Advice for Better Health

Teenage girl

 Acne Problems 

Natural ways to help with acne problems:

  1. Tea tree oil.
  2. Topical gels containing 5% tea tree oil may be helpful in reducing inflammation and breakouts. Possible side effects include contact dermatitis and worsening rosacea symptoms, if you already have it. Young boys shouldn't use tea tree oil products, because of possibilities of breast development.

  3. Azelaic acid.
  4. It has antibacterial properties. A 20 % azelaic cream used twice a day for at least four weeks can bring great acne relieve.

  5. Alpha hydroxy acid.
  6. It’s a natural acid found mainly in citrus fruit. Alpha hydroxy acid removes dead skin and unclogs pores, also improves the appearance of acne scars. Sensitivity to the sun, redness, mild stinging and skin irritation may occur as side effects.

  7. Bovine cartilage.
  8. Cream containing 5% bovine cartilage needs to be applied twice a day to be effective in acne relieve.

  9. Zinc.
  10. Zinc in creams and lotions may reduce acne.

  11. Aloe vera.
  12. Green tea extract.
  13. A 2% green tea extract can help to reduce mild to moderate acne.

  14. Brewer's Yeast.
  15. A specific strain of brewer's yeast, called CBS 5926, taken orally can help decrease acne. Possible side effect is that it can cause flatulence.

Woman with clear skin

 Healthy Skin 

6 Tips for Glowing and Healthy Skin:

  1. Protect Yourself From the Sun.
  2. A lifetime of sun exposure can cause wrinkles, age spots, as well as increase the risk of skin cancer. For the most complete sun protection use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15, seek shade, and avoid the sun between 10 am and 2 pm, when the sun's rays are the strongest.

  3. Don't Smoke!
  4. Smoking contributes to wrinkles and makes your skin look older. Smoking narrows the blood vessels in the outermost layers of skin, which leads to deprivation of oxygen and essential nutrients. Smoking results in damage to collagen and elastin - the fibers that give your skin strength and elasticity. In addition, the repetitive facial expressions can contribute to wrinkles. If you smoke, the best way to protect your skin is to quit.

  5. Treat Your Skin Gently:
    • Limit bath time. Hot water and long baths or showers remove natural oils from your skin.
    • Avoid strong soaps which can strip natural oil from your skin, and choose mild ones instead.
    • Pat dry, so some moisture remains on your skin.
    • Moisturize dry skin with moisturizer that fits your skin type.
    • Eat a healthy diet, with plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins.

    Some research suggests that diet rich in vitamin C and low in unhealthy fats and processed and refined carbohydrates might promote younger looking skin.

  6. Manage Stress.
  7. Stress can make your skin more sensitive and trigger acne breakouts. It is important to set reasonable limits, scale back your to do list and make time to do the things you enjoy!

  8. Get a Professional Facial Treatment Once a Month.
  9. Professional skin care will help your skin to gain back qualities which time, stress, and environment took away.

Massage of lower back

 Sciatica Pain 

How to Ease Sciatica Pain:

Sciatica refers to pain that radiates along the sciatic nerve path. That path goes through your lower back, hips and buttocks, and then continues down each leg. Usually sciatica affects one side of your body but not the other.

As a first step to help ease this pain, it’s recommend to get a few Medical Massage Treatments, in a two weeks’ time frame. Sciatica specialized massage treatments along with the recommended exercises, over-counter pain and anti-inflammatory medication should bring significant relief.

The next step is to help prevent this pain from recurring: A good exercise routine performed twice a day (10 minutes total,) and a massage therapy on a monthly basis should keep the Sciatica Pain from coming back.

If the pain doesn't ease within two weeks, you need to see a Medical Doctor.

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