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Healthy LifestyleTravel & holiday
October 22, 2018

How the ocean affects your health

A cool, salty breeze on your skin, waves softly crashing over you and endless sand to squish your toes into... There’s nothing quite like frolicking in the ocean to lift your spirits. But, did you know that taking a dip also has health benefits? Years ago, ancient Greeks bathed in seawater to boost their health, and so can you! Here are some great reasons to dive on in. It heals your skin Unlike a river, seawater has large amounts of important minerals like calcium, chloride, sodium, sulphate and magnesium. These minerals are little health helpers for skin and can help…
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Skin
October 22, 2018

Is it safe to use a tanning bed?

That golden, tanned skin is quite covetable, yes. But is it worth the harm to your skin, even if you get it via a sunbed? A tan is your body’s attempt to protect itself from the damaging effects of harmful UV rays - and with good reason. Sunbeds are tanning machines that release ultraviolet (UV) rays close to your skin. The nearness means that the UV rays can stimulate the production of melanin in your skin, which is what enables your skin to tan. Risky skin business Sunbeds emit bigger doses of ultraviolet rays (UV) rays than the sun does…
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Recipes
October 8, 2018

Quick recipes for radiant skin

Your skin is an important organ that needs to be nourished with good sources of nutrients. Good news: you can whip up your skin radiance boosters right there in your kitchen. Skin smoothies for the win! Fruit and veggie smoothie This carrot-spinach combo boasts a good amount of beta-carotene (an antioxidant that converts into Vitamin A). We need Vitamin A for healthy skin, mucus membranes, the immune system, and for the health of our eyes. The avo is a good source of healthy fats for soft, supple glowing skin, and kale, which contains chlorophyll, helps remove toxins from the body…
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Skin
April 20, 2018

Is your skin condition caused by parasites?

Hear the word parasite and your first reaction is probably “Eww!’’ And with good reason. A parasite is an organism which eats, reproduces and secretes just like other organisms. They are an advanced species, which can survive and breed while remaining undetected. It makes sense, then, that these little critters can make your life very difficult, causing different health issues. There are more than one thousand parasite species. Depending on their type, they eat different things. There are large parasites which are usually worms and small parasites which are microscopic. Some of them live off the food we eat and…
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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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Complementary Medicine
March 7, 2018

8 ways honey can help your health

Honey is one of the world’s oldest medicines. Its strong antibacterial and healing properties make it a great natural remedy for many common health problems. It was the most used medicine in ancient Egypt, and was deemed so precious that it was traded as a form of currency! The Roman legions also treated their wounds with honey, and athletes at the ancient Olympic Games ate honey and dried figs to enhance their sports performance. Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, believed in honey as the golden healer. "Honey cleans sores and ulcers, softens hard ulcers of the lips, and heals…
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Skin
February 20, 2018

Clean your diet, clear your skin

It is huge! In fact, it doesn’t matter what size it really is - when you spot a pimple on your face, it always feels like it is massive. It would be understandable if you were a teenager, but why do some of us still suffer with this as adults? Thanks to human biology, hormones and the complex nature of your skin, acne is a global challenge. It is most common among male teenagers as their testosterone levels are usually high, but it can affect men and women of all ages. This pesky skin condition can be persistent, but there…
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Skin
May 15, 2017

Stop a rash in its tracks

You’ve noticed a patch of redness on your skin. It’s slightly swollen and scratchy to the touch, and itchy beyond belief. It’s a rash. A rash is an irritated area of skin. The affected area may become bumpy, scaly or red in colour. A rash is usually caused by skin inflammation, which can have many causes. These include allergies, medications, cosmetics, and diseases like chickenpox, measles, and eczema. Rashes are common at all ages, and almost everyone will have some type of rash at some point.  Treatment will depend on the cause, but most rashes can be treated at home.…
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Skin
July 16, 2016

3 Top tips for glowing skin

There are very few people who have naturally flawless skin. If that wasn’t the case, there’d be a lot more beauty models, and a lot less money spent on lotions and potions that promise to keep us looking our youthful best. Alas, most of us deal with skin complaints at each stage of our lives; from acne and breakouts to wrinkles, pigmentation and more. There’s light at the end of your skin-woe tunnel though; and you’ll be glad to know these fixes don’t cost you an arm and a leg. (more…)
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Skin
June 18, 2016

10 fast facts about Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a common skin condition affecting about 2 in every 100 people. The condition is caused by changes in the life cycle of the skin cell, causing the cells to grow 10 times faster than normal! Because of this, the surface of the skin becomes thickened. Here are 10 fast facts about psoriasis. (more…)
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