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Avoid ‘winter itch’

Cold weather wreaks havoc on our skin, sometimes making it dry and flaky. Skin dries out if it’s deprived of water and this dryness often causes itchiness, resulting in a condition commonly referred to as “winter itch.” People prone to very dry skin, eczema and psoriasis are even more prone to winter itch. 9 December, […]

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How to spot frostbite

Could you spot frostbite if you saw it? You might think frostbite this is only something to worry about if you are scaling Everest, but incidences of frostbite are on the rise in the UK due to the recent freezing weather conditions. 10 February, 2009 – 15:40 Older people and young children are particularly at […]

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Stress gets under your skin

Most of us are probably under more stress than normal at the moment due to the credit crunch and often the first place that stress shows is in your skin. 10 February, 2009 – 15:42 Stress affects your hormones, elevating Cortisol levels which increase oil levels in your skin. There are two kinds of stress. […]

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Psoriasis – What is Psoriasis?

What is Psoriasis? Types of Psoriasis, causes of Psoriasis and treatments for Psoriasis. What is Psoriasis? Psoriasis is a reoccurring skin condition that affects around 2% of the population in the UK. In simple terms, it is only an acceleration of the usual growth of the skin. Normally a skin cell matures in 21 to 28 days. […]

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Psoriasis – Guttate Psoriasis

What is Guttate psoriasis? BY Bruce Shane 6 July, 2007 Guttate psoriasis appears like lots of little drops of red rough patches over the skin. It often covers a much larger area of skin than plaque psoriasis as if the skin has been sprayed with droplets of paint. The treatment of guttate psoriasis is the same as plaque […]

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Rosacea

How severe is my rosacea. Rosacea Subtypes  Subtype 1: Erythematotelangiectatic rosacea characterized by flushing and persistent redness, and may also include visible blood vessels. Subtype 2: Papulopustular rosacea characterized by persistent redness with transient bumps and pimples. Subtype 3: Phymatous rosacea characterized by skin thickening, often resulting in an enlargement of the nose from excess tissue. Subtype 4: Ocular […]

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Banish Winter Blues

The nights are drawing in, the weather is getting colder and you’ve got a cold. It is not surprising that during the winter months, a large number of people, almost 10% of the UK population, suffer from mild depression commonly know as SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder). 17 September, 2008 – 13:12 SAD is mostly triggered […]

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Ways to give up smoking for good

Perhaps the key to giving up is understanding the nature of your addiction – a concept that many smokers find hard to acknowledge. 17 September, 2008 – 15:37 As a smoker, you don’t tend to see yourself as an addict but believe you smoke because you enjoy it. However research shows that cigarettes are just […]

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Cold Sores

What are Cold Sores? Symptoms, and nutritional and natural treatments. BY Bruce Shane 6 July, 2007 Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus. The first cold sores usually occur in childhood. The virus infects through the moist ‘inner’ skin that lines the mouth. It is commonly passed on by skin contact such as kisses from […]

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Beer helps banish blemishes

Usually we’re told that drinking alcohol can make acne even worse, but a new face masque made from beer sediment can actually help improve the symptoms of acne but slowing down sebum production and killing off bacteria that causes acne. The skin benefits of beer sediment (brewer’s yeast) were discovered in ancient Egypt over 4,000 […]

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