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Notes on Dermatitis

Dermatitis is an umbrella term for many different types of skin inflammation (including eczema). It’s characterised by rash-like formations, which are often coupled with itchiness, dryness, redness and swelling. While dermatitis isn’t contagious, it can certainly be uncomfortable. Some types of dermatitis tend to only appear momentarily (such as those caused by an allergic reaction) […]

Notes on Milia

Often misidentified as whiteheads, milia are small, harmless cysts under the skin’s surface that appear as tiny white bumps on the nose, cheeks, forehead, and around the eyes. Unlike whiteheads, which are the result of clogged pores filled with dead skin cells, bacteria and sebum (oil), milia form when keratin – a protein naturally found […]

Notes on Eczema Vs Psoriasis

Eczema and psoriasis have many symptoms in common: intensely itchy skin, rash-like patches, redness and dryness. While they may share a similar appearance and can be mistaken for one another, eczema and psoriasis are two different forms of irritation. Eczema usually comes with the unshakeable desire to itch. It causes the skin to become red […]

Notes on Keratosis Pillaris

An incredibly common skin condition that’s often referred to as strawberry legs or, the less endearing, chicken skin. Characterised by small pimple-like bumps which feel rough to the touch, Keratosis Pilaris usually occurs on the back of the upper backs of our arms and sometimes on the legs (particularly, the thighs). Keratosis pilaris is genetic […]

Notes on Poikiloderma

Poikiloderma is a skin condition that refers to redness and mottled pigmentation that occurs on the sides of the cheeks, neck and the décolletage. It’s characterised as a reddish, brown pigment that appears in a reticular (net-like) pattern made prominent through thinning skin and dilated fine blood vessels that are often close to the surface […]

Notes on Perioral Dermatitis

Perioral dermatitis is a facial rash that typically occurs around the mouth, commonly found in young women. It appears as small patches of acne-like break-outs and sometimes creeps up to the nose or eyes. It’s not contagious and most people won’t feel any physical side effects, but it can cause itchiness, dryness or even a […]

Notes on Adult Acne

Many of us think that acne is something we leave behind in our teenage years. Yet adult acne, defined as acne occurring in adults over the age of 25, is more common than you may think. Though this can be an incredibly stressful and often painful condition to deal with – especially if you managed […]

Notes on Blackheads

One of the most common concerns I hear from my clients, they affect all walks of life, at any age and unfortunately once settled in, they can be notoriously stubborn. However, treatment is relatively straightforward – and believe it or not, it doesn’t involve extractions – and is best approached from a preventative standpoint, coupled […]

Notes on Rosacea

From warmth and flushing to sensitivity and scaling, rosacea – while incredibly common – can be challenging to navigate and care for. Often many of us don’t even realise we have it, which is only made more trying by the fact that the condition itself is so vaguely understood and difficult to diagnose in the […]

Notes on Dark Circles

A common skin concern many of us struggle with and the focus of countless serums and concealers, there is often more to dark circles than a restless night. Aside from boosting your water intake and avoiding processed foods and alcohol, there are a handful of tried and true ingredients that can boost circulation in the […]