You can prevent your skin becoming dry and inflamed with some simple steps. And if you do develop dermatitis, it's important to seek early medical help.
If you looked at the ingredient list on your body wash, shampoo, toothpaste and cleaning products, you'd probably find most contain sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS). It is a known irritant to human skin.
Hives are incredibly common and most people find antihistamines help relieve this itchy skin rash. But for some, hives persist, so they have to try other treatments.
Common emollients used to treat skin conditions are a hidden fire risk in most homes.
A botched beauty procedure can be more than just unsightly – it can be dangerous. Here are some things to keep in mind when seeking a skin treatment.
How well laser therapy works depends on your type of hair and skin, the type of laser and the skill of the person operating it.
Exposure to the sun every other day produces more skin pigment than sunbathing every day – but protection is still vital.
Mosquitoes are picky about who they bite but it's not actually "us" that they're smelling when they choose their next meal...
A "how to" on avoiding and resolving chilblains this winter.
Many people have an appearance of dark circles on the lower eyelids, and they have many different causes.
Research shows eating foods with a lower glycaemic load, and more fruits and vegetables, will improve your complexion.
Deadly skin conditions are rare, but can be misdiagnosed.
Whenever summer rolls around, it's easy to forget the basics of sunscreen. How long should I wait after applying it to go in the sun, and how long can I stay in the sun with it on?
For minor superficial complaints, microdermabrasion and skin needling aren't bad options.
Many of us would have seen, if not tried, various products claiming to clean the dirt out of our pores. But do we need to?
Many of us cover our faces with foundation and other beauty products every day. Here's what we know about whether they are doing us damage.
A US study into whether a new drug can give us a tan without going into the sun generated headlines around the world. Here's what the study really says.
Hair loss from alopecia areata can be embarrassing and distressing for people of all ages. But new treatments are being trialled.
South African geneticists and international counterparts have traced the origins of a genetic peeling disorder, Oudtshoorn skin, and discovered the mutation that causes it.
Energy from the sun's rays can cause skin damage and cancers. Sunscreens can absorb or reflect the dangerous UV light. Here's how it works.