Dr Justine Kluk - Consultant Dermatologist London


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 recently put to me by Lucy Abbersteen of Marie Claire magazine. Here’s an excerpt of her article: “Pill useage declines steeply with age, from two thirds of

Body acne – Glamour

With sunny weather on the horizon for the upcoming bank holiday, off-the-shoulder tops and strappy dresses mean that it’s time to think about how to finally get rid of back acne or “bacne”.  Some of my top pointers are listed below, but you can read my advice in Glamour by clicking here for the full

Slugging – Stylist

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 leave you with a face full of pimples and blackheads,

Acne treatments – Elle

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 decode some of the different acne treatments available. In the spirit


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 investigates slugging, the latest

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 complaints I hear from teenage

Breakout breakthroughs – Stylist

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 the heart of research into combatting acne.

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

In-flight makeup – Refinery29

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 makeup when

My journey with acne

  I get asked all the time about why I decided to become a dermatologist. The short answer is this. Acne. I started to get spots when I was about 12 years old. My dad bought me Clearasil and told me that I would grow out of it. He’d grown out of it when he

A guide to retinoid creams for treating acne

When I am planning acne treatment for new patients to the clinic, we have a discussion about the most effective management options based on the severity of their symptoms, what kinds of spots they are getting (e.g. blackheads, pustules, nodules, cysts) and what treatments they’ve already tried. Sometimes oral treatment is most appropriate, sometimes creams

What is acne?

      Acne is the medical term used to describe breakouts. For many of us, our first experience of the condition is during puberty when our bodies start to produce higher levels of the hormone testosterone. The sebaceous glands in our skin are very sensitive to even small changes in the level of testosterone

Why do we get spots and how can we prevent them?

Spots are probably the most common skin concern of all, affecting as many as 85% of teens at one point or another. Unfortunately, research shows that more and more of us are continuing to suffer with breakouts in our twenties, thirties and beyond meaning that spots are definitely not just a teenage issue. In fact,

Skincare tips for blemish-free skin

        Breakouts? I’ll be posting my skincare tips for beautiful blemish-free skin this week. No 1: Cleanse your skin morning and evening. Pick a gentle skin cleanser, such as Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser. Wet your face and massage the cleanser into your skin with your fingertips for a minute or so before rinsing

Retinoid creams for acne

Retinoid creams are one of the key treatments used by Dermatologists for getting rid of acne. Find out more about these vitamin A-derived prescription treatments in this post http://www.goodzing.com/remedies/dr-justine-kluk/a-guide-to-topical-retinoids-for-treating-acne © 2016 Dr Justine Kluk. Any redistribution or reproduction of part or all of the contents of this post in any form is prohibited. You may

How to tackle acne scarring and win

  Without appropriate treatment, dark spots and scars can appear on the skin as acne clears and can be much more of a challenge to manage than the breakouts themselves. Check out my advice on how to prevent and treat acne scarring http://www.goodzing.com/remedies/dr-justine-kluk/how-to-tackle-acne-scarring-and-win © 2016 Dr Justine Kluk. Any redistribution or reproduction of part or

A guide to acne treatment

My overview of acne treatment for those stuck with what to do at home and when to see a doctor http://www.goodzing.com/remedies/dr-justine-kluk/an-overview-of-acne-treatment © 2016 Dr Justine Kluk. Any redistribution or reproduction of part or all of the contents of this post in any form is prohibited. You may not, except with our express written permission, copy,

Skin changes during pregnancy

Highlights from my talk to St John’s Wood mum’s group Mums in the Wood about skin changes during pregnancy and how to tackle them http://mumsinthewood.com/nurse-them/specialists/skin-changes-pregnancy-tackle-dr-justine-kluk/ © 2017 Dr Justine Kluk. Any redistribution or reproduction of part or all of the contents of this post in any form is prohibited. You may not, except with our

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