My Mother is Getting Older

Obviously we are all getting older and that is a lot better than the alternative, which is when you stop getting older and they put you under the ground in a box. Of course I mean that my mother is starting to get old enough that you start to worry that she will not be able to take care of herself for much longer. Right now she is not really needing mobility aids, but I worry about that some times. Last week she caught some sort of illness, probably a stomach virus that one of her grandchildren brought home from the school or the kindergarten. Continue reading “My Mother is Getting Older”

Treatment options for your acne

Saying that everyone hates acne is as obvious a statement as is “everyone prefers chocolate to stale bread”. Nevertheless, acne is the most common of all skin diseases, because, in essence, it is a disease. It could be caused by anything from bacteria to stress and it can affect various parts of the body. Mostly we are talking about facial acne, but acne can also appear on the back and the chest, even arms and neck. Even worse, acne is a persistent condition that can last a lifetime in many people. In fact, only a bit under half of all people suffer from some form of acne their entire lives. This doesn’t have to be anything major, but just periodic breakouts. Still, none of this makes it any easier to endure this pesky condition.

The good news is, even if you have had acne since your teens, this is a condition that can be fully treated and in various ways. There are many methods for treating acne, from skin care, to dermabrasion, laser treatments and tinctures, crèmes and chemical peels – you name it. Most of these methods will provide you with at least some sort of an improvement, and some of them will probably cure your acne forever. Anyhow, it is worth a try.

But before you can start treating your acne, it is essential you visit a dermatologist, the specialist who will tell you all you need to know about your condition and give you the specifics on your treatment.

And then there are all the ways you can treat your acne. One of them is dermabrasion, a special procedure that takes off the dead skin from your face and molds the skin in the way that covers and cures your existing scars. It will certainly make your skin appear smoother and more radiant.

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Basics on acne and acne treatment

There are different types of acne. Acne can be presented in the form of a mild breakout that can be covered with a bit of makeup, but can also be serious inflammations, requiring long-term treatment. Thankfully, nowadays there are many ways in which you can treat acne, from crèmes and herbal tinctures, to laser treatment and prescription medicines.

In general, there are three ways in which acne treatment can work: it can target the bacteria that causes acne, keep the pores free from blockages and grease, or it can reduce the inflammation with existing acne. It should be also noted that some allegedly natural, but not tested enough products, work by changing your metabolism with vitamins and similar supplements, affecting your skin for the better by clearing blemishes and helping you fight inflammation and any potential scarring. Many people claim these products really work, but there are so many of them, so we suggest you be cautious when you do the research. Only after thorough research will you avoid falling in the trap of buying mere vitamin supplements, which won’t do anything for your acne issue.

You probably already know this, but acne is the most common skin issue, caused by bacteria and an excess of oil produced by the oil glands. In most cases, acne will appear during adolescence and go away by themselves after several years, but it should be noted, importantly, that about 35 per cent of adults suffer from acne their whole life. This is usually nothing major, but nobody likes nasty blemish on their brow, for example.

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How to treat acne from home

There isn’t a person in the world who will tell you having acne is no big deal. It is a big deal because we are talking about a very unfortunate condition, one that is invasive and pervasive. Acne will damage your skin, cause blemish and make your face and possibly some other body parts look constantly inflamed and simply unattractive. Yes, acne is the single most common skin condition, and it bothers most kids during adolescence, but over 30 per cent of all grown-ups also suffer from some form of acne for the rest of their lives.

The problem is the treatment, though. Acne is a condition that will imminently take away a lot of your time, and if you happen to be a college graduate with steady employment, chances are you won’t have nearly enough time to dedicate yourself to seeing a dermatologist every week and doing all he or she says in order to stabilize the condition.

However, there is a way of cleaning your skin and ensuring it looks healthy even from home. There are several ways to treat your acne at home and at your own convenience – face masks, back acne treatment, and scar treatment should be incorporated into your home skin care agenda. In this blog we will tell you more about the ways you can help treat your acne from home Continue reading “How to treat acne from home”