Tag Archives: eczema

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…

Dr Simon Zokaie

Dr Simon Zokaie, BSc MBChB MRCP, is a cosmetic dermatologist  and the medical director of the LINIA Skin Clinic on Harley Street. In addition to his private practice he continues to work for the NHS. His areas of interest include the treatment of acne, rosacea, pigmentation, psoriasis and eczema as well as skin lesions and skin cancer.  He is a core member of the NHS skin cancer multidisciplinary team. In 2003 he graduated from the University of Manchester and underwent his medical training in London. He gained membership to the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) and subsequently spent more than …

Baby’s skin – from normal skin to rashes, how to care for their delicate skin

It’s not unusual for babies to have a variety of spots and rashes. Dr A Bolin looks at some of the common ones and what you can do to look after their delicate skin. Baby rashes are very common, but why?  Over the first year of life (longer if your baby is born premature), your baby’s skin is maturing.  Dermatologists and researchers are able to measure and monitor the maturity of skin by seeing how hydrated it is, how much water evaporates from the surface (transepidermal water loss/TEWL), and by also checking pH values which are higher in infants. But at…

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…

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 ingredients won’t just get your skin glowing, they’ll also help to address other skin concerns you may have. Let’s start with her top tips for aging: Bone Broth A popular trend in 2016. Bone broth looks like it will become one of the top foods…

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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…