August 8, 2019
These good bacteria live on your skin
By now, you’ve probably heard of the gut microbiome: the array of microorganisms that live in your digestive system. It turns out that your skin has its own community too.Read More
August 2, 2019
Can you treat eczema with your diet?
Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a condition known to cause patches of dry, itchy skin on your body. It usually develops as a result of inflammation.Read More
June 17, 2019
How do antioxidants help your skin?
Read the label on most skincare products and you’ll see “antioxidants” on the label. But why are antioxidants important for the health of your skin?Read More
March 20, 2019
Is your medication causing acne?
If you have acne, you are not alone. While doctors don’t always know the cause of acne, they do know that changing hormone levels, genes and some cosmetics may play a role. Certain medication can also be to blame.Read More
January 23, 2019
Can you use regular face cream for your eyes?
The first signs of ageing usually show up around the eye area. This is because the skin around the eyes is a little different from the rest of the face. It’s much more delicate and fragile. This begs the question: is the skin on your face and eye area different enough to merit using two separate moisturising products? All about face cream While the skin constantly needs protection and moisture, everyone’s skin is different. Your skin also changes over time. To know what will work for you, you first need to understand your skin type and your face’s skin zones.…Read More
November 27, 2018
What your skin is telling you about your health
Your skin reflects your health. Imagine a mirror that echoes from the inside out; chances are that if you’re generally unhealthy – the evidence shows up on your skin. As your largest organ, your skin needs (and deserves) the best care and nourishment. Your diet plays a vital role here. What you put in is what you get out. So, watch what you eat to avoid any unexpected “guests” showing up on your face and body. Some skin issues are way beyond your control, but for the most part, there are ways you can give your skin a healthy boost.…Read More
October 22, 2018
Is it safe to use a tanning bed?
That golden, tanned skin is quite covetable, yes. But is it worth the harm to your skin, even if you get it via a sunbed? A tan is your body’s attempt to protect itself from the damaging effects of harmful UV rays - and with good reason. Sunbeds are tanning machines that release ultraviolet (UV) rays close to your skin. The nearness means that the UV rays can stimulate the production of melanin in your skin, which is what enables your skin to tan. Risky skin business Sunbeds emit bigger doses of ultraviolet rays (UV) rays than the sun does…Read More
April 20, 2018
Is your skin condition caused by parasites?
Hear the word parasite and your first reaction is probably “Eww!’’ And with good reason. A parasite is an organism which eats, reproduces and secretes just like other organisms. They are an advanced species, which can survive and breed while remaining undetected. It makes sense, then, that these little critters can make your life very difficult, causing different health issues. There are more than one thousand parasite species. Depending on their type, they eat different things. There are large parasites which are usually worms and small parasites which are microscopic. Some of them live off the food we eat and…Read More