There are certain people who suffer from depression when winter comes. These symptoms are commonly known as the winter blues, although the condition is medically known as the SAD or Seasonal Affective Disorder. Those who suffer from this condition tend to become moody, depressed, stress and lethargic when the winter season comes. This can worsen our stress leading the increase the chance of one of the worse case scenario which is getting Flare Ups for those who suffers Eczema! Learn more on the negative effects of Stress on Eczema here.
As a definition, the Seasonal Affective Disorder is a type of depression that’s linked to the changing of the season. Usually, the symptoms start to appear around the start of November and will disappear during the spring season. Continue reading
We can all agree that having an oily skin is very annoying. Aside from making you look terrible, the oil can clog your pores and will eventually lead to breakouts. But you should know that having oily skin is normal. In fact, oil can benefit your skin in many ways, such as keep your skin protected from wrinkles.
The best thing that you can do is to try to manage your oily skin.
To help you with this, here are some tips: Continue reading
Tea drinkers, instead of throwing away those used tea bags, why don’t you put them to good use? You will be surprised to know that used tea bags can actually benefit you in many ways. If this is the first time you hear about this, then here are 8 ways on how you can benefit from used tea bags. Continue reading
Vitamin K is mainly known for its ability to assist in blood clotting but it’s actually a collection of vitamins that offer a wide range of other health benefits. In this article, we will share with you all the information you need to understand this vitamin. You’ll also learn the difference between Vitamin K1 and Vitamin K2, and the benefits you get when you have a fair amount of these vitamins in your system. Continue reading
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you already know all about collagen’s skin tightening properties. The good news is that collagen is a naturally occurring protein and there’s plenty of it to go around in the body. It’s mostly available in the connective tissues and the bones.
Taking collagen can lead to brighter, firmer and plump skin. It can also help prevent skin issues like cellulite. A little known fact is that this nutrient is also beneficial for cultivating stronger and healthier nails and hair.
Due to its ability to promote skin elasticity, collagen intake is a fantastic way to smooth wrinkles and fine lines. Collagen can also help you alleviate joint pain, arthritis and other signs of aging. Continue reading
Having dry and cracked feet is a surprisingly common problem among men and women.
This condition is known as Xerosis and most of the time it’s a superficial issue that’s not linked to any underlying disease. The most common symptoms of Xerosis include calluses and cracks on the soles and heels of the feet, and in some cases, it can even lead to a painful, itchy rash.
There are also instances where dry and cracked skin happens in other parts of the body at the same time as on the foot, and this is usually caused by internal health issues.
Some of the most common skin disorders that lead to dry and cracked skin on the foot include psoriasis, venous stasis (which is a leg vein condition), skin rashes that are a result of allergic reactions, as well as athlete’s foot or tinea pedis.
For children, the most common cause of thick, dry and cracked skin is atopic dermatitis. Continue reading
Linden extract has several health benefits. It has the ability to prevent some forms of cancer and improving the immune system. It is also very effective in calming and detoxifying the body. Other benefits of applying the extract include lowering inflammation and elimination of anxiety. You can as well lower your blood pressure upon application. Continue reading
Seborrheic dermatitis, a form of eczema or dermatitis, affects areas of the body that are rich in glands, such as the scalp, face, and trunk. While it’s more common to affect males than females, it’s found in babies under the age of three months (and sometimes between six to 12 months), in young adults, and in the elderly.
If you suffer from seborrheic dermatitis, the following might be why:
- You have oily skin.
- You have a family history of psoriasis or seborrheic dermatitis.
- You’ve had an organ transplant.
- You have HIV.
- You have lymphoma.
- You have neurological and psychiatric conditions such as Parkinson’s, depression, epilepsy, spinal cord injury, Down Syndrome, or facial nerve palsy.
- You’ve received treatment for psoriasis with psoralen and ultraviolet A therapy
- You’re not getting enough sleep.
- Your life is too stressful.
At least 16 million Americans suffer from rosacea, an incurable but manageable skin condition that affects both men and women.
While it can affect any individual – regardless of gender, lifestyle, or ethnicity, it’s known to mainly affect fair-skinned people or those who blush a lot, more than others. Unfortunately, there is no cure.
However, there is a way to manage the condition. As each case is different, a treatment plan must be tailored to the individual patient by a medical professional.
What is Rosacea?
Have you ever wondered why, when you were younger, your parents tried to force Chamomile tea upon you whenever you suffered from an illness? They weren’t just doing it for the sake of it, they were trying to make you better. There is no herb more versatile or beneficial than Chamomile. Not only can it treat a range of conditions – and alleviate a range of symptoms – but it also comes with very few, if any, side effects. This is not often the case with most natural herbs. Continue reading