How to Take Care of a Zit

ZITS!!!  We all get them, we all hate them!  What do you do when one of those ugly beasts come for a visit?  #1 thing – NO Picking!!!  This can damage the skin and leave scars.  There are a couple steps you can do to help get rid of these nasty things quicker.

Wrap up an ice cube in a paper towel and put it directly on the zit for 5ish minutes.  The cold will send all the nasty stuff you don’t want away from the area.

Ice Cube

Ice Cube on Zit
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Exercise Your Way to Overall Better Health

In the last four weeks I have only been home 3 days.  My husband, I and our kids drove to Florida to spend time with my family and vacation.  We drove home, 2 days later I was on a plane to New York.  I just got home Tuesday night.  Between all the traveling (and getting sick), I haven’t worked out at all.  I mean, who wants to work out while on vacation in Florida?  And in New York, there was no time.  I am used to working out a 3-4 times a week.  With taking a 4 week break from exercise I have noticed major changes in my body, and I’m not just talking about loss of muscle or weight gain.

Here are all the changes I have noticed in my body.  And as always, I’m going to be open and honest no matter what!

  • Headaches all day every day.
  • Exhausted, no matter how much sleep I get.
  • My skin and overall complexion is blotchy, with more break outs and clogged pores.
  • Stronger BO in less time after a shower.
  • More sugar and junk food cravings.
  • Unable to concentrate as much.
  • Irregular and uncomfortable BM’s.
  • Strong cramps during my period (they are usually mild).
  • Uncomfortable pains in stomach for no reason.

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Eczema is a skin disorder that you are born with, it is hereditary. So you can thank your mom or dad for that one! Eczema can rear it’s head in many forms – dandruff, extreme red face after a shower and it doesn’t return to normal complexion for a long time, dry itchy skin that can get really painful, blisters with or without scabbing, itchy rashes, scaling skin.  As a baby, if you had cradle cap that is also a form of eczema. Unfortunately you will never be able to get rid of it. But you can do things to help it, or possible make it disappear all together.

What to avoid? Eliminating these things will help with the redness, dryness, inflammation and overall appearance of your skin.

  • Diet helps to control eczema. Foods you want to try to avoid: Sugar, Alcohol, Caffeine, Chocolate, Dairy and any foods that you are allergic to.  I know this diet is difficult! These are my favorite foods and I want to eat them all the time! Try having a smaller portion of each of these you are eating, or don’t eat them as often. Having your favorite dessert once a week or a glass of wine won’t send your skin into a dark hole of eczema and never return.
  • Reduce stress, anxiety, depression and nervousness.
  • Don’t scratch or itch.
  • Avoid wearing irritating clothing.
  • Avoid extreme temperatures.  This includes too hot of showers, or extreme climates (I realize where you live is some times unavoidable).

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