Every day people go online to look for a new way to control acne. This skin condition can be every embarrassing and seems to show up when you want it the least. If you follow a skin care regime faithfully, you can help to stop these breakouts in their tracks. Here are the steps you need to follow to have better skin and fewer breakouts. The breakouts you do have will be less severe also. Don’t worry so much about the zits you already have. Now the focus will be on preventing future outbursts.
Control Acne By Following These Few Steps
Exfoliating is important when you are trying to control acne. Do this twice a day, in the morning and again in the evening. A cleanser with exfoliating beads is not required. You can use a washcloth to remove dead skin cells. These dead skin cells clog pores and lead to acne so you need to work to keep the pores open. By taking this step, you will also remove any bacteria that can cause acne.
Treat your skin with a product containing 2% salicylic acid. This type of product can be purchased over the counter at any drug or discount store. As with your exfoliating product, use this twice a day as it helps to remove any dead skin cells and bacteria remaining after step one.
Be sure to follow up with a moisturizer though as the salicylic acid can dry your skin out. Make sure your moisturizer is not oil based which can also clog pores. If possible, choose one that fights acne while moisturizing the skin to help control acne.
Finish up with a sunscreen designed for the face. Look for oil free products so pores won’t become clogged. The sun can lead to acne breakouts so never skip this step, even on those days when it is overcast outside.
Follow this skin care regime for a few weeks religiously and you will see an improvement in your skin. If you do not notice a difference in this time period. prescription medications may be your only option so you will need to seek the help of a dermatologist. The one thing you must remember is that you cannot skip even a single treatment even if you have no acne at the current time. The goal is to control acne breakouts and this system will help you to achieve this goal.
Acne affects close to 90% of the teenage population and about a quarter of that number is how many adults are also inflicted. Causes of acne are many but so are the rumors of what those are. In this article I’m going to dispel the rumors and give you the basic common sense causes of acne and how to remedy it.
Although causes of acne are not always things you do, it can be caused by things you don’t do, things out of your control, and things completely in your control that you don’t realize can make the problem worse.
There is no shame in having acne. In fact most people who are afflicted with acne bring on more shame by the way they act/react towards the ailment (the perceived shame of how others may react) or because of others. In many cases your disposition, your fears, and your shame are at fault more than other people.
Although kids can be cruel, confident people who have acne (people who’ve learned to live with it and not let others dictate how they feel about it) tend to do fine and the people around them tend to not make them feel worse than they already do about it.
The Myths About Acne
Let’s talk about the most common myths about causes of acne:
1.) Junk food causes acne and is the sole reason for it or is a big part of it and the cure is to simply stop eating these things.
The reality here is that anything you eat, anything you consume, put on your body/face (can be absorbed into the blood stream right from your skin) will affect you and thus affect acne to some extent.
What is not true is that there are certain foods that “cause” acne. Foods can only indirectly cause symptoms that could themselves cause acne. For example, eating chocolate won’t give you zits, but eating chocolate a lot might because the ingredients including caffeine can cause problems in your body’s ecosystem. When the ecosystem goes screwy, hormones start to go to work to solve the problem.
The very changes in your body from this can result in acne/pimples, but this is part of a synergistic action as well i.e. not drinking enough water, eating too much candy, not enough healthy food, fruits, vegetables etc… The acne in this case may be an end result, a symptom of another or several other issues in the body.
Alone, halting the eating of chocolate or candy or greasy foods won’t stop acne, but it can help your body to heal to the point where it can work on the problem more effectively.
Most of the problems you get from candy and chocolate, chips, and many of the greasy foods you eat that are attributed to acne, are due to the way that you handle them, wipe your hands on your face (itching or something like that) or think your hands are dry of oils because you wiped them on your pants- the truth is the oils are there even if you feel your hands are dry.
If you get bored in class and put your hands on your face, the oils transfer and this can lead to clogged pores and acne results. Eating right can only help your situation, and getting plenty of water as well, as the body’s own defense mechanism can be damaged or injured if the body is not healthy and that can lead to acne indirectly as a result of the body freaking out.
2.) Acne is created by dirt on the skin or face. Dirt can actually get on the face and cause the pores to fill and thus irritation from this causes the pimple. The chances of your faces natural protection (oils and such) blocking the dirt from penetrating the pores is actually quite good so you can mark off the dirt concept as a major culprit.
The problem with dirt being a cause is that it, itself won’t cause acne for you on a regular basis. Can you imagine how much dirt is in the air right now? The dust, the humidity and wind whooshing dirt around so fine you can’t even perceive it. If dirt was the problem there would be no way to avoid it!
The reality here is that the culprit is not dirt but the reaction to thinking dirt is the problem (confused?). In other words washing your face over and over trying to avoid your face even getting dirty can lead to stripping too much of your faces NATURAL oils off. If the face dries too much the body will react by increasing the oil production so what your really doing is causing your face to acquire MORE oils and that leads to more acne due to pores being bombarded by oils.
Your body will think it’s defending you from dry skin but in reality it’s your washing your face too much. You should only wash your face 3 times a day max, more than that you risk this problem. With that much oil on your face, you may rationalize that dirt would be a good thing as it may sop up the oils!
3.) I can sweat my pores clean! This is a myth, based on physics and common sense, yes, but the reality is that oils and body sweat, heat that accompanies sweat, can cause a situation that is ripe for creating pimples. If you work out or run, or do anything where you sweat, the best thing to do is to keep your skin, especially in the face area, dry. Carry a dry towel and keep the sweat from sitting there melting oils that fall into the pores at a certain temperature. Sweating is one of the leading incubators for pimple creation- not alone, but because of other things surrounding this. The body often sweats out toxins, one of the reasons we sweat in the first place is to cool the body and push toxins out. You don’t want those toxins to get into your pores because a pimple could be the least of your worries then.
4) Make-up causes pimples. This is both true and untrue. Makeup by itself won’t cause pimples unless conditions are just right. If it’s hot outside, your sweating, and your skin is dirty (maybe the dirt in the air), these conditions are ripe for anything, make up, dirt, oils, and so forth, to get into the pores.
Another thing to realize is that today’s make up is designed to fight acne. You can even put a protective layer of make-up beneath the other make up such as a treated foundation make up. They are also making make up in such a way that it will actually protect your skin much like the tinted clearasil product acts as a foundation and acne prevention medication (soaks up oils). Make up is likely the least form of causes of acne- in fact it may be the best protection if you use the right products!
5.) Stress Causes Acne! Nope. Stress, much like the chocolates and bad food, makes the body defense system weak (immune system), and although stress can cause some problems by activating some endocrine, the more likely cause of acne here is in the way your body is affected overall and how inefficient it may become to fixing the problem. Acne is essentially a wound in the body and the body sends white T-cells to the problem like any other cut or wound. The puss or white heads you see is T-cells in action.
One reason it’s not advisable to pop a pimple and release the white puss material substance is that THAT is your body’s defense gel, and removing it could lead to worse problems. Along with the white t-cells there is also the dirt and oil (that the cells are trying to break down and expel in sweat likely or through the blood stream) that when popped will seep out and leak into pores around the pimple, this causes a pimple to get larger or more to form. Stressing about anything will make you sweat, the body heats up, and oils melt into the pores at this point. It’s not the stress directly but the reactions in your body that cause pimples to form indirectly.
For many acne is a temporary problem, one that has many types of relief and preventative measure you can take. Many medications and a lot of information on the web can offer assistance. In the end it’s awareness of how exactly acne forms and the many reactions in the body that provide the perfect incubation conditions for acne to form. By realizing how this all works you won’t look for a solution from one place- you’ll want to fully understand the variables possible then know if something will work or not, not by someones word, but because your educated in the realm and understand fully how it all works.
Most beginners have this problem with swings in golf. And with that in consideration, we’re giving you some nice ideas on how you can fix your golf slice and improve your overall play.
Fix Golf Slice: Tip 1
Most of the mistakes is done because of the initial things more specifically the set up. People do improper set up when their body is not aligned to the target properly. As a result, the ball either goes to the left or to the right of the target.
Fix Golf Slice: Tip 2
The second thing is the grip. Before swinging your club, pay attention to your grip because this is most likely your second mistake. If you can’t see any knuckles at all, then your grip is incorrect. Try to readjust your hands and position to solve this problem.
Also don’t hold the club too tight or too lose as this can affect your ability to release upon impact. I know it sounds cliche but practice makes perfect here.
Fix Golf Slice: Tip 3
This third tip is all about getting a full hip turn as they come through the zone. Most people overlook this but in order to fly the ball in correct motion, you must fully turn your hips through the impact.
Fix Golf Slice: Tip 4
Try to relax too! You must be able to concentrate on slowing down your motions. More often that not, a player may try to speed up swinging which will then cause the ball to veer to the wrong direction.
Fix Golf Slice: Tip 5
Keep your head down until you’re done with the swing. Most people have this bad habit of raising their head at the point of the ball impact. The result of course is a very poor shot quality.
Maybe the reason for lifting or raising the head is that the right shoulder comes through at impact and then comes in contact with chin which causes an automatic response. To avoid this, make sure to keep that shoulder where it should belong. Here’s a short video on correcting your golf slice
So that’s it. I do hope these golf slice tips have helped you understand golf more. To achieve good results, you have to practice them of course. Patience and dedication will play a key factor in fixing that golf slice problems.