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Skin problems

I am prone to cold sores, what can I do?

As cold sores are very contagious, firstly make sure you are not passing these on to anyone else, or catching them from someone else.  Do not let the lips dry up, especially in the sun – use a good strong UV lip balm.  They virus that causes cold sores can be kept in check by…

I have psoriasis. Are there any non-prescriptive creams that can help?

Yes, there are.  Choose a cream that is free from paraffin and mineral oils, as these can irritate the skin further.    Also, avoid anything with fragrance in as these, too are often irritating.  Our E-Natural Cream fits all these categories and also contains soothing chamomile. Also make sure that you get some ultra violet rays…

My husband gets shaving rashes, how can he avoid these?

The main thing is to keep the razor scrupulously clean and replace it regularly.  The second thing is to lubricate always BEFORE shaving – use gentle oil like almond oil before applying the shaving cream.  Then after shaving, rinse with cold water to close the pores and moisturise again.  Always use a natural moisturiser and…

I have dermatitis – how can I cure it?

Dermatitis is a general term for any irritated and stressed skin and can include eczema, psoriasis, allergic rashes etc.  Always use a good, natural sunblock when out and wear a hat with a broad rim too. However, anyone with irritated skin should avoid all synthetic chemicals, especially those containing harsh preservatives.  Also avoid soap, and…

How do I treat sunburn?

It is very important to cool and moisturise sunburnt skin as soon as possible and then not expose it to the sun again.  Sunburn can be very dangerous, and if it is severe, you should consult your doctor. Aloe Vera gel is good for sunburn, as is anything with chamomile in – you don’t really…

What are the best creams for irritated and sensitive skin?

The best creams for sensitive skin are those WITHOUT the following ingredients: SLS, parabens, urea, synthetic fragrances or colours.  These are the main offenders, but there are many more to avoid. The easiest way is to make sure you buy a natural and organic cream that should then be free of al ‘nasties’.  Do be…

My skin is irritated and itchy, what is the cause?

This is probably contact dermatitis – that means you are allergic to something you have put on your skin.  Stop using all products for a few days except for a very gentle natural cleanser.  If the problem persists seek our doctor’s advice. A lot of allergies are caused by products with synthetic chemicals, perfumes, parabens…

Can you heal a scar on your face?

It depends on the depth of the scar and also how long it has been there.  The main thing to do is to keep the scarred area protected from the sun, so always use a good Sun factor cream after your moisturizer. There are some good natural cures for scars which help to minimize them…

I have Rosacea, is there a cure?

There are many people suffering from Rosacea and if you are a sufferer; you will know that there are certain ‘triggers’ that make it worse.  It varies with different people, but it could be alcohol, exercise, changes in temperature etc.  However, it is important to realize that these are just triggers and are not what…

My skin often gets red and reacts to various creams, what should I avoid?

There are many things that can cause reactions to sensitive skin.  It is best to avoid all synthetic chemicals, especially those containing harsh preservatives.  Also avoid soap, and use a gentle natural cleanser instead.  Avoid shampoos with Sulphates (SLES and  SLS). So go for natural and organic skin products, personal care products etc.  Also be…