Natural Skin Care Newsletter - April 2007

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Natural Skin Care Newsletter: April 2007 Issue

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Introduction

Welcome to the April issue of the Natural Skin Care Newsletter. Once again there are lots of interesting articles and information in this issue. Part 3 of how to care for your skin type looks at sensitive skin and the best, natural approach to get control of your sensitive skin. We take a closer look at another herb and discuss some other interesting topics.

Happy reading.

Index of the April Issue of the Natural Skin Care Newsletter:

(You can click on the topics below which will take you to the article of choice on this page, or simply scroll down and read each one)

Articles:

Introduction
(News and What's New At Wildcrafted)

Skin Care Regime for Your Skin Type (Part 3): Sensitive Skin - Prevent Sensitive Skin by Adopting The Right Skin Care Regime.
(by Danny & Susan Siegenthaler)

Acne: What is it - Why do you get it - and How to control it?
(by Danny & Susan Siegenthaler)

Anti Aging Skin Care: What is it? How it Works and What to look out for.
(by Danny Siegenthaler)

About a herb of interest: Calendula
(by Danny & Susan Siegenthaler)

Kitty's Corner - Cuts and Stings
(by Kitty-the-Cat)

April 2007 Issue of the Natural Skin Care Newsletter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sensitive Skin - Prevent Sensitive Skin by Adopting The Right Skin Care Regime.


There are a number of symptoms, which may help you to identify whether or not you have sensitive skin (should you be in any doubt):

  • Your skin reacts quickly to both heat and cold; Sensitive skin burns easily, when exposed to wind or sun
  • Skin is easily irritated by detergents, cosmetics and alcohol, leaving the skin red and blotchy, with visible surface veins.

There is some good news however. Sufferers of sensitive skin do not have to go without make-up or skin care products. On the contrary; a common sense approach to make-up and choosing a good quality natural skin care regime will help to reduce the sensitivity over time and will promote healthy, vibrant looking skin.


Choose a Skin Care Regime that makes use of good quality, Natural Skin Care Products


Before you start putting any makeup on your skin, you need to be sure to ‘prepare the surface’, so to speak. The benefits to your skin of following a daily skin care regime using good quality, natural skin care products, can not be underestimated. It is key to ‘normalise’ sensitive skin. The following is a simple step-by-step process anyone with sensitive skin should follow on a daily basis:
  • Two or three times a week use a deep cleansing mask specifically formulated for oily skin. Wildcrafted’s Red Earth Medicine Facial Clay has been specifically formulated for dry and sensitive skin and includes ingredients such as Red Clay and Rose Hydrosol, which are beneficial in treating your sensitive skin.

  • Wash your face no more than twice a day using a natural pH balanced cleanser. Wildcrafted’s Hydrating Cleanser uses ingredients such as essential oils of Rose and Chamomile blended with Glycerine and Shea Nut Butter to cleanse, soothe and hydrate your sensitive skin.

  • Use a toner that is appropriate for oily skin. Wildcrafted’s Milk of Roses Toner makes use of Rose and Aloe Very to gently calm, hydrate and condition your sensitive skin prior to moisturising.

  • Use a moisturiser designed specifically for dry and sensitive skin. Wildcrafted’s Rose Day Crème contains wholesome oils like Almond, Olive and Jojoba oils in combination with essential oils of Sandalwood and Rose to revitalise the skin and soothes and softens irritated, sensitive skin.

  • Use your natural skin care regime every single day.

  • Ensure your diet is very high in nuts, grains and vegetables and very low in saturated fatty foods. Consume foods high in vitamin A, such as: Meat, Chicken Liver, Cod Liver Oil, Cheese;
    Vitamin B-complex, which includes: Whole grain cereals, wheat, Pulses, Nuts, Green leafy vegetables, Molasses, Meat, Liver, Brewer's yeast;
    Vitamin D – some foods such as Milk, Beef liver, Salmon, Tuna, Butter, Sprouted seeds help in the production of vitamin D,  and
    Vitamin E which is found in: Avocados, Carrots. Cheese: especially Parmesan and Cheddar; Chickpeas, Egg yolk, Green leafy vegetables, Legumes, Margarine, Meats/poultry/fish, Nuts and nut oils, Oatmeal, Olives, Parsnips, Red peppers, Seeds, Soy products and soy beans, Sweet corn, Sweet potatoes, Tomatoes, Watercress, Wheat germ. Use Safflower, Sunflower and Sesame oils in your cooking.

  • Drink plenty of water each and every day to help keep your skin hydrated.

Some common sense advice:


The American Academy of Dermatology offers the following recommendations:
  • Choose make-up that comes in the form of a powder when possible. Powder cosmetics are not only great at removing shine, they have very few preservatives and contain few ingredients that can cause skin irritation compared with liquid makeup.

  • Avoid waterproof cosmetics, which require a solvent to remove them. Solvents are often harsh petro-chemicals which sensitive skin reacts to very quickly and often with quite severe reactions. They also remove sebum, the oily substance made by the sebaceous glands in the skin. Without this oily barrier, also known as the ‘Acid Mantel’ of the skin, sensitive skin is exposed to potential irritants that can cause a beauty breakout.

  • Throw out old cosmetics. "Women should keep track of cosmetic expiration dates and throw out any items that have passed their peak," cautions Dr. Bergamo. "Old makeup products can spoil or become contaminated. This is especially true for eye products, which should also be discarded if you experience any type of eye infection." Typical life spans for cosmetic products include 1 year for foundation and lipstick, 3 to 4 months for mascara, and 2 years for powder and shadows. It also is important to wash makeup brushes and sponges regularly to remove accumulated dirt and germs that can aggravate sensitive skin.

  • Use black-coloured eyeliner and mascara products. Dermatologists feel that black is the least allergenic of all colorants used in eye products.

  • Use pencil eyeliner and eyebrow fillers. According to Dr. Bergamo, "Pencil eyeliner and eyebrow pencils are wax-based and contain pigment and minimal preservatives. They are much less likely to cause problems than liquid eyeliners that contain latex, which may cause a reaction in latex-sensitive individuals.

  • Stick to earth-toned eye shadows. Lighter earth tones, such as tan, cream, white, or beige, seem to cause less upper-eyelid irritation. "The higher concentration of pigments in darker colours, such as navy blue, can cause an adverse reaction in women with sensitive skin," Dr. Bergamo speculates.

  • Check sunscreen ingredients. Dermatologists recommend daily use of a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a sun protection factor 15 or higher. For women with sensitive skin, sunscreen should contain only the physical sunscreen ingredients zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. Unlike chemical sunscreens that absorb ultraviolet rays, physical sunscreen ingredients deflect the rays rather than absorb them.

  • Use products that contain no more than 10 ingredients. The fewer ingredients in a product, the less likely it is to cause a problem. However, irrespective of the number of ingredients in a product, test it first on a small area of skin and see if there are any reactions before you use it over larger areas of your skin.

  • Avoid nail polishes. Wet nail polish can be transferred to a person's eyes and face before it dries. This casual transfer can cause problems for women with sensitive skin or allergies to any of the components of the polish.

  • Use foundations with a silicone base. Although powder is preferred to protect sensitive skin, women choosing a liquid foundation should look for one with a silicone base. Liquid facial foundations based on silicone do not cause acne, and silicone has a low incidence of skin irritation.

 

 

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Acne: What is it - Why do you get it - and How to control it?


What Is Acne?

Acne is a disorder resulting from the action of hormones and other substances on the skin's oil producing glands called sebaceous glands and hair follicles. These factors result in plugged or blocked pores and outbreaks of lesions commonly referred to as pimples or zits. Acne usually occurs on the face, neck, back, chest, and/or shoulders and even though acne is usually not a serious health threat, it can be a source of significant emotional distress, especially in teenagers. Severe acne and squeezing of pimples can lead to permanent scarring.

How Does Acne Develop?

Acne is described as a disease of the pilosebaceous units (PSUs). Found over most of the body, these units (PSUs) consist of a sebaceous gland connected to a canal, called a follicle, that contains a fine hair. The sebaceous glands make an oily substance called sebum that normally empties onto the skin surface through the opening of the follicle, commonly called a pore. These follicles, or pores are lined with cells called keratinocytes.

The hair, sebum, and keratinocytes that fill the narrow follicle may produce a plug, which is an early sign of acne. The plug prevents sebum from reaching the surface of the skin through a pore. The mixture of oil and cells allows bacteria Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes) that normally live on the skin to grow in the plugged follicles. These bacteria produce chemicals and enzymes and attract white blood cells that cause inflammation. (Inflammation is a characteristic reaction of tissues to disease or injury and is marked by four signs: swelling, redness, heat, and pain.) When the wall of the plugged follicle breaks down, it spills everything into the nearby skin - sebum, shed skin cells, and bacteria - leading to lesions or pimples.

People with acne frequently have a variety of lesions. The basic acne lesion, called the comedo (KOM-e-do), is simply an enlarged and plugged hair follicle. If the plugged follicle, or comedo, stays beneath the skin, it is called a closed comedo and produces a white bump called a whitehead. A comedo that reaches the surface of the skin and opens up is called an open comedo or blackhead because of its colour. This black discoloration is due to changes in sebum as it is exposed to air - a process known as oxidisation. It is not due to dirt. Both whiteheads and blackheads may stay in the skin for a long time.

Other more troublesome acne lesions can develop, including the following:

  • Papules - inflamed lesions that usually appear as small, pink bumps on the skin and can be tender to the touch
  • Pustules (pimples) - papules topped by white or yellow pus-filled lesions that may be red at the base
  • Nodules - large, painful, solid lesions that are lodged deep within the skin
  • Cysts - deep, painful, pus-filled lesions that can cause scarring.

What Causes Acne?

The exact cause of acne is unknown, but orthodox medical theory believes that acne results from several related factors. One important factor is an increase in male hormones called androgens. These androgens increase in both boys and girls during puberty and cause the sebaceous glands to enlarge and produce more sebum. In Women, hormonal changes related to menstruation, pregnancy or starting or stopping birth control pills might also cause acne.

Another factor is heredity or genetics. Researchers believe that the tendency to develop acne can be inherited from parents. For example, studies have shown that many school-age boys with acne have a family history of the disorder. Certain drugs, including androgens and lithium, are known to cause acne. Greasy cosmetics may alter the cells of the follicles and make them stick together, producing a plug.

Factors That Can Make Acne Worse

Factors that can cause an acne flare include:

  • Changing hormone levels in adolescent girls and adult women 2 to 7 days before their menstrual period starts
  • Oil from skin care products such as heavy moisturizers or cosmetics, or grease encountered in the work environment (for example, a kitchen with fry vats)
  • Pressure from sports helmets or equipment, backpacks, tight collars, or tight sports uniforms
  • Environmental irritants, such as pollution and high humidity
  • Squeezing or picking at blemishes
  • Hard scrubbing of the skin
  • Stress.

Myths About the Causes of Acne

There are many myths about what causes acne. Chocolate and greasy foods are often blamed, but there is little evidence that foods have much effect on the development and course of acne in most people. That said, many people swear that if they indulge in chocolate or greasy foods, they will breakout in acne within a couple of days - the key is to ensure eating predominantly fresh fruits and vegetables and avoid alcohol and highly processed foods as much as possible.

Another common myth is that dirty skin causes acne; however, blackheads and other acne lesions are not caused by dirt. Stress doesn't cause acne either, although research suggests that for people who have acne, stress can make it worse.

Who Gets Acne?

People of all races and ages get acne. It is most common in adolescents and young adults. An estimated 80 percent of all people between the ages of 11 and 30 have acne outbreaks at some point. For most people, acne tends to go away by the time they reach their thirties; however, some people in their forties and fifties continue to have this skin problem. Women entering menopause may also experience outbreaks of acne associated with the changing hormone levels.

How to Treat Acne using Natural Medicine

Unlike the orthodox approach to acne, alternative medicine views this condition as a natural process of changes in the body’s physiology, especially around puberty and later on in life during menopause. However, just because it is a natural process, does not mean that it is untreatable and non-responsive to appropriate treatment.

In severe cases, it is best for the affected individual to seek professional advice from a qualified herbalist, naturopath or practitioner of Chinese medicine.

In any case, a good skin care regime is a vital contributor to healthy, acne free skin. A daily skin care regime consists of cleansing, toning and moisturising is a vital part of treating your acne naturally. Using natural skin care products that do not contain synthetic or artificial ingredients will help your skin to regain its healthy state without running the risk of absorbing potentially harmful substances from non-natural type skin care products. Some of the ingredients used in non-natural skin care products are known to irritate the skin and can actually make your acne worse. Make sure that all the ingredients in your skin care products are as natural as possible to avoid irritating your skin further.

In addition, DO NOT USE commercially available soap on your facial skin or any other part of your body where you have acne. Firstly, this is because most soap will dry out your skin and while you think this is a good thing, it is not, because this will stimulate the sebaceous glands to produce more sebum and all you will achieve is to promote oily skin.

In addition to this daily regime, the acne sufferer should also use a facial clay mask on a regular basis - 2-3 times per week is a good start. Also, using an exfoliant lotion or gel is another excellent way to remove dead skin cells and stimulate new cell growth.

In mild to moderate cases of acne, using a topical mix of Eucalyptus oil combined with Echinacea purpurea extract (50/50) will provide an excellent topical treatment for infected pimples. Echinacea is a great herb to treat almost any skin condition and the Eucalyptus will provide strong disinfectant properties to eliminate bacteria and other microbes at the site of the pimples.

What ever you do, DO NOT squeeze your acne pimples. Most of the time all this will achieve is to cause pain and if the pimple ruptures, you are most likely going to infect other areas of nearby skin, resulting in new pimples. Use your mask and exfoliant to draw the pimples to the surface and you will most likely find that they will open by themselves. This will also reduce the risk of causing scaring.

Treating more severe forms of acne requires a medical approach. That is you will need to take herbs internally to help clear your skin of the toxins associated with acne. Herbs such as Yellow Dock, Burdock, Echinacea, Red Clover and others are strongly indicated in cases of severe acne. However, you must consult a qualified herbalist who will prescribe the right combination and dose for your particular circumstances. You will also need to drink an increased amount of water to help your skin and kidneys to flush out these toxins from your system and especially from your skin.

You should also pay attention to what you eat. Eating processed foods will not be of benefit to you, however, increasing raw foods, especially increasing fruits and vegetables in your diet will provide your body with increased nutrients that will support your skin and help the body eliminate the toxins. Omega 3, 6 and 9 should also feature strongly in your food intake. These are found in fish oils from fish such as Salmon, Tuna, and Sardines as well as lean red meats and some vegetables (See ‘Food for Your Skin’).

Acne is treatable naturally and usually you don’t have to undergo extreme forms of treatment. A good, daily skin care regime combined with an exfoliant and the regular use of a natural, deep cleansing facial clay mask, will help you get your acne under control. In severe cases, you’ll need to add the knowledge and experience of a qualified herbalist or doctor of Chinese medicine to your skin care regime and eat more wholesome foods.

 

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Anti Aging Skin Care: What is it? How it Works and What to look out for.

 

What exactly is anti aging skin care?

When we are talking about anti aging skin care, we are primarily talking about skin care products that have been designed to benefit mature or maturing skin. That is skin which is starting to loose its tone and elasticity. Anti aging skin care products are supposedly designed to maintain or boost the aging skin’s tone and elasticity, which means they should contain ingredients that have been found, through scientific research, to help the skin by nourishing it and by providing specific nutrients or substances that will repair, nourish, hydrate and promote healthy skin. At least that’s the theory.

 

What are these ingredients and how do they work?

Let’s look at a particular product that fits the criteria well. The product includes rich liquid moisturising ingredients, formulated for mature, dry and damaged skin types and contains plant extracts such as Borage and Evening Primrose Oils, that are known to be high in essential fatty acids - building blocks for your skin. In addition the formulation includes anti-oxidants (Wheat germ Oil and Vitamins A & E) and phyto-hormones (Clary Sage and  Wild Yam) as well as Mango butter.

These ingredients have been shown to have rejuvenating, preservative and restorative effects on aging and mature skin types. This product also includes 100% pure essential oils of Sandalwood, Geranium, Patchouli, and Neroli, which are soothing and calming, while oils of Jojoba and Calendula have a moisturising effects. Calendula is a well known healing herb and its remarkable and many beneficial effects on the skin are well documented in the herbal medicine literature.

The manufacturer suggests the product should be used twice daily after cleansing and toning and prior to applying or instead of using your moisturiser.

This is an anti aging skin care formula that actually has the potential to work because the ingredients do have nourishing and revitalising properties and are in fact know for there effectiveness.

However, not all products are made equal. Most of the anti aging skin care products in the market place do not have long term beneficial effects, because they utilise synthesised chemical compounds that provide a superficial short-term benefit - a quick fix. Any positive result is usually only short term and will not last if the product is discontinued. Once the user stops using the product, the wrinkles come back and are usually more pronounced then they were prior to using such anti aging skin care products.

In some instances, unfortunately not many, the manufacturer actually warns the user that if they discontinue to use that product, the wrinkles/lines will come back and may be worse then before.

The difference between these two types of products is quite simple. One is designed to help the customer maintain or even reverse some of the aging effects, the other is designed to mask them - so, which would you prefer?

 

Choosing a good quality, natural anti aging skin care range

Anti aging skin care is a very lucrative market and consumers are literally spending billions of dollars world wide to keep that youthful look as long as possible. Does it therefore not stand to reason that we would use products that are not detrimental but beneficial to the health of our skin? Does it not make sense to purchase products that help rather then rob the skin of nutrients?

When next considering to purchase anti aging skin care products, you should take the time to find out what sort of ingredients are indeed in the products you intend to purchase - don’t ask the girl behind the counter, she really doesn’t know about the chemistry of products - ring the company, ask to speak to one of the chemists or the product development manager and don’t be afraid to ask questions like: Do your products contain any artificial ingredients, if so, what are they? What are the preservatives used in your products? - Don’t be put off by the names, just listen to their answers and if need be ask them to spell the name, then look it up on the net at: http://www.scorecard.org/chemical-profiles/ - just type the name of the chemical, eg: Paraben, into search field and hit return.

 

What to look for in your anti aging skin care products

Anti aging skin care should be as natural as possible utilising plant-extracts, essential oils, herbal-extracts and vitamins that benefit your skin. They should not contain artificial, synthetic, synthesised or concentrated isolated ingredients that may actually do more harm than good. Another thing to remember, price does not guarantee quality. Often you are paying more for a name than the ingredients.

Look for names of essential oils, herbs, essential fatty acids and vitamins on the label of your anti aging skin care products and your skin will thank you for it.

 

 

About An Interesting Herb: Calendula


Biological Name:
Calendula officinalis

Other Names: Marigold, garden marigold, holigold, Mary bud, pot marigold, Calendula

Parts Used: flowers, leaves

Active Compounds: 

The flavonoids, found in high amounts in calendula, account for much of its anti-inflammatory activity; triterpene saponins may also be important. Calendula also contains carotenoids. Investigations into anticancer and antiviral actions of calendula are continuing. At this time, there is insufficient evidence to recommend clinical use of calendula for cancer. There is evidence suggesting use of calendula for some viral infections. The constituents responsible for these actions are not entirely clear.

Traditional Uses in Herbal Medicine:

Calendula flowers were believed to be useful in reducing inflammation, wound healing, and as an antiseptic. Calendula was used to treat various skin diseases, ranging from skin ulcerations to eczema. Internally, the soothing effects of calendula have been used for stomach ulcers and inflammation. A sterile tea has also been applied in cases of conjunctivitis. Historically, calendula is found to be antispasmodic, aperient, cholagogue, diaphoretic, vulnerary. An infusion of the flowers can be used for such gastrointestinal problems as ulcers, stomach cramps, colitis, and diarrhoea. It is also useful taken internally for fever, boils, abscesses, and to prevent recurrent vomiting. The fresh juice of the herb or flowers can substitute for the infusion. For external use, a good salve for wounds can be made from dried flowers or leaves, from the juice pressed out of the fresh flowers, or from the tincture. The salve or dilute tincture is good for bruises, sprains, pulled muscles, sores, and boils. The tincture is used internally for gastritis and for menstrual difficulties.

Calendula may be useful in the treatment of:

  • Eczema
  • Gastritis
  • Minor burns (including sunburn)
  • Wound healing

Applied locally as a tincture, oil, or lotion, marigold is considered a natural antiseptic by homeopaths. The crushed petals may be combined with olive oil to form an ointment for external application to cuts, bruises, sores and burns.

The infusion is used to soothe watery, irritated eyes, and for relief in bronchial complaints. It is also used frequently in the treatment of liver disorders. It is thought to induce perspiration in case of fever. Recent clinical studies have shown that marigold flower extracts lower blood pressure and have sedative effects. Marigold is a common adulterant to saffron.

In 1955, an Australian patent was issued for the use of marigold extracts in the treatment of burns in humans.

Other indications include:

Antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, healing, and soothing.

Infusion of the petals used as lotion for skin cleansing and softening.

Taken internally for poor circulation, varicose veins, ulcers, colitis, stomach cramps; also, headaches, toothache, ague, and skin problems.

Said to strengthen and comfort the heart and aid in digestion.

For external use, an oil is made from the flowers for skin problems and sunburn; used in ointment form to heal acne and fade old scars and for external sores, cuts, bruises, burns and rashes.

Usually combined with chamomile and comfrey for a soothing ointment in cases of skin problems, burns, cuts, insect bites, stings and bruises.

An infusion from the leaves is used for tired swollen feet.

Flowers used in infusion form as a wash for red eye.

 

Dosage:

A tea of calendula can be made by pouring 200 ml of boiling water over 1-2 teaspoons of the flowers, which is steeped, covered for ten to fifteen minutes, strained, and then drunk. At least 3 cups of tea are generally drunk per day.

Tincture is similarly used three times a day, taking 1-2 ml each time. The tincture can be taken in water or tea.

Prepared ointments are often useful for skin problems, although wet dressings made by dipping cloth into the tea (after it has cooled) are also effective. Home treatment for eye conditions is not recommended, as absolute sterility must be maintained.

Juice: Take 1 tsp. At a time, always freshly pressed.

Tincture: To make, soak a handful of flowers in 0.5 quart rectified alcohol or whiskey for 5 to 6 weeks. A dose is 5 to 20 drops.

Salve: Boil 1 oz dried flowers or leaves, or 1tsp fresh juice, with 1 oz of lard.

Safety:

Except for the very rare person who is allergic to calendula and therefore should not use it, there are no known side effects or interactions.


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We hope you enjoyed these articles and invite you to send us suggestions of topics you would like to see us cover in the coming months. Your suggestions are always welcome and we endeavour to cover the topics you would like to know more about - so don't be shy, drop us a line or two!

Also there are some great new posts in the forum and we look forward to 'seeing' you there.

In good health

Danny & Susan Siegenthaler

 

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Kitty's Corner

Kitty

Hello to you all, and a hearty Miau.

I hope you found last month's article interesting and informative.

As you all know, we cats are a playful lot and from time to time we tend to get ourselves into more trouble than we'd like.

A flying insect is just like a toy to us and so we run the risk of getting stung.

Here are a few simple hints and tips of what you and your vet can do if this should happen to your beloved kitten - or for that matter your puppy.

CUTS AND STINGS

There are many everyday hazards that cats face, ranging from insect
stings to broken pieces of glass. If your cat is inclined to
investigate the contents of rubbish bags it is likely to be cut, or stung
by wasps buzzing round the waste. Kittens are especially vulnerable to
suffer stings, being naturally curious and unaware of the hazards of
snapping at flying insects. Having been stung once, they are rarely
keen to relive the experience!

Warning

Cats are often stung
in the mouth, which
is dangerous because
the resulting swelling
can make it difficult
for them to breathe.
If this happens, consult
your vet immediately.

WHAT YOUR VET CAN DO

In the case of a bad cut, the wound will have to be cleaned and stitched
while your cat is either heavily sedated or anaesthetized, depending on the
occasion and extent of the injury. In the case of stings, bees leave behind the
stinging apparatus and, if this can be removed carefully with tweezers or by
scraping with the blunt side of a knife, it will bring some relief to the cat.

HERBAL REMEDIES

After cleaning the wound and trimming any hair, which could mat the site, you can apply a solution of calendula to the affected area. Add six drops of tincture to 30 ml (2 tbsp) of water and soak a gauze pad in the mixture. Then tape the gauze carefully in place over the wound.

In the case of minor abrasions, apply a calendula and Hypericum ointment to the surface of the wound, which will aid the healing process.

 

For now, Miau from me, until next month.

paw

Information Source:
Dr. Carol Osborne, Naturally Healthy Cats, A Marshall Fact file, London.

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