Archives for category: treatment

close-up-1866841_1920close-up-1850662_1920

These herbal hair rinses will nourish your hair, maintain healthy scalp, combat dandruff & sensitive skin, restore shine & bounce.

Prep: Place 2 cups of the below herbs into bowl then fill with boiling water until herbs are completely covered.  Allow to steep for 30 minutes, strain and let cool.  When cool, used the herb infused water to rinse hair and let sit for 10-20 minutes.  After rinse with water and enjoy!

Herbs & their Benefits:

Black Tea- Prevents shedding and darkens early grey hairs.

Calendula Flowers- Soothes sensitive scalp, helps protect from bacteria & adds a warm glow to hair.

Dandelion Leaves- Helps treat dandruff and dry hair, and adds sheen to dull hair.

Ginger- Adds zing to scalp, stimulates hair follicles and encourages growth.

Lemon Balm- Great for oily hair.  A mild astringent, helps to wake up and refresh scalp, and balances oil production.

Nettle- Helps prevent hair loss, stimulates scalp and encourages glossy, shiny hair growth, and can curb dandruff and spilt ends.

Mints- Antibacterial and astringent properties help increase blood flow to scalp and stimulate hair growth.

Rose hips- Filled with Vitamin C and helps to strengthen hair and give a boost to red hair

Rosemary- Revitalizes; will improve and encourages hair to be strong and shining, and can help with thinning hair by stimulating new growth.

Seaweed- Can add bounce to lifeless hair, full of minerals and proteins, strength and vitality to roots

Yarrow- Great for itchy scalp, helps reduce excess oil and soothe sensitivity, and regular use can lighten hair.

Everyone at some point in their life will have chapped lips. Whether it is a mild annoyance or a serious interference on your everyday life, chapped lips should never just be ignored.

What causes chapped lips?

Chapped lips can occur for many reasons. Common causes include:

  • Dry/Cold weather: During the winter especially, staying inside and relying on forced air can dry out the skin, especially the lips and lead to cracking skin.
  • Medications: certain medications, such as those containing retinoids, high doses of vitamin a or certain chemotherapy medications can lead to dry skin, especially in the lips.
  • Dehydration: a lack of hydration affects all areas of your body, including the delicate skin on your lips.
  • Frequently licking your lips: it may sound counter-intuitive but frequently licking your lips can actually remove moisture and cause your lips to feel drier and begin to crack. Side note: bacteria from your mouth can enter these tiny cracks and cause infections – this can lead to serious medical problems that require medication.

How can they be fixed?

The good news is many over-the-counter remedies will work to smooth your lips and restore proper hydration. Here are some simple tips to remember:

  • Your lips need to be protected just like the rest of your skin. Choose a lip balm with SPF to prevent any damage from UV rays.
  • Avoid flavored lips balms which encourage licking as these will remove the balm and cause your lips to dry out further.
  • Lips balms with aloe vera and vitamin e may help to reduce redness and irritation.
  • Reapply frequently as lip balm gets removed by daily activities such as talking and eating.

One product that really works is Vibran C .  

When to seek medical attention

Persistent dry lips which do not respond to at-home treatment options should be looked at by a medical professional. Remember that your skin is an indicator of overall health and you should not ignore persistent skin issues, even if they seem inconsequential.