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Does diet play a role in acne?

A recent study published in the Dermatology journal Cutis concluded that most of the information found online regarding diet and acne was misleading or unfounded. This ranges from claims such as “salty and oily food cause acne” to lists provided by so-called experts of superfoods and supplements...

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What is the difference between teenage acne and adult acne?

Acne is my favourite subject and one of the most satisfying conditions to treat as a Dermatologist. Because of my specialist interest in this subject, I am often asked for my thoughts on why the condition occurs and how it can be managed. Here is an extract from an interview I did with The Sunda...

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All about acne!

What causes spots and blemishes? There are a number of potential causes for acne and any combination of these may be acting at the same time. 1. Genes play an important role. We know that a strong family history of acne and onset of acne at an early age can predict a more severe or persistent...

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Why lack of sleep is ruining your skin?

Sleep is increasingly recognised as being key to our general health and wellbeing, with sleep deprivation linked to car crashes, industrial disasters and other occupational errors. People who don’t get enough sleep are also more likely to have long-term health issues such as high blood pressure,...

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Coming off the pill

"You know the common story: Woman stops taking pill. Woman experiences acne. But, numerous word-of-mouth experiences aside, why does this happen to so many of us?" This question was put to me recently by Lucy Abbersteen of Marie Claire UK. To read my explanation, click here for...

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Time for teenage skin

Do you have a teenager in your life who is struggling with oily skin, blackheads or breakouts? Read below to discover my Dermatologist-approved tips for teenage skin. What age do boys and girls typically hit puberty? How does this affect their skin? The average age for girls to begin pub...

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Acne and the menstrual cycle

Whereabouts in our cycles are we most likely to experience breakouts?   Research indicates that between one and two thirds of female acne sufferers will have a flare around the time of their period. This is typically in the late luteal phase of the menstrual cycle, which falls be...

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Stylist Magazine May 2018

I'm so thrilled to have been included in Stylist Magazine's 7 Skincare Experts You Should Be Following On Instagram this week. This is what beauty journalist Elizabeth Bennett had to say about me:  Dr Justine Kluk Best for: Targeted solutions for acne and rosacea Thanks to her extensive expe...

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Women's Health May 2018

This month, I'm featured on the Skin Clinic page of Women's Health sharing a bit about me, my typical day and some of the products I use personally to help keep my own blemishes at bay as London's go-to acne and acne scarring expert. Read all the juicy details in the full interview below. Enjoy!...

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How to use retinol

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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