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Everything You've Always Wanted to Know About Moles

Everything You've Always Wanted to Know About Moles

A mole, also called a naevus, consists of a mass of brown-coloured cells that are generally found in the skin or mucus membranes. Known as melanocytes, these are the cells behind tanning or dark skin. Children have no moles when they are born. They begin to appear between the age of six months and a year and then continue to appear until adulthood.
Everything You've Always Wanted to Know About Moles

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 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

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 often should you wash your face?

How often should you wash your face?

It’s something we do every day and predates most of our other skincare steps, but are you washing your face correctly, or even too much? We’re all guilty of going to bed without taking our makeup off or wiping away the dirt of the day at least once. Cleansing your face is perhaps the most important skincare step you can do though to prevent breakouts, dehydration and even ageing. Here’s how often you should cleanse your face and how to tell you’re doing it right.
How to cleanse skin and remove makeup

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

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?

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.

Acne hormones and lifestyle choices: The biology behind acne

Acne hormones and lifestyle choices: The biology behind acne

Acne is a common skincare concern that can affect many of us throughout our adult lives – from our teenage years, through pregnancy and even later in life. But what causes acne to develop and are there any ways that you can help to reduce it? Here we take a look at some of the most common causes of acne and the solutions to try.
how to care for cracked corners of the mouth

How to care for sore, cracked corners of the mouth

How to care for cracked corners of the mouth

If you’ve ever experience cracked sore corners around your mouth, you’ll know how uncomfortable it can be. From bleeding, blistering, swelling and crustiness, it can appear in a number of ways and also make the lips feel uncomfortable and dry. In some of the most severe cases, you may even experience a burning sensation on your lips or have an unpleasant taste in your mouth.

Here we take a look at some of the causes and treatments of cracked, sore corners of the mouth to help you address it as quickly as possible.

7 best cleansers for sensitive skin

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.
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La Roche-Posay's skincare ranges explained

La Roche-Posay's skincare ranges explained

At La Roche-Posay, we specialise in sensitivity and understand that this can affect all types of skin type – from blemish-prone, to dry and damaged. That’s why each of our skincare ranges is designed specifically to meet the needs of a number of common concerns .

Here we explain what’s unique about each range, the key ingredients within it, and how our dermatologist-approved products can help.

What is the best body moisturiser for dry skin?

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.

A Daily Skin Care Routine for Dehydrated, Sensitive Skin

Here's a skincare routine designed to restore your skin's moisture and keep it intensely hydrated, morning, noon and night skin can feel tight and uncomfortable, with an uneven, sometimes flaky texture. Follow this daily routine to invigorate your skin, restoring its natural moisture and your healthy glow.
What is the best body moisturiser for dry skin?

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.

Skincare routine order: The best order to apply skin care

We reveal the best order to apply your skincare, in the morning and before bed. From cleansers, to toners, retinols and moisturisers, do you know the order your favourite skincare should be applied in and why? The experts believe that getting this right can help you achieve the results you want and allow the active ingredients within them to complement one another.  
10 Aug 2020
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How to care for dry skin and dandruff under the eyebrows

How to care for dry skin and dandruff under the eyebrows

Dandruff is usually associated with our scalps but did you know that it can also appear underneath the eyebrows too? Affecting everyone from babies to adults, it’s thought to affect nearly 50% of the population. So how can you tell if you have eyebrow dandruff and what are the causes and treatments?

What is the best body moisturiser for dry skin?

Why does dry skin itch?

There's nothing worse than being uncomfortable in your own skin! What we do know is that dry, itchy skin is part of a vicious circle.
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The best Toleriane products for sensitive skin

The best Toleriane products for sensitive skin

If you’re new to La Roche-Posay’s Toleriane range, you’re probably keen to know more about it and how it can help your skin type. Toleriane is developed for the most sensitive, dry and reactive of skin, comprising a range of products developed for specific needs including itchiness and dryness.

In this simple guide, we help you to discover which Toleriane product is right for you and how it can help to address your specific concerns.

What is the best body moisturiser for dry skin?

The best multi-purpose skin healing cream for the whole family

Life with children is often jam-packed, which is why many parents are looking to simplify their daily routines. Lipikar Baume AP+ provides a one-stop solution to your whole family’s skin concerns, acting as a moisturizer, nappy rash balm, wound healing treatment and after-shave cream. Fragrance-free and paraben-free, Lipikar AP+ is suitable for all skin types.
does the sun help acne

Does the sun help acne?

Myths about acne and the sun

If you have acne-prone skin, you may feel that the sunshine helps to improve it. In fact, some people even believe that the sun can actually ‘burn off’ acne from the skin, encouraging them to use sun beds or spend too much time soaking up the rays. The truth is that over exposing the skin to the sun is damaging to all skin types, including acne-prone, so it should be enjoyed safely and responsibly.

This is due to UVA, UVB and infrared rays that penetrate the skin, causing oxidative stress and damage to our cellular DNA. This can lead to premature ageing such as lines, wrinkles and discolouration, and even more serious health concerns such as skin cancer. It also puts those with acne at greater risk of concerns such as post-acne pigmentation: a term used to describe the dark marks left after a spot or breakout has healed.

Acid in skincare products: three important acids you need to know about

While it might sound a little scary to think that there are acids in your skincare products, don't panic. Just as there are bacteria and oils that are good for us and those that aren't, certain acids are essential ingredients for effective skincare, especially when it comes to acne-prone skin. Introducing citric acid, salicylic-acid and capryloyl salicylic acid. Let's get to know them better.
10 Aug 2020

Thermal spring water: why it should be part of your skincare regime

Despite being used for thousands of years to treat skin conditions, so many of us are still unaware of the amazing benefits thermal spring water has on our skin. We are now being forced to take notice as skincare experts and skincare enthusiasts sing Thermal Spring Water's praises.
10 Aug 2020
What is the best body moisturiser for dry skin?

The best anti-aging cream: Sunscreen

An estimated 80% of skin aging is caused by UV exposure. Choose a sunscreen whose texture is suited to your skin type. Certain sunscreens can also protect against pollution and free radicals.

What is Micellar Water?

Micellar water is growing in popularity. Find out how this gentle, effective cleanser and makeup remover can purify your skin.
10 Aug 2020