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Environmental pollutants could trigger psoriasis

New research has found that a specific protein in skin cells, that is a detector and receptor of environmental pollutants such a cigarette smoke, plays a role in the process of psoriasis flare ups. The protein, called the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR), has been shown to dampen the severity of inflammation involved in psoriasis flare […]

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My honeymoon was ruined by cold sores

Tracey McDonald, 38, a bereavement officer and mum of two from Middleton in Leeds, tells her story on how cold sores have blighted most of her life and her relationships.             Tracey says, When I was a girl I got meningitis and almost died. Although I recovered from my illness […]

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A wig wearer’s guide to avoiding itchy scalp

Wigs are worn by thousands of people, but the texture, glue or tape and lack of ventilation from wigs often leads to a dry, hot and itchy scalp for regular wig wearers. Wigs can restore confidence and improve appearance of hair loss conditions such as alopecia and other hair thinning conditions, as well as to […]

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Glutathione is the next miracle molecule for skin anti-ageing

There is a naturally  molecule in the body that helps fight free radical damage, which is the main cause of ageing and other degenerative health conditions, called Glutathione. Glutathione’s regenerative powers are so strong that it is given by drip to people who have overdosed on paracetamol whose liver has failed to reverse the effects. […]

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Spot the difference between teen acne and adult acne!

According to the latest statistics from the American Academy of Dermatology, 54% of women over the age of 25 have acne, making female adult acne now one of the most common skin complaints of adult women. However with the rise of adult acne, many people are confused about what is the difference between teen acne […]

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People with psoriasis cannot tolerate stress in the same way

A new study has found that people suffering from psoriasis have a more exaggerated physiological reaction to situations of stress, which can make the condition even worse. The study, published in the April edition of the British Journal of Dermatology, found that people with psoriasis had heightened autonomic and neuroendocrine responses to stress than those […]

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Pubic Trends – Are you practicing good intimate skincare?

Intimate hair is no longer something that is hidden beneath the sheets and never discussed, which means intimate skincare is becoming increasingly important as any other skincare regime. The trend for pruning, waxing, shaping, grooming and even colouring pubic hair is now as common place as another other form of hair removal or personal grooming. […]

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Are your cleansing culprits causing bad skin?

Cleansing is supposed to be the key to good skin. We are all told to do it religiously if we want to keep skin younger looking and healthy. But the way you cleanse and what you cleanse with could actually be giving you bad skin as well as prematurely ageing you. Here is our guide to […]

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