The skin is a protective barrier between the outside world and our internal processes. Living on the skin is a whole world of microbes otherwise known as the skin microbiome. This bacterial world plays a key role in maintaining skin health and those that inhabit our skin surface have many beneficial roles, both topically and… Continue reading Is modern life responsible for skin conditions?
Corticosteroids are a cornerstone of topical treatment in most inflammatory skin conditions. However, this treatment comes with the potential for significant risk including thinning of the skin, development of spider veins and suppression of normal stress responses via the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis. So recently when a client of mine (thank you!) sent through a study outlining… Continue reading Black Seed Oil – the skin wunderkind
My skin tends to be dry during winter so I LOVE slathering on a good body lotion after my morning shower. I sometimes use coconut oil when I have nothing else but while it is nourishing it doesn't stop water loss from the skin. Also these days whatever body lotion I apply doubles as perfume… Continue reading Winter Body Care
Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory skin condition that often occurs between the ages of 30 and 50. It is characterised by redness and flushing across the nose and cheeks but can also affect the neck, chest, eyes and ears. Rosacea is more prevalent in pale skinned people of European descent, and so is also known… Continue reading Flusher-blushers – managing rosacea
Up to 40% of people describing themselves as having sensitive skin and many more reporting an adverse response to a personal care product at some stage. From a dermatologist perspective, the term “sensitive” refers to those with skin that reacts or is intolerant to the use of some or many cosmetics. Sensitive skin can occur… Continue reading Managing sensitive skin