Skin Clinic

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Facialist Sarah Chapman (sarahchapman.net) and pharmacist Shabir Daya advise on calming facial redness:

  • Simplify skincare by using a targeted range with a small number of ingredients.
  • Avoid hot water on your skin, and apply products with a light touch. Keep a damp cloth soaked in rosewater in a sandwich bag in the fridge for a cold compress when skin is playing up.
  • Clinical treatments such as Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) can help – see Beauty Clinic at beautybible.com. Read More…

Rosacea Uncovered

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Rosacea is a skin condition that causes a persistent redness on the face, in particular on the cheeks, nose and forehead. There are millions of people worldwide that are affected by rosacea and it tends to affect mostly fair-skinned people between the ages of 20 and 60 and is nearly three times more common in women. Although rosacea is a harmless condition, it often has a high impact on the quality of life.

What causes rosacea and what are the symptoms?

Small areas of blood vessels on the face that normally blush become dilated, inflamed and visible through the skin as small red lines. These dilated blood vessels tend to get larger in size over a period of time. Often these symptoms may be accompanied by papules (red bumps) and pustules (pus-filled bumps), which resemble acne hence why rosacea is often referred to as Acne Rosacea. However, there are no whiteheads or blackheads in rosacea. Read More…

Take Control Of Your Acne

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Nearly everyone will suffer from spots and pimples at some point in their lives and indeed it is estimated that well over 85 percent of the adult population will develop acne between the ages of 12-25 years. Approximately 25 percent of these sufferers will have some form of scarring, be it mild or severe. But it isn’t just adolescents who suffer from acne as it is thought that one in five adults also suffer from acne. For many acne sufferers, the embarrassment leads to stress and in the worst case scenario, even depression. It is therefore not hard to understand why people spend so much time, effort and money to try and find a solution to acne and with the endless range of over the counter products, they often resort to their doctor for help. Unfortunately, the usual prescription medicines are not without side effects, often attempting to treat the symptoms rather than the causal factors. My hope is that reading this article will give you a better understanding of why people get acne, the current treatments for acne and what can be done to help prevent it. Read More…