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bacSo, you love wearing strapless and backless dresses. You have lots of tank tops, too! But the thing is, you get so stressed whenever you wear them. Why? Well, you need to spend a lot of time applying makeup on your shoulders and back. Oh, that back acne! It is such an eyesore and it ruins your overall getup! So of course, you want to get rid of it. You feel really tired of having to apply makeup on your back to cover them up. But no, you don't want to say goodbye to your favorite dresses. What do you do now? Those bumps seem so stubborn!

What Causes Bacne?

Technically, it is called folliculitis. It is a condition that occurs when hair follicles become infected. It is a little different from facial acne, although they look the same. For this, you may notice that some people get acne on their faces but don't have any single bump on their backs; and vice versa. Below are the common causes of bacne:

• Summer time

Here's a fact: Your body sweats more and produces more oil during summer. Well, oil plus sweat on the back equals bacne! Moreover, sunscreen products can also cause breakouts, and you apply more of them during summer.

• Some products and clothes

Sunscreen, conditioner, body cream, etc. - these products can clog pores; hence the acne. Meanwhile, tight-fitting clothes can irritate and infect the hair follicles.

• Neglect

So, what does this suppose to mean? Well, let's say you take a bath regularly. But are you sure you're doing it the right way? Most people don't pay much attention to their backs because they're not easy to reach.

• Poor diet

Do you love burgers and dairy products? Sure, you can eat them; but do it moderately. Too much consumption of these foods can cause the appearance of those unwanted bumps.

• Genes

Do your parents have bacne? If so, then you are most likely to have it, too.

How do You Get Rid of It?

In reference to the abovementioned causes of bacne, here are some things you can do to banish it:

• Apply skin products that are quick to dry, and avoid leaving conditioner residues on your back.
• Don't wear tight-fitting clothes (like sports bra and gym shirts) for too long, or immediately take a shower after workouts.
• Don't forget to properly wash and exfoliate your back.
• Get around your genes by trying certain products - over-the-counter salicylic acid wash or oral antibiotic (with prescription).
• Eat a balanced diet.

Now, you know! Keep these things in mind and say goodbye to back acne! You won't have to apply makeup on your back, too! And yes, you can wear all those pretty dresses without having to be stressed. Apart from being an eyesore, acne can lower you self-esteem. For this, you need to act quickly. Learn more, and apply more tips. Don't let those bumps ruin your confidence and completely rob that healthy glow from your skin. Take care of your back in the same way that you do for your beautiful face.

faDid you know that your face is the only body-part that one can look at to approximate your age? Yes! But, although many people understand this they are either ignorant or just 'too busy' to take good care of their faces. Kudos to ladies, at least most of them know how to care for their faces - but there is still a number who do not know or are not doing it the right way.

When I say most ladies are trying, I don't mean that facial care is defined by the amount of make-up on the face; no, facial care is way beyond that. While scheduling frequent visits to facial experts is important, there are various facial care procedures that you can still do right from home to keep your face glowing. Here are 4 tips for home facial care:

Wash your face

According to research, washing your face several times a day is the first step to an acne-free face. When you wake up in the morning you should wash your face before applying make-up. And when you go back home from work or school wash your face again. Washing your face helps remove dust particles and other foreign materials that may have attached on your face.

Drink much water

Drinking a lot of water makes your face shinny and succulent. When water gets into the facial skin cells it makes the skin to tighten up thus counter wrinkles and bring out a youthful look on your face. It is a natural method of face lifting! Water in the metabolic system also helps get rid of toxic materials from your body which may affect your skin and other parts of your body.

Apply sun screens

Sun screens are designed to prevent the harmful sun rays from affecting your facial skin. The sun screens are usually applied on the skin under the eyes because of its susceptibility. However, when you shop for a sun screen products ensure that you choose the right one in the market. One of the best methods to spot the right product in the market is to involve an expert or a doctor.

Sleep on the right position

Do you know that your sleeping position and doing faces can impact your facial appearance? Specialists' advice a person to sleep on their back so as to prevent the face skin forming wrinkles around the mouth and the eyes. Also avoid frowning or doing faces; constantly coiling your facial skin when speaking can trigger early wrinkles.

This is an article that I have research from and compiled this useful tips to help people care for their faces right from their homes.

67When I was a child I had facial herpes on my left cheek near my mouth. It had passed but my skin on that area acted strange, the colour was red to orange and the surface of it was dry and so stiff that it was painful. It was like I had a piece of plastic glued to my face. And then suddenly my skin would burst and began to bleed. That was even more painful! The process was repetitive.

This torture had lasted for years until I found the cure. So If you have the same problem I strongly recommend you to start treat it with marigold ointment. Because of the fact that it is greasy I recommend to put it on before sleep. And patience is very important, it takes a little bit of time but it is worthwhile.

Almost every drugstore has it, but here is the recipe for home preparation. Those that can be bought contain preservatives that should be avoided as much as possible. And when it comes to healing the skin, this becomes even more important.

So here is how to prepare it:

You will need 30 ml of marigold oil and 2 gr of beeswax. Put the marigold oil and wax into a jar and then put a jar into a pan with water and heat it until the wax is molten. You need to test the mixture by putting it onto a cold plate. If it is too hard add more oil, and if it's too soft then add more beeswax.

Pour the liquid ointment into a plastic jar. Wait until it becomes cold and gets hard and then close the jar. That is it! It does not take a lot of time and is pretty simple to do it.

Marigold ointment gives very good results in regenerating the skin. It helps in healing sunburns, small cuts, dry skin during the winter and even stretch marks and acne scars.

When I was searching the solution for that skin problem I mentioned at the beginning, I noticed that there is often a slight confusion when talking about all the benefits of this plant. It seems that there are two plants with totally different characteristics but they are both called marigold. These are French marigold (Tagetes) and pot marigold (Calendula Officinalis). The first one is not edible. The second one, Calendula Officinalis, is the one with all the healing characteristics. This one is even edible and can be very useful in healing various internal conditions also.

But if a person still has that annoying acne problem then that is the first thing to focus on before healing the skin completely using marigold. The cause of acne is internal opposed to acne scars so these two things should be treated separately and in right order. Visit AmazonKindle to read my book in which I explain what is the cause and how to get rid of it in the most effective and simplest way that you could ever imagine.

3yThe connection between acne and milk has been a controversial topic for a long time; however, research studies have been able to show that milk causes acne. The studies have also shown that skim milk induces more breakouts than whole milk. The main factors that provoke acne are the hormones found in milk.

Hormones Of Interest

Milk contains many hormones; however, two have been shown to provoke acne. These hormones include:

DHT precursors: then main dihydrotestosterone (DHT) precursors are 5a-androstanedione and 5a-pregnanedione. DHT stimulates sebaceous glands creating an oilier skin that is prone to pore blockages. When most of your skin pores are blocked, the skin can't breathe properly thus acne results.

IGF-1: studies have shown that milk contains plenty of IGF-1 hormone which is important for calves, but not for you. IGF-1 is a growth hormone that makes the calves grow up big and strong. Studies have shown that the more milk you consume, the more acne you develop.

How To Get Rid Of Acne

For you to get rid of the acne provoked by milk, you need to eliminate dairy products from your diet. These products include: ice cream, cheese, kefir, and yogurt.

Since it's hard to wake up one day and resolve that you have stopped taking the dairy products, its recommended that you start slowly. For example, you should start by reducing the amount of milk in your breakfast. Once you are successful, you should then eliminate the product in your lunch and so on.

If you are truly addicted to milk thus you can't stop taking it, you shouldn't worry as there are many alternatives that you can go with. These alternatives include: organic full-fat coconut, unsweetened, coconut cream and unsweetened, organic coconut milk.

If you have the skills and time, you should prepare your own milk from nuts. Best nuts to go for are: Brazil and hazel nuts.

While the alternatives are great to have, you should be cautious as some of them contain high levels of sugar and vegetable oils that might worsen your acne. To be on the safe side you should consult your dietician before taking the alternatives.

Understanding Hormone-Free Milk

If you are keen, you must have come across "hormone-free milk." It's good to note that this isn't milk that doesn't have hormones-it's milk without synthetic hormones. It means that the milk was obtained from dairy cows that weren't given synthetic hormones.

Many people think that "hormone-free milk" doesn't have problematic hormones, but this isn't true. This milk contains IGF-1 hormones and other hormones thus it isn't good for your skin.