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How to avoid Autumn sensitive skin issues

Returning to catch up at work after a restful summer holiday, the onset of winter colds, more indoor living, and a dramatic change in the weather can all add up to making sensitive skin even more sensitive and lead to flare ups. But sensitive skin can be caused by a number of different factors, and […]

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Spring Skin Scares

Surprise Spring sun, plant blooms and frequently changing weather conditions can trigger a multitude of sensitive skin conditions. 1 in 10 visits to GP’s in Spring are due to skin problems. Spring sun is more dangerous than high summer sun as often it appears suddenly when you are not expecting it and does not feel […]

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Omega 7 Advice

Question: I’ve heard that Omega 7 can help keep skin looking younger. What is it, and how can I incorporate more into my diet? 17 September, 2008 – 12:59 Answer: Omega 7 is perhaps the least well known of the omega oils. Omega’s 3. 6 and 9 (found mainly in oil fish and olive, flaxseed […]

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Stress causes skin flare ups – new link is discovered

A new link between stress and inflammatory skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis has been discovered by scientists and published in the American Journal of Pathology (2008, October 27). 9 December, 2008 – 12:13 It is know that skin provides the first level of defense to infection, serving not only as a physical barrier, […]

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The majority of parents worry about using steroids on their children

According to a recent survey among dermatologists, nearly three-quarters of parents with children who have atopic eczema worry about using topical steroids and almost a quarter are non-compliant. BY Amy Anderson 5 July, 2007 Atopic dermatitis, or eczema, is a common problem in infants and children. It usually begins between two and six months of age with very […]

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