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Wrinkles & The Link With Glycation

Added May 25, 2015, Under: Diets, Environment, Skin Conditions

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Glycation is a natural part of the aging process but is the chemical reaction that occurs when sugars in the body attached to the proteins in the body. The sun is not the only culprit in causing wrinkles. In fact other causes can be smoking, alcohol, sugars and grains. But part of the problem is the glucose or sugar circulating in our body. While glucose is an important fuel for our bodies, it can be damaging in the long run if ...

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How To Treat Children’s Skin Conditions In A More Natural Way

Added May 19, 2015, Under: Babies, Children's Health, New Moms, Parents, Skin Conditions

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The younger the child, the more delicate and sensitive his or her skin - and all the more reason why you should avoid harsh and toxic chemicals in any treatment you decide to use. Here are 5 skin conditions that can affect children but which can be treated safely and naturally. Eczema This will often appear during the first year of a young child’s life. The most common places are the skin folds of the arms, neck or legs but eczema can also ...

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Those 5 Skin Conditions That Are Sent To Try Us

Added May 13, 2015, Under: How To, Skin Conditions

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Our skin is our biggest organ and our first line of defence. The skin of the average adult weighs over 8 lbs, serving many purposes including protecting the body from germs, microbes and infectious organisms (such as parasites, bacteria or viruses) that cause disease. But that is not all, your skin also alerts the immune system to the presence of harmful organisms; produces and excretes antibacterial substances; while supporting the growth of "healthy" bacteria and providing a protection from the ...

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Are Face Wipes Giving You Wrinkles?

Added April 25, 2015, Under: How To, Skin Conditions

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Well they could be... Lots of you will love the convenience of using cleansing wipes once or twice a day on your skin - but could they be causing you harm? Sales of these quick and easy solutions for face care have doubled in the past year but why are they not a good idea? Here are some of the drawbacks of face wipes The wipes do not actually clean the skin but rather just smear any dirt and make up across the ...

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Are You A Magnet For Mosquitoes?

Added April 24, 2015, Under: Environment, How To, Skin Conditions, Top 10

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Forget the lions, the sharks or the crocodiles! The most dangerous predator to humans has to be the not-so-humble mosquito. In fact, according to the World Health Organization or WHO, mosquitoes cause the deaths of more than a million people every year. The majority of these deaths are due to malaria. As I was born in and spent many years in different parts of Africa, I am well aware of the dangers. Apart from malaria, there are other mosquito-borne illnesses, ...

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Stretch Marks & The Natural Route To Follow

Added April 13, 2015, Under: Babies, How To, New Moms, Pregnancy, Skin Conditions

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There is a social media campaign doing the rounds which was created by two moms. Their #Loveyourlines Instagram account is devoted to "celebrating real women, real bodies, and real self-love." It has over one hundred thousand followers embracing their imperfections. And we certainly salute them. Along with many other new mothers, they have stretch marks on their bodies from giving birth and are proudly showing them off as their “battle scars”. Why does being pregnant lead to stretch marks? Inside, you are busy creating ...

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Is Jock Itch A Condition That Only Affects Men?

Added April 7, 2015, Under: Exercise, Health, How To, Skin Conditions

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Even though jock itch is more common in men, it can certainly affect women too. When moisture or sweat becomes trapped in skin folds, fungus can start to grow. The most common fungus that causes jock itch (known as Trichophyton rubrum) is the same one that causes athlete’s foot and the infection can sometimes be spread from your own feet to the groin area. While roughly half the cases of jock itch are due to fungus, the remainder are caused by sweating, ...

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Skin Tag Removal Hits The High Note!

Added April 2, 2015, Under: How To, Skin Conditions

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Skin tag removal has joined the A-listers with an article called “How to Remove Skin Tags at Home in a Safe Way” appearing in Los Angeles Fashion, The Publishers of The LA Fashion Magazine and LA Fashion Weekly, just a few days ago. The article tells us correctly that skin tags can be defined as benign or non-cancerous skin growths. And that point is very important to know -  for your own peace of mind. What else does the Los Angeles Fashion Publishing ...

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The Use Of Castor Oil For Your Facial Skin

Added March 31, 2015, Under: How To, Skin Conditions, Women's Health

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Just a few days ago I wrote about some of the health benefits of castor oil. Now I want to tell you how you can use this oil for the benefit of your skin too. Most of us want our skin to look its best and our own products (made from essential oils) are ideal for treating many conditions such as the appearance of acne, getting rid of age spots and of course for reducing the appearance of wrinkles. What about ...

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Eczema & Is There A Link To That Daily Bath?

Added March 3, 2015, Under: Babies, Children's Health, Environment, How To, New Moms, Parents, Skin Conditions

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In the distant past, people (however wealthy) did not make a habit of having regular baths or showers. It was only in the middle of the twentieth century that bathrooms and shower rooms started to become so popular and now, over sixty years later, most in the Western world would not dream of going without their daily shower. In the same way, babies and children are bathed just about every day of their young lives - often for the sake ...

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