Just as how an outburst of acne can be caused by stress or hormonal imbalance, eczema and psoriasis flares could also be a result of any hidden emotional causes.
Even realizing that you have psoriasis can trigger stress and put this whole situation into a vicious cycle. Being stressed because of the flare ups and these stress in turn causes more flare ups. Therefore we must try to put this cycle to an end!
Here are some home remedies and professional treatments you can consider help lessen stress and reduce psoriasis.
It is common for children to have dry skin. In fact some babies might even have it right after birth.
A lot of other things can contribute to dry skin in children, such as bathing too often, the weather, humidity and even certain genetic diseases like eczema or having sensitive skin.
Eczema doesn’t affect kids’ skin health, but it is also carries higher risk of being bullied, particularly in school. Several steps can be taken to manage this.
Steroids are often used as of treatment in eczema and psoriasis. Although steroid acts fast and effectively, it carries side effects if not used properly.
Mugwort is actually a plant, or rather, a weed. However it is unlike any other weed, it is a weed of potential. Mugworts mostly grow in Asia and Europe. It is also known as Artemisia, a name you would more commonly find listed in skincare products. Mugworts have been used for centuries by herbal practitioners, through oral consumption or topical application. People have been using it for medicine, skin care and even cooking.
The results from scratching and rubbing of eczema can lead to undesirable physical appearance. This often contributes to negative psychological effects which may lead to social isolation or low self-esteem.
While it is impossible to fully avoid all eczema irritants, we can still pinpoint the most common few culprits. A little alertness and changing of little habits can go a long way in terms of happiness and living a good quality of life despite having eczema.
Mulberry leaf is so packed with goodness that people actually use it as a natural alternative to skin lightening products. Instead of using chemical based products which contain Hydroquinone and Mercury (both harsh ingredients to the skin), people start turning to this natural remedy. Not only can the mulberry leaf extract brighten skin it also has the ability to lighten dark spots and pigmentations caused by sun exposure or ageing.
One of the biggest changes a woman’s body can go through is being pregnant. From there on women experience an increase in androgen levels. This often leads to an increase or worsening of acne and hair growth on different parts of the body. While struggling to still look their best in this important time, many women start using different types of skincare to help battle these conditions.
Certain skincare ingredients you should avoid using during pregnancy. Skincare products applied can be absorbed through the skin and impact your baby.
Eczema can be defined as a medical skin condition where patches of skin become inflamed, swell up, cracked or filled with blisters. These patches can be itchy, especially during the night, a time where eczema seems to flare up to the point that it may be difficult to sleep. See our tips for a good sleep here.
Exercising, causes people to sweat. As our body temperature increases it may irritate eczema patches. Meanwhile sweat on our body evaporates in an attempt to cool our skin down. However during this process our skin can lose moisture while the sodium in sweat further dehydrates and even stings eczema spots. This in turn triggers eczema flares causing itch and the desire to scratch every single part of that eczema patch.
Infused herbal oils in simple terms means combining medicinal properties of herbs into a specific carrier oils. This extraction process is called a maceration or infusion. It is where herbs or plant matter are chopped and steeped in carrier oil for weeks or months to get the most out of said herbs or plant matter.
What causes these acne-related scar? It is actually due to the trauma done to our skin. When a pimple causes inflammation to our skin, our skin increases the amount of melanin it produces. This is a response to the injury it is receiving, this results in dark patches or spots on them. But not to fear! We have some home remedies that may help reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation.
Here’s a little fun fact – grapeseed oil is actually a byproduct from winemaking. The leftover seeds from the grapes during the winemaking are collected and crushed to extract this precious oil. When it comes to cosmetic purposes, cold-pressed extractions are the best. This is because they are not heated in any way and they get to maintain their anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antioxidant properties.
So what makes the grapeseed oil so special? Let’s take a look!
Using Mulberry leaf extracts on your skin is that these herbs are 100% natural. You don’t have to worry about any chemical reaction or skin sensitivity. Using it on a regular basis will even leave your skin radiant and bright!
PARABENS. Some of us might recognize this evil word. It is the culprit that makes our skin irritated and sensitive in our skincare products. Sometimes, it might show as butylparaben, methylparaben, propylparaben in the ingredient list. These are variations of parabens.
Look out for small print at label of your skincare products.
What you apply on your skin is crucial. Chemicals that found in drugstore skincare products, when used long term, can be harmful for your skin as well as to your health. Most of the times, the size of molecule determines whether they are able to penetrate across your skin layers, and be absorbed by your body.