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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 71% of respondents said this affected them and as GP Dr Unnati Desai explains, there are a few reasons for these annoying Summer spots and, fortunately, some simple solutions.   Causes 1. Sweat – In hotter climes we sweat more and sweat can clog our…

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Harley Street Emporium – Your Complete Aesthetics Guide Harley Street Emporium is your complete aesthetics guide.  It’s a website where you can find a doctor, find information and buy the best anti-aging skin care products and the best acne products as well as information on how to treat various skin conditions. It features editorially independent information about skin care, skin conditions and cosmetic treatments. It also has a glossary of ingredients which tells consumers what each one does and if there are any safety concerns associated with them. It also has a shop section which showcases evidence-based products – mostly…

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 off masks that show the pores being unblocked as it’s ripped off the skin. And while the promise of  smooth, blemish free skin is hard to pass up, we seem to be blissfully unaware of just how bad some of these masks could be for…

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 or pimples to appear on the skin. They occur when the skin’s natural oil, sebum, blocks the skin’s pores – tiny holes out of which hairs grow. The spots usually occur on the face and neck, and sometimes on the back or chest. There are…

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 face and chest that has a hefty amount of oil glands and the combination of surface sweat, dirt, and oils can accumulate in the pores, clogging them and leading to those inflamed pesky spots known as ‘bacne’. Fortunately, there are a few ways to prevent…

Six steps to banishing dry skin

6 steps to ending flaky, dry skin. Dr Justine Hextall says following these tips can help you achieve a soft and smooth complexion. There are many causes of dry skin – some we inherit, some are due to aging and others are environmental such as cold weather, air conditioning and central heating. If we already have naturally drier skin these environmental stresses can tip skin over the edge leaving it dry, red and irritated,  and they can even trigger dermatitis. Children can inherit naturally dry skin which can be further damaged by over washing with harsh products. And as we…

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, it’s so important to fully cleanse your skin, not only to remove your make up, but also to remove the toxins that have built up during the day. Pollution, smoke, car fumes – to name a few, all create an invisible film on the surface…

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Harley Street Emporium is a website where you can find a doctor, find information on perimenopause and menopause, women’s health and skin care. We feature the best anti-aging skin care products and the best acne products as well as information on how to treat various skin conditions. Consumers can also book with some of the UK’s best menopause doctors, plastic surgeons, dermatologists and aesthetic practitioners. Harley Street Emporium features editorially independent information about skin care, skin conditions and treatments. The site also features a glossary of ingredients telling consumers what each one does and if there are any safety concerns…