How to get rid of blackheads

Don’t try to remove the greasy spots with your hands – the best approach is washing with peroxide then applying a retinoic acid cream Blackheads are one of the six main types of spots caused by acne. (Others include pus-filled spots called whiteheads, or closed comedones, and small red bumps called papules.) As dermatologists, we aren’t big fans of people trying to remove blackheads using their hands or shop-bought extractors because of the risk of scarring. Also, blackheads often form in groups: if you try to get rid of them with the extractor, you will be there all day. We prefer a medical treatment. The best is a combination of washing the skin during or after a shower with a peroxide wash, then applying a retinoic acid cream to the blackheads, as retinoic acid is really good at drying out grease glands. Both of these can be bought over the counter or obtained with a prescription. You can also apply your washes with an exfoliator to remove debris from the pores, or you can use a microdermabrasion machine to exfoliate much deeper to get rid of small acne scars, too. If these don’t work, you need to visit a dermatologist or GP to be put on oral medication, which is much more intensive. Continue reading… [hmp_player]

Happy ever after: 25 ways to live well into old age

Determined to enjoy longer and healthier lives, two women researched the science to find the key. Here, they share what they discovered When Susan Saunders was 36, her mother was diagnosed with severe dementia. “I had a toddler, a newborn, a full-time job as a TV producer – and I became a carer as well.” As a teenager, she had watched her mum care for her own mother, who had the same condition. “I became determined to do everything I could to increase my chances of ageing well.” Annabel Streets’ story is similar. When she was a student, her grandfather died from cancer months after he retired; later, she watched her mother care for her grandmother, who lived with dementia and crippling rheumatoid arthritis for nearly 30 years. “When I developed a chronic autoimmune disease, I knew things had to change. But by then I had four young children and there was precious little time for my own health.” Continue reading… [hmp_player]

What Zammo did next: Lee MacDonald on life after Grange Hill

He found fame playing a schoolboy heroin addict, started a second career as a boxer … then lost it all in a car crash. Now he’s heading back to our TV screens with a role in EastEnders Going to meet Lee MacDonald feels more like a reunion with an old schoolmate than an interview. He is an old schoolmate not just to me but to a generation. Actually, I’m a bit older: my gang was Tucker Jenkins, Trisha Yates, Tommy Watson and Benny Green. But my brother is MacDonald’s – Zammo McGuire’s – age, so he was round our house. And then, when his Big Storyline happened, he was round pretty much everyone’s house. Including the then US president’s. MacDonald played Zammo in Phil Redmond’s children’s drama Grange Hill for six years in the 80s. The epitome of the cheeky chappie, Zammo was a bruiser and charmer; a bit rough around the edges and often in trouble for fighting or letting off stink bombs. Never malicious, mind, and with lovely blue eyes. Then he became a heroin addict, remember? Slumped in the toilet, with a glazed, out-of-it look. That was some storyline for a kids’ TV show. He became the face of an anti-drug campaign. Look, smack can get anyone – even nice Zammo. Just Say No. Related: Grange Hill’s Zammo lands role on EastEnders Continue reading… [hmp_player]

Windstorm destroys 100 houses, injures children in Jigawa

Over one hundred houses and properties worth millions of naira were destroyed by a heavy windstorm in Kiyawa town of Kiyawa Local Government in Jigawa State. A Resident of the area, Malam Sale told, DAILY POST that the incident happened on Friday at about 5:30 at Mandela, Zakirai Yamma, Kofar Gabas and Tsallakawa Quarters of […] Windstorm destroys 100 houses, injures children in Jigawa [hmp_player]

Arsenal squad arrives in Baku ahead of Europa League final [PHOTOS]

Arsenal players and backroom staff have landed in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, ahead of Wednesday’s Europa League final against Chelsea. Gunners boss, Unai Emery, has decided to fly to Baku early, getting a two-day head start on Chelsea. Emery and his squad will use local training facilities, to get ready for the clash with […] Arsenal squad arrives in Baku ahead of Europa League final [PHOTOS] [hmp_player]

May 2019: Sanwo-Olu makes promises ahead of inauguration

The Lagos State Governor-elect, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Saturday said he would work assiduously to deliver the dividends of democracy to the people of the state. Samwo-Olu made the promise in Ikeja while speaking at the “Sanwo-Olu/Hamzat Victory Party” organised by the Independent Campaign Group (ICG), his campaign organisation. The Governor-elect said he would hit […] May 2019: Sanwo-Olu makes promises ahead of inauguration [hmp_player]

P-Square: Mr. P threatens to drag promoter to court for using his image for Rudeboy’s show

Peter Okoye a.k.a. Mr P of the defunct P-Square has threatened to sue a show promoter for using his photo to sell his twin brother’s show in Angola. Pub Four, the organiser of the show posted a notice of a show with the picture of Peter and his brother, Paul expecting to perform in the […] P-Square: Mr. P threatens to drag promoter to court for using his image for Rudeboy’s show [hmp_player]