Skin

Healthy skin can be easier than you think. Learn the latest hints, tips and tricks for healthy radiant skin on the NorthStar blog on skin health.

  1. Skin cancer risk PLUNGES with this vitamin trick [No chemicals needed!]

    We’ve all been told, repeatedly, that the ONLY way to avoid skin cancer is to avoid the sun.

    And if you DO have to go outside – ohmygod!!!! – you’d better SLATHER some poorly tested chemicals all over your body’s most sensitive organ.

    That’s right -- your skin.

    Well, friend, the mainstream may have gotten it ALL WRONG…

    Because the key to protecting yourself from the most common form of skin cancer may have NOTHING to do with UV rays.

    According to new research, it’s what’s on the INSIDE that counts!

    The vitamin you almost NEVER hear about

    Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma is one of the most common forms of the disease, striking some 1 million Americans every year.

    This isn’t typically a deadly cancer. But it’s no fun, either.

    It looks like a chunk of your skin was burned off or something…

    And treating it usually means removing that chunk -- leaving you with some battle scars, often in highly visible places such as the face, neck and ears.

    But if you boost your A, your risk of this disease will PLUMMET.

    In the new study, folks with the highest levels of A had a 17% lower risk of skin cancer.

    Apply that across the board… and make sure everyone gets more A

    And that means 170,000 cases of skin cancer every year could VANISH.

    Yet how often do you hear about vitamin A?

    Almost never.

    Your best sources of A include carrots, sweet potatoes, and pumpkin (hello, autumn!)… as well as milk, fish, liver, eggs, and poultry.

    Now, this isn’t to say you can load up on those foods or pop an A supplement and then go bake in the sun ’til you crisp.

    But the notion that any sun exposure will roast you to death is just absurd.

    Get out for 15-30 minutes a day without “protection,” depending on your complexion, to enjoy the benefits of sunshine (including vitamin D).

    Then, if you’re going to be out longer than that, cover up.

    Check online to find a sunscreen free of hormone disruptors and other nasty chemicals. They’re harder to find, but they’re out there.

    A good place to start your search is by punching “EWG sunscreens” into Google. You’ll find a free guide that includes just about every possible brand along with ratings and an explanation of what’s inside for each.

     

    In Your Corner,

    Dr. Allan Spreen

  2. Feds admit: Skin-protecting sunscreen might be POISONING your body!

    The feds just issued a HUGE confession.

    They admitted that the sunscreens they’ve been URGING you to rub all over your bare bod are shockingly… horrifically… and demonstrably unsafe.

    The FDA now admits that common sunscreen chemicals… including some linked to CANCER and other risks… can penetrate the skin and slide inside your body.

    And they can rapidly reach alarming levels.

    Fortunately, you’ve got another option – a way to get TOTAL sun protection WITHOUT the risks.

    The TRUTH about sunscreen and sun ‘safety’

    Chemicals including oxybenzone, avobenzone, and octocrylene can surpass what’s formally known as the “Threshold of Toxicological Concern,” often many times over, and in as little as two to six hours.

    These are levels that are SUPPOSED TO require more thorough human testing BEFORE being put onto the market, even under industry-friendly government guidelines.

    I can’t help but wonder: Did they REALLY just figure this out now in 2019?

    You can bet your sunburnt bottom they didn’t!

    They HAD to know there would be something wrong with slathering an endocrine-disrupting chemical all over the skin… every 2-4 hours… all summer long.

    I can only guess at the reason they’re finally coming clean

    But I bet it’s NOT about giving you honest science (as usual).

    The problem is probably worse than they thought. Quite possibly, they’re sitting on some research that’s about the explode.

    So today, I’ve got the alternative plan to keep you burn-freeall summer long – and any other time of year – without the use of harmful chemicals.

    And better yet, you can STILL get some safe and essential sun exposure, which will help your body produce vitamin D… stimulate your immune system… and trigger the release of artery-opening nitric oxide.

    Here’s the 3-step plan I follow:

    1. I don’t slather on ANYTHING. Not at first. I make sure I go out and bask, getting 20 minutes of clear exposure, both sides, on as much skin as I dare to show without risking someone calling the cops.
    2. Still no slathering. I cover up with a decent shirt, pants, and hat or sit under an umbrella/on a patio with some shade where I can kick back and enjoy the weather without direct sun exposure.
    3. OK, now I might slather. If I’m out longer in direct sun – like hanging out on the beach – I use sunscreen.

    The feds now say zinc oxide and titanium dioxide are the safest options, and maybe that’s what you want.

    Personally, I still use the old PABA-based sunscreens.

    The stuff is awesome: When we were kids, we used to pat each other on the back with it all over our hands, and by the end of the day there would be a really well-defined handprint on the other person’s back.

    Modern art!

    It does stain clothing, though, so you gotta be careful with it. But it’s certainly a heck of a lot safer than the chemical goops that we now know penetrate the skin and slide inside the body.

  3. Living With Psoriasis: How to Treat Your Skin Naturally and Avoid Flare-Ups

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    psoriasis living withLiving with psoriasis can be a roller coaster.

    Flare-ups can last months – and then it can just clear up on its own.

    You may feel fine one day, and have a flare-up the very next one, with no warning.

    When you get frustrated, it’s important to remember these two facts:

    1. While there is no cure, there are treatments that can help.

    2. While a flare-up may sometimes appear out of nowhere, there are triggers, as well. Once you identify your triggers, living with psoriasis can become easier. Continue reading

  4. Avoiding Sunlight Could Hurt Your Health: 7 Benefits of Sunlight

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    Maybe you’ve wised up over the years.

    Or maybe it only took one good sunburn to teach you a lesson.

    Either way, you’re probably spending little to no time at all in the sun any longer.

    Because the benefits of sunlight just don’t outweigh the dangers.

    Except…  what if that’s not completely true?

    What if there are benefits of sunlight that you’re missing by staying out of the sun so religiously?

    Because that’s what we’re here to discuss today.

    The ways you’re actually harming yourself, not helping, by avoiding the sun completely – and just what you can do about it! Continue reading

  5. 10 Quick Tips to Soothe Dry Chapped Hands

    Winter brings snow…and hot cocoa…and cuddling by the fire…and dry, chapped hands that you just want to hide.

    Dry, cracked, maybe even bleeding hands are more than unattractive.

    They hurt! And exposure to the dry indoor heat and cold temperatures of winter will just make it worse.

    But you don’t have keep your hands hidden beneath the blankets or behind mittens!

    Soothe your dry, chapped hands with these ten quick tips that will do the trick and have you back to holding hands in no time.

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  6. Alcohol and Skin: What Everyone Should Know

    skin and alcoholMost people have the occasional beer, glass of wine, or cocktail.

    But what happens if you have more than that?

    It’s easy to think that, so long as you don’t have a drinking problem, alcohol isn’t a health issue.

    After all, it’s even recognized that a glass of red wine a night can be good for your health!

    The truth, though, is that alcohol can have a real impact on how quickly you age.

    And alcohol especially affects your skin and how old – or young – you look.

    So much so that alcohol and skin health are directly related. Continue reading

  7. Ease Your Dry Winter Skin with 9 Simple Treatments

    Skin winter dryIf you have sensitive skin, then you know that dry winter skin is the worst.

    Because, let’s be honest, dry skin the winter is no fun even if you don’t have sensitive skin.

    The cold, dry air outside and the hot, dry air inside work together to make your skin dry, cracked, and itchy.

    Not only is it uncomfortable, but it’s unattractive as well.

    Luckily, there are nine simple ways that can work together – or separately - to ease dry winter skin. Continue reading

  8. Beware of These 10 Eczema Triggers

    triggers eczemaIt’s more than just dry skin – it’s eczema.

    The dry, scaly, cracking skin. It itches. It hurts.

    And honestly, sometimes it’s embarrassing.

    It’s also not your fault.

    There are eczema triggers that you may not even be aware of – but once you know them, you can avoid them.

    And maybe you can even stop eczema flare ups before they begin.

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  9. How to Get Beautiful Feet in 3 Minutes

    Beautiful feet how to getTo be fair, in the larger scheme of your health, how to get beautiful feet isn’t all that important.

    But beautiful feet can make you feel better.

    And anything that boosts your confidence, makes you feel better, or lets you feel pretty even on a bad day is worth thinking about.

    Plus, you can get beautiful feet in a matter of minutes, which makes how to get beautiful feet an even more worthwhile confidence booster.

    Follow these five steps to get beautiful feet in no time.

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  10. 10 Surprising Remedies That Heal Cracked Feet

    feet crackedJust because sandal season is winding down doesn’t mean you should ignore your feet.

    The pain, itching, and discomfort of cracked feet is uncomfortable year-round, even when others can’t see it.

    So don’t resign yourself to it just because summer’s over – heal cracked feet.

    And heal them in the privacy of your own home, without the expense or embarrassment of a spa pedicure.

    Also, avoid the risks associated with running a blade across your heels!

    These ten remedies that heal cracked feet will get you through the fall and winter staying perfectly smooth.

    No snagging on your wool socks or snuggly blankets. Just soft, smooth feet year-round.

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  11. How to Treat Shingles Naturally: 5 Surprising Tips

    how to naturally treat shingles It’s disconcerting to think that a disease you may have had as a child can be lurking in your system, waiting to cause problems as an adult – but that’s exactly how shingles works.

    The red, painful rash and blisters that are indicative of shingles are caused by a virus that has been in your body since your childhood bout of chicken pox.

    So what exactly is shingles? And can I be taught how to treat shingles naturally?

    Of course you can. Let’s find out more –

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  12. Simple Sunscreen Alternatives

    alternative sunscreenYou’ve known for years that too much sun causes skin damage, so you put the days of slathering yourself in butter and stretching out by the pool behind you.

    Nowadays, you’re more likely to be slathering yourself in sunscreen, and staying in the shade.

    The problem is you might be doing more harm than good every time you apply sunscreen.

    The upsetting reality is that most of the well-known and common sunscreens can be just as bad, in their own ways.
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  13. RegeneCell Ingredients: Feel Better & Look Younger within Days

    RegeneCell IngredientsAging isn't just about getting older. There’s very little we can do about getting older, and truthfully, getting older can be a good thing. But we can fight aging – the tell-tale wrinkles, the more regular doctors’ visits, the ever lengthening list of specialists, even the physical changes. You don’t have to give into them without a fight. That’s why Dr. Mitchell Ghen developed RegeneCell – the single most comprehensive anti-aging supplement on the market.

    Dr. Ghen has brought together more than 70 of the most effective, most reputable anti-aging fighters to create the formula that will help you rejuvenate every system and every cell in your body! How did he do this? By identifying the 10 signs of aging – and then researching the RegeneCell ingredients you need to address every single one of them and more. Continue reading

  14. Is RegeneCell A Scam? The Truth Behind this Premier Antioxidant

    Is RegeneCell  A Scam?In this day and age, we understand why people ask a question like this one. But in this case, knowing everything we know about RegeneCell, the question kind of makes us laugh.

    Why?

    Because not only is RegeneCell not a scam, it’s one of the ultimate anti-aging products available anywhere.

    What Is RegeneCell?

    But it’s not enough for us to tell you there’s no RegeneCell scam – we have to prove it. And we understand that. So let’s look at what RegeneCell is. Continue reading

  15. Dr. Ghen & RegeneCell – The Only Anti-Aging Team You’ll Ever Need

    RegeneCell Anti-Aging SupplementWhen researching anti-aging products, like RegeneCell, you've probably noticed the name Dr. Mitchell Ghen.

    Or maybe when reading about RegeneCell, you've run across his name. It makes you wonder - just who is Dr. Ghen, and what does he have to do with RegeneCell?

    Let’s take a closer look at RegeneCell and Dr. Ghen, both…

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  16. RegeneCell Reviews – Does it Really Work… SURE DOES!

    RegeneCell antioxidant supplement RegeneCell is NorthStar Nutritionals premiere antioxidant supplement, designed to help you slam the brakes on aging and help you feel decades younger.  So it is likely that you heard that RegeneCell can help you keep…

    • A brain so sharp you can be able to retrieve any piece of information--pin numbers, birthdays, phone numbers--on command
    • Energy that keeps you going through your day
    • Skin that wrinkles bounce off of like a trampoline

    And now, you’re curious to find out if RegeneCell really works, if it really is a premier antioxidant supplement. Just continue reading and you may be amazed at what our customers had to say about RegeneCellContinue reading

  17. Why the FDA’s latest move on fluoride is a red herring

    Did you know that for the past 70 years you’ve been drinking fluoride, one of the most toxic chemicals found in nature? You can’t smell it…you can’t taste it…and you probably have long-since forgotten that this dangerous substance was ever added to our water supply. But the fact is that the EPA started adding this toxic element to public drinking water in the 1940s. Ironically, the goal was to protect children. This stuff is the equivalent of ingestible gasoline. In fact, it’s probably even far worse than petrol. Yet for all these years, it’s been heralded as “good for you.” Now, the FDA has finally decided to limit the amount of this “gasoline” they’re putting in our water, because of noticeable side effects. Many in the health community will praise this move by the FDA. But not me. Why? Well, in my book, the FDA’s new move is just a red herring. It distracts us from the real problem…primarily, that this “gasoline” doesn’t belong in our water at all.

    Seriously, gasoline doesn’t belong in our water!

    Of course, I’m talking about fluoride. You see, fluoride is a waste product of aluminum mining. In fact, any guesses on who funded the research back in the ’40s that convinced us we all needed fluoride for our teeth? Yep, you got it: The aluminum mining industry. Those captains of industry weren’t concerned about cavities. They wanted to make a quick penny by selling their aluminum by-products. And 70 years later, we’re all still buying their toxic leftovers.

    Dead rodents with clean teeth…

    Here’s another little-known fact about fluoride: It’s rat poison. Just go to any hardware store and check it out. Most brands of rat poison (the old-fashioned kind with the skull and crossbones on the box) contain sodium fluoride. What’s it doing in rat poison? Well, it’s not to prevent the rats from getting cavities…I can tell you that much. Nope, scientists classify fluoride as the most toxic chemical found in nature, second only to arsenic. (See, you would have been better off with gasoline, not fluoride, added to your water!) Fortunately, fluoride won’t kill a human being right away. It’s considered an “accumulative poison” that gradually builds up in your system. Dental fluorosis (those discolored patches on your teeth that the FDA is so concerned about) is usually the first sign of toxicity. But the side effects become much more serious as your exposure increases. That’s because once inside the body, fluoride tends to collect in areas with lots of calcium, such as your teeth…and your bones. In fact, in 1990, the New England Journal of Medicine carried a report that too much fluoride exposure increased “skeletal fragility” and lowered bone density in women with osteoporosis. But even that’s just the tip of the iceberg… Excessive fluoride exposure has also been linked to:
    • Neurotoxicity
    • Genetic damage
    • Tumors
    • Atopic dermatitis
    • Eczema
    • Gastro-intestinal problems
    • Headaches
    • Immune system disruptions
    • Loss of collagen (a protein critical to skin, muscle, tissue, ligaments and bone health)
    • Arthritis
    • Learning problems
    • Thyroid disorders
    Fluoride in your water supply is serious stuff, folks. It even affects unborn babies. In fact, two years ago, U.S. researchers looked at rural communities in upstate New York. They discovered that women who live in towns with fluorinated water deliver premature babies much more often than do women who live in towns without fluoride. So while it’s great that the FDA wants to limit the gasoline -- er, fluoride -- in your water…I wouldn’t start drinking straight from the tap any time soon.

    So how do you get rid of it?

    There are two ways to get rid of the fluoride in your drinking water. And neither one is very simple, I’m afraid. Your first option is to buy bottled water from the grocery store. But you have to be careful. Obviously, you want to avoid any brand that contains nothing more than bottled tap water. That’s because it probably contains as much fluoride as water straight from your tap…only it’s more expensive. If you’re really curious, you can contact the manufacturer to find out exactly how much fluoride your bottled water contains. Secondly, skip anything that calls itself “pure” water. You see, pure H20 is not normal in nature. All natural sources of water contain some “impurities.” Spring water contains natural minerals and electrolytes that your body needs. But when you distill or completely purify water, you remove these natural elements. I call this “soft” water or mineral-free water. And your body has a heck of a time processing this kind of water. In fact, there is significant evidence that drinking “soft” water increases your risk of cardiovascular disease or stroke. I remember, as a child, seeing warnings on bottles of distilled water for steam irons: “Not for internal use.” The only kind of bottled water I consider safe is high-quality spring water, drawn from a deep natural spring. Check the bottle’s label to see how many minerals the spring water contains. Pick the brand with the most magnesium. That’s your best bet…though it won’t be cheap. Your second option is to install a high-quality water filter. Lots of companies will dazzle you with a long list of chemicals their filters remove. But ask them if their filter removes fluoride.That’s the million-dollar question. If it does, you’ve got a winner on your hands. Lastly, aside from your drinking water, make sure to use fluoride-free toothpaste and mouthwashes. They are widely available now, even at big-name stores. Also, skip the fluoride rinse at your next visit to the dentist.

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