Skin, Hair & Nails

The skin, hair and nails are all part of the integumentary system, meaning they protect the body from damage, loss of water and act to waterproof and regulate the temperature of the body.

The skin is the pivotal part of the integumentary system and the largest organ in the body. It plays a number of vital roles for the body, including acting as a barrier to infection, absorption of sunlight to form vitamin D, retention of water and insulation. For these reasons it’s vital to look after your skin so that it can continue to act as the body’s main source of defence against ill health.

Hair and nails provide further support to the body. First and foremost our hair keeps us warm, to the hair that covers our arms or the hair on our head. Other areas of hair, for example our eyebrows and eyelashes act as protection from dust and dirt from going in our eyes. The nails cover the delicate tips of our fingers acting as protection for the digits but also giving them support, making it possible to pick things up and type on a keyboard.

Your skin, hair and nails are constantly exposed to the elements. Yet, in an effort to protect them we also expose them to environmental toxins… especially when lathering on sun cream and other commercial lotions.

How can you take better care of your skin, hair and nails and prevent them from getting damaged by chemicals in skin products and other environmental toxins? How do you treat and control common conditions like eczema, psoriasis and rosacea without resorting to pharmaceutical topical lotions and drugs?

There are many natural alternatives that will help you fight the visible signs of ageing, while also protecting your skin, hair and nails. The Daily Health is here to help you explore all your options.

Latest Articles in Skin, Hair & Nails

sunscreen

Think twice before slathering on the sunscreen this summer

You may want to think twice before you slather on the sunscreen this summer – or any time of year – as chances are you’re exposing yourself to numerous toxic chemicals, which...

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Statin drugs increase the risk of developing shingles

Previously, I told you about the US Centres for Disease Control that issued a new recommendation that everyone aged 60 and over should get a shingles vaccine. The herpes zoster vir...

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beards

No, Beards Aren’t As Dirty As Toilets

Beards. Who would've thought facial hair could provoke such strong reactions from people? Lately, it seems that you either love them or you hate them. My father has a sunken chin...

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summer

Beware Of Lathering Yourself With ‘Poison’ This Summer

Here in the UK, summer is still far away and since the weather can be notoriously fickle there's a possibility that we won't have much of a summer anyway. This, however, won't stop...

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psoriasis, eczema

How big industries continue to harm the environment… and your health

It makes my blood boil that unscrupulous companies are allowed to continue putting profits before safety when it comes to adding harmful toxins to their products. While the medica...

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cancer, antioxidants, alzheimer's disease

Could Antioxidants Help In The Fight Against Skin Cancer?

Skin cancer can be quite deceiving. It starts with a few extra innocent freckles… Or maybe that mole you've had for a while has started to change colour or shape… itching a bit...

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Propecia, depression, impotence, pcos

Propecia Linked to Depression and Impotence

In typical male pattern baldness, hair recedes from the front and top of the head, while a horseshoe of hair on the sides and back of the head remains unaffected as a result of tes...

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aspirin therapy, paracetamol, vision loss, calcium, aspirin

Paracetamol can cause a deadly skin rash

Paracetamol (acetaminophen)... show me a household that doesn't have it somewhere in a medicine cupboard and I'll eat my hat. It is the most common drug ingredient and is found in...

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Rosacea

Beware Of This Treatment For Rosacea

You might be fooled into thinking that Mirvaso is just an innocent beauty cream to help treat the symptoms of rosacea, but the truth is far from it. It's a drug and a powerful one...

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vitamin D, fatigue, energy

Are You Vitamin D Deficient?

Vitamin D, or the sunshine vitamin, has been enjoying the media spotlight more and more in the past few years - and rightfully so - because with all the benefits it has to offer,...

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