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What your hair and nails can tell you about your health

White spots? brittle nails? Hair falling out? Dr Christine Reader looks at what your nails and hair can tell you about your health.   Our hair and nails are constantly growing. Every day is reflected in a tiny bit of growth and, as a result, they can give useful information about many illnesses such as an under active thyroid,  (hypothyroidism), psoriasis or diabetes to name a few. And remember if you are worried, it’s always best to have any changes to your nails or hair health evaluated by a doctor. Before we get onto what your hair and nails can…

microblading vs permanent make up; more than just a beauty treatment

Microblading and permanent makeup: Dr A Bolin looks at the differences between these two techniques for enhancing beauty, and their uses for people who’ve lost hair due to cancer or pigment due to skin conditions like vitiligo. How much time does it take you to do your makeup in the morning? Wouldn’t it be nice to save money spent on cosmetics and time in the morning to prepare your face? If you’re thinking exactly that, you’re not alone.  The average person in London spends a staggering £6,300 on beauty products and treatments each year. Not surprisingly many women and men…

Do hair, skin and nail supplements really work?

We spend millions on supplements every year but when it comes to hair, skin and nails do they really work? Dr Hannah Sweilam finds out. Let’s talk about hair, skin and nail supplements. We’ve seen adverts that claim these supplements can promote healthy hair, glowing skin and strong nails, but is there scientific evidence to support these claims? Often these claims centre around the vitamin ‘biotin’ which is commonly included in these supplements and marketed as a go-to vitamin for beauty.  Biotin is a B vitamin- also known as vitamin B7- and in common with other B vitamins, it helps…

Vitamin D: why you and your skin need it

Are you feeling a bit achy and depressed? Is your skin suffering – slow to heal? It could be a lack of Vitamin D. Daniel Judd looks at why this vitamin is essential to our health and how to get it safely. Vitamin D is an important molecule that’s responsible for a range of things in your body from keeping your bones strong to boosting your immune system. And when it comes to your skin it helps control skin cell growth and plays a role in wound healing, reducing inflammation, protecting against sun damage and maintaining that all important skin…