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Acne!! Ughh!! It’s the worst thing in the world, especially if you’re a young person looking forward to a date with someone attractive that you’ve just met. Nobody likes suffering from acne breakouts, but is there a cure for it?

Yes, there are certainly many ways to get rid of the acne and to ensure that you don’t suffer from an acne breakout again. But first, it is important to understand what causes acne in the first place.

What causes acne?

Acne is a rite of passage for most teens and young adults. In fact, 85% of teenagers suffer from some form of acne such as pimples. Acne breakouts occur because the body produces androgen in excess when you’re in your teens, leading to skin disruptions. So it is a hormonal issue.

Acne causes a clogging of the pores of the skin, leading to inflamed lesions. Genetics is the main cause of acne – if your parents had it as young adults, it’s likely that you’re going to have it too. Other factors include hormonal changes, stress, too much exposure to the sun, or difficulty in adjusting to seasonal changes.

It is rare for men to have acne once they hit their 20s, but women can suffer from pimples, blemishes, whiteheads, blackheads, skin cysts and other types of skin eruptions well beyond their teens because of overdosing on birth control pills, pregnancy and other reasons.

 So what can you do about the acne breakout? How can you help it?

There are several ways to heal the acne and to prevent acne breakouts in the future. Let’s see what they are…

#1: Use Acne Face Wash.

You are probably using a plenty of acne treatments, creams and serums – but remember, if you don’t wash your face with acne face wash first, all of these treatments are essentially worthless. The right acne face wash can make all the difference to your acne treatment as it exfoliates the skin, unclogs the pores, eliminates the oil and clears the dead skin cells.  Basically an acne skin wash unclogs the skin pores and gets them to breathe again, which prevents acne breakouts in the future. Use the face wash before and after applying other skincare products.

 #2: Use a Moisturizer.

Use acne skin care products such as moisturizers to daily moisturize the skin and keep the acne away. This helps clear out the excess dirt, oil and makeup from the skin. The moisturizer should be applied after you have cleansed the face with an acne face wash. The best moisturizers contain ingredients such as benzoyl peroxide and prevent the drying and flaking of the skin.

#3: Don’t touch your face.

It is intuitive for people suffering from acne to touch their face often, trying to feel the acne. But this is the worst thing you could do as the oils and dirt from the fingers are transferred to the skin pores, which leaves you even more vulnerable to acne breakouts.

#4: Use acne friendly makeup.

Go easy on the makeup, as that is one of the biggest causes of acne. Even if you need to use makeup, buy products which are labeled as “non-comedogenic”, which means they don’t lead to acne breakouts.

 #5: Follow healthy habits to eliminate stress.

Stress is one of the biggest causes of acne. So make sure to exercise, have healthy wholesome meals, get at least 7 or 8 hours of sleep and follow a regular routine so that you don’t get stressed. Also, you will do well to join a Yoga class and practice meditation – that will keep the stress away.


As the proud owner of a good quality benchtop centrifuge or microcentrifuge, you’ll be very aware of the need to look after your lab equipment properly. It’s not just about keeping your workspace clean, tidy and well organised. It’s also a safety thing and a health thing.


The proper maintenance of equipment is vital since the smallest amount of contamination can totally ruin your results, rendering them useless. Poor safety practices can even kill you if you’re working with dangerous materials. Luckily maintenance isn’t expensive or onerous when you get into a rhythm and tackle it regularly. It simply becomes part of the scenery,  something you do as a matter of course.

Keeping the Place Clean and Tidy

To avoid cross-contamination and ensure accuracy, you should follow best practices. This involves always wearing proper protective clothing for a start, and making sure the room is sanitized and brightly lit, which should mean you’ll be able to spot dirt before it becomes a problem. A lab coat, mask, gloves, and goggles are essential when handling any equipment that you don’t want to contaminate, or any substance that’s dangerous.

Keeping Glassware Immaculate

Clean, sterile glassware is vital, especially when you’re working in a medical lab or anywhere else where hygiene is at a premium. Grease and other contaminants can affect experiments by changing the way substances move within the glass, skewing volume measurements amongst other things.

Always use a proper detergent designed for ther job. Clean it once and rinse several times to get rid of the solvent residue completely. For your final rinse, use deionized water or distilled water. If the solutions you’ve been working with are not soluble in water, try three rinses with ethanol or acetone, then four rinses with deionized water. If the substance is stuck to the glass, use a stiff brush to scrub it off.

You can get rid of acids using tap water followed by deionized water. Weak acids can be washed off using deionized water alone. For strong alkalis, rinse with tap water then deionized water. The same goes for weak alkalis.

It’s best to leave youir glassware to dry naturally rather than risk adding back contaminants trapped in drying cloths. If you’re in a hurry you can swill the glass with acetone to remove the water, since acetone dries really fast, faster than water.

Microscope Maintenance

Always cover the microscope up when you’re not using it. Only clean the lenses with specialist substances designed not to scratch the glass. Keep an eye on it to look out for damage, and fix it straight away to prevent serious or expensive mending. Keep it away from extreme heat or cold, and hazardous chemicals. Always carry it with two hands and only use official, manufacturer-recommended parts to replace worn, lost or damaged ones.

Thermometer Maintenance

Because they are made from glass and often contain mercury, a thermometer can be surprisingly dangerous. Store yours safely where it can’t get accidentally broken. Never use it to stir things. Keep it safe from naked flames. Use it carefully to avoid breakage. Keep it safe from extreme heat or cold sources, and clean it after every use to stop dirt building up.

Centrifuge Maintenance

A refrigerated centrifuge can be an expensive piece of kit. Your centrifuge machine deserves care and attention to keep it in good condition. Don’t let it get dirty – keep it shiny and clean. Place is somewhere you can’t acidentally knock it over. Switch your labatory centrifuge off at the mains switch when you’re not using it. If you have a large industrial centrifuge follow the manufacturer’s maintanence guidelines to the letter. And make sure your refrigerated microcentrifuge stays properly refrigerated. For some great information on centrifuge use and maintenance visit:

Common sense sits at the heart of most of the maintenance tasks you’ll need to put in place and carry out regularly. Never cut corners, think before acting, and you should enjoy a spotless lab where everything performs exactly as it should.

SugarAn image went viral a while back, which showed various drinks and the amount of sugar content they had dissolved in them. If the sight of a bag full of white sugar next to a personal sized Coke did not scare you just a little bit, you have some soul-searching to do.

But just how bad is sugar, really?

Sugar is popularly known as white poison and there is such a thing as sugar addiction. This can occur because our daily diets are usually so full of sugar, they simulate in your brain and this can override your self-control mechanisms, which leads to addiction. In a study conducted by French scientists, it was found that specimen rats, despite being cocaine addicts, chose sugar over cocaine.

DiabetesIt is important to understand that sugar comes in different forms, as well as under different names (maltose, fructose, sucrose etc) and all of these types affect our bodies differently. For example, in cases of Type 2 diabetes, it is not important how many calories a person takes in, rather where those calories are coming from. It is more problematic for you to get say, 150 calories from a soda can, than from any meal you eat.

Even more worrying is the fact that added sugar (processed foods) is many times more likely to lead to diabetes than general calories.

Here are a few candidates for what you should try to cut out of your diet, whether you are diabetic, afraid of diabetes or simply care about your health in general:

  • Bread

Beware of brown and multi-grain breads and make sure you are getting the real deal and not just the prettied-up bread with caramel colouring and, in most cases, added sugar. Always peruse the label first to check the sugar content. A single slice of bread may contain up to 16 grams of sugar. Rye bread is a good alternative to white bread.

  • Cereals

CerealEven ‘grown-up’ cereals have sugar in them, and when you top your oats with dried sugar you are probably eating more than the recommended amount of sugar, or at least filling up a whole day’s quota with just one meal.

Granola bars are another product that should be looked out for. They may have a yoghurt or chocolate coating and this is obviously hiking up the sugar calorie counter. It’s also important to check for ingredients like dextrose, brown sugar syrup or corn syrup all of which contain sugar calories.

  • Packaged Sauces and Soups

Pasta sauces aren’t sweet but they often have about 6-12 grams of sugar per half-cup mixed up in them.

  • Supplements, particularly protein supplements

There are a variety of ‘hidden’ names that are given to sugar, which comes from genetically-modified corn, like ‘juice’ or ‘concentrate’ and artificial sweeteners are worse. All the supplements that come with flavouring obviously also have sugar content.

Focus Performance sports supplements are sugar and artificial sweetener free, including their whey and hemp proteins; a good option of you want to avoid sugar altogether.

  • Packaged Baked Beans

It’s a better option to make your own beans at home, because the ones you’ll get at the store will contain additives and lots of sugar.

A smart thing to do is to always check food labels, whether the product is organic or not. Even ‘lite’ or low fat foods may have added sugar in them. It is also handy to remember that one teaspoon of sugar is about 4 grams, so if you ever need help imagining how much sugar is in the product you’re buying, just divide the sugar content on the label, by 4.

The Proper Planning for Losing Belly FatIn order to lose weight, there is one area in your body that you must focus on and the rest will just follow. I’m talking about your belly region. Once you have finally maintained that area to be fit and healthy, you pretty much got nothing to worry about your weight. Your belly fat is the root of all evil in the subject of cholesterol and unhealthy fats, if I may put it that way. There are so many ways to get rid of them and the one thing that you have is the right planning to make it happen.

The problem with most people who want to lose their love handles is that they easily jump and start without a plan. That is not going to work for a long-term goal. I say, organize this well and you would be able to fulfill losing your belly fats in no time.

In case you don’t know, your belly fat (also known as visceral fat) is the dangerous fat of all. This is why I said it is the root of all evil a while ago. Why? Because unlike other fats, this don’t just stay in your belly. This fat actually travels and damages a lot of your organs and system. Unlike the fats that can be found on your thighs, they just stay there until they get burned. This one doesn’t just travel, but burning it is also not that easy.

Although wearing some belly wrap could be a good start, I would still advise that you come up with a concrete and realistic plan to finally get rid of it. And here are some of the plans I propose you do.

1. Make time for your exercise and make sure that you jot it down on your planner or organizer. I don’t recommend that you post it on your computer or type it anywhere there because you are mostly likely going to forget such commitment. Writing it on a tangible pen and paper would make you want to work on it.
2. Remove all the food in your pantry that would only tempt you to eat unhealthy. If you see a lot of fatty foods in there, then throw them all! That’s right, you heard me. It is your health that is at stake here, so keep that in mind. It would be easy to eat healthy if you don’t see any junk foods or fake foods around.
3. Partner with a buddy or get an accountability partner who would check your progress from time to time.
4. For the ladies, it’s sad to say but you have to let go of your white wine. That contains a lot of sugar that contribute to your belly fat,
5. For men, say goodbye to beer. Having a beer belly makes you unattractive anyway, so might as well let go of it too.

I’ll have more tips coming in improving your body weight, so you better stay tuned! You may also check this site for some information to help you fit.

Consulting Skills Can they influence the Locus Of ControlThe great thing about locus of control (see my post Various Kinds of Patients) as far as physicians are concerned is the fact that it may be affected. It’s like political association; most people tend to the right or the left, but may be cajoled occasionally to vote another way. Locus of control in the majority of individuals is an inclination not a frozen part of the character. A further purpose about internal or outside beliefs about health issues is that we people are always inconsistent. I may be a fatalist that is at heart more or less but I purchase large automobiles that are chunky considering we humans to be safer for my family and maybe for me personally.

If it’s right the communication strategy of the medical profession needs to be directed to raising people’s inclination towards looking after their particular well-being and requiring some responsibility for his or her well-being, & most modern physicians consider it should, only the internal controls will accept that thought readily. Us patients’ other 50-60% will want a little of convincing.

Fatalist scores were correlated with more than 20% decreases in the chance of healthful choices for six behaviours, while others scores that were strong revealed more changeable associations with activities that were balanced.

Type 1 diabetes is, taken by a cautionary idea about control. Many youthful female diabetes sufferers find immediately that letting their sugar levels rise creates weight loss, high sugar equals little butt. So that they make a danger choice that is conscious to set their wellness in danger in the long term for short-term benefit. Is this fatalism or internal control? It’s unquestionably not unusual, request your buddies that are diabetic.

The solution has to be to think about actual programs, what we actually need from our physician. Communication between us mechanically becomes more elastic and will thus, become tailored as a person. This ought to help our physicians to assist us.

I am going to close this post using a quotation from a Physician who endured serious sickness and he wrote in the BMJ about it.
Sep 2003.

“The advice I want isn’t that 1 in 10 patients will profit, but whether I’m that one.”

What are the differences between Mind Games and Mind ControlApart from a John Lennon tune, mind games is an expression frequently used by football managers among other people to indicate some kind of mental exploitation of someone else to gain some kind of edge over them. That is usually pretty innocuous material at press conferences in an attempt to rattle their competitors. Mind control will be placed on any kind of relationship or scenario where someone is attempting to manipulate your thinking so that it agrees with their own and is actually a term that is much more creepy.

This’ only in the past couple of decades that it’s actually become understood as an art form practically concerning the psychology and the many ways individuals could be controlled without their knowing it, whilst it has likely gone on throughout history. It is worth and important to making a differentiation between unhealthy and healthy types.

Mind control when in a healthy way that is used is often about setting the person more in charge of internal resources and their particular life, what psychologists reference a s a locus of control. In works against them, not for the advantage of the person. That is frequently seen in hypnosis appropriate, not stage hypnosis, distinct types of self help work including visualization of specific types of prayer.

Unhealthy mind control tends to be more around the contrary, where someone makes the compliant and takes away the internal independence and autonomy of a person or dependent on some one else. This can be a very damaging manner of behaviour, and may be used in a variety of types, including a cultic form through to age old techniques or manipulative marketing of intimidation.

What is the Locus Of ControlCan you believe in destiny? In opportunity? Or are you among those folks who takes complete bill of your life turns out?

Well, this short article investigates the style of “locus of control.” In psychology, this term refers to the manner in which you describe the awful things in your lifetime as well as the nice. This theory describes why some individuals are fanatics and others are powerful supporters of taking control in.

Your “locus” can be internal or outside. You consider that destiny, opportunity, or a greater being is the only responsible in running your lifetime in case you’ve got an external locus of control. Do not have any immediate control on the things which are happening to you personally. Instead, you just let your world that is outside affect the result of your lifetime.

Less duty is exhibited by people who have outside locus of control above their lives. The people would constantly say: it is supposed to be, if it is supposed to be.

The people consider that whatever occurs to them is the items which they do, as well as due to the selections they make. Moreover, people who have an internal locus of control think that no one is in charge of their lives. Because of this, the people have better control of the behaviour and therefore, they try to influence others’.

People that have outside locus of control on the flip side can be likened to the at times thoughtless and devil may care people.

Which will be the ideal? Can it be honest to say that everybody should strive to get an internal locus of control?

Well, there is actually no clear solution to this, except that equilibrium between both loci (plural) should not be absent. For the large part, you got to take charge of your own life. You need to do what you would like to do. You have to see to your career that you do nicely in your present occupation, if you would like to achieve success in it. If you would like to get the guy – or woman – of your wishes, you have to make yourself available and accessible. Visit areas where you are able to find partners that are respectable.

On the other hand, recognize that some matters are just from your management. What you may do, and understand that occasionally, destiny waves her hand, you cannot get away from it.

Thus, the secret to living a life that is planned and nice is equilibrium. Take charge of the things you release those that you cannot and can command. In that way, you’re well manner at ease currently directing your life – without shutting your doors on several surprises on the way.