Skin Rashes and How they Occur

Posted in Skin No discussion yet on November 24th, 2012

Skin rashes occur due to a problem in that particular anatomical area. These are found to affect people who are sensitive to certain situations and substances. There are many kinds of skin rashes so let us get to know what they exactly are. Seborrheic dermatitis is a kind of skin rash that is seen to affect most of the adults. This is an eruption that comes with red scales and that is seen to occur in the brows, scalp, forehead, external ears and cheeks. Then you have atopic dermatitis which is another kind of skin rash and is known as eczema and is a very common disorder during childhood. So children get red rashes which are itchy and ooze and these occur normally on the back of the knees and the elbows. They are also found in the wrists, cheeks, neck and ankles. It is normally seen in those patients who have hay fever and asthma. Then you have contact dermatitis that is another rash that is mainly brought on either due to touch and contact with a particular chemical or due to a substance  [...]

Tips To Take Care Of Your Skin

Posted in Skin No discussion yet on November 10th, 2012

We at all times are worried about our skin as we tend to expose our skin to harsh climatic conditions, stressed life style, lack of sleep, junk food, low quality cosmetics, itching skin, greasy skin, acne. It is imperative to take care of your skin and keep it glowing at all times by following some of these tips- 1.    During monsoons fungal and bacterial infections are common, hence use anti fungal powder on all body to avoid infection. 2.    If you have oily skin make sure to use light weight moisturizer after bath, and scrub your face to remove dirt and grime. 3.    If you have a dry skin the skin tends to get itchy, and you may use a good moisturizing lotion or cream, use a heavy weight sun screen, and keep your skin hydrated by using cleanser and alcohol free toner to keep it moisturized. 4.    Make sure you have a healthy diet as it reflects on your skin. Include Vitamin A and Omega 3 in your diet as they are rich in nutrients and rich in oils and keep your skin  [...]

Skin Care and Complexion Maintenance

Posted in Skin No discussion yet on April 12th, 2012

Skin care is a matter of concern for many people. Often people worry about losing their skin colour and are often paranoid of contacting any skin ailment. But by following some specific guidelines you can ensure that your skin complexion is maintained and continue to have a healthy and glowing skin for a very long time even after the onset of old age. Here are some simple techniques which will have a positive and rejuvenating effect on the skin: Regularly clean your face. Don’t have a long gap between cleaning. It is ideally recommended that you clean your face at least thrice a day. Ensure that you use a face wash which is compatible to your skin type. Never sleep with make up on. It is very vital that you inculcate the habit of sleeping with a face devoid of any make up. This is essential as otherwise your skin pores will get blocked and will not get the required nourishment. Also your skin needs time to rejuvenate. Sleeping with make up on will deprive your skin of this much  [...]

Blackheads And Beauty Cures

Posted in Skin No discussion yet on April 9th, 2012

Blackheads are the cause of many sleepless nights for the beauty conscious. The most common place where blackheads form is our nose and forehead. Blackheads can be treated by the following remedies which can be made at home and thus are safe, free of side effects and not very expensive. Extract the juice of a lemon. Add a spoonful of groundnut oil to it and apply this on the face. Take a spoonful of fenugreek leaves (methi) and grind it to form a paste. Apply this paste on the blackhead prone areas. Leave it on for around half an hour and let it dry. Now rinse it off with water. A paste made out of fresh radish is also helpful to get rid of blackheads. Green tea contains anti oxidants. If you scrub your face regularly with green tea, not only will the blackheads reduce but your skin will also start to glow. Soak 4 almonds in water and grind it to form a paste. All rosewater to it and apply. This is also a good medium to cure blackheads. Make a paste with almond powder and  [...]

What Is Pustular Psoriasis?

Posted in Skin No discussion yet on November 11th, 2011

Pustular psoriasis is a psoriasis type found primarily in adults. The condition is a rare one and is marked by formation of pus-filled, non-infectious sores on the skin. The sores of pustular psoriasis can affect a large area of our body or can occur only as a localized skin disease. According to medical experts, patients with pustular psoriasis should be hospitalized immediately after detection of the disease as it can result in life threatening situations. Majority of the pustular psoriasis patients possess history of suffering from chronic plaque psoriasis. Plaque psoriasis is the most common psoriasis type. How will you know that you have developed pustular psoriasis? During the initial phases, the skin of pustular psoriasis patients starts becoming tender and red. Then, which a few hours, blisters filled with pus develop in those areas. Breakouts can appear in all body parts, but the most commonly affected regions are the feet, hands and genitals. Pustular psoriasis gets manifested  [...]

What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Jock Itch?

Posted in Skin No discussion yet on September 30th, 2011

Medically, jock itch is commonly referred to as tinea cruris. The other name for this fungal infection is ringworm of groin. In this article, we’ll be discussing about the common signs of jock itch. Patients with jock itch experience itching sensation in their groin area, which is the most frequently occurring sign of the fungal infection. The itching caused by jock itch might be extremely uncomfortable; in some patients the itching sensation gradually reaches the body parts like anus and upper thighs from the groin. Jock itch is a contagious condition and can infect people coming in contact with the infected clothing and contaminated skin. The irritation caused by the infection can increase if you scratch the affected body parts. Frequent scratching may also augment the risk of spreading of the fungal infection to the other body parts of the patient. The next most common sign of jock itch is formation of unusual skin lesions around the groin area. The skin lesions caused by jock itch  [...]

Home Treatment for Skin Abscess

Posted in Skin No discussion yet on September 10th, 2011

The term skin abscess is another name used for skin boils. Skin abscesses are pus filled infections occurring deep within the skin, which may or may not involve hair follicles. On most occasions, skin abscesses occur on the moist regions of our body for example, the back region of the neck, groin, armpits etc. In this article we’ll be informing you tips of treating skin abscesses at home. Treating abscesses with turmeric: Turmeric is a yellowish orange colored spice mostly used for cooking Indian dishes.  The active ingredient of this spice is curcumin; several studies conducted around the world have concluded that curcumin can effectively work as an anti-inflammatory agent and can also help in fighting infections. You can consume this spice in form of a drink; add 2 teaspoon of turmeric powder either to water or to milk and drink it 2 to 3 times every day for three consecutive days. A paste prepared using turmeric and milk can be applied topically on the skin areas with abscesses. While  [...]

Natural Remedies for Spider Veins

Posted in Skin No discussion yet on August 19th, 2011

Below we have presented a few effective natural remedies for varicose veins: Ginkgo biloba: This herb works by strengthening the tissues forming the walls of our veins. Ginkgo biloba also effectively improves the circulation in our tissues and thus enhances the tissue oxygenation. All these features of this herb make it an effective remedy for spider veins. According to herbalists, a patient suffering from this skin disorder must consume 40mg ginkgo biloba extracts thrice every day until this spider veins go away completely. Witch hazel: The extract of this herb is known for its astringent properties. It is widely used as an external remedy of spider veins. If you have developed this skin disorder, soak a clean piece of cloth or cotton ball into extracts of witch hazel and apply the extract directly on the affected regions of your skin. Repeat the procedure 2 to 3 times every day. This should be continued until the spider veins go away. Horse chestnut: This herb helps in strengthening  [...]

What Can Cause White Patches on Our Skin?

Posted in Skin No discussion yet on July 22nd, 2011

Skin is the largest organ of our body; like any other organ of our body, skin also suffers from a number of medical conditions. In this article we’ll be discussing about the possible causes of one common skin condition, white skin patches. Mild eczema: If you have white patches on your skin, it might indicate the occurrence of mild eczema. This type skin disorder is most common among the children. If you get swelling, redness and itchiness around the white patches, the condition might be caused due contact with external irritants. This form of white patches is generally treated using corticosteroid creams and moisturizers. Yeast infection: The medical term used for yeast infection is tinea versicolor; it can also occur in form of small, white and scaly spots on the skin. The most common sites of occurrence of white patches caused by yeast infections are: back, chest and upper arms. Yeast infections are triggered by a fungus called candida. People, who have oily skin, are at higher  [...]

Home Remedies for Stretch Mark Prevention

Posted in Skin No discussion yet on July 8th, 2011

Stretch marks are common problems faced by people losing or gaining lot of weight drastically and women who have given birth. There are certain home remedies that can help you in preventing stretch marks. Anyone planning to lose or gain weight and every pregnant woman should try these home remedies to avoid occurrence of stretch marks. Home remedy 1: The most widely used home remedy for stretch mark is cocoa butter. Cocoa butter is extracted from the creamy fat found inside the cocoa seeds. This ingredient is known for its excellent skin moisturizing properties. Cocoa butter is rich in glycolic acid and vitamin E; these constituents make it an extremely effective remedy for stretch marks. Home remedy 2: A mixture of natural oil massaged on the skin areas prone to stretch marks also help in preventing the occurrence of the ugly marks. Mix ¼ cup of aloe gel, ½ cup of olive oil, the constituents of 6 vitamin E capsules and 4 vitamin A capsules together suing a blender. Massage adequate  [...]

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