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Perimenopausal Skin Issues

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Perimenopausal Skin Issues

 Dealing with Dry Skin as you Face Menopause You didn't know there was a club called Hormone Harmony, did you? Of course there is! Sheesh, we certainly need a place where women can go ask everything we want to know about perimenopause and menopause. We wanted a group like that when we were 12 and wondered what in the world was going on in our bodies, and we're back in our 40s and 50s back with the same questions. I sat and read Dr. Anna Garrett's ebook Perimenopause because I wanted to know if some of the issues I was...

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How to Age Gracefully (Does Stress Cause Wrinkles? Find out how to deal with aging)

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How to Age Gracefully (Does Stress Cause Wrinkles? Find out how to deal with aging)

Your skin is like your 13-year-old son.  Hang on with me here... Think about how your 13-year-old has changed in the past year. (Or if you know my family, think about MY 13-year-old). Let's say that in the past several months, he's shot up to about 5'9".  He has a hidden arsenal of jokes ready to pull from when he feels the need to break up a quiet space. His passion for all things digital makes him the go-to guy when you need to know tomorrow's weather or directions to the nearest gas station on a busy highway. Are these traits intrinsic, part...

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Is my Skin Issue (psoriasis, acne, itchy skin) a Symptom of Candida?

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Is my Skin Issue (psoriasis, acne, itchy skin) a Symptom of Candida?

We get questions all the time from people who come looking for the product that will fix their itchy skin, or psoriasis, or eczema, or rash... and while we can sometimes help the issue with our Beesilk or Simply Soothing, there's almost always an underlying cause that should get checked out.  And yet, they don't necessarily want to visit a dermatologist only to get handed a prescription for a steroid treatment that will only fix it temporarily. I want to present a case for checking out candida as a possible cause. But first, let's look at the skin issues associated...

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The Dangers of Petroleum Jelly

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"Petroleum is a BIG issue that often is not addressed with skin and allergy issues!" The above comment caught my attention as I perused the feedback from a readers interest survey I had put out at the end of 2019. (Take the survey here.)  What did she mean? What personal experience did this woman have that prompted her to share her story with me?  Here's what she wrote: "It wasn't until someone mentioned in a blog post about a petroleum allergy that the light bulb went on for me and all the allergy issues I've had for over 30 years."...

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Love is in the Hair (Second Life Hair Butter plus the recipe!)

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What hair type is Second Life Hair Butter for? I recently spoke with a woman named Joyce who remembered meeting my mother-in-law several years ago. After reminiscing about my mother-in-law’s warm and bubbly personality, Joyce said, “… and she had the most amazing hair I’ve ever seen!”  I totally agreed with her (on all accounts!) but knew that my mother-in-law would say her hair is what has caused her such angst. She was humble enough to let me share her "done nothin' with it" hair photo with you (above).  The Problem with Aging Hair She used to complain that it...

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