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


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


How do I get rid of forehead wrinkles?

Forehead wrinkles are extremely common, I will go on to explain what forehead wrinkles are, what causes them and how it is possible to get rid of your forehead wrinkles. Are forehead wrinkles normal? Forehead wrinkles are a normal part


How Do I Know My Anti-Ageing Treatment is Working?

So you've purchased your anti-ageing treatment from Dermatica - but how do you know if it's working? Well, the key question here is... Do you look younger? This is the obvious question to ask yourself! But what are you really

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How Quickly Does Tretinoin Work?

What is Tretinoin? Tretinoin belongs to a group of drugs called retinoids, which means they are Vitamin A derivatives. Tretinoin is a topical (applied to the skin) form of Vitamin A that helps the skin renew itself and was first

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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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A Guide To Anti-Ageing For The Modern Man

Anti-ageing for men is all about one thing: subtlety. The key things are smooth, even-toned but not necessarily wrinkle-free skin. This is because the natural facial lines in men are, according to tradition at least, an integral part of what