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

psoriasis, eczema

Psoriasis: Stop The Maddening Itching And Persistent Pain

Psoriasis is an irritating skin condition that affects around two per cent of people in the UK. It strikes both sexes equally and can arise at any age, although it is more likely t...

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Washing hands, colds and flu, nail infection

Natural Oils Quickly Treat Nail Infection

If you notice that one or more of your nails begins to look thicker and slightly discoloured taking on a greeny-yellow tinge don't panic. The chances are you have a nail infection,...

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Varicose veins

Alleviate The Discomfort Of Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are swollen, irregular shaped veins that often develop in the legs, particularly on the calves. As well as being painful, they can also make sufferers feel extremely...

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natural health

Treat Impetigo With These Five Natural Remedies

Impetigo is a highly contagious skin disease that can affect anyone, although it is most common among children and dermatitis sufferers. Older adults and people with diabetes or a...

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skin cancer

Skin Cancer: Debunking The Myths

At this time of year, we keep hearing the same message don't go out without sunscreen, cover yourself up, or you risk getting skin cancer. But, with sunscreen products providing mu...

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psoriasis, eczema

Treat Eczema With These Natural Remedies

Eczema comes from a Greek word meaning to boil over a feeling which is all too familiar to anybody who has been driven crazy by the intense itching the disease causes. The conditio...

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ageing, antistax

Antistax Helps Alleviate Pain of Varicose Veins

For many, varicose veins means having an uncomfortable and, sometimes, painful condition. Added to this discomfort, sufferers often feel extremely self-conscious about their condit...

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sunburn tamanu

Heat Stroke: The Damaging Effects of Heat Stroke

When the daily high temperatures hover around 30 degrees Celsius for a few days in a row, you know what to do. But we can't always stay indoors, camped out in front of an air cond...

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supplements, vitamin A

Boost your vitamin A levels this summer

When skin is damaged by occasional sunburn the stage is set for the development of actinic keratoses (AK) later in life. AK shows up as lesions that are precursors of the two most...

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Sun Exposure: Soak Up The Sun – In Small Doses

Run for your lives! The sun is shining! That's right - summer's almost here and the time is right for the yearly barrage of misinformation regarding sun exposure. But wait a seco...

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