Archive for November, 2013

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Using Tattoos To Write a New Story

After the surgery, drug chemo, cialis radiation side effects, buy and other treatments, there are often pieces to pick up. There is healing to do and a re-orienting of oneself to a new body and a new way of viewing themselves in the world. Some women opt for having tattoos created over the areas affected by surgery so that they can put their own beautiful stamp over a difficult experience in their lives. Check out the way this one woman chose to do that: 47-year-old breast cancer survivor Molly Ortwein gets a seven hour chest tattoo from artist Colby Butler of Unfamous Miami. Visit http://www.P-ink.org for more of the story.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Dr. Keith Lamy in Texas Helps Patients Get the Best Skin Care

Screen Shot 2013-11-14 at 1.17.30 PMPatients of Keith Lamy, MD in Austin, Texas, are now able to receive Jeans Cream for skin problems such as psoriasis. As Dr. Lamy’s mission says, “We give excellent caring, comprehensive primary and preventative health services to patients of all ages.” Their vision is to help patients and their families achieve optimum well-being through high quality health care, education and guidance. We are honored to be the healing cream of choice for Dr. Lamy’s office and trust that his patients truly are receiving care from a doctor who is willing to go the extra mile to ensure he is giving the best possible care and guidance.

Are you a patient of Dr. Lamy’s? Or do you have a doctor who makes skin care a priority? Let us know in the comments section below!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Sunburn Relief – 10 Craziest Folk Remedies

file9021344553210We have never tried any of these and so cannot attest to whether they work or not. But we thought they were fun to learn about. If you have any experience with these folk remedies for sunburn relief, please let us know in the comments section. We’d love to hear about it!

1. Shaving cream – Some people recommend using shaving cream on sunburned skin because of the menthol and other skin cooling agents. The idea is it can cool skin down and numb the pain a little.

2. Fruit – There are people who encourage using apricots or strawberries on red, painful skin that’s been in the sun too long. Apparently the tannic acid in the strawberries can help take the sting out of sunburns. Mash up the fruit and slather it on affected areas.

3. Honey – Sweet tooth’s everywhere would approve of this method. Honey is said to have skin healing properties which may make it an effective, but sticky way to provide sunburn relief.

4. Egg whites – Really!? The recommendation is to beat egg whites to a foam, then slather it on sunburned skin and sleep through the night. It’s supposed to take the ouch away. It sounds pretty smelly and messy to us.

5. Potato – They say to take one potato and put it in the blender, then apply the starchy mixture to your skin. This is supposed to take some of the heat out. Could work, as people often recommend following up hot, spicy foot with something starchy for the same reason.

6. Vinegar – This is a method of sunburn relief that sounds counter intuitive. The suggestion is to mix half vinegar with half water, then soak a towel in it and blot on painful areas of skin. We would be afraid that the acidic vinegar would hurt already sensitive skin, but some people swear by it!

7. Noxzema Facial Cream – This one is a throwback to the 80’s. We used to use Noxzema for everything. Remember that smell?

8. Aloe Vera – You could find this in a healing cream or take it directly from the plant and apply to skin.

9. Black Tea – Some people brew the tea, then toss the tea bags and cool the liquid before soaking a small cloth in it and applying to ailing skin. The idea is that acids in the tea help cool and heal skin. Proponents recommend giving enough time for the skin to really absorb the tea.

10. Milk – They say that applying skim milk can cool skin, while a protein in the milk can reduce pain and discomfort. Could be worth a try!

If these sound funny, or if you’ve heard of any of these folk remedies actually working, do let us know!!