What is psoriasis?
A chronic inflammatory skin disease with excessive skin activity which is manifested by the formation of typical centres covered with larger amounts of silvery scales. We can also understand it is a genetically-conditioned disease, a polygenic disease, when a number of factors contribute to triggering the mechanism of the disease. It is necessary to mention a possible joint disability, the so-called psoriatic arthritis; it is present in up to 30% of patients. There are many triggering or provoking factors of the disease – infections, stress. The course of the disease may be adversely affected by some drugs, alcohol, smoking, or even metabolic factors such as liver disease or diabetes.
Where does psoriasis actually come from?
Psoriasis is a chronic, inflammatory skin disease. It is passed down genetically. In case of this disease, the skin accelerates the ‘maturing’ of the cells. The skin is formed in layers, and it takes 28 days for a mature skin cell to get to the surface. Then the basic cell layer matures and gets to the surface of the skin, such is the normal course. However, in case of psoriasis, the cell will reach the surface very early, often in 4 days, i.e. 7 times faster. But these cells are immature. The skin is therefore scaly, made of purple plastic inflammatory centres. The most frequent occurrence of the disease is recorded around the age of twenty and then between the age of forty and fifty; in case of women often at the time of climacterium when hormonal changes can also cause skin problems. The disease cannot be cured, but its symptoms can be successfully minimized.
To successfully fight psoriasis, it is good to follow several principles: psychological well-being, sufficient movement, strengthening immunity, maintaining a varied and balanced diet, sufficient sleep or fluid intake. Skin care using natural cosmetics with herbal extracts is also important. Hemp cosmetics containing zinc and peat are also suitable. Try to soothe the skin with Atopicann cream, the natural hemp cream for special care of skin with the manifestation of eczematous and psoriatic skin. Atopicann with a high content of hemp oil, hemp seed extract and several other effective compounds refine, smooth and nourish your skin, and support its regeneration and leave you with a soothing feeling.
Fall is a time of the year that is characterized not only by colorful leaves, but also by temeprature drop, less daylight and rainy weather. This is related to seasonal fatigue that affects most of us at this time. If you feel like your energy levels are dopping and your mood has swung to melancholy, make sure you get enough sleep, exercise and diet rich in vitamins and minerals.
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Add 100 % Bio Hemp oil to your diet, rich in vitamins, minerals, plant dyes and phytosterols. Many of these substances are necessary for human health, the body cannot “produce” them and is completely dependent on food intake. Hemp oil delivers these substances in natural, easily digestible form. The unique ratio in Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids corresponds to the natural needs of the human body. It belongs to healthy fats that are indispensable for human health. Hemp oil is ideal for cold cuisine – salads, dressings, spreads, etc. It is also perfect for flavoring hot meals just before consumption, like pasta. It will give the dish a pleasant hazelnut taste.
For perfect relaxation, whether in the form of massage or bath, use 100% natural hemp seed oil Cannol, which contains 99.4% of hemp ingredients. A few drops of Cannol oil into your bath will awaken your senses and induce a sense of relaxation. Hemp seed oil contains essential unsaturated fatty acids Omega 3-6, vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, C, E, phytosterols, phytins and a number of important minerals. If you are looking for a pure, natural massage product for massages at home or with your masseur, this is the go-for oil.
Best of luck fighting the blues in fall. Your Annabis Team
Forget that you would put your body lotion on your baby’s skin or wash his/her hair with your shampoo! Children’s skin is very delicate, especially in the first year of their life when your baby has to cope with the fact that the environment is no longer as enjoyable and safe as the mother’s womb. They encounter a number of bacteria and new situations they react to – often in the form of rashes or soreness. In addition, the baby’s skin is much thinner than the one of an adult, so you need to take particularly gentle care of it.
We recommend using only natural products containing no parabens, sulphates, phthalates, preservatives and chemical perfumes – these can start various dermatological problems, especially in the smallest ones. Although these substances are legally authorized, there is evidence of possible irritation, contributing to the imbalance of the skin film, and your baby‘s skin can become more sensitive, dry, and more susceptible to irritation later on.
In particular, your baby’s skin should be well hydrated. For skin care, it is best to use moisturizing lotions or milks. Bodycann Body Milk – Natural Body Milk with Cannabis Oil and Dead Sea Salt is a safe choice. Thanks to its formula, the lotion is also suitable for sensitive skin with signs of skin eczema and psoriasis. On the contrary, oil is not so suitable for your little ones, it clogs the pores and the skin cannot breathe so well. If your baby’s skin seems drier, the ideal go-for option is to add a few drops of oil into the bath. Try out 100 % natural Cannol hemp oil with high levels of essential fatty acids Omega 3-6, vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, C, E, phytosterols, phytin and a number of important minerals.
Another unpleasant condition that perhaps afflicts every baby is soreness. How to prevent them? Mainly thorough good hygiene routine with a focus on changing your baby’s diapers regularly, so that the baby’s skin does not remain in contact with urine or faeces for too long. Diapers should also be breathable to allow the skin to breathe. It is also necessary to clean the child thoroughly in the intimate area, including the skin folds, and then treat the skin.
Our Bio Hemp Balcann Ointment is an ideal choice for skin care for diaper rash. It leaves the skin calm, soft and deeply hydrated. Aside from baby and infant skin, it also effectively treats irritated skin on nipples. This 100% natural ointment does wonders, and you can use it as a complementary skin care when it comes to atopic eczema and psoriasis.
If the skin is exposed to an unfavorable weather conditions, especially in the winter, we recommend using an ointment on unprotected parts of the body. Moisturizing creams are unsuitable, as the water in them can freeze. All of the mentioned products are CPK natural and CPK bio certificated.
The Dead Sea is the richest source of medicinal substances in the world. The Jordan River flows into it, but the water never flows from it, it evaporates only. And just by evaporation of water, concentrated crystals of rare salt are formed. In the Dead Sea water there is an astonishing number of 21 beneficial minerals. Water contains more than 80% of different minerals and only 20% salt, while the average sea water contains on average 3% minerals and 97% salt. Natural salt from the Dead Sea is therefore the result of natural solar evaporation of water. The resulting salt crystals are especially rich in minerals such as magnesium, calcium, sodium, bromine, iodine and potassium.
Due to the high percentage of minerals, Dead Sea Salt has beneficial effects in the treatment of skin, rheumatic and respiratory problems. The effects of water and salt from the Dead Sea were known in the Middle Ages. Salt is beneficial for various skin diseases, such as atopic eczema, psoriasis, or acne. In addition, it gives the skin refreshing and relaxing skin and leaves the skin soft and smooth. Regular Dead Sea salt baths are involved in the detoxification and regeneration processes of the skin, it cleanses naturally and promotes blood circulation.
After bathing, it is necessary to rehydrate the skin. The perfect choice is the Dead Sea Salt cosmetics. Sea salt with a high content of trace elements and minerals nourishes the skin while helping to restore it naturally. Bodycann Body Milk for the whole body is such product, it contains a unique combination of 16 natural substances along with Dead Sea Salt. Thanks to the content of effective natural substances, the milk intensively nourishes, moisturizes and soothes the skin.
Atopicann natural cream is another product for the care of problematic skin with a tendency to eczema and manifestation of Psoriasis. Regular applications can greatly enhance the overall condition and appearance of the skin. Both of these natural products bear the CPK certificate, they are also suitable for children under 3 years of age and will also be appreciated by vegans.
Oak Bark, Qercus Robur bark has been known and widely used for centuries. Oak bark contains numerous nutrients including vitamin B12, iron, and potassium. It also has a tannin content somewhere between 10 to 20 %. These tannins and the nutrients are believed to be responsible for the bark’s health benefits. The Native Americans were long aware of the beneficial properties of the bark. They used it for antiseptic, astringent and anti-inflammatory purposes before settlers to North America picked up the mantle and learned how to use it. The bark is considered to be the most effective part of the tree.
As said before, Oak bark contains tannin and therefore has astringent properties because of its high levels. Astringents work by constricting or shrinking the body’s tissues on the inside and the outside. Natural astringents like oak bark have a variety of therapeutic benefits. They perform some useful external functions and can help limit skin complaints like burns, bruises, wrinkles, and eczema. Its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties are also excellent for the skin. Internally, they can help treat bleeding, varicose veins and reduce diarrhea.
The tannin content of the white oak bark is also responsible for its antiseptic properties which can help to prevent and treat both internal and external infections. The tannins bind with the proteins present in the tissues which help to stave off harmful pathogens and bacteria. White oak bark can also be used externally to protect against skin infections and to help treat a number of skin issues. It has been successfully used to treat poison ivy and to soothe the pain and inflammation from bee stings and bug bites. When applied to the skin, it may also help speed up the healing process from minor wounds, cuts, scrapes, and burns.
Balcann Oak tree bark OINTMENT vs Balcann Oak tree bark GEL
Balcann itself is a powerful ointment. When topped off with oak tree bark extract and in combination of hempseed oil and its benefits it is a very powerful ointment with stronger antiseptic properties.
Balcann Oak Tree Bark OINTMENT is CPK certified meaning that it is made from natural ingredients only and it is also suitable for the most sensitive skin. When applied it gradually releases its natural ingredients while creating a thin film on the skin.
Balcann Oak Tree Bark GEL is a lighter in form and less greasy for those, who like quick absorbing substances. It is also suitable for sensitive skin. You may put it in the fridge and use it as a cooling gel after sunbathing to calm down the skin.
BOTH are so gentle that they are suitable for children 0-3 years of age and on top of everything else: they are also vegan friendly.
Bottom line: Adding oak tree bark extract to an otherwise powerful Balcann ointment only adds another great feature to its unique strength and brings up a notch its diverse use.
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