Foods To Hydrate Your Skin and You

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SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE Herbal Skin Care understands the importance of water. However, drinking water isn’t the only way to hydrate your skin. In fact, you will typically add about 20 percent of your water each day from the foods that you eat. However, according to SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE, there are certain foods that are even better when it comes to hydrating your skin and your body.

Cucumbers

Low in calories and a whopping 95 percent water, cucumbers not only hydrate your skin, but can also help fight inflammation. Some research even indicates that cucumbers can slow aging.

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Carrots

Crunchy and dense, it may be surprising to some to learn that carrots are loaded with water, about 90 percent. Carrots also contain antioxidants and beta-carotene, helping heart health. Carrots can also help protect you against cancer.

Zucchini

Full of antioxidants, zucchini is 95 percent water. Antioxidants can prevent cells from damage, and is good for your eyes. Zucchini will help with skin hydration, just like SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE, and keep you healthy.

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Iceberg Lettuce

Although iceberg lettuce doesn’t have as many nutrients as other greens, it does have fiber, which can help you stay regular. Iceberg lettuce also has iron, potassium, manganese, and calcium, phosphorous and essential minerals like the skin care products from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE.

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Spinach

Full of folate, vitamin K, magnesium, manganese and antioxidants spinach is a good source of water, and although it doesn’t have as much as iceberg lettuce can still help the fight against cancer and inflammation.

Celery

Good for your teeth, as it is known as nature’s dental floss; it is low in calories and is 95 percent water. Celery can prevent inflammation while helping with digestion. Celery contains folate, vitamin K, and potassium.

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Cauliflower

Rich in vitamin K, vitamin C and other essential nutrients, cauliflower is 92 percent water. Cauliflower can help lower your cholesterol while protecting you against cancer. However, it’s best not to boil it to prevent a loss of nutrients.

 

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Tomatoes

Adding flavor and sweetness to your diet, tomatoes contain lycopene, an antioxidant that could help the fight against cancer. Tomatoes can also lower your LDL or bad cholesterol and could help with heart health.

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Strawberries

These delicious sweet treats are loaded with flavonoids. Flavonoids are chemicals that can help your brain stay healthy and sharp. Strawberries are 91 percent water and will help hydrate your skin.

 

 

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Of course, it is important to keep your skin healthy as well, and if you are looking for an all-natural skin hydrating skin care product, look no further than SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE. Order your products today and hydrate your skin.

Arnica Natures Anti-Inflammatory

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Arnica is a natural inflammatory that is grown in North America, Canada Russia, central Europe, and the Pyrenees. SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE gets its Arnica from the mountains in Montana.

First used by mountaineers in Switzerland to prevent aching and sore limbs, it can be used for sprains, dislocations and muscle aches. When used externally, Arnica can help prevent bruising and bleeding capillaries.

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Arnica works as it stimulates the white blood cell activity. Arnica disperses joint and muscle fluids that are trapped by congested blood dispersing to the rest of the body. There are also anti-bacterial qualities and anti-inflammatory properties in Arnica as well. Arnica can help reduce pain and speed up wound healing. Recent evidence has shown that Arnica can help the body recover more quickly form toothaches, surgery, and childbirth. In dental patients, Arnica helped control bleeding and pain after the procedure. Reducing swelling is probably one of the most well known properties of Arnica.

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Bruising

Products that contain Arnica help your bruises heal faster after blows, falls, and other bodily traumas that will cause your blood vessels to break up under the skin spilling blood. This causes discoloration and tenderness. Arnica will speed up the healing while prompting the body to send in additional white blood cells that will repair the bruise.

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Swelling

If you start to swell message a product containing Arnica into the area as Arnica is natures wonder anti-inflammatory. Arnica will give you significant benefits when it comes to contusions, fractures, strains, and sprains. Use products that contain Arnica after surgery to reduce bleeding and swelling.

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Pain

A natural pain reliever, Arnica doesn’t mask your pain like prescription painkillers. Arnica stimulates the healing process prompting your body to heal faster. Pain that is caused from inflammation and trauma will be healed as Arnica reduces swelling and pain causes swelling or inflammation.

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Arnica isn’t something that you will find in all skin care products, but is an active ingredient in the all-natural line of skin care products from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE. Order your skin care products with Arnica from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE today.

13 Fun and Interesting Facts about Easter

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Most people know why Easter is celebrated, but SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE has some interesting little know facts about Easter.

In 2007, a very special egg sold for nearly 18 million in the UK. Covered in diamonds, a little bird also made of jewels, pops out from the egg every hour making a crowing noise while nodding its head and flapping its wings.

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Made in Italy in 2011, the tallest Easter egg was made out of chocolate and was slightly taller than a giraffe, at just over 24 feet, and as heavy as an elephant weighing in at 15,873.28 pounds.

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Although Good Friday is an official holiday is other parts of the world, only 12 states call it official in the United States. Those states are Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Tennessee, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Good Friday is also a holiday in Texas but is optional.

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The Easter flower is a white lily, which is the symbol celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Easter truly is a movable feast as Passover is determined by the phases of the moon.

Exchanging Easter Eggs is older than Easter as the custom symbolizes spring rebirth in many societies and cultures.

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During Medieval times, an egg throwing festival was a custom that churches held with the priest throwing an egg at one of the boys in the choir who would then toss the hardboiled egg from one boy to another. When 12:00 came around the choirboy that had the egg when the clock struck was the winner keeping the hardboiled egg as his prize.

Over 700 million of those delicious marshmallow peeps candies are purchased in the United States over the Easter Holidays making them the most adored non-chocolate Easter treat.

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The White House Easter Egg Roll began back in 1878 by President Rutherford B. Hayes and continues on the front lawn every year.

During the Easter holidays, egg farmers across America donate over 11 million eggs to those in need to local food banks.

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In the United States, more than 16 million Easter jellybeans are enjoyed. That’s enough jellybeans to go around the planet over three times.

Speaking of candy, 91.4 billion eggs, 90 million chocolate bunnies and a whopping 700 million peeps are made in the United States every year with 76 percent of people eating chocolate bunny’s ears first.

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The oldest Christian holiday and the most important day for the church, Easter celebrates Christ’s resurrection three days after his death on the cross.

As you sit down and enjoy your family and friends this Easter take a moment to remember why you are celebrating.

Happy Easter everyone from the folks at SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE.

The History of Moisturizer

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According to anthropologists, humans have been using some sort of moisturizer for the past 10,000 years. People in Africa and Brazil used palm oil, Native American tribes used animal fat to keep skin soft and supple while Latin American women were partial to avocado.

The ancient Sumerians, the first known civilization, which was located where Iraq is today, created natural salves from minerals, animals, or pulverized plants. They combined the ingredients with tree oils and wine before applying to their skin as a moisturizer.

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Ancient Egyptian parchments explain how moisturizer and body creams were found at the burial sites. Cleopatra was known for using sesame oil and olive oil to keep her skin looking young. Resinous myrrh, oil of Ben, wine, honey, cardamom, and bitter olives were also made by the Egyptians who used the ointment as a moisturizer.

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The Bible talks about lotions made from spices and olive oil. One Byzantine passage recommends a facial mask made of myrrh, egg yolks, aloe, and hot rose oil.

Olive oil was a popular moisturizer that was used by the ancient Greeks with Homer describing Hera anointing herself with scented olive oil before seducing Zeus. Some Greek women swore by an anti-aging routine that required them to spread bread and milk on their body and face before going to bed while Hippocrates used honey on his face for a moisturizer as he believed it would give him a, “Fresh and jovial look.”

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Roman physician Galen was the first to create a cold cream moisturizer using rose oil, melted beeswax, and water. He called it cold cream because that is how it made your skin feel. This was developed around 200 BC.

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Manufactured body creams became popular in the 1800’s with new ingredients including petroleum jelly. Lanolin and mineral oils were also added to moisturizer around the same time.

Today there are thousands of body creams and moisturizers available with more than 80 percent of women in the United States claiming to use body or hand lotion on a regular basis, however, a huge percentage of those creams and moisturizers are loaded with chemicals, but not SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE.

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SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE uses a mixture of plants, vitamins, and minerals to create the all-natural line of skin care products, much like the ancient Romans and Egyptians did. Every product from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE is perfect for all skin types and people of all ages.

If you are tired of putting chemicals on your face and would like to try an affordable all natural line of skin care products, order a skin care system from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE today.

Good Skin Care Starts Early

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Good skin care should start at an early age for both boys and girls as teaching good skin care habits when your kids are younger will not only show them how to take care of their skin, but also give them great looking skin for the rest of their lives.

Just like other healthy habits, such as brushing, flossing, and eating a well-balanced diet, a good skin care routine should also be incorporated into habits for life.

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It’s never too early to practice good skin care. If your kids keep it up, or if you are a teen and take care of your skin with all natural skin care products, such as SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE, you will look amazing by the time you are in your 40’s.

While you may come from a family with exceptional genes, it may not help your skin when you get older, especially if you do not practice a good skin care routine. The way that your skin ages will depend quite a bit on your genetic makeup, however environmental factors, such as smoking and too much sun will age you faster than a 29 year old who has been taking care of his or skin for years.

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SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE recommends that you start your kids off with a simple yet effective good skin care routine in the morning and before bed. This will ensure that your kids are getting a good start when it comes to wrinkled and damaged skin.

Skin will begin to start aging when boys and girls are young. In fact, freckles are usually the first sign that your child has had too much exposure to the sun.

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Teaching good skin care to your kids when they are young should start with gentle cleansing and of course sun protection. It is quite easy to encourage young children about sun protection than it is to try to tell a teenager how bad an indoor tanning salon is.

If you would like to start teaching your children healthy habits order a skin care system from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE to help encourage your kids into practicing good skin care. Order your SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE products today.

Affordable Organic Skin Care Products Online

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The skin care industry is big business, but how do you know that the skin care products you are purchasing are really good for your skin?

Americans spend literally billions of dollars annually on skin care products. In fact, the United States are the leaders when it comes to forking out hard earned cash on skin care products, however, the US is ranked 23 when it comes to the satisfaction of life ranking. Japan is number two when it comes to spending on cosmetics but is ranked number 90 in the satisfaction with life category.

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The two countries that are the other end of spending when it comes to makeup, fragrances, skin care and hair care are Sweden and the Netherlands, both ranking well below Japan and the US when it comes to spending money on skin care products, but both countries have the highest rankings when it comes to satisfaction with life. Maybe it could have something to do with the fact that all of those high priced skin care products are damaging the bank accounts of the Japanese and Americans while doing nothing to help with fine lines and wrinkles.

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Of course, you don’t have to join the masses and spend your entire paycheck on skin care products. Thanks to the all-natural organic skin care line of products from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE, you can buy an entire skin care system for just $81.00. That’s $27.00 off the ALREADY DISCOUNTED price. You would pay triple that amount for so called designer skin systems. Best of all, you are getting, “The Works,” that has everything you need to keep your skin soft, supple and healthy looking.

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Unlike some of the higher priced brands, SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE has done away with the fancy packaging while passing the savings on to you. What you are getting are quality skin care products that are perfect for all skin types, including those who have problem skin.

SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE is for everyone, and if you are sick and tired of spending too much on those beautifully packaged high end skin care products, it’s time to switch to something that will really work for your skin, SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE all natural organic skin care products. Order your affordable skin care products online from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE today and enjoy a renewed glow in just thirty days.

There is Help for Large Pores

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If large pores plague you it may be helpful to know that there are three causes, age, oily skin and your gender.

Your body produces sebum, an oily substance that is secreted to keep your skin from drying out. People who have oily skin usually have larger pores. This occurs because of the swelling caused from the dirt and oil that will collect under your skin.

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Some people associate larger pores with acne, but that isn’t necessarily the case. Although people with oily skin may be more prone to acne, it doesn’t necessarily mean that they have large pores. Part of that misconception is because the small marks caused from acne scaring may look like large pores.

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Another cause of large pores is age. When you get older, your skin will lose its elasticity making your pores appear larger. Sun damage, something that usually accumulates when you age, can also make your pores look larger.

According to dermatologists, the third cause of large pores is gender. Men tend to have bigger pores than women do and although women may experience larger than normal pores during hormonal changes such as menstruation, men are more prone to large pores.

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Genetics may also be a factor when it comes to large pores. If your parents had large pores, chances are so will you at some point in your life.

There are many things that you can do to help eliminate or avoid large pores. These include keeping your face clean, especially if you have oily skin, and staying out of the sun. Also, avoid covering up your large pores with heavy makeup as this may make the problem worse.

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SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE is an all-natural skin care line that can help the battle against large pours. Using SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE skin care products can help shrink your pores giving you smooth, healthy, and younger looking skin.

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The SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE Cleanser, Renew and the Herbal Gel, are made with natural products that work on all skin types and are perfect for men, women and children. Used together these products are the best solution when it comes to large pores.

It’s so easy to use and you will love the results. All you have to do is cleanse your skin with the SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE Cleanser, follow with the Renew exfoliate to dissolve dead skin cells and finish with the healing Herbal Gel. All it takes is five minutes twice a day for smoother, healthier looking skin.

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Order your affordable organic products from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE today and help your skin and your large pores with the all-natural skin care line only from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE.

Organic Skin Care Products that Really are Safe

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If you are tired of paying a fortune for organic skin care products, you haven’t shopped online with SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE.

Since 1980, SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE has been selling organic skin care products wholesale to the public at unbeatable prices. In fact, the organic skin care products are so affordable that everyone in your family can have beautiful, healthy skin at a fraction of the cost.

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The average person in the United States and overseas uses about 10 skin care products on their body each and every day, and because the skin can be likened to a sponge, men, women, teens and children are absorbing around 130 chemicals every minute they apply a skin care product. Although the FDA and cosmetic companies maintain the safety of these products, most are recommended in small doses.

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Thankfully, you will not have to worry about the safety of the organic skin care products line from SOUTWEST SUNSHINE. Using all natural herbs and minerals that are safe for all skin types, you can be assured that the products you and your family use from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE are safe.

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Most people have no idea that nearly ninety percent of the 10,500 skin care and cosmetic ingredients have not been evaluated or tested for safety by the FDA, the Cosmetic Ingredient Review or any other accountable institution. If you are using so-called organic skin, care products that have ingredients you cannot even pronounce, chances are those products haven’t been tested either. As an interesting side note, Europe has recently banned 1,110 skin care products because of safety concerns. Only 10 are banned in the United States.

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Toxic synthetic chemicals are cause for concern, especially in today’s beauty industry. Most of the higher priced organic skin care products manufacturers throw around the term, “Natural,” and, “Organic,” when in reality that couldn’t be further from the truth.

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When it comes to healthy skin, you can depend on the organic skin products line from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE. With all natural ingredients that are safe for everyone, you never have to worry about what’s on the label.

Order your organic skin care products from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE today.

Is your Makeup Aging you?

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If you have been looking in the mirror and don’t like what you see, it could have something to do with your makeup. Using an all-natural skin care line can help make you look and feel younger, but so can taking a closer look at the makeup that you use.

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According to SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE, there are some clever tricks that you can use to help you look younger.

Use a soft foundation and never overload on concealer. Heavier makeup will accentuate your wrinkles while over exaggerating the lines.

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Makeup will not cover wrinkles and will only draw them out. Instead of heavy foundations, try a primer first and follow it up with a sheer or lightweight foundation. Instead of trying to hide your lines and wrinkles, work with them by viewing your face as a whole.

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Focus on your eyes and play down the dark circles. Use the SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE eye and lip cream and you will notice a difference in as little as four weeks. It can be difficult to hide those dark circles, but they can be minimized with a natural looking concealer that is lighter than your skin tone. Lighter gives more projection while darker will make your eyes look recessed. Try using an eye shadow base or primer first in order to smooth out the skin on your eyelids.

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If you have puffy eyes or bags, never use concealer as it will only accentuate the bags. Use a good moisturizer from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE and skip the concealer until your eyes have returned to normal.

You can minimize your flaws using a light concealer to hide sun and age spots. Add a bronzer to give you a sun kissed and more youthful appearance. All you have to do is sweep the bronzer at the top of your forehead and across the cheekbones. You can also use it under your chin to sculpt your face.

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Add gloss to your SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE Longest Lasting Lipsticks to fill in crevices and cracks. Lip-gloss can also give the illusion of plumper lips adding more definition.

Of course, even the best makeup tips will not work unless you start with a good skin care regimen such as SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE. Order your all-natural skin care system today and start looking younger with makeup.

Treating Skin Disorders in Pets

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Skin disorders in pets are one of the most common issues that people have when it comes to dogs, cats, horses and even goats and potbelly pigs.

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Veterinarians will tell you that problems can occur anywhere on the skin including the bottoms of the paws the ears and around your pet’s lips.

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Whatever the symptoms may be, SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE may be able to help with Herbal Healing gel made from healing herbs that could bring relief.

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Skin disorders in pets are difficult to ignore, and although there could be many things to blame, there are some major symptoms to watch out for including head shaking, chewing, licking, scratching, scooting or dragging, hair loss, a thinning coat or a bad smell even after you have bathed your pet.

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Some of the most common skin disorders in pets include parasites. Your pet could have lice, mites, ticks, or fleas. If parasites are present, it is imperative that you take your pet to the vet who can determine the cause of the skin allergy. Food allergies, warts, and scabs could also be to blame for skin disorders in pets. In some cases cancer, tumors and endocrine disease could also be the cause. If you notice any of these symptoms see your vet and place an order for the Herbal Healing Gel from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE.

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Skin disorders in pets are sometimes difficult to diagnose and require a thorough an accurate history. Your veterinarian will need to know if your pet is on any type of medications, including those that were purchased, “Over the counter.” Let your vet know what products you use to groom your pet, your pets travel history and what treats and foods you feed your cat, dog, horse, goat, pot belly pig or any other animal that may be suffering from skin disorders. Be armed with as many details as possible so that your vet can come up with a proper diagnosis.

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 The treatment for skin disorders in pets may vary and will greatly depend on the underlying cause; however, simple treatments including the application of the all-natural SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE Herbal Healing Gel can help relieve some of the pain and itching. Order yours today.