Archive for March 2014

Get your nails ready for summer!

Straw hat, bag, sun glasses and flip flops on a tropical beach
Now that spring has finally arrived, we are already thinking about those summer days in flip-flops at the beach! Before you book that pedicure, take a second to look at your nails because nails can tell a lot about your health.

Did you know?

1. Soft, rigid or peeling nails can be a result of your thyroid gland not functioning properly. If you notice these things, it is a good idea to check your resting body temperature and see if you have any other symptoms of hypothyroidism.

2. Any changes in your nail such as brittleness, loss of shine, discoloring, or loosening of the nail are signs of a fungal infection.

Unfortunately, fungal infections are very difficult to treat because they cannot be resolved with over-the-counter medications, but there is something you can do. Dr. Hotze has created a natural anti-fungal nail solution that will get to the root of the infection without causing any liver damage.

Dr. Hotze’s Nail Solutions is made with:

Terbinafine + Itraconazole: Stops fungal reproduction
Tea tree Oil: An ancient natural antifungal
DMSO & Urea: Enhances the drug penetration
Biotin (Vitamin H): Helps eliminate the infected nail and speeds nail growth

If you think your nails may be in need of Dr. Hotze’s Nail Solution, contact Hotze Pharmacy today or talk to your doctor about a natural solution to get your nails flip-flop ready!

Secrets to Achieving Blemish-Free Skin

blemishfree skin

For many of us, achieving a blemish-free, glowing appearance can be a challenging task. Surprisingly, two of the most common factors that contribute to undesirable skin are hormonal imbalances and food allergies.

Balanced estrogen and progesterone levels allow for increased skin elasticity which will not only help prevent wrinkles and sagging, but will also help your skin heal more quickly. Many people find that when they replenish their natural hormones, their skin changes dramatically.

Food allergies are very common and could easily be the cause of your skin woes. In fact, up to 15 million Americans suffer from food allergies, and a lot of them may not even realize it. While it can take some patience to determine if they are the culprit of your blemished skin, you will be amazed at how much better you feel. Get started by keeping a food diary to track what you have eaten and how it has affected you. Allergy testing can help guide you, as well.

If your skin needs a little bit of extra help in the meantime, we recommend Dr. Hotze’s natural, antibiotic-free acne cream, which contains the following all-natural ingredients:

• Azelaic Acid and Tea Tree Oil – natural antimicrobials
• Niacinamide – a natural anti-inflammatory
• Aloe Vera Oil – antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory & moisturizer
• Vitamin A (Retinoic Acid) – increases the capacity of the skin to regenerate, unclog the pores and decreases the sebum excretion rate

If you have any questions about Hotze Acne Free Cream or want know how we can help you achieve blemish-free skin, contact Hotze Pharmacy today!

Why you should change your skin care products

set of makeup products isolated on white backgroundChange is hard. It’s even more difficult when you have found the perfect products for your skin. But did you know that most of us are slathering our faces every day with cosmetics that are filled with chemicals? Some of the most prevalent chemicals to look for and avoid in cosmetics are parabens.

Parabens are put in cosmetic and pharmaceutical products to act as a preservative, but can have dangerous effects on your body. Parabens mimic estrogen, and therefore can disrupt virtually every system in your body, including your thyroid.

Make sure to check the label when shopping for anything that you think might need to be preserved. You want to avoid products with any of these ingredients:

-methylparaben
-proplyparaben
-isopropylparaben
-isobutylparaben
-butylparaben
-sodium butylparaben

*Hotze Pharmacy preparations are compounded using only paraben-free ingredients so you can be sure you are getting the finest quality compounds!*

4 Steps to Renewed Skin

There are a lot of products out there that promise to keep your skin looking young and fresh, but a beauty regimen that minimizes wrinkles and fine lines, and improves tone and texture is easier than you think! Here are 4 daily steps to renew and rejuvenate your skin:

1. Get 8 hours of sleep regularly. Regular sleep not only keeps the dark circles and fine lines away, but also helps maintain skin tone.

2. Drink water. 8 glasses of water daily will help rid your skin and body of toxins.

3. Apply Dr. Hotze’s Skin Renewal Cream morning and night on cleansed skin. Visible improvement in skin texture and tone may be seen in as little as 3 weeks.

4. Use sunscreen daily. Be sure that your sunscreen is paraben-free.

skin renewal cream