Facing and Moving Past Acne Scarring

Are you struggling with pimple scars? There are worse dermatological problems to contend with, to be sure. Butpimple scars are not only unsightly, they can be permanently disfiguring. This doesn’t have to be the case. While it is always preferable to begin acne treatment early before scarring occurs, the good news is that skin can be repaired after scarring. How Acne Scars The Face It helps to “understand your enemy” as a first step, and understand why some individuals are afflicted with acne, and prone to acne scarring. Acne usually first begins appearing in the teens, and although the condition generally ends with adolescence, 20% of adults continue to struggle with the condition throughout life. Acne occurs when the body’s oil or sebaceous glands go into overdrive, producing an abundance of oil to the point where skin pores are blocked and raised bumps form. Genetics, hormones, and environment are among the causes believed to contribute to acne. Less severe forms of acne can clear up with mild or no treatment, but a type of acne called cystic acne has more severe consequences. Cystic acne tends to form cysts and nodules at deeper skin levels. Unlike other kinds of acne, these bumps are often painful. These pustules often cause affected pores to become infected and inflamed. When the cysts and nodules finally leave, scarring can be the result. Can Cystic Acne (And Scarring) Be Prevented? While there are many myths about what causes acne (such as diet), there’s no denying that skin oil is its friend. Acne can be combatted with daily cleansing to reduce facial oil. Be careful not to use products that...
Best Advice On Weight Loss For Women

Best Advice On Weight Loss For Women

When it comes to losing weight, not all bodies are the same. There are times when weight loss for women can be very different from weight loss for men. After pregnancy and during menopause is one of those times. Some women turn to fad diets, supplements, and diet pills. Others turn to fitness or they may do a combination of some or all these things. While it can be confusing, there are some guidelines that can help you to lose weight. There’s so much to think about after the baby arrives. One of those things for many women is how to get back to the way they were before pregnancy. While most women want the baby weight to drop off right after birth, the truth is, you have to be patient. You have extra breast tissue, fat stores, blood supply and an enlarged uterus for at least 6 weeks after the baby is born. Your body needs more nutrients if you’re nursing and it needs time to recover. It’s best to plan to lose weight after pregnancy slowly. Check with your doctor to see how many calories you need daily and to find out when it is safe to begin exercise. Don’t skip meals and be sure to get breakfast. Even though, as a new mom, that’s not always easy to do. Choose low or no fat milk and dairy products and reach for fresh fruits and vegetables for snacks. Be sure to drink plenty of fluids. Water and tea are better choices than juices or soda that have a lot of sugar in them. Be patient with yourself, you just made...