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Is it Normal for a New Tattoo to Peel?

Is it Normal for a New Tattoo to Peel?

There are so many things that our body does on a regular basis that we are not aware of or may just take for granted. The cycle of dead cells shedding from the surface of our skin is typically one of those rather benign occurrences. Unless of course you do an exfoliation treatment, and then you may actually SEE an abundance of little particles of skin flaking off. In the earlier weeks of a tattoo healing, a more extreme cycle of natural exfoliation takes place鈥攖his is normal and expected
Relief and Remedies for Chafed Skin

Relief and Remedies for Chafed Skin

It may not officially qualify as an onomatopoeia, but it鈥檚 one of those words that makes you kind of cringe and feel uncomfortable when you say it鈥攃hafed. It鈥檚 one of those things that doesn鈥檛 seem like such a big deal, until it鈥檚 happening to you. And then, oh boy, what you won鈥檛 do to find some real relief to soothe your chafed skin.  Chafing happens when skin rubs against skin or against another surface repeatedly鈥攃ausing friction鈥攁nd then some type of moisture is introdu
Natural Remedies for Headaches

Natural Remedies for Headaches

We don鈥檛 always know what brings on a headache. Sometimes it鈥檚 tension/stress, lack of sleep, or even eye-strain from too much screen time. It could also be due to missing your daily cup of coffee or tea, or the onset of a cold or virus. For anyone who suffers from migraines, there are definitely specific prescription medications that can help, and a doctor can advise on the steps to take as early as possible to try to reduce the suffering that comes with a miserable migraine.
What to do for Muscle Pain Relief

What to do for Muscle Pain Relief

You know that feeling. You might have done a little too much bending and stretching trying to clean up all those autumn leaves falling down in the yard. Or, you decided these beautiful, brisk fall days are perfect to take up running, except, you never ran more than down the block and come to think of it, did you forget to stretch out before you took that exhilarating jog around the park? Even just a power nap on the couch鈥 sleeping in a funny position for a little too long could do it. Whatev
Healing Stages of A Tattoo

Healing Stages of A Tattoo

This may not surprise you to learn that the healing stages of a tattoo are not ones you can set an alarm clock to, but how long does it take for a tattoo to heal? Some will take longer to heal than others. There are a few variables that affect the healing of a tattoo. If the tattoo is placed near a joint like the ankle, knee or elbow, or anywhere that flexes (like a wrist), then it will take longer to heal than ones that are placed in an area of the body that moves less. Also, larger tat