Tag Archives: dry skin

Can Profhilo help menopausal skin?

Can skin booster treatments like Profhilo help dry, thin menopausal skin? As we age – especially as we approach menopause our skin changes. It can become thinner – almost crepe-like, dry and even itchy. So what can help? According to the doctors at skin clinic Thérapie, skin boosters – like Profhilo can make a significant difference. Its main ingredient is Hyaluronic acid (HA), which is a known skin hydrant. When we think of hyaluronic acid we usually think of fillers, but Profhilo is different – it is injected under the skin where it ‘flows’ to provide moisture to dry and…

Hitchhikers guide to skincare in your 40’s and beyond

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Skin inYour 40s: Discover how your skin changes & what can help.   We’re often made to feel that the older we get, the less content with our physical appearance we should be. But in reality, there are so many simple ways to feel beautiful, no matter what your age—and great skincare is one of them. But navigating the complicated world of skincare as you age can be challenging, especially if it’s not your area of expertise. If you need a little guidance on how to look great at 40 and beyond, we can help. How…

What your skin really needs with Dr Johanna Ward

Confused about what you need in you skincare regime? Dr Johanna Ward has the answers.   With so many brands and so much conflicting advice on what you ‘must have’ in a skin care regime it’s not surprising people are confused about what they should be doing to keep their skin in good health. Fortunately Dr Johanna Ward, a self-confessed skin care ‘geek’, GP, cosmetic doctor and founder of the skin care brand ZENii, is here to help. She has two main messages when it comes to skin care: keep it simple nourish your skin from the inside as well…

How menopause affects your skin, hair and nails

How does menopause affect your skin, hair and nails? Dr Naomi Potter explains what it does and what can help. Menopause is so much more than hot flushes and night sweats. There are more than 40 symptoms that signal declining oestrogen levels, and many affect our skin, hair and nails. As skin is the body’s largest organ it plays an important role in keeping us healthy, so it’s vital that we keep it in good condition. Here Harley Street Emporium’s Dr Naomi Potter, a London-based GP with a special interest in menopause, runs through some of the common skin symptoms she…

Retinol Rules: How to use retinol products properly- Dr Tympanidis explains

Retinol Rules: Dermatologist Dr Penelope Tympanidis explains how to use it properly. If there’s only one secret to youthful even skin tone, retinol would be it. It is the only active ingredient that is proven to reset the function of the skin cells, and it can deliver  impressive results – provided it is applied correctly. And there are many myths and misconceptions about when and how retinol – or Vitamin A -products should be used. It is a tricky ingredient that can initially cause flakey, dry and irritated skin, but these can be minimised if certain rules are followed. To…

What is the best moisturiser for dry skin?

Dry, itchy and flaky skin affects many of us on both the face and body. So, what are the best things for it?   Dry skin is quite common, in fact 1 in 5 people who’ve done the Harley Street Emporium Skin Care Test say it is one of their concerns. Most often it’s the face that people worry about, but dry skin can also affect the body and is often worse in the colder months. Causes of dry, flaky skin Why does our skin get dry and flaky? Hereditary issues pay a role, and out skin tends to dry…

six steps to getting eczema under control

Struggling with eczema? Dr Unnati Desai gives you some tips of keeping it under control. Eczema, otherwise known as Dermatitis, is a common skin condition affecting 1 in 5 people. It can come on suddenly (acute eczema) or be chronic (longstanding). Many people have it from childhood, and some may grow out of it, but in others it can persist much longer. The severity, the areas on the body it affects and triggers that cause it can vary from person to person, but also in one individual. It causes a patch of skin to become red, itchy and inflamed, but…

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 you get that in order a lot of other issues will fall into place. Pollution, stress and ageing all take their toll on our skin causing, amongst other things, dry and irritated skin, acne and fine lines and wrinkles. There are, however, some simple things…

Photo Dynamic Therapy and Actinic Keratosis

What is Photo Dynamic Therapy and how can it help with actinic/solar keratosis? Fiona Clark runs through her experience with the treatment.   I confess, I am a sun worshiper, but it’s taken its toll on my skin. Back in the day, as they say,  when I was a child (think late 1960’s here) there was no sunscreen except zinc cream – a thick white paste that smelt awful and once you reached teenage years was not a great look. Consequently I spent most of my youth with a blistering nose and burnt cheeks and shoulders. Even when the clear…

Skin saving tips for the silly season

Are you burning the candle at both ends during the festive season? Our SKINtellectuals share their tips on how to keep you looking your best. It’s that time of year  when your social life looks like it’s taken on a life of it’s own with a seemingly endless set of social events. But all these late nights, parties and alcohol can take a toll on your skin, leaving your eyes with puffy with dark circles and your skin looking dull and dehydrated. So, what can you do to make sure you’re looking your best when you’ve really been burning the…

How to winter proof your skin

As the temperature plummets your skin can dry out. We speak to the experts about how to winter-proof your skin.  Winter is finally here and the sudden drop in temperature can wreak havoc on our skin. The combination of chilly temperatures and central heating can make our once radiant skin dry, flaky and more sensitive. On top of this the icy air draws moisture from the skin, leaving it looking and feeling dehydrated and less radiant. But with help of dermatologists, Dr Hadi Abushaira and Dr Anjali Mahto, we’ll help you winter-proof your skin so you can stay looking your best.…

Eczema and your child’s skin

Eczema and your child’s skin. Dr A Bolin takes a look at some of the common types of childhood eczema and what you can do to help. Does your child often get itchy skin?  Are there ever red patches which look inflamed?  The skin may be dry, cracked or could be irritated and slightly wet.  It might go through a cycle of getting better, flaring, then getting better again.  If you think this sounds like your child’s skin, you might consider booking an appointment with your healthcare provider for a formal diagnosis and tailor-made treatment plan. What causes Eczema and how…

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 your face of the day’s dirt and grime, chances are your inclination isn’t to reach for the cooking oil.  There is method to the madness, though. The Ancient Romans were among the first to appreciate the cleansing benefits of oil, and a trip to the…

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…

Is it safe to use natural oils on your baby’s skin?

Are natural oils safe to use on baby skin? Logically you’d think so – but they could actually be doing your baby harm. Rosie Taylor explains. It’s easy to see why parents might be cautious about using some branded skincare products on their baby’s skin. Many are synthetic – often made from petroleum derivatives – and very few go through rigorous clinical testing, as skincare products do not have to pass the same safety tests as medicines. So logically you’d assume that natural oils would be a good alternative. And for years parents and midwives have recommended using natural oils…

Sensitive skin: what causes it and what you can do about it

Do your cheeks sting, burn and turn red easily? If so, you may have sensitive skin. Dr Haran Sivapalan explains why and what you can about it. Don’t worry, it’s not a disease, it’s not even classed as a formal medical condition – but it certainly is real. So, what is sensitive skin then? The term ‘sensitive skin’ is usually used to describe your skin’s reduced tolerance to certain cosmetics and personal care products. Stinging, burning, prickling, tightness or itchiness – a person with sensitive skin might complain of any of these symptoms when putting a product on their skin.…