Friday, August 7, 2009

How To Get Rid Of Dark Circles Under The Eyes?

Other factors causing dark under-eye circles include:
Drinking an excess of beverages that contain caffeine.
Thyroid problems
A lack of iron in your body during menstruation. This often contributes to dark circles, which is why some women have a tendency to develop dark circles during their period.
First of all, try and figure out the reason you have developed dark circles. Have you always had them? Are they a recent occurrence? Does your mother have dark circles under the eyes as well? Once you can pinpoint the cause for dark circles, it would be much easier for you to get rid of them.
1. Are you allergic to something? If yes, work on avoiding the allergens.
2. Apply Vitamin E to the area under your eye. You could open up a Vitamin E capsule, and apply a little oil. Swallow the rest of the oil. This not only helps you get rid of dark circles, but also reduces puffiness around the eyes. In addition, regular application of Vitamin E delays the onset of wrinkles.
3. Apply creams that contain Vitamin C.
4. Inverted asana postures work wonders for dark circles. Try doing the sarvangasana everyday. Often dark circles and under-eye puffiness is caused due to sinusitis. Jal Neti is extremely beneficial in such cases, as it internally cleanses your entire facial region, rejuvenating it. Do the Jal Neti at least five times a week to clean out your entire nasal passage.
5. Swallow a capsule of cod liver oil everyday. It strengthens eyes.
6. Take a teaspoon of tomato juice, a few drops of lemon juice, a pinch of turmeric powder and a little flour, enough to make a paste. Apply this paste to the under-eye area, and wash off after fifteen minutes.
7. Drink at least ten glasses of water everyday. There is no stressing this enough. If you do not drink at least eight glasses of water everyday, you are not providing your body with as much water as it requires for flushing out toxins. Do not wait until you are thirsty before drinking up. By the time your body cries ‘I’m thirsty!’, you are already severely dehydrated.
8. Avoid stepping out in the sun, especially between noon to four, when the sun is at its strongest. Wear sunglasses to protect your eyes, and the delicate skin around it, from the harmful effects of UV radiation.
9. Apply a cold, used tea bag to your eyes. You could also applied used, cold, herbal tea leaves to your eyes, to sooth them.
10. Apply a concealer to the area under your eyes, to hide dark circles. Use a colour that is every so slightly lighter than the shade of your skin. Apply the concealer gently; do not stretch or pull the skin from this delicate area.
11. Lie down, close your eyes and apply cucumber or potato slices to your lids. Leave on for ten minutes and remove. Wash the area with cold water. This soothes tired eyes instantly, and helps boost blood circulation in the under-eye area.
12. Try out dark circle remover creams available in the market. Make sure they are of a recognized brand before applying them to your face.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Freckle Removal Possible With Microdermabrasion

Ever been called, "Freckle Face?" Have you been called names because of your freckles? While some people have learned to live with freckles, some have trouble finding gratification when you are frequently mocked because you have spots and marks on your face.

Freckles are harmless tan spots usually found on the face and torso of people with fair complexion. During wintertime, freckles fade but exposure to sunlight prompts their reemergence during summer time since extremely pale skinned people do not produce enough melanin to protect themselves from the sun.

To some people, freckles eventually fade with age, and it is possible to clear freckles nowadays. Microdermabrasion is a proven way of completely eliminating freckles including discolored skin. Microdermabrasion is an advanced, non-invasive procedure that abrades the top layer of the skin. The process of abrasion removes and scrapes off dead skin cells and encourages the production of new cells. It also cleans and unclogs the pores and helps in the oil production in the skin.

Microdermabrasion systems use various particles including diamonds, aluminum oxide and salt crystal to abrade the skin. Before the treatment, the area is thoroughly cleansed to take away excess oil. The resurfacing device gently scrapes off the skin removing dead skin cells, allowing smoother and plumper skin to reveal. The vacuum attached to the device unclogs the pores and aids with the stimulation of the blood hastening the blood circulation that provide the nutrients needed for the skin regeneration.

Some microdermabrasion machines send out ultrasonic heat not only burns fat but it accelerates blood circulation. After the procedure, the skin will have pinkish glow and resumption of work or normal activities is fine. The procedure can even be done during your lunch hour. Depending on the severity of the freckles on the face or other parts of the body, the procedure has to be done more than once. Microdermabrasion will improve the texture of the skin and skin elasticity and skin clarity will be obtained only after a few sessions. The series of treatment can produce a nice anti-aging result.

The microdermabrasion machines come with different levels of power depending on the need and harshness of the discoloration of the skin. Microdermabrasion can also eliminate tiny moles and wrinkles on the face. The special emulsions applied on the skin before the treatment is full of nutrients that will promote quick renewal of skin cells as well as replenish the moisture of the skin. Immediate result can be seen and felt as soon as the treatment ends. There is no doubt that after each treatments, the over-all condition of your skin will improve thereby improvement of the quality of life is expected.

There is simply no danger associated with microdermabrasion. It is safe and can even be done in the convenience of your home. Several clinics and spas offer microdermabrasion treatments. Physicians, aesthetician, and dermatologists are trained to use the microdermabrasion machines. Several do it yourself microdermabrasion machines are also available in major stores nationwide.