Tag Archives: skin barrier

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…

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…