Old Wives were renowned for all types of tales but probably the most were those for parents looking after their babies - especially when it comes to teething remedies. In fact, many natural teething remedies have been around for thousands of years.
As the name suggests, stretch marks (striae) can appear when there is rapid stretching of the skin, appearing as parallel streaks of red, thinned glossy skin that over time become whitish and scar like in appearance. Find out more about the causes and what you can do to get rid of those stretch marks.
We have written on this subject before but now new research published in the British Journal of Dermatology has found that babies had a lower risk of developing atopic eczema in their first year IF their mothers take a Vitamin D supplement.
When you are pregnant, there can be a whole list of unwanted discomforts that you might have to endure. In addition, pregnancy can trigger a lot of different changes in the skin for women. These can include eczema outbreaks.
I went for a lovely walk along the beach today and I passed a woman who was heavily tattooed including some tattoos up and down her legs - and it got me thinking. What a novel way to cover up varicose veins...