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.
Can acupuncture improve acne?
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 […]
Topical herbal and natural treatments for psoriasis
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 […]
Stop cold sores coming back
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. […]
Best herbal remedies to heal skin ulcers
Healing skin ulcers is not something to be taken lightly. A venous leg ulcer is actually a chronic wound and so needs careful and safe treatment. A skin ulcer is an open sore that can take months to improve. They can also be very painful and may itch. If you have a skin ulcer, it can also […]
Pomegranate fights acne causing bacteria
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 The […]
The acne diet plan – 30 days to clearer skin
Acne vulgaris is common in the UK. This chronic skin condition affects almost all adolescents and around half of adults. And, more people than ever are having breakouks. As a herbalist, I regularly see patients with acne and help them to achieve clearer skin. In this post, I discuss my acne free diet plan. This […]
Rosacea and the gut-skin connection
Rosacea is a common inflammatory facial skin condition. In fact it may affect up to 10% fair-skinned people of Northern European descent. People with rosacea often also report having digestive symptoms. So, could this be another condition showing a link between gut health and the skin? Symptoms of rosacea Symptoms usually occur in older people. […]