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How To Guides: Taking Care of Your Skin

Does protein make acne worse?

Powdered protein can be problematic for your skin Avoid high protein shakes, cheese and milk Prioritise a balanced diet of fruit and vegetables

What type of sunscreen should I use?

Everyone is happy to see the sun! But we now know we need to be very careful about our sun exposure, to avoid UVA and UVB damage; be it skin ageing, sunburn, or, ultimately, melanoma

What is vitamin C?

Vitamin C is an antioxidant which can help defend the skin against pollution, which is particularly problematic in UK cities. Oxidation is a major cause of the early signs of cutaneous aging, including wrinkles and dull-looking skin. La Roche-Posay recommends the Redermic C10 Vitamin C Serum as part of your daily skincare routine to fight the signs of aging.

8 Reasons Your Skin Breaks Out in Winter

Harsh winter conditions create new challenges for blemish-prone, oily or combination skin. Find out how to keep your skin feeling clean, clear and comfortable through spring.

Top 10 Tips for Caring For and Protecting your Hands

Hands play an important role in our lives. We use our hands to express ourselves; we use them to show our affection for the ones we love; we use them to cuddle our children and we even put them through the stress of daily chores and other complex activities. Our hands are a vital tool that we should definitely care for.

What are whiteheads?

Most people have, at some point in their lives, been confronted with a white/yellowish, pus-filled spot (or several) on their skin. Whiteheads are a symptom of acne, and can affect all ages, genders and skin types, from one-off appearances to full facial breakouts.

5 bad habits to stop when you suffer from acne

We all fall into bad habits when it comes to skincare, but when you suffer from acne-prone skin these little habits could be making your spots a whole lot worse. Take the time to correct these bad habits and you'll be another step closer to getting rid of your spots.

Your Eczema Questions Answered By Dr. Niki Ralph

Eczema (also known as dermatitis) is a common, non-contagious, dry skin condition which affects 1 in 5 children in Ireland, and 1 in 12 adults. Mild cases may present as dry, scaly skin with some erythema (redness) and pruritus (itching). Sufferers of severe eczema may note fissuring (cracks) of the skin, bleeding and crusting with significant pruritus.& Atopic dermatitis is a genetic condition based on the interaction between a number of genes and environmental factors. Many people will have a family history of either eczema or one of the other; conditions Eg: Hay fever (allergic rhinitis) or Asthma.
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