3 Ways to Relieve Keratosis Pilaris (AKA Chicken Skin)

Almost half of the population sports the benign but somewhat-unsightly skin condition called keratosis pilaris. Commonly known as “chicken skin,” keratosis pilaris occurs when keratin, a type of protein that helps protect the skin, builds up and plugs hair follicles. This creates patches of bumpy skin, sometimes red in color, which most often appear on the arms, thighs, and rear. It is not entirely known what causes keratin buildup. Thankfully, on its own, keratosis pilaris is not a sign of bad health, and it usually disappears by age 30. But until then, it can be quite an annoyance. While the condition cannot be cured, there are several ways to help relieve its severity and potentially keep it at bay. Unfortunately, there is no one solution and results may vary from person to person. If you feel like ridding yourself of keratosis pilaris is worth the consistent effort it takes, now is the time to start trying out a new beauty regimen. Method #1: Moisturizing The most important weapon in your fight against keratosis pilaris is moisturizing the skin. Exfoliation, explained Read More …

Why Eating Fewer Meals Does More Harm than Good

A lot of people believe the misconception that eating fewer meals is better for you, especially if you are trying to lose weight. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth. When you eat fewer meals, it causes your body to believe that it is being starved. When your body thinks that it is being starved, it begins to hold onto fat as a means of trying to keep you alive. This is why eating fewer meals is bad for you. If you are really trying to lose weight, what you should do is eat smaller meals more frequently. Out with the Old, In with the New Eating three large meals is a thing of the past. While breakfast, lunch, and dinner are extremely important to your health (and weight loss), the frequency in how we eat those meals, and how much we should eat has changed over the years. You don’t have to load up by eating a huge farmer’s breakfast. Pancakes, bacon, eggs, hash browns, and those other common breakfast foods are find in moderation, but that is Read More …

The Dangers of Rapid Weight Loss

Fad diets claiming that you can drop ten pounds a week are all over the place right now. They might look tempting, but the question remains – are they healthy? The answer, sadly, is no. Rapid weight loss is never healthy, and should be avoided at all costs. There are several things that can go wrong when you try to lose weight too fast, and some of them can be permanent. Whether or not it seems like a good idea to drop pounds like it’s nothing, here’s why you should be avoiding it like the plague. Why People Do It Most people who try to lose weight this fast do it because it’s so popular right now. After all, you see it all over the place – celebrities are losing eighty pounds like it’s nothing, and nobody sees any of the repercussions of this. The way weight loss is portrayed by the media makes it seem easy, and like it takes no effort at all. What they don’t show you, though, is the way celebrities have to take diet pills, Read More …