Expert Guides on eczema, acne, psoriasis and acne scars
The experts’ favourite products: Try Avene XeraCalm AD (a range of creams, cleansing oils and lotions for varying degrees of dryness which contains compounds that can help restore the skin’s barrier), from £5.50 to £35, suggests Dr Anthony Bewley, consultant dermatologist at Bart’s and the London NHS Trust.Source: Recommendations for eczema
Aveeno moisturising cream, £8.93, contains oatmeal, which is anti-itch and helps restore the skin barrier, says Dr Nick Lowe, a dermatologist and former senior lecturer at University College London’s school of medicine.
The experts’ favourite products: For mild to moderate acne Dr Gach recommends La Roche Posay’s Effaclar Duo, £15.50 (an everyday moisturising cream with salicylic acid to reduce the build up of dead skin); Dr Bewley suggests Clearasil Ultra Rapid Action Treatment Cream (with salicylic acid) £4.26 as a spot treatment, morning and night.Source: Recommendations for acne
The experts’ favourite products: For a moisturiser try La Roche Posay’s Iso-Urea Anti-Flake Body Milk, £14.Source: Recommendations for psoriasis
It contains humectants — substances that increase the moisture levels in the skin and also acts to gently remove surface skin cells, says Dr Joanna Gach, consultant dermatologist at University Hospital Coventry and BMI Meriden in Coventry. Dr Bewley suggests simple washes and creams and E45 moisturisers, £5.50.
Laser resurfacing and dermabrasion that removes the top layer of the skin may also help scarring, says Dr Bewley.Source: Recommendation for acne scars
‘Omega 3 fish oil supplements can be beneficial in patients with acne, because they reduce inflammation and help unblock blackheads and whiteheads,’ says Dr Walker...Source: Supplements-for-clear-complexion
Try Vitamin D3. Research conducted by the University of Verona and published in the British Journal of Dermatology in 2011 found that vitamin D deficiency is very common in psoriasis sufferers, affecting 80 per cent of patients in winter and 50 per cent in summer...
Take two to three lycopene capsules daily...