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3 Recommendations For Skin Care During The Winter Months by Dr. Christina

Hello #Naturals! You are not alone if you are experiencing dry, cracked skin due to the cold winter months. Millions of people are experiencing the same. Winter months can be especially rough on the skin. Here, I will paint a picture of the dry skin cycle of the cold outdoors. Cold outdoor air creates low humidity, which means very little water vapor in the air. The low humidity draws out moisture causing the outer layer of skin cells to become dry and shrink. When dry skin shrinks the outer cell layer becomes rough and can lead to cracking. Then, cracked skin can cause inflammation and create the sensation of itchiness. Scratching itchy skin can cause even more breaks within the...

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3 Recommendations For Soft Lips This Valentine's Day by Dr. Christina

Hello #Naturals! Are you ready for Valentine's Day? Ready to celebrate with that special someone. Valentine's day is full of love, roses, chocolate, and kisses. We deserve it all, including soft lips to finish off the night. Unfortunately, however, many of us are experiencing dry lips during the cold February month. The skin, including the lips, can become dry and chapped during the winter months. This dryness is due to the low humidity from the outside air and dry heat from the inside air. This low humidity causes moisture loss from the lips, causing dry lips that we do not want to have on Valentine's Day. So here are my 3 recommendations for soft lips this Valentine's Day: 1. Apply...

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8 Best Ayurvedic Herbs for Hair

8 of The Best Ayurveda Herbs for Hair by Dr. Christina H. Restoring Balance, Moisture, and Shine Ayurveda, "The Science of Life," is known to originate in India over 5,000 years ago. It is a holistic way of providing the body with the balance it needs to help prevent illness and maintain health. Ayurveda uses diet, massage, and herbs to restore and maintain the body's balance. Ayurveda herbs are also becoming well known for their hair benefits; it promotes hair growth, strengthens, and moisturizes hair.  We can create many different hair products with Ayurvedic herbs, such as tea sprays, herb-infused oil treatments, hair balms, hair rinses, hair masks, and hair cleanser, to name a few. Ayurvedic herb hair treatments are...

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Chapped Lips

Chapped lips, or cheilitis simplex, is inflammation of the lips or the skin around the lips. One of the more common causes of chapped lips can be attributed to dryness (chapping) or excessive exposure to the sun. Dryness and sun exposure could result in rapid drying of the lips and results in cracking, fissures, or peeling of the lips.  This time of the year, cold temperature and winds play a large role in chapped lips. Oddly, excessive lip licking causes drying of the lips. This occurs as the lips cause excessive friction over the lips. The cold, dry winter air causes further irritation and then you see the typical red and irritated chapped lips.  Chapped lips can occur at any...

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Breakdry

It is that time of the year when the cool air blows pasts your skin and somehow creates goosebumps (for some), eczema (for others), or dry and cracked skin (for many). It may not be entirely understood as to what causes this. For some, the cold whether means a simple adjustment by adding on a few layers of clothes. For others, the cold creates an the opportunity for dry and cracked skin to take over. If left unattended, dry skin (whether it is visible or not), leads to accelerated damage and ultimately accelerated aged skin. To fight the cycle of damaged and dry skin you must get ahead of the curve. Prevention is the key when it comes to treating...

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