A multi-disciplinary approach to scar treatment
Patients with scars should be treated by an entire team of medical specialists who can offer them help and support in variety of different areas, say two experts in the field.
The three major factors that can cause eczema
Eczema is a common, chronic inflammatory skin disorder affecting up to 20% of children in the UK and 5% of adults. On the skin, eczema is recognisable as dry, scaly, red, itchy patches. In the last few decades, there has been a two to three-fold increase in the rates of eczema.
Eczema-prone skin? You probably need to ‘feed your filaggrin’
Many people with eczema-prone skin rely on potions and lotions to control their symptoms. But what if there was a new way to tackle the root problem?
How can I treat my eczema most effectively?
There's a lot of misinformation online about how best to keep eczema under control. Plenty of emollient – and topicals steroids for flare-ups – is the way to go.
Offering the best treatments to your patients may mean leaving the constraints of traditional organisations
After Dr Neil Walker had learnt to treat skin cancer and other dermatological conditions with the most advanced techniques, he found the only way to provide them was to establish his own clinic.
How to ease dry, itchy skin without needing to seek medical treatment
No one likes dry, itchy skin, but it can affect us all - especially in the cold winter months. Luckily, O'Keeffe's Company offer a range of products which guarantee relief for extremely dry, itchy skin.
Psoriasis won't stop Miss Europe World summiting Europe’s highest peak
Taunted and teased at school, many who suffer from skin conditions never recover. Luissa Burton hopes that sharing her experience will allow others to plot a way through the clouds.
Year-round UV-ray protection for eyes has arrived
Our eyes are precious, yet we may not be aware of how wide-ranging the damage caused by constant exposure to the sun might be year-round.
More dermatology training needed for GPs
70 years of the NHS has seen many changes. What has not changed is the way services for people with skin disease are delivered. There remains a lack of dermatological education for all doctors in medical school.
Keeping your skin safe all year round
Do you have fair skin? You could be at greater risk of cancer.
‘Ocean Brothers’ row the Atlantic for skin cancer awareness
After losing a father and stepfather to skin cancer, Jude Massey and Greg Bailey challenged themselves to row across the Atlantic, to raise awareness and funds.
The three-step approach to problem skin
Problem skin affects nearly everyone at some point in their lives. Beauty blogger Vicki Psarias shares the secrets of establishing a skincare regimen to help you look good and boost your confidence.
One woman’s vitiligo story offers hope to others
Growing up can be hard enough, but for those with vitiligo the normal teenage worries about appearance are increased significantly.
There's more to it than just cutting out a suspicious mole
At the British Skin Foundation we know that skin cancer can kill. Worryingly, people assume that suspicious moles can be simply ‘cut out’ of the skin but we know that isn’t always the case.
Coping with childhood eczema: 5 top tips
Advice for families from the founder of Eczema Outreach Scotland.
How to look after your skin during cancer treatment
Finding out you have cancer is life changing and the added stress of the appearance related side-effects can feel overwhelming.
Why we all need to be mindful of the skin we're in
The psychological impact of skin diseases must not be minimised says Dr Anthony Bewley, Consultant Dermatologist with Barts Health NHS Trust.
Katie Piper campaigns for a world 'not limited by scars'
Katie Piper is an author, TV presenter, advocate and charity campaigner. She founded the Katie Piper Foundation to help people with burns and scars to reconnect with their lives and their communities.
Why skin conditions are having a major effect on the NHS
It’s imperative to be aware of skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis and skin cancer. Depending on the condition, they can have a severe impact on quality of life and even overall life expectancy.
Emilia Fox Interview: Health tips and raising awareness for skin protection
Emilia Fox is working to raise awareness of the sun’s harmful Infrared-A rays. Making up almost a third of the sun’s rays, they are the most deeply penetrating and can cause both short and long-term skin damage.
Top 5 skin health tips
Whilst a lucky few are genetically blessed with glowing skin, the vast majority require a good skin care routine and sensible lifestyle choices. Dr Anjali Mahto gives us her top tips.
The changing face of skin cancer
With more than a seven-fold increase in forty years, melanoma is a major health concern, calling for better awareness and prevention. But thanks to advancements in cancer treatment, more people with the disease are living longer.
How to deal with skin rashes
‘A rash’ is not a specific diagnosis, but describes an abnormal change in skin colour or texture and may be caused by a virus, such as chicken pox, shingles or measles.
Understanding Psoriasis: a common skin disorder
Psoriasis affects around 2% of people in the UK. The exact cause of psoriasis is unknown, but experts say that a combination of genetic susceptibility and environmental factors contribute to the development of the disease.
Prevention and symptoms of melanoma
A report by the health think tank The Kings Fund found that just under half of specialist work now relates to skin cancers, yet many people aren’t aware of what it is and what the signs and symptoms are.
Treating eczema: the power of knowledge
Without good management, life with eczema can be desperately miserable – but being informed means the scratch can be more easily soothed.
How America's next top model beat the odds
CariDee English, from North Dakota, won America’s Next Top Model – and a victory over the debilitating psoriasis she has fought almost her entire life.
Top tips for dealing with eczema and psoriasis
Dr Michael Arden-Jones, consultant dermatologist at University Hospital Southampton, gives his expert advice on how to manage two of the UK’s most common skin conditions.
Working towards a better future for skin treatment
Our skin is a very special organ. It works around the clock to protect us and keep us healthy on the inside.