For this Halloween we have picked out some of the most ghastly and ghoulish health horrors that are out there.
Control your screams of fear as you read about spine chilling bad breath and sickening hobbit feet! But don’t be too terrified, as we have selected the best products available to deliver us from these evils!
If your feet resemble something of a frightening, blood-thirsty ogre then it’s time to treat your feet to some much needed TLC.
Start by exfoliating feet with Carnation’s Exfoliating Foot Scrub, (£4.14, www.firstaidfast.co.uk) and then slather on Carnation’s Intensive Foot Cream, (£3.45, www.firstaidfast.co.uk) to restore your ogre feet to their former glory.
For more serious problems like creepy corns look no further than Carnation’s Corn Caps (£2.39, www.firstaidfast.co.uk), which have been clinically proven by a recent NHS study, to be the most effective and least painful method of removing them.
Dave Wain, Carnation Footcare Podiatrist, says that the success of corn caps, “is down to the salicylic acid which loosens the ‘cement’ holding the hardened skin together, allowing it to flake away. In addition, it loosens the nucleus to allow clean removal, while the soft felt corn ring relieves pressure from the corn as it heals.’’
To keep your breath fresh as a daisy, Nutritionist, Cassandra Burns recommends us to, “Eat Crunchy fruit and vegetables such as carrots, apples and celery, as this can help scrape out the plague build-ups that can cause bad breath. Apart from being nutritious and healthy, these crunchy foods can also boost production of saliva, which fights bacteria.”
Sometimes, bad breath could be coming from your gut. If your digestive tract is sluggish and you suffer from bowel problems you are more prone to ‘morning breath’. An imbalance between the good and bad bacteria in your gut, as well as an excess of gas in your body can cause an unpleasant odour. To nip the problem in the bud take probiotics regularly, that will directly target harmful bacteria. Try ProVen’s Probiotics 25 Billion (£13.95,www.provenprobiotics.co.uk)
Does trapped wind and bloating make your blood curdle?
You don’t have to spend your time at work feeling uncomfortable, nor should you have to blame any stray sounds on a poltergeist!
Not chewing your food properly can also contribute to flatulence. “You should chew each mouthful of food at least 30 times, take smaller bites and put your knife and fork down between bites. Another great trick is to eat with your left hand.
“This Quest Enzyme Digest, (£6.59, www.revital.co.uk ) can also calmly and discreetly relieve you of wicked wind by aiding effective digestion, so there is no need to call a priest over for an exorcism.– you simply won’t be able to do it quickly,” advises Cassandra.
Control monstrous morning moods
Are you unable to masquerade the fact that you feel like a monster every morning when your alarm goes off, especially during the winter when getting out from under the duvet can be a gruesome task? Some of us then take our cauldron of negativity to work, making the office feel like a cemetery until lunchtime.
Dr Marilyn Glenville, the UK’s leading nutritionist (www.marilynglenville.com) suggests that topping up your vitamin B levels, “is essential for depression, as it is involved with the production of brain chemicals called neurotransmitters, which control mood and behaviour.”
Ward away the early morning woes with Nature’s Plus Source Of Life Gold Gummies (£28.50 for 60 gummies, www.revital.co.uk). They contain nutrients that also contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue, so you’ll soon be jumping out of bed and brushing away the cobwebs!
Calm unsightly cold sores
Are you avoiding your reflection, because all you can see is a grotesque cold sore standing to attention on your face?
When our immunity is low the cold sore virus is more likely to flare up. “It is important to get plenty of rest and relaxation, and make sure that you have plenty of vitamin C in your body. You should also try to minimise your intake of sugary foods,” Cassandra explains.
Alternatively, to kiss proof your lips and avoid looking as though you’ve seen a ghost each time you see yourself, Cassandra recommends, “a natural barrier gel such as Zzip! (12.95, Boots), as the film-forming gel helps to soothe the pain and prevent the spread of the virus.” This revolutionary formula promotes healing within two days.
Dispose of dry skin
Is your freaky flaky skin causing you to feel less human each day?
Nobody wants dry skin! To keep it silky smooth, without plugging your body with added chemicals, try nourishing natural products. “Natural ingredients are the ones that are derived from environmental sources, with no synthetic compounds. When choosing skincare look for essential oils, which are the most powerful, organic ingredients,” advises Sonja Dymalovski, Skincare Expert at www.whatskinneeds.co.uk.
Treat your skin to What Skin Needs Skin Balm, (£13.99, www.whatskinneeds.co.uk) with Lemon, Green Tea, Aloe Vera and Ylang Ylang these essential oils will help to get rid of those flakes!