360 posts by Dr. Jetske Ultee

‘When people support each other, incredible things happen’

This time a slightly different blog than normal. In this bizarre time where fear rules and where some lose those who are dear to them, I feel the need to share my personal thoughts with you. Because I am also concerned about the health of loved ones. And I worry whether the World will ever go back to being the same as it was before. So I asked my children recently if they thought people would ever be able to hug each other again. They thought they would; I hope so…

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Teenagers with Acne
Step by step plan for teenagers with acne

In your teenager years you suddenly get spots and blackheads on your face (and maybe on your chest and back). How does this actually happen? And what can you do about it?

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Hand care

I once read in a study that people wash their hands, on average, 8.6 times a day. Women 10 times a day even. How often will that be now? It is extremely important but it’s not quite as pleasant for the skin on your hands. I’m sure the majority of people realise that by now. So I’ve got a few tips to keep your hands in good condition. (more…)

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Cleansing of Normal to Oily Skin
Help with cleansing normal to oily skin

As you may have already read in my previous blog, cleansing properly is essential for beautiful skin. But what may be a good product for your skin may be the wrong one for the person next door. It is important that your cleanser is suitable for your skin type and for the condition of your skin. So, what is a good product for the more oily or combination skin?

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Why food can unexpectedly affect your skin
Why food can unexpectedly affect your skin

Yes certain food can give you skin complaints. It is however often very difficult to pinpoint which product is actually the culprit. This differs for everyone. And such sensitivity can happen unexpectedly in later life. Find out what gives you a problem, if you already think it is food related… 

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melasma
Update on melasma, which new treatments are available?

I’ll just get straight to the point, melasma (also known as pregnancy mask) is no more than a very frustrating pigment condition. That is because those bizarre, dark patches on the face can be difficult to get rid of. If you, yourself, suffer from it, or know someone who does, then you’ll understand exactly what I mean. Up until now most treatments for melasma have been focused on bleaching the patches. Sometimes that is only partially successful, but fortunately research never stops. There are already other interesting possibilities, and still to come, for treating melasma. I would like to share these with you.

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I think by now that everyone knows I love to travel. And on those trips I’m always covertly occupied with skincare. What do they sell, what do people use on the other side of the World, which beauty secrets do you encounter?

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Science worldwide
The sun and vitamin D

Why are so many people deficient in vitamin D? Is this a consequence of using sun creams? I’ve gathered the latest studies together for you.

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Are sun creams harmful to coral?

There has been a lot of fuss lately about sun creams. Various shores, such as Hawaii and Bonaire, have announced a ban on the use of sun creams that would damage coral and now everyone wants, of course, to know which creams are coral friendly. I think it is worth talking some more about this. Because I would mind if, all of a sudden, we decide not to apply any sun cream and sunbathe without any protection.

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Help with choosing your sun cream

Which sun creams are good and which ones should you steer clear of? I understand this isn’t always easy for you. Because if there’s one product which professes to do everything, it’s a sun cream. And then all the misleading claims…‘only needs to be applied once a day’, ‘100% protection’, ‘safe tanning’, ‘you only need a small amount’; such statements give me goose bumps.

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