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Over the years, I’ve frequently been asked to outline my skincare regime; it’s evolved over time, but with a few consistent elements. My programme has been stable for several years, and here it is: Daily cleansing I have always had oily skin, so I cleanse at least twice a day; in the morning, in the […]

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Experts say there’s only so much we can do about having beautiful skin. It’s 50% genetics, and most of the balance is what not to do: don’t smoke, drink, tan, sleep with makeup on, et cetera. As far as what to put on our skin to keep it beautiful, the list is short: sunscreen and […]

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I’ve recently been communicating with online skincare groups, helping dispel some of the myths surrounding intractable skin conditions such as rosacea. Unfortunately, there is a great deal of misinformation, which can exacerbate suffering and hinder healing. I posted this open letter on a thread in Google Groups, but I felt that it was important enough […]

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I’m not a clumsy person, I’m a graceful person who doesn’t look where she’s going. And thanks to that fact, along with walking in shorts rain or shine (or snow or sleet), walking with a big heavy dog who has her own ideas about when to stop or slow down, and exceptionally cold, humid mornings, […]

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Add this to the million other reasons to quit smoking: Smoking makes it harder to save face – and body. According to the article, observers in a study rated the skin of smokers as being wrinklier compared to the skin of non-smokers. The study used photos of the skin of participants’ upper arms. The article […]

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Rosacea is a little-understood skin condition characterised by thickened, red skin, pustules and blisters, and prominent blood vessels. Ocular rosacea is a subset of this condition whose symptoms include red, itchy, swollen, weeping eyes.   I can’t say for certain that I had ocular rosacea; for a few months I noticed that I regularly had bloodshot, […]

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