How Does Stress Affect the Skin? Psychodermatology is a field of study that examines the impact of emotions and stress on skin conditions. Many dermatological conditions have been directly attributed to nervous conditions including nail biting, skin picking, and hair pulling (trichotillomania). These are all common forms of obsessive-compulsive behaviour associated with exaggerated grooming. [...]
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I attended Auckland Skin Clinic in December 2019 while holidaying in Auckland. I had been suffering from itchy scalp and dry pink patches on the rear of my scalp for almost a year. This condition had come out of blue and I had no idea what the problem was. I attended my GP on several occasions [...]
Food Intolerance or Food Allergy? There are three 'arms' of the immune system when it comes to allergic reactions - IgA, IgE and IgG mediated allergies. 'Ig' refers to immunoglobulins, or "antibodies" which are produced by your immune system in response to foreign invaders. A hypersensitive immune system will respond, not just to bacteria and viruses, [...]
My little one was diagnosed with eczema when she was 3 months old. She was having flare-ups every day and I could tell that she was suffering. She did not deserve this. So, I promised her that I would do my very best to find the best treatment for eczema... and I did. I chose [...]
Have you ever gone on holidays and found that either your skin cleared up completely or flared up massively? This is because your skin is your pelt and its main function is to protect you from environmental changes. It responds to your external environment by producing more or less oil or sebum, and by [...]
Astaxanthin is a xanthophyll carotenoid (yellow pigment) synthesised by plants, algae, sea creatures, microbes and yeasts. It is responsible for the red-orange pigment common to many aquatic animals including prawns and crayfish. It’s functions for these animals include protection from UV light, communication, immune response, reproductive capacity, stress tolerance, and protection against oxidation. It [...]
Kia ora. I am a specialist teacher of technology and I live in South Auckland. I've been working with Debbie on some pretty bad skin issues. I’ve been on a learning journey but my wellbeing and my skin are vastly improved. I knew I hadn't been eating correctly and it felt like my body packed [...]
As an 18-year-old female, I was very self-conscious of my problematic skin. I had suffered for around three years with bad skin and was desperate for answers. I was very aware that I wanted to go natural and stay away from any harsh products that could further damage my skin and that’s when I came [...]
Professor Michael Tirant, my mentor and founder of The Psoriasis & Eczema Clinic in Australia recently released a book “The Textbook & Atlas of Dermatology”. Professor Tirant has been a leader in pioneering Integrative Dermatology, a holistic approach to treating dermatological diseases. As Professor of Dermatology at the University of Rome “G. Marconi”, Dr [...]
Alcohol can be a trigger for all skin problems, but especially psoriasis, rosacea and atopic dermatitis (eczema). Many people struggle to stop drinking despite knowing it’s not good for their skin. This article explores the alcohol link and provides tips on breaking both the habit and the inflammatory cycle. The truth about alcohol Alcohol [...]