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How to use a retinol or retinoid cream

Retinol and retinoids are both vitamin A derivatives. Retinol is an essential part of any anti-ageing skincare routine and retinoids are possibly the most critical topical therapy for acne because they reduce blockage of pores and also have direct anti-inflammatory effects. Although they are bot...

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Elle April 2018

Whether you're dealing with blackheads, whiteheads or the cystic, under-the-skin kind, spots can be debilitating to live with. You don't have to suffer though, because there is effective treatment. I was recently interviewed by Jacqueline Kilikita on behalf of Elle Magazine to help readers deco...

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Gels - are you ready for this jelly?

I was recently asked by Grazia magazine for my thoughts about gels which are popping up all over the beauty aisles. To see what all the fuss is about and understand the benefits better, have a read below. Why are we seeing a move away from creams to gels? Gels contain a higher ratio of wat...

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What is rosacea?

  What is rosacea? Rosacea is a long term skin condition associated with facial redness and flushing. Although more than 5% of the population are affected, it is frequently misdiagnosed and under-treated as a result. It often appears in the thirties and is more prevalent in those with fair...

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Stylist April 2018

  Slathering your skin in petroleum jelly before bed is all the rage in Korean beauty circles. But is it any good for your complexion? Jacqueline Kilikita from Stylist magazine investigates. To read my comments on this craze and for some more evidence-based skincare solutions that wo...

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Slugging

When it comes to finding a wonder treatment for a smoother, softer and more radiant complexion, there’s no shortage in "out there" options. But how far would you go in a bid to improve your skin? And could you actually make things worse for yourself with blackheads and breakouts? Women's Health...

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How to survive teenage skin

Blackheads are a mix of oil and dead skin cells sitting in the pores. Exposure to air causes them to oxidise and turn black giving them their characteristic appearance. They start to appear in puberty around the same time that sebum production increases and one of the most common compla...

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STYLIST February 2018

Adult acne is on the rise. As London's go-to Consultant Dermatologist for acne and acne scarring, it was a pleasure to be interviewed for Lucy Partington's awesome feature in this week's Stylist about the latest breakout breakthroughs. Click here to read about the therapies, foods and products at th...

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What is Keratosis Pilaris AKA chicken skin?

Keratosis Pilaris (KP) is a common inherited disorder of the skin affecting around 1 in 20 of us. It occurs due to an accumulation of keratin at the opening of the hair follicle, leading to stubborn, scaly plugs on the skin’s surface. These are often surrounded by a rim of redness givin...

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Can I wear makeup when I fly?

I was recently asked the following questions by beauty journalist Jacqueline Kilikita for an article she was writing for Refinery29. You can read my answers here in full. What happens to our skin in the air? The aircraft cabin is unlike most other indoor environments with exposure to lo...

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