i know that pimples heal faster on your forehead because blood flow is greatest there, at least thats what i've heard. so increased blow flow to the face would help heal other pimples faster. i was thinking how this could be accomplished. sleeping on an incline maybe? it's just a thought but maybe it's something we should take a look at
wow, that's interesting. and it makes sense...my forehead has no red marks, but there's still a few hanging out on my cheeks, and especially on my upper lip and chin. my nose is just dumb, it's naturally red, oily and has large pores. oh well.
Originally posted by usedtobewantsittoend: i was thinking how this could be accomplished.
Increased blood flow to the skin does help heal your pimples much quicker, it is a true and valid point. It can be achieved through steaming...I wrote a post all about this entitled: "Lemon Juice & Steam" [url="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/Forum1/HTML/017415.html"]http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/Forum1/HTML/017415.html[/url]
Im entirely clear of whiteheads and blackheads after steaming. After I have had a close shave and if I have cut myself loads I dunk my face into ice cold water and it stops the bleeding as the coldness of the water causes blood to be taken away from the skin so you dont lose heat.
It increases blood flow because the body recognises an increase in temperature around the skin causing it to dilate your blood capillaries so that they become wider. This, in turn, causes more blood to move to the surface of the skin so that you cool down through sweating. When you sweat, you sweat out all the nasty stuff that is stuck under your dermis of the skin.
Steaming is especially good if you have just drunk lots of alcohol and it will sweat out alot of the alcohol that is in your blood.
Strange cause I got the most pimples on my forehead and scars also. My cheeks seem to heal of scars within a few months but my forehead and chin stays the same. So I guess that blood flow scenario doesn't seem to fit my case.
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I heard that cold at least sudden cold increases blood flow.
That's why people have cold showers and or splash their face with cold water to wake themselves up isn't it?
Maybe this is why some people have seen results from using ice.
I even read that somone ices before they apply their topicals. I always thought this didn't make sense because this would constrict the pores and allow less absorption but maybe it helps because it increases blood flow?
I'm not really sure I'm kinda just "talking" out loud here. I think it's something like a sudden change from warmth to cold to warmth increases blood flow.
Coldness does infact bring new fresh blood to the area because your body realizes that the temp has lowered so it rushes blood there to warm it up. Have you ever noticed how when you come in from outside on a cold day it seems super hot because your blood has been raised to the surface. Anyone who says that steam will increase blood flow to the skin is misinformed. If anything it just opens pores to help them drain.