The annual congress of the American Academy of Dermatology, in the U.S.A, is the congress where everyone who knows anything about skin in the world, attends. It is held on the east coast one year and on the west coast the other. On this occasion it was the turn of Orlando, and was again a huge event. Her[...]

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An estimated one in five women in Europe suffers from Rosacea. So how does this unpleasant skin condition often miss being diagnosed by Doctors? Here is a list of the most common Rosacea triggers. I wonder if you will recognise any. In fact, Rosacea is a vascular condition. Blood vessels on the surface [...]

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My children have a small bottle of Yakult with their breakfast each morning. I initiated this routine after a fascinating reading by a Paediatrician about the advantageous effect of probiotics. My only concern is that the contents of the bottle of Yakult are not quite the same as that tested in the resea[...]

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Kris Verburgh of ‘De Voedselzandloper’ can be proud of me: for years I have started my day with a bowl of porridge oats and almond milk. If I am to believe him, this will give me healthier veins, lower blood pressure, better metabolism and more energy. I do believe him, but I also enjoy it anyway. What m[...]

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If I look at the food on my daily dinner plate today compared with a couple of years ago, it has changed quite a bit... I now start the day with a bowl of porridge, I often have a salad and I seldom eat carbohydrates.

Now that we now know from all the research that a diet high in (bad) carbohydrates accelerates the ageing process, it is even more easy to resist that bowl of pasta or that white doorstep sandwich full of chocolate spread. However, having said that, there is a downside to healthy eating too. A “new” diet[...]

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‘You’ll grow out of them!’, ‘it could be worse?’, ‘it’s a fact of life, you should be happy that you are a teenager!’: these are just a few reactions you may be met with if you’ve finally plucked up the courage to go to the Doctor about those dreadful spots.

And some of the stories I hear from people make me angry. Really angry. Not only because there is much that can be done about spots, but also because although for some it may not be such a big deal, there are those for whom it is! And that is enough reason to take it more than seriously.. I have written[...]

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There are all sorts of reasons for sensitive skin. Sometimes the cause is a condition that you can't cure completely. Sometimes the reason is an allergy to an ingredient in your cosmetics.

It can also be that you are not allergic at all, but use too much and too many different types of cosmetics. And then there are the people for whom there is no real reason. Their skin is extremely susceptible, or, in other words highly sensitive. If you have sensitive skin, it is helpful to know the rea[...]

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Are you over the age of 30 and regularly suffer with bumps on your skin (often on either side of your nose)?, then there is a big chance that you have Rosacea. And you aren't the only one as almost 1 in 5 white women suffer from this! You can find out about other symptoms of rosacea by reading my blog "Do you suffer from rosacea?".

For a long time the cause of Rosacea has not been clear. The results of a recent Irish study, however, show that a bacteria (Bacillis Oleronius) from the Demodex mite (which likes living on our skin), is most likely to be the culprit. These small mites live around the hair follicles. The mites are presen[...]

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Those warm rosy Dutch cheeks. Nice, until you get them yourself. It starts with a small burst vessel and before you know it, both cheeks are full of them. And if you are really unlucky, you get a red nose too. When you look in the mirror you immediately see the image of your mother, as she, too, suffered from them.

Camouflaging becomes more and more difficult and the green creams have only a moderately effective. But how do they actually appear and what can be done about them? The facts about broken capillaries at a glance - The chance of developing broken capillaries is greater if your parents, grandparents, bro[...]

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I have already written in my blog about Rosacea. A very annoying skin condition which affects almost 1 in 5 white women over the age of thirty. Red veins on the face, sensitive skin, spots; All of these are symptoms of this skin condition. Antibiotics Although we know relatively little about Rosacea, t[...]

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