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Is Hair Care Affecting Your Skin Health?

  • By Florence Barrett-Hill
  • Apr 06, 2018
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Is Hair Care Affecting Your Skin Health?

Is Hair Care Affecting Your Skin Health?

It’s Ironic that many people spend a lot of time and money on skin care products for their sensitive, reactive skin, but don’t consider that same amount of money, care, and thought be given to the shampoo, conditioner, and colour frequently applied to their scalp and hair.
As professional skin treatment therapists, could we be doing more to educate them? FBH  

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Ageing skins, comedones and other keratolytic disorders

Why do many ageing skins develop comedones and other keratolytic disorders?
There is now universal agreement that free radicals are involved in the physical, biochemical, and pathological changes associated with aging. Oxidative damage to proteins, lipids, and DNA accumulates and increases with age, and is associated with age-related skin conditions, disorders and diseases.
 

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The Importance of the Skin Surface Microflora

  • By Florence Barrett-Hill
  • Apr 03, 2017
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The Importance of the Skin Surface Microflora

I have often said that many of the modern skin conditions/disorders of today are caused by over treatment and/or over cleansing by the patient. This cleansing habit combined with the poor quality emulsifiers that are used in some cosmetics and the daily application of antibacterial substances has led to situations where the adaptive immune system begins to fail. 

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Epidermal Turnover: The 30 day Myth?

  • By Florence Barrett-Hill
  • Nov 19, 2015
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Epidermal Turnover: The 30 day Myth?

There are two Questions I am often asked during my seminars that deserve an airing: If the epidermis is renewed every 30 days, why don't I have a beautiful and perfect new skin every month? And if every pigment carrying Melanosome is transferred to a keratinocyte, and every keratinocyte ultimately desquamates in 30 days, why do I have pigmentation?  

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