Tips to Prevent Acne

Your skin plays a vital role in protecting your body and it is important to take care of it. Here are a few tips to prevent acne: Wash your face twice daily. Use a gentle cleanser to remove dead skin cells and excess oil. Your pharmacist can recommend products that are best for your skin type. Moisturize. Many acne products contain ingredients that cause dryness, so it's important to moisturize. Be sure to select a moisturizer that's noncomedogenic. Try an over the counter acne product. These products can help kill bacteria and prevent acne from forming. Discuss which options would…

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Tips to Prevent Acne

Tips for Eating Healthier

A healthy diet can help to maintain your energy levels, ensure that you’re getting all the nutrients your body needs and support your overall health. When life gets busy, it can be hard to make healthy choices, so here are a few easy tips to help you eat healthier: - Drink more water and reduce the amount of sugary drinks that you consume. If you find plain water boring, you can try adding fruit or herbs in order to add flavor. - Eat more beans, lentils and other legumes. These are a great source of fiber, protein and vitamins, and…

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Tips for Eating Healthier

Summer First Aid Tips

This is a great time to get outdoors and enjoy nature, but some of the side effects of all that outside time can take the fun out of summer. Here's a quick refresher on some basic first aid. Insect Stings and Bites - Keep the area clean and apply cold compresses to help reduce swelling. Avoid scratching and picking at the area. Non-prescription painkillers or antihistamines can help to relieve symptoms. Scraped Knees and Elbows - Use pressure to stop any bleeding. Gently rinse the wound with clean water, then cover with a bandage or dry gauze. Sunburn - Keep…

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Summer First Aid Tips

Protect Yourself from the Sun!

With the weather getting warmer, now is the perfect time to enjoy the great outdoors; just make sure that you're protecting yourself from the sun while your having fun. Here are a few tips to help you protect your skin this summer: Wear sunscreen with an SPF higher than 15 Cover up with clothing: wear a hat and UV protectant sunglasses Avoid spending a lot of time outdoors during the peak sun hours of 11 AM - 3 PM. Re-apply sunscreen after you have been in the water or have been sweating a lot. For more information on sunscreens and…

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Protect Yourself from the Sun!

Treating Seasonal Allergies

There are many causes of seasonal allergies, including: tree pollen, grass pollen, ragweed or mould. Depending on what you’re allergic to, you will experience symptoms at different periods of the spring and summer, but, in general, the allergy season has been starting earlier and lasting longer in recent years. The best way to treat your allergies will also vary depending on the allergen and the severity of your symptoms. Here are a few tips for treating seasonal allergies: • Keep windows and doors closed at home and in the car.• Check pollen level reports for your area and conduct outdoor…

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Treating Seasonal Allergies

About Value Drug Mart

The company is a member-owned and operated cooperative comprised of 60-plus individually-owned and operated stores under the Value Drug Mart, Apple Drugs, and Rxellence in Alberta and British Columbia, Canada. Value Drug Mart Associates was founded in 1978.

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