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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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Chickenpox, Sunlight & Shingles

Added February 24, 2015, Under: Children's Health, Parents, Skin Conditions, Vitamin D

Baby with Chicken Pox

It is peak season for chickenpox – that highly-contagious, blistering virus which for most children is unpleasant. Chicken pox is a great example of natural immunity In the past, every child would get chicken pox – it was an expected childhood illness – and most would get over it very quickly. At the same time, parents and grandparents would be regularly exposed to the virus which would help them to produce antibodies to protect them from shingles (all in the same virus ...

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Athlete’s Foot Could Also Be Called Athlete’s Hand

Added February 14, 2015, Under: Exercise, Men's Health, Skin Conditions

Eczema on a hand

The fungal infection that causes athlete’s foot can sometimes be spread to the hands. This is known as tinea manuum and it can occur if you touch the infected skin on your feet and then don't wash your hands afterwards. Although the transmission is rare from the feet to the hands, if it does occur it usually affects the palm of one hand causing a dry, red and itchy area.  It could easily be mistaken for the symptoms of eczema or ...

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Our Sensitive Feet Can Mask Nail Fungus Infections

Added February 9, 2015, Under: Health, How To, Skin Conditions

Doctor dermatologist examines the nail on the presence of the fu

Did you know that our feet are one of the most sensitive parts of our bodies and yet, when we develop a fungal infection in the toenail, it is often minus any pain making it less likely that we notice it. Get into the habit of inspecting your toenails regularly You should be looking out for: The nails turning yellow or white The nails developing white spots The nails getting thicker or crumbling and splitting The separation of the nail from the nail bed Any unpleasant odor Just ...

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Booties Are Not Just For Babies Or Surfers

Added February 3, 2015, Under: Exercise, Health, Skin Conditions

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Do your feet work hard for you, literally going the extra mile? Whether it is just day to day wear and tear on your feet or using them to propel you forward in your favorite sport, your feet really do need some regular care and attention. There is a whole host of conditions that can affect your feet including: painful blisters; athletes foot; cracked heels; nail fungus; plantar warts; or ingrown toenails. You can find out more about these conditions from our ...

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Care For Your Body Naturally With Lavender Oil Body Scrub

Added January 29, 2015, Under: Environment, How To, Skin Conditions

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The winter months can be especially harsh on our skin with dry cold winds and heating in the home so what better time than now for some self pampering. One way is with this homemade lavender body scrub courtesy of Healthy Living. Here is the recipe for lavender oil body scrub You will need 1 cup of organic sugar 1/2 cup of Epsom salt 2/3 cup of coconut oil 1 tablespoon of raw honey 40 drops H-Lavender Oil What you need to do in 3 easy steps 1. Put ...

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