Seasonal Skincare Problems Explained

Winter Breakout

Why does acne get worse at different times of the year especially around mid-winter? One reason is poor diet over the holiday period. Many of us binge on poor quality carbs, cakes, mince pies, sweets and alcohol.  All of these have a very high glycaemic index due to the sugar. Poor qu...

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Dark Spots Worsen Over Winter

Dark spots and sun spots can be a skin ageing giveaway. They show up on sun exposed skin such as the hands, the face, the neck and upper chest. They are caused by repeat sun exposure, but often take 10 or 20 years to actually develop after that first sun exposure and damage. They A...

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Summer Glow

A glowing complexion is in high-demand whatever the season, but the summer months are crucial for ensuring that this is achieved. I tend to see more clients after the summer period when their acne has returned and when their summer damaged skin becomes more evident from where a tan has faded away...

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Sun Awareness

Whilst we all love to bask in the sun on a beautiful summer’s day with the warmth on our bodies, it’s important to realise how this is affecting your skin, especially if the right precautions aren’t taken. With most of you getting ready to jet off to sunny destinations, this adv...

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Increasing number of melanoma cases

In May 2009, researchers from Stanford University Medical Centre announced worrying results from a 12 year long study on skin cancer. The study showed that over the last 12 years the incidence of malignant melanoma skin cancer has raised rapidly by 3.1% every year, which represents an additi...

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Give Bites a Good Ticking Off!

Daily Mail Online,23 July, 2010 Bites from infected ticks can lead to a potentially chronic, life-limiting condition called Lyme disease, or borreliosis. Worryingly, it seems some GPs don't recognise early signs of this increasingly common problem, as this report by a colleague shows. In 2008, t...

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How to Achieve Catwalk Worthy Skin and Confidence

September is an important month for skincare, with plenty of events on the calendar; London Fashion Week, Eczema Week and Urticaria Week to name a few. Last month I spoke about summer body confidence, and it seems many of you are keen to stay just as confident this month. I have received a lot o...

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Winter Skin Problems - Dry Sensitive Skin

Dr Philippa & Dr Nick Lowe Cold winds and central can give dry and sensitive skin. Do you have Sensitive Skin? Causes of skin barrier damage includes environmental factors such as pollution, sun damage, and dry weather, over use of harsh skin care ingredients, soaps, detergents and over e...

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