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Rupert Bevan

Rupert Bevan has been involved in the natural world for most of his working life. Rupert studied Horticulture at Pershore College. He gained a degree in Environmental Biology from Bath Spa University and is the Technical and Product Development Director at Syrinx Za International Ltd. Circle Rupert Bevan on Google+

About Rupert Bevan

Rupert Bevan has been involved in the natural world for most of his working life. Rupert studied Horticulture at Pershore College. He gained a degree in Environmental Biology from Bath Spa University and is the Technical and Product Development Director at Syrinx Za International Ltd. Circle Rupert Bevan on Google+

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What Causes Dry Skin

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. [social_share/] What Causes Dry Skin? Our skin is made up of many different … [Read more...]

Tried and Tested Skin Tag Treatment

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

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 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

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...]

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

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...]

What are Hives?

You might be asking “What are hives?” because you have some unexplainable lumps and bumps or rashes that are, burning, itching or stinging. Does this maybe happen periodically and lasts maybe one or two days but can stay for up to six weeks? You wouldn't be alone; around 1 in 6 people suffer with hives at some point in their lives. Hives can happen due to reaction to allergens, stress, heat, insect bites, foods, or sometimes for reasons unknown. What are Hives? Hives, also known as … [Read more...]

What Causes Oily Skin?

We all wonder what causes oily skin, especially when we have combination skin; it doesn't seem possible or right that this should happen. The reason is certain over-active sebaceous glands which produce too much oil or sebum on the skin causing a shiny face, spots and acne. There is good-news; people with oily skin don’t get so many wrinkles. Keeping your skin healthy was the hardest task when treating oily skin, but not now. What Causes Oily Skin? So what causes these sebaceous glands … [Read more...]

How to Treat Eczema

If you are here then you probably suffer from eczema or know someone that does and want to know how to treat eczema. Well, you have come to the right place! I know, you've heard it all before, how a certain wonderful eczema treatment is just the right thing to treat your eczema, and it gets tedious trying new treatments. However just keep reading for a while you might be surprised. Eczema treatments The trouble with eczema is that although this debilitating skin condition has the same … [Read more...]