If you’re reading this article, chances are you’re one of the millions of adults who suffer from adult acne.Adults already have a lot to deal with. What with the onset of wrinkles and grey hair, many of these adults are dealing with acne at the same time. Just when you thought you left acne behind forever, here it is again. Life seems a bit unfair at times. Luckily, you don’t have to grin and bear it like you did in your teenage years. Nowadays, there are simple ways to treat and prevent adult acne.Before you can properly treat it, you must know what causes adult acne.The American Academy of Dermatology reports that the four basic mechanisms that cause acne are bacteria, hormones, changes inside hair follicles, and finally, increased sebum production.The latter occurs when the sebaceous glands produce too much sebum, which causes inflammation and the growth of bacteria. So, simply speaking, acne occurs when follicles and sebaceous glands become inflamed.There is a way to eradicate adult acne, but you must be persistent… and consistent.The first thing you should do is to find a dermatologist. A dermatologist will be able to advise you of the best acne treatments based on several important factors such as your age, skin type, medical history, etc. If your acne is severe, your dermatologist may prescribe an antibiotic to combat infection, Isotretinoin or another vitamin A derivative, or one of the many acne treatments that are now widely available.Use products that do not block your skin pores. These products are called non-comodogenic, and there are many non-comodegenic products available on the market. You can purchase non-comodegenic makeup, sunscreen, lipstick, facial washes, moisturizers… the list is endless.Chances are, whatever beauty product you’re using has a non-comodegenic version of it. There are actually makeup products out there that are non-comodegenic and medicated, and have acne-fighting components such as salicylic acid, sulfur and benzoyl peroxide. These products promise to work doubly hard by not clogging your pores and treating adult acne.Never underestimate the importance of proper skin care. Using a gentle facial cleanser that contains sulfur, benzoyl peroxide or sulfur will eliminate bacteria that cause adult acne. One such product that millions of people swear by is Proactiv Solution. However, whether you decide to use Proactive or another product, do not scrub your face. Scrubbing can irritate your skin further and aggravate your acne.Even though there is no permanent cure for acne, there are a myriad of effective acne treatments available today to treat the symptoms of acne. You can determine the best course of action in treating your acne by going over your options with a dermatologist.So don’t feel too downhearted… there are so many acne treatments out there that can help you in clearing up your acne. It’s not a long shot to believe that one morning, you’ll wake up, look in the mirror up and see a face with skin that is clear, healthy, and totally adult-acne-free.In fact, it’s only a matter of time that your adult acne will be like your disastrous first prom… a thing in your distant memory.
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Dealing with Adult Dyslexia Symptoms
Dyslexia is a neurological disorder noticeable through spoken and written language particularly in reading and spelling. It is a recognized disorder now and children are being diagnosed before school age if they are showing any signs of dyslexia. But there are still people suffering from this disorder without treatment and proper diagnosis. Dealing with adult dyslexia symptoms without the proper treatment and diagnosis is hard because sufferers often hide it affecting the quality of their life.Dealing with adult dyslexia symptoms in everyday life could be very frustrating if you do not know how. Often people suffering from the disabling symptoms of dyslexia hide from the society. The constant hiding affects their social life, work and relationships. Their disability creates different issues in their daily life leading to more frustrations and low self-esteem.Adult dyslexia symptoms like reading and spelling difficulty is hard and embarrassing for an adult to accept. But there are ways on how to deal with it. There are different programs and teaching methods for dyslexics to improve reading and spelling abilities. Of course, the first step in getting the program or teaching method that will work for you is by taking an adult dyslexia test to evaluate the severity of your symptoms.Dyslexics also have difficulty in managing time and keeping organized. These adult dyslexia symptoms could affect your job and other activities. You could miss on important meetings or cannot meet your daily goals because you spend time poorly. If you are aware that this is one of the many adult dyslexia symptoms that you have to deal with, then you will learn some techniques on how to overcome this symptom. One technique could be keeping a planner to organize your daily tasks and a clock on your working area to keep track of the time.Another symptom you may have is difficulty in taking instructions and you find it hard to retain what is said to you. Recognizing you have dyslexia and suffering from this problem, one way to overcome this is to always keep a pen and paper with you and jot down the instructions or anything said to you to make sure you get the right instructions.Adult dyslexia symptoms should not keep you from living a fulfilling life because the symptoms can be overcome if you know what you are dealing with and you will seek help to learn how to conquer your symptoms.
Christians And Divorce: Six Myths About The Effects of Divorce On Adult Children
Christians have a divorce rate roughly equal to non-Christians. They also share the same six myths about the effects of divorce on adult children. Most people know that divorce has a huge impact on minor children but not everyone realizes that adult children are also significantly affected. Here are the six myths:1. Adult children won’t be affected financially. Not true. Many adults today aren’t self-sufficient and rely on their parents into their late 20’s and early 30’s. A divorce may affect their parents’ ability to help them financially through college and while finding a job. The separation of assets also means that any family assets that may have been available for them later through inheritance will most likely be spent. In addition, they may now have one or both parents who won’t be financially stable who may need financial help from the children at some point.2. Adult children won’t be put in the middle. To the contrary, many divorcing parents tell their children all the divorce details assuming that their adult children will understand the marital problems and even be able to offer advice and support and many blatantly attempt to get the children to side with them against the other spouse. Parents often disclose information to their children that creates a dilemma for the adult child. Hearing shortcomings about your parent even if they are only manifested in the marriage makes you question the character of your parent. Telling an adult child negative things about one of their parents puts them in the difficult position of appearing to condone the behavior by continuing to have a relationship with that person. The pressure to side with one parent over the other comes from the parents and from the internal conflict the adult child feels over the choices the parent is making.3. Adult children won’t have many adjustments. The adjustments for adult children will actually be significant and stressful. They are already handling adult responsibilities that may include a family, children, job, bills, college, and/or busy schedule. When you add on the additional demands to keep up with both parents and their separate lives, stress will be added. The adjustments of having to combine holiday and other events with parents who may not want to be together at the events, the strain that will be felt by all, and needing to see each parent separately on holidays is a huge adjustment.4. Adult children won’t feel responsible. Young children often blame themselves for their parents’ divorce. Adult children also feel responsible for their parents but in different ways. You don’t worry about your mom when she is with your dad and your dad when your mom is taking care of him, but you do worry about each when they are alone. When they know a parent is hurting emotionally, they will feel a need to emotionally support and comfort the parent. They will feel responsible to spend more time with a parent who feels alone and has too much empty time to fill. If one or both parents are struggling financially due to the break up, the adult child will struggle with whether or not to help financially. They may even have to deal with a parent needing to move into their home. They may feel that it is their responsibility to confront the parent that is causing the divorce or be a mediator to try to get the parents back together.5. Adult children won’t feel the loss of a family. Not true, adult children suffer a huge loss. Divorce shatters one’s sense of family. It robs them of a past, especially if they learn their parents have had problems all along but stayed together for the children and what they believed to be true about their family isn’t true. Even when adult children live away from home, it is a comfort to know they have a home they can come back to. Family provides security, a sense of belonging, a common identity and a shared history. What was once one family is now two and the loss of the intact single family unit is destabilizing. Adult children will go through the grief cycle that will include stages of denial, anger, blame, and sadness. They may also struggle with personal betrayal and abandonment by the parent who is initiating the divorce.6. Adult children won’t be affected spiritually. This is also not true. They may have a spiritual crisis that includes questioning their faith. They may question their parents’ beliefs having been raised in a Christian home with a faith that doesn’t support divorce and the parents are divorcing. They may question God’s ability and willingness to answer prayer when he hasn’t intervened and saved the parents’ marriage. They may even feel less secure in their own marriages or in the institution of marriage, since their parents couldn’t stay together.While there are times that Christians need to divorce, it is important to know the truth about how everyone in the family will be affected. You need to understand these six myths about how adult children are affected by divorce so you can respond appropriately to your adult children and support them through this difficult family adjustment.