daily in the hope of achieving at least a semblance of softness - but, it just never seems to last, does it? In a quest to find out the best ways to quench dry skin once and for all, we spoke to Elemis co-founder, Noella Gabriel. Below, she reveals her expert tips for getting that ever-elusive glow that won’t disappear as soon as you step outside.. Drink water It may sounds obvious but often people don’t consider the benefits that just … [Read more...] about 10 expert-approved ways to get rid of dry skin in winter