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How to Avoid Post Laser Hair Removal Hyperpigmentation

How to Avoid Post Laser Hair Removal Hyperpigmentation

The worst side effect that would affect you after a laser hair removal is hyperpigmentation. People with darker skin are at a higher risk of suffering from this complication as a result of the production of too much melanin. When a person with a dark skin is exposed to laser’s radiation during hair removal, it will trigger the cells that produce melanin to produce more of it in order to provide protection against the intense heat. This is what causes the hyperpigmentation. Here are great tips that will help you to reduce the risk of suffering from hyperpigmentation after a laser hair removal:

  • Get the laser hair removal process carried out during winter: you should ensure that the process is carried out in a time when there is little or no sunshine as the sun is a great trigger to hyperpigmentation.

The process will take about three months and you should, therefore, plan the session to begin when winter sets in so that by the time summer comes, your skin will be already recovered and ready to bask in the sun.

  • Avoid tanning before a laser hair removal treatment: Tanning your skin before a laser hair removal will only make the process more painful and the results anticipated will be impossible to achieve.

If your skin is tanned, the heat preceding from the laser will burn the skin and fail to work on the hair as intended. This will lead to severe side effects instead of getting rid of unwanted hair.

  • Avoid exposing the skin to the sun immediately after laser hair removal treatment: Even if the laser hair removal was not carried out on the face and hands, they will be most affected by the sun’s radiation. The best option will be to keep off the sun for three days after undergoing the laser hair removal.
  • If you must walk in the sun after a laser hair removal treatment, ensure that you are wearing a hat that has a wide rim, long-sleeved shirt, and sunglasses as well. You can also wear gloves when driving in areas where the fingers will be exposed to too much sun instead of holding the wheel with your bare hands.
  • Apply a sunscreen lotion on your body before going to places where you will be exposed to the sun; this will offer protection as long as you remain in the sun and you will not have to suffer from hyperpigmentation.
  • Always ensure that the person carrying out the laser hair removal treatment is a professional who will use the correct system according to your skin tone. It may be more expensive but it is worth it as you will get great results with minimal side effects.

Preparation before a laser hair removal is also a great way to avoid hyperpigmentation after a laser hair removal. Stay out of the sun before you get a laser hair removal as this is the primary cause of this menace. People who have previously undergone a laser hair removal in a particular spa are in the best position to offer advice as to whether the services offered are professional or not. Always remember that preparation has a great impact on the outcome of a laser hair removal process.


Interesting Facts about Massage


Massage is one of the oldest forms of healthcare service. It originated from Ancient Asian countries like China, Japan, and India. Today, massage is one of the most common medical services which provide relief to people all over the world.

There are more than 80 types of massage and massage therapies used in each part of the globe. Today, there are many interesting facts about this popular medical practice.

  • Skin is the body’s largest organ and it is used as our body’s protection coat for the transfer of heat and cold. Naturally, the skin allows us to feel the effect of a massage to its fullest.
  • Our skin has approximately 5 million touch receptors and 3000 receptors on the fingertips.
  • Every time a person gets a body massage, the brain receives a sensational feeling due to the skin cells sending nerve signals to the brain. Aside from this, the nerve-muscle travels at 390 feet per second which allows the person to feel everything in an instant.
  • Whenever a person gets a massage, the body releases endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers.
  • In Korea, only the blind or visually impaired individuals are allowed to practice massage.
  • The European Patent Office has over 45,000 patents listed for massage only.
  • The elderly ones that perform massages on their grandchildren tend to have higher self-esteem. They also are less likely to suffer from any depression-related symptoms.
  • In Hawaii, there is this interesting type of massage called Lomi Lomi. Lomi Lomi mimics the wave movements and the hula hula dance.
  • In Indonesia, 1000 therapists gathered to massage 1000 people for 15 minutes. This is considered the biggest group therapy ever.
  • When our body receives a massage, we instantly get relaxed. Our body stress level is reduced and helps us sleep for up to 8 hours.
  • Julius Caesar used massage to cure epilepsy.
  • The word massage was used for the first time in England in the 15th century.
  • Esalen Massage is another interesting type of massage which heals emotions.
  • In 1996, massage was officially offered as a core medical service in the Atlanta Olympics.
  • Massaging while gently pulling on your ears helps improve the immune system.
  • There is a specialized form of massage which helps improve the flow of lymph in our body, relieves any form of body ache, body pain, and any flu-related symptoms.
  • A 6o minute or 1 hour of massage is equivalent to up to 8 hours of sleep.
  • Bob Hope who lived up to 100 years, had his daily massage as part of a health regimen.
  • One can have his full body massage even if he has his clothes on.
  • Ancient Egyptian tomb paintings show its people being massaged, making it the oldest form of medical care.
  • Massage can be done in a chair, on a table, on a couch, in bed or bench.
  • There are massage sessions for infants and babies that are recommended by doctors across the globe.

Given the time that massage was first practiced, it is no wonder that massage is mentioned all over the course of history. Along with its popularity, fun and interesting facts are also associated with it.



Choosing a Lash Extension Course

Eyelash extension is quite a complicated affair which can really mess your spa if handled in the wrong way. The glue used in fixing the glue may damage the eyes if care is not taken; as a result, you need to learn from the experts to be able to become a pro in this field.

Here is what to look out for when choosing a lash extension course:

  • Course accreditation: The course chosen should be accredited to avoid losing your money on a certificate that will not earn you any recognition. If the course is not widely recognized and accredited, look for another course to avoid rejection by potential clients.
  • Seek to know the continuing professional development points the course will earn you. Lash extension courses are awarded different points depending on what is taught. The more points a course has, the more you will be able to build your qualifications.
  • Class size: You should choose a class with a small number of students as only then will you be guaranteed of individual attention when you need it. A large class will exhaust the tutor and he may not have the time for private tuition or clarification when called upon to do so.
  • Look out for reviews from those who have previously undertaken the same course: You can ask around for people who have undertaken the same course and hear their opinion concerning the same. You can also check how they are progressing in the lash extension business to determine if the course is really worth investing in.
  • Ask whether the trainer offers continuous support after training: Most of what is applied in lash extension business is learned on the job. You should, therefore, seek to know if your trainer will be available any time you will need to consult in the course of implementing what you learned in the course.
  • Cost: Choose a course that you can afford to pay for; there are schools that teach great tips in lash extension application and charge minimal fees, while others that will charge exorbitant prices and offer substandard lessons.
  • Products used in the training: The course chosen should expose you to the best brands in the market and not one that will always use fake and substandard materials for the training. You should be able to recognize a good brand and a fake one as a result of the training.
  • Availability: When choosing a course, you should consider the time available for attending the training sessions. Choose a course that has flexible hours so that you will be able to carry out other commitments as well.
  • The course chosen must not just be theoretical but a hands-on training; if possible your trainer should have a spa where he attends to clients in your presence. This will also give you a chance to try your hands on the job so that by the time you start on your own, you will know how to apply lashes on a real client.

Choose a person with a good reputation to train you as it will be easier to market an accreditation earned from such a course. If you choose to learn from a college that is not known, people may not be able to trust you to carry out a professional lash application.

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