- May 1st, 2014
Though seemingly unimportant, cuticles actually do more than you think. According to Richard Scher, MD, cuticles are a protection for the nail growth matrix. And, although you want to keep them maintained, cutting them could lead to infections, irritations, ridges, white spots, or white lines on your nails. The solution? Make your own cuticle cream to keep them soft and healthy.
- April 1st, 2014
Coconut oil is a great oil to use when you are cooking, but did you know it also happens to be a great ingredient for your beauty routine? Here is a list of the creative ways to use this handy oil.
DIAPER RASH: Rub coconut oil straight on to your baby’s skin to moisturize the sensitive areas and prevent diaper rash.
- February 1st, 2013
1. Going outside without gloves on really hurts your nails. The quick change in temperature from warm inside to freezing outside causes your nails to become brittle and break, especially if they’re being overexposed to water and detergents. Make sure you always leave with a pair of gloves!
- September 1st, 2011
Old habits die hard. Although my mother tried every trick in the book to defeat my nail-biting habit as a youngster, picking at my fingernails was a stress-relieving pattern, and, like many children, my nails served as ten little targets for my anxiety.What do your nails say about your health?By Cara Lucas
- June 1st, 2010
No matter how rugged your guy, his skin is just as sensitive as yours—perhaps even more delicate. Male hormones, such as androgen, trigger increased production of sebum, the skin’s natural oils, which encourages bacteria and fungus overgrowth. Ironically, these conditions lead to dry, irritated skin, says Cindy Angerhofer, PhD, executive director of botanical research at Aveda.Help him choose and use safe, natural products.By Joel Warner
- May 1st, 2010
If our eyes are the windows to our souls, our nails are the screen doors to our bodies. More than just cosmetic annoyances, brittle, ridged, or yellow fingernails and toenails can indicate nutrient deficiencies and health problems ranging from anemia to thyroid disease.Health problems? Look to your fingernails.By Vicky Uhland
- October 1st, 2008
In our hunt to find the healthiest skincare products available, we slathered on hundreds of serums, scrubs, and shampoos. Here are the ones we can't live without the winners of Natural Solutions' first-ever Beauty With a Conscience Awards.
- September 1st, 2008
If you have brittle nails that often split and peel, a daily dose of biotin could help. This little-known B vitamin contributes to the formation of keratin—an extremely strong protein that is a major component of nails.
By Kim Erickson
- April 1st, 2008
Natural nails have never been more in style. Many spas and salons across the country have scratched those artificial acrylic tips from their repertoire, and most dermatologists advise against cutting back cuticles or applying toxic polishes.Nail down the healthiest choices for your hands.By Lindsey Galloway