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Acne Treatment and Scar Prevention Beyond Your 50s

Are you 50 plus and experiencing acne breakouts? It is known that hormones are one of the most common things that can trigger acne, and just like puberty, our body goes through changes during menopause. The good news is that you can prevent acne, but you must take into consideration that your skin is not as strong as it was during puberty, so great care is needed to prevent acne scars.

Most dermatologists believe that acne is a hormonal disease. As we know it, hormones are responsible for the maturation of the oil glands in our skin. And when our hormones disrupt that balance, our sebaceous glands produce too much oil, mix with bacteria from the surface of our skin and clogs pores and hair follicles, resulting in acne pimples.

Can you Hide a Pimple?

The first thing people tend to do when they see a zit approaching the surface of your almost perfect complexion is to find cosmetics that cover-up the flaws. These products usually contain oil and oil onto oil can of course never be a good thing. This only helps to clog the pore even more, irritate and cause an even greater breakout. The best thing to do here is to find products that are oil-free and non-comedogenic.

The most common thing that the person does to try to eliminate the pimple as quickly as possible is to pick and squeeze the zit. This is perhaps the worst thing an adolescent or adult can do. You can relief the pressure of the pimple, but you only cause more inflammation and infection. The best thing to do is to leave the zit alone!

Prevent Acne and Acne Scars, Naturally

Even though there isn’t a direct link between acne and diet, it is know that some foods can aggravate a pimple. You need to try things out. Do you get more pimples if you eat spicy foods or drink alcoholic beverages? Then, expert’s advice to stay away from these triggers. Vegetables, low-fat foods, water, basically keeping a healthy diet can contribute to a healthier complexion.

Finding a natural acne treatment is definitely the best way to get rid of acne and also prevent acne scars and hyper pigmentation (produced by scarring). Natural product and treatments can control your acne, preventing the problem with ingredients that penetrate your skin and treat the problem from within. Products that contain ingredients such as the secretion of the garden snail has been known to trigger fibroblast production, a property needed to keep your skin healthy and prevent acne formation and acne scars.

The most important thing you need to do is to fight your acne. Don’t let your hormones and the acne mess with your life, take control and fight back! There are acne creams and treatments that can help you to get that fabulous confidence back!

Elaine Kirch, journalist, spots nature’s gift for healthy skin and introduces you to products that can help you to control adult acne, acne cysts and treatments to get rid of acne scars.

Is Beer, Lager, Alt Malt And Stout Good For You?

Is beer by any other name called lager, ale, malt, or stout? There are just two types of beer: lager and ale.

Lager is brewed from bottom yeast and at a colder temperature than ale about 50- 65 degrees Farenheit or 12 – 18 degrees Celsius. This allows the fermentation process to derive more flavor from the hops and malt. Lagers are usually paler, drier and less alcoholic than ales. This cooler brewing process either requires cool caves or refrigeration which means it’s more difficult to make lager at home. Pils beer or Pilsener originated in Bohemia when brewers found that beer over wintered in caves or kept on ice improved. Lagers can be aged for several months resulting in a cleaner crisper taste.

Lager is invariably served cold to enhance the taste. Lager goes with a large variety of foods and, as you probably already know is served by itself as a beverage.

Lagers include Bock, Dunkel, Oktoberfest/Maerzen, Pilsner

Ale is brewed from top yeast and requires warmer temperatures, 65 to 70 degrees and a shorter brewing time. Ale includes a much wider range of beers than lagers from porters and stouts to pale ales and wheat beer. Generally ale is more complex and robust than lagers and have a higher alcohol content. Ales can range from the typical golden color to dark and black beers. Ales are usually aged no more than a few weeks. Most ales are served closer to room temperature. Because ales are more complex in flavor than lagers pairing with food is more of a challenge.

Ales include Bitter, Brown Ale, India Pale Al, Pale Ale, Porte, Stout, Wheat Beer.

The over consumption of alcohol can lead to serious mental and health problems. Responsible drinking is a must. But there are health benefits to drinking moderately. Drinking in moderation means no more than one to two 12 ounce bottles of beer per day. And no, you can’t save up your allotment for a big weekend and still expect to reap the health benefits.

Studies have shown that women who drink a glass of beer a day have sharper and clearer minds in their senior years than women who don’t drink at all.

Drinking a glass of beer with dinner can help you lose weight.

Men who drink up to two glasses of beer a day and women who drink one beer daily can cut their risk of strokes by 20% and heart and vascular disease by 30% to 40%.
Beer contains a similar amount of antioxidants or polyphenols as red wine. And more than four times as much than white wine.

Beer is fat free and cholesterol free. It has some nutritional value depending on the beer you drink, including vitamins B, B2, and B6.

Some doctors recommend that nursing mothers drink a glass of beer in the evening to increase milk production, replace body fluids and relax.

Alcohol has also been attributed to increasing the amount of good cholesterol (HDL) in the bloodstream, as well as helping to decrease blood clots. Beer has 5% to 7% alcohol content.

Dee Power is the author of several nonfiction books. She loves to cook and has brewed her own beer. Find out how to use beer when grilling at Grilling Tips
Dee writes on the subjects of debt consolidation and management

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U2 Concert Tickets – Make Sure You Order Them Well in Advance

One of the greatest bands in the history of the world, U2, will be on tour this summer and upcoming fall. They will be performing at various venues in North America, so if you want to see Bono and the others on stage, you need to get tickets as soon as possible. U2 concert tickets usually sell out fast, so you should buy them in advance as soon as possible.

This Irish band has been touring the world for decades, thrilling audiences wherever they go. Out of all the great, classic bands, they’re one of the only few still going strong today. Their music has always evolved, and will continue to do so for more years to come. There’s no doubt in anybody’s mind that U2 is one of the most influential musical icons of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Whether you live in Canada or the US, East Coast, Midwest, or West Coast—you will have a chance to see U2 live in the coming months. At the Rose Bowl in October, they will even be performing with the Black Eyed Peas! This proves that their legacy knows no limits; they don’t mind coming together with any other musicians or groups. They respect all types of music, and not just their own.

Make sure you get yourself a pair of U2 concert tickets so you can take a friend or relative. The band formed in 1976 and now, 33 years later, is still filling out arenas everywhere. Whether you’re an old U2 fan or a younger, new fan, you will truly experience an amazing show. If you’re an older fan, then you should bring along your son or daughter so that he or she can experience a great performance that only U2 can give. U2 concert tickets don’t have to be expensive, just as long as you order them on time.

Here’s your chance to see Bono and the rest on stage! What’s your favorite U2 song? Whatever it is, you can see it performed live along with all the other greatest hits. Find out when they’re going to be appearing in concert near you, and order those U2 concert tickets today!

Fall Bass Fishing

Fall bass fishing is without a doubt one of the most exciting times of year to be fishing for bass. It is in the fall that bass are eating everything they can to fatten up for the winter and that’s good news for you! This article is going to give you the tips and information you need to be successful at fall bass fishing.

During the summer bass tend to stay in deeper water and don’t move around too much. Fishing is hard at this time. This is because the water is too warm and too low in oxygen for them to be chasing your lure around. In the fall however, the ambient temperature is cooling down which means the shallow waters will go from being too hot to nice and cool because they are the first waters to cool down. With the drop in temperature comes an increased oxygen level. What does this mean for the fisherman? It means that bass will be much more active and very likely to spend their energy chasing prey. More oxygen means their metabolism has quickened and they can eat more. Combine this with the fact that bass actually MUST eat as much as they can to prepare for winter hibernation then you can see why fall bass fishing is your best bet at catching bass since the spring time.

Water temperature is key for fall bass fishing. I recommend bringing a water thermometer with you because it is so important to know what temperature range the waters you are fishing are in. You can expect to find bass in the shallows when the water temperature there drops below 80. You will probably find that the best fall bass fishing is from about 60-70 degree water. This is the comfort zone. Bass will feed between 50-80 degrees but 60-70 is prime. When fall bass fishing, start in shallow water with this temperature range.

The best thing about fall bass fishing is that if you are able to locate the bass, you should have no trouble catching them. They will eat just about anything now but you still want to be sure to use the right colors and the right retrieve speed. Even though their energy has increased, it may still not be enough to go charging after you fast reeling lures so I would recommend a retrieve that’s just a little on the slow side. Crankbaits are an excellent choice for fall bass fishing. Regarding color, mimic the area’s natural baitfish as best as possible.

As the season progresses the bass will gradually be moving back deeper. The shallow waters are going to become too cold for them before too long and your fishing will become a little more challenging. Try looking for points that extend from shallow to deep water. These are ideal places to focus your efforts because the bass and baitfish alike will be staying close to the cover they provide and will use it to go into the deeper water. In any time of the fall bass fishing season, you should be looking for structure and cover. This is where bass like to hide and ambush prey but more importantly it is where the baitfish like to hang out. And where there is baitfish there are bass. If you are having some trouble finding structure in deeper than usual water, heres a little trick I like to use: look for diving birds that seem to be focusing on a particular spot. They are diving for baitfish that could possibly be stirred up by attacking schools of bass.

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Feeling This 182 – 6 Reasons Blink 182’s Song Makes a Great Studio Composition

“Feeling This” is the first track on Blink 182’s self-titled album that jolted thousands of pop rock fans. The band really impressed major music critics with the release of this single due to its maturity. Even though “Feeling This” keeps the same up-beat flavor as most of the songs on Take Off Your Pants and Jacket, Blink 182’s fans could feel a definite progression.

As impressive as Blink 182’s melody skills are, comparatively their studio work is impeccable. The subtle aspects of their studio engineer brings “Feeling This” to another level of listening enjoyment. 6 studio effects really stand out to me why “Feeling This” is such a great composition by Blink 182.

1. Flange in the intro sounds classic.

You don’t hear too many contemporary bands from the punk genre use this effect anymore. Blink 182 uses flange on Travis Barker’s drum intro however to add dimension. It reveals a new classic side to the band since “Feeling This” is the first track on their first serious album.

2. Bass booms add bulk.

Do you hear that rumble in your speakers at the start of the first chorus? That’s a very low pedal tone in the key of the song, commonly called a bass boom. When you hear that tone resonate behind Mark Hoppus’s vocals, you can feel a whole new powerful depth to what he sings.

3. They diversify with guitar filters.

After the first chorus of “Feeling This,” Tom Delonge’s guitar is covered with a filter that creates the illusion of depth. Effects like this create a broad variation in sound throughout Blink 182’s song, ultimately to make it more interesting with each listen.

4. Barker uses drum filters.

As Delonge is singing aggressively during the bridge, Barker is banging on his drums, sounding as if he’s clipping the tracks. That “clipping effect” is actually a simple distortion filter applied to the percussion. It’s pretty similar to that of the intro to Underoath’s “Down, Set, Go.”

5. Sometimes Mark Hoppus sings through a phone.

Similarly how Travis Barker’s drums are distorted in the bridge, so is Hoppus’s voice. All of a sudden Mark Hoppus is singing through a phone! It’s a really cool and simple filter to add to create intimacy and I feel Blink 182 picked a good part for it.

6. The final fade-out to A Capella is magical.

Probably the coolest, yet simplest studio element in Blink 182’s “Feeling This” is the instrument fade-out at the end of the tune. The engineer really puts that pitch corrector to work on the boy’s vocals as they begin to overlap in harmony. It’s a great way for the song to finish.

There are so many studio production elements that went into Blink 182’s “Feeling This” to form a strong composition that it would be difficult to list them all. The more prominent studio effects include filters, bass booms, and fading. Take these into consideration when mixing your own music.

Hi, my name is Kyle and I enjoy writing unique articles about music and popular bands. For more cool information on Blink 182, visit my blog: 182 The Small Things

Hollywood Stars Died of Drug Overdoses

When people think of Hollywood stars, there are things that come to their minds include fame and drugs. Hollywood stars are notorious for their partying, drunkenness, and heavy drug use. People usually hear of celebrity deaths due to drug use. Drug use brings out a poor image for them. There is a long list of Hollywood stars who have succumbed the effects of drug abuse. Consequently, they died of drug overdoses. Here is a brief of some in the limelight that died before and at their times.


Janis Joplin

Janis Joplin, whose prominence rose in the late 1960s as the lead singer of Big Brother and the Holding Company, died of heroin overdose in 1970 in combination with the effects of alcohol. Joplin was cremated in the Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Mortuary in Los Angeles.


Janis Joplin was ranked at number 46 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time in 2004 and number 28 on its list of 100 Greatest Singers of All Time in the following four years.


Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson was pronounced dead at 2:26 local time on June 25th, 2009 at the age of 50. He died of a drug overdose allegedly administered by his personal physician. However, the King of Pop was believed to die of simultaneous poly-substance use, specifically a combination of Propofol and benzodiazepines.


Michael Jackson is recognized as the most successful entertainer of all time.



Chris Farley

American comedian Chris Farley died of accidental cocaine overdose on December 18, 1997, in his partment in the John Hancock Center in Chicago. A decline in the Tommy Boy and Black Sheep comedian’s health was frequently noted in the press by early 1997. In the years prior to his death, he had sought treatment for drug abuse and obesity.


He died of cardiac arrest which was caused by an overdose of a combination of morphine and cocaine.


Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe, best known for being a blond beauty, died of a drug overdose. The final years of her life were marked by illness and personal problems. Her death has been the subject of conjecture. Years and decades after her death, she has often been considered as a pop and cultural icon.


Marilyn Monroe was found dead at her home in Brentwood, Los Angeles, California.


Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley, the “King of Rock and Roll”, died suddenly in 1977 at the age of 42. A cultural icon, he was best known for singing and swaying hips. He had a versatile voice, nominated for 14 competitive Grammys and received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award at the age of 36.


Elvis Presley has been inducted into four music halls of fame.



Anna Nicole Smith

Anna Nicole Smith died at the age of 39 of an accidental drug overdose on February 8th, 2007. The drug was reported to consist of at least eight substances including Chloral Hydrate. In the months before her death, she was the press’ focus due to the death of her son Daniel Smith.


Anna Nicole Smith was the Playboy’s 1993 Playmate of the Year.


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