Monthly Archives: July 2013

Natural Acne Fighting Techniques

clearing up acne with natural methods has long been interesting to acne sufferers. Using nature as a healing guide, the idea of not needing to use man-made products to get rid of a chronic problem like acne is extremely appealing to most of the general population. Do these natural remedies really work?

We turned to the experts at to find out just how effective these remedies are and which if any really work. The things discovered about natural remedies for acne will really surprise you.

The first thing we learned was that while natural acne remedies can work, they are not nearly as effective as over the counter products or prescription medicines. These natural remedies can be used to help clear up mild to moderate acne, but if you have cystic or nodular acne, you will likely want to see a doctor and get a more traditional treatment. The reason it is important to seek medical attention if you have severe acne is because it can cause permanent scarring if left untreated. The faster you get the acne cleared, the less scars you will have to ultimately deal with.

Among the natural acne treatments that work, the most effective ones seem to be related to the miracle cure green tea. Green tea has a lot of antioxidants so you can drink it to reduce inflammation. Make sure you use the fresh brewed stuff rather than drinking the pre-bottled drinks. The bottled drinks often do not contain any tea at all and are just tea flavored and dyed sugar water. Best to go right to the source with a fresh teabag. Additionally, you can use green tea to apply directly to your acne. The catechins in green tea can kill bacteria and clear up acne infections in a direct manner. Not a bad remedy at all?

Improve Your Strength With The Bench Press

One of my favorite exercises to build muscle mass and strength at the same time is the bench press. This compound exercise works the chest, shoulders, and triceps as its primary movers and can even tap into the entire body for stability.

One of the best resources for increasing your bench press is the Boost Your Bench press website found at This site contains training programs and tips for increasing your bench press strength. Below, I will go over some of my favorite tips from this website so you can apply it to your own regimen to increase your bench press.

The first way to improve your bench press is to just make sure you bench press all the time. If you try to supplement your bench press with other chest and shoulder exercises but never get around to frequently bench pressing, do not be surprised when your bench press never increases. You almost always want to bench press first in your chest workouts because your muscles will be fresher that way and you will be able to handle more weight. Stick to other chest exercises later in the workout after you have put in your highest quality work on the bench.

Another important aspect of increasing your bench press strength is building muscle. To build muscle, you need to not only work out regularly, but you also need to eat enough calories and protein. Muscle just does not come out of thin air. It requires a lot of protein and water to build. However, not only that, but if you are not eating enough food, your body will not give you the protein to build muscle but instead will digest it and use it for energy. Make sure you eat a lot and eat a lot of protein while working out and all the time if you want to get stronger on the bench press.