Acne is a skin condition that causes spots. Acne usually affects the skin of the face, back, neck, chest and arms and it can be severalty varies by person. The processes that cause acne is exactly the same in people with all skin colors but the impact of acne can be worse if you have darker skin. There is a range of treatment options to help treat acne. As acne can’t be cured, treatments aim to control the symptoms by following methods:
� To prevent new spots forming
� To improving those already present
� To preventing scarring
It’s important to keep spot-prone areas clean, so wash the affected area twice a day with an unperfumed cleanser. The skin needs a certain amount of oil to maintain its natural condition, so it’s best to use gentle soaps and not to scrub your skin too hard when washing. There are a number of medicines available from pharmacies to treat mild acne. These usually contain antibacterial agents such as benzoyl peroxide. As well as its antibacterial effects, benzoyl peroxide can dry out the skin and encourage it to shed the surface layer of dead skin. Together, these effects make it harder for pores to become blocked and for infection to develop.
Benzoyl peroxide can cause redness and peeling, this tends to settle down if you reduce the number of times you use it. Home treatments for acne won’t work immediately. It can take few months. If home treatments haven’t worked or you have severe acne, you should visit your doctor for further treatment. Your doctor may start your treatment by prescribing a preparation containing benzoyl peroxide and can suggest some creams or lotions that your can rub on to your skin, or as tablets. Creams and lotions are only effective where and when they are applied so you should apply these daily to all areas of your skin that are prone to acne.
Nutrition is the food you eat and how the body uses it. We eat food to live, to grow, to keep healthy and well, and to get energy for work and play. Healthy eating is fundamental to good health and is a key element in healthy human development, from the prenatal and early childhood years to later life stages. Healthy eating is equally important in reducing the risk of many chronic diseases. Healthy eating patterns are a result of skills and strategies for managing all types of food. Knowing the nutritional values of some basic foods can help you learn which foods provide too much or too little of the nutrients that concern you.
Micronutrients, literally meaning �small nutrients,� refer to the vitamins and minerals that are essential for metabolic processes in our bodies. They are needed in minute amounts compared to macronutrients and do not provide energy in the form of calories. Carbohydrates, proteins and fats are all important macronutrients for our bodies. Because they are the main sources of fuel for the body, it is important to eat a balanced diet that contains all three nutrients. In addition to protein, fat and carbohydrate, our bodies need vitamins and minerals to function properly. Exercise also plays a key component in our general well being and health and therefore warrants integration within our lifestyle. The aim of this clinic is to provide physiological screening to people who participate in physical activity for health rather than for best sport training.
The aims of such support are to:
� Maximize awareness of healthy living and improve fitness of clients.
� Provide dietary analysis and make recommendations on existing diet if required.
� Advise on appropriate exercise prescription to achieve fitness goals.
Support for such a framework can be undertaken via individual consultancy or group-based workshops. Knowing the basics of physical activity is important to prevent injuries and maximize the health benefits of exercise.