Category Archives: Skin Health

Is​ ​modern​ ​life responsible for skin conditions?

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 … Continue reading

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Black Seed Oil – the skin wunderkind

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 … Continue reading

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Risk factors for psoriasis

A recent review in the International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health highlights nutrition as a risk factor for psoriasis, suggesting that overall diet, body weight and quality of nutrition are significant triggers of disease development and exacerbating factors, … Continue reading

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Winter Body Care

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 … Continue reading

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The scaly issue of psoriasis

Psoriasis is a chronic (long-lasting) skin disease of scaling and inflammation that affects about 1 to 5% of the population worldwide. Itching and abnormal flushing are also common features. Primarily affecting adults, psoriasis is caused by an accelerated skin cell … Continue reading

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Common causes of acne

The development of acne is multi-factorial with a number of causes and exacerbating factors contributing to the onset and persistence of the condition. These include: Gut health and the microbiome – microbial residents of the gastrointestinal tract are now recognised … Continue reading

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Dietary Influences on Acne

A recent Australian trial conducted at RMIT University, Melbourne, has shown that a low glycaemic index (GI), high protein diet improved symptoms of acne including the number of facial lesions. It also reduced the causative factors associated with acne such … Continue reading

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