Beauty And Skin

Keeping your skin healthy

We're tough on our skin Not only with the products we often use on our skin, but with the daily self-criticism we endure every time we look in the mirror, dwelling over every little bump and blemish. But Hush! A rogue pimple isn't necessarily a sign of bad skin. Is...

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Tips that help with anti-ageing

There's no doubt cancer treatment, hospital stays, etc. make one look years older Hospital food is bad for the complexion, and lack of water makes you dehydrated which is bad for the skin Drugs dry out your skin - and dry skin shows off fine lines, wrinkles etc. But,...

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Playing the system to mix NHS /Private treatment

Sun's out - and I realise I have a couple of suspicious moles. I need to get them checked out If I were European, I would go to a local chemist or medical centre and there would be someone who would examine the moles - then tell me if they were/weren't supicious....

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Sorting out ‘Straw’ Hair and other skin problems

Help for hair Trying to restore shine to replace the thatch that sits where once was glossy hair, I was left feeling I shouldn't be so vain when I foolishly tried to ask Oncologists for help.  Most women believe hair is our crowning glory, and after cancer treatment...

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Try Organic

‘Try Before You Buy Organic’ That’s the message Botanicals is promoting in the run-up to the Soil Association’s Organic Beauty & Wellbeing Week, 15th to 21st May ’17.  Also, a free ‘Try Me’ pot will be included with every order placed with Botanicals during the...

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Very personal care

In2mate is a new naturally rejuvenating & reparative intimate skincare range   This skincare range has been developed to help those who have problems of an 'intimate' nature. What we may not realise is that our Intimate skin is often badly affected by cancer...

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Stop your skin drying out in the sun

Are you finding Sun a mixed blessing?  I LOVE the Sun!  But do realise it does your skin no favours; if not careful you can end up looking like a 'dried prune'.  There is a famous TV travel programme presenter, who loved having a tan, but ended up with a raddled face...

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Hurray for Sun – but don’t have too much!

It's SALE time for top suntan creams  Cancer survivors have to be EXTRA careful in the sun. But when the Sun comes out there can be a problem.   We have all become used to slapping on the sun cream.  But now we are told we must allow our skin to be exposed to the...

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Prepare your skin for summer

Skin reflects our state of health Warmer weather brings problems for survivors with 'compromised' skin.  Itching, scaly patches, itching, etc.  This could be drug side effects - even years  after you finished taking these. I am NOT medically qualified, but it's not...

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Wind and Snow play havoc with skin

Dry skin is one of the side effects of cancer treatment - Snow and bitter winds make skin suffer more During cancer treatment my skin looked like this:  And my NHS dermatologist told me this was due to old age!!!!!!  So I went to France where no doctor would dare to...

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