• 20 Ways to reduce wrinkles

    Posted by Johanna Schoeffert

    You can lie about your age as much as you like but it’s usually your skin that gives the game away! Whether you’ve just started noticing a few fine lines or if you’ve been doing battle with wrinkles for years, there’s plenty you can do to reduce them. Be it lifestyle changes, products or medical procedures we’ve been investigating the top tips and tricks.

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  • Eczema in Children

    Posted by Johanna Schoeffert

    Eczema is a skin condition caused by inflammation. Atopic dermatitis is the most common of the many types of eczema. While the word ‘dermatitis’ means inflammation of the skin, ‘atopic’ refers to an allergic tendency, which is often inherited. Those with atopic eczema have a higher risk of developing other allergic conditions (such as asthma or hayfever). Typically, eczema causes skin to become itchy, red and dry – even cracked and leathery. Eczema most frequently appears on the face and extremities, but it can show up in other areas too. Eczema is a chronic problem for many people. It is most common among infants and children, many of whom outgrow it before school age.

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  • Anti-ageing Skin Care Essentials

    Posted by Johanna Schoeffert

    Your skin is the largest organ of your body and it works hard to protect you from a lifetime of potential harm. Skin is your first layer of defence against the elements, environmental toxins and daily wear and tear, so it’s in your own interest to return the favour. You’re never too young or too old for skin care. Skin ageing starts in your mid-20’s, although it may not be visible. Genetics, lifestyle and everyday habits, all combine to age skin, so take action and find out how to love and care for the skin you’re in.

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  • How to solve dry, sensitive skin issues at any age

    Posted by Johanna Schoeffert

    If your skin has always behaved itself no matter what you subjected it to – harsh climates, ingredients in skin products, smoking, tanning, etc – then suddenly now your skin isn’t quite as it was. Chances are, at some point you may have suffered from redness, itching, flaking and stinging. It can be uncomfortable and unsightly. Sensitive skin can affect 56% of us and increases with age. It has been found that skin becomes, on average, 10% drier each decade after the age of 20.

    And dryness and sensitivity are often intimately linked. The cells that form your skin’s outermost layer work as a two-way barrier, keeping moisture in and the outside world out. The less moisture your skin retains, the weaker the cellular barrier and the more irritants can be absorbed into the skin. It doesn’t help that, as we get older, we tend to add more – and more powerful – ingredients into our skin care routine. Any one of these products and it’s ingredients may cause irritation – but when used in conjunction they are more likely to cause a skin reaction. However simple and effective changes can be made to your skin care routine to overcome many dry skin problems by introducing little tips and losing old habits can greatly help improve the skin.

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  • Rosacea

    Posted by Johanna Schoeffert

    Rosacea is a common but poorly understood chronic (long-term) skin condition that mainly affects the face. Symptoms begin with episodes of flushing (when the skin turns red). People with rosacea may experience spots and persistent redness of their skin. Small blood vessels in the skin can become visible. In the most severe cases, the skin can thicken and enlarge, usually on and around the nose. There is no cure for rosacea, but treatments are available to control the symptoms.

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