How to Treat Acne On Your Face

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Not sure of what a cool down is? Think you have to do a special regimen or have special equipment? Well, think again. Cooling down couldn't be easier. All you have to do is find a few minutes and a quiet space.

Turn the speed down if you are already on aerobic exercise equipment such as an eliptical trainer, bike or stairs. Take slower and more exaggerated strides to give the muscles a chance to stretch and cool down.

Take several slow sips of water during the transition from exercising heavily to ending your session. Make your moves slower and more gradually.

Take your towel and wipe away any sweat from your forehead. Perform a little light stretching if time allows. Pull your arms behind your back and rotate your neck and shoulders as well. For the legs, stand on one foot and grab the other for about 30 seconds, slowly. Do some squats and slow lunges.

Pick up your heels as you lunge or step back to give your calves special treatment. You should feel a nice stretch. Ideally, you should have some sort of grab bar you can further stretch your legs with and work on balance and flexibility.

Consider holding some yoga poses for cool down. These are amazing stretches. Poses such as monkey, down dog, lunges and child's pose (for the back) are all superb and will offer strength for your next workout.

Eat a banana if possible and stay hydrated, especially right after your workout. Avoid salty or high fat foods.

Tips & Warnings

  • Use cleansers and facial regimens with caution and follow doctors and package directions closely. Facial regimens can actually have damaging effects if not used properly.
  • Give yourself time to recover after a laser treatment or chemical peel.
  • Do not ignore acne in hopes it will disappear, chances are it will not.
  • Approach any acne treatment with caution if you are pregnant or wish to become pregnant. Work closely with your doctor.
  • This article is not a substitute for nor should be considered medical advice.
  • Trust your instincts, do not undergo acne or medical treatment you are not comfortable with or have to go into debt for.
  • Approach prescription drugs with caution, as these can have permanent side effects. Use as a last resort.

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