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How to build self confidence and self esteem?

How to build self confidence and self esteem?

Self Esteem: You probably need to uncover the roots of your loss of esteem and development of anxiety. Try using the free anti anxiety app featured on the soundmindz.Org web site for daily and ongoing support and eduction. Consult a clinical psychologist if your esteem does not rise as psychotherapy can be very effective in combating low self worth. Best. ...Read more

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How safe is self tanning lotions & airbrushing?

How safe is self tanning lotions & airbrushing?

Tanning: Self tanners and airbrushing (depending on the products used) are considerably more safe than using a tanning bed/booth - and the results can look pretty good as well. Keep in mind that using this form of tanning does not reduce your chances of getting burned or incurring damage to your skin from the actual sun. You should always use an spf to protect your skin when out in the sun. ...Read more

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Tanning beds ok to self treat pityriasis rosea?

Tanning beds ok to self treat pityriasis rosea?

No: Pityriasis rosea is a self-limited condition. If you feel you need therapy, see a physician who can prescribe a topical medication. Avoid tanning beds where you will get unreliable dosing as well as uncertain wavelength delivery. Not worth putting your future self at risk to treat a condition that goes away on its own. ...Read more

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How might one fade self inflicted scars?

How might one fade self inflicted scars?

Improve, not remove.: Scars cannot be removed but there is a large variety of techniques to improve their appearance, both surgical and non-surgical. They also improve with time. See a dermatologist or board-certified plastic surgeon to evaluate your options. Good luck! ...Read more

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How might one fade self harm scars?

How might one fade self harm scars?

Improve, not remove.: Scars cannot be removed but there is a large variety of techniques to improve their appearance, both surgical and non-surgical. They also improve with time. See a dermatologist or board-certified plastic surgeon to evaluate your options. Good luck! ...Read more

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How to boost self esteem confidence and just height ?

How to boost self esteem confidence and just height
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Positive Thinking: Self-esteem can be nurtured and built. It requires daily practice. Focus on strengths, successes, blessings, and positive events during the day. Consider keeping a positive journal to track these things. Plan to make at least one positive statement about yourself a day. Practicing any new skill builds confidence. Balance exercise, nutrition, sleep, & school to build a healthy YOU. ...Read more

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Self cutterage for seborrheic keratoses? Reasonable idea?

Self cutterage for seborrheic keratoses?  Reasonable idea?

Seborrheic keratosis: Self curettage (self removal) of seborrheic keratosis is usually harmless but the treated spots very often will recur and there is a chance of infection if one goes too deep in removing the lesion. ...Read more

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Can duct tape work for fading self harm scars?

Can duct tape work for fading self harm scars?

NO!: You cannot erase scars. Poor scars can be improved through the following methods: 1) scar massage 2) silicone sheeting (a kind of silicone tape you where over the scar) 3) steroid injections 4) laser treatment (helps remove coloring) 5) scar revision (removing the scar and starting over). Consult with a plastic surgeon to find out which combination of these would best work for you. ...Read more

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Will self tanners, spray tan, or tanning beds help get rid of hypopigmentation?

Will self tanners, spray tan, or tanning beds help get rid of hypopigmentation?

Maybe temporarily: But i would suggest that you see a dermatologist to determine the cause of your hypopigmentation. There are multiple metabolic and immunologic etiologies which can cause hypopigmentation and it may be in your best interest to get to the root cause rather than merely covering it up cosmetically. ...Read more

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Body art in teens, is it self mutilation or expression?

Body art in teens, is it self mutilation or expression?

Depends: Is punk rock fine music or just noise? Is sushi fine dining or just uncooked/raw fish? It is all about your perspective. ...Read more

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Is vichy self tanner cream good?does it cause cancer or wrinkles..?is itl better than sun tanning and tanning bed?

Is vichy self tanner cream good?does it cause cancer or wrinkles..?is itl better than sun tanning and tanning bed?

Healthtap doctors: are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. Tan in a can is usually safer than sun tanning or using a tanning bed. The latter can increase risk for skin cancer. ...Read more

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Why are some teens getting into self mutilation?

Personality: There are problems ranging from body image to borderline personalities who only feel something when the do this this can be a seious sign of illness. ...Read more

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How to make my light self harm scars fade?

How to make my light self harm scars fade?

Preparation H: Preparation h is used by one of my patients successfully in this regard. ...Read more

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Self care tips for vitiligo.

Vitiligo care: Two things that are important to do for a person with vitiligo: 1. Protect skin from sun exposure. Areas of vitiligo have no melanin to protect them from damaging sun rays. Also a sunburn can cause new areas of vitiligo to appear. 2. Protect skin from trauma. Just like sunburn, trauma (scratches, etc) can cause vitiligo to appear on normal skin. This is known as koebner phenomenon. ...Read more

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How can I raise my self esteem and self confidence?

How can I raise my self esteem and self confidence?

Be good, and learn!: There are many ways to have healthy self-esteem. Most agree that there are two broad components to self-esteem: (1) the view that I am a worthwhile or good person; and (2) the view that I have some competence (i know things or know how to do things). If people continue to strive to be virtuous or good and to learn and develop skills they will tend to have a positive self-concept. Striving is key. ...Read more

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How can hatha yoga build self esteem and confidence?

How can hatha yoga build self esteem and confidence?

Self Esteem : Various forms of yoga can create confidence by teaching you to have the ability to calm and control your anxiety and tensions. The calm that results from yoga practice can lift your spirits and produce feel good chemicals that combat a low mood. Best. ...Read more

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Who does self inflicted body art?

Who does self inflicted body art?

Many do this: Art of the tattoo type can be done by anyone, although few do so. Prisoners are well known for the acquisition of tattoos which signify status and gang membership. Most body art that is self inflicted is temporary. Some also involve branding in various ways and the attachment of body jewelry. ...Read more

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How effective is self hypnosis?

How effective is self hypnosis?

Clinical hypnosis: By a licensed professional is best used in combination w/self-hypnosis. The doctor will teach you a way to hypnotize yourself and the combination maximizes effectiveness. Peace and good health. He/she may record sessions for your use at home. ...Read more

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How can I end self destructive behavior?

Get help: You need help if you decide to act on those urges. You should call your doctor and let him/her begin to help you. ...Read more

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Why is self mutilating addicting?

Coping: People who self- mutilate may do this as a coping mechanism. Physical harm to the body may distract from emotional pain. Some people feel empty inside and hurt themself so that they won't feel completely numb. Although it is a very unhealthy way to cope, people may return to self- mutilation over and over because they don't have more effective coping mechanisms. ...Read more

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