Psoriasis

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.

New Developments on the Frontline of the Global fight Against Skin Disease

By Kofi Dwinfour

The 23rd World Congress of Dermatology (WCD 2015) was held in Vancouver, Canada this week (8-13 June). Held every four years, the World Congress of Dermatology is the world’s oldest and continuous international dermatology meeting. The first Congress in 1889 pre-dated the modern Olympics by seven years.

This seemed a good time to look at some of the new developments that have happened in the global fight against skin disease.

Setback for psoriasis sufferers as drugmaker Amgen pulls out of Brodalumab project with AstraZeneca

By Kofi Dwinfour

In June 2014, AstraZeneca (one of the UK’s biggest pharmaceutical companies) and Amgen, a U. S. based biotech, announced results of the Phase II clinical trials of Brodalumab, a new drug treatment for psoriatic arthritis.

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Spotlight On… Scabies

by Deen Kurrimbux

Scabies is a skin condition caused by the parasitic Sarcoptes scabiei mite. It causes intense itchiness and rashes brought on by the host body’s reaction of the immune system to the presence of the mites’ saliva, eggs and faeces. With the unaided eye the mites appear as specks on the surface of the skin. The female mite burrows under the surface and proceeds to lay eggs after the male has roamed around looking for burrow sites and mates with the female.

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Spotlight On… Psoriasis

by Deen Kurrimbux

Psoriasis is a skin disease that causes red, flaky crusty patches of skin on the elbows, knees, scalp and back of a sufferer. It can appear all over the body in some cases.   The patches can be itchy or sore in some people.

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Expert Colour Matching: The Secret to a Flawless Complexion

By Charlotte Trendell

Are you left bewildered by the number of different formulations and colours of foundation that are available on the market? Maybe you have a bathroom full of different colours, types and brands but are still unable to find the right colour and product for you.

Healthy Turkey Chilli

by Sinéad Gormley

Turkey chilli is one dish I always go back to when I want some real (healthy!) comfort food. It’s
packed full of great ingredients that you will reap amazing health benefits from. If you’re not the
biggest fan of vegetables, then this is an ideal way to eat them, as the flavours in this dish make
everything taste so good. (I’ve tested this on my boyfriend, who isn’t too keen on vegetables, but
adores this dish!). 

Natural skincare routine, morning time

by Sinéad Gormley

My skincare routine in the morning is a lot more simple than my night time one. And let's face it, who wants to spend too much time prepping your face in the morning when you're half asleep, I know I don't!

I like to cleanse, tone, moisture, and use an SPF, and here's how I complete these steps, using only natural products of course.

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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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