Category Archives Skin Care

Natural hair removal

Some natural hair removal options are better than others, depending on the designated body area. Certain remedies can be concocted at home while others can be purchased ready-made. No natural hair removal option provides a permanent solution but they may help protect sensitive skin. Natural hair removal is an excellent alternative to using chemicals and may be a solution for…

Organic spray tan

Sunless tanning is a popular means of achieving a ‘bronzed’ look without sun exposure. Spray tanning is an easier alternative to applying products on your own. Providers of organic spray tanning products claim to use all-natural ingredients – minus the chemicals. What is an organic spray tan? The tanning trend was spurred on by sun-kissed models in fashion magazines and…

Hormonal Acne

Acne that occurs or persists after the age of 25 is more common in women and largely associated with fluctuations in hormone levels. Adult acne may have other causes in addition to hormone fluctuations, with the most common being stress, diet, and family history. There are a number of over-the-counter and prescription medications used to treat these breakouts, including oral…

What is folliculitis

Folliculitis is a common benign skin condition caused by the presence of inflammatory cells within the hair follicle While not life threatening to most, folliculitis can cause discomfort, and be aesthetically unappealing. Certain at-home remedies can be helpful in treating folliculitis Simple actions like regular bathing, particularly after exercising, significantly reduce the chances of acquiring folliculitis What is folliculitis? Folliculitis is…

salicyclic acid

Salicylic acid is a common ingredient in medications to treat acne and other skin conditions. It is available in many different formats, including creams, lotions and gels. In low concentrations, salicylic acid is generally safe and well tolerated. What is salicylic acid? Salicylic acid is a plant hormone that has been studied for over 200 years in various medical applications. In…

Enlarged Pores

Enlarged pores can be impossible to manage with creams and lotions. Luckily, there are many other options to help get the smooth and pore-less look you want. Why are your pores so large? You can blame your parents for that, because pore size is largely determined by genes. This also makes it pretty difficult to shrink enlarged pore. However, it's…

Hypertrophic Scars Treatment

A red, raised scar near the site of a recent injury, may be a hypertrophic scar Hypertrophic scars rarely extend more than 4 millimeters above the skin; tend to be hard and sometimes painful There are many in office and at home treatments available including cryotherapy, pressure therapy, surgical removal, and more What are hypertrophic scars? If you’ve noticed a red,…

sun protection

Traditional, topical sunscreen and protective UPF clothing offer the strongest coverage from harmful UV rays. Heliocare and other oral supplements made with polypodium leucotomos extract (PLE) offer another layer of protection when used with sunscreen. This antioxidant-rich extract offers anti-inflammatory and anti-redness benefits. Too much sun exposure increases the risk of skin cancer. It can also cause wrinkles, broken blood…

Exfoliate Your Legs

If you have rough, dry or flaky skin on your legs, exfoliation—a process that removes dead skin cells—may be the solution for you. The benefits of exfoliation include smooth, healthy-looking legs, clearer pores, improved circulation, and the ability to achieve a closer shave. Many products can be helpful for at-home exfoliation, including a dry brush, loofah, topical oils, and moisturizers.…

Chlorophyll health benefits

Chlorophyll has been proven to aid in healing wounds. It is an excellent source of antioxidants that are beneficial for the skin. Despite certain proven benefits, there are some unsubstantiated claims. Chlorophyll is an excellent supplement to add to your health regimen. A good source of essential vitamins, chlorophyll’s health benefits include improved skin healing. That said, it is not…

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