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How to treat a dry, itchy or oily scalp

Socially embarrassing and physically uncomfortable, scalp skin problems such as itching, dryness or oil (even sometimes all three) can be very stressful for the sufferer. Let's have a look at what can cause the skin on your scalp to act up, and how you can treat it.

How adding more seeds to your diet can help improve your acne

Another week, another super food! After avocados, kale and goji berries, it's now all about seeds. Stuffed with nutrients, the tiny little grains are gaining rave reviews and are an essential part of our diet. So, will they improve our skin? Can seeds really help us deal with breakouts? We check with Charlie Hagan, head of training and nutrition at Hagan & Pappin in London.

Environmental factors that can affect acne

Too much stress and too little sleep all too often go hand in hand with city life, as does a dull, lacklustre complexion. And for those with skin that's prone to acne, urban life can make matters worse. Sun, smog and a hectic lifestyle set the stage for breakouts, but these tips can help prevent their effects from taking a toll on your skin.

SOS - Irritated bottom

;Nappy rash affects most babies at some point and is a benign condition Symptoms include irritation and redness and generally persist for 2-4 days Care for your baby's nappy rash by gently cleaning the area and soothing it with a protective, restorative cream

How to care for dry, itchy, eczema prone skin

How to manage dry, itchy, eczema-prone skin Learn how to manage eczema-prone skin and break the itch-scratch cycle If you have dry, itchy and eczema-prone skin, or have a child who does, you’ll be all too familiar with the impact it can have on your everyday life. From the way it looks to the discomfort it brings, you may find that your dry skin lowers your confidence and leaves you feeling itchy and irritable. So how can you help to ease the discomfort and form good and lasting habits that can help to reduce flareups?

How to treat Eczematous Lesions?

● Blisters are most commonly associated with dyshidrotic eczema, allergic contact dermatitis and irritant contact dermatitis. ● These extremely itchy eczema lesions usually develop on the sides of fingers, toes, palms and soles of the feet. ● Look for a PH-neutral topical ointment to soothe the skin while it heals.

Shaving sensitive skin: How to prevent shaving rash

Shaving can be a chore even when your skin is in perfect nick - it's doubly daunting when you are in the midst of a breakout. Ideally you should take a break until your skin heals but sometimes rugged stubble just won't cut it. Follow our top tips to ensure you get a perfect close shave without irritating your skin further.

Hormonal acne: could hormones be the cause of your acne?

You had flawless skin throughout your teens only to start breaking out in your mid-20s. You eat a balanced diet, exercise regularly and have a suitable skincare routine, yet suddenly you look and feel like you're 30 going on 13. Read on to find out how hormones could be to blame for your blemishes.

Can stress cause acne?

We've all been through times of high stress and suffered the consequences including sleepless nights, weight fluctuations and even hair loss. But prolonged bouts of worrying can also take their toll on your skin. For Dr Sarah Wakelin, makes a direct link between the skin and the mind. And there is growing evidence that stress can be an important factor in adult acne.
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