Skin and Hair Health

We all want healthy and gorgeous skin and hair. These articles and tips will help you to keep looking your healthiest and best.

Given the right love and support, our hair can be like a crowning glory around us! When it’s silky, bouncy and healthy we feel radiant and amazing! Conversely when it’s limp, dry or we have scalp issues or discomfort; it can be tough to feel our best. I love treating my hair from the inside out with a few key supplemen…

Eczema can be an uncomfortable and irritating condition that not only impacts you physically, but emotionally as well. Make these easy lifestyle changes and help avoid irritating your eczema. Click image to open full sized image

I used to suffer from rosacea, around my nose and on my cheeks. After feeling dependent on makeup and embarrassed to be bare skinned I decided I needed to seek some natural treatments to help heal and soothe my inflamed skin. Inflammation in skin can be a sign that you’re experiencing inflammation within your gut. The…

As with most skin conditions psoriasis is often your body’s way of telling you its overburdened or stressed… and thankfully there are things you can do to alleviate or even clear it up completely. One of my clients had severe plaque psoriasis all over her body… and a year later is free of it – and it hasn’t returned! W…

Eczema can be an irritating and seemingly endless issue. The best way to tackle it is by going to the cause, and healing the imbalance from within. Then the skin can begin to calm down and heal with a few soothing exterior treatments. I’m not a doctor but my son has suffered with it and I’ve had bouts of eczema myself;…

From my perspective, treating acne is both an outside AND an inside job. In this article we’ll tackle how to topically treat the skin to limit acne, while finding ways to end acne at it’s root: inside the body. I myself suffered with cystic acne for around 5 years, and I tried every cream, facial, spot treatment and ma…

The most common skin problem is acne. Unfortunately, it’s not just a problem for teenagers. In fact, rising numbers of adults develop acne even if they never had it during puberty – 20-30% of adults between 20-40 years of age experience acne and three-quarters of those with adult acne are women. It’s a problem that has…

If you have persistent red patches of skin, you might have a skin problem called psoriasis; though it’s often confused with eczema, dermatitis or a fungal skin infection. One of the difficulties in psoriasis is that it is often a chronic or long-lasting problem and it can be widespread on the body making you feel self-…

The summer heat, humidity and chlorine from pools can leave your hair feeling brittle, dry or greasy. Healthy hair starts with a healthy diet as well as good mineral and hormone balance. However, it’s also dependent on the products that we use topically. Many commercial products contain harsh chemicals such as alcohols…

One of the most common observations I make as a naturopathic doctor is dry skin and dry hair with little lustre. It’s the first thing I look for during an examination, since it’s a sign of two of the most important aspects your body requires: healthy skin to protect against microbes, and secondly, a sufficiently hydrat…