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Keep sunburn in the shade

Our skin is constantly under attack from what we might consider ‘normal’ exposure to the sun or ultraviolet light, so ideally we should be wearing sun screen at all times. Prolonged or unaccustomed exposure will only accelerate this process, causing sunburn initially but also premature ageing and possibly skin cancer in later life. 17 September, […]

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Mastering Migraines

Migraine affects one person in every ten and is more prevalent in women than in men. For most sufferers, migraine is a great deal more than just a headache. It can be a debilitating condition that has a huge impact on the quality of life of sufferers and their families. 17 September, 2008 – 11:49 […]

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Know your Vitamins

Vitamins are potent organic compounds that are essential for proper growth and development. There are 13 in total, each with its own chemical structure and specific function. 17 September, 2008 – 07:24 Apart from a few exceptions the body is unable to produce its own supply of vitamins, which is why we have to turn […]

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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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