20 Reasons for an Itchy Scalp

Click on the picture to read the entire article where I contribute to some of the reasons your scalp might be itching and your microbiome may be out of whack. So, let’s say you’ve ruled out head lice and scabies. If you’re still asking “why does my scalp itch,” then dandruff is your most likely culprit. Or more specifically, seborrheic dermatitis, which is considered a severe form of dandruff caused by an overreaction the body has to normal yeast that lives on the skin, according to Jennifer Haley, MD, a board-certified dermatologist based in Scottsdale, Arizona. Dandruff affects about 40 percent of people and tends to come and go during one’s lifetime. “Weather changes, stress, and increase

13 Ways to Use Jojoba OIl

Another article on Jojoba oil, this time in Women's Health. I love all things natural but must admit that I am a bit biased towards jojoba oil because it does such a great job at balancing oil in the skin and is great for all skin types. Living in the Arizona desert part of the year, I find it magical to see jojoba in its natural form, which makes it a bit more special to me when using these healing properties for our skin and hair. Click on the picture to be linked to the full article, where I am quoted: The antioxidants mentioned above also "help reduce inflammation and enhance wound healing," explains Jennifer T. Haley, MD, a dermatologist practicing in Scottsdale, AZ and Park City, UT

7 Skincare Myths Debunked

Click the link in the picture to go to the original article where I contributed: You don’t need SPF on cloudy days The sun is stronger than all of us. And some wispy clouds are no match for damaging UV rays, even on rainy summer days. It’s estimated that clouds only block a mere 20% of the sun’s most harmful rays, so listen to board-certified dermatologist Dr. Jennifer T. Haley when she says “if you don’t need a flashlight to see outside, UV radiation is present”.

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