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.

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…

The summer sun can be quite enjoyable, but without protection and precaution, you are at risk of sunburn. Be safe, and have a great summer!

Your skin is a reflection of your internal environment. It’s also a reflection of your external environment. It’s a good idea to change your skin care regimen as the seasons change. Sunburn and Dermatitis are two conditions that can occur in the winter months. Although it’s cold, the snow reflects the sun’s rays which…

Hair is derived from your hair follicles. Therefore the health of your hair depends on the health of your scalp. To maintain your healthy tresses, it is important to nourish your hair from the outside in and the inside out. Hormone imbalances, some medications, extreme weather changes, hair products and your nutritiona…

Do it yourself skin care in the form of masks, scrubs, moisturizers and toners are cheap and effective natural solutions for treating common skin complaints such as dry skin, acne and enlarged pores. Most of these ingredients can be found in your pantry or refrigerator. It’s always a good idea to do a patch test on you…

As you get older, it is natural to expect changes in your body. One clear example is what are known as ‘age spots,’ or ‘liver spots’ – flat, darkened spots that tend to show most on UV-light exposed areas of the body. Typically it affects your face, arms, hands and the tops of your feet. They commonly show up in your 4…