Finally, we have some sunshine and isn’t it lovely! Except that the sudden gorgeous sunshine, means inevitably people are likely to get sunburned skin. If you have had too much sun exposure here are some natural remedies for sunburn with soothing and healing properties.
Acne affects most people at some time in their lives, causing a lack of confidence and low self-esteem. With an almost desperate need to get clearer skin, it is common to use many skincare products and antibiotic treatments. But, looking at what is happening in your body that causes your acne can be a better […]
This 2018 review discusses the treatment of acne vulgaris, usually known as acne. Comparing acupuncture with conventional drug treatments, for this common, chronic skin condition. What causes acne? Researchers believe that four main factors influence acne formation: follicular keratinisation, in which cells lining the hair follicles, instead of being shed onto the skin’s surface, clump […]
Psoriasis is the chronic skin condition that causes red and crusty patches of skin with silvery scales. These often occur on the elbows or knees but can appear anywhere on the body. This recent systematic review in the American Journal of Clinical Dermatology discusses natural treatments for psoriasis. Here, I summarise the findings for some of […]
Cold sores are the result of a very common and persistent infection caused by the herpes simplex virus. We recognise the infection as small blisters that usually occur on the lips or around the mouth. These blisters or sores can be painful, with burning or itching, and may last up to three weeks without treatment. […]
Venous leg ulcers are a chronic wound that can take months to heal. They cause pain, itching, swelling and feelings of being unwell. They can also have a dramatic impact on quality of life. Yet conventional medicine has few options for treatment of skin ulcers. The standard care combines cleaning and dressing of the wound. Plus […]
Acne vulgaris is a common skin condition. More than 85% of teenagers are affected. As well as an increasing number of adult women. I have previously written about the dietary changes that can help to reduce the problem. In this post, I discuss some recent research about pomegranate and acne causing bacteria. See my post […]
Acne is a common and chronic skin condition in the UK. In fact, it affects almost all adolescents and around half of adults. And, the numbers of affected people appears to be increasing. As a herbalist, I regularly see patients with acne and help them to achieve clearer skin. If you have acne, try this […]