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The high season for dry skin is in full swing and many of us are reaching for our tried and true skin soothing remedies. But which formula is best for your unique needs? Read on to discover whether you need a lotion, salve, or cream to deal with your dry winter skin woes.

Lotion

Lotions are an emulsion of water and oil which usually contain an emulsifier such as cetearyl alcohol in order to keep them smooth and prevent separation, as well as stabilizers to prolong shelf life. ...
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Calendula (Calendula officianalis) has long been known as one of the most healing herbs in the herbal apothecary. It has sacred status in India, is known as “Mary’s Gold” in tribute to the Virgin Mary in Catholic tradition, and was used by the ancient Romans and Greeks in many ceremonies. Calendula is often used topically for ailments and irritation of the skin and mucous membranes such as itching, contact dermatitis and heat rash. It is used to reduce swelling and inflammation, including ...
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You have no doubt noticed an astounding array of new gluten-free offerings popping up on grocery store shelves and at restaurants as awareness of celiac disease and gluten intolerance have grown. But did you know that there’s another gluten-free trend that goes hand and hand with gluten-free diets? It’s important for anyone with celiac disease, dermatitis herpetiformis, gluten-reactive eczema or gluten intolerance to keep the following things in mind:
  1. You eat more ...
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Herbal Skin Care - Ora's Amazing Herbal
A Time To Itch And Wheeze, A Time To Shmear And Breathe In our house, the eczema comes and goes, just like the weather. Come to think of it, it comes and goes with the weather. When the flowers bloom and the temperature goes up, the sneezes and scratches are likely to follow. Here is what we do for the kids in our house that are prone to allergies, asthma, and eczema. Try to avoid dairy and sugar. I know, it’s a bummer during ice cream season, but dairy is the #1 food sensitivity ...
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Herbal Skin Care - Chicken Skin - Ora's Amazing Herbal

How to deal with Keratosis Pilaris (not so affectionately referred to as “chicken skin”)

Unfortunately, I have yet to find one single thing that gets rid of chicken skin, but I have found a number of things that work well together to completely and totally get rid of it… um, mostly. But you have to do it all the time, as a maintenance thing.

1. Cod liver oil. When I take cod liver oil daily, with the ...
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