Skin Healing Vitamin D

Sunlight provides us with skin healing vitamin D

Although we are fast approaching the summer in the UK, we though this was an interesting article about the importance of vitamin D which is provided by the sun. This article discusses the effects that vitamin D has, the various sources and also the symptoms to look out for when you are low in this essential vitamin.   The shortage of sun during the winter can deplete our vitamin D supply — vital to absorbing calcium — and send our moods plummeting. A tropical vacation to soak up some rays would be a quick fix, but if you don’t have the time or resources, there are other ways to replenish this important nutrient. How do you know whether you are suffering from insufficient levels? Vadeboncoeur says symptoms include skin conditions such as psoriasis, acne and eczema; and lower mood levels, also known as the winter blues or seasonal affective disorder (SAD). View the original article here   This is a useful article that gives a few examples of foods that you eat that are high in vitamin D. We particularly liked the advice on using a liquid vitamin D supplement as opposed to tablet form, as this is absorbed more effectively by the body. Click To Read More »

Proactiv Acne Solution

Proactiv Acne Solution – Is It Worth Your Time

There are many acne treatment potions in the market place, but do they work and if so what are the effects. We know through our own research on proactiv, that it has had mediocre reviews and results with many people complaining of severe drying of skin and pain.   If you are considering proactive as your primary acne treatment, the most common question would be does proactive really work. Proactive like any other acne treatments treat acne by removing dirt and oil from the skin and kills the acne causing bacteria. Though may be effective, you have to keep in mind that these acne treatments are not enough to completely eliminate your acne blemishes. Read the original article here   Although we do not recommend using such acne treatments, they may help with the symptoms initially to help reduce the swelling, redness and itching. That said, a much better way is to deal with the internal cause and eating a well balanced diet. Click To Read More »

Take Your Thyme

Take Your Thyme In Choosing A Better Acne Treatment

There is no need to rush and make snap decisions when choosing an effective acne treatment, just take your THYME! It is said that thyme is better at treating acne than many acne creams and potions. Read on to discover more about this magical herb and why using benzoyl peroxide is not a good idea.   A SIMPLE tincture of thyme may provide a better treatment for acne than expensive creams. More often used in food as a flavouring, the herb has a powerful antibiotic action that works better at killing microbes than competing products, research shows. Researchers at Leeds Metropolitan University led by senior lecturer Dr Margarita Gomez-Escalada conducted a study of a range of anti-microbial preparations. Based in the school of health and rehabilitation science, she and her collaborators tested the ability of a number of products to kill bacteria associated with acne, Propionibacterium acnes. Take your thyme in reading the full article here   It is great to see that nature provided for us many natural ways to cure all manner of conditions. Thyme can also be used in a tea that will also attack acne causing bacteria from the inside out. There are many herbal teas than can help to treat all manner of conditions. Keep a look out for an article all about teas that cleanse your skin to help rid acne infection. Click To Read More »

Garlic Juice For Acne

Would You Believe Using Garlic Juice For Acne Or A Mud Pack Could Help To Clear Your Skin?

Why use acne medications when you can use garlic or a mud pack? This article details why these two unlikely candidates can help to get clear blemish free skin without having to use traditional acne skin treatments. But be beware, using garlic on your skin could render you irresistible to the opposite to sex… then again maybe not!   If pimples and acne scars on the face are bothering you, try putting some garlic juice or a mud pack. Or if you are game for medical help, laser treatment and chemical peels are an alternative, say dermatologists. The acne problem usually starts around the age of 10-13. Though many get rid of it by their 20s, for some it lingers. “In teenagers, there are two things that trigger acne problem. First is hormonal changes in their body. In boys, it is the increased secretion of testosterone and in girls, the levels of both testosterone and oestrogen rises,” Chytra V. Anand, cosmetic dermatologist, Kosmoderma Clinics, Bangalore, said in an interview. Get the full smelly facts here   It’s important that you don’t rush for the kitchen grab a clove of garlic and rub it all over your face. Read this article to get the application details and how long you leave it on your skin for otherwise it could have some not pleasant effects besides smelling like a plate of French food. Click To Read More »

Reputation of Aspirin

The Reputation of Aspirin Has Grown Even More, But Why?

Aspirin contains a key ingredient called salicylic which is found in many over the counter products and is recommended for acne sufferers. It has been getting fresh attention lately with its reputation on the increase once again. Read on to discover more and why this drugs reputation is on the rise.   It costs just 1p a tablet, but Oxford scientists said this week that taking an aspirin a day can reduce your risk of cancer. A study found the pills not only reduce the chances of contracting the illness, but also protect against it spreading. Experts believe the evidence is so strong that, in future, the NHS watchdog NICE may issue guidelines advising doctors to prescribe it to cancer sufferers. Aspirin can clearly do more than banish headaches, though some experts believe it could do more harm than good. A KEY ingredient in aspirin is salicylic acid, which is used in many of today’s off-the-shelf acne products. View the original article here   There are some dangers attached to using aspirin for prolonged periods of time, with a recommended use for acne sufferers, which we are not entirely sure is an effective way to treat your acne as is is prone to drying out the skin, which could cause more issues if used too often. what are your thoughts about this article? Click To Read More »

Naturopathic Acne Treatments

Traditional Acne Treatments vs. Naturopathic Acne Treatments!

In this article you will read about the traditional treatments that are typically used to treat acne that are not so effective at helping to get rid of the acne or other skin conditions. It then goes in to detailing better methods that can be used to get rid of acne. Yes there is in fact a better way which will actually get rid of your acne once and for all.   I doubt anybody needs me to go into detail about what acne is. Unfortunately it strikes right when we’re most emotionally vulnerable (during adolescence), although some people struggle with it well into adult hood. Even more unfortunate, resistant cases are notoriously difficult to treat, because root causes can be so diverse and multifaceted. Causes: Certain drugs can cause acne, including steroids and certain birth control pills, among others. Hormone fluctuations are frequently the culprit as well, of course, hence the correlation with puberty. Deficiency in essential fatty acids (like O3 and O6) can contribute too, as can food sensitivities. (For more explanations, see Naturopathic Treatments, below.) Read the full article here   Naturopathic treatments are a much better and safer way to combat many types of skin conditions and not just acne alone. Cleaning and cleansing you whole internal system of toxins and improving your diet will get you on that path to becoming free of acne, eczema, urticaria, psoriasis or any other skin condition that you may have. Click To Read More »

Spring Clean Your Body

Spring Clean Your Body For Vital Health

Now is as good a time as any to get motivated and start the spring cleaning process of our bodies. As summer starts to creep in, we all feel a little more motivated to get trim and fit ready for the summer hols and to get with the good feel and vibes of the hopeful sunny spells. If like me, you reside in the UK, we wait with bated breath for a scorching hot summer free of the ever fearful rain clouds. This article goes into detoxing and cleansing your internal system. Read on to discover this important topic even more. Your skin health will thank you for it!   Spring is just around the corner!  And although we had a winter that is rare for St. Louis, any seasonal changes can affect our health and be hard on our bodies. So as we move into the warmer months, it is important – as we do with our homes – for some “Spring Cleaning.” This is a great time of year to cleanse your body. This sets a foundation so that all the toxins that we are exposed to and that have accumulated in the cold months will not bog us down. The cleansing of the body is also great for our overall appearance.  Remember, swimsuit season is soon upon us!  When we feel great, we tend to look great; and, when we look great, we feel great. Natural ways of eliminating toxins is a start to feeling this way, which will stimulate mental clarity as we balance our lives, jobs, and workouts. View the original article here   This is a great article that will share with you the importance of removing toxins within our body. It also gives some recommended foods that will help boost the process even more to get that feel good feeling. We are covering the importance of detoxing in depth as there does not seems to be much said about this by the medical world. Maybe that’s because they see no connection with optimum health and having acne free skin with a healthy internal system? Click To Read More »