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Pimples: A natural way to treat it

natural way pimple treatment
It is summer again here in the Philippines and during this season there are commonly occurring diseases like diarrhea, sore eyes, mumps and other skin diseases. Pimples and acne are also a problem as I have noticed the appearance of theses tiny pimples in my forehead. Based on my experience these tiny little pimples appears on my face whenever I am expose to sunlight, dust and smoke pollution  for a prolonged period of time. The pores of our skin are open when it is warm or hot so during summer season the bacteria are attracted to enter into our skin. Sometimes it is itchy and I got irritated when it swells wanting me to squeeze it  it like a Calamansi. But it is not medically recommended to pop pimples because it can result to bleeding and scaring. 

A pimple is a result of a blockage of the skin’s pore. It can be a pustule or papule. (meaning taken from wikipedia) If you wanted to know more about pimples scientifically you may visit wikipedia article about pimple but in this post I will share a natural way to treat pimples that works for me that possibly may work for you.
A natural way to treat pimples
  • Avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight, dust and smoke pollution. (When we are expose to sunlight it may harm our skin, we also sweat and we intend to wipe our face with our hands which can transmit a bacteria to our lovely face while smoke pollution can lead to a dry dull skin)
  • Always keep your hands clean. (So if you touch your face it is free from bacteria, if going outside I suggest you bring a hand sanitizer, washing your hands can also prevent you from acquiring some diseases due to bacteria and viruses)
  •  Take enough Vitamin C. (as it is said that Vit. C has an important healing agent- You will noticed those who are taking Whitening pills like Metathione or Glutathione, the Vit. C is included and some say that these whitening pills are effective if you take more Vit. C – I am not using these products but in my curiosity, I ask those who use and research also knowing that Vitamin C plays an important role.)
  • Before going to bed, wash you face with a warm water with a mild soap followed by a cold water or you can even rub an ice to you face. (Warm water opens the pores of the skin and after washing your face following a cold water wash closes the pores of the skin – this is really true and I remember it was taught by my PE teacher Mrs. Forteza when I was in first year high school).
  • Trim or tie your hair neatly to avoid it touching your pretty face.
  • Use a mild or gentle skin cleanser like Cethapil skin cleanser. ( If your eyes are tired and don’t want to wash you face with water, you can just apply a pea size or more of Cethapil on your face and use a cotton to clean it, you can even use it as a make-up remover)
  • Take enough sleep as much as possible. (While we rest or sleep, our body system is working at it’s best to recharge more likely rejuvenating – you will noticed that people with enough sleep looks younger, fresh and has a good aura.)

I hope I’d inspire you.

Calorie and it’s important role in our body

 (photo courtesy of wikipedia)
As days passed by, I started to be more aware about health because our life and energy depends on it. We usually see the amount of calorie in the food label in most food products but do we really know what a calorie is. I am not an expert about health but I would love to learn more about it so I research some and  summarize the most  relevant topic.

What is a Calorie?

  • It is a unit of energy (pre-SI metric). 
  • The kilogram calorie, large calorie, food calorie, Calorie (capital C) or just calorie (lowercase c) is the amount of energy required to raise the temperature of one kilogram of water by one degree Celsius. 
  • One kilogram calorie (food calorie) is approximately 4.2 kJ
  • In the context of food energy the term calorie generally refers to the kilogram calorie. However, the term kilocalorie (kcal), referring to one thousand gram calories, is also in widespread use especially by professional nutritionists (when speaking in terms of calories rather than joules). To avoid confusion, the prefix kilo-  is not used with the kilogram calorie. Interchangeably “calorie” is also “kilocalorie“.
Important facts about Calorie
  •  We need calorie to survive (to keep our body functioning – to breath, pump blood, digest foods and our brain to work) and we acquire these from food.
  • The calorie needs our body per day involves three main factors: 
    1. Basal metabolic rate (BMR) is the amount of energy your body needs to function at rest (meaning that the digestive system is inactive, which requires about twelve hours of fasting in humans). About 70 % burned in a day is humans total energy expenditure due to the basal life processes within the organs of the body.
    2. Physical activity (includes all of our activities like jogging, singing, dancing, walking – it burns calories)
    3. Thermic effect of food (TEF) is the increment in energy expenditure above resting metabolic rate due to the cost of processing food for storage and use. It is the amount of energy your body uses to digest the food you eat — it takes energy to break food down to its basic elements in order to be used by the body. Dietary fat is very easy to process and has very little thermic effect, while protein is hard to process and has a much larger thermic effect.
  •   Height, weight, gender, age and activity level all affect our caloric needs.The daily calories intake recommended for the average adult is 2, 000 calories (female) and 2, 500 calories (male).
  •  If you take in more or fewer calories than your body burns, you either gain or lose fat.
Final Notes: In my research when having a diet for weight loss, I have read that some suggest that you should not drop below 1, 100 or 1, 000 calories and certainly not for an extended period of time because you may have deficiency in vitamins and minerals which is needed  for a healthy body. Based on this research, my opinion for my calorie needs per day (since I wanted a healthy diet) should at least be 1, 400 calories so my body can still perform well. Good thing that my weight loss program is about 1, 400 calories intake per day.
I hope I’d inspire you today.
Sources: wikipedia and