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Archives for April 2013

Dandruff vs. Dry Scalp

It’s a common misconception to think that dandruff and a dry scalp are essentially the same problem but they are, in fact, two different conditions caused by different factors. The whole Dandruff vs. Dry Scalp debate is unsurprisingly common due to the fact they share very similar symptoms. If you do not know exactly what the cause of the flakes of skin coming off from your scalp, or falling on to your clothes,  it can make it pretty hard to treat and sort out. When it is Dandruff So, when … [Read more...]

Chronic Dermatitis

Dermatitis may be an unattractive condition to suffer with but it isn't serious when you look at it purely from a health perspective. Usually symptoms of Chronic Dermatitis hang around on sufferers for their entire lives, which can be quite damaging to the quality of their day to day lives, so having a good awareness of Dermatitis and treatment options is crucially important. What is Chronic Dermatitis? Dermatitis is a type of eczema that can affect just about anybody to a certain extent. … [Read more...]

How to Prevent Dry Skin

Dry’ ‘itchy’ and ‘flaky’ are certainly not words you want to be using to describe your skin but sometimes, unfortunately, it is unavoidable. Or is it? How to prevent dry skin is a question often asked because dry skin is often a very uncomfortable and unsightly condition to contend with. It can occur anywhere on your body and can affect an individual of any age. It usually comes with symptoms such as flaking, itchiness, tightness, a rough texture, redness and, in more severe cases, bleeding. … [Read more...]

What is Dandruff?

So, what is dandruff? Okay, so we all know that dandruff is flaky bits of skin that fall off your head and can be pretty unsightly, uncomfortable and embarrassing. But really, how much more do you know about it? Maybe you'd like to find out and more importantly find out how to treat it. What are the signs of Dandruff? Of course, white flakes of skin within the scalp and hair is probably the top sign that you are indeed suffering with dandruff. These flakes of skin may fall onto the … [Read more...]

How to Stop Oily Skin

Sufferers of oily skin may find themselves having an unsightly reflective shine and potentially quite painful acne breakouts. It is certainly not the most attractive nor comfortable condition to suffer with and so working out how to stop oily skin is very important to sufferers. Oily skin can lead to extended problems such as acne, particularly in teens. It’s a condition that can seriously damage a sufferer’s self-esteem and confidence. Why do I have Oily Skin? Before understanding how to … [Read more...]

Psoriasis on the Scalp

Psoriasis on the scalp is a relatively common skin condition that is thought to affect as many as half of the estimated 7.5 million Americans that suffer with psoriasis. Most of the time, an individual that suffers with scalp psoriasis will also suffer with the condition on other parts of their body but this is not always the case. Scalp psoriasis can affect a sufferer of any age and can range from mild irritation to severe pain, affecting day to day activities such as sleep and work and … [Read more...]

Picking at Acne

When you start to get symptoms of acne, the likelihood is that you’re not going to think they look particularly appealing. Acne has the unfortunate habit of making otherwise clear, healthy skin look damaged and red. Many of us cannot resist picking at acne in an attempt to make it disappear, you think to yourself I will just squeeze and pick at this one, but then you can't stop, its almost addictive, you cannot help it! Knowing the risks you are putting your skin at may suppress the urge to … [Read more...]

Reasons for an Itchy Scalp

There are a variety of potential Reasons for an Itchy Scalp.  The skin of the scalp is exceptionally sensitive and so can be vulnerable to irritation more so than just about anywhere else on the body. For many, an itchy can be quite embarrassing and affect their self-confidence. Scratching your head could be seen as quite socially unacceptable and even further embarrassment could be caused if flaking occurs after the scalp is scratched. Possible causes of an Itchy Scalp An itchy scalp … [Read more...]

Dry Skin in Ears

If you have eczema you may often suffer from flaky or dry skin in the ear canals, although many people that suffer from sensitive skin may find that they also fall victim to the wrath of dry skin in ears or even on top or at the back of the ear. This type of dry skin surprisingly quite common but why? And are there any risks involved with this type of dry, flaky and sometimes painful skin? How can we treat it simply and effectively? Dry Skin in Ears Suffering from dry skin within the … [Read more...]

Natural Treatment for Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that can be characterised by red, scaly-like patches covering the skin. It is thought to affect around 3% of the American population and 125 million people worldwide according to psoriasis.org, While it may have an aesthetically unattractive nature, psoriasis is by no means simply a cosmetic problem – 60% of sufferers claim the condition causes significant problems in their day to day lives, so they constantly seek the best natural treatment for … [Read more...]