probiotics
Probiotics in Skincare

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 research world. In the meantime, my kids are enjoying that tasty sweet drink containing healthy live bacteria, so withdrawing it is out of the question!

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Oatmeal in Skincare

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 many people don’t realise is that porridge oats have been used for centuries to treat skin problems. People suffering with eczema or burns would sit in a bath of colloidal oatmeal: the powder which is left after oats have been ground and refined. This relieves burning, itching and redness.

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rosacea
Can a Healthy Diet Aggravate Rosacea?

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.

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Pityrosporum Folliculitis
Spots Which Aren’t Acne: Pityrosporum Folliculitis!

‘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.

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skin irritation
Skin Irritation; How You Get It, but More Importantly, Get Rid of It!

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.

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rosacea
News About Rosacea

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?”.

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broken capillaries
Broken Capillaries

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.

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good news rosacea
(Some) Good News for Rosacea Sufferers

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. But there is some good news.

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burning skin
Burning Skin Sensation

A burning, prickling, stinging skin. How distressing! And if you look in the mirror you can’t really notice anything. Sometimes this happens if you have just applied a new cream, and sometimes if you haven’t changed anything at all.

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laser treatments
Laser Treatments and Creams

Professional enthusiast, cosmetics addict, research ‘nerd’; all apply to me! What I would like to achieve from my rapidly developing work/hobby is that consumers will look more critically at their cosmetic products and understand how skincare really “works”.

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