Blackheads Treatment

 

What are blackheads?

First of all, you might wonder what the difference is between a blackhead and a whitehead. A blackhead is a comedone formed when the opening of a hair follicle becomes wider than normal. Because the follicle opening is wider, the sebum (sebaceous glands produce a substance called sebum, which is responsible for keeping the skin and hair moisturized) and the sloughed off dead skin cells react chemically with the air, resulting in the oxidation of melanin, which in turn causes the dark coloration of the blackhead.

What is Acne?
Ultimately acne results from infection of the oil gland due to the blockage by the blackhead. Therefore preventing and removing blackheads helps to control acne.

What are whiteheads?
On the other hand, a whitehead is a comedone formed from a hair follicle that is not open to the air. It is also clogged with sebum and sloughed off dead skin cells, but the lack of exposure to the air does not lead to the oxidation of melanin, so the clogged matter stays white.

Reasons

Blackheads are caused by many reasons including stress, hormones, using the wrong skin products, and pollutants in the air. The best blackhead removal technique is prevention, and listed below are several ways you can take care of your skin to keep blackheads from forming.

Tips on battling blackheads

  • Steam your face daily. Warm steam from a steamer or a warm cloth is a good way to open the pores and clean out the oily gunk.
  • Be gentle with cleansing. When cleansing the face, avoid harsh soap and rough cloths. Instead, use a mild non-comedogenic cleanser twice a day. Also, take care not to scrub the face as you may cause more harm to your skin.
  • Do not pop your blackheads. Popping that huge blackhead may be tempting, but you should avoid doing this at all costs. Popping and squeezing may not only make blackheads multiply, but it can also lead to skin infection and bad acne scarring.
  • Take caution when shaving. Make sure that you shave with a sharp, clean razor and prep by softening the hair first with soap and water. Any cuts and nicks from shaving may make a blackhead outbreak worse.
  • Use oil free cosmetics. All cosmetics including cleansers, lotions, shampoos, conditioners, and body washes should be oil free and labeled as non-comedogenic. These types of products are less likely to clog the pores.

Using these preventative skin care techniques will improve any case of blackheads, from mild to severe.

When To See Your Doctor?

If you have severe acne, or it is leaving scars, you should see a dermatologist. They should be able to give you more information on how to get rid of blackheads.

Treat your Problems with Healthy Diet

“Your food is your grave,” wrote Bernard Shaw. This short, cryptic statement, tells you about the importance of the food you eat.

Notwithstanding lots of research done on the subject, cross sections of opinions, statements and explanations, I wish to tell you one thing very clearly. Acne is outer expressions on your skin, the inner impurities within the skin. It is believed that by changing the diet pattern, you can reduce the attacking force of acne. And it does not take a long time, for the changes to occur.

It is noticed that by switching over to a plant based, vegetarian diet, an appreciable reduction in the amount of sebum present on the skin is noticed. The level of sebum content in the skin is related to the arrival and presence of acne. Your vegetarian diet helps to defeat acne, within a month, even without medication!


But be sincere to the procedure of diet, and do not show even the slightest latitude. Even if you take a short break with the diet, the retreating acne is not going to condone you. It will find its opportunity to attack you with renewed vigor. Your acne condition will immediately worsen.

It is not enough that your diet is vegetarian, but you need to be a selective vegetarian. The foods that you normally consider healthy are not good for acne condition. In fact, they are taboo. The vegetarian foods that you considered excellent, like seeds, nuts, soyabeans, olives and avocadoes are harmful in the acne condition.

Cosmetic Surgery Holidays – A New Trend Catching Up

A trend of going abroad for medical treatment is gaining momentum day by day in people as they get treatment there at low cost especially in some Asian countries like India, Thailand and Malaysia. Medical treatment is quite cheap in these countries compared to other European countries. The trend of getting Cosmetic Surgery abroad is known as cosmetic surgery holidays. Nowadays cosmetic surgery holidays have become very common. For the purpose of getting their cosmetic surgery done at cheaper prices, people go to other countries.

There are some advantages as well as disadvantages associated with cosmetic surgery holidays. During cosmetic surgery holiday’s people not only can avail the benefit of low cost cosmetic surgery but can also enjoy their vacations by visiting different locations in that country.

A simple breast augmentation procedure can involve minimum £3000/- to £5000/- in UK, whilst the same will cost 40% less in India, for example. Laser eye surgery, Weight Loss Surgery and Acne Treatment are also cheaper here in India.

As a first step in planning for cosmetic surgery holidays, you must consider the regulations of those countries and the accreditations of the surgeons. While talking about cons of availing cheaper price cosmetic surgery during cosmetic surgery holidays in these countries, it should be kept in mind that medical requirements and facilities in these countries may not be good enough and the laws governing surgeries might also not be enough to protect people from different risks associated with such procedures. Possibility of a surgeon not being qualified enough to perform flawless surgery can also not be ruled out. This situation can lead to more harm than benefit. There are various instances when people went for cosmetic surgery holidays and got cheaper surgery but their breast implants leaked on their way back home as the breast implants were incorrectly placed. This resulted into paying more in their own country for reconstructive surgery. This can happen anywhere, even in developed countries.

There are two main governing bodies of cosmetic surgeons in the United Kingdom. These bodies make sure that their member surgeons work flawlessly. But still it cannot be guaranteed that all members of these organizations will perform successful surgery at all times. These two governing bodies are BAPRAS (British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgeons, and BAAPS (British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons).

Today the trend of cosmetic surgery holidays has become a global phenomenon and many people from many countries are flying to locations in a bid to save money where the treatment will be much cheaper. Even surgeons in some countries like India are also teaming up with luxury New Delhi hotels, Goa Hotels, Mumbai Hotels & Bangalore Hotels to offer full cosmetic surgery holidays packages. To make your cosmetic surgery holidays perfect, Delhi tours are also included by some. This New Delhi Bed and Breakfast and Delhi Guest house are especially recommended in New Delhi, India.

If you are considering cosmetic surgery holidays, you should take some time to know your surgeon or dentist and find someone you feel relaxed and comfortable with. Some recommend this Delhi Dentist in India. You have to be completely honest with the dental or cosmetic surgeon about your expectations from the procedure as well as the medical history.

Although tummy tuck surgery is an outpatient procedure, but still it should be taken seriously as a surgery. Therefore, whilst on cosmetic surgery holidays, you should plan it well or take someone with you both to and from your appointment. Some effects are associated with tummy tuck surgery such as pain, numbness and general fatigue that lasts from a few weeks to a few months. Further, drains are used to help healing and these are removed in one to three weeks after the procedure. So while scheduling cosmetic surgery holidays, all these factors should be considered and weighed properly before finally going in for any such surgery.

If you have private Medical Insurance, see the Cost Cutting Tips for Private Medical Insurance, the following procedures are excluded from their cover, so here is a post which simply lists the exclusions to Health insurance.

Adolescents – the reckless beings

 

During adolescence there are many changes taking place as a child’s body turns into that of an adult and their nutritional needs increase. Maintaining good nutrition throughout a child’s teenage years is fundamental for their health and wellbeing.

  • Peer Effect: – Adolescence is a period when peer pressure can affect teenage eating behavior and they may start skipping meals or possibly under-eating or over-eating. Currently around 20 percent of children and adolescents in Australia are obese and this is due mainly to a lack of physical activity and high fat diets. Behaviors such as extreme dieting, binge eating and bringing up food on purpose also affect more teenagers than adults and more girls than boys.

  • Dieting or Overeating? :- Many adolescents see themselves as being too fat, while some, particularly males, see themselves as too thin. About 34 percent of females and 13 percent of males report dieting to lose weight. Anxiety, worry, loneliness and difficulty in managing family relationships are all factors that can lead to a refusal to eat or to excessive eating. Stress and boredom often result in the compulsive eating of certain foods, called “bingeing”.

  • Eating while watching Television: -Sitting together for family dinners on a dining table is the last thing adolescents indulge into. They want to stick to their favorite programs and have their food there only. Also media studies on the behavioral effects of advertising reveal that television has a major effect on the products children ask for, and that increased television watching leads to increased requests for advertised products. Television advertising creates misperceptions among children about the nutritional values of foods and how to maintain positive health

  • PMSing: – Throughout adolescence a teenager’s iron needs increase significantly. When girls begin to menstruate their dietary iron intake must increase to compensate for the loss of iron in their menstrual blood. At this time boys also need more iron because of their rapid growth and increase in blood volume. Around the age of 19, when growth slows, a female’s iron needs are almost double that of males.

 

Teenagers’ fitness, a major concern

 

Health of teenagers is becoming the major concern for each & every parents. Because the modern trend of society are spoiling the fitness of the teenagers. Consumption of alcohol, junk food & smoking are very hazardous for teenagers. Teenage is the growing age for both boys & girls because many body & hormonal changes take places during this period. For teenager children it is not necessary to eat like a monster & workout like a robot.

v Skipping meals: People try to skip meals in order to lose body weight quickly. However, at the end of the day they consume a lot more when they eat. This gives rise to poor eating habits and can lead to the failure of maintaining a sensible diet. Some people love to skip the breakfast.

  • Eating healthy & right: – Take the food in a balanced way and measure the calories. You can also take some low calories snack between meals to avoid unhealthy food. Avoid skipping breakfast and start your day with a nice healthy breakfast to stay fit and energetic for the whole day.
  • Smoking and Alcohol intake: The late night party culture attracts the teenagers the most. Smoking and drinking being a status symbol these days, leads them to unseen health disasters which they realize later in life.

v Avoidance is the best policy: – One should completely avoid smoking and alcohol intake till they are adults.

  • Eating before bed and while working: – Don’t eat just before going to bed. Eating before bedtime can cause indigestion. One must avoid eating while working as it leads to overeating, which leads weights gain.
  • Eating fast: While eating, you should try to eat as slow as possible. Eating fast causes indigestion and slow chewing of the food helps in proper digestion of the food. 
  • Drinking insufficient water: Water is the vital thing, which is needed for the optimal functioning of all life forms. Drink adequate amount of water because water forms a significant role in our body and also flushes out the toxins. Water also helps in metabolism since water is necessary for all metabolic functions, including calorie burning.


Adolescents – the reckless beings

During adolescence there are many changes taking place as a child’s body turns into that of an adult and their nutritional needs increase. Maintaining good nutrition throughout a child’s teenage years is fundamental for their health and wellbeing.

  • Peer Effect: – Adolescence is a period when peer pressure can affect teenage eating behavior and they may start skipping meals or possibly under-eating or over-eating. Currently around 20 percent of children and adolescents in Australia are obese and this is due mainly to a lack of physical activity and high fat diets. Behaviors such as extreme dieting, binge eating and bringing up food on purpose also affect more teenagers than adults and more girls than boys.
  • Dieting or Overeating? :- Many adolescents see themselves as being too fat, while some, particularly males, see themselves as too thin. About 34 percent of females and 13 percent of males report dieting to lose weight. Anxiety, worry, loneliness and difficulty in managing family relationships are all factors that can lead to a refusal to eat or to excessive eating. Stress and boredom often result in the compulsive eating of certain foods, called “bingeing”.
  • Eating while watching Television: -Sitting together for family dinners on a dining table is the last thing adolescents indulge into. They want to stick to their favorite programs and have their food there only. Also media studies on the behavioral effects of advertising reveal that television has a major effect on the products children ask for, and that increased television watching leads to increased requests for advertised products. Television advertising creates misperceptions among children about the nutritional values of foods and how to maintain positive health
  • PMSing: – Throughout adolescence a teenager’s iron needs increase significantly. When girls begin to menstruate their dietary iron intake must increase to compensate for the loss of iron in their menstrual blood. At this time boys also need more iron because of their rapid growth and increase in blood volume. Around the age of 19, when growth slows, a female’s iron needs are almost double that of males.