What is seborrheic dermatitis?

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Suffering from red, aggravated skin that itches and occasionally burns? If it looks oily in appearance and regularly flakes, it could be seborrheic dermatitis. This common condition can be confused with eczema and psoriasis, but the scaly skin it causes typically looks yellowish and moist, rather than overly parched and inflamed. Where it appears Often […]

How to stop scratching


Anyone who has eczema, psoriasis or urticaria will have experienced the burning, uncontrollable and completely overwhelming urge to itch! Having had hives, I’ve woken up in the middle of the night ready to tear my skin off. While scratching can be one of the worst things you can do for your skin – when you’re […]

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?


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, […]

Treating psoriasis with cognitive behavioural therapy

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I read an interesting article in the Telegraph a week or so ago which echoed my sentiments on the effects of stress on the skin. Researchers at Manchester University have found that cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) can help alleviate the symptoms of psoriasis (which supermodel Cara Delevigne suffers from) and other stress induced skin conditions. Dr. Bundy who […]

‘Five a Day’ Focus: Sleep & Stress


A couple of weeks ago I touched on the amazing processes our skin goes through as we sleep – processes so amazing, that sleep and managing stress have made it into my Age Confidence Five A Day. A lack of sleep and high stress levels really take their toll on the body and prevent it […]

Your Pregnancy questions answered!


For those of you that missed out on last week’s live pregnancy skincare web chat, here’s a round-up of everything we discussed. Scroll down the page for answers. 1. I am currently 7 months pregnant and my facial skin is dehydrated but I can’t use anything too heavy because I’m worried I’ll get clogged pores. What […]

Is waxing bad for sensitive skin?

Is waxing bad for sensitive skin?

To wax or not to wax, that is the question – particularly at this time of year when warm weather and Summer holidays mean more flesh is on show! But as well as being very irritating on sensitive skin (Eczema and Psoriasis sufferers are encouraged to avoid it all together), waxing can also be quite unhygienic. […]

Seasonal skincare swaps

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As with all things in nature, our skin changes with the seasons. Varying temperatures, moisture levels and sun exposure all have to be adapted to and supported by our skincare products. Failure to listen to your skin’s ever-changing needs can throw the skin out of balance, causing increased sensitivity, dryness or breakouts. We’re not talking […]

Allergy to Hand Soap: Pai’s Case Study!


After suffering an allergic reaction to harsh hospital hand wash, nurse Coralie turned to Pai products to repair and regenerate her skin. Here are the fantastic results… While we know Pai products are brilliant for sensitive and allergy-prone skin, it’s always immensely rewarding to see their soothing and healing properties in action. Last week we […]

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