Archive for April, 2014

Sun Care

Mineral vs Chemical  The debate between chemical sunscreens and mineral organic sunscreens is an important one. Physical sunscreens use physical filters such as Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide whilst chemical sunscreens use chemical UV filters. The issue with chemical sunscreens is …

Posted by on April 30th, 2014

Premenstrual tension (PMT)

Also known as premenstrual syndrome (PMS), this is a common gynaecological disorder affecting many women. US research suggests that nearly two out of every five women, aged between 14 and 50, experience some symptoms of PMS while 10 per cent …

Posted by on April 14th, 2014

Hayfever

Spring and Summer are wonderful times of the year but for many they bring misery as the symptoms of hay fever or seasonal allergic disorder kick in; runny nose, itchy, watery eyes, sneezing, fatigue and headaches. It’s hard to imagine …

Posted by on April 7th, 2014

Acne

Although associated with the teenage years, acne can continue well into the adult years. During puberty there is a surge of male sex hormones (androgens). These hormones in turn stimulate the production of sebum (the oil the skin produces) and …

Posted by on April 2nd, 2014