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Hyperpigmentation & How to Help this Condition

Added May 4, 2019, Under: How To, Inflammation, Skin Conditions

You might be asking "What is hyperpigmentation?" It is when darker or lighter areas of skin occur. These patches can vary in size and appear anywhere on the body. What causes hyperpigmentation? This condition can be caused by sun damage, inflammation or other skin injuries including those related to acne.  People with darker skin tones are more prone to hyperpigmentation, especially with excessive sun exposure. Many forms of hyperpigmentation are caused by an excess production of melanin - the  pigment that gives skin its color. Certain ...

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Why You Need to Raise and Maintain Your Vitamin D Levels

Added April 30, 2019, Under: Diseases, Health, Skin Conditions, Vitamin D

We may well need to be reminded about how many of us are Vitamin D deficient. And such a common deficiency is association with many health issues - including osteoporosis, depression, Alzheimer's and more. We have written about several of these health issues in the past. A reminder includes these points The best way to raise your vitamin D levels is through sunlight with just 15 minutes of sun in the middle of the day (to as much bare skin as possible) in ...

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Tea Tree Oil Is Great For Your Hair

Added March 26, 2019, Under: How To, Skin Conditions

One of the most popular of essential oils, the Australian Tea Tree Oil has many benefits and uses. The oil is is extracted from Melaleuca alternifolia of the Myrtaceae family. It should never be taken internally. Here are some ways to use Tea Tree Oil for your hair 1. Deep clean Use tea tree oil as a massage oil on the scalp.  Add a few drops of tea tree oil to a carrier oil such as almond, olive or coconut oil in its liquid form, and ...

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How Natural Sunlight Can Help Those With Psoriasis

Added March 4, 2019, Under: Diseases, Inflammation, Skin Conditions, Vitamin D

Psoriasis can be a very uncomfortable skin condition, involving lots of itching and the appearance of unwanted scabs on the skin. This autoimmune disease is one where your immune system produces too many skin cells which accumulate on the surface of the skin.  As these skin cells shed, they form red and painful welts that are thick and raised, sometimes having silvery scales. The goal for treating the condition is to stop the skin cells from growing rapidly; to reduce inflammation and ...

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Psoriatic Arthritis, The Early Signs & Treatment Options

Added February 16, 2019, Under: Arthritis, Skin Conditions

If you have been diagnosed with the skin condition known as psoriasis (where itchy and inflamed red patches of skin appear on small or large areas of the body), you have a ten to thirty percent chance of developing psoriatic arthritis. PsA is more likely to affect men and women equally between the ages of twenty and fifty years of age. Psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis occur when your body’s immune system attacks healthy cells and tissues. While it is not known exactly what ...

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Fordyce Spots is the Name Given to this Common Skin Condition

Added January 29, 2019, Under: Health, Natural remedies, Skin Conditions

Fordyce spots are whitish-yellow bumps that can occur on the edge of your lips or inside your cheeks.  Sometimes they are pale red or skin-colored. Although not as frequently, they can also appear on the genitals. These spots (also known as Fordycegranules or Fordyce glands) are enlarged oil glands. Fordyce spots are harmless Although they may cause concern because of their appearance, the spots are harmless: They are not a sexually transmitted disease. They are not infectious. They only need to be checked by your doctor if they ...

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Do You Know That We All Have Eyelash Mites?

Added January 14, 2019, Under: Skin Conditions

Yes, all of us! But the good news is that for most of us they are not usually a cause for concern. These demodex mites thrive in the facial hair follicles, growing anywhere on the face where hair is present but especially around the eyelashes. If you experience itchiness around the eyes, particularly as you wake up, it could be because of eyelash mites. What are eyelash mites? Demodex mites are a group of generic parasites that affect the skin with the Demodex folliculorum mostly ...

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The Top Trio from HNO For Moles, Warts & Skin Tags

Added January 10, 2019, Under: Children's Health, Health, Skin Conditions

We thought you might like to know more about our "top trio of products" - and what they can do for you. These three natural products will help you to regain clear unblemished skin gently and effectively.   Moles are very common Everyone has at least one while some may have as many as forty or more. Most moles develop during our lifetime but some one per percent of us are born with moles. Moles are normally small and visible as brown or dark spots in ...

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Do You Suffer From Strawberry Legs?

Added January 4, 2019, Under: How To, Natural remedies, Skin Conditions

Have you ever come across “strawberry legs”? The skin condition gets its name from the appearance of small black dots on the legs – similar to the dotted skin found on strawberries. While the condition is not harmful, it can make some sufferers self conscious about the appearance of their less-than-perfect legs.  The medical term is keratosis pilaris and it is more common in those with dry skin. What causes strawberry legs? Dry skin affects the skin barrier which is in place to ...

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The Ancient Art of Jade Rolling is Right on Trend

Added December 8, 2018, Under: How To, Skin Conditions

Extra help is at hand for your skin in the form of a jade roller. It improves blood circulation by stimulating the meridian points. It relaxes the skin while reducing that puffiness that can come after working long hours, spending too much time driving or even over-indulging the night before. Regular use can help work on those dark circles under the eyes by promoting blood circulation around the eye area. A gentle facial massage with the roller can reduce wrinkles, ...

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