Acne Series: Myths about blemish-prone skin

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If you Google, “cures for acne” you will be faced with millions of pages containing weird and wonderful cures for stubborn blemishes. Unfortunately, as anyone who has ever covered a spot in toothpaste will know, 99% of these are complete rubbish! There are so many urban myths about the causes and cures for acne, so […]

Acne Series: How to care for & clear up spot-prone skin

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For the second installment of my acne series, I’m going to cover how to care for acne or spot-prone skin. Blemishes are the single biggest skin issue I get asked about – everyone from sixteen to sixty year olds can suffer from them! I know first-hand just how overwhelming navigating the vast market of products […]

Acne Series: Eat your way to clear skin

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Diet can have a transformative effective – good and bad – on acne prone skin and there are lots of reasons for that. First up, some foods cause actual physiological changes in the body. These are the main culprits I’d suggest you cut back on if you’re struggling with blemishes or persistent breakouts. Refined sugar […]

Adult Acne: I’m not a teenager, so why do I still get spots?

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So many customers write to me frustrated with their adult acne and it seems to be hugely on the increase. One in five women are afflicted and I personally battled breakouts in my late 20s. Hormone imbalance tends to be the most common cause of acne amongst adults, but stress, poor diet and unsuitable beauty […]

Is turmeric the new sensitive skin saviour?

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Turmeric isn’t something that springs to mind when thinking about skin soothing foods – I might reach for it when I’m making a curry, but not when my urticaria flares up! But according to the in-the-know foodies, we should be having a lot more of this brightly coloured plant root it in our diets. Why? It’s […]

Can Vitamin D help Acne and Eczema?

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It’s well known that vitamin D plays a crucial role in skin health. Low levels affect all skin types, and can be particularly detrimental if you suffer from conditions linked to your immune system like eczema or urticaria. Last week, I got chatting to Kelly McCabe, a specialist dietitian and Founder of Eat and Think, […]

What are the most common detergents?

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Following on from yesterday’s post about why sensitive skins should steer clear of detergents, today I’m focusing on what the most common detergents are. Unfortunately, it can be quite difficult to remember and avoid all detergents as there are a huge number of them and most are a bit of a mouthful! Here’s a shortlist […]

What is Oil Pulling?

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Now I know that the path to great skin can lead you to some pretty strange places, but even I screwed my face up when I first heard about Oil Pulling! This more unusual detox method has become more popular recently, particularly among London’s health and beauty gurus, so I wanted to find out more… […]

Urban Beauty Myths – debunked!

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There are some pretty ridiculous beauty myths out there – ranging from the believable to the completely bizarre! To help you separate fact from the fiction, here are the ones I get asked about most. 1. Myth: You should change your products every 6 months because your skin gets ‘used’ to them and they will […]

How can I get rid of acne scars?

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For ex-acne sufferers, scars can be a persistent reminder of those pesky past blemishes. While acne scars can dent your skin confidence, the good news is there’s lots you can do to reduce their appearance. What do acne scars look like? Acne scars develop in areas where deep or cystic blemishes have been. Those with […]