How to reduce acne scars!

Scars are the body’s natural response to burns, cuts, scrapes, surgery, acne and more.

Scar Gel can be used in newly healed wounds or old acne scars to make them look softer, smoother, and less noticeable. The active ingredients help to break down the scar tissue and encourage cell rejuvenation.

This process of cell breakdown and rejuvenation helps to diminish the discoloration associated with acne scars.

The result is that the acne marks are softened, flattened, and their appearance is markedly improved because they now blend in with the surrounding skin and tissue.

1. Scar Gel works on fading acne scars whether they are old, new, keloid scars, acne scars, burns, or surgery scars.

Scar Gel also provides a benefit for stretch marks by reducing the reddish or purplish color that many acne scarsstretch marks exhibit. It is superior to Vitamin E oil and is non-oily and non greasy so it will not stain your clothes.

It contains allantoin to help heal and soften the skin and aid in the tissue and skin rejuvenation process. It also contains panthenol to increase skin suppleness and onion extract (allicin) which has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral properties.

Apply twice daily or more for two to six months for maximum results.

2. Acne and Scar Cream by Age Advantage can also help fade acne scars, wounds and burns. This revolutionary formula penetrates into the dermis of the skin addressing scar tissue damage from the inside out. It contains glycolic acid to help exfoliate the surface scar tissue.

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What causes cellulite?

Collagen fibers under the skin and around fat cells that become trapped with fluids and toxins cause cellulite. As we age collagen weakens, fat and toxins herniated through the damaged collagen and dimpled skin occurs.

Tip: Exfoliating skin regularly can help stimulate collagen and help drain the lymphatic system.

If you have cellulites, or want to prevent them, consider the following:

Cellulite home remedies

The following cellulite home remedies attack cellulite on thighs.

You’ve heard this a million times, but you must drink 8 to 10 glasses of water per day. Celulite and water retention are signs that you are not drinking enough water. You will not lose body fat, toxins, or also lose cellulite on arms unless you drink sufficient water daily.

1. Drink at least 64 ounces a day to help eliminate water retention and body fat. Water retention causes bloating, constipation, irritability and exacerbates cellulite. If you don’t like water, then add some fresh lemon juice for a more refreshing taste. Or, try chamomile, cat’s claw, or green tea to increase circulation as well as help reduce inflammation and bloating.

2. Eating a “good” fat and low carbohydrate diet can help burn body fat and prevent fluid retention.cellulite

3. The elastic in regular underpants cuts off lymphatic circulation and congests fluid, fat, and toxins which are primary causes of cellulite. To prevent lymphatic congestion and cellulite, try switching to wearing thong underwear or no underwear at all.

4. Mix two cups of sea salt with one-half cup almond oil or olive oil. After showering, stand in the shower and apply salt scrub to wet thighs and buttocks. Rub in a circular motion using your hand or nylon exfoliating body glove. Rinse with tepid water.

5. While standing on newspaper, apply warm caffeinated coffee grinds onto thighs, tummy, and buttocks. Most of the grinds will fall to the ground leaving a caffeine rich, moist, brown residue. Caffeine is the active ingredient that reduces the appearance of cellulite.

  • Wrap moistened areas with cellophane.
  • After 30 minutes, remove cellophane and brush any excess grinds onto the newspaper.
  • Shower off thighs and buttocks while scrubbing the areas using a face cloth, baking soda, or loofa.
  • This remedy is a little messy but it’s a quick fix to help temporarily diminish cellulite.

6. Bentonite clay draws out impurities and tightens skin.

  • In a glass bowl, combine equal parts of water or apple cider vinegar with bentonite clay.
  • Stir to a paste consistency and apply to cellulite prone areas.
  • Let dry. You will feel a tightening or pulling sensation.
  • Wash clay off in shower with tepid water.

Cellulite treatment at home by exfoliating the skin

1. Daily dry brushing can help exfoliate the skin, boost circulation of the blood, drain the lymphatic system, and release toxins. Dry brush the cellulite prone areas using a natural bristle brush before showering.

2. Dry brush your skin toward the heart in a C-shaped motion. Locate cellulite prone areas in front of the mirror and then dry brush those areas for 30 seconds.

3. Start at the wrists and work to the shoulders.

4. Then move to the ankles and brush up the legs, buttocks, and tummy.

5. When done correctly, your skin should be slightly pink. Do not brush areas with cuts, rashes, or sunburn.

6. Shower with tepid water.

Using a Cellulite Massage to help get rid of cellulite

1. Two or more times a week, massage cellulite prone areas using an electric massager or even a rolling pin. Try chopping strokes (hands in a karate like position) moving up and down the areas of the thighs and buttocks. Kneading the skin is also beneficial.

2. Viora is a very effective non surgical treatment that uses radio frequency to help smooth the look of cellulite. You will require about 6 – 10 sessions.  In Los Angeles, the cost is around $100 – $300 per session though you may find extra savings at Groupon in your area.

For more stubborn cases of cellulite, or if you would like to achieve a smoother looking thigh, consider an “ultrasonic” treatment in conjunction with vacuum massage. This combination is one of the most effective non-invasive methods of reducing and smoothing dimpled looking skin.

NOTE: Ultrasonic treatment for cellulite is a type of ultrasound. However, it differs from that used in ultrasound imaging or physiotherapy. Ultrasonic treatment provides warm heat waves which penetrate into the subcutaneous fat layer of the skin below the epidermis and dermis.

It helps smooth out the skin by softening or breaking up the fatty deposits and promotes lymphatic drainage and also releases hardened connective tissues.

Vitamin Supplements for Treatment of Cellulite

Calcium or magnesium supplements, Vitamin E, and Evening Primrose Oil can aid in weight loss and also help ease bloating and water retention. Always check with your physician before taking supplements.

Also take the slimming tonic noted in my book, AGE-PROOF: Beauty Alternative You Need to Know. It offers myriad benefits. My famous slimming tonic helps eliminate cellulite, fat, bloating, blood sugar spikes and much more.  Check with your doctor before use if you have health concerns or are taking blood thinning medications.

Cellulite Creams That Work

  1. Applying a cream that contains AHA / glycolic acid or salicylic acid can help smooth and firm skin by stimulating collagen and elastin production. Try Evenly Radiant Overnight Peel (AKA Overnight Peel)  or Relastyl – a powerful peptide cream with evening primrose oil to help address sagging skin on the body.

2. A self tanner can help camouflage cellulite. Some of the most famous lingerie models use self tanners for this reason. Yes, even models have to battle and conceal cellulite.

Autoeczematization (otherwise referred to as autosensitization dermatitis) is caused by eczema or infections which are prevalent on different areas of the human body. Its normal course of action is to start on the arms and legs and then spreading to additional areas.

Autoeczematization symptoms (autosensitization dermatitis symptoms) include the following:

  • Itching
  • Skin bumps
  • Skin blisters
  • Red skin
  • Tender skin

Autoeczematization typically starts with an infection caused by bacteria, a virus, or some fungus. It will actually present itself on the skin about 1-2 weeks later as an infection. Normal eczema symptoms people experience include dry and itchy skin accompanied by sores or lesions that develop on the arms and legs.

Autoeczematization diagnosis:

As with any skin disorder, if it lingers you should immediately contact your doctor, dermatologist, or autoeczematizationskin care specialist. It is normal to have a skin culture of the infected area taken by sterile swab contacting the lesions.

Autoeczematization treatment (autosensitization dermatitis treatment):

There are three types of treatment for autoeczematization once a diagnosis has been reached. Most physicians usually treat the initial cause of the outbreak. Once this has been accomplished then you can treat the lesions.

Corticosteroids: Corticosteroids are creams which you apply to the skin. This ointment comes in both over-the-counter and prescription form. They are used to control inflammation and itching.

Antihistamines: Antihistamines can also be prescribed or over-the-counter and are used to help relieve itching. Benadryl is a common over-the-counter form of pills and taken orally.

Moisturizers: Once autoeczematization has been properly diagnosed it’s important to keep the skin properly hydrated. A good moisturizer will need to be applied to the skin on a daily basis.

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Those who suffer from rosacea may greatly benefit from the following remedies listed below.

However, when treating rosacea consult with a dermatologist first or before using any over the counter rosacea treatments.

1. Cleanse skin with liquid 2% salicylic acid cleanser. This gentle cleanser reduces inflammation and redness without irritating skin.

2. Applying topical Pycnogenal based cream for rosacea or gel can benefit the capillary system and help reduce redness and inflammation associated with rosacea. Alpha lipoic acid and green tea extract moisturizer are also great products for rosacea.

3. Scrubbing, rubbing, using abrasive exfoliants or wash cloths exacerbates rosacea. Never use these exfoliants.

4. Avoid saunas, sun exposure, cold winds, hot tubs, exfoliants, smoking, stress, spicy or hot foods, and hot beverages as these will likely trigger an outbreak.

5. Some other rosacea remedies include avoiding sour cream, yogurt, chocolate, soy sauce, vinegar, rosaceanavy beans, lima beans, pea pods, spinach, eggplant, tomatoes, bananas, citrus fruits, raisins, plums, figs and liver can help prevent outbreaks.  Recommended foods include antioxidant-rich vegetables such as broccoli, artichokes, asparagus, green beans, leafy lettuces and fruits such as blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, peaches, plums and cantaloupe.

6. Avoid alcohol (red wine, vodka, gin, beer, champagne and bourbon) hot coffee, hot cider, hot chocolate and tea.

7. Avoid cosmetics and products containing fragrance, alcohol, peppermint, witch hazel, menthol, Retinoids (Retin-A, Renova) and facial masks.

8. Zinc (50 mg.) and Vitamin A (10,000 I.U.) daily can help minimize rosacea. Vitamin B-12 injections have been known to help remedy rosacea.

9. Mineral makeup can help camouflage redness associate with rosacea.

10. Rosacea home treatment can be done in just a few sessions of LED Red Light Therapy which can help diminish the red flush of rosacea. It’s also anti aging, helps diminish wrinkles, tightens skin, help refine pores and can help fade pigmentation spots.

11. Try another form of rosacea care called IPL Photofacials that can help diminish the rosacea symptoms and pigmentation problems. However it can be costly at about $300 to $500 a session and usually five to six sessions are required.

Here are some additional articles which may help you control rosacea.

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