I have always been in pretty good health, so I was surprised one day when my doctor told me my blood pressure was a bit high. She told me to begin watching my salt intake, start exercising, and to try to relax. Well, I intended to follow her advice when I left her office, but the next day I was back to my same habits. I kept using the salt shaker and didn't begin an exercise routine like I had planned. When I went for my next check-up, she told me that my blood pressure was even higher and approaching a dangerous level. I had to begin a blood pressure medication to manage it. I wanted to create a blog to share my story and remind people to listen to their doctors' advice. If a few lifestyle changes can improve your health, then you should make them.
Dealing with acne in high school can be hard enough, but it can be downright torturous when your extracurricular activities directly affect your skin. Sweat, oil production, and cosmetics alter the quality of your skin. If you're already prone to acne, those three things can make blemishes far more likely. If you're involved in football, swimming, or gymnastics, consider the following tips for keeping your skin clear despite your activities.
Even when you're working out, your skin needs a chance to dry off from sweat before the bacteria starts blocking the pores. Wearing a helmet throughout practice or games prevents your sweat from drying around your face. This is especially true at the forehead and chin, which are already prone to oiliness.
You'll need to take a few steps to help prevent your helmet from causing more blemishes:
You'd think that being in chlorine for hours every day in the winter would just cause dry skin. Unfortunately for many teen swimmers, the skin can overproduce oil in order to combat the dryness from the chlorine.
If you've found yourself with dry, itchy skin over almost your entire body except for your face, you'll need to work on keeping your face moisturized:
You know how hard you work and sweat to make your body move the way it does during gymnastics practices and meets. What's worse than sweat on the skin? Sweat trapped by the thick layer of makeup you're required to wear during competitions. It's a recipe for blackheads and whiteheads all over your face.
Gymnasts need to prevent blemishes from forming by using the right products:
Your extracurricular activities can make your high school experience far more enjoyable. Unfortunately, they can also do damage to your skin. If you're prone to acne and your extracurricular activities are making it worse, pay special attention to the products you use and how you keep your skin clean. Avoid blemishes by taking care of your skin before, during, and after your activities. If you find that you're still breaking out, even after following these tips, then make an appointment with a dermatologist to remedy the problem.Share
8 January 2015