20 Ways to reduce wrinkles

February 18, 2016

You can lie about your age as much as you like but it’s usually your skin that gives the game away! Whether you’ve just started noticing a few fine lines or if you’ve been doing battle with wrinkles for years, there’s plenty you can do to reduce them. Be it lifestyle changes, products or medical procedures we’ve been investigating the top tips and tricks.

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Eczema in Children

December 17, 2015

Eczema is a skin condition caused by inflammation. Atopic dermatitis is the most common of the many types of eczema. While the word ‘dermatitis’ means inflammation of the skin, ‘atopic’ refers to an allergic tendency, which is often inherited. Those with atopic eczema have a higher risk of developing other allergic conditions (such as asthma or hayfever). Typically, eczema causes skin to become itchy, red and dry – even cracked and leathery. Eczema most frequently appears on the face and extremities, but it can show up in other areas too. Eczema is a chronic problem for many people. It is most common among infants and children, many of whom outgrow it before school age.

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Anti-ageing Skin Care Essentials

October 21, 2015

Your skin is the largest organ of your body and it works hard to protect you from a lifetime of potential harm. Skin is your first layer of defence against the elements, environmental toxins and daily wear and tear, so it’s in your own interest to return the favour. You’re never too young or too old for skin care. Skin ageing starts in your mid-20’s, although it may not be visible. Genetics, lifestyle and everyday habits, all combine to age skin, so take action and find out how to love and care for the skin you’re in.

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How to solve dry, sensitive skin issues at any age

May 20, 2015

If your skin has always behaved itself no matter what you subjected it to – harsh climates, ingredients in skin products, smoking, tanning, etc – then suddenly now your skin isn’t quite as it was. Chances are, at some point you may have suffered from redness, itching, flaking and stinging. It can be uncomfortable and unsightly. Sensitive skin can affect 56% of us and increases with age. It has been found that skin becomes, on average, 10% drier each decade after the age of 20.

And dryness and sensitivity are often intimately linked. The cells that form your skin’s outermost layer work as a two-way barrier, keeping moisture in and the outside world out. The less moisture your skin retains, the weaker the cellular barrier and the more irritants can be absorbed into the skin. It doesn’t help that, as we get older, we tend to add more – and more powerful – ingredients into our skin care routine. Any one of these products and it’s ingredients may cause irritation – but when used in conjunction they are more likely to cause a skin reaction. However simple and effective changes can be made to your skin care routine to overcome many dry skin problems by introducing little tips and losing old habits can greatly help improve the skin.

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Rosacea

February 14, 2012

Rosacea is a common but poorly understood chronic (long-term) skin condition that mainly affects the face. Symptoms begin with episodes of flushing (when the skin turns red). People with rosacea may experience spots and persistent redness of their skin. Small blood vessels in the skin can become visible. In the most severe cases, the skin can thicken and enlarge, usually on and around the nose. There is no cure for rosacea, but treatments are available to control the symptoms.

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Oily Skin Advice

February 01, 2012

Oily and acne prone skin can also be sensitive and just because the skin is oily it doesn’t mean that it shouldn’t be moisturised. Read on for some skincare advice for oily skin types. If you have oily skin, you may be overwhelmed with the amount of products on the market specifically targeted for oily skin. In no time you can spend a lot of money and still not know if you’re taking care of your oily skin the way you should be. Here is a list of what you should be doing daily and weekly to make sure your oily skin is getting all the TLC it needs.

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Eczema Care For Babies: Quick Checklist

January 25, 2012

Eczema in babies tends to develop around 2-3 months of age. It is largely hereditary based and is often referred to as Atopic Dermatitis or Atopic Eczema. There is no cure, but there are ways to help improve the condition and reduce irritation. Make sure you have a correct diagnosis that the condition is Eczema. Some helpful points to bear in mind to manage the baby’s condition...

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Ten Tips for Reducing Eczema Flare-ups

January 15, 2012

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Chapping

December 22, 2011

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Top Tips For Hand Care

November 15, 2011

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Eczema in Babies and Children

September 01, 2011

Today, the Elave Team answered 3 questions you must be asking yourself if your baby/child has eczema. If you have any more questions or tips for other parents, don't hesitate in commenting at the end of the article.

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