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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 won't...

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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 complain...

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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 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 giving...

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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 low press...

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ELLE UK February 2018

Keratosis Pilaris, sometimes unflatteringly referred to as "chicken skin", is a stubborn skin condition that causes pesky, dry, rough, red bumps to appear on the upper arms. If you have KP, you're not alone as 1 in 20 of us will be affected at some point and it can be difficult to get on top of. Jac...

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Refinery29 January 2018

Is wearing makeup on an aeroplane actually that bad for your skin? Journalist Jacqueline Kilikita and the team at Refinery29 asked me this very question recently. To see what I had to say on the matter, click on the link below. To be absolutely clear, I am not recommending that you do wear makeu...

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Sunday Times Style January 2018

Beauty journalist, Malena Habers, wrote in last weekend's Sunday Times Style about instant gratification skincare and why we’re so obsessed with rapid results. It was my pleasure to provide a few of my thoughts for the article and I’ll share these here with you too.  There is definite...

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What is the role of diet in acne?

A question that I get asked a lot by patients who have come to see me in the clinic for acne treatment is whether food may be contributing to their breakouts. This is hardly surprising as I can remember being told very clearly when I was a teenager that my spots were caused by eating chocolate....

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