Shedding Light on Skincare

Dermatological advice for people with Black skin by Dr. Mary Sommerlad Does skin colour affect the way we treat it? We asked consultant dermatologist Dr Mary Sommerlad to shed light on the specific skincare concerns faced by black people. All


Introducing Azelaic Acid

Most of us have at one point faced the most common of all skincare problems: acne. No less bothersome, however, is its aftereffect—the leftover brownish marks or discolorations known as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH). The psychological distress caused by acne and


How to tell if your skin is sensitive or overloaded

Sensitive skin is more common than you think and affects over 50% of the general population. But, just because you react to a particular product, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you have sensitive skin.  The more products you use on

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What To Do If You Fall Asleep With Your Makeup On After A Night Out

Do you religiously remove your makeup before sleeping every day? The answer to this may be 'yes' for the most diligent of us. However, there will always be the odd occasion where we have not done what we know the

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Everything You Need To Know About Acne In Summer

Acne is a common skin condition which can become more problematic in the summer. To understand how to minimise any flares in the summer months, it’s important to understand some basic principles behind the cause of acne. What causes acne? Acne is

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Holiday Skincare Tips: How To Look After Your Skin This Summer

So you are counting down the days until you finally get to go on your summer holiday. Whether it’s a lazy week on a beach in Greece, an activity-filled Mediterranean cruise - or a week of partying in Marbella, here

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Can I Use Retinoids In Summer?

There's no reason why you should stop using retinoids in summer - as long as you protect your skin from the sun! Retinoids can make you more susceptible to sunburn as they act as exfoliators, but we also know from

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How To Layer Your Retinoid With Your Other Skincare Products

Just because you have now upgraded to prescription-strength retinoids such as Tretinoin to deal with your primary skin concerns, doesn’t mean you need to ditch your entire arsenal of favourite skincare products. A retinoid can be used at the same time

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Prescription Retinoids vs High Street Products

Apart from The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, none of us can escape the reality of ageing. As we age we develop wrinkles, changes in the skin’s pigment, loss of elasticity,  and our skin becomes more translucent. Humans have sought

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Your Treatment Guide To Acne

To get the most benefit from your acne treatment, please stick to the following treatment guidelines: -Only apply your Dermatica topical acne treatment at night, before bed. -Your Dermatica topical acne treatment will make your skin more sensitive to burning