Treating Your Skin Well for Overall Health

You know it’s important to take care of vital internal organs like your heart and liver, but when it comes to health and wellness, many people overlook the human body’s largest organ: the skin. Helping your skin stay healthy isn’t just about liking what you see in the mirror. Skin plays a vital role in protection and detection which is why treating your skin well is essential for good health.

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Beau Peters is a creative professional with a lifetime of experience in service and care. As a manager, he's learned a slew of tricks of the trade that he enjoys sharing with others who have the same passion and dedication that he brings to his work. When he is not writing, he enjoys reading and trying new things. See more of Beau's pieces on his Contently profile

Topical Green Tea for Acne and Fungal Infections

Which plant should we use for which skin disease? That’s the topic of my video Natural Treatment for Acne and Fungal Infections.

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How to Prevent Wintertime Dry Skin and Hair

As winter saunters in to replace the pleasantness of autumn, it's likely your skin is still soft and sun-kissed from all the fun adventures you had during the summer. While winter definitely has its pros, too, there is one thing about winter you can never enjoy, and that is the battle of dry skin and dry hair. That is unless you're spending your winter in Brazil, then you're probably doing fine. However, if you're like everyone else, then something's got to give. Here are some tips to help you maintain your beautiful skin and lush hair this winter.

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Mikkie Mills is a freelance writer who's passionate about health, fitness, organic cooking and eating, and yoga. When not writing she loves traveling, hiking, and cooking. Find more from Mikkie on Google+.

Beyond Skin Deep: Treatments for Skin Irritation

Skin is the largest organ in the body, and arguably the most important one. It's your first line of defense against infection and it's one of the first things people see when they look at you. Skin irritation is so common as to be practically ubiquitous, but how does one take care of this superficial but incredibly important organ.

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Mikkie Mills is a freelance writer who's passionate about health, fitness, organic cooking and eating, and yoga. When not writing she loves traveling, hiking, and cooking. Find more from Mikkie on Google+.

Your Pursuit of the Smoothest Skin

"Smooth skin" means different things to different people, depending on their skincare concerns and goals. For some, it means permanently ridding themselves of the blemishes that pepper their complexion. For others, it's about getting rid of the constant dryness that leaves their skin rough and patchy. No matter what your skin concerns, the techniques for smoothing your skin are quite similar. Here's how you can get the smoothest skin ever.

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Mikkie Mills is a freelance writer who's passionate about health, fitness, organic cooking and eating, and yoga. When not writing she loves traveling, hiking, and cooking. Find more from Mikkie on Google+.

DIY Face Masks for All Skin Types

Not only can face masks alleviate skin problems, but they can also double as a stress reliever during a long, hard week. While a trip to the spa is a nice treat, too many facial appointments can leave your wallet empty and your skin longing for more. For a quick, healthy, and cost-effective mask, go the DIY route by turning to ingredients you already have in your pantry and refrigerator.

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Health Perch is a digital health magazine focusing on physical and mental wellness, as well as ways to fight signs of aging. We aim to make health and wellness easy to understand and fun to read.

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Can Face Oils Stop Sagging in Its Tracks?

Aging is inevitable. As a result of genetics, lifestyle choices, and time, wrinkles and lines appear and skin becomes drier and loses its elasticity, which results in skin sagging below the jawline. Fortunately, there is a safe way to slow the aging process that is inexpensive and does not require harsh chemicals. Read on to learn how face oils can keep your skin looking young and healthy.

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We keep you up to date with the latest health articles, tips, & advice. Catch us on Twitter (@HealthPerch) for even more health news, and keep coming back here to learn how to become the healthiest version of you.

Anti-Aging: Best Skincare Routine for Your 40s and Beyond

Once you enter 40s you start worrying about your skin as blemishes appear and creases have started increasing. It’s often said, “Invest in your skin, it's going to represent you for a long time!”  We will guide you on how to sail this sea of unknown. A daily skincare routine is all you need. By now you have noticed wrinkles on your skin, some dark spots, and skin generally appears to be uneven and less radiant. To regain that radiance you will want to follow simple steps mentioned below.

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Jessica Ann has written many blogs across the spectrum but specializes mainly in weight loss and dieting. With several years in the field, Jessica has been helping people get healthy and is dedicated to providing information for those who need it.

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4 Tips to Get Healthy, Glowing Skin, Naturally

You don’t need expensive, chemically-laden products or tedious, time-consuming routines to get beautiful skin. Healthy skin requires a simple daily routine and good nutrition. Many natural products work just as well or better than expensive commercial products. Simply add these affordable, natural products to your daily skin care routine for gorgeous, glowing skin.

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Mikkie Mills is a freelance writer who's passionate about health, fitness, organic cooking and eating, and yoga. When not writing she loves traveling, hiking, and cooking. Find more from Mikkie on Google+.

Eat and Drink Your Way to Clear, Healthy Skin

If you are what you eat, can that also show up on your face? Evidence seems to point to YES, so chalk it up as another great reason to eat and drink in a way that supports your optimum overall health. You won't regret it.

Skin disorders are nearly universal in residents of Western countries: Between 79 and 95 percent of American adolescents have acne, and 12 percent of women and 3 percent of men struggle with it into middle age. Rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis are also common.

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A man rinsing his face in the sink in front of mirror.
02/16/2021
You know it’s important to take care of vital internal organs like your heart and liver, but when it comes to health and wellness, many people overlook the human body’s largest organ: the skin.... read more
A woman checks her complexion in a close up mirror.
01/20/2021
Which plant should we use for which skin disease? That’s the topic of my video Natural Treatment for Acne and Fungal Infections. Thousands of studies have been published to... read more
Woman's hair blowing in the wind near a lake.
11/10/2020
As winter saunters in to replace the pleasantness of autumn, it's likely your skin is still soft and sun-kissed from all the fun adventures you had during the summer. While winter definitely has its... read more
Man applying facial scrub in bathroom
09/28/2020
Skin is the largest organ in the body, and arguably the most important one. It's your first line of defense against infection and it's one of the first things people see when they look at you. Skin... read more
WOman with charcoal facial mask on her face
08/20/2020
"Smooth skin" means different things to different people, depending on their skincare concerns and goals. For some, it means permanently ridding themselves of the blemishes that pepper their... read more
Two women in robes with facial masks.
07/17/2020
Not only can face masks alleviate skin problems, but they can also double as a stress reliever during a long, hard week. While a trip to the spa is a nice treat, too many facial appointments can... read more
Woman holding up small bottles of oils while rubbing oil into her face
02/24/2020
Aging is inevitable. As a result of genetics, lifestyle choices, and time, wrinkles and lines appear and skin becomes drier and loses its elasticity, which results in skin sagging below the jawline.... read more
Woman smiling and touching her face
01/16/2020
Once you enter 40s you start worrying about your skin as blemishes appear and creases have started increasing. It’s often said, “Invest in your skin, it's going to represent you for a long time!”... read more
Woman laying on spa mat with cucumber slices over her eyes
04/03/2018
You don’t need expensive, chemically-laden products or tedious, time-consuming routines to get beautiful skin. Healthy skin requires a simple daily routine and good nutrition. Many natural products... read more

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A man rinsing his face in the sink in front of mirror.
02/16/2021
You know it’s important to take care of vital internal organs like your heart and liver, but when it comes to health and wellness, many people overlook the human body’s largest organ: the skin.... read more
A woman checks her complexion in a close up mirror.
01/20/2021
Which plant should we use for which skin disease? That’s the topic of my video Natural Treatment for Acne and Fungal Infections. Thousands of studies have been published to... read more
Woman's hair blowing in the wind near a lake.
11/10/2020
As winter saunters in to replace the pleasantness of autumn, it's likely your skin is still soft and sun-kissed from all the fun adventures you had during the summer. While winter definitely has its... read more
Man applying facial scrub in bathroom
09/28/2020
Skin is the largest organ in the body, and arguably the most important one. It's your first line of defense against infection and it's one of the first things people see when they look at you. Skin... read more
WOman with charcoal facial mask on her face
08/20/2020
"Smooth skin" means different things to different people, depending on their skincare concerns and goals. For some, it means permanently ridding themselves of the blemishes that pepper their... read more
Two women in robes with facial masks.
07/17/2020
Not only can face masks alleviate skin problems, but they can also double as a stress reliever during a long, hard week. While a trip to the spa is a nice treat, too many facial appointments can... read more
Woman holding up small bottles of oils while rubbing oil into her face
02/24/2020
Aging is inevitable. As a result of genetics, lifestyle choices, and time, wrinkles and lines appear and skin becomes drier and loses its elasticity, which results in skin sagging below the jawline.... read more
Woman smiling and touching her face
01/16/2020
Once you enter 40s you start worrying about your skin as blemishes appear and creases have started increasing. It’s often said, “Invest in your skin, it's going to represent you for a long time!”... read more
Woman laying on spa mat with cucumber slices over her eyes
04/03/2018
You don’t need expensive, chemically-laden products or tedious, time-consuming routines to get beautiful skin. Healthy skin requires a simple daily routine and good nutrition. Many natural products... read more

Pages