Posts made in March, 2019

The Best Ways to Treat Acne

Of all the skincare issues that people encounter, acne is the most common one. It’s rather trivial to experience an acne breakout some but at times, it can be a very serious skin issue. There a lot of acne treatments available right now. Some can be bought over-the-counter while others can only be bought with a prescription of a licensed dermatologist. 

 Treat Acne

Teenagers are the ones that are affected by acne breakouts the most, and the condition may still continue up until they reach 20 years old. There are some people that are still affected by acne breakouts even if they’re already in their 30s.  

How to Treat Acne 

Acne can be treated in different ways and if you ask an Avon dermatology expert, the best solution for you is the one that conforms to your skin’s condition the most. Each medication for acne is recommended according to the severity of the issue.  

There are certain treatments that can remove all the oil and dead skin cells on the surface of the skin. These are the elements that usually clog pores and cause acne breakouts. Other treatments, on the other hand, are intended to disrupt the cystic formation of acne. There are also acne treatments that attack the Propionibacterium, which is a kind of bacteria that is found on the skin and may cause acne growth.  

Acne Treatment Options 

There are several over-the-counter medications for acne. Although self-medication is not at all encouraged, these are some of the options that are available to you to possibly address the issue. However, it’s still best that you consult with a dermatologist for proper guidance 

  1. Retinoids

Retinoids are Vitamin A derivatives that are effective against whiteheads, blackheads, and acne. It can address severe and inflammatory acne with proper use. They mainly work by exfoliating the clogged pores of the skin. There are prescription and over-the-counter variants of retinoids although the former is the more common type.  

  1. Benzoyl Peroxide 

Benzoyl peroxide is an antibacterial substance. When used on acne-prone skin, it works to fight the germs that contribute to acne growth. It also works by drying the acne, thereby inhibiting its growth. Like retiniods, benzoyl peroxide is available over the counter and by prescription.  

  1. Antibiotics 

There are topical antibiotics that work like creams and can be applied to the skin. They also fight the bacteria that contribute to acne breakout. In rare occasions, a dermatologist may prescribe antibiotics that are taken orally. The most common oral antibiotics for acnes are erythromycin, tetracycline, minocycline, and doxycycline. As or topical antibiotics, the ones used are sodium sulfacetamide, clindamycin, azelaic acid, and many other types of topical sulfur products.  

Regardless of what type of acne treatment you want to use, it is best that you consult with a dermatologist for proper guidance. You may buy the over-the-counter versions and use them as directed but you can never obtain oral antibiotics without proper prescription. Even if you do, there’s a special dosage that’s recommended for your skin condition and overall health. Never skip talking with your doctor for your own safety. 

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Why You Should Stay Clear of Dirty Carpets

Carpets are still one of the most popular flooring options today, simply because they look lush and elegant. But then, carpets can sustain too much wear and tear that they have to be cleaned and maintained regularly. Carpets are easily spoiled by heavy traffic, stains, and dirt. All of these things will eventually lead to damage. When that happens, the only recourse left is to replace your carpet.  

Even so, a lot of homeowners don’t realize the need to maintain their carpets not long after it has been installed in order to prolong its life. Many homeowners wait until their carpet is in terribly bad shape before they call professional Lauderhill carpet cleaners. Doing this is not advisable because you might be voiding the manufacturer’s warranty, which means all your investment is put into waste. Your carpet needs regular cleaning to retain its fresh new look, smell, and feel.  

Dirty Carpet Facts  

You have to stay clear of dirty carpets if you value your home, family, and property. If you keep it clean at all times, then you’re actually doing yourself a lot of favor. Here are some facts you have to know about dirty carpets.  

  1. Carpets attract grease and dirt.

There are oily residues from your home even if you don’t think that’s the case. Oils are carried from the outside into your home and from one room to another, especially if you have pets. Oily residues attract even more dirt. When not removed immediately, it will cause damage and discoloration. This is why heavy traffic areas lose their color faster than any other part of the carpet.  

  1. Sand and soil tear the carpet apart.

Sand and soil that come from your shoes get piled up on the carpet. It’s highly possible that this soil will go deep down into the layers of the carpet up to a point that the vacuum cleaners can’t reach it. The only way to remove such dirt is through deep cleaning. It’s good practice to keep your shoes out before stepping into the carpet.  

  1. Carpets can serve as a breeding ground for germs and bacteria. 

Did you know that your carpet can make you ill? In a way, carpets act as filters in your home because it traps air pollutants, bacteria, and fungi, as well as chemicals, tar, cigarette smoke, and other residues. All these things habituate in the carpet and grow in number if not removed right away.  

  1. Carpets can make your allergy, asthma, rhinitis, and eczema worse. 

If your carpet is infested with dust and mites, then that will exacerbate your allergic reaction. This is why you suffer from asthma attacks and other lung disorders. If you have tried all medications and you still can’t make your allergies stop, then it must be the carpet that’s causing your body’s adverse reaction.  

Now that you know why dirty carpets are not an option, you must act now to hire professional carpet cleaners. They can help you make sure that your home is a clean and healthy place to live in at all times. 

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