Burn Survivors during and for years after the recovery of the burn injury
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have complained about suffering from dry and itchy skin. Moisturizers are used to limit moisture loss from our skin, particularly from the epidermis. Burn Survivors have tried so many different types of moisturizers that have helped them to increase the moisture needed in our skin and to help control the itchy skin. Whether chemical or natural, moisturizers work by promoting hydration of the skin and locking the moisture onto the skin surface. Each burn survivor should try out the moisturizing and itchy skin creams and see which one works for them. Some commercial moisturizers include detergent and detergent-like agents that may remove the protective lining of the skin, thus making it at risk to infections. There are also those ingredients that can alter the natural flora of the skin, ruining the natural antibacterial property and making use prone to bacterial skin diseases later on.
Below is a list of products that burn survivors have tried and found positive final results from:
- Prosanol, produced by Swedish Skin Care
- Miracle Cracked Skin, produced by Miracle of Aloe
- All Day Moisturizer, produced by Miracle of Aloe
- Biological Skin Cream, produced by Bio Skin Moisturizer
Women who have had laser surgery need about an average of about 10 to 14 days of healing before makeup should be applied. For burn survivors it is always important to make sure that you are not applying makeup to any area that has not completely healed. That means no makeup on a scabbed area!
Makeup misdirection is another way you can hold with your talents. What I
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mean by misdirection's is, for example, looking at a face that does not have a normal mouth
because of scarring from burns. Instead of directing attention to the mouth, misdirection draws attention to the eyes by making them
a little bolder with colour or false lashes. This method can be used in reverse.
Always make sure that anything that you do on the person you work on can be done with a
little practice by them also. If you make it too complicated they will give up and all is lost.
For anyone who has any type of skin discoloration, learning to apply makeup that will
help them look more natural will allow them to better fit into society. There will be fewer scars from the world at large. They can then
focus on Always remember we as makeup artists are there with the proper training and product to take over where the medical industry