Stress, shifting hormone levels, certain medications and even air travel can all cause acne flareups — whether you are 15 years old or 40 years old. Any one of those factors can leave you with a major case of acne. While long-term treatment with gentle cleanser and salicylic acid spot treatment works fine, an acne mask can help speed your breakout on its way a little faster.
Activities that are often part of your normal routine — eating sushi, coloring your hair or riding your bike — may be potentially dangerous when you’re pregnant. In fact, so many things are potential risks during pregnancy that it’s easy to become paranoid about safe activities like getting your teeth cleaned.
Those fine lines around your eyes are one of the first and most visible signs that you’re getting older, says dermatologist Fredric Brandt in “Allure” magazine. The combination of depleted fat and collagen stores in that area and reduced skin elasticity creates a fine network of lines often referred to as crow’s feet. If you’ve got them, surgery may be one way to make them less noticeable.
If you’re pregnant with triplets, you’re one in somewhere between 7,000 and 8,000 pregnant women, estimates KidsHealth.org, an online health and parenting resource maintained by the Nemours Foundation. That fact puts your pregnancy into a special category where the regular guidelines may not always apply. Doctor visits, weight gain and even your pregnancy diet may be different from women who are pregnant with one baby.
Unwanted hair can be a pain, but at least you know your options when it’s in a regular spot like your legs or your underarms. Nose hairs are among those rogue hairs that can freak you out if you don’t know what to do with them. Fortunately, nose hair removal isn’t complicated.
More than 60 percent of the estimated 46.4 million adults in the United States with arthritis are women. Women are more likely to report high levels of arthritis pain than men, more likely to be hospitalized for arthritis-related causes than men and more likely to cite arthritis as a cause of depression than men, reports the Arthritis Foundation. A combination of medication and natural treatments may be the best way for some women to manage their condition. Discuss your options with your physician.
As your body slows returns to normal after pregnancy and childbirth, you’ll experience lots of little milestones, like the day you can have coffee again or the day you can fit back into your favorite pre-pregnancy jeans. Getting your period again is a major event, too. And while you may have stocked up on feminine protection before going into labor, you probably won’t need it for your period for at least a few more months.
Once you know you’re pregnant, you’ll probably spend plenty of time preparing for your new baby by shopping for supplies, stocking up on baby gear and preparing your nursery. But one of the best things you can do for your developing baby is to make sure you schedule regular doctor visits while you’re pregnant so that you get the prenatal care you and your baby need. According to the March of Dimes, you can see an obstetrician/gynecologist (OB/GYN) for prenatal care, a family practice doctor, a certified-nurse midwife or other health professional.
It may seem strange when your friendly, outgoing baby suddenly turns into a clingy toddler who seems permanently attached to your legs, but separation anxiety is a normal part of growing up for many kids. Your toddler’s separation anxiety may cause challenges for both of you, however — especially at bedtime.
The 1950s saw the rise of the Civil Rights movement, the end of polio, the opening of the Disneyland theme park and a boom in births as World War II vets came home and started families. Babies born during the 1950s had names inspired by tradition and the blossoming entertainment industry.