Skin problems

  • 1 Helping hands against the cold
    The calendar may not yet say it's winter, but the cold is beginning to nip, and, along with our faces, our hands are one of the first places we notice the lower temperatures. It's not just the discomfort...

  • 2 Mission: younger-looking skin
    The passing years will inevitably leave their mark on the skin. But there are a number of things we can do to slow down the process and lessen the signs of ageing. Experts from Olay have set out seven...

  • 3 How menopause affects your skin
    When menopause is mentioned, we tend to think of hot flushes as the most common symptom, but they certainly aren't the only one. Along with changes to blood vessels, bones and metabolism, a lot of women...

  • 4 Neck and cleavage: at risk from the sun
    All year round we lavish care and attention on our faces, but all too often we neglect necks and decolletage only to get a rude awakening when the summer comes and necklines plunge to reveal more cleavage....

  • 5 Stop the sag
    Sagging skin affects some parts of the body in particular: buttocks, breasts, arms and especially the abdomen. These are the areas where loss of skin tone is especially noticeable. But what causes it and...

  • 6 Liver spots and other pigmentation problems
    Freckles, solar lentigo, liver spots... whatever you call them, these alterations in skin pigmentation are likely to affect us all as we get older. Studies indicate that pigmentation problems are up there...

  • 7 Not simply cellulite
    Cellulite isn't one single problem, although the different types do have one thing in common: they all affect women more often than men. They tend to evolve slowly and affect different parts of the body,...

  • 8 Nightly cleansing – essential for healthy skin
    Sometimes you're so tired at the end of the day that you just want to go to bed and forget about your cleansing routine. It's a big temptation – after all, can one day make that much difference?...

  • 9 Tread softly
    Not only are calluses and patches of hard skin on the feet unsightly, they can also be incredibly painful. What makes this worse for sufferers is the tendency to think it's their own fault. In fact, there...

  • 10 Stretch marks: is weight gain the only cause?
    Did you think that stretch marks – known by dermatologists as striae – only happened to pregnant women, or when the skin undergoes rapid stretching? Most people tend to believe that these streaks...

  • 11 Acne: adolescent angst and beyond
    When you're an adolescent and your skin erupts in pimples just before a big date, it can be tempting to reassure yourself that at least you'll grow out of in a few years. Sadly, it isn't quite as simple...

  • 12 A baker's dozen of dry skin secrets
    We don't think we'll be revealing any secrets by reminding you that moisturising is the key to dealing with dry skin: no doubt you found that out long ago. But we do think we've got a few tips you might...

  • 13 Beauty question: Just how important is a night cream?
    Have you ever wondered whether you really need to use a night cream? Most of us are fairly well informed about day-time moisturising care and the need to protect our skin from the daily grind, but just...

  • 14 Your skin's worst enemies
    Internal and external, personal and social, a range of factors affects how your skin ages. But many of these factors are lifestyle choices and in at least some of the cases you can take control: ...

  • 15 How to care for combination skin
    The first step in looking after your skin is to understand it and to recognise what type it is. Pay attention and see how it reacts and you'll be able to determine if your skin type is dry, sensitive,...

  • 16 What to do about sunburn
    We all know we should use sun screen lotion in the summer, but sometimes things don't go quite as they should. Maybe it was a cloudy day when you sat outside in a sleeveless top and didn't notice your...

  • 17 What to do about sunburn
    We all know we should use sun screen lotion in the summer, but sometimes things don't go quite as they should. Maybe it was a cloudy day when you sat outside in a sleeveless top and didn't notice your...

  • 18 Steamy solutions? Is steam good or bad for the skin?
    Most of us enjoy soaking in a hot bath, and find the moist atmosphere the water vapour creates both relaxing and enjoyable. Certainly steam is a simple enough beauty aid, but how can you be sure it's really...



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