Beauty And Skin

Keep your body oiled this winter

Cold winds are sweeping across Britain Create Natural Balance and Wellbeing With Botanicals Aromatic Organic Body Oils Winter's bitter winds can penetrate the thickest woollies, and dry out our skin.  So to keep them out,  Botanicals, the natural organic skincare...

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First Aid for Winter Faces

Stella Magazine mentions my favourite tip La Roche Posay comes up with a 'skin saver' Ever since LRP sent me their Hydraphase Intense Serum. I have been impressed.  So much so that I have given bottles of it to favourite girl friends for Christmas this year. Now,...

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Fighting Drugs – and how to combat side effects

Medical treatment today is like riding on a Yo-Yo Yes, drugs can help us get better.  But, there is a downside:  taking these, their side effects can see you scratching at itchy skin, and wondering if you have been invaded by a colony of fleas!. Three months in...

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Side Effects of antibiotics

Antibiotics can make us feel worse  before we get better - and play havoc with our skinMade to feel guilty that we rely too heavily on antibiotics, trying to avoid taking them is almost impossible. Recent stays in hospital meant I picked up three different Hospital...

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Free skincare on NHS

Get helpful skincare on NHS for free  Dry skin is cancer patients bugbear - or this ..... Three days after starting on Tamoxifen, my body looked like this in some places, in others it had scaly patches you could peel off - quite interesting.  My face - wasn't pretty....

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Patients can be Whistleblowers too

When drugs cause skin problems - what it's like being a Whistleblower 30 pairs of eyes stared at me At a meeting of PCAG (Patient Committee Advisory Group) volunteers at my cancer hospital, everyone was staring accusingly at me, Things hadn't gone well with my...

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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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Luxury skincare for cancer survivors

The Luxury skincare market is often made up of small companies, who may not have enough resources to undertake clinical trials of their products, nor be big enough to satisfy the demands of associations. But they provide excellent products, tailor-made for their...

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