Skin Allergies – causes, symptoms and treatments

What is an allergic reaction? Allergic reactions occur when immune cells over-react in response a certain stimulus. When an allergen combines with certain kinds of immune cells, the immune cells create antibodies to¬† ‘fight off’ the harmless allergen. Histamine is…

Milia skin condition – causes, treatment and prevention

What are Milia? Milia are keratin-filled cysts that look like small white or creamy coloured spots measuring about 1mm-2mm in diameter. They often appear around the delicate eye area and across the top of the nose. Who gets Milia? Milia…

Types of acne spots – identified and explained

There are six different types of spot and if you suffer from acne you might experience any or all of the different type of spot in varying degrees of severity or frequency. Even if you experience the occasional outbreak of…

Acne skin condition – symptoms, myths and causes

Acne skin condition Acne is a very common skin complaint and is seen as a serious skin condition by medical professionals as it can affect the way the sufferer feels about themselves. Acne often occurs in teenagers at a time…