Learning About Spa Experiences

Three Pitfalls To Avoid When You Want To Apply Ointment To Scars Left Over After An Electrolysis Session

While it can take a lot of sessions and a lot of money to permanently prevent hair growth on a part of your body, electrolysis could be your most efficient hair removal option in the long run. If you attack the hair follicles themselves instead of the hairs that spring from them, you won’t have to waste a lot of time on shaving. When you want to apply ointment to a scar that was left over after an electrolysis session, remember to avoid these three pitfalls. Squeezing The Ointment Out On Only One Part Of The Scar Area Instead Of Several Parts Especially if the scar covers a very wide area, you don’t want to risk putting more ointment on one side of it than another. If one side of the scar refuses to heal quickly because you didn’t put enough ointment on it, the lack of symmetry will make the whole scar look even worse. So before you use your hand to spread out all the ointment as smoothly as you can, put the ointment tube over multiple areas of the scar instead of just one area. It’ll be much easier to evenly spread out several small ointment deposits that are fairly close to each other than one big deposit. Not Putting A Plastic Or Paper Sheet On The Ointment To Put Pressure On The Scar Even if you put a ton of ointment on the scar, it won’t be as effective as it can be unless you put pressure on it with a plastic or paper sheet. This sheet doesn’t have to be thick or heavy; in fact, it can be about as substantial as any ordinary piece of notebook paper. It’s important that you leave this sheet on your skin for a couple hours so the ointment has plenty of time to dry and get absorbed. While keeping a sheet on the scar for longer won’t necessarily do any harm, it’s not essential to do so. Applying Ointment When There’s Only A Few Days Left Until Another Electrolysis Session Too much ointment penetration could make it harder for an electrolysis device to make direct contact with your hair follicles. Therefore, if a scar only really becomes noticeable when there’s only a few days left until another electrolysis session, you’re better off waiting until the new session is over. Applying too much ointment at the wrong time could […]

6 Things To Look For In A Destination Spa

If you are thinking about leaving for a destination spa vacation with friends or family, then you will want to be sure that you choose the right destination spa for you. All destination spas specialize in different things and provide different services. Here are six specific things you should look at when selecting the right destination spa for you: Address Medical Issues: If you have any medical issues, such as arthritis or even lower back pain, you will want to consider choosing a destination spa that will address these things. This will ensure that you are able to receive spa treatments that will specifically help with relieving the pain you experience from them.  Outdoors or Indoors: There are spas that have all their treatments specifically indoors while there are others that have treatments that are done outdoors or in an outdoor tent. This allows those who want to get away in nature but still receive luxurious services to be able to do so while those who prefer more of a resort style to receive all services indoors.  Town or Country: Another thing to consider is whether or not you want to choose a destination spa that is in town or in the country. Choosing one that is in town will allow you to explore more things than just what is offered at the spa destination. Choosing one in the country provides more of an outdoor setting and all services would be from the spa destination, including meals.  Packages: When you are looking into a destination spa, you want to see what their most affordable package has to offer. Does this include facials, massages, and body treatments? Or would you have to pay for all of this separately? If you are on a budget, then choosing a destination spa that offers more in their most affordable package is best.  Length of Stay: Many destination spas are limited to the number of days that you can stay. Sometimes there is a limit of two days while others may have a limit of three. Typically, you can stay a longer period of time in a destination spa that is larger.  Couples Services: If you are going to a destination spa with your spouse, then you want to be sure that you choose one that has a number of couples services. However, you also want to be sure that there are certain services that you can do on your own, […]

Choose An Experienced Ethnic Laser Hair Removal Specialist To Perform Your Procedure

More and more people are finding out that laser hair removal is the answer to having unwanted hair removed from their bodies. For ethnic groups, laser hair removal procedure has been a problem. In the past, laser procedures destroyed melanin in their skin type by targeting only the melanin in their hair shafts. In so doing, damage was done to the skin of ethnic customers. Innovative laser technology now makes it possible for you to undergo safe laser hair removal without complications. The demand for laser hair removal by individuals with darker skin tones has increased so rapidly that it opened up a flourishing market for laser technicians who are trained to perform the procedure in spa and salons. So when you go looking for this service, simply learn if the technician is trained to work on your skin type. How Laser Works For You Laser application is sensitive to melanin and color. A deeper wavelength laser light application must be used on your skin type in order to prevent dermal pigmentation from excessively absorbing heat from the laser treatment. Laser light applications must be performed with long wavelength and width tools on your darker skin tone to avoid skin pigmentation changes. It is the shorter wavelength laser light application that will damage your skin type and result in areas of your skin becoming either darker or lighter. Choose An Experienced Technician For Your Procedure A trained laser hair removal technician will use the longest wavelength of laser light, which decreases the risk of damaging your skin. Longer wavelengths decrease the capability of melanin to absorb light and leave you vulnerable to skin damage. Make sure that the technician assigned to you has experience and knowledge about wavelengths that should be used during your procedure. That technician should be aware of what settings to use with the lasers. Wrong settings can result in your acquiring blisters or some other type of side-effect. How Many Treatments Will You Need? You may require more treatments than other groups of people. The melanin in your skin, which absorbs a portion of the treatment laser’s light, may cause you to need more frequent treatments than would normally be required. Risk Of Side Effects You might experience some skin irritations or other discomfort. However, a technician who has experience working on your skin type can choose the best pulse and treatment duration timing that can […]

Learn How To Make The Most Of Your Wigs

If you want to change your look frequently, wigs may be a great option to consider. If you have never purchased a wig before, you need to learn how to choose the right wigs and how to store and style them properly. The following guide walks you through the best ways to make the most out of your wig collection. Buy Quality, Not Quantity Wigs can be quite expensive. You want to be sure that you invest in quality wigs that will last for years to come. Some of the best wigs on the market are made of human hair. The human hair wigs allow you to style the wigs the same way you would your own natural hair so that you can always get the look that you want quickly and easily. Customize Your Wigs The reason that some wigs are so noticeable is because the wearer did not take the time to have the wigs styled to fit their face. If you buy a wig, you need to take it to a stylist and have it styled while you are wearing it. This allows bangs, layers, and even the length to be trimmed to fit your face perfectly. Add Dimensional Color Many people do not realize that human hair wigs can be dyed, just like human hair. If you really like a wig, but think that a few highlights could really give it an even more impressive look, take it to a stylist right away. The stylist can add highlights to the wig so that it has just the look that you want. Store the Wigs Properly If you want your wigs to last, you need to store them properly. It is often recommended that you store your wigs on wig stands so that the netting in them does not get damaged during storage. You need to make sure that the room where you store the wigs is temperature regulated and humidity free. Humidity can cause the hair on the wigs to frizz and that can be very difficult to fix. Style Your Wig Properly When you style your wig, it is best to use a wig stand. Wig stands are shaped like a human head so that they can support a wig properly. Styling the wig on a wig stand allows you to style every angle of the wig exactly how you want to style it without […]

Tips For A Beautiful At-Home Hair Coloring

If you enjoy coloring your hair or you’re thinking about trying something completely new, you’ve probably considered making an appointment for a professional coloring at your local salon. If you decide instead that you want to color your hair yourself at home, it can be less expensive, and does not take very long to complete. Here’s some helpful tips to make sure your next hair coloring adventure turns out beautifully. Deciding on a Shade You’re standing in the aisle of the drug store, staring at the row of endless color options. But which shade do you choose? If you’re coloring your hair for the first time, you will want to consider a few things like your skin tone and the length of your hair. Look at some pictures of people with a similar skin color and hairstyle to get an idea of what the different shades might look like on you. Choose a more “safe” or mellow color selection at first, so if you do not like it, it’ll be easy to color over. Remember that darker colors are more difficult to change, so start out light just to play it safe. Application is Essential Each brand of hair coloring comes with its own unique set of instructions, so be sure to follow them very carefully. Open the box and lay everything out on the bathroom counter before you begin. Read the instructions carefully for both the mixing and application steps. Make sure you wear quality gloves (most come with their own pair) while you color. Mix the ingredients carefully and thoroughly, and begin applying the color as soon as you’re done mixing. Make sure you set a timer so that the hair dye does not sit on your hair too long, or that you don’t rinse it out too soon. Taking Care of Your Color After you’ve rinsed the dye out in the shower, you should apply a deep conditioning treatment to your hair. Let it sit for at least one minute before you rinse it out. Most brand name dyes come with a small tube of special conditioner for you to use right after the application. Rinse your hair thoroughly, making sure all dye is out and the water is running clear. For red heads, the sun can fade your color much quicker than other shades, so apply a spray treatment that contains special sunscreens for hair that […]

Chakra, Spiritual An D Aura Massages: How They Differ

Chakra, spiritual and aura massages are all associated with New Age healing. However, these three types of massage are very different from each other. If you have never experienced any of these massages but are curious as to how they differ, the following article will help you get a better understanding of these massage practices and why spas and salons offer them. Spiritual Massage This is not traditional massage by any means. Instead of working with different pressures along the back, neck, head and full torso, a spiritual massage requires that you lay prone (on your stomach, and the specialist runs his or her hands from your head straight down to your feet with long, medium-pressure strokes. It is often combined with relaxing music or sounds of nature in the background. A sensuous component may be added with scented oils that appeal to your inner spirit and soul, something which the massage therapist can help you determine. Chakra Massage According to Indian spiritual beliefs, the body has seven chakras, or areas of well-being, lined up the center of the body. Chakras that are “out of order” cause you to feel a certain way emotionally. When the feelings are negative, your chakras are trying to tell you something. Chakra massage is meant to help you reconnect with all of your chakras, listen to them and your body, and put all of your chakras in a straight line again. Various types of pressure are applied to your “root” chakra at the base of your spine all the way to the top of your head. It may or may not require you to flip over onto your spine since the chakra positioned just behind your bellybutton cannot be massaged effectively while you are on your stomach. Aura Massage Similar to a chakra, the aura is supposedly the life force that surrounds you and dwells within you. There are Tibetan exercises that help you massage your own aura, but you may prefer a professional’s help instead. The specialist has you lay on your stomach but does not touch your physical body. Instead, he or she passes over, around and above your body many times with different waving movements to awaken the aura and “let it breathe”. It might be the best option for a unique massage if you are uncomfortable with the idea of a stranger touching your body but would also like to […]

Learn Three Ways To Get Straighter Hair

There are many women with wavy hair who want nothing more than to have straight, smooth hair. Straightening wavy hair with a hair straightener every day can be a bit irritating after a while because of how long it takes to do. There are a few options that are available that allow you to have the straight hair you want without having to deal with the hassle of using a hair straightener every day. The following guide walks you through a few options that will give you the straight hair you want. Chemical Straightening There are chemical relaxers that can be used on your hair to make it straighter. These relaxers come in varying strengths to ensure that the right strength can be used on your hair to ensure that the hair does not burn. If you attempted to use a relaxer on your hair and did not know what you were doing, you could cause significant damage to it. A chemical relaxer will last for quite a long time because it changes your hair at a chemical level and prevents the wave from occurring in your hair. Blow Out A blow out occurs when a hair stylist puts straightening serum on your hair and then uses a blow dryer and a special brush to straighten your hair. This straightening method only lasts until your hair gets wet. Once your hair is wet, it will turn wavy again. A blow out is often recommended for someone who has a special event to go to and wants their hair to be as straight as possible. Thermal Reconditioning Thermal reconditioning, often referred to as Japanese straightening lasts for quite a few months, depending on how often you wash your hair. A special solution is used to wash the hair to remove the waves from the hair. A stylist at your hair salon then dries the hair with a blow dryer and uses a hair straightener to iron the hair carefully. He or she makes sure that every centimeter of hair is as straight as possible. When finished, you will not be able to wash your hair for a few days to give the solution time to set. For the next few months, your hair will be perfectly straight, sleek, and beautiful. There is no hair straightening process that will make your hair straight permanently though. As your hair grows, the roots will […]