Skin Care Products and Treatments

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Almost everyone has dealt with some sort of skin care problem whether it be really bad acne to a pimple.  Either way it sucks having skin care problems.  With today’s technology and product advancements we do have products and even tricks to help with acne, pimples and any other skin care issues you may find.  

What is acne?

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Acne in a simpler sense is when the pores on your skin get clogged by dead skin, dirt, makeup and oils.  There are many different kinds of acne such as blackheads, whiteheads, cysts and a few others.  Blackheads are when the pore gets clogged but the top is still open which results in the black color.  Whiteheads are when the pore is clogged and the top is closed which results in the white coloring.  Cysts are when the pore is clogged very deep and hurt to touch.  They are also typically bumped up and red or white.  Whiteheads and blackheads are the most common and the mildest forms or acne.  Cysts are one of the most severe forms of acne.  

Products and Treatments

There are many different types of treatments and products that can be used to help prevent and take care of acne prone skin.  There are different products such as cleansers, patches, creams and lotions.  

Mighty Patch Original

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Mighty Patch Original is created by a company called “Hero Cosmetics”.  Mighty Patch Original is not the only type there are many other types as well. This product is a small rubber, 12mm circle that is suited for all skin types.  The patch goes on before you go to bed and you sleep with it on.  The product will pull out all of the puss from the pimple so when you wake up it will mostly be gone.  Be aware that if you are allergic to rubber or pectin these can give you an allergic reaction. You can purchase them at hero cosmetics or at your local target and some others stores.  

Cerave Products

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Cerave is a company that has different skin care products such as cleanser, lotion, moisturizer, serums, sunscreen and even skin care products for babies.  They have different products for different concerns.  For example they have products for oily skin, dry skin, acne prone skin, sensitive skin and even just normal skin.  Their website is just called cerave.com  and they have 4 different ways to search through their skincare products such as by category(so cleanser or lotion for instance), concern(itchy or anti aging).  Head over to their website now and try out some of the products they have.

Although these are only 2 different brands or products there are still many different brands out there along with these ones.  Just be aware when trying new products because you can get allergic reactions so make sure you always read the package to be sure you aren’t allergic to anything in the product.  Keep in mind that not every pimple or acne breakout you get requires treatment because over time it will most likely go away but washing your face daily can help prevent acne.  

Jordan vs lebron debate

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The biggest debate in all sports is who is the greatest basketball player of all time, Michael Jordan or Lebron James. These two different basketball players have played in two different eras of basketball. Jordan has played for the Chicago Bulls who he is most nautible played for and the Washington Wizards where as Lebron James has played for the Cavaliers twice, Miami and The Los Angeles Lakers. Jordan played in the era where defense wins championships and 60 point games weren’t common especially in the playoffs. Lebron is playing in era is where high scoring games are most common and technology is improving guys performance and where they have specific diets for specific people. Here are the some battles between Jordan and Lebron.

Top 5 Scariest Places to Visit in the U.S.

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In honor of it being Halloween, everyone has been getting in the spooky mood lately. This may be the best Halloween we’ve had in a while, if Covid stays out of it. Halloween 2020 will be on a Saturday night and it will be a full moon. Many Halloweens events have been cancelled already. In hopes that our great Halloween will happen, here is a list of some of the scariest and most haunted places in the United States. 

5. Stanley Hotel

The exterior of the hotel

The Stanley Hotel was the biggest inspiration for the very popular horror movie, “The Shining”. The inspiration for the movie came to Stephen King after staying in the most haunted room of the hotel, room 217. The hotel is in the middle of the Rocky Mountains and is said to be the most haunted hotel in the United states. It is said that the hotel is haunted by a very large amount of ghosts, ranging from celebrities, children, pets, and even the original owner of the hotel, Freelan Stanley. Staff of the hotel claim they have visibly seen Stanley and his wife enjoying their afterlife in the hotel. 

The concert room

Many of the ghosts in the hotel are well known due to their late celebrity status, however one of the most known ghosts is named Jack. He haunts the concert hall of the hotel and thinks he runs the place. It is 11:00 P.M. curfew at the hotel. Guests have reported hearing Jack yell, “Get out!” when the clock strikes 11:00. Many other ghosts live in the hotel. Guests have reported being nudged, hearing voices, feeling watched, and seeing a person one second, then them disappearing the next. Many rooms in the hotel have been said to be the best for paranormal activity. Guests try their best to get these rooms, however they are normally booked and several visitors have even been put on a waiting list for these rooms. 

4. AZ Field of Screams

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The AZ Field of Scream is the scariest cornfield haunted attraction in the U.S. It holds a large variety of characters played by very experienced actors. The actors do have the opportunity to touch you and if they feel that it is needed to scare you, they may pull your hair, arm, or clothing. People who haven’t claimed it were the scariest attraction that they’ve ever been to. Many said they left with tears from being so terrified. 

Actor form the maze

The corn maze was planted over an old, rundown and forgotten cemetery. The dead from the cemetery may still be lurking in the tall field of corn. The attraction’s description says, “You’re walking through a quiet dark cornfield, anticipating every second danger is lurking around the next corner… you walk quietly and suddenly wonder if you are the only ones out there, where AM I? SHUUUUSHHH … then a blood curdling scream in the distance reminding you … they are out there … waiting… for YOU … it’s not IF they will get you … it’s WHEN will they get you … and your brain is screaming RUN! … But where do you run? ….. They are waiting for you …..”. If just that narrative doesn’t scare you, I’m not sure what will.  (Hit “2” to read more)

Halloween Restrictions due to COVID-19

Halloween is going to be very strange and different this year. Most of 2020 has been affected and altered by COVID-19, and October 31st is going to be no different. Health officials are recommending that everyone stays inside, and to avoid large gatherings such as parties or haunted houses. They say to have caution while trick-or-treating, if you do decide to go out. Many events have already been canceled, such as Kings Island’s Halloween Haunt. Not only have things gotten canceled, but some have been moved online. Many towns will have online costume contests and games live over Zoom. Some states are being very strict with restrictions on Halloween this year, and others not so much. 

Ranking the Assassins Creed Games

With the upcoming release of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Ubisoft’s next highly anticipated game in the series, many are wondering if it’ll be the next big thing to keep the franchise alive, or if it will be a reskin of the past two games, Origins and Odyssey. Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed is one of gaming’s longest and most profitable franchises to date, but there’s skepticism about Ubisoft leeching everything about what makes Assassin’s Creed good until the well is dry. As a veteran of the Assassin’s Creed games, here’s my list of the 11 games in the main series, (excluding spin-offs and DLC) ranked from worst to best.

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The Black Sox Scandal: An Overview

The 1919 World Series, also known as the White Sox Scandal, is one of the most infamous years in the history of major league baseball. The world series in question was played against the Cincinnati Reds where the White Sox were accused of intentionally throwing the World Series in exchange for gambling money. Let’s take an in-depth look at what happened, why it happened, and what were the consequences. 

How Has COVID-19 Has Effected west clermont high scholl

COVID-19 has made big changes to the world since the major outbreak back in March. Restaurants, stores, professional sports are among the closed. Thousands of people throughout the country have gotten laid off because of the fear of COVID taking over. This caused many people to file for unemployment, which in turn led to the government giving out millions of dollars within the past 6 months. This has changed our country in major ways, but how has COVID-19 changed the way students at West Clermont High School are learning today?

West Clermont High School Students Hannah Faith, A.J. Gillespie, and Chloe Robinson

R.B.G.’s Final Wish

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RBG before she passed

On September 18th Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bauer Ginsburg passed away from metastatic pancreas cancer. She died at the age of 97. She was seen as a projector of women and minorities. She was a very small woman, but was incredibly tough. She has helped in giving and protecting many rights of women and creating equality between all people:

  • The rights to sign a mortgage without a man
  • The right to have a bank account without a male co-sign
  • The right to have a job without being discriminated based on gender
  • The right for women to be pregnant/have kids and work
  • The right to pension equal to male counterparts
  • The right for men to receive widowers Social Security benefits
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RBG being sworn in

She was appointed by President Bill Clinton in 1993. She served for years as the most senior member of the Supreme Court, and was only the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court. She was also the only Jewish woman to serve on the court. As her final wish, she told her granddaughter she wanted her replacement to be decided by the winner of the 2020 election. However, Mitch McConnell claimed President Trump’s nominee will be given a vote on the floor of the Senate. (Hit “2” to read more)

What Has Caused the Sports Card Market to Boom?

Over the last couple of months, the sports card market has boomed. Prices are sky-high across all sports, and it has become nearly impossible to find any product at retail price. This level of investment has not been seen since the 1990s and the demand back then caused most of the companies to go into overproduction, making most sports cards almost worthless from that time. Many people speculate that the companies are overproducing once again, but the empty shelves prove otherwise.