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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. Science is increasingly showing us that if we want perfect skin on the outside, we need to look after our ‘skin on the inside’.1 A 2008 study of 173 participants found that patients suffering from rosacea were significantly more likely to have small-intestinal bacterial overgrowth…

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 the recommendation of a doctor. If you are interested in Tebiskin Products please take the Skin Care Test and our reviewing doctor will be able to recommend the best products for your skin concerns. The range of products includes products for rosacea sensitive skin acne…

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 …

How to handle sensitive skin

Plagued by sensitive skin?  What causes it and what can help? If you have sensitive skin, you’re certainly not alone. Surveys have shown that 62% of women and 52% of men in the UK said they had sensitive skin when asked. But what does that really mean? It’s classified medically as “a syndrome with sensations of stinging, burning, pain, itching, and tingling sensations in response to stimuli that otherwise should not produce such sensations and they are not due to an existing skin disease.” People usually say its their face that’s affected but it can affect all body areas. It has generally been…

From keratosis pilaris to ingrown hairs: What works for various skin conditions

Cosmeceutical brands aren’t just for anti-aging. From rosacea to keratosis pilaris well formulated skincare products can bridging the gap between prescription treatments and high street brands. Aesthetician Dija Ayodele speaks to consultant dermatologist Dr Sandeep Cliff about which products can really make a difference. From rosacea to keratosis pilaris and beyond, doctor’s are constantly seeing a flow of patients with dermatological concerns. Some are easily managed, but others can prove challenging when there is no effective treatment available or the concern is deemed cosmetic. Even where treatment is available, it may not always be pleasant to use when it comes to smell, texture…

What can help Rosacea?

Rosacea is a chronic condition characterised by sensitive, red, flushing skin and sometimes pustules. Find out what helps. Most skin conditions tend to hit teenagers but rosacea most commonly strikes in your 30’s, just when you’re least expecting it. Twice as many women than men are affected but symptoms are generally more severe in the latter. And according to the National Dermatology Society, it’s far more common than you’d expect affecting around ten per cent of the UK population, but the figure could be higher as it is often misdiagnosed. And it can cause considerable distress for some people. It…

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 as you may like it, it could play a role in skin aging and various other skin conditions. One recent study from Brown University suggests that drinking white wine is associated an increased risk of rosacea – an inflammatory skin condition that causes redness and…

Dr Penelope Tympanidis

Dr Penelope Tympanidis, consultant dermatologist and owner of the Dermaperfect Clinic on Harley Street, is one of London’s leading dermatologists and has been a pioneer in minimally invasive anti-aging and body sculpturing techniques for the last 20 years. Dr Tympanidis is recognised by the European Board of Dermatology. She trained at Tufts in the USA and UCL in London, and has worked as a Clinical Research Registrar at the Department of Dermatology at UCL and the Royal Free/UCL Medical School Campus and as a Consultant in Dermatology at Mayday University Hospital in London, as as well as Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.…

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.…

Shirley Nicol

Shirley Nicol, Clinical Director Shirley was born in Glasgow and is a graduate of Stirling University where she completed her BSc in dermatology and non-medical prescribing. Her journey led her into medical aesthetics, training to an advanced level of practice.  She is director and Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner in Clinica Medica in Glasgow where she currently practises, providing a service that is totally client centred. Having dedicated 35 years of her life to healthcare in both senior clinical and commercial roles, she recognises the need to deliver safe and effective treatments to her clients and patients. She ensures she is kept…

Dr Justine Hextall

Dr Justine Hextall is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and has been an NHS Consultant dermatologist for more than a decade. During that time she has worked as clinical and skin cancer department lead for 5 years.  She was appointed as skin cancer chair of Sussex 3 years ago and has been educational lead for Sussex Skin Network Site Specific Group (NSSG) for 5 years. She was recently appointed to the skin cancer sub-committee at the British Association of Dermatologists. Dr Hextall trained at the St John’s institute of dermatology for 5 years where she remained as an honorary consultant…

Home Harley Street Emporium

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…