Why do I get breakouts after eyebrow threading?

‘Breakouts’ after eyebrow threading are usually one of two things – irritation or folliculitis.  If you develop some minor redness and a few tiny little ‘bumps’, this may be a simple irritant reaction. For mild irritant reactions, a soothing aloe vera gel might be all you need (wash your hands before applying it!).  However, if this doesn’t help, a couple …

What is psoriasis?

You may have recently heard that Kim Kardashian suffers with psoriasis, so I thought you may want to find out more about this condition. What is psoriasis, how does it look and how can it be treated? Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin disease affecting 2–4% of the population. It runs in families in about a third of patients. Psoriasis …

What are retinoids and how do they work?

Retinoid is the family name for all vitamin A derivatives, both prescription versions such as tretinoin and adapalene, as well as over the counter (OTC, non-prescription) versions. Three of the best-known non-prescription retinoids are retinol (vitamin A), retinaldehyde (retinal) and retinyl-palmitate (an ester of Vitamin A). Retinyl-palmitate is the most commonly used retinoid in skincare, as it’s easiest to formulate. …

Teenage acne

1. What are the main causes of acne ? Acne is caused by multiple factors including hormonal imbalances (that’s why it’s often worse in teenagers, during this hormonal adjustment period), overproduction of oil, clogging of pores by keratin (now the excess oil is trapped!), genetic predisposition and a tendency for inflammation in the hair follicle. The first step is always …

The Eudelo January Face Fix

I am sure we all had a little too much alcohol and sugar and too little sleep (think Christmas parties…) over the festive season. So, in today’s blog post, I am going to talk about what we can do to minimise the damage! But first a quick recap on why the above could be a problem for our skin in …

Rosacea in December – how to avoid a ‘bad skin month’!

We all want our skin to look perfect at Christmas and red cheeks competing with Santa Claus’ outfit for attention certainly do not fit into this dream. However, this is a sad reality for many rosacea sufferers, as December can take its toll on rosacea skin. Cold weather and central heating combined with increased consumption of alcohol and indulgent party …

Party Season & The Skin Dermatologist Top Tips

We all dream of our skin looking picture perfect at Christmas, whether for the office party or for that special moment under the mistletoe. However, the reality of the non-stop party season – otherwise known as December – can take its toll on our skin. Increased consumption of alcohol and indulgent party food combined with cold weather and central heating …

Who should do your filler treatment?

The other day I passed a hair salon that openly advertised not only cut and colour, but also injectable filler treatments. I was shocked! Why would anybody risk their health and have cosmetic injectables in a salon? Maybe it’s because people don’t realise that this may not be safe? So I thought it’s a good idea to write a blog …

Is doing a Liz Hurley really good for your skin?

Several newspapers are currently reporting that Liz Hurley applies moisturisers up to 10-times each day and are claiming that this habit may be the secret to her young-looking and glowing skin. You may have seen the article in the Daily Mail for example Is moisturising your skin 6- to 10-times per day really a good idea? As a cosmetic dermatologist …

New evidence on adult acne

While acne was formerly seen as an infectious skin disease, more recent data have revealed acne to be primarily an inflammatory process in the skin. Acne is therefore today seen as a chronic inflammatory skin condition (bacterial overgrowth is of course also present, but it’s not of single-handed importance, as was thought before). Overall, acne is a multifactorial process with …