Masks and face coverings are now mandatory to wear in most public places and quite often need to be worn for long periods of time, so it is no surprise our skin is suffering underneath them. The condition can leave you with breakouts, spots, redness or chafing around the mouth, chin and jaw line.
To control this rising skin complaint, it’s good to understand why and how the masks are disturbing the skin. Firstly, constant or regular friction will cause the skin to become weak and could impair your skin’s barrier function causing loss of cellular water and resulting in skin dehydration. In extreme cases sores and abrasions from chafing where the masks sit could be highly uncomfortable and can allow bacteria into the skin.
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The rise of maskne
With the term ‘maskne’ becoming an increasingly common search online and on social media, Krystal Prince explains what it is and how you can control mask-induced acne
The forgotten lady
Charlotte Christie shares the life story of Anne Knight, an Essex pioneer for the abolition of slavery and women’s suffrage who’s achievements have almost been air-brushed from history
Stride out in the Sampfords
This charming, circular winter walk takes you on a tour from the village of Great Sampford to its neighbour, Little Sampford, and back again
MUCH TO TALK ABOUT
As a presenter on Sky Music and the host of two TV talk shows of her own on Gidea Park-based Sky channel Spotlight TV, Hayley Palmer is never short of words. Nicky Adams asks her how she came to be in front of the camera
LIFE and SOUL
Radio 1 broadcaster and producer Charlie Hedges began her career as Britain’s youngest breakfast show host and is now one of the world’s most successful female DJs. Denise Marshall caught up with the Essex-based queen of the air waves
Lest we forget
Remembrance Sunday will have a special poignance this month as 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. Stephen Roberts profiles how much the county of Essex contributed to the war effort and how much it cost
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Keep on running
BBC presenter and director David Whiteley shares his insightful view on stories from across the county of Essex
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A doggy day out on… Saffron Walden
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Niacinamide for Great Skin
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Mineral Cosmetics – A Healthy Way To Make-Up Your Face
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4 TIPS FOR AVOIDING Hair Loss IN STRESSFUL (AND OTHER) TIMES
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Detox Your Skin With Charcoal
Dirt, air pollution, and chemicals from synthetic skincare products can clog your pores and dull your skin. But this dark, gritty ingredient works like a magnet to pull toxins and impurities to the surface so they can be washed away.
Strong And Healthy THIS FALL!
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Focus on Your Rebounds
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WHAT TO WEAR TO PROTECT YOUR SKIN FROM THE SUN
5 Top Botanicals for Treating Problem Skin
Over-the-counter treatments for chronic skin disorders like acne, dandruff and eczema frequently deliver limited relief. One reason is that most of these products are formulated with a single active ingredient that targets only one underlying cause of a given condition, leaving the others (and there are always others) to carry on without therapeutic intervention.
How to Care for Your Skin During Menopause
By the time they reach menopause — which officially begins one year after a woman’s last period — many women think they have their lives figured out. Careers are well established; children are grown and independent; and there’s more time for leisure and self-care. Yet many women in their 40s and 50s are surprised to suddenly notice changes on their skin, including acne and age spots. Fortunately, dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology say that while many of these changes are inevitable due to hormones, there is a lot women can do at home to lessen these effects. To care for your skin during menopause, Diane S. Berson, MD, FAAD recommends the following tips:
From A (cne) to Z (its) AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN
Pimple. Blemish. Zit. Breakout. No matter how you refer to your lumps and bumps, we can all agree on one thing: Acne is the absolute pits.