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The 10 essential oils for skin health. Olivia Chapman, aromatherapist and founder of Oleo Bodycare, gives us her list of favourite essential oils, and why they’re so good in providing effective and pleasant treatments for skin issues such as cuts, burns, ailments and many more besides. March 2013
Eat Your Way to Winter Radiance. Juliette Scarfe – natural health guru and founder of organic skincare range Bare Skin Beauty takes you through her top nutritional tips to nurture your skin and reclaim your radiance this winter. February 2013
Herbal medicine for skin conditions. Medical herbalist, Lyn Blythe, looks at how herbal medicine can be helpful in the management of eczema, psoriasis, acne and rosacea. November 2012
The false promises of sunscreens. Two in-depth investigations in the Townsend Letter. July 2012 and Aug/Sept 2012.
Tanning can become clinically addictive. Interesting article in the New York Times suggesting that tanning actually changes brain wave patterns. August 2011
Tanning, sunscreens and melanoma. A very long and interesting article on the Arizona Center for Advanced Medicine site discussing melanoma and the increasing evidence that the rise in its incidence, far from being caused by excess sun exposure, may well be caused by too little exposure. 2011. Also see the summary of melanoma-related research by Professors Örjan Hallberg, Olle Johansson. March 2011
Healthy Skin Product Ranges. Micki Rose reviews her top products for sensitive skin, keeping an especial eye open for those which are grain and gluten free.
Sun Screens. US Environmental Working Group's excellent report on sunscreens. October 2010
Long lashes without prescription, but with risks. October 2010
Natural sun burn remedies. June 2010
Vitiligo and stomach acid connected.
Chemical preservative in furniture causes dermatitis.
Toilet seat dermatitis.
Possible harmful effects of hand 'sanitisers'. Courtesy of Latitudes. 2009
Joining up the dots. Chemically sensitive Lesley Williams calls us to action. 2009
Multiple Chemical Sensitivity. Matthew Hogg gives a personal overview. 2007
The Chemical Connection. Dr Paula Baillie, author of Stop the 21st Century Killing You, looks at how chemicals are poisoning our immune systems and what we can do about it. 2005
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