Celebrity dermatologist warns of “maskitis” rash caused by wearing masks

A celebrity dermatologist warned of a skin condition that stems from wearing face masks all day. Skin expert Dr. Dennis Gross said the condition called maskitis manifests as a dry and flaky rash. Gross added that maskitis is often mistaken with maskne, but he noted that symptoms and treatments for the two are different. Maskitis can spread … Continue reading Celebrity dermatologist warns of “maskitis” rash caused by wearing masks

Understanding how niacin treats high cholesterol levels

Niacin is a B vitamin commonly used by your body to turn food into energy. It is also known as vitamin B3 and helps keep your nervous system, digestive system and skin healthy. As a supplement, niacin may help ease arthritis, boost brain function and reduce oxidative stress and inflammation, among many other benefits. Studies also show that niacin can improve … Continue reading Understanding how niacin treats high cholesterol levels

5 Ways to use tea tree oil for common skin conditions

Tea tree oil, or melaleuca oil as it is sometimes called, is an essential oil obtained from the leaves of Melaleuca alternifolia, a small tree endemic to Australia. Aboriginal Australians have used tea tree oil for centuries. These native people crush tea tree leaves to extract the oil, then inhale it to treat coughs and colds. It could … Continue reading 5 Ways to use tea tree oil for common skin conditions

The 7 Best Vitamins for Healthy & Glowing Skin

Source: The 7 Best Vitamins for Healthy & Glowing Skin by Dr. Edward Group If you want healthy skin — and who doesn’t — you want to ensure you get the right combination of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients. With so many out there, how do you know what specific vitamins promote skin health? Whether you … Continue reading The 7 Best Vitamins for Healthy & Glowing Skin

Could a simple vitamin be an anti-aging tool?

Many factors contribute to the aging process. In particular, oxidative damage is said to be the leading cause of aging. However, scientists may have just found a way to slow down aging. In a research published in the journal Nature Communications, researchers found that niacinamide or vitamin B3 can protect against oxidative damage and delay the onset … Continue reading Could a simple vitamin be an anti-aging tool?

Beat cystic acne with these herbal treatments

Acne can affect a person’s confidence, especially when you have a condition like cystic acne. The most severe type of acne, this condition causes large, painful cysts to appear on your face and on other parts of your body. To relieve the symptoms of cystic acne, try some natural remedies like aloe vera or green tea extract. … Continue reading Beat cystic acne with these herbal treatments

Dr. Group’s Simple Home Remedies for Adult Acne

Source: Dr. Group’s Simple Home Remedies for Adult Acne by Dr. Edward Group Regardless of your age, acne is a major inconvenience to say the least. Pinpointing the exact cause — and figuring out how to fix it — can be difficult.To complicate the situation, there are many alleged home remedies for adult acne, including cleansing, … Continue reading Dr. Group’s Simple Home Remedies for Adult Acne

The mouth is a first responder for the immune system: New study provides clues for how the body defends against oral invaders

New research has identified how the mouth acts as a trigger for the immune system’s defenses to kick in once the fungus Candida albicans – which causes oral thrush –  has invaded the body. The international team, led by the researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, studied how microbes inside the mouth called commensals, which are usually harmless to … Continue reading The mouth is a first responder for the immune system: New study provides clues for how the body defends against oral invaders

Vitamin B3 may be the cure for drug-resistant superbug infections

While the pharmaceutical industry is busy trying to conjure up new drugs to tackle the antibiotic-resistant “superbug” epidemic, a recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation explains how simple vitamin B3, also known as nicotinamide (NAM), taken in high doses may effectively thwart staph and other potentially life-threatening infections without the need for drugs. Researchers … Continue reading Vitamin B3 may be the cure for drug-resistant superbug infections

What is Oral Thrush? 9 Natural Ways to Heal Oral Thrush!

Oral thrush is a fungal infection that occurs due to the overgrowth of fungus named as Candida albicans. It is one type of yeast infection, which develops on your tongue as well as inside your mouth. And oral thrush happens when your immune system cannot maintain the natural defense against the Candida albicans fungus. Symptoms … Continue reading What is Oral Thrush? 9 Natural Ways to Heal Oral Thrush!