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The symbiotic cycle of stress and skin, and what to do about it

If you’ve suddenly started to experience acne breakouts after an anxiety-filled period (hi there, 2020) or your eczema flares up every time a deadline looms, your body’s stress response is likely to blame. You might be surprised to hear that lockdown and its various stressors – disrupted routine, being furloughed, spending more time indoors – hasn’t […]

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Rosie Byrne’s tips for beating hormonal breakouts

Whether hormonal, cystic, transient or long-lasting, acne will affect most of us at some point in our lifetime. Our skin can really affect our emotional and mental health because appearance is often the first impression someone else will get, and this can be extremely damaging. Insecurities are made worse with the increasing visibility that we […]

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‘Beauty is only skin deep’: celebrating our skin

Regardless of where you are in the world, advertisers, influencers and brands refuse to show imperfections in skin. Slight ‘imperfections’ such as acne, acne scars and freckles are airbrushed away, leaving behind unnaturally flawless faces, radiating light from within. In an era where we are pushing for diversity in body and race in models, skin […]