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Forget the ‘Low Fat Diet’ brain washing!

In the past 30 plus years we have all been brainwashed into thinking that a low fat diet is a healthy way of eating. There has been been so much press coverage about the dangers of eating fat, in particular saturated fat, that many people now think that all fats are bad for them. This is not true. A low-fat diet …

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Aesthetic Dermatology Trends 2016

Trend 1: ‘LESS IS MORE’ with regards to non-surgical treatments. A strong trend for 2016 is to have regular, on-going small ‘tweakments’ rather than overdoing it with drastic treatments. There are far too many overdone people walking around these days (and you can see many of them at professional aesthetic events…). As a rule of thumb you can say, if …

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Shower water – do we really have to be worried?

You might have read the horror stories about the dangers of tap water in last weeks press. So what about the skin – is there really a health risk when it comes to our skin? Tap water coming from shower heads have in deed been shown in studies to harbor various microbes such as bacteria and fungi. So in theory …

Can cold weather be harmful for our skin?

Up to now, the UK weather has be uncharacteristically warm this winter, hasn’t it? I actually felt that it didn’t feel very christmassy this year because of the strangely mild weather. However, that’s just about to change. Believe it or not – apparently it’s going to be snowing this week! So what are the dangers of cold weather for our …

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Sleep & skin questions for Dr Stefanie Williams

Q1: How important is a good night’s sleep for having great skin? A: A good night sleep is very important for when it comes to our skin. With increasingly hectic lifestyles, it is easy for us to become stressed through a lack of sleep, and stress can play a major part in our skin health. Persistent high levels of stress …

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Is there a difference between male and female skincare products?

Men’s and women’s skins are known to differ in hormone metabolism, hair growth, sweat rate, sebum production, skin surface pH and other factors. Until the age of 50 years, men’s transepidermal water loss for example is significantly lower than that of women of the same age (ie the skin’s barrier function is better in men, which means men have less …

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The 7 Skin Sins

If you care about how your skin looks now and in the future, make sure to not only use effective cosmeceutical skincare, but also lead a FuturApproved lifestyle. Your everyday lifestyle choices have a major impact on how well not only your skin, but your entire body will age. We all want to age well, so my top tip is …

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Are electronic cleansing devices safe?

A good electronic facial cleansing device can be a very useful adjunct to cleansers – given that you are the right skin type and use it sensibly. There are clinical studies to confirm that the Clarisonic brush for example removes harmful pollution left-overs (which are of course contributing to premature skin ageing and various other skin problems!) from the skin …

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Preventative anti-ageing – what’s the secret?

We all know that prevention is better than cure and it is of course true that the earlier you start using good skincare, including daily sun protection, the better the long-term outcome for your skin will be. I think most of you will agree with this and won’t even consider it news. However, while starting to use good skin care …

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Reader question: “I have really sensitive facial skin – what do I do?”

The first thing to do is see a dermatologist to get your “sensitive” skin properly diagnosed. There are different types of ‘sensitive’ skin and the treatment approach for each type might be different. For example, if you suffer with sensitive skin, because you have a tendency for so-called atopic eczema, then you should use lipid-rich emollients. However, if you have …