Tag: acne

  • Maskne – how to prevent acne from wearing a mask

    Maskne – how to prevent acne from wearing a mask

    ‘Maskne’ – acne from wearing a mask. How to prevent it and what to do if it flares up. Mandatory mask wearing in shops and public transport is taking its toll on many people’s skin. A quick poll by Harley Street Emporium found 48% of people said they were experiencing outbreaks and flare ups of…

  • The Link Between Skin And Gut Health Explained

    The Link Between Skin And Gut Health Explained

    Can your gut health affect your skin? Nutritionist Sarah Carolides* explains the relationship between the two. Editor’s note: This article was first published by Aesthetic Journal and is republished with permission and gratitude. It is written for medical/aesthetic practitioners but is an interesting read for all who have an interest in gut and skin health.…

  • What can you do about acne or pigmentation during pregnancy?

    What can you do about acne or pigmentation during pregnancy?

    What can you do about acne or pigmented skin when you’re pregnant? The experts explain. Pregnant women are faced with a long list of what they can’t do when they’re pregnant, but if you have acne outbreaks or pigmentation issues the big question is – what can you do? “Good question, and a difficult one…

  • how to get rid of blackheads

    how to get rid of blackheads

    How to get rid of blackheads? Dr Kalpna Pindola explains. Blackheads are annoying right? They look like speckles of dust on the skin and look unsightly under bright bathroom lights. A clear complexion with flawless skin is a common skin goal, so blackheads can make us feel self conscious too. The good news is that…

  • To pop or not to pop that pimple?

    To pop or not to pop that pimple?

    The temptation to be a pimple popper is great, but Dr Kalpna Pindolia explains why it isn’t a good idea & what you should do if you can’t resist.   To all the pimple poppers out there – I get it!  Debating the pop as you wait for the ripening of the pimple? The temptation toward…

  • Summer spots: why you get them and what you can do about them

    Summer spots: why you get them and what you can do about them

    Breakouts on the beach? Not what you needed on your summer holiday. Dr Unnati Desai gives her solutions. You’ve gone on holidays hoping your skin will be looking great as you hit the beach, but then, within a few days you start seeing pimples appear – why? . According to a quick poll we ran…

  • Tebiskin Cytoceuticals

    Tebiskin Cytoceuticals

    Welcome to the world of Tebiskin®. This is an exclusive brand of ‘Cytoceuticals’ – that is products that are formulated and targeted to act effectively at a cellular level to ensure the best skincare results. Tebiskin® Cytoceuticals are prescription strength products that are medically tested, trialled and proven and as such are only available with…

  • Acne and Food Intolerance Tests: Do You Need Them?

    Acne and Food Intolerance Tests: Do You Need Them?

    Could a food intolerance be causing your acne and should you shell out for a test to find out?  There is a seemingly endless stream of ‘cures’ and ‘quick fixes’ for virtually every skin condition on the internet and social media and acne is no exception. A new one is doing the rounds offers tests…

  • Cool Laser: what is it and what can it do

    Cool Laser: what is it and what can it do

    Loved by Hollywood stars, the Cool Laser has finally arrived in the UK.  Dr Vincent Wong explains just how many things this treatment can do. Laser treatments can be great for so many things – acne, removing scars and stretch marks, not to mention skin rejuvenation, but there’s often a  hefty price to pay in…

  • Oxygenetix foundation

    Oxygenetix foundation

    Dr Shirin Lakhani explains why Oxygenetix is the best foundation on the market for treatments post procedure.   Oxygenetix Oxygenating Foundation is a breathable make up that represents a revolution in the world of foundations that was originally formulated by surgeons for use by plastic surgeons, dermatologists and other aesthetic professionals after surgery and cosmetic…

  • Why and when you need retinol in your skincare regime

    Why and when you need retinol in your skincare regime

    Retinol: Why is everyone’s talking about it, and do really you need it? Beauty writer Jade Moscrop explains. Each year brings with it a whole host of skincare buzzwords for beauty lovers to get their heads around, and one that’s been everywhere recently is ‘retinol’. Dubbed a ‘miracle’ product for fighting the signs of aging,…

  • Could fasting improve your skin?

    Could fasting improve your skin?

    We hear lots about the benefits of fasting diets, including that they can help you live longer, but new research shows they can help rejuvenate your skin as well. With Summer upon us you might be thinking now is the time to pull yourself together and shed some extra pounds. Diets like the 5:2 diet,…

  • Skin care questions answered

    Skin care questions answered

    Need skin care help? Aesthetic Nurse, Shirley Nicol answers some common skin care questions – and the answers may surprise you. One of the most common questions I get asked is ‘what can help my skin?’ The answer is more often than not a very simple one – concentrate on repairing your skin barrier. Once…

  • Acne scars: which treatments can help

    Acne scars: which treatments can help

    Acne scars can be difficult to get rid of. We spoke to Dermatologist Dr Nick Lowe about the treatment options. For some people, acne is way beyond just the odd pimple or two. Inflamed spots that cover the cheeks and jaw line – not to mention the back or chest, can be distressing. And, just…

  • Getting rid of scars: what works

    Getting rid of scars: what works

    From aloe vera to green tea, laser to skin needling, Dr A Bolin takes a look at what really works when it comes to minimising and treating scars. Some see beauty in asymmetry and unique traits such as scars.  Others obsess over symmetry as mainstream fashion norms and social media flood us with daily visuals…

  • Can exfoliating scrubs do more harm than good

    Can exfoliating scrubs do more harm than good

    Exfoliating scrubs – we’ve grown up believing they’re the key to clear, beautiful skin. But can they do more harm than good? Dr Zara Kassam PhD finds out. Many of us have been utterly convinced, (well those of us who suffer the torment of hormonal changes), that in order to keep our faces free of…

  • 14 surprising uses for Botox that you’d never have thought of

    14 surprising uses for Botox that you’d never have thought of

    There’s so much more to Botox that just smoothing wrinkles. Dr Zara Kassam PhD looks at some sometimes surprising uses for this injectable. Botox was once treated as a taboo subject: Everyone knew about it, but no one admit to using it. Now things have changed—so much so that Botox is regularly the subject of…

  • The dangers of peel off masks

    The dangers of peel off masks

    Peel off masks claim to unblock pores and leave your skin looking radiant, but in reality they can cause some serious skin problems. Dr Zara Kassam PhD explains. Social media is awash these days with the latest beauty obsession – the peel off face mask. There are adverts everywhere documenting the intense process of peel…

  • Acne: what causes it and how to get rid of it.

    Acne: what causes it and how to get rid of it.

    No one likes spots but we all get them from time to time. Find out why and what you can do to get rid of them.  In order to get rid of spots, we need to know what we’re dealing with. So what is acne? Acne (Acne Vulgaris) is a common condition which causes spots…

  • Acne – a quick guide to getting it under control

    Acne – a quick guide to getting it under control

    Acne can be hard to get on top of, but there are various things you can do to banish the blemishes. Dr Zara Kassam PhD explains. Do you suffer from acne? Here at Harley Street Emporium one of the most common questions we are asked is, “What is the best acne treatment?” To help resolve…

  • Bacne – what you can do to fix it

    Bacne – what you can do to fix it

    Have you banished backless dresses because of  ‘Bacne’? Dr Zara Kassam PhD looks at ways to help you clear you back of spots so you can strut your stuff.  Backless outfits are a must these days — but if your back is covered in spots they may not be your first clothing choice. The back like the…

  • common skin problems with darker skin

    common skin problems with darker skin

    From dry skin to hyperpigmentaiton, coloured skin has it’s own set of issues. Heather Stephen looks at some of the common ones and what you can do about them.   Darker skin certainly has its advantages. You are better equipped to protect yourself from the sun which means later wrinkles and a lower risk of skin cancer.…

  • Can diet affect your acne?

    Can diet affect your acne?

    We are constantly being told that ‘we are what we eat’, so could diet be linked to acne? Helen Garston investigates. It’s pretty well established that everything we consume affects our health to some degree, and that includes our skin. But can cutting out foods like sugar and dairy help people with acne? Let’s take…

  • What can Green Tea do for your skin

    What can Green Tea do for your skin

    It’s not just a drink anymore, green tea is increasingly found in skincare products. Dr Zara Kassam PhD finds out why. Green tea has long been used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat a variety of ailments from digestive problems to depression, but it’s also been revered for its beauty enhancing properties for generations. It’s…

  • How alcohol affects your skin

    How alcohol affects your skin

    Excessive alcohol can age your skin, but it can do other nasty things too. Dr. Haran Sivapalan explains. Most of us like a drink, whether it be a bit of wine with dinner or a nice aperitif beforehand. But have you ever stopped to think about what it could be doing to your skin? As much…

  • ten tips to treat acne

    ten tips to treat acne

    Looking for ways to banish breakouts? Look no further than Dr Hannah Sweilam’s 10 tips to treat acne. Some might surprise you.    Sterilise your mobile phone Mobile phones are usually host to a motley crew of bacteria, and when researchers at the London School of Hygiene swabbed 390 phones, they found bacteria on 92% of them.…

  • The oil cleansing method: is it right for you and how to do it

    The oil cleansing method: is it right for you and how to do it

    Oil cleansing is becoming increasingly popular, but is it suitable for everyone? Dr Hannah Sweilam takes a look and tells you how to do it properly. Ever considered cleaning your face with oil?  The oil cleansing method is a hot topic right now but it seems a bit weird, right?  When it comes to ridding…

  • Spot the mistakes: errors we make trying to get rid of acne

    Spot the mistakes: errors we make trying to get rid of acne

    If you have acne you’ll try almost anything to get rid of it. Our experts look at some of the most common errors people make and what they should do instead. Most of us have battled with acne at some stage.  Although your doctor can help it’s hardly surprising if you try your own zit-busting…

  • Probiotics: can these gut-loving bacteria help your skin?

    Probiotics: can these gut-loving bacteria help your skin?

    We’ve all heard that probiotics are good for our gut, but now there are claims they can help your skin? Dr Hannah Sweilem looks at the evidence. Trends in skincare come and go as we know, but one that’s growing in popularity now is idea that probiotics – the good bacteria that live in our…

  • superfoods for skin health

    superfoods for skin health

    What should you eat if you’re concerned about aging or your skin in general? Christine Bailey, Nutrition Expert for The Harley Medical Group shares her top ten ‘superfoods’ so you can add them to your shopping trolley. Christine, an award winning nutritional therapist, chef, author and broadcaster, with over 18 years of experience, says these…

  • Skincare: 7 things your doctor does want you to know

    Skincare: 7 things your doctor does want you to know

    Consultant dermatologist and Harley Street Emporium SKINtellectual, Dr Anjali Mahto, gives us her top skincare tips.   1. Watch that mole  “Because of cheaper travel and the popularity of tans, skin cancer rates have increased by over 300% since the late 1970s,” says Dr Mahto from the Cranley Clinic on Harley Street. “Only five or more sunburns…

  • Are you guilty of the ten cardinal skin care sins?

    Are you guilty of the ten cardinal skin care sins?

    Dr Jane Leonard, GP and aesthetics guru, talks you through the ten cardinal skin care sins. 1. Forgetting to take your make up off at night. We have all been guilty of climbing into bed without taking our makeup off after a night out or long day at work. So what is the harm? Well,…

  • alcohol wipes – could they be making your skin worse?

    alcohol wipes – could they be making your skin worse?

    Treating acne with alcohol wipes. Can it do more harm than good? Rosie Taylor finds out. If you suffer from blemishes or more severe acne you may well have already tried alcohol-based products to sort out the problem. Face wipes or pads containing alcohol have become an increasingly popular treatment for acne-plagued skin. Because alcohol…

  • Clear reasons exercise can help acne

    Clear reasons exercise can help acne

    We all know that exercise is great for your mind and body but did you know it’s brilliant for acne too? Heather Stephen finds out why. You would love a workout but are put off because you worry it will trigger your skin to break out in zits? There are circumstances where heavy exercise can aggravate…