Acne

Fact file on harmful skin lightening ingredients

By Kofi Dwinfour

The following ingredients found in some skin lightening products have been proven to be harmful to health and cause permanent skin damage.

For information about how Trading Standards are stamping out the illegal trade in skin lightening creams please read this blog.

Skincare – Travelling by Plane

by Sinéad Gormley

This post should be helpful for those of you who are travelling by plane anytime soon, and for future air travel!

I always notice that after I fly, my skin is in a pretty horrendous state- dry, flaky and just plain (excuse the pun!) dull looking. A couple of weeks ago, I flew to Barcelona to visit a friend, and was determined to do my research on how to keep my skin in tip top condition on the plane, so that I could emerge on the other side feeling good about how I looked!

 

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Using Turmeric face masks to fight acne, eczema and other skin conditions

by Kofi Dwinfour

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Turmeric is widely used as a kitchen ingredient and it adds a distinct flavour and colour to dishes. It is also used for a wide variety of health purposes and is even a popular ingredient of many herbal supplements. In addition to being a fantastic kitchen ingredient and natural alternative turmeric also has benefits that people who want to look and feel better would surely be glad about.

Internet acne education with automated counselling tested in clinical trial

By Kofi Dwinfour

An Internet-based acne education program that included automated counselling was not better than a standard educational website in improving acne severity and quality of life in adolescents, according to an article published by JAMA Dermatology.

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What’s Key for Acne Sufferers to Avoid Shaving Cuts and Red Bumps

by Armen Hareyan, EmaxHealth

Originally published here

While treatment is in process, shaving is an issue for people with Acne. Yet, it's the shaving cream, not razors that are key to avoiding nicks, cuts, red bumps and razor burn. Here are five shaving tips for acne sufferers and sensitive shavers. Michelle Tomao reports.

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Spotlight on… Acne

by Deen Kurrimbux

Acne is a common skin condition that will affect most people at some stage in their lives. It is more prevalent in adolescents or those in transition from childhood to adulthood, although it can spontaneously flare up at any time after adolescence. The affected areas are usually in the face, back and chest. Other locations are also commonplace.

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Manuka Honey cleanser/mask for acne prone skin

by Sinéad Gormley

When I was working in a health food store a few years ago, Manuka Honey started appearing on the shelves all of a sudden. As part of our training, we had to read up and study the facts about the products we were selling, and so I came to know all about this honey and it's amazing properties. I always remember one man that came into the store who told me about his son that was continuously catching colds and flus. They decided to start giving him a tablespoon of manuka honey a day and he actually stopped getting sick.

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The prevalence of skin disease exceeds that of obesity, hypertension, or cancer. Despite skin being the largest organ of the human body, dermatological research remains one of the most under funded areas of medicine. In a world where society has an increasing preoccupation with image and it’s importance to every aspect of a person’s life, sufferers of skin diseases are feeling and being more marginalised and isolated than ever.

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