If you google the keyword ‘eczema,’ and flip through the variety of images available, you will see a range of skin rashes ranging from simplistic red marks or bumps that seem relatively easy to treat in comparison to the crusted, raw, exposed skin covered in pus and secretion. Eczema ranges from mild, to moderate, to severe, and may affect as much as thirty percent of the American population. This condition is by no means uncommon, and many people often have some level of knowledge or familiarity concerning it.
In fact, you or someone you know may struggle with this condition, and fully comprehend the irritation it can cause an individual on a daily basis. Constant itching, rashes occurring from exposure to irritants or allergens, and unsightly red marks heralding the flowering appearance of irritation are all hallmarks of the struggle with eczema. And the more severe the condition, the worse the effects – both aesthetically and mentally.
Rashes – a common occurrence that many individuals have to deal with no matter what their age or lifestyle. Rashes are a typical part of life, and most people will experience at least one in their lifetime. Whether bringing irritation like itchiness or stinging, or causing red areas to flower across the complexion, rashes take on different forms and often have different contributors.
Everyone deals with a rash at some point in their lives. Some people deal with one everyday, like with eczema or rosacea. Others contract it from pets, like ringworm. Still others, especially small children, experience a rash as a resulting symptom of an illness, like chicken pox. Regardless of cause or whether the condition is there to stay or will eventually fade away, we will give you some insight on what a rash is, what causes it, and what face naturals has to offer to provide relief.
Today, we dish on one of the oldest tricks in the book when it comes to natural beauty and health regimens – castor oil. You have probably heard an old-timer suggest that you use castor oil to fix a number of minor ills, or tell an anecdote about how they used it in the old days to refine and preserve youth and beauty. Now, you can learn the facts about this oil outside of the buzz, and learn how to use it properly.
Native to Africa and India, castor oil is extracted from the castor bean by way of harvesting and pressing the beans. The oil is then distributed and sold at different kinds of vendors worldwide. Rich in vitamin E, minerals, proteins, and fatty acids, castor oil provides some top-notch nourishment for both your skin and hair.
Originating in the Mediterranean mountains, lavender spread all over the world as its popularity grew. Spanning from Europe, to Australia, and all the way to America, this hardy purplish flower can blossom nearly anywhere. It has a history that dates back up to 2500 years ago, when many physicians used it for its potent medicinal properties. Appreciated by Romans, Syrians, and even mentioned in the Bible as ‘spikenard,’ organic lavender has earned its place in the face naturals’ hall of ingredient highlights.
One of the most common aesthetics associated with the skin’s aging process include age spots – also known as liver spots, dark spots, or sun spots. You know what we are talking about: those annoying speckles that start appearing on the your face, neck, shoulders, and sometimes arms. Most often, they bear testament to just how much sun exposure you received during your youth, and what kind of damage it imposed on your skin. Dark spots reflect the not so bright side of sun bathing, tanning beds, sun burns, and spending hours at the beach without reapplying your preferred method of sun protection.
We pride ourselves on using products that turn our ingredient list into a cornucopia of skin-care creations, with organic botanicals extracted from vegetables, fruits, and spices. That is why we are happy to feature organic carrot seed oil in our ingredient spotlight! We use organic carrot seed oil in our products due to the full range of benefits it offers the skin. The benefits do not stop there, and you can do your whole body a healthy favor by tapping into the best-kept secret we share with our readers.
As the list of chemical-laden products continues to climb, so does the growing body of evidence supporting the reality that those chemicals poison the population day by day. One of these chemicals, triclosan, takes an unavoidable space on the shelves within each drug and grocery store. Sold and purchased under the names Microban and Biofresh, triclosan has a historical track record over thirty years old.
When walking down the hair-care aisle in the supermarket, you see lots of enticing brand names proclaiming miracle work for your hair. Bottles bursting with color that contain fruity or floral fragrances promise to handle all of your hair dilemmas with exotic ingredients advertised on each label. Do they really do as promised? Or can they make a bad hair day much worse? And, what about all those hard-to-pronounce ingredients that make you feel like you should have paid more attention in chemistry class? What do they do?
Organic rosemary blesses the body with a combination of health benefits for the mind, body, and appearance! That is why we are so excited to introduce rosemary as today’s ingredient spotlight. Used as an ingredient in around fifty four of our face naturals products, rosemary goes the extra mile in improving the health of multiple skin conditions. We wanted to share with you the reasons behind our usage of this highly versatile plant, and why we want to celebrate it with this post.
October marks the time of year that many individuals use to reflect on either loved ones who struggled with breast cancer, or remember their own struggle with this life-threatening condition. Some people participate in festivities designed and marketed to ‘raise awareness’ of the reality of breast cancer, fueled by fund raisers that target the hope of ‘finding a cure.’
As members of American culture, we often find ourselves busy handling a hefty work schedule, attending school functions, making time for family, and hanging out with friends. We try to do what is necessary to maintain a healthy, well-balanced social life in which we get to spend time with all the people most important to us. When dealing with the ebb and flow of constant obligations, many individuals often forget the importance of maintaining good physical health as well. This often leaves people stuffing their faces at the last minute with ready-made T.V. dinners, fast foods, or packaged foods already prepared to consume straight from the store.
Many people are very familiar with this fruit – the tart, citrusy burst of its juice, the glittering brilliance of its aroma, and the appealing lushness of its pulp. The grapefruit holds a place in the hearts of many people who are insistent on good, quality health. Grown in semi-tropical states like Florida, the grapefruit comes into season during the fall, proving that Autumn is not just for apples.