Winter Itch & Dry Skin [Treatment & Tips From a Dermatologist]
Winter Itch & Dry Skin [Treatment & Tips From a Dermatologist]

This article is written by the Board-Certified Dermatologist Rina Allawh for RawBeautySource blog.

Oh the weather outside is frightful, but it’s important to keep your skin glowing and looking oh so “delightful”! As a board certified dermatologist, dry skin is a frequent concern for many of my patients.

So what makes dry skin worse during the winter months and does everyone experience dry skin in the winter?

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  1. Top 3 Causes of Winter Itch & Dry Skin
  2. Hot showers
  3. Climate change
  4. Central indoor heating
  5. Does everyone experience dry skin in the winter?
  6. Treatment for Dry Skin
  7. Ingredients to…

5 Health Benefits of Kimchi: What, How, and Why?
5 Health Benefits of Kimchi: What, How, and Why?

Article written by Annette O’Neill- Registered Dietitian and Health Coach

With the rising awareness about gut health and increasing popularity of probiotics, kimchi (together with other fermented foods like kefir, yogurt, and tempeh) has become a real star!

Kimchi is a Korean dish made from fermented vegetables and a wide variety of seasonings (e.g., chilies, garlic, and ginger). The veggies used for traditional kimchi are (napa) cabbage and (Korean) radish. Kimchi is often served as a side dish, but can be also added in soup, noodles, and other dishes.

It has a spicy and sour taste and slightly tingly yet…


Is Sugar Harmful to Your Kidneys? [Kidney Dietitian Reviewed]
Is Sugar Harmful to Your Kidneys? [Kidney Dietitian Reviewed]

This article is reviewed by the Registered Dietitian specializing in kidney health Melanie Betz.

According to “The Guardian”, the average American eats about 17 teaspoons of added sugar per day. [1] And the American Heart Association warns that the maximum daily allowance of added sugar is 9 teaspoons for men (36 grams) and 6 teaspoons for women (25 grams). [2]

This makes the average American eat 2–3 times more sugar than the recommended amounts.
Surprising or not, sugar is added not only to sweets and candy, but also to processed, semi-processed, and packaged foods, dairy products and canned foods.

That…


How Does Your Body Burn Calories? [ And How To Burn More ]
How Does Your Body Burn Calories? [ And How To Burn More ]

This article is reviewed by the Registered Dietitian Annette O’Neill (AnnetteO’NeillWellness.com)

There are millions of different diets, from Atkins to Keto, which people use to lose weight, burn fat, and improve their physical appearance. And even though most weight-loss diets restrict certain food groups (like carbs or fats,) they are all based on one important principle: Caloric deficit. What is more, the amount of calories you eat in a day, together with the quality of your meals, is directly related to weight management. [1] [2]

  • Consuming fewer calories than you burn in a day may support weight loss and reduce…

Vitamin and Mineral Supplements That (Don’t) Work Together | Updated Guide 2021
Vitamin and Mineral Supplements That (Don’t) Work Together | Updated Guide 2021

Vitamin and mineral deficiencies are common health conditions that affect millions of people worldwide. And according to a 2012 nutritional report by the Centres of Disease Control and Prevention, the most common micronutrient deficiencies in the US are for vitamins A, C, D, B6, B12, Folate, and Iron. [1]

The most usual causes for such malnutrition are [2] :

  1. Poor diet (e.g., strict long-term dieting, exclusion of certain food groups, lack of meal diversity)
  2. Health conditions (which limit the absorption of nutrients in the body or trouble the eating process)
  3. Eating disorders (like anorexia and orthorexia)
  4. Medicine intake
  5. Physical disabilities

Grapes: 8 Health Benefits & How to Eat More of Them
Grapes: 8 Health Benefits & How to Eat More of Them

This article is written by the Registered Dietitian Claudia Hleap (HleapNutrition)

Grapes are delicious fruits that you can have with every meal: for breakfast, as a snack, in a smoothie, on your charcuterie board, as a dessert… And the options don’t end there!

Besides, grapes are packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber, antioxidants, and other plant compounds. Together, that makes these fruits a healthy choice, with plenty of health benefits.

This article will guide you through the health benefits of grapes, tips on including them in your meals, and how many grapes are, in fact, too many.

Let’s get started!

Why are grapes healthy?

Grapes…


32 Cosmetic Ingredients for Dehydrated Skin | Updated Guide
32 Cosmetic Ingredients for Dehydrated Skin | Updated Guide

Dull and itchy skin? Fine lines and wrinkles? Under-eye circles and “shadowy” appearance?

You likely have dehydrated skin!

But why dehydrated and not dry?

While dry skin is one of the 4 skin types (together with oily, normal, and combination skin), which lacks natural oils and sebum, dehydrated skin is a condition, which lacks water and is closely associated with transepidermal water loss (TEWL).

TEWL happens when water from the skin is evaporated to the external environment, often due to damaged or impaired protective skin barrier, which cannot hold the water into the skin. [1]

This way, TEWL is directly…


10 Health Benefits of Mint You Shouldn't Miss On [Dietitian-Reviewed]
10 Health Benefits of Mint You Shouldn't Miss On [Dietitian-Reviewed]

int is a type of plant used as a herb, either fresh or dried. With its cooling effect, mint is used mainly for tea but can also be sprinkled on a wide variety of dishes, including salads, pasta, stews, stir fry, and desserts.

Common types of mint plants used for cooking and tea making include peppermint, spearmint, apple mint, pennyroyal, and wild mint.

The well-known health benefits of mint are improved breath and digestion, as well as a general sense of freshness and energy boost. But there’s so much more!

Mint leaves are rich in various micronutrients (vitamins and minerals)…


3 Ways to Naturally Reduce Your Anxiety [ Positive Psychology Approach ]
3 Ways to Naturally Reduce Your Anxiety [ Positive Psychology Approach ]

Anxiety. This word has been overused and, at the same time, neglected in the past few years, without people realizing that anxiety disorders are actually serious conditions, which significantly decrease our quality of life. In fact, the most common type of such disorder is GAD (General anxiety disorder), which yearly affects 3.1% of the US population. [1]

And the symptoms can be not only psychological (feeling stressed and irritable, having obsessive thoughts, finding it difficult to concentrate, etc.), but also physical, including fatigue, trembling, feeling muscle tension, nausea, shortness of breath, heart palpitations, insomnia, and more. [2]

In that sense…


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Recently, skincare products containing alpha hydroxy acids (often glycolic acid) have flooded the market, and many people choose those ingredients to improve the condition of their skin.
However, before using such an active cosmetic ingredient, it’s important to understand how exactly it works!

This article will guide you through all the aspects of alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), and will answer common questions like “How do AHAs impact the skin?”, “Are AHAs suitable for every skin type?” and others.

But first things first!

What are alpha hydroxy acids?

Alpha Hydroxy Acids are non-toxic cosmetic ingredients from natural origin that are used for chemical exfoliation. AHAs in…

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