Amman, March 4, 2018
by Yasmeen Shawwa

Bikini Season Coming Soon || Does Your Body-Skin Look Good?

It’s that time of the year when we should really start looking into the mirror and realize not only our face-skin needs, but our bodies as well, especially now when we are almost going to strip down in a bikini in front of everyone at the beach. We want to be body-skin confident! Below are 10 common body-skin problems solved. Which ones are you suffering from?

1 || Body Acne? Use Salicylic acid Body Wash

To many! Summer means more sweat and oil production, exposing of skin increases and pores on the chest and back might get clogged. The best approach to diminish body acne starts in the shower: Use a body wash with at least 1.25 percent salicylic acid (Neutrogena Body Clear Body Wash Pink Grapefruit contains 2 percent and doesn't smell medicinal). If that doesn't do the trick, once you're dry, add a layer of benzoyl peroxide, or a prescription antibiotic lotion.

2 || Stretch Marks? Try Vbeam Or Fraxel Lasers

No matter how much you weigh or how often you exercise, stretch marks are bound to stay on your skin unless treated properly.. The thinning of the skin during a quick weight loss or gain, or pregnancy happens to 90% of women and aren't necessarily a life sentence. First off, they're much easier to treat when they're new. They start out pink or red, and that's when they're most receptive to Vbeam or, once they turn white, Fraxel laser treatments can eliminate them.

3 || Cellulite? Try Thermage or Caffeine Body Scrubs

The number one skin body beauty problem, cellulite officially has no cure! Not even liposuction. But to minimize those orange peel dimples, Thermage serves as a treatment that works, by using radio frequency to tighten tissue for up to two years. All you need is one treatment, but it’s quite costly.. For a quick and temporary approach, go for caffeine body scrubs and creams, such as Clarins High Definition Body Lift, dehydrate fat cells for a few hours, so skin appears tighter.

4 || Bruises? Massage Arnica and Cover With This Amazing Tip!

It's hard to avoid an occasional bruise. But when a splotch first appears, massage it daily with a botanical anti-inflammatory lotion, like Arniflora Arnica Gel, which may speed up healing. In the meantime, this genius tip from makeup artist Scott Barnes works not only for pigmentation and dark under eyes, go ahead and dab red lipstick on the mark, then set it with powder and apply a creamy foundation; the red helps neutralize the dark bluish tone of a bruise more than foundation alone can. Pat it on with a makeup sponge and blend it outward to the non-bruised area.

5 || Spider Veins? Sclerotherapy or Asclera

Sclerotherapy is the word, an injection that irritates the vein, causing it to shut down and get absorbed back into the body. Asclera is another injectable that works as well as traditional saline, without the burning sensation. Be sure to start injections long before you need to see results: Sclerotherapy causes bruises for about two weeks, and the veins won't disappear completely until your treatment is completed.

6 || Scars? Kelo-cote or Steroid Injections

Small scars, such as those from shaving nicks that are less than six months old, can be treated at home with a silicone cream, such as Kelo-cote Advanced Formula Scar Gel. To flatten scars, massage the cream in for 30 seconds twice a day for two months. If a scar is raised, two steroid injections can make it flatter and thinner.

7 || Slack Skin? Try Exilis Therapy

Skin can get stretched out from damage, aging, pregnancy, and even minor weight fluctuations. A new treatment is Exilis, a noninvasive device that combines ultrasound and radio frequencies to tighten skin. It's especially effective on stomach pooches and requires one treatment a week for four weeks—skin will stay taut for at least 18 months.

8 || Arm Bumps? Use AHA’s Washes And Lotions

If the backs of your arms look like chicken skin and feel scratchy, like sandpaper, and you're prone to dry skin or eczema, you could have a benign, common condition called keratosis pilaris. Whatever you do, don't try to scrub the raised bits away with rough exfoliants—you'll just irritate the skin, making the bumps inflamed. Instead, use washes and lotions with alpha hydroxy acids. Then use a hydrocortisone cream to reduce the redness, and the bumps should clear up in three weeks.

9 || Skin Tags? Liquid Nitrogen

These small, loose pieces of skin tend to appear on women's necks and underarms during hormonal changes. Skin tags are harmless, but easy for a dermatologist to cut out if they bother you. With a few numbing shots, you can get several removed at once. Liquid Nitrogen works wonders..

10 || Overall Dryness? Go Shea Butter

Shea butter is a miraculous hydrating cream and should always be part of your beauty routine, used as a base, mix it with olive oil and coco butter in the blender and massage the whole body with this potent hydrating booster daily after your bath.. Maximum softness and plump looking skin guaranteed!

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