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A Woman's Summertime Guide to Healthy Living From Head-to-Toe
Date:5/12/2008

Avoiding Hair Hassles, Nail Fungus and the Dreaded Summer Yeast Infection

OAKLAND, Calif., May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- While the pleasures of summer abound, warm weather also brings health and beauty issues that many women aren't prepared for.

Feel your best with these healthy living tips from Nature's Cure for avoiding some elusive summertime pitfalls.

From The Top -- The sun can be as damaging to hair as to skin! After just one hour of exposure, hair begins shedding its outer layer, resulting in dullness and drying.

* Prevent: Keep locks lustrous by investing in a fun, lightweight hat for

beach, hikes and gardening. Natural fibers are best for ventilation, and

a wide brim can double as protection for your face and neck. When a hat

just won't do, use hair products formulated to shield UV rays, like

Frederic Fekkai or Phyto Plage's summer line. In a pinch, pull hair back

and smooth on a bit of regular sunscreen (SPF 15 +).

* Fight back: If your mane is fried, restore moisture by combing

conditioner through wet hair -- we like Neutrogena Triple Moisture Deep

Recovery Hair Mask for its antioxidant oils -- and covering with a

shower cap and towel for 15-20 minutes. Trapped body heat will help the

moisturizers penetrate. Regain shine with a vinegar and water rinse to

seal cuticles, and try gloss-enhancing pomades or silicone sprays.

The Nether Region -- Though rarely discussed, 75 percent of women get a yeast infection at some point. Wet swimwear, sweat and tight clothes in warm weather provide the perfect environment for candida yeast to proliferate, triggering a yeast infection.

* Prevent: Avoid damp clothes or tight garments made from non-ventilating

synthetic materials, like leggings, skinny jeans, or thong underwear. If

you're a water-baby or slave to fashion, you may need to be more

proactive. L. acidophilus probiotics, found in yogurt or supplements,

can help keep a yeast infection at bay. Nature's Cure Yeast Control

Capsules include L. acidophilus and use homeopathic principles to

stimulate your body's natural defenses to maintain a healthy balance

(http://www.ncyeast.com/capsules.asp).

* Fight back: Most yeast infections can be treated with over-the-counter

medicines. Nature's Cure makes unique 1-Day and 3-Day Yeast Infection

Packs that include a vaginal treatment to relieve symptoms and

homeopathic tablets to treat the infection at its source per historical

homeopathic evidence (http://www.ncyeast.com/products.asp). See a doctor

if an over-the-counter treatment doesn't work -- you may have a

bacterial infection or some other ailment.

On Your Toes -- Shoes that show off your tootsies are fun, unless you have a nail fungus making your feet look funky. Infected toenails are characterized by discoloration, thickening and brittle, crumbling edges -- not pretty! Like athlete's foot, nail fungus is contagious, often spread through communal showers or locker rooms. It thrives in warm, moist, dark environments (like your shoes).

* Prevent: In addition to not going barefoot in public facilities, dry

feet thoroughly after showering and use foot powder, like ZeaSorb, to

absorb moisture. Keep toenails trimmed and bring your own pedicure tools

when visiting a salon.

* Fight back: Some successfully treat nail fungus with daily water and

vinegar foot baths or twice daily applications of tea tree oil or Vicks

VapoRub. There are also prescriptions available that can be applied

topically for more superficial infections, or taken orally for deeper

infections. Though it may be tempting to hide discolored nails with

polish, acrylic can both trap moisture and prevent a treatment from

reaching the infection.

Keep these strategies in mind and enjoy your fun in the sun without unwanted side effects.


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