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Too Much Sodium Can Be Bad For Your Skin

Sodium, while a vital nutrient for the body, can sometimes be abused by eating too many salty foods. The primary function of sodium is to hold water in the body and keep fluids in a normal balance. Sodium is also a key element in the normal functions of your nerves and muscles, as well as helping control the total amount of fluid found in your blood. However, modern diets can contain too much sodium, or salt. Foods like french fries, hamburgers, potato chips and many other salted snacks can have a large amount of sodium that often exceeds the body’s daily allowance. This results in over consumption of sodium, affecting many functions in our body – even our skin.

So how exactly does sodium affect the skin? Here’s how:

Puffiness and Bloated-looking skin – Sodium helps your body retain water...

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Got Eczema? Avoid These Three Things

The main cause of eczema is still not properly pinpointed. However, many doctors and researchers believe that eczema flare ups can be caused by a variety of factors, like environmental exposure and genetics. Eczema flare ups are a reaction by your immune system after your body becomes exposed to an allergen or irritant. Those who suffer from eczema should know what triggers their flare ups and should actively avoid those substances. Here are things you should avoid when you know you have eczema:

Exposure to Irritants – These could be anything that can trigger your eczema flare up. Certain metals like nickel have been known to cause them. Some stronger fragrances, antibacterial soaps, dust and smoke, and even fabrics...

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Every Day Things To Consider When You Have Sensitive Skin

People with sensitive skin have to watch out for many everyday things that can cause flare-ups, acne breakouts and other conditions that can be very uncomfortable. Here are three things that you should consider:

1. Fabrics
Many people with sensitive skin can become itchy when they start wearing certain types of fabric. Certain clothes with harder fabrics can be rough on the skin, and the friction from wearing them can cause itchiness and rashes. There is also the possibility of the treatments used by manufacturing companies on the fabrics. This includes any dyes for fabric coloration, and resins used to make them wrinkle-resistant. You should also take into account where the clothes have been.

Remember that even if you brought them from a store, it may mean that other people have tried o...

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Skin Care Products and Your Skin Type

You must always remember that your skin care routine SHOULD BE TAILORED to your skin type. Here are the most common skin types: Sensitive, Dry, Oily, and Combination.

Sensitive – Your skin can easily have a reaction to certain environmental conditions or products. This means that you may get easily sunburned, or certain types of makeup can give you acne breakouts, or certain health conditions can also affect your skin.

Dry – If your pores are almost invisible, or if your skin looks less elastic and has more lines visible, then you may have dry skin.

Oily – Opposite to dry skin, your pores are actually enlarged and you may have a lot of blackheads, pimples or other skin blemishes, and you have a shiny complexion.

Combination – This is the most common skin type...

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Five Common Causes of Itching

Five Common Causes of Itching

Itching is something we’ve all experienced and it’s satisfying to scratch that itchy part of your skin. It can be on a small part of your skin, on scattered all around, or all over your body. It’s inconvenient and could pose as a symptom of something else.

Here are five common causes of itching (in no particular order):

1. Insect Bites – Insect bites are categorized by red, bumps on your skin. Itching is a common symptom associated with these, however not all insect bites look the same. Mosquito bites look different from flea and ant bites. Make sure to cover up when outside and use bug spray to keep them off your skin.

2. Coming in contact with allergic substances – It could be flora, certain fabrics or even food or medicine...

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