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Over half of people do not change skincare routine in winter, research suggests

Over half of people do not change skincare routine in winter, research suggests

Over half of the Irish public fail to adjust their skincare routine for cold weather, according to new findings by McCabes Pharmacy

Dry Skin? Self-regulate your skin’s thirst instead of reaching for the moisturiser this winter

The combination of cold weather, central heating and other environmental aggressors can make skin dehydrated and sore. This amalgamation zaps moisture away from the skin which leaves many of us grappling to apply heavy creams to help fight the dryness.

Acne Explained

Acne affects about 80% of people at some point and can have a huge psychosocial impact, with low moods and unhappiness being a direct consequence.

Which skin supplements really work?

The British public spent over £670 million on dietary vitamins and supplements in 2014 so Brits clearly love supplements. But do they really work or can we get all of the nutrients we need for great skin from a well balanced diet? I will endeavour to answer these questions in this blog and address how certain supplements can benefit your skin and give you a metabolic tune up.

How different is female skin from male skin?

When it comes to our skin men and women differ quite dramatically, especially when we look at how the skin ages. Here is a brief guide to the main ways in which our skin is different from each other’s.

Autumn – the perfect season for an aesthetic treatment!

As Summer fades and Autumn approaches, it’s a time for digging out your warm clothes from the wardrobe, enjoying the great outdoors in its red, orange and gold glory, and treating your skin to a little TLC after a long summer in the sunshine.

Facial Scrubs and Peel-off masks – are they actually damaging your skin?

As we age, our skin becomes less efficient at shedding old skin cells, causing them to build up and give the appearance of a dull and lacklustre complexion. Gentle and light exfoliation can help to clear away some of this build up...

Exercise is good for your skin!

Exercise is a great way to help you feel and look better, on the inside as well as the outside! As you exercise, blood carries oxygen and nutrients to working cells throughout the body, including the skin.

Pre-Wedding Skincare tips if you’re getting married this year!

If you’re getting married this year, I’m sure your to-do list for the year is probably fairly extensive already, but have you considered tackling any existing skincare concerns before your big day?

Tudor beauty tips...some things really are best left to the history books!

Sometimes, after a long day at work, a simple beauty routine like ‘cleanse’ and ‘moisturise’ can seem two steps too long. Imagine, if you will, waking up in Tudor England as a lady from a wealthy family.

5 Tips for More Radiant Skin

I’d like to make some New Year's resolutions for looking after your skin, and make them as easy as possible with some incredibly simple tips for more beautiful skin - tips that don’t require a huge amount of thought or effort.

Skincare unwrapped - What is Retinol?

In this blog, I’ll be taking a look at Retinol – a key ingredient in many anti-ageing skincare products – and finding out what it is, what it does, and how best it should be used if you want to get the best results out of your skincare products.

Adequate hydration diet for healthy skin

I believe that education plays just as important a role in helping our patients to feel happier in their own skin. One of the key topics I like to cover with patients is the importance of diet, and the impact that the food we eat can have on our skin.

New Research Shows Nearly a Third of Men with Visible Scars Feel Pressured to Alter Their Behaviour

Independent research commissioned by Science of Skin, the firm behind the world`s first-ever scientifically-proven cream Solution for Scars, conducted on 250 men with visible (face, neck, hands) scars reveals that close to a third of them do feel the need to alter their behaviour when first meeting people.

Anti ageing effects of Tretinoin confirmed in a huge study

Trawling through research done years ago sometimes gives some surprising results. I was trying to find the results of clinical trials involving Tretinoin (a form of retinol, which is a Vitamin A-like substance), I found that there was a multicentre study of the effects of Tretinoin

Instantly Ageless miracle anti-wrinkle cream - Too good to be true?

You have probably heard about the new `miracle` wrinkle and eye bag reducing product with instant effects. However, does it really live it to its claims, if we have a close look at the ingredients?

Skin Talks by Dr Jaishree Sharad, first of a kind book by Indian Dermatologist

My book, Skin Talks launches on 24th September. It is the first of its kind by an Indian author. It is a simple and holistic approach to understanding your skin and a practical guide to looking after it over different ages, times and occasions.

Methylisothiazolinone, The Allergen of the Year - Should we be worried about our skincare?

In 2013, the American Contact Dermatitis Society, a group of expert dermatologists specializing in skin allergies named Methylisothiazolinone (MI) as the Allergen of the year.

Product Test: Flip Flop Ready Feet Thanks to NeoStrata

I said goodbye to dry, cracked heels in a week with Neostrata Problem Dry Skin Cream in personal product trial.

How to Protect Yourself from Skin Cancer

The sun?s rays can be very damaging to our skin and can hasten the aging of the skin. But if you are not careful, it will lead to a much serious formation of melanoma or skin cancer. So here are a few tips to care for your skin to prevent from getting skin cancer.

`Seven Skin Sins` - Stress, Sun, Pollution, Smoking, Sleep, Alcohol and Diet

From late nights on the town to long commutes with no fresh air, your lifestyle could be causing your skin more damage than you realise. Stress, Sun, Pollution, Smoking, Sleep, Alcohol and Diet are the biggest problems.

About Antioxidants and the Skin

Antioxidants is one of the biggest buzzwords in skincare these days. I get countless questions about them in clinic every day. There seems to be a lot of confusion about what exactly antioxidants are and how they should be used. So I have summarized the most important facts about antioxidants here.

Anti-ageing skincare gets cheaper and cheaper with Wrinkle Stop at Aldi

The price for fewer and reduced wrinkles seems to be getting cheaper and cheaper with cut price retailer Aldi now adding an anti-ageing cream to its shelves called Wrinkle Stop at just GBP4.99 for 10ml.

Men's Skincare; Just being yourself, because you're worth it!

As the now well known saying goes ...men are from Mars and women are from Venus, and it would seem that this sentiment on the differences between the sexes is also borne out in the skincare marketplace, and more noticeably in how products are targeted and marketed differently to men and women.

Which cosmetic treatments are best for your 'first time'?

Thanks to a wide range of minimally invasive aesthetic procedures, we can now diminish the signs of ageing effectively and achieve natural appearing results non-surgically. However, it might seem daunting to choose the right type of treatment for your ?first time?.

Morgellons: is the mystery condition solved at last?

Morgellons has long been a controversial subject. Sufferers say they experience skin eruptions with bugs, worms, eggs, splinters and fibres invading their skin however, these same sufferers often pass a clean bill of health. A study about the disease has been carried out by Mayo Clinic.

The male guide to grooming - hair and skin care.

Skin care for men has come of age and men are now trying to follow the rules of skin care in order to maintain a youthful look. Anatomy of male and female skin is by and large similar. However, it is the subtle differences which make skin care different.

You Can't Make Long-Term, Sustainable Changes to Your Skin Really?

Dr. Obagi`s recommended approach to producing lasting changes to your skin and not just a temporary cosmetic cover-up.

Don't forget your neck when considering anti-ageing facial treatments

If you decide to have aesthetic procedures on your face take a look at your neck. It is so important to keep the age of you in balance. It's no good having a face of a fifty year old when your neck and dcollet tell a different story.

Skin Ageing: The Low-down

Skin ageing happens due to intrinsic and extrinsic ageing. As we age, the rate of loss of the old skin cells from the uppermost layer of the skin (stratum corneum) slows down. The skin gradually gets less translucent and does not retain water so well. All the skin functions take place more slowly in mature skin.

Facebook skin widget causes controversy

Facebook widget under fire for its detrimental effects on health, identity, self-image, racial supremacy and even colonial mentality.

Surgical or non-surgical procedure? P.S. Don't leave skincare out of the debate!

While the surgical versus non-surgical debate looks set to get even hotter, lets not forget the crucial supporting role that skincare plays in keeping skin looking younger for longer.

What Should I Look For in Skincare Products? (Part 2)

There are so many Cosmeceutical products available these days how do you decide what is what?

Is the American Professor right or wrong in telling the British public what is good for them?

Dr Sam Epstein, chairman of the Cancer Prevention Coalition and a leading US professor has said that ANTI-AGEING creams regularly used by millions of Britons could increase the risk of skin cancer.

What Should I Look For in Skincare Products? (Part 1)

If you could wave a magic wand and turn back time, what would you do? I would definitely, without a doubt, have ever, gone on a sunbed.