Your Epidermis Is There for a Reason

Your Epidermis Is There for a Reason

I have had a lot of people asking me recently about why I am not an advocate of unnecessary granular exfoliation (scrubs!) and facials and products which “remove the top layer of skin” in order to achieve a glowing, hydrated looking skin. So I thought that this month...
The Skincare Corner – Acne

The Skincare Corner – Acne

June is the month when Skincare professionals and many Dermatologists, shine a light on Acne, and its causes, and it has come to be known as Acne awareness month. It was introduced to reduce the stigma attached  to this skin condition and raise awareness of how it...
The Skincare Corner – Skin Cancer Awareness Month

The Skincare Corner – Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Well I don’t know about you, but when the sun came out a couple of weeks ago, I reckon I was one of the first to don a T shirt and head into the garden! It was so good to be in the warmth of the sun after such a wet and cold winter.  Everywhere people proudly...
Skincare Corner

Skincare Corner

This month I have been asked to look at some of the Buzzwords that we see in adverts for skincare products, and to explain which ones are, and possibly aren’t, worth looking for when choosing a new cream, lotion or serum. There are a lot of them out there now, as...
Skincare for Men

Skincare for Men

I have recently been asked whether skin care should be the same for both men and women, and the answer is both yes – and no! Pre-pubescent skin can be treated in the same way regardless of gender, but once we go through puberty specific hormones come into play,...
Young Problem Skin

Young Problem Skin

This time of year can present a challenge for teenage skins. This is when I get a lot of requests for skincare advice, as the exam season, combined with prolonged periods of revision, worry over choices about future education and fluctuating hormone levels combine to...