Botox: Using Poison for Beauty
Sep11

Botox: Using Poison for Beauty

What is Botox®? …in a few words “Botox is the registered name for Botulinum Toxin type A (Botox Cosmetic) and is a highly potent neurotoxin that has revolutionised the cosmetic industry. First approved by the FDA in 2002, Botox is extremely effective at the temporary removal of wrinkles, achieved by paralysis of muscles underneath the skin surface. The effects of which can last up to four months, but this can vary from...

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Retinol: Saint or Sinner?
Sep03

Retinol: Saint or Sinner?

What is Retinol? Saint or Sinner, in a few words… “Retinol is a vitamin A compound, a retinoid that is one of the first antioxidants to be widely used in nonprescription anti-wrinkle creams. Available in both prescription and over-the-counter variants. Prescribed retinol creams are effective and they do exactly described, , not least because they contain high concentrations of their active ingredients, but as prescription...

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Rosacea: All you need to know…
Aug27

Rosacea: All you need to know…

1 What is Rosacea? …in a few words “The basic definition of Rosacea is that it’s a (relatively common) skin condition that mainly affects the face, the result of which is redness in the face, which can be accompanied by small red, pus-filled bumps.
 Rosacea can occur in both men and women, but tends to be more common in women and in people with fair skin (but not exclusively). Most cases are first diagnosed in middle age,...

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5 Health Benefits of Sunshine
Aug21

5 Health Benefits of Sunshine

5 Health Benefits of Sunshine, in a few words… “1. Sunlight is the only natural source of vitamin D available to the human body. 2. Moderate exposure to the sun gives skin a healthy-looking, glowing complexion. 3. Sunshine increases the amount of endorphins released by our brain, giving you that feeling of pleasure or euphoria. 4. Exposure to the sun can ease painful joints due to the increased production of pain relieving...

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Sebum: Why it’s Essential for Every Face…
Aug15

Sebum: Why it’s Essential for Every Face…

What is Sebum? …in a few words… “Sebum is an oily secretion of the sebaceous glands. It is a cocktail of fats, wax esters, squalene, triglycerides, cholesterol and cellular debris, which is discharged as sebum through the sebaceous duct connecting the gland to the hair follicle” And in a few more words… Well, the dictionary definition of Sebum is: “…an oily secretion of the sebaceous glands”...

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The Fine Line Between Sunburn Hysteria & Vitamin D Deficiency…
Aug08

The Fine Line Between Sunburn Hysteria & Vitamin D Deficiency…

Is Too Much Exposure To The Sun Bad For You? …in a few words “In a word, Yes! The risks associated with prolonged exposure to the Sun, especially intense middle-of-the-day sunshine are very real. However, it’s not all bad. If you take the correct and sensible precautions of covering up, applying high SPF sunscreen and staying hydrated, you will still benefit from increased Vitamin D production and increased levels of...

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