Health magazine autumn 17

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Natural remedies for the skin and body including Eczema, Psoriasis, Chicken Pox, Nappy Rash, Teenage Spots, Acne, Nits and much more... For further advice and information: please contact 01962 776918 / 07702 309688

ECZEMA A closer look at the potential causes and

approaches to treating this common skin complaint Eczema affects many children but also a surprising number of adults too, alongside conditions such as Psoriasis and dry skin. To get to the bottom of skin problems, bear in mind that the skin is one of the body’s natural dumping grounds, so skin conditions are very often a sign of the body trying to get rid of something. This could be dietrelated, an allergic response or another substance the body wants to eliminate. Once you’ve worked out the problem, you’re well on the way to recovery. In the meantime, what do you do about the symptoms - the itching and irritation, the rashes and redness, sometimes even raw skin? If, like many people, you’re reluctant to use a steroid cream, why not look at some natural alternatives? Aromatherapy ticks all the boxes for skin problems. It uses the natural properties of plant essential oils to sooth, heal and repair the skin. These essential oils reduce itching and irritation, their natural antiseptic properties help prevent infection, and very often they will completely clear a condition. The big two for skin problems are Lavender and Chamomile and together work really well at treating many everyday skin complaints. For this reason, I use them in my Magic Cream (suitable for all ages including young babies and those with sensitive skin). Magic Cream can be used on eczema, dry skin, dermatitis, psoriasis, spots, acne, boils, ulcers, cuts, insect bites, stings, burns, rashes, nappy rash, prickly heat, sunburn, chicken pox, shingles, athlete’s foot, arthritis, aches and pains, sprains and strains. For further information or advice on natural remedies for skin problems, please contact Emma on 01962 776918, 07702 309688, by email to or visit


Health Magazine Autumn 2017

Softly, softly Hard water is supplied to over 60% of homes in UK, and there is substantial research and evidence showing a connection between hard water and eczema, especially in young children and babies who are up to 87% more likely to have eczema when living in a hard water area. Hard water contains dissolved minerals such as calcium and magnesium. When used with soaps and detergents, this leaves a skin residue which blocks pores traps oil, leading to irritation, dryness, blemishes and itching. Soft water may, therefore, we a worthwhile approach to treatment. For example, the ORB SPA Vibra Soft has built in soft water technology that prevents minerals from building up and removes hard minerals, increasing the solubility of water. This results in a better and healthier showering experience for skin condition sufferers. Research:

Oil right! Omega 3 fatty acids have been proven to be useful in the prevention and relief of eczema symptoms. The most obvious solution of taking fish oil is, however, not always easy to stomach. YourZooki uses newly discovered encapsulation technology to not just hide the fishy taste and smell of Omega-3’s DHA & EPA, but turn it into a tropical, smooth and creamy emulsion.