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Hey guys, I have compiled a list of must haves in every skin care kit - its kind of like a first aid kit for the skin. They are:

1. Neosporin (you need this sometimes post peel when skin is really raw, red and itchy, also helps prevent post inflammatory hyperpigmentation if applied on bumps/occasional pimples, and prevents skin infections after strong peels).
2. Zinc Oxide Ointment (you need to apply this to the areas that might have been burned or overexfoliated after a peel or too much use of Retin-A, zinc oxide rebuilds collagen and heals the skin quickly).
3. Hydrocortisone Cream (when some areas of the skin feels itchy and irritated from RA, AHA/BHA/TCA or rough exfoliation.
4. Multivitamin (yes I know its awkward to have this in your aid kit, but when your skin gets too irritated and "flesly" looking, taking a multivitamin or maybe two helps the body work faster in restoring the skin to its natural balance.
5. Vitamin E Oil (helps the skin rebuild).
6. Aloe Vera Gel (helps soothe and calm the skin from all irritations/burns or any other ailments).
7. Visine Regular Eye Drops (takes the Redness out not just from your eyes, if you have some red spots or even a pimple, just put this on the spot or area and it sucks the redness right out for about 5 to 6 hours, the active ingredients in this - tetrahydrozoline hydrochloride and potassium chloride - constricts the blood vessels in your spot and effectively takes the redness out).
8. Iburprofen (anti-inflammatory - when your skin is really inflamed and broken out in rashes or you have a bad reaction to any product, taking an iburprofen capsule orally or cutting it open and applying the gel topically helps to bring down the inflammation greatly).

There should be more, but these are the CORE essentials. If you guys have other suggestions add them in your posts.



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LNL! Thanks
How is the lightening going with your HQ compound??
 

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Aloe vera is on his list too. Thanks, LNL. I had to lol: I have ALL the items you listed & can attest to their effectiveness. This list'll help newer people make better choices & avoid wasteful spending on crap they don't really need.

I'd add: a good sunblock
a 100% silk charmeuse (preferably 19 momme weight for durability). It prevents hair from drying out, is naturally hypoallergenic & helps prevent facial wrinkling. You'll see the difference in yr hair overnight!
a good natural oil such as extra virgin olive, sweet almond, apricot kernel. good for skin, hair,lips, nails & make-up removal.
HQ4% for anyone with melanin issues (melasma, freckles, sun damage, uneven colour or a desire to brighten or lighten)
The phone # of a good dermatologist & an good esthetician. They often are the 1st to learn about new cutting edge treatments & can often de-bunk a lot of hype you hear.
Likas Papaya Soap: a cheap effective cleanser that leaves no residue of any kind.
 

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Aloe vera is on his list too


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Im sorry ondine. didn't mean to go thru the list so quickly.

Thank you for pointing that out. ♥
 

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Another Must Have is Preparation H, when you have had a burn from ur chemical peel, on your face or wherever, wash it with cool water, and apply Preparation H right away, after 5 mins the redness will be out and it will start healing and cut ur recovery time by 3 days, no joke.



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Another Must Have is Preparation H, when you have had a burn from ur chemical peel, on your face or wherever, wash it with cool water, and apply Preparation H right away, after 5 mins the redness will be out and it will start healing and cut ur recovery time by 3 days, no joke.
Thank you, that is such a phenominal idea, LNL. I have heard about it's use to resolve puffiness around the eyes, but sounds like it works on inflammation, too.

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Another essential thing to add to your skin care arsenal is the plastic Saran cling wrap, when you have had a burn or if you just want your skin care products to work better ----> before you go to bed, after you apply your nightly regimen creams, cut holes for hte eyes, nose and mouth on a saran wrap and wear it on your face. The saran wrap keeps your skin moist so that the products can work better or any redness/burns on your face from chemical peels can heal faster.



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Another great must have in your skin care kit, Emu Oil. Manuka Honey, its great for the once in a blue moon pimple but its too expensive for me, I think its 30 bucks for a one ounce at the store.



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No No! It's only $18 at my store for a big jar! It's wonderful for burns and it never goes bad since it doesn't support bacterial or fungal growth. tastes yummy too.

With all the acids lately I'm always burning something. Manuka has bailed me out more than once...I use it like atb ointment or cortisone. It takes the pain away instantly and helps heal.



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Great idea LnL! I never would've thought of Saran Wrap on my face and PrepH but hey! whtvr works!

Do you like emu oil for healing?

Manuka Honey? I use this instead of antibiotic cream!
Manuka Honey
I use Emu Oil as an analegesic and as an adjunct to healing, as well. I have noted in research studies that it is best used (most beneficial) 24-hours post -inflammation, and when combined when with vitamin E, than when used alone.
 

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Essential oils of Lavender, Tee tree & Eucalyptus. THe prep H is great for undereye puffiness.
 

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Are you sure you are talking about a kit for skin care.. or rather a SUITCASE ?



NEvertheless, very good info LNL


Much appreciated.. although I wonder doesnt EMU oil cause tanning ?

Emu Oil is used in every tanning lotion you could ask for !
 

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regarding burns and saran wrap, then is it a MYTH that they need AIR for the skin to breathe?

i noticed burn victims usually are required to keep their wounds open so a property dermis and epidermis can reform, and without it, non-dermal epithelial cells (ie erythemaeous scar tissue) forms instead???
 
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