Skin Health

  • Smoothing Rough Edges

    Do you have some scars in prominent places? You are not alone. These days, it seems everyone has a scar that they would like to “get rid of.”

    Natural treatment for scarring
  • Save Your Skin

    Sizzle. Scorch. Seethe. These are just a few of the many words we use when our skin burns from the sun’s rays. Although most people are trying to get a tan, those UV rays are actually damaging skin cells. That damage can lead to premature aging, a weakened immune system, and, worse, skin cancer.

    Seven tips for the ultimate skin protection
    By Amy Vergin
  • Coconut Oil for Beauty

    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.

  • Beauty with Baobab

    The baobab tree is a native tree found in the savannas of Africa that produces antioxidant-rich oils. Beauty companies are reaching out for this lightweight oil because the skin immediately soaks it up without leaving a greasy residue behind. The vitamin A and essential fatty acids also renew skin cells while omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids restore moisture to skin that is severely dry.

  • DIY Facial

    Are you suffering from dry skin and your store-bought moisturizer is not doing the trick? Try this homemade recipe and let your skin reap the benefits!

    1 avocado

    1/2 teaspoon lemon juice

    1 egg white

    Combine avocado, lemon juice, and egg white to make a paste. Apply to your skin. Once paste has completely dried, rinse with cool water and pat dry.

  • Want Great Skin?

    Sun exposure is one of the primary causes of skin damage and aging. The free radicals created by the sun’s rays can damage just about all the struc­tures of your skin, thereby accelerating the aging process and causing fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots.

    The secret is antioxidants
    By Linda Miles, LAc, DOM
  • Tame That Itch

    Itchy skin can be one of the most irritating sensations, and the itching is even more frustrating if you don’t know the cause. Several triggers—such as allergies, illness, dryness, and even stress—can be responsible on a recurring basis.

    Inside the causes and cures of itching
    By Linda Miles, DOM
  • Break for Spring

    It’s springtime and that means spring break! Many spring break destinations are somewhere tropical or snowy. In either situation, it’s important to use your sunscreen. You can get burned no matter the temperature. So suit up (ski or swim—your choice) and take these tips with you.

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  • Health Matters: Do-It-Yourself Beauty

    Don’t let winter leave your face untouchable. Here are a few easy steps to keep your skin soft!

    1) Boil water with several bags of chamomile tea. Allow tea to steep.

    2) Place face over steaming pot and cover head with towel.

    3) Place cucumbers or icy, well-squeezed chamomile tea bags on eyes.

  • Health Matters: Do You Dry Brush?

    Using a dry brush to open up the pores in the skin is one of the newest beauty trends this season. In addition to opening pores, dry brushing sloughs away dry skin on knees, elbows, and ankles, and promotes tighter skin, cell renewal, and blood flow. Find a soft-bristled brush and stroke toward your heart. You will feel refreshed and energized after a good brush!