Thursday, October 13, 2011

Quick Fix Thursday


I swear, sometimes it's the minor things in our daily beauty regimes that irritate us the most.  Have you ever had the type of morning where everything goes wrong? You chip a nail, get a run in your stockings or accidental burn your forehead with the curling iron. Argh! I can't help you with the run in your stockings but I can get you out of a few last minute beauty faux pas.


Bad Reaction to a New Face Cream

What You Need To Know:

WARNING! Allergic reaction! Wash off the product right away with a mild, fragrance-free cleanser. Cool your skin with a washcloth to soothe inflammation and take an oral antihistamine such as Benadryl to reduce itching. Apply a 1 percent hydrocortisone cream. DO NOT apply any other product to your skin until the irritation subsides.

Overzealous With Your New Exfoliant

What You Need To Know: 

You removed more than just dead skin cells, you removed the healthy cells underneath. Ouch!  Cool your skin for a few minutes with a washcloth to soothe irritation.  Apply a soothing moisturizer such as Aveeno Ultra-Calming Daily Moisturizer SPF 15  to calm the area. DO NOT apply a moisturizer with fragrance and PLEASE DO NOT exfoliate. Doing so will burn and sting already sensitized skin. For the next 72 hours, avoid the sun, and let your skin heal before you apply makeup or put anything containing chemicals on it.

Hot Wax Burn

What You Need To Know:

Wax burns are usually first degree burns and should be treated as such. Ice it. Wrap ice in a cloth and apply it to the burn right away to cool down the temperature of the skin. Next, apply a 1 percent hydrocortisone cream to the affected area to calm the redness and swelling. Keep the area moist by regularly applying a moisturizing ointment such as Aquaphor. Take an anti-inflammatory drug such as ibuprofen. 

Pluck Your Skin and Your Brow Hair

What You Need To Know:

Apply pressure to the area with a cold washcloth to constrict the blood vessels and stop the bleeding. Then dab on an antibiotic ointment such as Neosporin to prevent infection. Put a bandage on it to keep the spot moist and protected.

Hope This Helps

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