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Deodorants could make body odor worse

We wear deodorants to make us smell better but new research suggests that in fact wearing regular deodorant could make body odor worse rather than better. New research from Belgium claims that using deodorants actually increases the amount of odorous bacteria under the arm pits. The research, published in the medical journal the Archives of […]

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Smells can heal skin

Just sniffing certain smells could help heal skin, according to new research. For the first time odorant cells have been discovered to exist not just in the nose, as previously thought, but in the skin too. Research carried out the at the Technical University of Munich and published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology has […]

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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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