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Natural Creams for Eczema

The Weleda Baby Skin Care range is an excellent selection of natural products that can be used on a daily basis for general skin care, nappy rash, dry skin and cradle cap. The range of creams, oils and lotions are based on the herb Calendula. Calendula is a powerful herb that has demonstrated natural healing and soothing properties, which makes it ideal for treating...

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Can Fish Oils During Pregnancy Prevent Baby Eczema

Fish oils have been found to protect unborn babies from eczema. The Australian scientists have discovered that mothers who took omega 3 supplements were less likely to have babies with eczema. Studies have found that taking omega 3 supplements during pregnancy also resulted in a 50 per cent less chance of developing intolerance to eggs. Researchers at Adelaide...

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Can playing in sunshine help prevent Eczema

Researchers claim that playing in the sunshine reduces the risk of children developing eczema and food allergies. Children living in areas with lower levels of sunlight have a greater risk of developing food allergies and eczema, compared with those living in areas with higher UV light. read on to find out more about if playing in sunshine can help prevent...

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Is there really a natural anti ageing cream?

A new cream that contains the antioxidant, Pycnogenol, has been found to slow the signs of ageing. Latest research has found that this natural remedy, from the French maritime pine, has been shown to improve skin elasticity by 25 per cent and improve hydration by 8 per cent.This could be a break through product as a natural anti ageing cream. The results of this...

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Hyaluronic Acid – Nature’s Moisturiser

The anti-ageing effects of Hyaluronic Acid (HA) have been well publicised over the last few years. HA is a naturally occurring protein that is found mainly in connective tissue throughout the body. It is also found in the vitreous humour of the eye, and is widely present in the skin. As we age, we produce less HA, which leads to stiff joints and dry and wrinkly...

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Homeopathy for Eczema

Latest NHS statistics show that 1 in 4 children in the UK have some form of eczema. The symptoms usually start between the ages of 2-3 months to 2 years. Eczema is also common in adulthood, and is linked to stress and food allergies. Babies often develop eczema as a result of milk allergies. External irritants, such as perfumes, shampoos or washing powders can also...

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What is a natural acne treatment

Acne is a very common skin condition that usually affects teenagers at the time of puberty but can also affect adults. It usually affects the face, back and shoulders. The skin eruptions usually appear in the form of spots that are raised and painful. The spots appear as blackheads, whiteheads (small hard lumps with a white centre), pustules (spots with a lot of...

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Probiotics Reduce Risk of Eczema in Children

The BMJ (British Medical Journal), 23rd July 2010, has reported that a study conducted on pregnant women who drank milk containing “friendly bacteria” during pregnancy and during breastfeeding reduced the risk of their the developement of eczema in children. The study also found that these probiotics can reduce the severity of the eczema symptoms. Probiotics such as...

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Antioxidants for Healthy Skin

Our skin is continually exposed to many environmental pollutants and other free radicals so we need antioxidents for healthy skin Free radicals come can be found in food preservatives, radiation, car fumes and cigarette smoke. Free radicals are also produced internally through many metabolic processes that continually occur in our bodies. An example is the natural...

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