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Your skin needs sunlight to produce vitamin D, which is essential for the functioning of your body. However, barring the few minutes that you need to step out into the sun to produce the sunshine vitamin, make sure you apply sunscreen and stay covered. Excess sun exposure could cause skin cancer. Opt for sunscreens with zinc and titanium components or go for natural sunscreens like coconut oil or shea butter.
Excess body heat is detrimental to your health as it prevents your organs from performing optimally. Excess body heat can also lead to brain damage and result in heart-related diseases. Internal factors, such as diseases and foods can raise body heat, while external factors like constant exposure to sun may also result in excess body heat. Keeping the body hydrated and staying in cool areas help reduce body heat.
Macular degeneration also known as AMD or ARMD (Age-Related Macular Degeneration) happens to be the leading cause of vision loss and blindness in Americans...
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A blemish is a mark or discoloration on you skin. And, certain factors contribute to their formation on the face. Acne leaves behind atrophic, hypertrophic, or kleoid scars. Aging causes liver spots, purpura, and seborrheic keratoses. Sun exposure causes melasma and darkens freckles. Genetic conditions cause darier disease, fabry disease, birthmarks, cafe au lait spots, Mongolian spots, and Hemangiomas. Finally, skin conditions like rosacea, chickenpox, and facial herpes leave behind marks and scars.
Psoriasis is a misunderstood disease but here are the real facts. This skin disease is not contagious. It is caused by genetic and lifestyle factors. In ancient times it was treated with pine tar and urine. It may be linked to diabetes and obesity. Studies show that physical activity can help alleviate symptoms. Those with psoriasis can wear makeup as long as they choose safe ingredients.
Dryness and split ends are two types of hair damage. Dry hair leads to brittle strands that break easily, while split ends are defined as feathering ends. To prevent both, avoid frequently coloring or bleaching your hair. Limit heat treatments, tight hair styles, and sun exposure. When possible, air dry your hair or use a blow dryer on the coolest setting. Treat your hair with natural conditioners like coconut oil.
Summer is difficult time for pets. They need extra care, else they are at risk of dehydration and heatstroke. Little things like providing your pet with sufficient water, well-ventilated shade, and avoiding going out in afternoon will help them remain happy and safe during summer.
Depression, which is a devastating illness, has become very common now. It decreases the energy level in you, affecting the way you think and...
When you sleep early, your biological clock improves. You also get less exposure to blue light, which comes from electronics and is linked to obesity, cancer, and type 2 diabetes. Instead, you’ll get natural sun exposure and be more productive. Late-night snacking, a cause of weight gain, will also be less likely. An early bedtime lets you get more sleep, which makes your heart and immune system healthy.
The pineal gland is a small endocrine gland, shaped like a tiny pine cone (pinea in Latin) from where it derives its name. This...
If you suffer a heatstroke, drink plenty of water and cooling teas such as peppermint, raspberry leaf, or hibiscus. Apply citronella, tea tree, or eucalyptus essential oils topically to avoid mosquito bites. For a sunburn, add apple cider vinegar to cold bath water. Spray aloe vera juice on affected areas. Swipe left for more such effective natural remedies for 29 common complaints you face every summer.
Vitamin D helps bone and cell growth and reduces inflammation. It's deficiency causes weight issues, achy bones and muscle weakness. The optimal Vit D range in blood should be 50-70 ng/ml. Foods like salmon, milk and eggs cannot fulfil our Vit D requirements; sun exposure during mid-day is essential. Vit D3 supplements are beneficial than Vit D2.
Chest and neck wrinkles are caused due to excessive sun exposure, ill-fitting clothing, sunbeds, wrong sleeping position and smoking. To avoid this extend your skincare routine to neck and chest as well, wear clothes made of natural fabric, stay hydrated, consume a balanced diet, quit smoking and indulge in sufficient physical activity.
Melanoma, the most deadly type of skin cancer can be seeded in childhood as kids spend a lot of time outdoors under the harsh sun, playing games or swimming. Minimize sun damage by applying a sunscreen of SPF 30 to exposed body. Reapply every 2-3 hrs and wear dark, dense clothing. Follow this for 2 weeks so that kids make it a habit.
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