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Monthly Archives: August 2017

Tips to Caring Skin after a Wart Removal

If you are planning on having one of your warts removed, you are advised to examine the care that is needed, after your wart or warts have been removed.
Perhaps, the first step in caring for your wound, which was likely created after your wart or warts were removed, is to know what you need to do.

If you are having your wart professionally removed, by a dermatologist or by your family doctor, you should be provided with detailed information. In addition to detailed information, there is also a good chance that you would also be sent home with supplies. These supplies may include, but are not be limited to, bandages, pads, and antibiotic cream.
Although you can receive the best after removal care advice from a physician, you may not be able to get that information. If you are performing your own at home wart removal, you will need to familiarize yourself with the proper ways to care for your wounds.

This can easily be done with the internet.  Online, you should be able to find a number of different medical websites. These medical websites are likely to contain information, tips, and advice for those who just had a wart removed. Of course, you are advised to be cautious and consider where you are getting your information from, but if it is from a reliable place, you will want to follow the instructions given to you.

Whether you get information, on caring for your wart wound, from the doctor who performed the removal or the internet, it is likely that you will be provided with similar instructions. Perhaps, the most important instructions to follow is keeping your wounds clean.

Depending on the type of wound you have, which will also depend on the wart removal method used, you may have a small wound or scab. If this part of your skin is not properly cleaned, on a regular basis, it may become infected. In most cases, simple soap and water should be enough.
In addition to keeping your wound or scab clean, you will also want to keep it covered.  This will help, not only to keep it clean, but it should also prevent an infection from forming. When covering the area, it should be enough to use a regular bandage. It may also be a good idea to apply antibiotic cream on the spot. However, it is important to remember that some wart removers, such as some freeze-off wart removal products, caution you against using any skin creams, at least for a certain period of time. It is not exactly sure why this is, but you are advised to follow all direction, especially if you purchase an over-the-counter wart remover.

Once your wound has started to heal, a scab may begin to form and new skin may start to grow. When this occurs, it is important that you leave everything alone. In fact, that is why it is advised that you always keep the area covered. Picking or even touching the area could not only create an infection, but it could also hurt the healing process. If the healing process is interrupted, you may end up developing a permanent scar. With wart removal, there is always a chance that a scar could develop, but it all depends. To lesser your chances of having a scar, you need to refrain from messing with the scab or new skin that begins to develop.

If you notice any complications, such as a wound that will not heal or one that is extremely painful, you may want to consider seeking medical advice.  Although the problem may only be temporary or minor, it is still nice to be on the safe side. Not everyone thinks about the complications associated with wart removal.  If you do, there will be a better chance of nothing going wrong.

Easy Way to Look Younger

The first thing you need to do is keep your skin clean, wash your face twice a day, once in the morning and once more at night. Do not use harsh soaps, choose a mild aloe vera based soap and pat your skin dry, do not rub because rubbing can cause irritation which can lead to other skin problems. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables to maintain a healthy diet and do some exercise because exercise not only stimulates the heart but all the other parts of the body as well.

When you are going outdoors you should always protect your face with a sun block because the sun is responsible for such symptoms as wrinkles, blotchy pigmentation, dryness, texture changes and uneven skin color and makes the skin look older. You might also consider wearing sunglasses as they will protect the eyelids from aging and will cause you to squint less, which is what causes crows feet because of exposure to the sun without eye protection.

One of the simplest ways to looking younger that does not require any sort of creams or lotions is to smile, as your face tends to conform to the expression that you carry most of the time. If you are continually scowling you are most likely to develop wrinkles between the eyes, furrows that come from a frowning facial expression and lines that seem to turn down at the corners of the mouth. You should try and have a smiling, relaxed, pleasant expression on your face so that your face can take on that happy expression so you won’t look so severe and it will definitely make you look younger.

There are many skin care products that are said to make the skin look younger such as Oil of Olay Age Defying Lotion, Retin-A and Alpha hydroxyl acids. Oil of Olay Age Defying Lotion can be bought at your local drug store or supermarkets and is one of the safest products that can be used without any side effects. Retin-A which is a rather popular age defying product is said to be very effective in the improvement of the appearance of the skin, but there are some side effects such as skin irritation and peeling and unlike Oil of Olay it cannot be bought without a medical prescription. Another favorite is Alpha hydroxyl acids, which has proven to have remarkable results in giving the skin a younger look and it does not have any side effects as the prescription products.

 

About Exfoliation

The very outer layer of your skin is actually dead skin cells. Your skin creates new cells underneath and the old ones on the surface slough off on their own. This occurs each and every day, whether you notice it or not. Sometimes this dead layer will build up on the surface of your skin and you will notice your skin has a dull look to it. You may also find you are more prone to blemishes, if the dead skin cells clog your pores. Getting rid of these skin cells will promote healthy skin. To exfoliate, you can choose one of these methods: chemical or abrasive. Chemical exfoliants usually contain some form of mild acid, such as alpha hydroxy or salicylic acid. The acids work to slough off the dead skin cells. These actually come in different strengths and can be applied on their own, or in conjunction with an abrasive exfoliant.

Abrasive exfoliants are creams or liquid cleansers that contain particulate matter, such as ground botanicals, jojoba beads or groundnuts. The use of the abrasive will physically remove the dead skin cells. The particulate matter can come in many different sizes and the type you choose will depend upon the application. You don’t want to use the same abrasive on your face that you would use to exfoliate your feet.

Start your exfoliation with clean skin. Wet the skin with warm water and apply the exfoliant. Rub gently in circles with your fingers or a facial sponge, avoiding the under eye area, as this skin is too delicate for exfoliation. Rinse with warm water and pat your skin dry. Apply a toner to help balance the pH of your newly exposed skin cells. Follow this with a moisturizer. Your skin may tingle for fifteen minutes or so after the application, especially for your first couple of times. After that, your skin will become used to it. With the chemical exfoliants, discontinue their use if your skin burns too much after application. Exfoliation only needs to be done once or twice a week. Since you have exposed new skin cells to the surface, it is very important that you use a sunscreen if you will be outdoors.

You can choose to purchase an exfoliant, or you can make your own. Some great home products for exfoliation include ground oats, cornmeal, yogurt, honey or buttermilk. A mixture of ground oats and yogurt would be a combination of an abrasive and chemical (oats for the abrasive and the lactic acid in the yogurt is the chemical).