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Sensitive Skin: 5 Common Questions Answered

1. What is sensitive skin? When diagnosing sensitive skin dermatologists look for the following symptoms: Skin Reactions, including bumps, erosion and pustules. Dry skin which doesn’t protect the skin’s nerve endings effectively. A tendency toward blus...

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Muscle Cramps: Symptoms, Causes, Risks & Treatment

Symptoms A muscle cramp refers to an uncontrollable and painful spasm of a muscle. Cramps can last for different amounts of time and generally resolve by themselves. Although any muscle can experience a cramp, typically, the muscles of the calf and foot are most pron...

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All About Eucalyptus Oil: The Facts

Eucalyptus Trees Eucalyptus essential oil is obtained from fresh leaves of the tall, evergreen eucalyptus tree which is native to Australia. Eucalypts account for about three quarters of all Australian tree flora. Not all eucalypts are the same. Each of the 20 ...

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6 Rules For Dry, Flaky Skin

 Do Not Over wash: You do not need to bathe every day to be clean. If your skin is sensitive to moisture loss, excessive bathing can be the cause more issues for your skin. Also ensure that when you do bathe, you use warm water as opposed to hot water. Avoid Fr...

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Evening Primrose Oil: Facts & Benefits

What is Evening Primrose Oil? Evening Primrose Oil is derived from the evening primrose plant, a yellow flower-clad stalk which is often found to thrive in dry and sunny conditions. The use of this plant for health benefits date back to traditional uses by Native...

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Sporting Injuries: Types & Treatment

With over one million sports injuries occurring each year, this article will be essential if you plan to be actively participating in sports. Types of Sporting Injuries Some of the most common types of sporting injuries include muscle strains, stress fractures and...

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Shampoo & Conditioner: What, Why & How Often

There is a myriad of perspectives when it comes to best practices for hair care. Some of the common considerations include how often to shampoo, what shampoo to use, whether or not to shampoo at all. What you must understand is that there is no right answer or magi...

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Eczema: Information, Triggers & Management

What Is Eczema Eczema, or atopic dermatitis, is chronic inflammatory skin condition which is commonly inherited and seen in early childhood. It can become apparent as patches of red skin which are scaly and itchy. Eczema is not contagious. It is caused by the inab...

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Scars, Sunburn & Stretchmarks: The Benefits of Vitamin E in Skin Care Products

Anti-aging Lack of proper skin care as well as excessive intake of substances such as alcohol and tobacco can accelerate your skin’s aging process. Vitamin E is an essential component in anti-aging products as it is an antioxidant. This helps to fight free radicals...

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3 Reasons Why You Can No Longer Avoid Day Creams with SPF

1. Protection from Sunburn Day Creams with SPF (Sun Protection Factor) have the ability to block the sun’s ultraviolet rays from wreaking havoc on your skin. It is these ultraviolet rays which damage the skin leading to sunburn and in more severe cases, skin ca...

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Sunburn & Aloe Vera Gel

What is Sunburn? Sunburn is the skin’s reaction to ultraviolet radiation from the sun. It is very dangerous as UV rays cannot be seen or felt, and can damage the skin even when it is cloudy. In Australia, the effect of UV rays can take place in a matter of minut...

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Why Go Fragrance Free?

It is common to see that a multitude of skincare, health and beauty products contain fragrances. The sweet scent these products emit may seem enticing, however the effect they can cause on the body has led many to seek fragrance free personal products. What is Frag...

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Benefits of Arnica: 7 Facts

Arnica, the mountain-loving herb, is characterised by its widely recognisable yellow, daisy-like flowers. However, the herb has been used throughout history for its wide range of health benefits and applications. The following are some facts you may not know about Ar...

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Therapeutic Massage Rubs: Free Yourself From Muscle Pain

Soft Tissue Injury Soft tissue injuries refer to damage to muscles, tendons and ligaments. When playing sport, these are the most common injuries. Soft tissue damage can be avoided with proper means of prevention. Warming up before any type of physical activity is an...

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Essential Makeup Tips: Moisturising

Hydration, both internal and topical, has many purposes in both maintaining optimum skin condition and prolonging the effects of any product applied on top of it. Moisturising, as well as the use of a serum, eye cream and/or facial oil is a guaranteed way to bala...

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Day and Night: Skin Care, Anti-Aging and the Benefits of Night Creams

Your Skin at Night The skin functions differently depending on the time of day. During the day, the skin is exposed to threats from the external environment including UV rays, weather conditions, and pollution; as well as various makeup and skin products worn through...

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Ingredients To Maintain Healthy Scalp & Hair

The scalp is an often neglected area of skin care. Shampooing and conditioning sometimes is simply not enough to give the skin the nourishment it needs. Many people suffer from scalp problems ranging from dandruff and itchy skin to scalp psoriasis. Despite these ...

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Dimethicone: Your Moisturiser’s Best Friend

The skin is constantly exposed to external threats, and without proper care and protection, can be prone to skin conditions and other issues. A valuable means of protecting your skin comes through moisturising. Moisture is easily lost from the skin due to its con...

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Natural Pain Relief for Arthritis and Lower Back Pain

Why Natural is Best – NSAID FREE When looking to treat the pain associated with arthritis, look no further than the gifts given to us by the earth. Many popular treatments and medications are branded as Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) and provide tem...

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Olive Oil for Skin: The Benefits of Olive Oil Enriched Skin Care Products for Dermatitis, Eczema and Dry Skin

Olives are the source of numerous benefits for a range of skin conditions, including Eczema and Dermatitis. Since Ancient Greece, olive oil has been heralded as a wonder ingredient in skin care and skin disease treatment. From soothing inflammation and itchy ...

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Aloe Vera, the alternative medicine for asap skin care.

What is Aloe Vera Gel? Gel of Aloe Vera (Juice). Aloe Vera Gel is aloe vera juice in a cooling and refreshing gel base that provides relief from sunburn, dry skin and skin irritation. It is a soothing and non-greasy natural moisturiser, which is absorbed easil...

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Why essential oils like Rosehip Oil are now skin care royalty.

What are essential oils? Rose hip, the fruit of the rose plant. The “essence” of this post is skin care for people with very dry skin, conditions such as eczema and why using a moisturiser which contains some essential oils like rosehip oil is all the ra...

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