BSF - sensitive skin


ASK THE EXPERT - BSF and talkhealth teamed up to offer our community the opportunity to put their sensitive skin questions to our panel of dermatology experts. Dr Anton Alexandroff and Dr Emma Wedgeworth joined us to give advice and support for looking after sensitive skin in cold weather, the best ingredients for your skin or which ones to avoid along with many other helpful tips. The clinic is now closed but you can view the questions and answers here.

British Skin Foundation (BSF) is the only UK charity dedicated to raising funds for skin disease and skin cancer research. Visit the British Skin Foundation charity page to find out more.

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  • Dr Anton Alexandroff

    Consultant Dermatologist, Honorary Senior Lecturer & British...

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  • Dr Emma Wedgeworth

    Consultant Dermatologist & BSF spokesperson

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