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Essential Oils & Other Natural Alternatives for Psoriasis

Added March 6, 2020, Under: Natural remedies, Skin Conditions, Vitamin D

In our earlier post, you can find out all about the chronic, autoimmune skin condition known as Psoriasis and how it can lead to psoriatic arthritis which is an inflammation of the joints, affecting some thirty per cent of those suffering from psoriasis. The signs and symptoms of psoriasis The appearance of plaques of red skin which can sometimes have a covering crust of silver or white scales. The appearance of loose skin or lesions.  These can also be sensitive, itchy or ...

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Turn the Clock Back with Good Sleeping Patterns

Added January 17, 2020, Under: How To, Insomnia, Skin Conditions

We all long for a full and uninterrupted night's sleep especially as so many feel sleep-deprived in our 24/7 lives. Now, there are new studies out that explain for the first time the mystery of why it is so replenishing to be "out like a light" throughout the night. The researchers confirm (what we probably already know) that a good night's sleep can prepare us for the rigours of our daily lives. More about this recent research Biologists at the University of Manchester in ...

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How Safe Are Your Make-Up Products from Superbugs?

Added December 9, 2019, Under: Diseases, Health, Natural remedies, Skin Conditions

The press have been feeding the fear once more! And what must  we all be fearful of now?  Well, the make-up products lying around in our bathrooms, our bedrooms and of course at the bottom of our handbags! According to a new study, our make-up bags are packed full of super bugs, posing a major threat to our health. We are at risk of skin infections, blood poisoning and potentially even death from these make-up products. And top of the list are beauty blenders. Why ...

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Battling the Blackheads!

Added November 8, 2019, Under: Natural remedies, Skin Conditions

Blackheads are extremely common and they affect all skin types. They are a type of acne known as a comedo, basically a clogged hair folicle in the skin. When oil, dead skin cells or bacteria block our pores, a small comedone can be the result.  And if that blocked pore stays open, oxygen in the air then oxidizes the oils, turning them dark brown or black -  yes, blackheads.    The process is similar to that when a peeled apple can turn brown ...

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To Shave or Not To Shave, That is the Quandary!

Added July 9, 2019, Under: How To, Men's Health, Skin Conditions

Many men switch between being clean shaven and then growing a beard once more, not being able to make up their minds about which they prefer! It does not really matter because both styles are popular today. If you decide on being clean shaven, we share some tips on how to help you have a clean shave. How to have a clean shave 1. Making sure the skin is wet.  Shaving on dry skin can easily lead to razor burn.  Wetting the skin helps to ...

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The Symptoms of Psoriatic Arthritis in the Hands and Feet

Added July 3, 2019, Under: Diseases, Natural remedies, Skin Conditions

Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a chronic and progressive form of inflammatory arthritis, causing joint pain, stiffness and swelling. These symptoms can come and go - depending on how severe the condition is in a particular case. Once you have psoriasis, you are at risk of psoriatic arthritis with an estimated 30% of those with psoriasis developing the condition. The good news is that an early diagnosis helps reduce the risk of any permanent bone or joint damage. What are the symptoms of psoriatic arthritis ...

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What is Granuloma Annulare and How Can This Condition Be Helped?

Added June 11, 2019, Under: Drugs, Inflammation, Natural remedies, Skin Conditions, Vitamin D

  Granuloma annulare is a chronic skin condition that causes raised reddish or skin-colored bumps in a ring pattern, usually on the hands and feet. The condition is not contagious. What are the symptoms of Granuloma Annulare? These depend of the type of this condition: The localized variant is the most common form. It occurs most commonly on the hands, feet, wrist and ankles of young adults. Skin colored bumps generally occur on the joints. The generalized variant is predominantly found in adults. The rashes ...

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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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