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A blog about acne and associated conditions.

Acne Twitter Chat

25Sep

During our Online Clinic on Skin Conditions we will be holding an acne twitter chat on 27 September from 1pm-2pm BST via @talkhealth on Twitter supported by Eucerin. Just follow #talkacne and include the hashtag in your tweets on the … Continue reading

  

Rosacea Twitter Chat

18Sep

During our Online Clinic on Skin Conditions we will be holding a rosacea twitter chat on 20 September from 1pm-2pm BST via @talkhealth on Twitter.  Just follow #talkrosacea and include the hashtag in your tweets on the day so you … Continue reading

  

The psychological impact of rosacea and its treatment: Increasing wellbeing and not being shy about asking for support

17Sep

Social media accounts demonstrate that for some people living with rosacea can be related to significant levels of distress. That said, many people cope well with this long-term condition, yet understandably at times they may still experience anxiety, depression, and … Continue reading

  

Professional tips that will save your face from acne

2Jul

Everyone who has pimples on their face knows how overwhelming this state can be. Acne is not only a health issue, but it can also affect your confidence, because you are always worried about the way you look. There are … Continue reading

  

The celebrities who are helping to fight the acne stigma

27Feb

When we think of celebrities, we think of perfection. Flowing, shiny hair, slender figures, and blemish-free, radiant complexions. Or so we think. But in reality, famous people are just like us. While they may have the luxury of professional makeup … Continue reading

  

We’re all beautiful, even with acne

1Feb

Hey guys, I’m Alice. This is my first blog here on talkhealth. I’ve suffered with acne since I was around 14, and I want to help people going through the same thing. I thought I’d start with a bit of … Continue reading

  

Manage your health with Patient support Programmes

16May

For those living with chronic health conditions, self-management is crucial for managing and controlling symptoms day to day. Protecting your own health is a responsibility that can require some help and guidance to ensure you pursue the right treatment for … Continue reading

  

Adolescent skin: 3 in 5 teenagers say acne affects self-confidence

23Mar

Growing up can be hard for any teenager without the added stress of acne. Sadly acne affects around 80% of adolescents aged 13-18 years at some point. Three out of five teenagers* surveyed by the British Skin Foundation said that … Continue reading

  

An interview with Dr Andrew Thompson: Support for dermatology patients

11Oct

Back in July, talkhealth published an article which highlighted the need for psychological support which dermatology patients are severely lacking. The article was inspired by the team of experts from the Severe Eczema and Psoriasis Team at St. John’s Institute … Continue reading

  

How a skin condition like psoriasis can affect your body image and what to do about it

27Jul

Your body image is how you perceive yourself when you look at your reflection in the mirror or when you think about the way you look.  How accurately your body image matches the way others actually see you is dependent … Continue reading

  

Epaderm Twitter Chat

28Oct

Twitter chat

On 16 September 2015, talkhealth and Mölnlycke Health Care collaborated to run a Twitter Chat. Using talkhealth’s hashtag #talkskin, talkhealth, a number of specially-selected skin care experts, and members of the talkhealth community all took part in a lively discussion … Continue reading

  

Is beauty only skin deep?

14Sep

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  Today marks the the start of Talkhealth’s week long clinic on skin problems. The skin is an amazing organ. The largest in the human body, providing a number of functions including protection from infection and water loss, insulation and … Continue reading

  

Winter skin and emollients

19Jan

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Many people have naturally dry skin, and this can be made worse by cold weather, central heating at home and air conditioning at work. Dry skin is often rough and scaly, feels uncomfortable and tends to be itchy. Coping with … Continue reading

  

Living With Damp and Mould, What Are The Health Risks?

16Dec

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My partner and I moved into our current flat in May and, in almost every area, we’ve been incredibly pleased with the move. This is why it was a little disappointing to find that traces of damp began to develop … Continue reading

  

September’s online clinic on skin conditions

8Oct

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We hope you managed to catch our talkhealth online clinic on skin conditions. It was a lively clinic with questions being answered by experts Dr Alison Layton, Dr Jonathan Bowling, Dr Christopher Bridgett, Dr Walayat Hussain and Dr Stephen Kownacki. … Continue reading

  

Perceptions of living with a Skin Problem

3Sep

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Alongside our online clinics we run monthly surveys. August’s survey was on skin conditions. We wanted to find out about how living with a skin condition can affect someone’s life. From our results, we found that living with a skin … Continue reading

  

When a Skin Condition Returns

3Sep

Rosacea treatment

It was touch-and-go for a while but now I’m certain: my rosacea has returned with vengeance. Once again my skin is flushed, flaky, spotty and my god so itchy! I’m ashamed of how much I’ve been scratching lately but half … Continue reading

  

When Did I Need Help?

9Aug

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When it comes to this question, the answer for all three of my conditions seems to be “months before I actually tried to get any”. It’s pretty much the case of everyone I meet, a total reversal of hypochondriacs and … Continue reading

  

94th BAD Conference in Glasgow

4Jul

94th BAD Conference, Glasgow 2014

On Wednesday this week talkhealth was invited, via our lovely client Intrapharm Laboratories, as their guest at the 94th BAD (British Association of Dermatologists) conference, held this year in Glasgow. The day started early with a 9am flight from Southampton … Continue reading

  

Anti-Ageing Show 2014 – we find out some great hints & tips!

13May

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talkhealth visited Olympia this weekend to see some exciting products and services available to help with the signs of anti-ageing.  And as you can imagine it was all in the interest of ‘science/talkhealth‘… and clearly not for us personally!….  In … Continue reading

  

talkhealth visit the Natural & Organic Product Show

21Apr

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          Last week talkhealth went to the very busy Natural & Organic Product Show up in Olympia.  We were so pleased to see so many friendly faces including Pravera, silicolgel and Salcura to name but a … Continue reading

  

Nutrition & Hydration Week 17-23 March

19Mar

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Water  – did you know that it’s the best fuel for a healthy life – and in fact one of the most precious and important commodities in the world? Water makes up 2/3rds of our body and therefore it is … Continue reading

  

Top 10 priorities for acne treatment research

7Mar

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We were very privileged to be invited this week to observe the final stages of agreeing what the TOP TEN priority areas for acne treatment research to address are. Over the course of the past 16 months the James Lind … Continue reading

  

Sunbathing With a Skin Condition

7Oct

I suffer from rosacea, so the skin on my face can break out into an itchy and blotchy rash seemingly at a moment’s notice. It also makes my skin look flushed and red, particularly around my cheeks. Safe to say, … Continue reading

  

The Damaging Desire to Compare Conditions

26Sep

When it comes to longstanding medical conditions that aren’t common knowledge, it can be a real pain to make yourself understood. Sometimes it’s tempting to liken your condition to one that is more well-known but I’ve found that sometimes it … Continue reading

  

The Evidence for Using Hypnosis with Skin Disorders

18Sep

As of today, I am again part of the online clinic here at the TalkHealth Partnership. This particular online clinic is looking at skin disorders. Those familiar with this site will know that the clinics offer lots of support from … Continue reading

  

An insiders view of acne research?

18Jun

I conducted my first research on acne in 1974 as a final year undergraduate.  At that time, I had mild facial acne, which would persist, although I didn’t know it then, until I became pregnant, aged 37, in 1990.  I’m … Continue reading

  

Don’t Let Them Bring You Down

17Apr

I must say that I have reached a stage in my life where I have managed to come to some kind of terms with the fact that I suffer from severe eczema. I’ve stopped giving a damn about how I … Continue reading

  

The FreeFrom Skincare Awards 2013 shortlist is announced!

14Mar

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Almost 80 products from over 50 skincare manufacturers have made the shortlist of the second annual FreeFrom Skincare Awards, which has been announced today. Five brands lead the way with three shortlisted products each – Barefoot Botanicals, Botanicals, Green People, … Continue reading

  

London takes its place among healthcare innovation elite cities of the world

13Mar

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Jeremy Hunt launches London Centre of Innovation Excellence and new app library to help people live well. The UK’s worldwide reputation for innovation in healthcare will be sealed today as Jeremy Hunt launches London’s new centre of innovation excellence established … Continue reading

  

The skin as a battleground

26Dec

Sometimes in clinic we talk about how the skin can become a battleground. Perhaps as a territory that is the boundary between ourselves and our surroundings, it is easy to see how this can be. The scratching, picking, rubbing, biting, … Continue reading

  

Chelsea Physic Garden

4Dec

In deepest Chelsea, London UK, there is a gem often overlooked by international visitors. In the picture DrB stands between the Psychiatry and Dermatology beds in Chelsea Physic Garden. Containing almost 5000 plant species from all over the world, the … Continue reading

  

Underarm sweat and its relation to armpit acne

23Oct

The armpit is the area in the human body located beneath the joint that connects the arm and the shoulder. For most people, the armpit is the most ticklish part of their body. Another inherent characteristic of our armpit is … Continue reading

  

Need Tips To Get Rid Of Acne? Try These!

19Sep

Acne breakouts can make you feel depressed and worthless. Stop allowing acne to dictate how you live your life. If you follow the tips in this article, you will be on your way to clear and beautiful skin. By following … Continue reading

  

New survey aims to reveal if acne is part of growing up or a cause of silent misery for millions

17Sep

A new survey has been launched this week by the British Skin Foundation (BSF) which looks at the impact that acne has on sufferers in the UK. The national skin disease research charity is keen to uncover the scale of … Continue reading

  

Living with Rosacea – How to spot it, live with it and move on…

16Jul

I’d never even heard of Rosacea until my late 30’s when I began to notice a persistent redness around the ‘t-section’ of my face which was subsequently diagnosed as Rosacea. Rosacea can often be triggered by stress or anxiety, this … Continue reading

  

The Ultimate Guide To Getting Rid Of Acne

22Jun

Every acne patient has one question burning in their minds. How can I get rid of this? What can I do to get clear skin? Often dermatologists are powerless to help, and acne always comes back. The web is full … Continue reading

  

Can Antioxidants Cure Acne?

14Jun

Chances are you’ve read about antioxidants in the popular media. Antioxidants protect the body against free radicals and other forms of inflammatory damage. Free radicals have been linked to many health problems ranging from heart disease to cancer. A recent … Continue reading

  

Make your own herb-infused base oils

12Jun

I’ve just made two herb-infused base oils, Marigold and Lavender.  Base oils are great for making your own creams, massage oils, salves, liniments, plaisters and even suppositories for your first aid kit. You can also make your own skincare products … Continue reading

  

Cleansing oils for greasy / oily skin ?!

12Jun

As strange as it may seem, cold-pressed, unrefined vegetable and nut oils make excellent cleansers for greasy skin. They not only impart nutrients to the skin, but dissolve grime and dirt from the surface. These oils work because when the … Continue reading

  

3 Reasons You Should Consider Green Tea As Your Next Acne Treatment

11Jun

A lot has been written about health benefits of green tea. It’s said to help you lose weight and fight heart disease. But did you know what green tea can also treat acne? In this post we’ll look at three … Continue reading

  

Seaweed cuts acne spots by two thirds

29May

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Acne, a distressing complaint largely affecting teens and young adults, has been shown to respond well when treated with seaweed. A new clinical trial of acne treatments containing seaweed extract has confirmed the healing power of seaweed. In the trial, … Continue reading

  

Centre for Appearance Research International Conference

24May

The Centre for Appearance Research is pleased to announce Appearance Matters 5. This two day international conference will be highlighting the current research and good practice around psychology and appearance, including body image, visible difference, the role of the media, … Continue reading

  

Rosacea and my eyes

23Apr

Sorry its been a while since I have written on this blog- life has been very hectic and very stressful. With lots happening within my business and personal life my stress levels have been going through the roof and my … Continue reading

  

Acne – A Herbalist’s View

20Mar

Acne usually starts at puberty and tends to affect males more than females.  Usually it’s the face, neck chest and upper back that are affected. Although acne is often triggered by puberty it can persist once puberty is over. Layers … Continue reading

  

Why Do I Have Sensitive Skin?

15Mar

I have always had sensitive skin from a very early age and dread to think how much I have spent over the years. Buying the latest claimed product for sensitive skin to find that I react and it goes into … Continue reading