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Skin 101 - Skincare advice

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.

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.

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.

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 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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