It’s like fighting one army battalion while ignoring others firing at you from different directions. You might win one battle but you’ll lose the war.
Plants used in traditional Chinese medicine offer an effective alternative. That’s because every plant contains multiple active ingredients that can attack different disease pathways simultaneously for better and longer-lasting results.
Find the right botanical or combination, and you do battle against many of the biological mechanisms causing your condition at once. You also gain prebiotic benefits, encouraging the growth of “good” bacteria that keep the “bad” bacteria in check and thereby support a healthy skin ecosystem. And you avoid side effects like drying, flaking and irritation that are common with standard treatments.
Nearly two decades of research into hundreds of botanicals by biologists, chemists, formulators and traditional Chinese medicine practitioners affiliated with skincare solutions company Kamedis has not only confirmed the efficacy of specific plants for dermatologic use but also identified the best candidates and combinations for specific ailments. Here are five that have emerged as some of the most versatile and effective.
Purslane (Portulaca oleracea)
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Holiday celebrations: TIPS FOR GATHERING SAFELY
With the holiday season approaching, you might be thinking about how to celebrate and keep yourself and your loved ones safe from the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Undoubtedly, the holidays will look different this year. But it is possible to celebrate safely, whether virtually or, in some cases, together in person. Find out how to minimize the risks involved in hosting or attending a holiday event.
WHAT TO KNOW about your favorite DURING THE HOLIDAYS?
Here’s a few fun facts you probably didn’t know:
WILL YOU GET THE COVID-19 VACCINE?
With several promising COVID-19 vaccines on the horizon including Moderna and Pfizer, many Americans will soon be faced with the decision of whether or not get vaccinated.
WHAT ARE COGNITIVE DISTORTIONS ANYWAY?
What are cognitive distortions and why might you be interested in them?
Navigating a SOCIALLY DISTANCED Holiday Season
The holidays will be especially stressful for people who are already struggling with isolation and loneliness due to the pandemic. Many families haven’t gathered for the entirety of 2020, and are grieving their inability to celebrate in their traditional ways.
Have «comfort foods» PUT YOUR healthy diet ON THE BACK SHELF?
Nutrition Myth Buster Jonny Bowden says toss out the old nutrition advice along with the junk food. It’s time to start fresh before you start having health issues.
FOCUS ON Pumpkin
From tiny mini-pumpkins to the giant varieties showcased at fall fairs and festivals, pumpkins are members of the squash family, cousins to varieties like butternut and acorn squash. Like these, pumpkin has a creamy flesh with a core of many seeds.
Are you Vitamin C DEFICIENT?
Here’s a fun fact for you: Humans are the ONLY mammals that don’t make their own vitamin C.
5 tips for Managing Adult Atopic Dermatitis
Atopic Dermatitis (AD] is the most common of the group of inflammatory skin conditions called ‘eczema.’ Research continues on its causes. Genes and environmental factors – allergens, stress, irritants – seem to trigger an immune system misfire that results in inflamed, extremely itchy skin. Left untreated, AD can lead to infections and permanently thickened, constantly itchy skin.
4 SURPRISING BENEFITS OF Encouraging Your Family to Unplug
4 SURPRISING BENEFITS OF Encouraging Your Family to Unplug
Aloe Vera Has 10 Impressive Uses
Aloe is very useful for psoriasis, food sensitivities, diabetes, gastritis and gingivitis.
Niacinamide for Great Skin
Used by dermatologists to treat a variety of skin conditions, this nourishing form of vitamin B3 can also work wonders in your at-home beauty regimen.
Mineral Cosmetics – A Healthy Way To Make-Up Your Face
Mineral make-up is the new rage in the cosmetics. With the increased awareness regarding healthy skin, women are more skeptical about using make-up products and cosmetics with harsh ingredients and are turning to healthier and safer options.
Detox Your Skin With Charcoal
Dirt, air pollution, and chemicals from synthetic skincare products can clog your pores and dull your skin. But this dark, gritty ingredient works like a magnet to pull toxins and impurities to the surface so they can be washed away.
Brow Lamination, the microblading alternative taking Instagram, is the must-have treatment of 2020. To find out moe, we spoke to Rachel Lavelle, one of Australia’s most sought after cosmetic educators, for an inside on the hottest innovative technique.
Strong And Healthy THIS FALL!
We found your superfood solution.
Focus on Your Rebounds
Returning from a fitness hiatus? Use these products to train harder and recover faster.
How to Care for Your Skin During Menopause
By the time they reach menopause — which officially begins one year after a woman’s last period — many women think they have their lives figured out. Careers are well established; children are grown and independent; and there’s more time for leisure and self-care. Yet many women in their 40s and 50s are surprised to suddenly notice changes on their skin, including acne and age spots. Fortunately, dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology say that while many of these changes are inevitable due to hormones, there is a lot women can do at home to lessen these effects. To care for your skin during menopause, Diane S. Berson, MD, FAAD recommends the following tips:
Hygiene is Overrated
But keep washing your hands.
From A (cne) to Z (its) AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN
Pimple. Blemish. Zit. Breakout. No matter how you refer to your lumps and bumps, we can all agree on one thing: Acne is the absolute pits.