The appearance of a bruise can be reduced by immediately icing the bruise when it happens; heat can be applied to the bruise after the first 24 hours to increase circulation and speed up the healing process. Some creams and ointments can be used to help reduce the appearance of a bruise and to help it heal faster.Continue Reading
Vitamin K is one of the best vitamins for helping to heal bruises. It can be taken internally by eating foods that are rich in it. Green, leafy vegetables and broccoli are both high in vitamin K. Vitamin K creams can also be purchased over the counter and applied to bruises to help reduce their appearance.
When a bruise happens and there is open skin on top of the bruise, a petroleum cream or antibiotic ointment can be used to reduce the appearance of the broken skin. By reducing this, the bruise will begin to look better. Elevation can help a bruise because the blood will flow to different areas and will not continue to puddle in the same spot that the bruise is in. People who bruise easily may be deficient in vitamin C and should talk to their healthcare professionals about the use of vitamin C supplements.Learn more about Make-up
To cover up a black eye with makeup, apply ice to the area to reduce swelling, blend a yellow-based concealer onto the bruise, and cover it with another concealer that matches your skin tone. For brownish-yellow bruises, use a light green-based concealer instead of a yellow-based one.Full Answer >
Self-inflicted bruises occur when an individual accidentally bumps into an object hard enough to create a bruise, as well as when an individual intentionally harms themselves through self-hitting or punching. Intentional self harm is a symptom of a serious psychological disorder and this type of behavior must be evaluated and treated by a medical professional.Full Answer >
Face contouring makeup uses dark and light foundation to highlight certain features, create definition and give an overall more slender appearance. Facial contouring requires base, foundation and bronzer or other makeup that is both one shade lighter than the natural skin color and one shade darker.Full Answer >
Some makeup tips for women over 50 include using moisturizer or primer before applying makeup, wearing different foundations in winter and summer months, choosing a foundation that is formulated for mature skin, and wearing lip gloss to give the lips a plumper appearance. Some other makeup tips include avoiding dark lipsticks, using eye pencils instead of liquid liner and using contouring techniques to add definition to the face.Full Answer >