Herbal cosmetics have been widely offered since the ancient times up to these days. This is perhaps for the reason that herbal cosmetics really work. With that major reason, herbal cosmetics now greatly range from skincare products to hair care products, to herbal bath teas, and to lotions, creams, powders, and a lot more. Historically, herbal cosmetics are used by women since the ancient times, in a natural form. Most of the ancient women then turned to the bounties of nature to help enhance their own beauty. In fact, it is noted that the ancient Romans have applied beauty packs of eggs and honey, and the Egyptians then have used oils and perfumes for increasing their beauty. Nowadays, when many…

As one of the most prominent features on your face, your lips are supposed to stand out. Unfortunately, standing out without a shield for protection against harsh or very cold weather can lead to seriously chapped lips. That's why regularly adding moisture to lips as part of a daily ritual is the best defense against lips that appear dull, cracked, flakes, and wind burned. "Periodic, consistent application of a moisturizing lip balm will help seal in lips' natural moisture and form a protective barrier to the cold and wind that frequently exasperate the problem of dry, cracked lips this time of year," says Dr. Charles Zugerman, associate professor of clinical dermatology at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago. Zugerman added…

Diagnosing diabetes symptoms can be difficult in identifying at first, as a manifestation of the disease is gradual. Sometimes, because symptoms can also be common to other illnesses, the real illness may be overlooked. Diabetes symptoms may vary, the list may go on and on but not everybody (diabetes patients) has them. There are even some cases that no symptoms may show on some patients. Diabetes occurs when the body's ability to react to insulin gets affected. The insulin is your body hormone that allows your blood sugar (glucose) to enter body cells. When too much glucose enters the blood, this leads to an elevated amount of blood glucose, which can cause glucose spillage towards the urine. This is the…

Acne is a major concern in the world today. As the media continues to grow, people become more and more self-conscious and worry about their looks constantly. Acne is a major cause of low self-esteem in many people and this can lead to future problems. There is a huge push in the fight against acne and the high sales of acne-fighting products show this. However, there are a few other methods to help battle acne that should also be considered. Before thinking about treating acne, one should know the basics of it. Although the basic causes of pimples are unknown, what is known is that they are caused by the pore collapsing on itself and preventing the sebum (the oil)…

Does eye cream really work? While we cannot say for every brand out there, but what we do know is that many do, in fact, they help you lose those crow's feet and help provide you with more skin tone that you can be proud of. What most people do not know, though, is that eye cream works because what is inside it being as natural as you will find. The products that defy age work because they are filled with great quality ingredients that would make anything do well. So, what magical product is inside an eye cream that makes it work so well? It is not the ingredient per se but the vitamins that are in it instead.…

As you age, the eyes begin to droop and fine lines become more apparent. The skin gets dryer and thinner as well. This is because the networks of fibers that make the skin elastic and firm are disconnected. Aging impedes cells that result in spots, wrinkles, lines, and other ill effects. Aging is a normal process and skin aging goes with it. However, you need not be bothered for there are ample ways to reduce its effects to bring back the youthful glow. One way is using anti-aging products. There are lots and lots of anti-aging products available in the market these days, all you have to do is seek advice from your dermatologist and purchase said products. Another way…

People from all walks of life and all ages live with eczema; however, it typically appears in infants. Also called contact dermatitis, eczema is actually a group of skin conditions. Although it may sometimes look like a contagious condition, eczema is not contagious. Symptoms related to eczema depend on the causes and severity of the form of eczema. A person with mild eczema has dry, hot, and itchy skin. Severe eczema causes the skin to crack, bleed and often takes a long time to heal. Inflammation in the area is common depending on the type of eczema. Type of eczema More information Atopic eczema Most common form of eczema; affects children and adults. Symptoms include: extreme itchiness dryness of the…

There is no known cure for eczema, but new treatments are helping people to manage, and even prevent flares, better than ever before. Treatment is most effective when people with eczema work closely with a physician, preferably a dermatologist, who will customize a treatment approach based on the person's age, symptoms, and overall health. With the right treatment, most flares can be brought under control in less than three weeks. In more severe cases of eczema, where other treatments have failed, systemic steroids may be used. Instead of applying the steroidal medication to the top of the skin, it is injected into the body, or taken in pill form. These medications should only be used for a short time. Side…

Facial is one of the most popular forms of serious skincare treatments offered at spas and salons worldwide. This type of treatment cleanses, exfoliates, and nourishes the skin. It also keeps the skin smooth and clear. In this, article, the author further defines what facial treatment is as well as explains the procedures and other related information on the said skincare treatment. Serious skincare When you have a healthy and radiant-looking skin, people instantly assume that you are taking real good care of your body, particularly your skin. The skin is actually regarded by many as a mirror of oneself, in which it is a reflection of how one takes care of his body. Of course, to keep our skin…

Acne or commonly known as zits or pimples are skin inflammation affecting 87% of the total US population. They usually appear during puberty because of the abnormal response of the body to the male hormone known as testosterone. Causes Until now, the causes of acne are still being investigated. However, scientific studies show that it can be hereditary. Other factors linked to zits are the following: 1. Skin irritation. 2. Use of Anabolic steroids. Most bodybuilders are taking these synthetic hormones for faster growth of muscles and bone tissues. 3. Stress that increases hormones from the adrenal glands. 4. Exposure to chlorine compounds like chlorinated dioxins. Treatment Most people who are suffering from acne in their teens notice a decrease…