Managing Pregnancy Acne

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Acne is something that we typically deal with in the teenage years, but it can start to re-emerge once you become pregnant. There are many treatment options that you can consider to get it under control and resume enjoying your newly found glow. As with anything, be sure to cover any medications with your doctor before trying them if you are pregnant or looking to become pregnant.

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How Belly Fat Puts Your Health At Risk

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Where you carry your weight is just as important as how much of it you carry. Belly fat is by far the most dangerous type of fat that we carry. Reducing it is the key to avoiding serious health problems later in life. If you’re still not motivated to lose those few extra pounds, consider the following three main health risks associated with too much belly fat.

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Acne Advice

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Flawless skin is something that many people chase, and some are able to get pretty close. For many of us though, flaws in the skin are just another fact of life. Most often, the enemy of those looking for beautiful skin is acne. It is reported that 85% of all people will suffer from acne at one point or another in their lifetime. And it isn’t just young people who are experiencing breakouts; adults make up a large portion of the population that must deal with this condition as well.

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Belly Fat & the Importance of Diet

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Creating a calorie deficit is the single most effective way to lose weight. Your body will burn a specific number of calories each day just going through the motions of the daily routine, and additional calories can be burned via exercise. The rest of the equation is all about your diet. If you consume less calories than you burn in a single day, you create a caloric deficit. Continuing to create these deficits day after day will lead to weight loss.

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Hormonal Therapy for Acne – Spironolactone

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For some people, acne is a result of hormonal imbalances in the body. For many women, the monthly cycle can bring about changes in complexion and for some, severe cystic acne along the jawline and the chin. In these cases, typical treatments including over-the-counter and other prescription topical methods aren’t going to treat the underlying condition.

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3 Reasons for Developing Belly Fat

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Belly fat is a common problem, for both men and women. You seem to be able to get rid of it everywhere else, but can’t get rid of it from around your waist. Don’t worry, you’re not alone. There are various reasons why you develop belly fat. Here are the top three main reasons for it.

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Treating Adult Acne

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Does acne behave differently as we age?

Most people will deal with acne at one point or another during their lifetime. Whether it’s in the awkward teenage years, or later on as an adult there is typically no escape from this common skin condition.

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Exercises to shed belly fat

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Whether it was a few pounds over the summer or still carrying that extra bit of weight from Christmas, nobody is ever completely happy with their appearance. If you, like many suffer with the curse of unwanted belly fat then you’ve come to the right place. Here are my top exercises to get rid of belly fat.

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Foodie Sharon T

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Like the title suggests, I love to EAT. I usually try to eat healthily during the weekdays unless I have dinner appointments, so that I can have an excuse to spoil myself with all the great food over the weekends, TEEHEE! My favourite cuisine has gotta be Japanese, and sea urchin is my undisputed number one!

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What Causes Acne Breakouts?

Acne breakouts are a troubling skin condition

Unfortunately, science has yet to determine it’s exact cause. While stress can irritate acne, it is not the exact cause of it.

The most common form of acne is pubescent acne.

As teenagers enter puberty, the body undergoes an increase in hormone production. This produces high levels of androgens, which include male sex hormones, primarily testosterone. Unfortunately, testosterone causes the body to produce sebum, the oil that is excreted by the skin’s oil glands.

Sebum clogs the opening of hair follicles, particularly those on the back, neck, chest, and face. Here, bacteria grow, eventually leading to blackheads and whiteheads. Often times, a buildup of this clogging creates pressure that breaks the hair follicle wall. After this break, sebum leaks into the tissues creating a papule—also known as inflammatory acne—and larger tender pustules also known as nodules.

Another possible cause of acne breakouts is oral contraceptives.

For some women, these contraceptives trigger breakouts. Injectable contraceptives and intrauterine birth control devices (IUD) are also well known to cause acne.

For those of us lucky to escape our teen years without so much as a blemish, adult-onset acne could be the source of their newfound acne troubles. Some doctors agree that acne flare-ups have less to do with the actual androgen levels of puberty, and more to do with how a person’s skin reacts to sebum production as a whole. Since the Propionibacterium acne production happens naturally in hair follicles, an accumulation of these bacteria results in a secretion of enzymes resulting in acne inflammation. Put simply, some of us are more susceptible to these acne breakouts.

Regardless of the cause, all acne can become a permanent problem if you don’t deal with it. Your dermatologist can provide you with more information on how to control acne and how to come through to the other side without scars and other issues.

 

What Causes Acne Breakouts?
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