Month: March 2016

Tips For Reducing Facial Eczema

If you are like many other facial eczema sufferers, you probably are not getting the results that you want with your eczema on face treatment.

This is a common issue affecting thousands of people, but it is not an issue that is difficult to understand. The undeniable fact is that currently medical science cannot offer a cure for eczema, and this is the sole reason that so many people are turning their attention to natural eczema treatments.

Having eczema on your face can be difficult to deal with. Not only because of any viable medical treatment, but also because it can really affect your confidence.

Face eczema is there for everyone to see. It cannot be hidden under clothes like other types of eczema.

If you suffer with this problem, it is natural to think that other people are looking at you. The red rash, skin that is flaky, and the small bumps will make you feel really unattractive. This can in some cases make a person feel like a recluse.

The chances are that you have been using a medicated facial eczema treatment for a while now. If you are lucky, you may have found something that helps with controlling your symptoms. However if you are like many other sufferers, you are not getting good results. If this is you, then a different approach may be needed.

A natural eczema on face treatment can often make a big difference to facial eczema problems. A big advantage of natural eczema remedies, is that they don’t come with side effects. Many eczema creams that you get from your doctor will contain a steroid base. Side effects on steroids are well documented.

Here are a few tips for dealing with eczema on the face.

1. Try to avoid scratching the skin on your face as much as possible. Scratching makes the skin condition a lot worse. Your hands come into contact with hundreds of germs on a daily basis. When you put your hands on your face, these germs get transferred.

2. Wear a pair of cotton gloves when you go to sleep at night. You probably don’t realise how much you will scratch at an itch while you are sleeping at night, and cotton will not irritate the skin as much as other materials, or your fingernails.

3. Make sure that you use a soap which is thick and creamy, and contains only natural ingredients. Many soaps on the market today contain chemicals which dry out the skin, and reduce your natural oils.

4. Keep the skin on your face as moisturized as possible. Eczema loves dry skin. Use natural creams and oils for this. The best ones are creams that contain high levels of Aloe Vera. Oils such as coconut oil, and olive oil, are excellent for keeping the ski moist and healthy.

Let’s face it, if medications are not giving you any real benefits, then why blindly keep on using them? If they did not work last week, they certainly are not going to work next week.

5 Acne Treatment Tips

7cd265a1115cf6b4d2a7a229deb4b6a2An acne outbreak is as painful to a 13 year old as to a 45 year old. Acne outbreaks can give you sleepless nights and a low self esteem. No wonder, the moment they have an acne problem, people rush to the nearest place or dermatologist to find something to get rid of it.

Although your dermatologist or sites on dermatology may tell you about the latest acne treatments and medicines, nothing works as well as nature. Most of these medicines come with many side effects which are as bad as the acne itself. Therefore, it’s a good idea to first try the natural treatments before visiting a dermatologist.
Here are five acne treatment tips, which can help you to get rid of your problem in no time.

Acne treatment tip #1: Honey

Honey has been around from the times of Cleopatra and other ancient beauties. According to the historical records, honey was a great beauty remedy which helped in keeping the skin clean, clear and shining. The recent researches in the field of dermatology suggest that honey is loaded with antibacterial properties. As a result, it is the right choice to get rid of the acne causing bacteria on the skin. Moreover, honey is great for sensitive skin. All you need to do is to use it as a mask a couple of times in the week.

Acne treatment tip #2: Sulfur

Sulfur based soaps can help in the treatment of acne. Sulfur aids in the removal of white and black heads and also inhibits their formation. It also helps in removing all the dead cells from your skin which does not allow your pores to get blocked. Use a sulfur based soap to wash your face twice a day.

Acne Treatment tip #3: Oatmeal

An Oatmeal mask can help you to treat your acne better than any dermatologist can. Oatmeal helps in cleaning up the clogged pores and also helps in exfoliating the skin. Just add some water to oatmeal. The mixture should have a soup like consistency. Apply it to your face and let it remain for 15 minutes. Wash it and see the difference.

Acne Treatment tip 4: Water

All dermatologists and dermatology sites will tell you the same thing about water; it can actually aid in the prevention and curing of acne. The prime cause of acne is the toxic built up in the body. Drinking water will help in eliminating those toxins and also keep your skin hydrated. Water also helps in preventing clogged pores which helps in preventing acne. Most dermatologists suggest drinking at least 8 or more glasses of water.

Acne Treatment tip 5: Vitamin A

It has now been established that vitamin A deficiency is a major cause of acne. Vitamin A helps in clearing the toxins from the body. It also strengthens your skin and helps in damage control and repair. It helps in eliminating and preventing acne by controlling the production of sebum.

Organic Skin Care Tips for Mature Skin

Mature Skin

Characteristics:

Less politely called wrinkled and withered skin (shame on you if that is how you refer to mature folks), mature skin is considered mature when it loses tone, begins to sag, and fine lines and wrinkles become increasingly apparent. This type of skin is more prone to hyper-pigmentation, age spots, freckles, and/or liver spots. Mature skin is most often a dryer type skin since oily skin is well lubricated and does not develop fine lines and wrinkles as fast. For this reason, if you suffered from oily skin for a good amount of your life, you will be delighted to know that you will likely have less wrinkles than all your friends if you take care of yourself. The onset of mature skin for most people begins around fifty, however genetics and lifestyle choices paired with prolonged proper skin care, or lack there of, can extend that number to sixty or shorten it to forty. The idea is to extend this number past sixty with great common sense lifestyle choices: reduce sun exposure, don’t drink in excess, avoid smoking, eat a well balanced diet, exercise, and take proper care of your skin for each stage of your life. The onset of mature skin is often caused by environmental factors as well. Keep in mind that mature skin loves high temperature and high humidity; just remember to keep out of the sun or use proper sun protection in these types of climates.

Organic Skin Care Recommendations:

Much like dry skin, one of the main themes in taking care of mature skin is moisture retention. Moisture will lubricate the skin and prevent fine lines and wrinkles. For this reason, you want to stay away from drying soaps at all cost and use milk, cream, and clay based cleansers. High fat oils and creams from seeds, milk, oats, and dairy are great for mature skin because they do exactly what the skin needs them to do: lock in moisture without irritation. A good idea is to think of all natural high fat ingredients as good ingredients; for instance, an avocado face mask would be great for people with mature skin. For toners and astringents, go with a mild variation like an organic green tea and vinegar toner with glycerin, your skin will thank you and the humectant properties of glycerin will provide it with extra moisture. Remember, when weather permits you to use a moisturizer, find one that is all natural, organic, and high in fat and nutrient content. If you do not have sensitive skin, you are able to be more creative here if you want to use an oil based moisturizer or creamy lotion. If your skin is mature and leans in the direction of dry, oily, or sensitive skin, then go to those sections and read the tips for those types of skin and keep them in mind when setting up a skin care regimen. For instance, rose hip seed oil (rosa marquetta) is great for mature skin unless the mature skin is oily and sensitive in which case rose hip seed oil will likely cause acne. Mature skin loves fruit and honey masks so using one of these once or twice a week will be very beneficial to your skin. Exfoliation is a great to get rid of old and dead skin cells on mature skin, just make sure not to scrub too hard. Another way to improve mature skin is to smile more often. Not only do smile wrinkles look way better than frown wrinkles but smiling helps to maintain the shape of your face. If areas of your skin become too dry or too oily then treat those areas in the same way that you would oily or dry skin. As with all skin types, make sure to avoid excessive heat and make sure to protect your skin from sun damage by using sunscreen and UV protection.

Recommended Organic Herbs:

Geranium
Fennel
German Chamomile
Lavender
Rose
Rosemary

Recommended Other Organic Ingredients:

Aloe Vera
Apple Cider Vinegar
Avocado
Green Tea
Honey
Milk
Oatmeal
Olive Oil
Vegetable Glycerin
Yogurt

How to Maintain Healthy Skin

I know for certain that everyone of sound mind enjoys receiving an effective skin care tip every now and then. The newsstands are simply full of magazines full of skin care tips for the person that cares about the way that he or she looks. The only problem about some of these publications is that the advice that they give you in a number of cases may not be the best idea for your skin.

Probably the most popular skin care tip that is being given right now has to do with the benefits of regular exfoliation treatments, which is one of those ideas that while popular is not a good idea if you want to maintain healthy skin. This type of treatment is bad for you because it is not only dead skin cells that you are removing in this process, but living cells as well.

You see, the skin conducts its own natural exfoliation process which allows for a cell to fall off only when the cell below it has reach a level of maturity where it can withstand exposure without being badly damaged. Exfoliation treatments remove the protective cells prematurely which exposes the cells underneath to potential damage. This is why exfoliation is not one of the popular skin care tips that you should follow.

Another skin care tip that you hear a lot about is chemical peeling, which for much the same reason as exfoliation should not be used. This treatment is also potentially dangerous due to the fact that if the chemical used is too strong for your skin then burns and sometimes scarring can occur. Anything that has the potential to cause permanent damage to your skin should be avoided.

I have even read skin care tips where people suggested brushing your skin with a hairbrush to increase exfoliation, and increase circulation, but practices like this are simply foolish. Again you have a situation where you could do yourself far more harm than good, so you have to let common sense be your guide when you read these things. If it sound as though it could do damage to your skin it probably will.

The best skin care tip that I can give you would be to simply shop for quality skin care products that contain only natural ingredients many of us are looking or products that will not only make our skin healthy, but will also make us look younger. Don’t buy into the Idea that skin care products that contain collagen will help you to attain this youthful look, because your body cannot absorb collagen.

Functional Keratin, which is a blend of keratin proteins, is the best ingredient for attaining younger looking skin. This ingredient actually increases the amount of collagen and elastin that your body naturally produces. The use of products that contain this ingredient can dramatically change the way that you look, and its use is probably the best of the skin care tips that I have for you.