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by Dr Emma Wedgeworth
Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Sensitive Skin
Topic: Sensitive skin products for Psoriasis?
Replies: 1
Views: 646

Re: Sensitive skin products for Psoriasis?

Hi there, If you have active psoriasis on your face, I would try and settle it down. I like to use a class of creams known as calcineurin inhibitors for facial psoriasis. Then I would use gentle hydrating skin care which is non-comedogenic. Vitamin A creams can sometimes be helpful for any spots/bre...
by Dr Emma Wedgeworth
Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Sensitive Skin
Topic: folliculitus
Replies: 1
Views: 643

Re: folliculitus

Hi there, You don't mention where the folliculitis is. Some people do have a tendency for their hair growth to irritate the follicle, or for hair removal eg shaving to just irritate the hair follicle. You may also have a slight imbalance of good/bad bacteria on your skin or a growth of an unusual ty...
by Dr Emma Wedgeworth
Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Sensitive Skin
Topic: Blemishes/skin pigmentation
Replies: 1
Views: 683

Re: Blemishes/skin pigmentation

Hi , difficult to say without seeing the areas. Does the pigmentation come after a red irritated blemish? if so, you need to get to the root of the underlying blemishes. Is this acne or spots or something else? Stick to a simple skin care routine with non-pore blocking ingredients. Make sure you use...
by Dr Emma Wedgeworth
Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Sensitive Skin
Topic: MENOPAUSE ACNE
Replies: 1
Views: 1210

Re: MENOPAUSE ACNE

Sorry to hear this, we definitely know this can happen to some women going through the menopause. ensure all your skin care and make up is non-comedogenic ie non-pore blocking. Strip skin care routines right back to a cleanser, moisturiser and sunscreen. Try Salicyclic acid or benzyl peroxide contai...
by Dr Emma Wedgeworth
Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Sensitive Skin
Topic: ROSACEA
Replies: 1
Views: 1252

Re: ROSACEA

I'm so sorry to hear this. Please do pursue treatment. Metrogel is just the beginning. There are several other creams such as topical ivermectin, azelaic acid as well as oral antibiotics which can be really helpful. Do discuss this with your doctor. Remember to protect against UV and keep all skin c...
by Dr Emma Wedgeworth
Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Sensitive Skin
Topic: Allergy to SPF Products
Replies: 1
Views: 599

Re: Allergy to SPF Products

Hi there,
Have you been patch tested? You need to see a dermatologist to arrange a testing called photo-patch testing. They can work out which exact SPF product you are allergic to and then you can avoid this product. Alternatively, have you tried a purely physical sunscreen?
BW
by Dr Emma Wedgeworth
Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Sensitive Skin
Topic: Milia on my face
Replies: 1
Views: 1229

Re: Milia on my face

Hi there, The use of oils and heavy, rich creams may be making the milia worse. Stick with products made for sensitive skin which are non-pore blocking (non-comedogenic). Ensure you are not using any foaming cleansers or harsh toners with your dry skin. Milia can be helped by the use of a vitamin A ...
by Dr Emma Wedgeworth
Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Sensitive Skin
Topic: Sensitive skin
Replies: 1
Views: 1288

Re: Sensitive skin

Yes, Diprobase is essentially a medical moisturiser known as an emollient. It's primary function is to hydrate the skin and repair your skin barrier. Always stick to non-fragranced moisturisers and if you find creams to irritating, you may find that ointment emollients are better.

Hope that helps.
by Dr Emma Wedgeworth
Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Sensitive Skin
Topic: Skin Tags.
Replies: 1
Views: 747

Re: Skin Tags.

HI Chris,
They can be removed by your doctor using surgery - snipping them or burning them off. Alternatively at home, try tying a very thin piece of cotton around them quite tight to see if you can encourage them to scab over and come off. Be careful though, only do one at a time.

BW
by Dr Emma Wedgeworth
Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Sensitive Skin
Topic: Sensitive Skin
Replies: 1
Views: 544

Re: Sensitive Skin

Hi there, Great question. As you know, our skin gets more sensitive in the winter. Colder air, less humidity, more heating, all increases water loss from our skin and affects skin barrier function. Start simple. Turn down the heating a degree or two. Avoid excessively hot baths. Make sure the washes...
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