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Should You Wash Your Face?

Best facial scrub

Well, you might be wondering why I am asking this crazy question: Should you wash your face?  This is because we have read in the news lately about people choosing not to wash their face, but to use some sort of oil to cleanse their skin and remove their makeup. Apart from this being a very messy and time consuming practice, it appears to some that using oil to remove make up works, unless you have oily skin, then it could be a disaster. Is this a skin-care fad – Should you wash your … [Read more...]

What Causes Dry Skin

Image depicting dry skin on the face

We can all suffer from dry skin from time to time, its just one of those things we have to put up with, or is it? If we know what causes dry skin maybe we can try to avoid it. Our skin is our largest organ - about 2 square meters covers your body so you can imagine all the work it has to do. The skin has an important job of protecting what is inside your body, which is why sometimes it has a tough time on the outside. What Causes Dry Skin? Our skin is made up of many different layers and it’s … [Read more...]

Tried and Tested Skin Tag Treatment

Skin Tag Removal

Skin tags are also known as the rather scary word acrochordons but are actually usually far from scary. Mostly they are harmless and do not even need to be removed but they can be, "naturally" using a tried and tested skin tag treatment. Skin tags are non-cancerous tumours that form where the skin creases, creating this extra piece of dangling, unsightly skin. What do skin tags look like? Skin tags are small, soft flesh colours growths that look like a dangling piece of skin. The size can … [Read more...]

Coping With Eczema

What is Atopic Dermatitis?

Eczema is where patches of skin become itchy, red, rough and inflamed and it can be hard to cope with everyday, it can get you down, and for some its all too much to cope with. Many people that have been suffering for years do find various ways of coping with eczema and we thought it would be good to share a few tips for those that are less experienced, as once you learn a few tips to cope with eczema it can become easier to live with. Tips for Coping With Eczema These are our top tips for … [Read more...]

Dry Hair and Dry Scalp Treatments

Dry Hair and Dry Scalp Treatments

Dry hair and dry scalp problems are extremely common and can be very hard to live with. One of the reasons can be our treatment of our hair.  Its forever being blow-dried, straightened, coloured, tied up or teased, all of this over stresses and over processes the hair. When hair becomes dry it becomes dull and lifeless, it is more prone to breakages and frizziness, and split ends become more frequent. Dry Hair and Dry Scalp Treatments There is really no need to live with this itchy, frizzy … [Read more...]

Eczema and Hormones

Diet and Eczema

We wrote recently about how the skin is affected by our hormones during the menopause but it is also reported that Eczema and hormones are connected too. When there is a raise or a drop in certain hormones  this can cause an imbalance which is a common cause for eczema flare-ups especially for women.  Many women for instance suffer from flare ups just before their menstrual period or when they are pregnant. Eczema and Hormones Are you wondering if hormones are causing your eczema to worsen … [Read more...]

Mud Baths for Skincare

mud bath for skincare

The word “Sapropel” comes from two ancient Greek words sapros and pelos which describes muds or sediments found in lakes that are rich in organic matter. Mud baths have been very popular for health and beauty treatments for thousands of years using many different types of mud from various sources such as lakes, saltwater sea, hot springs, and mud volcanoes. Spas offering mud baths for skincare have erupted in many towns and cities all over the world in more recent years. Sapropel Mud Baths … [Read more...]

Plantar Wart

plantar wart

A plantar wart usually appears on the soles of the feet and looks like how you’d expect a wart to look “cauliflower like” which is caused by an infection of the human papilloma virus and is sometimes called Verruca plantaris. Plantar warts aren’t cancerous and they are very common, not too much to worry but they can be very painful especially when walking due to pressure applied at the sides of the lesion. And plantar warts may bleed when scratched. Are Plantar Warts Contagious All warts … [Read more...]

Menopause and Skin

Tips for Managing Oily Skin

We know how the menopause affects us in most ways such as hot flushes, weight gain, mood changes, anxiety and insomnia but what we don’t sometimes realise what happens with the menopause and skin. Due to the decrease in estrogen or oestrogen (American and English spellings) there are many menopausal skin changes and for most people this can mean dehydrated, dry and sometimes itchy skin. Great, as if we don’t have enough problems at this time. Menopause and Skin So we know that lack of … [Read more...]

October is Eczema Awareness Month

national eczema month

We've recently had eczema awareness week and now we have eczema awareness month which gives us much more time to raise awareness for this dreadful skin complaint that is not contagious and not curable. All through the month of October the National Eczema Association is working hard to raise awareness about Eczema with various activities and publicity. You too can help, let us show that we care! Spreading the Word The aim for eczema awareness month is to spread the word as far and wide as … [Read more...]