Dressed to kill in Calvin Klein pleats – and Louis Vuitton bag in hand, nothing screams 'fashion police' more than a black and blue bruise on the front of your bare leg, or in my case a green, pink and purple starburst! The golden question is how do you prevent bruises from spiraling into a fireworks display on your skin? I for one have to pay more attention to my surroundings and forfeit clumsy behavior; it's so circa 1995.
Healing starts when the body begins to reabsorb all of the blood vessels that were knocked out of whack, which could take weeks. However, by consuming more vitamin C and K, zinc, and citrus fruits will aid in protecting yourself from bruising in the future. MotherNature.com recently conducted an interview with Varro E. Tyler, Ph.D., professor of pharmacognosy at Purdue University School of Pharmacy in West Lafayette, Indiana where he noted, "It's important to remember, however, that though this compound may prevent some bruises from occurring, it isn't good for the treatment of a bruise after it has occurred." Self-care measures such as ice packs and warm compresses for the first 24 hours and thereafter will minimize swelling and discomfort for the most part. Makeup can certainly help too, depending on how expensive the duds are that is…
Find out more information on bruising and how to care for them here.
– Nicole L. Townsend
Article Source: MotherNature.com
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