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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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Liquorice Extract helps protect skin from UV damage

Liquorice extract (glycyrrhizic acid GA) has been found in a new study to help protect the skin again UV damage by triggering the production of protective molecules in the skin that protect it from the sun. The new study, carried out at Bierersdorf AG, Hamberg in Germany and published in the February edition of the journal […]

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Escape the curse of dry winter skin

Dry winter skin is a common problem during colder weather. Dry, flaky and  eczema prone skin gets worse in winter due to lower humidity outside and moisture-draining central heating inside. However there are several surprisingly simple do’s and dont’s to help minimise skin moisture loss during the harsh winter months and banish dry winter skin. […]

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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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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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