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Bee propolis prevents hair loss

A new study has found that bee propolis can help prevent or reverse hair loss. The research, published in the December 2014 edition of the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, found that topical application of bee propolis reversed the balding effect, Bee propolis is a natural resin substance made by bees to patch up […]

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Escape the curse of dry winter skin

Dry winter skin is a common problem during colder weather. Dry, flaky and  eczema prone skin gets worse in winter due to lower humidity outside and moisture-draining central heating inside. However there are several surprisingly simple do’s and dont’s to help minimise skin moisture loss during the harsh winter months and banish dry winter skin. […]

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Red wine extract helps treat acne

An extract taken from red wine and red grapes called resveratrol has been found in new research to inhibit the growth of acne. The research, carried out at the University of California and published in the October on-line edition of the journal Dermatology and Therapy, combined resveratrol with benzoyl peroxide. Benzoyl peroxide is a common […]

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Deodorants could make body odor worse

We wear deodorants to make us smell better but new research suggests that in fact wearing regular deodorant could make body odor worse rather than better. New research from Belgium claims that using deodorants actually increases the amount of odorous bacteria under the arm pits. The research, published in the medical journal the Archives of […]

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Smells can heal skin

Just sniffing certain smells could help heal skin, according to new research. For the first time odorant cells have been discovered to exist not just in the nose, as previously thought, but in the skin too. Research carried out the at the Technical University of Munich and published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology has […]

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Environmental pollutants could trigger psoriasis

New research has found that a specific protein in skin cells, that is a detector and receptor of environmental pollutants such a cigarette smoke, plays a role in the process of psoriasis flare ups. The protein, called the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR), has been shown to dampen the severity of inflammation involved in psoriasis flare […]

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