Skin

"Last year all of a sudden I had severe eczema after changing jobs. I was covered head to toe and couldn’t manage my body heat. For a few months I tried creams, tablets, change in foods and diet …….everything I could think of! It was recommended I needed to start UV treatment and continuous use of cortisone creams. Instead I started salt therapy. I came three times a week for over 6 months and now have no reactions or rashes except the odd itch if I’m hot. I’m so grateful I tried this and cannot believe my results. No more tears,...

Put on your spectacles and your thinking caps, people. You may be about to learn something. Epsom salt is NOT ACTUALLY A SALT. That's right. That white salt stuff that you've heard so much about is not a salt at all. It's magnesium sulfate, with no sodium. But nevertheless, it's amazing stuff. Long known as a natural remedy, Epsom salt is named for a salt spring in Surrey, England. Both magnesium and sulfate can be absorbed through the skin, meaning a warm bath in dissolved Epsom salt can bring a wealth of benefits. Why we love Epsom salt: The magnificent magnesium. Magnesium is a clever little...

Itch. Itch. Itch. Scratch. Scratch. Scratch. Hashtag Eczema life. Eczema is a tricky business. Flares, weeps, triggers. Fighting the urge to scratch your skin off. Feeling sensitive about the visible areas. There's nothing fun about it. So here's an idea; try salt therapy. Have you ever noticed the positive effect that the ocean has on your skin? Salt therapy is like the ocean, times a trillion to the power of infinity (do not challenge our maths skills, please). Firstly, what is salt therapy? All you have to do it sit in a comfy massage chair in a relaxing room, while pharmaceutical dry salt is...

There's whispering on the streets of Australia. Excited whispering. Two words, being passed along like a well-kept secret. Salt therapy. You might have seen it online, or caught a glimpse on one of the morning shows. Perhaps you've had a friend with newly-glowing skin telling you about its' benefits. Or perhaps you haven't heard the word at all. You better catch up, then. Everyone is talking about Salts of the Earth, the salt therapy centres popping up in metropolitan areas around Australia. From Megan Gale to Luke Hodge, Australia's finest are hooked. Before we show you just what people are saying about salt...

Skin. It's the body's largest organ, and probably the one that brings us the most day-to-day drama. You know those days – the ones when you have an important presentation at work, and you wake up with Mt Everest on your forehead? The best you can do is take good care of yourself. There's all the regular stuff – eight glasses of water a day, removing make-up before sleeping, using organic skin products – but what about the other stuff? Are there any secrets you might be missing? Have a look at this list, and you might be inspired to conquer...

Good news, you can still eat salt. Just make it GOOD salt. Salt and vinegar chips. Salted caramel. Salt and pepper calamari. There are so many delicious foods that involve salt, and yet we have been taught to avoid it, with health-nuts striving to cut sodium out of their diet altogether. In some ways, this is a good idea; table salt (which is 97% chemically produced Sodium Chloride, and 3% tables. Just kidding. But not about the chemically produced 97%…) is definitely not good for the ol' body. It's bleached, devoid of all nutrients, and the scary truth is; if you put...

Skin conditions. They can go much deeper than the surface of the skin. They can affect our hearts. Not in a literal sense, but in an emotional one. Sufferers of eczema and other similar conditions will know that living with constantly itchy, red skin can bring a good dose of emotional turmoil as well. It's a vicious circle, really. We've all heard that stress can make eczema worse. But once your eczema has flared up, it can bring emotional stress. And then the stress of the eczema can bring on more eczema, and so on, until you're just not in the...