It's Friday, which thanks to you guys and your requests, has become the day that I will share what I found most interesting from that week in school (esthetician school)! Hooray!
Now, know that I am NOT a professional (yet). I may get something wrong, you can kindly tell me if that's the case. :) I'm just repeating what I hear at school.
This week was full of interesting things! Like...
Why yes, I just posted a picture of myself getting my nose waxed... You're welcome
Contrary to what you're thinking- waxing your nose is NO big deal! Seriously! It didn't hurt at all! I will for sure be doing this again! We also waxed- eyebrows, lip, underarm, legs, and... downstairs. The ones I will TOTALLY be doing again are: nose, eyebrows, lip, underarm. I will NOT be repeating: legs and downstairs. The downstairs didn't really hurt so much (except for when a chunk of my skin was torn off) but I am so not someone to share that with other people. haha! The legs on the other hand KILLED! It hurt so bad that I only made it through the front of my legs and had to quit after that. But it's different for everyone!
Every week we have a business class. It helps us prepare for the business side once we graduate. Our homework for this last week was to research how much it costs to advertise. She had a list and we all were assigned a specific one to research (tv, radio, etc). I of course chose blogging/ internet/ facebook. I pretty much owned the business class yesterday. Bloggers rule!! haha!
Ok, on to the stuff that will really interest you...
Have you ever bruised after being waxed?
If you bruise during a waxing it's because your esthetician (or whoever you have doing it) didn't pull correctly (remove the wax). They should be pulling it parallel with your body. When you bruise it's because they are pulling it up which yanks the skin with it. Of course some people are just easily bruised or the bulbs of the hair could be really large making it harder to remove. But for the most part- it's because they're not doing it correctly. (I will admit- I am not good at this yet. I need a lot more practice.)
If I told you that I could reduce your skins aging by 85% what would you say??
Well, here's how you can do that- STAY OUT OF THE SUN! 85% of the skins aging is caused by damage from the sun. 85%!! That's HUGE! We had a nurse give us a presentation on wounds, which included skin cancer. Some of the most common places that get skin cancer are your hands and ears because you don't really think about them. But they sit in the sun every time you drive- even if it's cloudy. Clothing does not protect you from sun exposure. You can pretty much get skin cancer anywhere. Start protecting yourself! It's NOT worth it to tan and it's never too late to start saving that precious skin! (spray tanning is great! I learn how to do that tomorrow.) The best way to protect yourself is to butter up before you even get dressed in the morning, apply it everywhere! And don't forget your scalp. That beautiful head of hair won't protect you either. I seriously need to do an entire post on this when I learn more. Even now there's so much more I want to share and make you aware of!
You can actually clean a wound too much. Did you know that? Cause I didn't.
The main thing is to keep a wound moist (who would have thought?). So next time you accidentally cut yourself, or scrape your knee, or whatever, here's what you do:
For the first two- three days use an antibiotic ointment (like neosporin). Don't use it for longer than that because it will stop working and can actually cause reactions. After that- just use petroleum jelly to keep it moist. It's not good for a wound to dry up and scab over. It increases the risk of re-injuring or re-opening (picking at it, snagging it on something, etc) which just does more damage to the skin and most likely leaving a scar. Also, leave it alone as much as possible. The less you mess with it the more opportunity it has to heal.
Smoking slows the healing process.
You can't smoke and heal at the same time. The chemicals from the smoke will hinder or stop the healing process from major surgery or injury
Next time you get a pedicure...
watch to make sure that they completely disinfect the tub before they fill it again. Those are a breeding ground for bacteria. "In 2000 over 100 clients of a California spa developed a serious skin infection on their legs. The infection was resistant to antibiotics and caused stubborn, ugly sores that lingered for months. In some cases it even caused scarring" (that's from my school book)... Yuck, right?! You also can not receive a pedicure if you have a wart... sorry. :/ Just get it taken care of and then you can get one. :)
I hope you found these as interesting as I did!
P.S. If you have something you've been dying to ask me, leave a comment HERE and I'll answer them in a post soon! :D