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New treatment for cold sores the most promising yet!

    A new treatment originally meant for herpes eye infections could clear cold sores faster than any other drug currently available. Scientists at the University of Illinois in the US found that the new drug compound called BX795 doesn’t attack the cold sore virus like other medications but stops host cells from making proteins […]

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Detox your lips to prevent a cold sore outbreak

  Every cold sore sufferer’s biggest dread is getting a cold sore just before an important event. And with over 30 million people in the UK who are infected with the herpes simplex virus, it means that almost half of us are at risk.   Cold sores typically last between 5-10 days and so can […]

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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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The Ugly Truth About Skin Conditions

Frankly here at Skin Magazine we’re shocked. A new report claims that a quarter of people with psoriasis have been dumped because of their skin condition. 15% of people will not go on holiday because of their psoriasis, more than half of psoriasis sufferers believe their co-workers act as if there is something wrong with them […]

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Breaking up can be good for problem skin

Breaking up may be hard on the heart, but it can actually be good for sensitive and problem skin. There are several things about relationships that are bad for problem skin and can lead to skin break outs and flare ups and make sensitive skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and rosacea worse, as well […]

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Summer Holiday Sensitive Skin Savers

Summer holidays are potentially the most problematic time for sensitive skin, and it’s not just because of the sun. Flights, increased stress, a break in your normal skincare routine, dehydration, hotel bath and skincare products, different bedding, increased use of SPF creams, chlorine from pools, abrasion from sand and salt, a change in diet, increased […]

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