Skin

Dry Hands

Dry Hands 101 Only skin of steel would escape dry hands at the moment. With all the hand-washing that’s needed to keep us safe from infection, our palms will turn into sandpaper without some extra care! Dry cracked hands are often the result of repeated washing – over exposure to detergents and hard water, contributing …

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How Rosehip Oil Benefits Your Skin

How Rosehip Oil Benefits Your Skin Rosehip oil benefits have long been known in organic beauty circles, however it is only very recently that the mainstream beauty world has woken up to the power of Rosehip oil to encourage the sort of glow laboratory synthesised brands spend many years and many thousands trying to recreate.  A …

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Is Aloe Vera Good for Eczema?

Is Aloe Vera Good for Eczema? Aloe Vera juice has a great reputation as a skin healer. But can aloe vera help eczema? The short answer is yes, but evidence points to even greater benefits of aloe vera for eczema when it’s combined with other herbs. How Does Aloe Vera Work? Eczema or atopic dermatitis is …

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The 9 Benefits of Mineral Sunscreen

9 Benefits of Mineral Sunscreen  Sunscreens are not all made equal. Broadly speaking there are two types of sunscreen – mineral and ‘chemical’, but there is a huge difference in how each protects you. Which is better, mineral or chemical? Our vote comes squarely in favour of the mineral variety, with caveats that we explain …

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From The Best Baby Shampoo to Baby Lotion – Why Organic Baby Skincare Is The Best Choice.

From The Best Baby Shampoo to Baby Lotion – Why Organic Baby SkinCare Is The Best Choice  Parents only want the best for their children. We believe if more parents knew the benefits of organic skincare (and the risks that come with synthetic skincare) that it would be the only option they’d consider. However, our …

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Here Are Our 7 Best Tips For Quick Relief From Sun Burn

Summer is a time most of us look forward to, but for those with sensitive, fair or eczema-prone skin, sunshine can bring challenges. Today and in a series of articles, Essential Care’s founder and sensitive skin expert, Margaret Weeds, suggests some preventative tips and remedies. Firstly – following the sudden heatwave across the UK – how to cope with sunburn…