Are you part of the nearly 20% of the U.S. population who suffers from dandruff?
The cold and flu season has arrived, and people are already starting to take precautionary measures. There is no need to worry, as the easy solution might just be found in the kitchen or garden.
A lot of women these days put up with dark circles under their eyes or puffy eyes. Underlying factors that cause this condition include inherited traits, cigarette smoking, inadequate hours of sleep, improper diet, excessive alcohol drinking, pollution and allergies.
Blackheads are bumps (or 'plugs') on the skin that are caused by a buildup of excess oils and sebum in the skin glands. As these oils oxidize, they darken, giving blackheads their trademark color.
Psoriasis is a complex disease of the skin. What makes it complex is the fact that it is incurable, because the problem is directly related to some malfunction of the immune system. There is a need to first correct the disorder happening inside the body before the reddening and flaking of the skin can be stopped. In the meantime, there are home treatments available to alleviate the symptom.
Experienced campers and hikers will be familiar with the unpleasant itching caused by contact with poison ivy, the innocent-looking North American plant with a truly venomous bite. Indeed, many summer camping or hiking trips have been cut short because a team member was afflicted with contact dermatitis - a skin condition caused by an allergen found in poison ivy, urushiol, which produces an extremely itchy rash that can make outdoor excursions a misery for those allergic to it.
Unless you're a monk in a monastery or living in an ashram, the temptation to indulge more than usual may be too much to pass on all you're offered. After all, you don't want to be a spoiler among your peers as they celebrate with cakes, processed foods, and alcoholic beverages.