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Keeping Your Hair Healthy

Your hair needs special care. There are many ways you can minimize the damage caused to your hair by the effects of excessive drying and nutrient depletion that often results from the frequent use of common hair care products. Robust, healthy hair can be easier to sustain with the following methods: Hair washing technique—When shampooing, […]

What About Dry Skin?

We covered oily skin a couple of weeks ago, so what about dry skin you may be asking? There are a multitude of therapies and products purported to fight dry skin, but in reality, what works is often the simplest and least expensive methods. Some very effective ways to combat dry skin include: Natural products—In […]

Some Low Cost Skin Care Tips

The skin is the largest organ on your body and requires considerable care to maintain a healthy glow, but it can be difficult to come up with a skin care regimen that is cost effective when one considers all the expensive products being marketed and promoted by celebrities and skin care experts. Here are some […]

How to Treat Oily Skin

The oil on your skin helps to protect it, and also helps decrease the signs of aging. While it’s normal to have a certain amount of oil on your skin, excessive amounts of skin oil can lead to other problems including severe acne. So if you are concerned that your oily skin may look less […]

Excessive Sweating Treatments

While a certain amount of sweat production is normal for our bodies in order to cool off after physical exertion, some people are prone to sweat excessively all the time in a condition called hyperhidrosis. These poor individuals sweat heavily even when their bodies are at rest or not in any need of cooling. Not […]

Alleviating Eczema’s Itch

When your child is experiencing the itch that comes with eczema, there’s really no point in telling him or her to stop scratching but it’s worth a try. It can be so difficult to resist the urge to scratch that often the best thing you can do to help your child deal with eczema is […]

Facts About Rosacea

Rosacea is a very common skin condition that usually affects people over 30 years of age. It is characterized by redness that appears on your cheeks, nose, chin and forehead. Sometimes the condition is accompanied by pimples and bumps and it can cause soreness and burning in the eyes.   What Causes Rosacea? While the […]

Different Skin Tests

Paying a visit to your dermatologist is frequently a routine experience where the specific skin condition is readily determined, but as often is the case, additional testing may be required for more complicated diagnoses. Skin tests used by dermatologists can be used to tell the difference between malignant and benign growths, to determine allergic reactions, […]

Bacteria Thrive On Your Skin

Recent advancements in identifying bacterial species present on the skin have shown that those that were formerly thought to be dominant on the skin actually only make up a mere 5% of the skin microbiome. Skin bacteria number in the millions, and are primarily made up of actinobacteria and firmicutes. Studying the skin microbiome is […]

Your Nails Know Your Health

Take a look at your finger and toe nails. Many of the health problems that affect us over the course of our lives actually may first show up as adverse signs in the condition of our nails. Serious health issues such as anemia, kidney disease, lung and heart problems can all show up in the […]