For some years, the British Skin Foundation has been warning the public about black henna temporary tattoos, which can cause extreme and severe skin reactions. A recent survey among dermatologists suggests such reactions are on the rise. Black henna temporary… Read more
Allergy to PPD in permanent hair dye can be severe, and if you are sensitised you must take extreme care to avoid it. In the worst cases, it can cause swelling around the face and neck, and difficulty breathing. Angry… Read more
The preservative methylisothiazolinone (MI) is used in some cosmetics and household detergents and products and can cause severe allergies. Here is a brief introduction to the problem, plus a short list of MI-free products. If you’re looking for additional information, including on the diagnosis of MI… Read more
It’s not difficult to find stories online — usually in chat forums — of long-standing rosacea symptoms disappearing following a trial of a gluten-free diet. As the culinary culprit of our times, gluten is regularly made a scapegoat, and the… Read more
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