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How to care for eczema around eyes

Eczema can be uncomfortable wherever it appears on the body. Your eyes are one of the most sensitive and vulnerable parts of the body though, so you’ll want to make sure you treat the skin condition right here. Irritated skin around your eyes and eczema on eyelids can also make wrinkles appear more prominent. Read on for our recommendations on how to avoid getting eczema around eyes and how to soothe the skin if you do.

4 bad habits that can be harmful to your skin

The health and quality of our skin relies on a number of factors including our lifestyle, sleep quality and skincare routine. But if you’re still finding that your complexion doesn’t have that healthy glow that you’re aiming for, it could be down to some common bad habits. Here we take a look at 4 skin-damaging habits and how you can counteract their effects.

How to protect and restore your skin barrier

Discover why your skin’s natural barrier is so important and how protecting it is the secret to a happy, radiant complexion. Plus, we reveal the La Roche-Posay products that can help to repair a damaged barrier.

How to cleanse skin and remove makeup

Cleansing the skin each morning and evening is one of the most important ways you can help to maintain its health. Not only does this vital step remove makeup, pollution, dirt and debris from the day, it also helps to keep other concerns such as dehydration and breakouts at bay and maintain the skin’s barrier function. But with so many different products available and methods to try, how do you know where to start and what’s best for your skin type? Follow our simple tips to effective yet gentle cleansing.

The best hydrating mist to soothe red, dry or irritated skin

If you have red, dry, or irritated skin, you probably find that it feels quite comfortable in the morning once you’ve applied your usual serum and moisturiser. But as the day progresses and it becomes slightly more dehydrated, the irritation starts to build again. Your symptoms may also become worse due to environmental changes such as when the weather is warmer, you’re in a busy, polluted area, or the pollen count is high. Sounds familiar? You could benefit from a hydrating mist. A simple and effective way of soothing discomfort, read on to find out more about our Toleriane Ultra 8 Soothing Spray and why you should incorporate it into your routine.

How do I know what my skin type is?

An estimated 80% of women wear the wrong size bra. It seems surprising that it could be so common to make a mistake in choosing what feels right for your body, but the same can be said of people knowing their correct skin type.

Of course, skin isn’t a fingerprint and changes day to day, month to month and age, sex and diet can all affect it, but it will often have a tendency to a particular skin type, depending on how much sebum it produces. So it makes sense that people could be mistaken when choosing the correct products for their skin’s needs. Plus, the three main categories of dry, normal/combination and oily skin types often overlap in real life.

If you’re thinking what is my skin type, here’s how to correctly identify your skin’s needs and the daily care routine and lifestyle that can help you meet them.

Sun safety: How to check moles on your skin

Over the last decade, melanoma skin cancer mortality rates have increased by 7% in the UK, but 86% of these cases are preventable. This is why understanding sun safety and knowing how to protect your skin on a daily basis is so important. Read on to find everything you need to know about sun safety – from checking your moles, to the difference between UVA and UVB rays, and preventing sun damage with broad-spectrum sunscreen.
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