I, like many girls grew up reading Jane Austen novels where the spas in Bath were the place to be, especially if you were sickly. It’s not just a romantic dream. Over the centuries natural spas or hot springs have become well known for their therapeutic benefits. Spas are widely renowned for exfoliating the skin, […]
Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin condition caused by an overproduction of skin cells. The condition not only affects the skin but may also affect the joints and nails.
For most of our children the school holidays are over and the final term of school has commenced. For the younger children this is an exciting term because it means Christmas and the long summer holidays are approaching. Long Hours Of Study For the older child this term is more about hard work and long […]
Eczema is an inflammatory skin condition that is dry, red and itchy. It is usually treated with topical creams, traditionally steroids but more recently natural products that are less harmful to the skin. Aside from the topical creams there are lots of things you can do to help control eczema. One of the least thought […]
Regardless of the type of emollient you choose to use there are some common rules that if followed will enable you to gain the most benefit from your emollient. To reduce the risk of infection always wash your hands before applying your emollient. Always patch test an emollient that is being used for the first […]
Eczema is a chronic, itchy,inflammatory condition affecting the upper layers of the skin. Hence the itch and the classic red, scaly, crusted or blistered rash must be present for eczema to be diagnosed. The symptoms must also last for a long period of time or must reappear frequently. Having a close family member who is […]
This is a question I often get asked and unfortunately there is no straightforward answer. Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease causing an overproduction of skin cells. This results in thickened patches of skin, which are red and scaly and often itchy and painful. The patches most commonly appear on the knees, elbows, scalp, hands, feet, […]
It has been around forever but it seems the incredible benefits of Omega 3 are only just becoming widely known. Sure naturalists have advertised the benefits of Omega 3 for years, but it seems to me it is only in far more recent times that Omega 3 has been considered an important asset to our […]
Anyone can get psoriasis. Even the top models. During Psoriasis Awareness month a couple of years ago one of Canada’s top models came out to reveal that she has psoriasis. Stacey McKenzie has been modeling for 15 years and is a former Canada’s Next Top Model Judge. “It’s (psoriasis) been one thing in my life […]
Aloe Vera is a tropical plant, which at present has little official standing in the medical community. Despite this it is one of the most widely used substances in the treatment of burns and bruises.