Painless Piercing- no more a dream!

Painless Piercing- no more a dream!

The world of fashion is never constant. It keeps on changing with different trends. While some stay here for short duration, the other repeats time after time. One such trend that has been in news and has been adorned by the people all over the world is piercing.

Painless Piercing- no more a dream!

Fashion trends keep on changing now and then. Well, tattoo are becoming common these days, hence I thought to go for something new and different. The option which appealed me the most was the piercing. I started surfing for it online and the first thing i confronted with was the definition of piercing.

What Wikipedia says?

 “Body piercing, a form of body modification is the practice of puncturing or cutting a part of the human body, creating an opening in which jewelry may be worn. The word piercing can refer to the act or practice of body piercing or to an opening in the body created by this act or practice”

How it started?

You can now imagine how scary it was, as it featured words like ‘cut’, ‘puncture’, etc. The same moment I got a clear idea that it was going to be painful. But, I was not in a mood to step back. Therefore, I decided to move further and look for what all is going good in piercing. I found that there are so many types of piercing styles, including ear piercing, facial piercing, lip piercing, oral piercing, surface piercing and many others.

What I selected?

I was bit confused which one to go for. The one which attracted was the labret piercing, which is sub type of facial piercing. Generally, it is known as a tongue pillar. The reason being it is done just above the chin and below your bottom lip. Earlier, this style of piercing was reserved for the men of higher strata only. However, now it is common among men and women both.

To explain better, I would like to share here that labret piercing is actually an adornment, attached to the labrum. It has been a popular form of body piercing throughout the years. Pierced through the lower lip, it is unique in itself. Most of the people prefer getting it done at the center part of lower lip. But, nowadays people love to get side labret piercing. In fact it is considered as a symbol of style and self-empowerment. Isn’t that great!

The war between pain and style!

When I visited the piercing parlor, the professional introduced me to different types of labret piercings. Yes, I was again in dilemma. The most famous ones were spider bite piercing, snake bite piercing, lip labret piercing, etc. Basically, these variations were based on the position of the piercing area. Among all the styles, I opted for the lip labret piercing. It was elegant, modish and classy.

After all this, I now feared of only one thing, and that was the pain. I asked a silly question, “Will it pain”, to which he answered with a smile “not much”. However, I knew that it was going to be miserable for me. The professional understood that I was going to make his work tough. For this he suggested me to use a numbing solution. I wasn’t quite sure about its effects and side- effects. But as I had no other option, I said ‘yes’ to it.

Was Dr.Numb effective?

He applied Dr. Numb to the skin surface before the he started with the process of piercing. I felt like everything was numb in that particular area. Then he marked the spot to be pierced and my lip was pulled away from the jaw with help of a clamp. I knew that something was going on, but I didn’t felt any paining sensation. Later he pushed the jewelry through the lip after pushing the piercing needle through it. Very gently he completed the process. And I was left with a beautiful lip labret piercing job done.

If you are also looking forward to get a body piercing done, but have been postponing the idea just because of pain you can count on a reliable numbing solution. It worked for me and hopefully, will work for you too!

Sensitive Skin - Care

Top 7 Don’ts for Sensitive Skin!

Sensitive Skin - Care

Everyone is looking for the key which leads to healthier skin. However, it is more important to understand that getting healthy skin is far beyond choosing the right beauty products. And when you are dealing with sensitive skin, things get more complicated.

It is really difficult for the people with sensitive skin type to maintain healthy skin. They are more prone to weather changes, pollution, cosmetics, and many other changes which take place around them. If you are among the one who are always worried for their skin’s sensitivity, here are some important dos and don’ts for you.

Start with the necessary dos:

#1. Don’t Overdo It:
People with sensitive skin generally face “itchy red bump” syndrome. Basically, this condition arises when you put too much stuff on your face. Adding a lot of stuff on your face can upset the skin balance. Hence, remember of thumb rule; don’t apply more than three items per application. Going beyond this limit will put you in the risk interaction between products, which can turn extremely irritating and severe in long run.

#2. Don’t Pick:
The worst habit is to pick those pimples, which often leave behind irremovable scars. Your skin is durable and dynamic organ. Also it is very susceptible the fear of your fingers. Picking up of those pimples is strictly prohibited if you are looking forward to healthy skin. Do you know when you squeeze a pimple just 20% of its contents are ejected? Moreover, the remaining 80% is forced deeper into the dermis. And this leads to prolonged inflammation. Hence, it is better to leave your face and pimples heal naturally.

#3. Don’t Use The Products That Encourage Acne:
You will hardly get any product with a tag “non-comedogenic or non-acne-causing”. It is your sole responsibility to check for the product before buying it. Make a quick scan of the ingredients in the product you choose. For the sensitive skin types, mineral oil is of no use. In fact, application of mineral oil has shown to cause acne. If the product carries it, say ‘no’ to it!

#4. Don’t Go For The Fragrance Only:
A number of skin care creams appears to be tempting due to their amazing fragrance. But, if you want your skin to be problem free, protect yourself from such options. The reason being, the sweet smell of these creams are due to the poorly-compounded solution. And yes, these fragrances are a major cause of contact dermatitis. Going for products with minimal fragrance or, better yet, no fragrance at all, is a good option.

#5. Don’t Use a Toner That Strips:
Using a toner is for skin “stripping” is not advisable. Most of the toners available in the market contain acetone or alcohol, which strips the important protective lipids from your skin surface. Its usage leaves you with vulnerable and exposed epidermal surface. Also it causes more dryness and infection with microorganisms. Hence, using a daily toner will not good for your skin.

#6. Don’t Use Foundation Too Much:
Just like your lungs, your skin needs to breathe. Using too much foundation impedes the processes which take place at your skin’s interface. It disrupts the skin’s natural renewal and turnover process. However, at times you can use a foundation gently to blend skin tone, but make sure you don’t go for repeated application.

#7. Don’t Over Wash:
It is a common mistake individuals with sensitive skin often do. Washing your face five to six times a day, or even more will help you with nothing. Instead, it will strip away layers of the epidermis and leave the skin chapped and irritated. Using a gentle cleanser twice a day, along with a scrub brush is enough to remove daily impurities.

Following the above stated tips will surely help you getting healthier skin. In addition, a lot depends on your diet, your routine, how much stress you’re under and what kind of environment you live and work in. For a healthy skin you need to pay greater attention to these points too!

Tattoo Care- Dr Numb

Top 5 Tattoo Aftercare Tips You Must Know!

Had your new tattoo? Definitely, you are super excited about this. Meanwhile, don’t forget to take care of the fresh design. Yes, there is a lot you need to pay attention. If not done, you might face some type of infection or severe problems in future. Therefore, it is very important follow the aftercare processes.

Tattoo Care- Dr Numb

The fashion world is never constant. But, what has been ruling this world is the body art. This amazing and transformative way pleases every age group and gender. You can get it done anywhere and in any size, ranging from your neck, arms, wrist to you face and back. Well, that’s your choice completely. But what more important is the tattoo aftercare. Nowadays people love to brag about their new tattoos and show off their design. They hardly give their design a chance to heal. The consequences of which are that the color fades, designs bleed and scabs occur. On other hand, if you have been a little patient the same design would have been a colorful and beautiful ink job. Hence, if you are planning to get a new tattoo or recently have tried some, here are few essential tips for aftercare you must follow.

Follow the instruction: While you get a tattoo done, the tattooist tells you a number of dos and don’ts. Be a good listener and then follow the instructions precisely.  They are professional and have experience of years in the same field. They certainly have the knowledge of the product and different healing problems. Keep in mind, the tattooist is not responsible for what happens to your tattoo afterwards. Thus, it is your responsibility to take care of the design and your skin once you leave the parlor.

Do not wrap: Some people wrap the tattoo to keep it safe. But, unless you are instructed to do so by the artist don’t attempt it. Remember, that it is important to keep the tattoo clean. It is just like an open injury, you cannot take any risks with this. Generally, the tattooists will advise you for washing it with an unscented and anti-bacterial soap. And you will be asked to let it air dry instead of wrapping it over and over again.

Moisturize: Undoubtedly, you need to let it dry for better and faster healing. But, moisturizing holds its own importance. The reason being, if you let it dry, thick scab formation can occur, which is never desirable. Moreover, in some cases it has been observed that drying out leads to slow recovery procedure and it even harm the tattoo. You can consult the tattooist to advise a cream or ointment to use.  

Don’t try unnecessary medications: The tattoo process includes needling of your skin. Hence it is obvious that your skin will weep in the first couple of days. Along this, a fluid, clear or slightly colored will also appear out of your tattoo. But there is nothing to fear in this. It does not mean that there is something wrong with your skin or something is coming out of your tattoo. Don’t try any medications on your own. All you need to do is just clean it as instructed and let it heal with time.

Don’t panic: If your skin becomes sensitive, red or slightly inflamed, then don’t panic. It is not something different. Your skin has undergone a change and painful treatment. A number of people experience some kind of irritation after getting a new tattoo for few days. However, if the symptoms continue for more than 4 to 5 days, you can consult your tattooist for better advice.

Healing a tattoo is not that challenging. Just you need to be a little patient and careful!

Leg Pain- It Can Happen To Anyone!

Leg Pain- It Can Happen To Anyone!

The sudden pain in your legs can cause you great discomfort. At times, it might be difficult even to walk or stand instantly when there is pain in your legs. This pain can range from a dull ache to a strong stabbing sensation. Just like the types of leg pain, there are different causes for the same. While some of them doesn’t cause serious consequences, but many need quick medical attention. Hence, if you feel some minor discomfort and it doesn’t disappear within a short time with some home treatments, don’t delay. Visit your doctor.

Leg Pain- It Can Happen To Anyone!

Here are listed common causes of leg pain, check out.

Cramps: This is one of the basic reasons for leg pain. Known as cramp or muscle spasm, it is often caused due to muscle fatigue, dehydration, etc. In addition to this, some specific medications like diuretics and statins can generate leg cramps.

Injury: Getting injured leads to leg pain. Frequent injuries causes several problems like muscle strains, stress fractures, atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), tendonitis (an inflamed tendon), shin splints (pain in the lower front of your leg after overuse), etc.

Medical Conditions: Well, not only injuries, but also some medical conditions can generate sever pain in your legs.  It can be due to deep vein thrombosis (a blood clot caused by long periods of bed rest), arthritis, nerve damage, gout, varicose (spider) veins or due to the presence of infection in the bone or tissues of the leg.

Miscellaneous causes of leg pain: Besides, the above mentioned reasons, it can happen due to following conditions and injuries.

  •          Malignant tumors in the bone.
  •          Benign Tumors– This is a type of cyst, which particularly occur on tibia and thigh bone.
  •          Legg-Calve-Perthes disease
  •          Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis– Very common in children, especially those who are overweight.
  •          Slipped Disk– The pain travels from the back to the leg.
  •          Osgood Schlatter’s Disease– It occurs in young boys due to growth plate of the tibia.

How can you cure leg pain at home?

Although, you can opt for the best treatment for the leg pain when you know its cause, yet there are some simple things you can try at home. For example, in case you believe that varicose veins are the major source of your pain, you can try pantyhose to provide support and it will also give you some relief.

Muscle cramps or muscle fatigue, which is very common after excessive physical activity, is known to be a big reason for leg pain. In case, your pain extends too high due to much physical activity, you can apply ice to your leg. It provides quick relief. You can repeat the same four times a day.

Another way to elevate the affected leg is with proper stretching and massages. They are a great option for muscle cramps.

Along this, you can take some non-prescription pain reliever like aspirin, to get rid of your discomfort.

Don’t ignore leg pain!

Whatever the reason is behind the leg pain, you cannot ignore it. If it does not seem to be going away and persist for a longer period, you need to pay greater attention. Do you know it can lead to severe problems?

Have a sneak peek at some consequences of leg pain:

         Bone death- It requires amputation

         Septic arthritis- It can lead to inflammation of an infected joint

         Impaired growth in children

The easiest way to prevent the leg pain caused by physical activity is to take out some time to stretch before and after exercising. You should also increase amount of potassium and calcium in your diet. Add bananas, chicken, green vegetables and lima beans to it. It is also suggested to keep your blood pressure and cholesterol controlled. Also avoid smoking and alcohol. Remember, prevention is better than cure!

Pesticide levels in Soft Drinks are too High

Soft Drinks

What fascinates us so much about soft drinks? The effervescence they produce when opened up? Or are we still living with the notion that it really quenches our thirst? But indeed both of them are not so strong reasons to add so much of sugar and CO2 to our stomach and invite diseases to grow in our body.

High level of pesticides has been found in all the soft drinks available in the market which promises to be a refreshing drink.

Three years of continuous research has revealed that soft drinks are nowhere beneficial to our health and totally unsafe to drink.

But the point is do we really need to drink these soft drinks, despite knowing the health hazards they pose. And also after so much of research, it has been found that they contain pesticides in exceedingly high amount. But what haunts my mind most is that,we continue to consume it, even after knowing we are consuming nothing but pesticides.

fizzy-drink-tax

Health hazards of soft drinks

• Soft drinks make the person more vulnerable to heart diseases, type 2 diabetes and other chronic diseases.
• Soft drinks lead to high blood pressure problems due to presence of caffeine in them.
• They also increase chances of obesity since they contain high amount of sugar in it. Even a singleglass of soft drink contains around 10 teaspoonsof sugar.
• Kidney problems, asthma and bad teeth are another health problems resulted due to soft drinks.
• Often soda drinks contain phosphoric acid which reduces the ability of the body to absorb calcium leading to osteoporosis and bone softening. It also leads to slow digestion leading to an acidic stomach.
• Soft drinks have zero nutritional value, so there is no fun of burning your stomach with this pesticide rich drink.
• Many soda drinks are also found to contain high Fructose CornSyrup which is extracted from genetically modified corn which is not at all safe for health. Fructose Corn syrup has been found with traces of mercury leading to health hazards.

Every year the soft drink manufacturing companies create new ideas to attract maximum people and also spend millions to advertise the drinks. They use attractive sites such as playgrounds, movies, cartoons to catch hold attention of kids and youngsters.

Soft drinks are popular all over the world and have become a major reason of obesity among the youngsters. Children are not aware of the health hazards theypose and get easily attracted to the fizz and sugary taste it has.

Despite so much of controversy over the safety of these drinks, they continue to be a popular beverage among the people.

There is only one way left to stop its consumption and save million healths is by enforcing strict laws on its manufacturing. Rather, it’s manufacturing should be completely banned.

And nature has given us so many better alternatives. Just take a look around, what can be more juicy and tempting than a sugarcane juice? Look for alternatives that have a long lasting benefit on our health but not those things that just satisfy our taste buds for fraction of seconds.

Post on the behalf of Dr. Scabies

Remove Bad Memories

Removing Bad Memories – Tattoo Removal

Some say they are a reflection to one’s personality, while some get them to pay tribute to the loved ones. Tattoos speak your words, don’t they? But, you can’t rule time. Sometimes, consequences occur that provoke you to get those bad memories ward off from your life. So, if you have any unwanted tattoo somewhere that you don’t wish to have anymore, get it removed, easily. Check out how.

Remove that Tattoo

Introduction

Some people have an addiction to tattoos and some others have tats that remind them of an addiction. Once someone kicks an addiction like ending up a relation, drug or alcohol abuse, etc., they often try to remove the memories that remind them of their past addictions. Also, having tattoos might prevent you from getting a job sometimes. These are some reasons that might push people to have their tattoos removed.

There are various ways to get those bad memories removed. Have a look:

  1. Intense Pulsed Light Therapy

Usually known as IPL, this intense pulsed light therapy technique is skin enhancer usually used by tattoo spas. This technique is based on removing a tattoo using high intensity light. The method involves a gel being applied on the skin and exposing it to throbs of light coming from an instrument called ‘Wand’.
IPL is less painful and successful. However, the price of each light pulse might lay a strain on your pocket.

  1. Laser Tattoo Removal

The most common and widespread tattoo removal is the laser removal technique. The method operates based on the principle of breaking the tattoo ink into tiny bits using the pulses of extremely concentrated light. Laser therapy is usually done in multiple treatments as it isn’t possible to completely remove the ink in a single session.
A problem with this technique is that the more your skin gets this treatment, the greater it can cause damage to your skin. The result can be blisters that would mark your skin with avoidable blemishes.
Therefore, you must take great caution as the results of laser therapy may differ from situation to situation.
Getting a tattoo removed through laser is very expensive as it takes about hundreds of dollars for a single session; you need to undergo 1-10 sessions to clearly remove the tattoo.

  1. Cryosurgery

Cryosurgery is another technique to remove a tattoo. During the session, the tattoo will be frozen and burned off using liquid nitrogen. The method is not very popular; however you can always consult your skin specialist for further advice.

  1. Salabrasion

You might feel surprised to know that even a plain table salt can help you get ward off your tattoo. Salabrasion is one such technique of tattoo removal that uses plain table salt, tap water and a rough device like wooden block wrapped in gauze to accomplish the job. Since the process could be really messy and it takes almost 40 minutes to complete, you need to prepare for it.
During the procedure, the tattooed area is shaved followed by the application of the mixture of salt and water. After this, the abrasive material will be rubbed against the area till the skin turns raw. The process is repeated after three days after treating it with antibiotics and properly bandaged.  

  1. Dermabrasion

Somewhat similar to salabrasion, Dermabrasion is a process that uses a numbing solution instead of using salt water to remove the tattoo. The numbing solution is applied onto the area before abrading it. Bleeding is obvious after the abrasion process and the person is most likely to feel sore for days.
The aforementioned procedures of tattoo removal are common. Now that you’ve learned about them, consult your dermatologist or others who have experienced any of these procedures and make your decision accordingly. Take into account the budget, pros and cons, side-effects and consequences as well.

Painless Piercing- no more a dream!

Painless Piercing- no more a dream!

The world of fashion is never constant. It keeps on changing with different trends. While some stay here for short duration, the other repeats time after time. One such trend that has been in news and has been adorned by the people all over the world is piercing.

Painless Piercing- no more a dream!

Fashion trends keep on changing now and then. Well, tattoo are becoming common these days, hence I thought to go for something new and different. The option which appealed me the most was the piercing. I started surfing for it online and the first thing i confronted with was the definition of piercing.

What Wikipedia says?

 “Body piercing, a form of body modification is the practice of puncturing or cutting a part of the human body, creating an opening in which jewelry may be worn. The word piercing can refer to the act or practice of body piercing or to an opening in the body created by this act or practice”

How it started?

You can now imagine how scary it was, as it featured words like ‘cut’, ‘puncture’, etc. The same moment I got a clear idea that it was going to be painful. But, I was not in a mood to step back. Therefore, I decided to move further and look for what all is going good in piercing. I found that there are so many types of piercing styles, including ear piercing, facial piercing, lip piercing, oral piercing, surface piercing and many others.

What I selected?

I was bit confused which one to go for. The one which attracted was the labret piercing, which is sub type of facial piercing. Generally, it is known as a tongue pillar. The reason being it is done just above the chin and below your bottom lip. Earlier, this style of piercing was reserved for the men of higher strata only. However, now it is common among men and women both.

To explain better, I would like to share here that labret piercing is actually an adornment, attached to the labrum. It has been a popular form of body piercing throughout the years. Pierced through the lower lip, it is unique in itself. Most of the people prefer getting it done at the center part of lower lip. But, nowadays people love to get side labret piercing. In fact it is considered as a symbol of style and self-empowerment. Isn’t that great!

The war between pain and style!

When I visited the piercing parlor, the professional introduced me to different types of labret piercings. Yes, I was again in dilemma. The most famous ones were spider bite piercing, snake bite piercing, lip labret piercing, etc. Basically, these variations were based on the position of the piercing area. Among all the styles, I opted for the lip labret piercing. It was elegant, modish and classy.

After all this, I now feared of only one thing, and that was the pain. I asked a silly question, “Will it pain”, to which he answered with a smile “not much”. However, I knew that it was going to be miserable for me. The professional understood that I was going to make his work tough. For this he suggested me to use a numbing solution. I wasn’t quite sure about its effects and side- effects. But as I had no other option, I said ‘yes’ to it.

Was Dr.Numb effective?

He applied Dr. Numb to the skin surface before the he started with the process of piercing. I felt like everything was numb in that particular area. Then he marked the spot to be pierced and my lip was pulled away from the jaw with help of a clamp. I knew that something was going on, but I didn’t felt any paining sensation. Later he pushed the jewelry through the lip after pushing the piercing needle through it. Very gently he completed the process. And I was left with a beautiful lip labret piercing job done.

If you are also looking forward to get a body piercing done, but have been postponing the idea just because of pain you can count on a reliable numbing solution. It worked for me and hopefully, will work for you too!