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Wonder treatments in a kitchen cupboard that can help you stay healthy

With modern medicine finally confirming the long-held healing power of honey, which has been found to be more effective than antibiotics or over-the-counter medications in treating coughs and colds, it is a great time to plunder your kitchen cupboards and rummage through your fridge.

From easing eczema with porridge oats to whitening your teeth with sage and treating sore eyes with fennel, here the Mail reveals the other — sometimes very surprising — natural medicines at home.

SAGE TO MAKE YOUR TEETH PEARLY WHITE



a close up of a flower: Inhaling a bunch of fresh sage has been shown to help ease your levels of stress. It is also said to be very good at whitening teeth


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Inhaling a bunch of fresh sage has been shown to help ease your levels of stress. It is also said to be very good at whitening teeth

Renowned for its healing properties since the Middle Ages, when it was thought to help protect against the plague, this herb really does have antiseptic and antimicrobial properties. 

Not just this but research indicates

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Skin care products you should be using in your 30s, according to dermatologists

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Your 30s is a great time to start getting serious about a dedicated skin care routine. You’re still pretty young and have plenty of time to repair any past damage and protect your complexion.

To help you craft the ideal skin care routine in your 30s, Shop TODAY consulted top dermatologists to get their take on what products you should stock up on immediately. Now you just have to make some room in your beauty cabinet!

Sunscreen

1. Garnier SkinActive SPF 30 Moisturizer

Garnier SkinActive SPF 30 Moisturizer



Garnier SkinActive SPF 30 Moisturizer (Amazon / Amazon)


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Garnier SkinActive SPF 30 Moisturizer (Amazon / Amazon)

  • Garnier SkinActive SPF 30 Moisturizer $14.99
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Role of Dietary Supplements and Nutraceuticals in Enhancing Skin Health and Appearance

Role of Dietary Supplements and Nutraceuticals in Enhancing Skin Health and Appearance

The skin is the largest organ of the body1 and performs functions that are essential for health and wellbeing. These functions include acting as a barrier against harmful external agents, including chemicals, temperature changes, pathogens, dehydration, and ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun.2

The health of the skin and the integrity of its barrier function can be affected by various factors, and especially by nutritional status.3 Basic skin functions accompanied by changes in cutaneous structure and texture that affect the appearance of skin can also be modulated by dietary intake and nutritional supplementation.3

A nutraceutical can be defined as “a food (or part of a food) that provides medical or health benefits, including the prevention and/or treatment of a disease.”4 Unlike nutraceuticals that may be presented as a sole item of a meal,

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Global Beta-Carotene Market Analysis Highlights the Impact of COVID-19 2020-2024 | Health Benefits of Beta-Carotene to Boost Market Growth | Technavio

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The global beta-carotene market size is expected to grow by USD 83.07 million during 2020-2024. The report also provides the market impact and new opportunities created due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We expect the impact to be significant in the first quarter but gradually lessen in subsequent quarters – with a limited impact on the full-year economic growth.

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Beta-carotene is a type of carotenoid compound commonly found in algae and plants. It is widely known for its health benefits. A rich source of Vitamin A, beta-carotene protects the body from harmful free radicals, which are the key reason for skin degeneration and aging. Consumption of beta-carotene-containing foods can lower the chances of inflammation and oxidative stress in the body. Other benefits of beta-carotene include improved respiratory health, prevention of skin

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How screen time affects your skin



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With many of us working from home and having to use technology to keep in touch with colleagues, bosses and friends, we are spending infinitely more time on our devices.

While we know spending hours looking at a laptop and/or phone, particularly from a makeshift desk set-up, can cause eye strain and “tech neck” – tension in the back and neck from looking down at devices – did you realise it also has an impact on the skin over time?

Alice Moore, Facialist and founder of skincare brand Kyushi, has explained to us the ways in which screen time can affect our skin.

Blue light damage

“The blue light emitted from our devices can, over time, contribute to hyperpigmentation and photoageing, which will show in the skin as brown spots, lines and wrinkles,” warns Alice. “Topical antioxidants are a must to prevent blue light damage –

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There’s scientific proof that a skincare routine can reduce stress



a person with pink hair: It's official – we can spend more time in the bathroom


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It’s official – we can spend more time in the bathroom

It’s the ritual that bookends a day: hair up, towel ready and products poised. Washing away the day has long been a source of satisfaction, but there may be more benefits to our skincare regime than just a clear and glowing visage.

According to skincare brand Rodan + Fields, which carried out an eight-week study into the mental health ramifications of adult acne, following a three-step skincare routine can dramatically reduce stress levels. A team of experts, including brand founders Katie Rodan MD and Kathy Fields MD, studied 30 acne-prone women aged 18 to 45 who embarked on a skincare regime that included antioxidants, electrolytes, prebiotics, and sunscreen twice a day. The results found that cortisol (the stress hormone) decreased by approximately 83 per cent, and participants felt 76 per cent more confident taking a selfie

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‘If you can’t eat it, don’t put it on your skin’: ayurvedic beauty and wellness rituals to add to your self-care regime

Ayurveda is one of the world’s oldest healing systems which originated in India and dates back thousands of years.

Its ancient principles and rituals guide people on how to live well and span everything from sleep to digestion and mental wellbeing, and they have stood the test of time for good reason.

Ayurvedic beauty brands focus on natural ingredients and potent plant-based actives, and the aim of the game is to take a “nourish from the inside out” approach to wellness.


With a number of new brands having recently launched in the UK, Ayurveda is fast becoming somewhat of a buzzword in the beauty industry.

Below, we asked the female founders of some of our favourite ayurvedic-inspired brands for their top wellness rituals.

Deepika Patel, founder of ilody

ilody, which means ‘garden of the gods’ in Sanskrit, has launched with just two products.

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35 Easy Hacks to Pick Perfect Produce Every Time

Refusing to eat broccoli or skipping the salad bar aren’t just habits exhibited by picky kids. As it turns out, most grown-ups aren’t eating their fruits and veggies, either. Federal guidelines recommend adults eat at least 1 ½ to 2 cups of fruit and 2 to 3 cups of vegetables a day. But only 9 percent of adults eat enough vegetables and just 12 percent meet the requirement for fruit, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Making sure you’re getting your daily fill of produce isn’t the only problem; finding the best, ripest, and tastiest fruits and vegetables isn’t as intuitive as you might think. It’s a task that requires all five senses to decipher the quality of your supermarket produce. Regardless of what you’re shopping for, start with these three rules:

1. Beautiful Doesn’t Mean Delicious: Sub-par conventional produce is

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Skincare consultant to the stars Joanna Czech reveals skin-ageing mistakes you could be making…

A skincare consultant to the stars, whose clientele includes Kim Kardashian and Anna Wintour, reveals the skin-ageing mistakes you could be making…

Esthetician Joanna Czech has revealed the top ten mistakes that people make with their skincare routine, some of which you’re likely to be guilty of, and could be ageing your face. 

Joanna, who is based in the US, has a long list of A-list clients that include; Jennifer Aniston, Cate Blanchett, Kate Winslet, the Hadids, and Uma Thurman.    

And while she says the pandemic and international lockdown has seen an incredible improvement in 80 per cent of her client’s skin, Joanna warns that new factors have come to play. 

Esthetician Joanna Czech with her client Kim Kardashian who visited Joanna for a ‘self care day’ earlier this year

Joanna says: ‘Wearing the face protection mask does create a micro-climate, which can lead to bacterial infections and break outs

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Vitamin D does not prevent depression or improve mood

In one of the largest studies of its kind, researchers found that consuming vitamin D supplements did not prevent adults from becoming depressed or improve their mood.

The Massachusetts team says its findings may finally put the popular myth to rest that a deficiency in the vitamin is associated with a higher risk of developing depression later in life. A study was published Tuesday in the journal JAMA.

“One scientific issue is that you actually need a very large number of study participants to tell whether or not a treatment is helping to prevent development of depression,” study lead author and principal investigator Dr. Olivia Okereke, a physician in the psychiatry department at Massachusetts General Hospital, said in a news release. “With nearly 20,000 people, our study was statistically powered to address this issue.”

Vitamin D is often called the “sunshine vitamin” because the skin can naturally make it when

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