A good beauty guide to IPL Treatments


Seven ways to look beautiful in winter


Good looking and flawless skin is the key number one to self-beauty confidence all year round despite the change in seasons. During winter season it sometimes becomes very hard to keep and maintain good skin. The good news is that we can still achieve great summer glow skin even during winter season.

For those of us living in areas prone to cold and dry climates. Normally in the winter season there is little moisture content in the atmosphere and in addition indoor heating systems dehydrate the skin, therefore it is very vital to address this dryness of the winter skin in order to keep the skin looking luminous and beautiful. Below are seven ways I exercise to look more beautiful in winter. Having access to the lastest beauty salon equipment will ensure you look younger and more beautiful.

1.      Stay hydrated always

During summer and hot temperatures, I take a lot of water since the thirst will force me to take more water. I am able to train myself to take in more fluids during the winter seasons so as to keep the body hydrated and the skin at large. Since its cold I can take warm water or even a cup of tea to keep myself hydrated always.

2.      Wear sunscreen

Despite the cold season there are still ultra-violet rays in the atmosphere therefore the sunscreens are still very vital to be worn. It’s also very important to look for moisturising sunscreens in order to maintain extra moisture on your winter skin. Because I understand that Ultra Violet rays contain free radicals which damage the skin tissues, exposure to UV causes sunburns and other harmful effects; so I wear sunscreen to protect myself against this effects.

3.      Take good care of the lips

It’s very important to protect the lips by use of a moisturising balm since chapped lips in the winter season are a downer and can be very painful when exposed to extreme cold conditions and chapping makes it very hard for any cosmetics to stay in place.

4.      Remember your hands

Hands are highly susceptible to chapping in cold weather. To keep my hands moisturised, I use hand cream. I also put on gloves to keep my hands warm and moisturised.

4.5 Choose cosmetics wisely

The skin normally tends to be drier during the wintertime, leading to dry patches and flanking. I find it best to use primer which helps the cosmetic to go on smoothly. Tinted moisturiser  is also a good idea as it will moisturise and give the skin coverage preventing it from drying. I prefer cream blushes and liquid foundations since they give more moisturising than the powder based.

5.      Get an humidifier

Humidifier gets more moisture to your offices and homes which help prevent your skin from drying out.

6.      Dress nicely

       Avoid wet gloves and socks as they can irritate the skin causing cracking, itching and sores. Jeans and boots are a winter staple and comfortable. When outdoors in the cold, have a coat on.

7.      General care of the skin

We all understand that harsh winds and heating leads to most skin types dry out quickly; the solution is simple! For me I just take plenty of water and apply oil free, easily absorbed lotions.

If none of these help you look more beautiful this winter you can always opt for to get some help from you local beauty salon. Most clinics have the latest beauty equipment such as ultrasound microdermabrasion machines and IPL lasers.

Before you use technology to help you look younger make sure you learn about any possible side effects.



Once Upon a Time a Tattoo of a Dolphin Used to Be Cool

You might have though it was cool years ago getting a doplphin on your ankle or a ancient chinese symbol all across you lower back... But now that the years have passed and coolness is no longer your priority, what can you do to get rid of the visible memories of the past.

Several reasons will call for tattoo removal. You may be having a tattoo that symbolizes a group or an engagement to something that you no longer belong to. May it is a romantic relationship that has broken up and now you don’t want that tattoo to remind you. More importantly, tattoo that seems to be a stumbling block to your career or achieving something in life, so you need to get rid of it! 

Traditional methods for tattoo removal

Methods such as injecting or application of wine, garlic, lime or pigeon excrement were used in the early days. Later on, more methods were employed such as dermabrasion, which involves repeatedly rubbing of the tattoo area with an abrasive friction that will scrub away the top layer of the skin thus removing the tattoo. Excision is where the part of the skin with the tattoo is cut out through an operation and the skin is sewn back together.

Salabrasion involves scrubbing the affected skin area with salt. Trichloroacetic acid when applied to the affected skin area, it burns and removes the top layers of the skin reaching as deep as the layer in which the tattoo ink is.

Modern methods for tattoo removal    

Q-switched, Lasers and Intense Pulsed Light therapy (IPL machines) are the modern methods as they employ the use of advanced technology in tattoo removal. With thousands of tattoo pigment particles, which are pierced deep in the skin layer, these are the most effective methods that can be used to remove tattoos.

Laser tattoo removal

Tattoo ink in the skin is broken down into tiny fragments by a single wavelength, which are then absorbed into the blood stream and transported away.  The greater the color contrasts between the ink and the skin, makes it easier for this method in tattoo removal. The method is advantageous on small tattoos and light skin that has black ink.

IPL tattoo removal

Unlike laser, which uses a single wavelength, IPL tattoo removal machines uses a flash of light containing hundreds of wavelengths that penetrate deep the layers of the skin to break ink into tiny particles. The well-filtered IPL light breaks down the color pigments in the tattoo into tiny components, which are easily absorbed into the blood stream, which transports them away.

The advantage of this method is that it is suitable for both small and large area skin tattoos as the light density can be adjusted to fit skin surface. Also it is fit for all skin types. Before choosing which method to use, consider the effectiveness and efficiency that it has. When deciding on the best beauty salon equipment for tattoo removal it's a good idea to talk to a skin and ipl treatment expert. You will get the right advice on which method is going to best suit you and what type of equipment should be used.