Ask the internet this question and you’ll be presented with a long list of positive answers — of course oats are great for the skin and for problem skin conditions such as eczema, everyone declares. Use skin creams with oats… 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
More nonsense in gluten-free with the publication of this under-researched, alarmist and inaccurate article on gluten-free skincare in Marie Claire. Women’s magazines, like all magazines, exist to make money. To some extent, most women’s magazines achieve this by being seen… Read more
Out of nowhere a third of the year has gone, and I’ve not stopped even to properly ask and assess how the new gluten-related labelling legislation has affected coeliacs and the kinds of products they can and cannot buy. Snack-a-Jacks… Read more
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