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SLS is a known irritant to human skin. But if it’s only in contact with your skin for a short time, it’s probably OK. from www.shutterstock.com

What is sodium lauryl sulfate and is it safe to use?

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.
Eczema, which is common in babies, is itchy and painful. silentalex88/Shutterstock.com

Applying live bacteria to skin improves eczema

In this clinical trial, the first of its kind, physicians explore whether directly applying a 'good' strain of bacteria to the skin can heal eczema
Many people cover their face with makeup every day, potentially causing irritation. from www.shutterstock.com.au

Health Check: is makeup bad for your skin?

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.
Allergies are becoming more frequent in the western world. Al Fed/Flickr

What are allergies and why are we getting more of them?

Allergies are reactions caused by the immune system as it responds to environmental substances that are usually harmless. But we don't yet have a cure or the ability to prevent them from developing.

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