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Dandruff

Child HealthParenting
May 13, 2019

How to treat the yellow rash on your baby’s scalp

Are there flaky or scaly patches on your baby’s head? While dandruff may be somewhat rare in babies, cradle cap isn’t. Here is how you can treat it.
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Eye Health
July 16, 2018

Why are my eyes puffy?

No-one enjoys waking up with puffy eyes. Now, imagine puffy, sore, inflamed, sticky eyelids. Yikes. Blepharitis is a condition where there’s inflammation around the base of your eyelashes. It can produce clumping and stickiness around the eyelashes, along with swollen eyelids. This condition usually starts when the tiny glands found near the bottom of the eyelid becomes clogged. This leaves you with irritated and red eyes. Signs: Watery, red eyes. A burning or stinging feeling in the eyes. Eyelids that appear oily. Red, itchy, swollen eyelids. Flaking of the skin around the eyes. Crusted eyelashes. Eyelid sticking together. More frequent…
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Skin
April 20, 2018

Treat your dry and scaly skin

Does your skin feel dry and scaly? Are you ashy all over even after you’ve rubbed on body lotion? Dry skin is an uncomfortable condition, leading to itchiness, scaliness and cracked parts on your body. This can happen for many reasons. Dry skin can start on any part of the body too. Even if your skin tends to be oily, you can develop dry skin from time to time. Why is your skin scaly? The outer layer of your skin is a mixture of dead skin cells and natural oils, which help it hold on to water. If this layer…
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Hair & nails
October 24, 2017

Your most common hair issues, sorted!

Long or short, the road to healthy hair is paved with a good diet, quality products, and tricks and tips from your stylist. Left to its own devices, we know hair problems can ruin your whole day! We have a few simple ways you can sort out those common hair issues. 1. Lack of volume Your hair may be tired, fine and damaged. The lack of texture may weigh it down and make it greasy. Solution: Dry your hair in an upside-down motion (with the hairdryer) to create instant volume. Use a back brush method (teasing) to whip up some…
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Hair & nails
September 28, 2017

How to get rid of dandruff

Uh oh… it’s those telltale white and grey flakes, making it look like your head is snowing! Dandruff can be embarrassing, and no matter how many times you wash your hair, the problem keeps coming back. There is good news, though: dandruff is perfectly treatable. Dandruff, decoded You are not alone! Half of the people in the world are affected by dandruff. It’s a chronic scalp condition that causes the flakes of the skin to appear on the surface of the scalp and hair; sometimes ending up in your ears too. The noticeable flakes may vary in colour from white,…
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Hair & nails
September 26, 2017

5 natural ingredients for healthy hair

Are you struggling to find the right product for your hair, or simply looking for a cheaper option? We’ve scoped out some natural remedies that make good alternatives to expensive products. Bonus: they can also help heal pesky hair problems. Remember: As with any other natural oil, it’s important to do a patch test first: rub it on a small part of your skin, such as your arm or hand, and give it a few hours to make sure it doesn’t irritate your skin. 1. The problem: hair breakage and split ends. The solution: coconut oil. Coconut oil is the…
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Hair & nails
February 23, 2017

How to identify and treat a lice infestation

What are head lice? Head lice are wingless, parasitic insects that live and feed on blood from the human scalp. They are white to grey-brown and about the size of a sesame seed. These tiny insects infest in human hair, and sometimes in the eyebrows and eyelashes. Head-to-head contact spreads head lice. These little critters climb from the hair of an infected person to the hair of another. An infestation of head lice most often affects children. However, it is possible for people of any age to become infested with these pesky creatures. Why is it a common occurrence in…
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Skin
August 25, 2015

Oh no, I have dandruff!

Too scared to wear anything dark because you battle with dandruff? It’s painless and it won’t kill you, but dandruff is an embarrassing bother. What Is Dandruff? Those annoying skin flakes are caused by a skin condition called seborrheic dermatitis. It’s an inflammatory skin disorder that affects the scalp, causing white or yellow dandruff flakes to rub off a person's head easily. If you have dandruff, you might find that your scalp feels crusty or raw in the areas where seborrhea is getting worse, and it can also cause your scalp to itch. This condition may cause hair loss if it…
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