Adult Acne

acne in adultsSo Adult acne is Pretty Easy to get Rid of, Right?

Here’s what most people think about acne – if you’re 20 or so and you still don’t have it, you can forget about it, because adults don’t get acne. And even if one does get it in adulthood, it’s pretty easy to get rid of, because in adults acne is just a result of poor hygiene practices. Scrub your skin hard, pop the two or three pimples that you have, and you’re good to go.

Well, as you might imagine, that is as fictional as it sounds. Somehow all acne, and adult acne particular, seems to attract all kinds of mythmaking. Would you believe for instance that 80% of the women who show up at any dermatologist’s for acne treatment are above 25? And many of them are actually close to 50.

It’s easy to see why we believe that adult acne or any other acne is a result of poor hygiene. Blackheads, for instance, look black. It’s easy to see, people believe, that the black comes about from too much dirt on your face. People believe something similar must be responsible for acne, too. In truth, dirt only has a small part to play. Read More ,,,

The Stretching Exercise – The Curtain-Raiser To Your Main Event?


What usually makes for the most interesting science reading? Usually, it’s when you come by something that turns conventional wisdom on its head. For instance, imagine yourself sitting in the stands at a high school track-and-field event. Most of the athletes you see are going around doing a couple of stretching exercise routines for flexibility. You look on approvingly, knowing very well that stretching and flexibility are key to performance on the track. And then, there is that loner out there, stiff as a board, who doesn’t seem to buy into the whole flexibility belief system. What on earth is wrong with him?

Researchers at the Nebraska Wesleyan University, have actually found that athletes who don’t do too many stretching exercises before, actually stand a far better chance of performing well than those who wring their muscles as much as they can in the name of flexibility. What goes on here? Read More ,,,

Easy Tips To Show Skin You Care


Having more youthful looking skin can greatly boost your appearance. Having healthy skin enables you to appear younger and can reduce the volume of makeup you wear. However, you should maintain your skin layer to be able to maintain its healthy, attractive appearance. Here are several tips that can help you treat the skin properly.

Use cosmetics moderately. You may clog pores with kinds of face make up. Clogged pores can result in new blemishes and may exacerbate existing acne. Occasionally, applying makeup over acne might cause infection from the involved area. Keep the skin neat and fresh and makeup-free until your acne clears up. It might be smart to avoid covering blemishes with concealers and high toners, too. Read More ,,,

How to Enjoy The Health Benefits of Ginger

healthy gingerGinger. You can smell and taste it when you eat Thai food, but what are the health benefits of ginger? It is easy to create a myth about a herb, or spice, but in ginger’s case there is no need. The health benefits of this rhizome are well documented. Ginger has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for thousands of years. Modern medicine recognizes it as a treatment for arthritis, rheumatism and some skin conditions. Above all, it seems to have the ability to reduce the inflammatory response in arthritis.

The only problem is that a supplement of ginger does not seem to work. Very few people who have treated themselves with a ginger supplement have reported any improvement. However, the goods news are that those that have tried ginger juice, or the fresh root itself, have all experienced improvement. So, what is going on here?

It is quite possible that the active ingredient, or ingredients, are destroyed during the drying process. In that case, it is better to buy ginger juice which is available online and in health stores. But, how about adding it to your daily health care routine in a different way? Read More ,,,

Health Benefits of Yogurt

Many of us are familiar with the health benefits of yogurt, but we seldom make the most of this very versatile food. Yes, by all means, you can eat it with breakfast and enjoy it that way, but you can use it in many other ways as well. When I do my supermarket shop, I look at the types of yogurt people are buying. Most of them buy the flavored yogurts, but the interest seems to stop there, Sadly, most of the time the natural unsweetened yogurts are on a special offer as they have never been bought, and the yummy Greek yogurts also go unsold. It is time we open our eyes to the many great ways we can use yogurt in our cooking.

Fruit yogurt

All yogurts do normally have some sort of probiotic value. The more probiotics we can add to our diet, the better and there many clever ways to do this. Did you know that you can even use fruit yogurt to add to your cakes? Some yogurt can be quite low in sugar and have a high fruit content. This makes them a bit sweeter and even healthier. One way to make the most of the fruity yogurt is to add it to your cake baking.

In this way, you can remove some of the sugar and perhaps get a few more health benefits from eating your cake. It is very simple to add yogurt to your cake. All you need to do is to reduce some of the liquids such as milk or water and replace them with yogurt. This is a very simple way to make a sponge cake which tastes of raspberries. As a matter of fact, you may even be able to reduce some of the fat content of your cake. Read More ,,,

How To Get Rid Of Cellulite

celluliteMost women do suffer with cellulite. Exercise is certainly part of the solution but there are many other reasons more and more women suffer from cellulite. When you start looking at the entire cellulite issue, you will find that there are alternative solutions to the problem. How to get rid off cellulite might be easier than you think

De-junk your diet

The best starting point is to take a look at your diet. You may think that you are already eating to reduce cellulite, but the fact is that you are not very likely to be including the right foods in your diet. Including foods which improve your circulation is crucial. Increased circulation will help you to reduce the amount of fat in your blood and reduce the amount of fat underneath your skin.

A better diet will also help you to improve your hormonal balance, this will also help you to shift cellulite and may even stop some of those nasty symptoms of PMS that you are experiencing. When you lower body fat, you also achieve better hormonal balance. Read More ,,,

A Simple Back Exercise Regime For The Office

desk job

A desk job to someone who has a weak back can be quite a thing to have to deal with. That’s what most people who have sedentary jobs and associated back pain could end up thinking. It doesn’t have to be that way however. Not unless you are chained to your desk. The thing is, as much as we seem to love sitting these days, that’s not how our bodies were designed to be. If being at your work station requires you to slouch there, staring at your computer all the time, you can be sure that you are placing quite a bit of stress on all the muscles that support your spine. At some point, your muscles will stop being able to hold the pose any longer, and will slip a little bit. This is when the discs between your vertebrae will begin to feel little pressure, and expeience pain and stiffness. Surprisingly, the best thing you can do for a painful back is to take up a bit of back exercise. Actually, you need to take up regular back exercises all through every day that you need to be at your desk.

So you need to get up and move – at least once every half-hour through the entire time that you are at your desk in the office. But that doesn’t mean that you can let your time spent thinking go without any scrutiny. Offices spend a great deal of money on ergonomic office chairs to help their employees stay healthy. If you’ve been given an ergonomic chair, it’s about time you learned to use it. You need to make sure that the height, the angle, the lumbar tilt, the seat length and every other adjustment allowed is properly set. But an ergonomic chair can’t help you do everything right. Read More ,,,

Does Your DNA Impact Your Health?

health and techLooking back at your family health history, you may find that one or even both of your parents had dementia, heart disease, diabetes or some type of cancer. When this is the case, does it mean that you should expect to fall into the same path health wise? This article is meant to help explain some of the medical research that has gone into DNA and health.

It goes without saying that the thought of being doomed to get a certain disease simply due to the fact that another family member may have had it can be frightening. You might think that  there would be nothing that you would be able to do to prevent such illnesses from happening. The fact of the matter is that there are always going to be many different things that a person can do to help reduce the odds that they will come down with any number of illnesses, even if they are illnesses that have seemed to run in the family line.

While it may be true that there is a history in your family of a particular illness or a condition like high cholesterol which can lead to heart disease and you might be worried about getting it, you can start early to take the necessary measures to prevent it. Even if you have a dominant gene, there are still certain things that you can do to help you so that even if you are diagnosed, you could end up with a brighter outcome than if you simply ignored it. There is a lot of research that has proven that a great diet and the right nutrition and exercise plan can have a tremendous impact on your life and everyday health. Read More ,,,

How to Get Rid of Back Acne Scars Fast: 6 Remedies to Use

Acne can develop on the back and cause blackheads and whiteheads. You may get scars if the breakouts are severe. Natural remedies are preferred because you are less likely to react to the ingredients. If you are wondering how to get rid of back acne scars fast, here are 6 remedies you can use.

1. Lemon Juice

This remedy is preferred because it has citric acid. This acid can lighten the scars. Lemon juice also contains vitamin C, which is essential for cell regeneration. Some people find the citric acid too harsh but back skin tends to be less sensitive compared to the face and you are less likely to react to the lemon juice. Read More ,,,

3 Spinal Conditions Helped by Cervical Pillows for Neck Pain

Cervical Pillows for Neck Pain

The benefits of cervical pillows have now finally been realized by both doctors and physiotherapists. They can uniquely support the lower part of the neck which is important when managing several common medical conditions.

There are several symptoms which can be alleviated when using cervical pillows for neck pain. Commonly, it is now thought that bad sleeping positions affect the cervical spine more than we initially thought.

Neck pain, muscle stiffness, headaches and shoulder pain are all symptoms of stress of the cervical spine. Using cervical pillows for neck pain will help to control many of the problems associated with modern day lifestyles. Read More ,,,