5 Common Adult Skincare Issues & How to Treat Them

What are the five most common skin conditions in adults? Not surprisingly they include eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, rosacea or melasma. If you have any of these conditions this blog post is for you. Melasma? I hear you cry. I know. I learnt something new from this infographic so I thought I’d share it. I have […]

Rhassoul clay shampoo for dry, itchy eczema scalp

If you have eczema, psoriasis, sensitive skin and/or a dry flaky scalp then you are probably familiar with the constant search for that perfect shampoo. The solution to all your dry itchy scalp woes and an end to all those embarrassing flaky bits of skin that look like dandruff. I’ve tried everything from coal tar […]

How Protopic for eczema changed my life

Protopic is an ointment for treating eczema but it’s not a steroid, instead it is an immunosuppressant containing Tacrolimus, so it doesn’t have the negative side effects that even weak steroids have like thinning of the skin and steroid withdrawal reactions. What’s not to like? This is my review of using it for about 3-4 […]

Talk Health Online Clinic on Skin Conditions

If you’ve got a skin concition you might be interested in this TalkHealth Online Clinic on Skin Conditions. This month sees the opening of their Skin Conditions Clinic. The clinic is open now for pre-clinic questions & the experts will be available to answer your questions for a week from 17-23 September. Full details of […]

FreeFrom Skincare Awards 2014 – the winners!

One of my top Allergy Show highlights was the third annual FreeFrom SkinCare Awards ceremony which took place hidden away in a room in the back corner of the exhibition hall in the Love Natural Love Organic show, which was taking place on the same day in the same hall. Why was this one of […]

The Allergy UK Conference 2014 – My top 5

Last month I was extremely lucky to be able to attend The Allergy UK Annual conference, the first one they have run but hopefully the first of many. The quality of speakers was excellent and I learnt so much my poor brain was aching afterwards and my note pad is bursting with almost legible notes. […]

Living with Eosinophilic Disease – why non IgE responses need greater awareness

Just for a change as I’m sure you get bored with my voice on here all the time, here is a blog about Eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorder (EGID) which I have to confess to knowing very little about. Here to entertain you today is Kate who writes The Recipe Resource blog and also attended the Houses […]

Could prurigo be caused by processed foods?

There is apparently no real known cause for nodular prurigo (NP) although insect bites can trigger it. Generally it’s just something doctors say you have and which will go away when you stop scratching. But boy does prurigo itch. And it bleeds. Man does it bleed. It’s not like normal eczema. It bleeds profusely, sometimes […]

5 things to help your dry scalp eczema or psoriasis

If you’ve ever had scalp eczema or an itchy scalp you will know how maddening it can be. Sometimes you wonder if you might even have nits and the dry skin flaking is embarassing.   Because eczema on the scalp is harder to treat it can get out of hand, hiding unseen under your hair – […]