Shea butter, also known as karate butter, is a fatty substance made out of nuts from the karate nut tree grown in West and Central Africa. They grow in the wild and take fifty years to mature with a life expectancy of 300 years. The benefits of the butter from the nuts are just now being realized for health and beauty. Karate butter helps diminish wrinkles by moisturizing the skin and promotes cell renewal and increases circulation in the skin. It contains cinnamic acid which is a substance helping to protect the skin from harmful UV rays. It heals burns, sores, scars, dermatitis, dandruff, stretch marks, and psoriasis. It protects the skin from environmental and free radical damages. It has…

Cat dandruff is common among diabetic cats. A study shows that happens in 1 in 200 cats has what is known as diabetes mellitus (DM) and if you want your pet to get better, here are some things you can do. The cause of this problem is associated with poor nutrition. So, instead of buying one of those generic brands of cat food, maybe you should change it and go for one of those that are of good quality even if it may cost a little more. You can also give food supplements that contain fish oil which has proven to correct the dandruff problem. This may also come from canned tuna since it is rich in Omega 43 fatty…

Blueberry season is almost coming. But this sweet, flare-crowned, indigo superfruit is more than just a mouth-watering delight to your craving senses. Would you believe that this favorite has a wide range of micronutrients that do not only protect the body from diseases but also aging? High Antioxidant Value Blueberries, along with blackberries, strawberries, and plums, have the highest total antioxidant capacity of any food. It is being regarded as one of the "superfruits" having the promising combination of nutrient value, emerging research evidence for health benefits, versatility for manufacturing popular consumer products, and antioxidant strength. Antioxidants are thought to aid in guarding the body against the detrimental effects of free radicals on cells and the chronic diseases associated with…

Every woman would want to be adored by men and this is the reason why they exert every effort to always look their best physically. Cosmetic manufacturers are also addressing this concern by creating various cosmetic products ranging from haircare to skincare that helps every woman enhance more her beauty and enhance her assets. With the wide variety of products that we can find in the market, you may get confused about which brands or which types you should be using. In fact, you may be surprised to find that for every problem you may have concerning your body care, there is not only one but a myriad of products that could address this concern. For someone who is just…

Winter is a tough experience for any skin type. Even if you have oily skin, you may suffer from severe skin dehydration due to prolonged exposure to central air heating, contrasting temperatures, and harsh winds. People with acne can hardly balance the act, torn between the need to calm down those nasty pimples with alcohol-based toners and pimple-drying masks and the desperate need to slap on that comfy moisturizer. And those with sensitive skin suffer most of all. No matter what skin type you have in warmer seasons, winter skincare is all about care. This means putting aside those oil-stripping toners, mattifying gels, face washes with scrubbing particles, and face powder. In winter, you have to be mindful and adapt…

Facial masks are a refreshing treat that will help you to clean your pores, condition your skin, and feed your skin. They can also be very beneficial in reducing any buildup of sluggish cells deep within your skin. Masks make the skin softer, healthier, smoother, and taut. Most masks are also very effective in healing blemishes. They are easy to make at home with typical kitchen ingredients. Skin is vital, but people very often do not take care of it. Your skin's texture can appear more refined and your complexion much brighter with weekly facial treatments. Based on your skin type, here are some easy masks to try: 1 egg yolk 1 teaspoon honey 1 tsp olive oil 1 tbs…

A full body scrub is one of the best ways to rejuvenate your body and your mind. It is for that reason that it is often used at spas. It is something both men and women can enjoy, and it will make you feel and look younger and more alive. The reason for that is because it cleans the skin of your entire body, removing the dead skin cells and removing that dry, oily feel you might have. However, you do not have to go to a spa to get this treatment if you do not want it. There are plenty of body scrub products you can purchase, so you can do it yourself at home. If you are looking…

When it comes to skincare products, you will find that a lot of people are very particular about using only natural skincare products. They treat all the synthetic products as harmful to the skin. So, are natural skincare products the answer to all of our problems? What if a natural skincare product is not available for the treatment of a particular skin disorder? Are the synthetic skincare products so harmful that they should be banned? Different people have different answers to these questions. However, the reality is that due to the presence of synthetic preservatives, it's really tough to find a natural skincare product that is 100% natural. There are natural skincare products that have natural preservatives, but their cost…

Dry skin. Yuck! Nobody wants to deal with the red, flaky, painful, itchy condition that makes them feel so miserable. Luckily, there are several dry skin remedies that treat the condition effectively. What follows are a few remedies that have brought relief to millions of people. Everybody is different, however, so you may need to try a few before finding the ones that work best for you. It may sound obvious, but dry skin is the result of a lack of hydration. This lack of hydration can be internal, external, or both. Drinking plenty of water is often all that needs to be done to battle dry skin. How much water you need will vary, but if you ever get…

People may wish for a “healthy tan” but exposure to ultraviolet light damages skin cells' genetic material and can contribute to skin cancer formation, not to mention lines and wrinkles. Here are some rules to live by when it comes to the sun and your skin. • Remember, sun damage is cumulative. Exposure to ultraviolet light during childhood will increase the risk of developing skin cancer in later years. It's never too late to begin using sunscreen, however, to inhibit further sun damage and not just for a day at the beach. Daily exposure adds up. It is important to use daily products with SPF for your hands and face and any other exposed skin. Don't forget your lips. They…