Is your skin jet-lagged?

While jet-lag when travelling long-haul is renowned for making you tired and slightly disorientated, you may not have considered the effect it could have on your skin. We spoke to dermatologist Dr. Justine Hextall, a representative of The Harley Medical Group, to explain why you may suffer from skin... more...

Why (SPF) 50 is the new 30 The Telegraph July 2017

When was the last time you applied sun protection? Despite all the literature on the importance of wearing SPF daily to fend off skin cancer and premature ageing, most of us are guilty of skipping this skincare step, unless we’re relaxing on a beach. This year’s plethora of new formulas might change our laid-back approach to sun protection, though. Scientific breakthroughs have not only paved the way for lighter, wearable textures, but also higher levels of protection. In the past, SPF50 had a reputation for being thick and chalky, putting most of us off. However, the new breed are slick, sophisticated and hi-tech. And the market research group NPD has reported that sales are on the increase, with the SPF50 category growing at 16 per cent year-on-year compared to five per cent for SPF30. Here’s why… more...

The 5 Most Common Skincare Mistakes You’re Making

Yep, you’re definitely doing a few of these…With SO many skincare products out there (not to mention a million techniques to help you ‘get the glow’), it can be seriously confusing to know what’s best for your skin.To scrub or not to scrub? Moisturiser or serum? Oily or combination? There are... more...

10 Things a skin expert wants you to know before winter

A dermatologist reveals her must-know facts for WinterFew of us would label Winter as our best skin season – whether it’s blotchy and over-sensitive, or ghostly and dry, the cold season tends to play havoc with our complexions.But while we know we should be slathering on the sun cream come Sum... more...

Skin Care SOS: Expert advice for specific skin problems

Diagnosis: EczemaSymptoms: There is a difference between having straightforward dry skin and having inflamed skin, but one will often lead to the other. Some people genetically have drier skin, which means they might be lacking certain proteins that maintain moisture. This makes them more at ris... more...

11 Things a skin expert wants you to know before you go on holiday

Some of these may surprise you…We spoke to Justine Hextall, consultant dermatologist, about how you can protect and look after your skin during the Summer holidays…1. You should wear sun screen on your flightWe all know we should slap on the sun cream before we hit the beach, but how many o... more...

8 Ways To Get Rid Of Acne Now And Forever

Top dermatologists weigh in on which acne treatments really work.For beauty obsessives, acne is something of a scourge on humanity and it pushes even the best of us to extreme, sometimes dangerous measures. From putting toothpaste on our faces, to scraping and picking away at our skin and cotton-... more...